Countries A-Z

A lot of readers and writers pay lip service to wanting to read more diverse books, myself included. Last year, I thought I was doing a great job of reading books set in different countries, but in actuality, I only read about 10 books set outside the United States.

In an effort to diversify both my knowledge and library, I am challenging myself to read (and review) a book set in every country.

As you can see, I’m just getting started. The only rule I’m really enforcing here is that I have to review the book too, so all of the books I read before I started reviewing don’t count.


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

United Kingdom

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo