Around the World Project

Here at The Librocubicularista, we believe that books are little windows to culture. You may not have the whole picture and the picture may even be wrong, but you still learn something from all these depictions of different worlds.

Westerners usually read a lot of… books written by Westerners. All the so-called classics, all popular and canonical books are mostly Western-based in term of culture. This is why C. started this project.

Over the next few years, we will add books from all around the world to our reading list. We will review them, and compile the official Librocubicularista “Around the World Project Reading List”. We will add the books that we want to read, those we have read, our favourites, etc.

We will also take your suggestions, so do not hesitate to write to us to propose a book, even your book if it fits the following criteria: the book is set in a country that isn’t the USA, Canada, or the UK, it is a fiction, the writer is preferably from the country that is depicted, it is not known to be a false representation (if it is, why should we read it?).

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To use this list keep in mind that books who have been reviewed will be underlined, books that have been read but not reviewed will be in bold, and unread recommended books will be in italics.

A

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia: The Secret River, by Kate Greenville / Remembering Babylon, by David Malouf
Austria
Azerbaijan

B

The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi

C

Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic

D

Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica: Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
Dominican Republic

E

East Timor (Timor-Leste)
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia

F

Fiji
Finland
France: Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber

G

Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana

H

Haiti
Honduras
Hungary

I

Iceland
India: Cracking India, by Bapsi Sidhwa / The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland: Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth
Israel
Italy

J

Jamaica
Japan
Jordan

K

Kazakhstan
Kenya: A Grain of Wheat, by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan

L

Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M

Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)

N

Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand: The Bone People, by Keri Hulme
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe / Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie / GraceLand, by Chris Abani 
Norway

O

Oman

P

Pakistan: Moth Smoke, by Mohsin Hamid
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal

Q

Qatar

R

Romania
Russia
Rwanda

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 A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa: Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee / Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee / Foe, by J.M. Coetzee
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan, South
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria

T

Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu

U

Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

V

Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam

Y

Yemen

Z

Zambia
Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions, by Tsitsi Pagerembga

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