Hello my lovelies! You may or may not know that I am attempting to read about set in or by an author from every UN recognised country in the world, along with all 50 US states. Over the next couple of months I will be buying, reading and reviewing those books! Today’s post is the first (of many) book haul feature all of the books that I’ve picked up to read for this challenge! I hope you enjoy!
What I Bought
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – My pick for Massachusetts
Once upon a time in the East by Xiaolu Guo – My pick for China
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen – My pick for Vietnam
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – My pick for Nigeria
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman – My pick for Australia
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – My pick for Korea
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante – My pick for Italy
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera – My pick for the Czech Republic
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – My pick for Canada
The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness – My pick for Romania
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima – My pick for Japan
Lullaby by Leila Slimani – My pick for Morocco
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa – My pick for Sri Lanka
Benediction by Kent Haruf – My pick for Colorado
Charlotte by David Foenkinos – My pick for France
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk – My pick for Turkey (oddly enough, couldn’t find this one on Goodreads…)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – My pick for Hawaii
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen – My pick for the Netherlands
Can you help?
And there we have it! The first lot of books that I have picked up for my Reading the World challenge! Have you read any of these books? I would love to know your thoughts down below and would love it if you have any suggestions!
Peace and pages