This week's topic: Share the love around the world! Choose a book written by an author from a country you don't read that often.
While I am sure I must have read other books in translation without knowing it, The Scar by
Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (Ukraine) and Chasers of the Wind by Alexey Pehov (Russian Federation) are the first novels I can think of where I went into them knowing I was reading a translation . . . and came out of them having thoroughly enjoyed the read. To the best of my knowledge, they're the only authors I've read from the old Soviet Republic, although I do have several titles by Sergei Lukyanenko sitting in my TBR pile.
As for favorite covers, I have to go with a European one for the Dyachenko's and and a North American cover for Pehov.