Reading Books From Every Country | A Bookish Passport

Reading Books From Every Country | A Bookish Passport

Books From Every Country | A Bookish Passport

I’ve come to the realisation of late that although I’m well-read, in the sense that I read 100+ books a year, I’ve not actually read that widely. As is typical for readers, I’ve mostly read books by British authors, set in Britain. I want to fix that though, and start reading books from every country.

I’ve listed every independent country – the list was taken from Worldometers. I’m going to write down the books I’ve read that are set within that specific country OR were written by authors of that country.

Countries beginning with A

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia – Let Her Go by Dawn Barker, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan

Countries beginning with B

  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil – The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi

Countries beginning with C

  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada – Anne of Green Gables by L. Maud Montgomery,
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia (Czech Republic)

Countries beginning with D

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark – The Snow Queen and The Fir Tree by Hans Christan Andersen,
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic

Countries beginning with E

  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini (fmr. “Swaziland”)
  • Ethiopia

Countries beginning with F

  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France – The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais

Countries beginning with G

  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany – The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, Perfume by Patrick Süskind
  • Ghana – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Greece – Daphnis & Chloe by Longus
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana

Countries beginning with H

  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary

Countries beginning with I

  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland – Snowflake by Louise Nealon, One by Sarah Crossan
  • Israel
  • Italy

Countries beginning with J

  • Jamaica
  • Japan – Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  • Jordan

Countries beginning with K

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan

Countries beginning with L

  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

Countries beginning with M

  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Countries beginning with N

  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway – A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Countries beginning with O

  • Oman

Countries beginning with P

  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine State
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal

Countries beginning with Q

  • Qatar

Countries beginning with R

  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda

Countries beginning with S

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea – Kim Jiyoung Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden – The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler
  • Switzerland
  • Syria

Countries beginning with T

  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu

Countries beginning with U

  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom – Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • United States of America – The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

Countries beginning with V

  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Countries beginning with Y

  • Yemen

Countries beginning with Z

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

What country should I start with first? Let me know in the comments below. Will try reading books from every country?

Love Ellie x

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