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

🇦🇷 Argentina: Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin

🇦🇺 Australia: The Strays – Emily Bitto

B

🇧🇷 Brazil: Perfect Days – Raphael Montes

C

🇨🇦 Canada: We Were the Salt of the Sea – Roxanne Bouchard

🇨🇿 Czech Republic: The Cremator – Ladislav Fuks

F

🇫🇮 Finland: The Hummingbird – Kati Hiekkapelto

🇫🇷 France: Lullaby– Leila Slimani

G

🇩🇪 Germany: The Sinner – Petra Hammesfahr

🇬🇭 Ghana: Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

🇬🇾 Guyana: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation – Sharon Maas

H

🇭🇹 Haiti: Mouths Don’t Speak – Katia D. Ulysse

I

🇮🇸 Iceland: The Darkness – Ragnar Jónasson

🇮🇳 India: I, Phoolan Devi – Phoolan Devi (Nonfiction)

🇮🇩 Indonesia: Beauty is a Wound – Eka Kurniawan

🇮🇶 Iraq: The Last Girl – Nadia Murad (Nonfiction)

🇮🇪 Ireland: The Abandoned – Sharon Thompson

🇮🇹 Italy: Kill the Father – Sandrone Dazieri

J

🇯🇲 Jamaica: The Book of Night Women – Marlon James

🇯🇵 Japan: Confessions – Kanae Minato

K

🇰🇷 Korea, South: The Good Son – You-jeong Jeong

N

🇳🇱 Netherlands:  Butterfly on the Storm – Walter Lucius

🇳🇿 New Zealand: Overkill – Vanda Symon

🇳🇬 Nigeria: Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

🇳🇴 Norway: The Bird Tribunal – Agnes Ravatn

R

🇷🇺 Russia: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

🇷🇼 Rwanda: The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya (Nonfiction)

S

🇸🇱 Sierra Leone: A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah (Nonfiction)

🇿🇦 South Africa: Born a Crime – Trevor Noah (Nonfiction)

🇪🇸 Spain: The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka: ?? – Nayomi Munaweera

🇸🇪 Sweden: The Ice Princess – Camilla Lackberg

U

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Tennison – Lynda LaPlante

🇺🇸 United States: Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Z

🇿🇼 Zimbabwe: The Book of Memory – Petina Guppah

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