Read The World

Reading the world, one book at a time.

This list features a book from every country I’ve read (forgive me any errors). Unless otherwise stated, all books are fiction.

A

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina: Fever Dream โ€“ Samanta Schweblin

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia: The Strays โ€“ Emily Bitto

B

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil: Perfect Days โ€“ Raphael Montes

C

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada: We Were the Salt of the Sea โ€“ Roxanne Bouchard

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic: The Cremator โ€“ Ladislav Fuks

F

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland: The Hummingbird โ€“ Kati Hiekkapelto

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France: Lullabyโ€“ Leila Slimani

G

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany: The Sinner โ€“ Petra Hammesfahr

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana: Homegoing โ€“ Yaa Gyasi

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation โ€“ Sharon Maas

H

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti: Mouths Donโ€™t Speak – Katia D. Ulysse

I

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland: The Darkness โ€“ Ragnar Jรณnasson

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India: I, Phoolan Devi – Phoolan Devi (Nonfiction)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia: Beauty is a Wound โ€“ Eka Kurniawan

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq: The Last Girl โ€“ Nadia Murad (Nonfiction)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland: The Abandoned โ€“ Sharon Thompson

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy: Kill the Father โ€“ Sandrone Dazieri

J

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica: The Book of Night Women – Marlon James

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan: Confessions โ€“ Kanae Minato

K

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea, South: The Good Son โ€“ You-jeong Jeong

N

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands:  Butterfly on the Storm โ€“ Walter Lucius

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand: Overkill – Vanda Symon

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria: Americanah โ€“ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway: The Bird Tribunal โ€“ Agnes Ravatn

R

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda: The Girl Who Smiled Beads โ€“ Clemantine Wamariya (Nonfiction)

S

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone: A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah (Nonfiction)

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa: Born a Crime – Trevor Noah (Nonfiction)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain: The Shadow of the Wind โ€“ Carlos Ruiz Zafรณn

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka: ?? – Nayomi Munaweera

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden: The Ice Princess โ€“ Camilla Lackberg

T

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidadย [and Tobago]: Golden Child – Claire Adam

U

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom: 

  • England: Tennison โ€“ Lynda LaPlante
  • Wales: 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States: Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Z

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe: The Book of Memory – Petina Guppah