Top 10 Books on Albania

 

A small country in Southeastern Europe officially known as the REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA is a democratic and developing country shadowed by mountains, growing in its own glory. It provides universal health care and free primary and secondary education to its citizens.

Following the collapse of communism in 1990, Albania went through a process of transition from a centralized economy to a market-based economy. It has a high HDI (Human Development Index) and stands 13th in the Happy Planet Index, 38th in the Global Gender Index and 52nd in the Social Progress Index, laying an example in front of the world of the good work that has gone into the making of the country.

Albania has also remained the center of the plot for many books and some of them made through the best seller charts.

 

A Girl in Exile

The book is set in the old capitalist Albania where a girl is found dead, and a writer is called for questioning because she had one of his signed books with her while dying. Later it is found out that the girl’s family was exiled because they were considered suspects. More such twists await you as the author finds that the girl was in love with him.

Read it For:
The plot is full of twists and suspense that will surprise you and make the reading of the book a nail-biting experience.
Don't Read it For:
The book has wry humour that might not please all.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is powerful and empathetic and both at the same time.

The Secret Rescue

The book is an extraordinary tale of the courage shown by ordinary men and women in the times of trouble and how situations can turn cowards into heroes.

Read it For:
The book teaches that the hero you are looking for outside is inside all of us
Don't Read it For:
It is a story of war and involves bloodshed.
What makes this book stand out?:
This single book encompasses all the elements that draw us to World War II Stories.

The Sworn Virgin

It is the gripping tale of a lady who would go to any extent to keep her independence and have control over her future at the cost of swearing to remain virgin for life. Will it be easy with what awaits her?

Read it For:
The plot is very beautifully woven, and the story runs seamlessly.
Don't Read it For:
The drama in the book might be too much for some.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot twists and the struggles of the protagonist for the sake of herself and her family are exemplary.

High Albania

Through this novel, Durham explains the history of the region, its geography and cultural interactions including the blood honour system.

Read it For:
It is very descriptive.
Don't Read it For:
Historical descriptions might bore some.
What makes this book stand out?:
The books tell you in detail about the culture and practices of Albania.
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Albania

It is a book about the culture of Albania and takes you on a journey of the little country through its pages.

Read it For:
The books give much information about this nation and its culture and people who are its backbone.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not the one with a taste for travel and knowing about other cultures, this book might seem plain to you.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is your guide to Albania.

Savage Will

It is a wonderfully moving tale of survival, heroism and escapes in the Nazi era of World War II.

Read it For:
The description can be very moving.
Don't Read it For:
The content of the book might be disturbing for some.
What makes this book stand out?:
It brings to life a story of perseverance, heroism and survival.

Dimiter

It talks about the 1970s Albania, one of the most oppressive rules. In that Albania, Dimiter tells an intelligent story of suspense with a message of faith

Read it For:
The book enfolds a message of faith in the darkest of times.
Don't Read it For:
The book is fast-paced.
What makes this book stand out?:
A beautifully written haunting tale.

The Lion’s Daughter

It is an exceptionally beautiful tale of love and wit offered by Loretta who attempts to write her first full-length

Read it For:
This book will be a treat for the fans of the romantic genre.
Don't Read it For:
The book might test the patience of those who are not accustomed to reading full-length novels.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a witty thought captivating tale.

Biografi

In 1991, when communism is being driven away from Europe, the protagonist Jones, travels to the remote country of Albania where the truth is completely different, and your status is defined by your biography and at times your life hinges by it.

Read it For:
The beautiful and moving tale of this European’s discovery of the real world.
Don't Read it For:
Human struggles and sufferings can move you to tears.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out due to its exceptional narrative and the storyline which keeps the readers engrossed.

Women Who became Men

This is a groundbreaking book that tells the tale of women who become men by cropping their hair, rolling their cigar, wearing men’s clothes and drinking brandy. They gain this freedom for themselves and become superior to those of their kind for a cost, of giving up sexual life and children, they are sworn virgins.

Read it For:
The book tells a tale of the remote regions of Albania
Don't Read it For:
This book might not sit well with people who think that the gender roles have been defined and should not be meddled with.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book presents before readers a completely new idea.

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