Reading World Fantasy Books

In case you haven’t heard, in 2012, Ann Morgan read the world in a year. She compiled a list of all the countries of the world, and chose a book from each country to read, expanding her literary prowess.

I wrote a post regarding her excursions, and my own decision to follow in her steps.

Now, I’m here to forge a new path, by reading fantasy novels from around the world. I plan to do what Ms. Morgan did, but focus on fantasy stories, rather than any other literature. Since I am a fantasy writer, this makes sense.

I am skipping the US and UK, since I’ve already read fantasy books from those countries, and no fantasy books have come out from Vatican City, as far as I know.

Update: It’s been difficult finding fantasy books from some countries, so I am expanding my search to science fiction and horror.

  •  Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
    • Invaders of Dreams: Djamel Jiji
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Redemption in Indigo: Karen Lord
  • Argentina
    • Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was: Angélica Gorodischer
  • Armenia
    • Ani Hovhannesyan (Anina): Bureaucrat
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
    • Infestation: Tanya R. Taylor
  • Bahrain
    • QuixotiQ: Ali al Saeed
    • Dragon Tooth: M. G. Darwish
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
    • Redemption in Indigo: Karen Lord
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
    • La Guerre du Feu: J.H. Rosny
    • The House of Oracles and Other Stories: Thomas Owen
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
    • Eileen Kernaghan: The Alchemist’s Daughter
    • Clem Martini: Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
    • Ygdrasil: Jorge Baradit
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    • Everfair: Nisi Shaw
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
    • The Island of Eternal Love: Daína Chaviano
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
    • Labyrint (Labyrinth): Pavel Renčín:
    • Aberrant: Marek Sindelka
  • Denmark
    • Alex Uth: Marskens konge
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
    • El3osba: John Maher, Maged Refaat, and Ahmen Raafat
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
    • Who Fears Death: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Fiji
    • The Fantasy Eaters: Stories From Fiji: Subramani
  • Finland
    • En tunne sinua vierelläni (I Don’t Feel You Beside Me):Tiina Raevaara
    •  Unenpäästäjä Florian (Dream Releaser Florian): Jani Saxell
    • The Core of the Sun: Johanna Sinisalo
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
    • Tail of the Blue Bird: Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  • Greece
    • The Odyssey: Homer
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
    • The Wrath and the Dawn: Renee Ahdieh
  • Iraq
    • Ahmed Saadawi, Frankenstein in Baghdad
  • Ireland
    • Skulduggery Pleasant: Derek Landy
    • Tokyo Gothic: David Conway
  • Israel
    • Sequoia Children:Gon Ben-Ari
    • Nuntia (Frost): Shimon Adaf
    • Central Station: Lavie Tidhar
  • Italy
    • Scarlett: Barbara Baraldi
    • Black Flag: Valerio Evangelisti
    • Forget me, Find me, Dream me: Andrea Viscusi
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
    • Spice and Wolf : Isuna Hasekura
    • Dragon Sword and Wind Child: Noriko Ogiwara
    • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: Haruki Murakami
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
    • Wizard of the Crow: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
    • Mirage: Somaiya Daud
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
    • The Dragonslayer’s Apprentice: David Calder
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
    • The Famished Road: Ben Okri
    • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts: Amos Tutola
    • Akata Witch: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Rosewater: Tade Thompson
    • Lagoon: Nnedi Okorafor
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
    • Patron Saints of Nothing: Randy Ribay
  • Poland
    • Wit Szostak: Chocholy (The Chochols)
    • The Witcher
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
    • United States of Banana: Giannina Braschi
    • Dealing in Dreams: Lilliam Rivera
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
    • The Scar: Marina and Sergey Dyachenko T
    • Mariam Petrosyan: Dom, v kotorom… (The House Where…)
    • Simbionty (The Symbionts): Oleg Divov
    • S.S.S.M. (The Happiest Country in the World): Maria Chepurina
    • Padeniye Sofii (The Fall of Sophia): Yelena Hayetskaya
    • Day of the Oprichnik: Vladimir Sorokin
    • Shadow Prowler: Alexey Pehov
    • There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor’s baby: Aludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • Rwanda
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
    • Kosingas: Order of the Dragon: Aleksandar Tesic
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
    • Olondria: Sofia Samatar
  • South Africa
    • Lauren Beukes: Zoo City
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
    •  Lilla stjärna (Little Star): John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Udda verklighet (Odd Reality):Nene Ormes
    • Vännerna (The Friends):Lars Jakobson
    • Let the Right One In: John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Switzerland
    • Conspiracy of Calaspia: Guptara Twins
  • Syria
    • Breaking Knees: Zakaria Tamer
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Bloodspell: amalie Howard
    • A wave in her hand: Lynn Joseph
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
    • Vita Nostra: Sergey and Marina Dyachenko
    • The land of Stone Flowers: Sveta Dorosheva
    • The Stranger: Max fREI
    • Kaharlyk: Oleh Shynkarenko
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Yuri Herrera

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