After I set a goal to read a book in every US state and territory, it was an easy step to say, “Hey, why not just read one about every country in the world too? And while I’m at it, just throw in notable but not autonomous areas too.” This is a work in progress. If I forgot any countries while typing, let me know and I’ll fix it. Books I have read are in normal font; books I’m considering are in italics. Asterisks indicate countries that are broken down into further lists separately.  Suggestions are welcome.

  • Afghanistan Kabul Beauty School
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antarctica Whiteout 12
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis
  • Armenia An Armenian Sketchbook
  • Australia*
  • Austria  The Story of the Trapp Family Singers; The Star of Kazan
  • Azerbaijan Gentlemen of the Road
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Banker to the World
  • Barbados To Hell or Barbados
  • Belarus Defiance; Voices from the Man Without a Face; The Wall
  • Belgium An Infamous Army; The Professor
  • Belize
  • Benin Spirit Rising (Angelique Kidjou)
  • Bhutan Radio Shangri-La; Married to Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Botswana  Tears of the Giraffe
  • Brazil Brazil on the Rise; The Burning Season
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia  Never Fall Down
  • Cameroon  The Innocent Anthropologist
  • Canada *
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China  Boxers and Saints
    • Tibet Seven Years in Tibet
    • Hong Kong
    • Macau
    • Inner Mongolia
    • Ningxia
    • Xinjiang
    • Guangxi
  • Columbia Gaviotas; Tales from the Town of Wisdom
  • Comoros
  • (Democratic Republic of) Congo  A Thousands Sisters; Blood River; King Leopold’s Ghost
  • (Republic of the) Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia  Hidden Rainbow
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic The Mercy Seller; The Piper on the Mountain
  • Denmark The King’s Hounds; Number the Stars
    • Faroe Islands
    • Greenland  Smilla’s Sense of Snow; This Cold Heaven
  • Djibouti  Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador The End of the Spear
  • Egypt Crocodile on the Sandbank
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia The Hospital by the River
  • Fiji
  • Finland From Finland with Love; Sibelius
  • France*
  • Gabon  Between the Man and Beast
  • (The) Gambia
  • Georgia Eight Pieces of Empire
    • Abkhazia
    • South Ossetia
  • Germany The Hangman’s Daughter
  • Ghana  King Peggy
  • Greece  My Family & Other Animals
    • Crete The Moon Spinners
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala Tree Girl
  • Guinea  Prince Among Slaves
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti  The Big Truck that Went by
  • Honduras
  • Hungary  I Kiss Your Hands Many Times; Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
  • Iceland Jar City
  • India Sacred Games; Gandhi; A Passage to India
  • Indonesia  Thief of Glory
  • Iran Persepolis
  • Iraq
  • Ireland A Week in Winter
  • Israel  An Israeli Love Story; Watchmen on the Walls; The Bronze Bow
  • Italy*
  • Ivory Coast  Nine Hills to Namboukala
  • Jamaica A Brief History of Seven Killings
  • Japan
  • Jordan Leap of Faith
  • Kazakhstan Woman in Exile; Wildwood
  • Kenya It’s Our Turn to Eat; Unbowed; Dreams from my Father
  • Kiribati  The Sex Lives of Cannibals
  • (North) Korea The Impossible State; Without You, There is No Us
  • (South) Korea I’ll be Right There; When My Name was Keoko
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos The Coroner’s Lunch
  • Latvia  The Mascot; The Rings of My Tree
  • Lebanon House of Stone
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia Mighty Be Our Powers
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania  Between Shades of Gray
  • Luxembourg The Expat
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Malaysia  Inot the Hands of Borneo; The War of the Running Dogs
  • Maldives
  • Mali  Mansa Musa; To Timbuktoo for a Haircut; Monique & the Mango Rains
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands  Bombs over Bikini
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico  The Mark of Zorro
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
  • Monaco  Grace of Monaco
  • Mongolia Genghis; Secret History of the Mongol Queens
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco  The Caliph’s House; A House in Fez
    • Western Sahara
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal  Sold; Little Princes
  • Netherlands Diary of a Young Girl
    • Aruba
    • Curacao
    • Sint Maarten
  • New Zealand  Land of the Long White Cloud
    • Cook Islands
    • Niue
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria Purple Hibiscus; The Secret Life of Bab Segi’s Wives; Americanah
  • Norway Midnight Sun
  • Oman
  • Pakistan  I am Malala
  • Palau  Vanished (Wil Hyton)
  • Palestine  I Shall Not Hit
  • Panama Panama Fever
  • Papua New Guinea  Lost in Shangri-La; Four Corners
  • Paraguay At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland Maus I & II
  • Portugal  1494
  • Qatar The Girl who Fell to Earth
  • Romania  Tortured for Christ
  • Russia Catherine the Great
  • Rwanda  An Ordinary Man
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Samoa  Coming of Age in Samoa; Telesa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Princess
  • Senegal  However Long the Night, So Long a Night
  • Serbia  The Day of the Pelican
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore Crazy Rich AsiansAunty Lee’s Delights
  • Slovakia Siren of the Waters
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia Desert Flower; Black Hawk Down; The Mayor of Mogadishu

    • Somaliland
  • South Africa  Born a Crime
  • South Sudan
  • Spain Spanish Lessons; The Spanish Bride; Driving over Lemons
  • Sri Lanka  The Hamilton Case
  • Sudan Slave: My True Story
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden Faceless Killers
  • Switzerland Heidi
  • Syria The Street Philosopher & The Fool; A Woman in the Crossfire
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania  Crazy River: a Plunge into Africa; (Jane Goodall)
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga  Queen Salate of Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey Dare to Disappoint
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda The Price of Stones; Vain
  • Ukraine  The Boy from Reactor 4; An Echo in my Blood; The Secret of the Priest’s Grotto
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom*
  • United States*
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan Dirty Diplomacy; Chasing the Sea
  • Vanuatu  Getting Stoned with Savages
  • Vatican City Praying to Rome
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam  When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
  • Yemen I am Nujood, Age 10 & Divorced
  • Zambia  Warrior Princess
  • Zimbabwe  The Fear; Don’t Let’s Go to the Dog’s Tonight; House of Stone
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