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. Antarctica: Endurance by Alfred Lansing
  3. Australia: Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  4. Austria: The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
  5. the Bahamas: Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
  6. Belgium: All That Man Is by David Szalay
  7. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon
  8. Brazil: Eleven Minutes by Paolo Coelho
  9. Burma: The Art of Hearing Heartbeat by Jan Phillip-Sendker
  10. Burundi: The Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  11. Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  12. Canada: Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  13. Cape Verde: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  14. Chile: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  15. China: The Incarnations by Susan Barker
  16. Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. the Republic of Congo: African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou
  18. Croatia: Girl at War by Sara Novic
  19. Cuba: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  20. Czech Republic: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  21. Democratic Republic of Congo: Congo by Michael Chrichton
  22. Denmark: This Should be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle
  23. the Dominican Republic: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  24. Ecuador: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
  25. Egypt: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  26. England: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling
  27. Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  28. France: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  29. Germany: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  30. Ghana: Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
  31. Greece: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  32. Guinea: The Best American Nonrequired Reading by Dave Eggers
  33. Haiti: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez
  34. Hong Kong: The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
  35. India: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  36. Iran (Persia): One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan al Shaykh
  37. Iraq: Youngblood by Matt Gallagher
  38. Ireland: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  39. Israel: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  40. Italy: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
  41. Japan: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Marukami
  42. Jamaica: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marion James
  43. Kenya: One Day I Will Write About this Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  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. Poland: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  57. Russia: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  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. Ukraine: Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Safron Foer
  73. United States: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  74. Uruguay: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis
  75. Vatican City: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  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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