The List

My list is a work in progress, open to edits and change. Books that are green (and linked) have been finished. 

  1. Afghanistan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Angola: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. Antarctica: Endurance by Alfred Lansing
  4. Australia: Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  5. Austria: The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
  6. Bangladesh: White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  7. Belgium: All That Man Is by David Szalay
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon
  9. Brazil: Eleven Minutes by Paolo Coelho
  10. Burma: The Art of Hearing Heartbeat by Jan Phillip-Sendker
  11. Burundi: The Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  12. Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  13. Canada: Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  14. Cape Verde: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  15. Chile: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  16. China: The Incarnations by Susan Barker
  17. Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  18. the Republic of Congo: African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou
  19. Croatia: Girl at War by Sara Novic
  20. Cuba: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  21. Czech Republic: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  22. Democratic Republic of Congo: Congo by Michael Chrichton
  23. Denmark: This Should be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle
  24. the Dominican Republic: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  25. Ecuador: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
  26. Egypt: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  27. England: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling
  28. Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  29. France: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  30. Germany: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  31. Ghana: Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
  32. Greece: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  33. Guinea: The Best American Nonrequired Reading by Dave Eggers
  34. Haiti: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez
  35. Hong Kong: The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
  36. India: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  37. Iran (Persia): One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan al Shaykh
  38. Iraq: Youngblood by Matt Gallagher
  39. Ireland: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  40. Israel: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  41. Italy: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
  42. Japan: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Marukami
  43. Jamaica: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marion James
  44. Kiribati: the Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Marteen Troost
  45. Lithuania: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  46. Mauritius: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  47. Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  48. Nepal: Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  49. New Zealand: Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  50. the Netherlands: the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  51. Nigeria: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche
  52. the North Pole: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
  53. Pakistan: The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker 
  54. Panama: The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
  55. Peru: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  56. the Philippines: America is not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
  57. Russia: The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch
  58. Rwanda: Shake Hands with the Devil by Reomeo Dallaire
  59. Scotland: The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan
  60. Senegal: You Shall Know our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  61. Slovenia: Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
  62. South Africa: A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  63. Spain: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  64. South Sudan: Love and Other Ways of Dying by Michael Paterniti
  65. Sri Lanka: Wreck and Order by Hannah Tennant-Moore
  66. St. Thomas: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  67. Sweden: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson
  68. Switzerland: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  69. Syria: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  70. Tahiti: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  71. Taiwan: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan
  72. Tanzania: The Girl who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
  73. Ukraine: Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Safron Foer
  74. United States: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  75. Uruguay: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis
  76. Venezuela: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  77. Vietnam: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  78. Wales: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  79. Zambia: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
  80. Zimbabwe: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin

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