Reading || #ReadTheWorld – My List

In my last post, I talked about my new challenge – reading a book to represent every country of the world. This post will be my master list of all the books I read, so come back to this one if you’re looking for recommendations!

The Map

Martha Reads the World
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The Books

All the countries I’ve read will be in bold and as I write posts about the books, you’ll find link to them there. If I’ve got a book planned for a country (i.e. on my TBR), I’ll add it, but if there’s no book next to the country it’s because it’s yet to be bought – and all recommendations are welcome!

Afghanistan: The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahmi
Albania:
Algeria: The Outsider by Albert Camus
Andorra: The Teacher of Cheops by Albert Salvado
Angola:
Antigua & Barbuda: The Politics of Black Women’s Hair by Althea Prince
Argentina: Seconds Out by Martin Kohan / People in the Room by Norah Lange
Armenia: Bringing Ararat by Armand Inezian
Australia: Big Little Lies / The Husband’s Secret / Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty / The Named series by Marianne Curley / The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton / The Dry by Jane Harper
Austria: The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler / Despised & Rejected by Rose Allatini
Azerbaijan:
Bahamas:
Bahrain:
Bangladesh: A Golden Age by Tahmima Ahnen
Barbados:
Belarus: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
Belgium:
Belize:
Benin:
Bhutan:
Bolivia:
Bosnia & Herzegovina: How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic
Botswana:
Brazil: The End by Fernanda Torres
Brunei Darussalam:
Bulgaria: A Velocity of Being by Sofia Popova
Burkina Faso:
Burundi:
Cambodia: Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner / In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Canada: Unless by Carol Shields / Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery / Burma Chronicles by Guy DeLisle / Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine / Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine / Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton / milk and honey by rupi kaur / Sophia’s Secret by Susannah Kearsley / The Firebird by Susannah Kearsley / Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Cape Verde:
Cayman IslandsThe Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sarah Collins
Central African Republic:
Chad:
Chile: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende / The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran
China: Language by Xiaolu Guo / Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard / Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Colombia: In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomas Gonzalez
Comoros:
Democratic Republic of the Congo: No Place to Call Home by J.J. Bola
Republic of the Congo: Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou
Costa Rica
Cote D’Ivoire:
Croatia: Singer in the Night by Olja Savicevic
Cuba: Dancing to Almendra by Mayra Montero 
Cyprus:
Czechia / Czech Republic:
Denmark: The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen / The Wreath by Sigrid Undset
Djibouti:
Dominica:
Dominican Republic:
Ecuador:
Egypt: Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali / Woman at Point Zero by Nawaal El-Saadawi / Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy
El Salvador:
Equatorial Guinea: By Night The Mountain Burns by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel / La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono
Eritrea: Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia
Estonia: The Saviour of Lasnamae by Mari Saat
Ethiopia:
Fiji:
Finland: The Summer Book / Letters to Klara by Tove Jansson
France: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery / Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu / Guantanamo Kid: The True Story of Mohamed El-Gharani by Jerome Tubiana
Gabon:
Gambia: Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Foster
Georgia:
Germany: Grimm’s Fairytales / Siddhartha by Herman Hesse / The Reader by Bernard Schlink / Blueprint by Theresia Enzensberger
Ghana: The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah / Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi / The Daughters of Swallows by Malaka / The Sun By Night by Benjamin Kwakye
Greece: The Secret Sister by Fotini Tsalikoglou
Greenland: Crimson by Niviaq Korneliussen
Grenada:
Guatemala:
Guinea:
Guinea-Bissau:
Guyana: Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo
Haiti:
Honduras
Hungary: When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate / Embers by Sandor Marai
Iceland:
India: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy / Belonging by Umi Sinha / Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao / Asha & the Spirit-Bird by Jasbinder Bilan / Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara / Fierce Fairytales and Other Stories by Nikita Gill / Identity and Violence The Illusion of Destiny by Amartya Sen / The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee / What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohalia Abdulali
Indonesia: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Eka Kurniawan
Iran: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi / Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour
Iraq:
Ireland: Room by Emma Donoghue / Normal People by Sally Rooney / Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney / Out of Love by Hazel Hayes / Holding by Graham Norton / My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal / The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
Isle of Mann: Manx Fairytales
Israel: Bi, Notes for a Sexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner / A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman / One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen / Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen / Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari  / Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Italy: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo / Feminism for the 99% by Cinzia Arruzza / Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci
Jamaica: The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Japan: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata / Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto / Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Jordan:
Kazakhstan:
Kenya: Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kamani
Kiribati:
North Korea: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
South KoreaPlease Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook ShinKim Jyuong, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo / Gone by Min Kym / Pachinko by Min-Jin Lee
Kuwait:
Kyrgyzstan:
Laos:
Latvia:
Lebanon: Gender & Disability by Lina Abu-HabibThe Locust and the Bird by Hanan Al-Shaykh
Lesotho:
Liberia:
Libya:
Liechtenstein:
Lithuania:
Luxembourg:
Macedonia:
Madagascar:
Malawi:
Malaysia: We Are the Survivors by Tash Aw / Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw / Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw / The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw / Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
Maldives:
Mali:
Malta:
Marshall Islands:
Mauritania:
Mauritius:
Mexico: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck / The Iliac Crest Cristina Rivera Garza / Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli / Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli / Gods of Jade & Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Moldova:
Monaco:
Mongolia:
Montenegro:
Morocco:
Mozambique: Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto
Myanmar:
Namibia:
Nauru:
Nepal:
Netherlands: An Evening’s Tale by Gerard Reve / The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es
New Zealand: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion / Faces in the Water by Janet Frame
Nicaragua:
Niger:
Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun / Americanah / Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie / The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare / Welcome to Lagos by Chibundo Onuzo / Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe / In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Manyika / Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo / Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta / Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi / Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Norway: Women in Battle by Marta Breen
Oman:
Pakistan: I Am Malala by Malala YousafzaiHome Fire by Kamila Shamsie / Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie / We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib / Exit West by Mohsin Hamid / Things She Could Never Have by Tahmima Khan 
Palau:
Palestine: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Panama:
Papua New Guinea:
Paraguay:
Peru: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
Philippines: In the Country by Mia Alvar
Poland: The Legends of Old Cracow by Ewa Basiura
Portugal:
Qatar:
Romania:
Russia: Anthem by Ayn Rand
Rwanda: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clementine Wamariya
Saint Lucia:
Saint Kitts & Nevis:
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines:
Samoa:
San Marino:
Sao Tome and Principe:
Saudi Arabia: My Past is a Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani
Senegal:
Serbia: Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stankovic
Seychelles:
Sierra Leone:
Singapore: Suicide Club by Rachel Heng / Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Slovakia: Fleeting Snow by Pavel Vilikovsky
Slovenia:
Solomon Islands:
Somalia: Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
South Africa: Born a Crime by Trevor NoahBurger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer / Mandela: The Graphic Novel / The Hidden Star by K. Sella Duiker / Triangulum by Masande Ntshenga
Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon / Little People, Big Dreams series by Isabel Sanchez Vegara / Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf
Sri Lanka: Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena / Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
Sudan:
Suriname:
Swaziland:
Sweden: EVERYTHING!!!! by Fredrik Backman / No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg / The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg / In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist
Switzerland: Heidi by Johanna SpyriSweet of Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy
Syria: Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa
Taiwan:
Tajikistan:
Tanzania:
Thailand:
Timor-Leste:
Togo:
Tonga:
Trinidad & Tobago: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey / Golden Child by Claire Adam
Tunisia:
Turkey:
Turkmenistan:
Tuvalu:
Uganda: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Ukraine:
United Arab Emirates:
United Kingdom: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
United States of America: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Uruguay:
Uzbekistan:
Vanuatu:
Vatican City:
Venezuela:
Vietnam: The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat HanhMan by Kim Thuy 
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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