Read Around the World Reading Advisories

Throughout the Summer Reading Challenge, we’ll be your travel guides, sharing reading lists full of great books in a variety of genres representing every continent.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (Mali)

Alone on the Ice by David Roberts (Antarctica)

Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick (Tibet)

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes (Australia)

Among the Living and the Dead by Inara Verzemnieks (Latvia)

On the Plain of Snakes by Paul Theroux (Mexico)

Silver, Sword, and Stone (Peru, Cuba, Bolivia)

The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo (Pate Island, Kenya)

Pym by Mat Johnson (Antarctica)

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (India, Mauritius)

Dangerous Women by Hope Adams (Australia)

We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen (Denmark)

The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker (OBX, North Carolina)

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige (Panama)

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson (Kenya)

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean (Antarctica)

If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan (Iran)

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung (Australia)

The Falling in Love Montage by Emmy Abrahamson (Ireland)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (PA)

The Queen of the Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango (Ecuador)

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Nigeria)

Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Antarctica)

Anything by Cixin Liu (China)

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Australia)

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Ukraine & Moldova)

Gods of Jade & Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexico)

Anything by Zoraida Córdova (Ecuador, US)

Anything by Kwei Quartey (Ghana)

Dark Winter by William Dietrich (Antarctica)

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japan)

In the Deep by Loreth Anne White (Australia)

Anything by Ragnar Jónasson (Iceland)

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann (Alaska)

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey (Brazil)

Anything by Amos Tutuola (Nigeria)

Blood and Ice by Robert Masello (Antarctica)

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq)

The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin (Australia)

The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell (England)

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick (NY)

Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (Argentina)

Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (East Africa)

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond (Antarctica)

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao (India)

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (Australia)

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (England)

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Barbados)

The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles (Brazil)

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie (Ghana)

The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick (Antarctica)

Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho (Singapore)

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke (Australia)

How to Fall In Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush by Emmy Abrahamson (Austria)

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon (WA)

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (Trinidad & Tobago)

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda)

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft (Antarctica)

Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad (Thailand)

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth (Australia)

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones (Spain)

The Terror by Dan Simmons (Canada)

Blue Label by Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles (Venezuela)

The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany (Egypt)

How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior (Antarctica)

The Windfall by Diksha Basu (India)

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (Australia)

Empty Hearts by Juli Zeh (Germany)

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel (America)

Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)