Upcoming Books

List of countries that remain in Reading the World. Only 36 Left!


  • Zambia: Patchwork | Ellen Banda-Aaku
  • Switzerland: Zoe Jenny, The Pollen Room or The Sky is Changing? Swiss Book Prize

In Progress

  • United States: Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders (in library). OR Richard Powers The Overstory

Next Up

  • Zambia: The Old Drift | Namwali Serpeli (available March 2019)
  • Suriname: Cynthia Mcleod The Cost of Sugar
  • Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf This Child Will Be Great
  • Lithuania: Breathing Into Marble by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė
  • Macedonia: Homunculus | Alexsandar Prokopiev (Istros Books)

On Order

  • Marshall Islands: Marshall Islands Legends and Stories (interlibrary loan?)
  • Mali: Amadou Hampâté Bâ’s The Fortunes of Wangrin (on order)
  • Papua New Guinea: Russell Soaba Maiba / Regis Stella Mata SaraRussell Soaba Maiba 
  • Senegal: Mariama Bâ So Long a Letter OR Abandoned Baobab

Countries Still to Read! Books listed are just ideas – don’t have them yet!

  • KiribatiWaa in Storms by Teweiariki Teaero (interlibrary loan – unavailable)
  • Liechtenstein: Iren Nigg,  Stefan Sprenger, or Armin Öhri The Dark Muse (Not Available in English)
  • Luxembourg – Nico Helminger? Robi Gottlieb-Cahen Minute Stories
  • Mauritania: Moussa Ould Ebnou (French only?) / Mohamed Bouya Ould Bamba (self-published)
  • Monaco: Graham Green Loser Takes All ?
  • Palau: Susan Kloulechad Spirits’ Tides (unavailable?)
  • Panama: Juan David Morgan The Golden Horse (interlibrary loan – unavailable); ( Justo Arroyo – unavailable in English? Carlos Russell – unavailable?)
  • San Marino: Milena Ercolani (not yet available in  English)
  • Sao Tome and Principe ??
  • Solomon Islands: Celo Kulaghoe OR Being the First: Storis Blong Oloketa Mere Lo Solomon Aelan by Aut University (interlibrary loan?)
  • South Sudan: Julia Duany?
  • Sri Lanka: Nayomi Munaweera Island of Thousand Mirrors
  • Swaziland: Sarah Mkhonza Weeding the Flowerbeds
  • Tajikistan: Andrei Volos Hurramabad or Animator
  • Timor-Leste: Redundancy of Courage | Timothy Mo OR Shooting Balibo by Tony Maniaty
  • Togo: Tété-Michel Kpomassie An African in Greenland
  • Trinidad and Tobago: V.S. Naipaul A Bend in the River (?)
  • Vanuatu: Marcel Melthérorong Tôghàn / Sethy Regenvau Laef Blong Mi: From Village to Nation (interlibrary loan?)

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