Keeping in with tradition, here’s the list of books read the Bookhad admins this year. It was a conscious effort to read books by various countries because there’s so much more to literature than the Western canon. Therefore, this year’s Bookhad book list is arranged by country. We’ve also thrown in a couple of short stories we read.

Country Book Author Rating Genre
Albania Broken April Ismail Kadare ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Algeria The Rabbi’s Cat Joann Sfar ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Graphic Novel
Canada/Japan A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Chile Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Cyprus The Spice Box Letters Eve Makis ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Egypt/India In an Antique Land Amitav Ghosh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction/Travel
France Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
France The Little Prince Antoine Saint De Exupery ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
France/Italy The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Germany Castle Franz Kafka ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Germany Metamorphosis Franz Kafka ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Iceland Stone Tree Gyrdir Eliasson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Stories
India The Dark Night Krishna Jha & Dhirendra Jha ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction/History
India Bombay Stories Saadat Hassan Manto ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Stories
India The Post Office Rabindranath Tagore ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Play
India Twilight in Delhi Ahmed Ali ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Iran Persepolis Marjane Satrapi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Graphic Novel
Iran Women Without Men Shahrnush Parsipur ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Stories
Israel Falling Out of Time David Grossman ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction/Poetry
Japan Dragonball (Manga) Akira Toriyama ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Graphic Novel
Kashmir Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir Malik Sajad ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Graphic Novel
Malta Ironfire (The Sword and the Scimitar) David Ball ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Historical Fiction
Mesopotamia The Epic of Gilgamesh Anonymous ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
Middle East From the Holy Mountain William Dalrymple ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction/Travel
Middle East The Red Tent Anita Diamant ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Historical Fiction
Morocco The Last Friend Tahar Ben Jelloun ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Nepal/India Slow Startle Rohan Chhetri ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
Pakistan Kartography Kamila Shamsie ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Pakistan Trespassing Uzma Aslam Khan ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Romania The Appointment Herta Muller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Russia Diary of a Madman Nikolai Gogol ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Stories
Russia Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev ♥ ♥ Fiction
South Africa Things I Don’t Want to Know Deborah Levy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction/Memoir
Spain Cathedral of the Sea Ildefonso Falcones ♥ ♥ Historical Fiction
Sudan The Wedding of Zein Tayeb Salih ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Sweden The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Sweden The Girl who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Sweden The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
Sweden My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. Brave New World Aldous Huxley ♥ ♥ ♥ Dystopian Fiction
U.K. The Lazarus Vault Tom Harper ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. Mightier Than the Sword (The Clifton Chronicles #5) Jeffrey Archer ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles #6) Jeffrey Archer Fiction
U.K. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Script Edition John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K.Rowling ♥ ♥ ♥ Play
U.K. Me Before You Jojo Moyes ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. Say You’re Sorry Michael Robotham ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.K. based WI/African Bone Yrsa Daley-Ward ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
U.K./U.S.A 84 Charing Cross Helene Hanff ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction/Memoir
U.S. based African Nejma Nayyirah Waheed ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
U.S. based African Salt Nayyirah Waheed ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
U.S.A The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Misery Stephen King ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Mr. Mercedes Stephen King ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A On Writing Stephen King ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A Call of Cthulhu H.P Lovecraft ♥ ♥ Fantasy Fiction
U.S.A Gone Girl Gillian Flynn ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Desperation Stephen King ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A Chasers of the Light Tyler Knott Gregson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Poetry
U.S.A Dept. of Speculation Jenny Offill ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Grief is a Thing with Feathers Max Porter ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Prose Poetry
U.S.A Help, Thanks, Wow Anne Lamott ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A Now Go Out There Mary Karr ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Gabrielle Zevin ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A What I Know for Sure Oprah Winfrey ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A Where’d You go, Bernadette Maria Semple ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A An Abundance of Katherines John Green ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A Bird by Bird Anne Lamott ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A Brave Enough Cheryl Strayed ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
U.S.A/Israel Acts of Faith Erich Segal ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A/Middle East Habibi Craig Thompson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Graphic Novel
Ukraine Death and the Penguin Andrey Kurkov ♥ ♥ ♥ Fiction
U.S.A/Vietnam The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Non-Fiction
Short Stories
Country Title Author Rating Genre
Canada Happy Endings Margaret Atwood ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
Iran Two Stories Mahsa Mohebali ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
Qatar The Jealous Wife Um Khalaf ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.K. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies J.K.Rowling ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.K. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists J.K.Rowling ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.K. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide J.K.Rowling ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.K./Nigeria Who Will Greet You At Home? Lesley Nneka Arimah ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.S.A Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.S.A Last Chapter on Hotel Stationery Ursula Villarreal-Moura ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story
U.S.A The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Short Story

We hope you had a great year reading, too. (Otherwise, there’s little to 2016’s credit, you know?) Do let us know in the comments if you have read any of these books or have any recommendations for books from countries across the world.

Have a magical 2017!

Bookhad
(28.12.2016)

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