One Country/One Reading
- Austria: The Wall, Marlen Haushofer
- Belgium: The Obscure Cities #2: Fever in Urbicand, François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters
- Czech Republic: In the Penal Colony, Franz Kafka
- Denmark: Selected Tales, Hans Christian Andersen
- England: Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll
- France: The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Germany: Selected Tales, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
- Greece: Medea, Euripides
- Hungary: Notebook, Agota Kristof
- Iceland: Advent, Gunnar Gunnarsson
- Italy: Novecento, Alessandro Baricco
- Ireland: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
- Lithuania: Selected Poems, Oscar Vladislas de Lubicz Milosz
- Netherlands: People, Peter Spier
- Norway: Hunger, Knut Hamsun
- Poland: Selected Poems, Wislawa Szymborska
- Portugal: The Book of Disquietude, Fernando Pessoa (Bernardo Soares)
- Romania: Exit the King, Eugène Ionesco
- Scotland: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
- Serbia: Animal'z, Enki Bilal
- Slovakia: Embers, Sándor Márai
- Spain: Peter and the Wolf, Miguelanxo Prado
- Sweden: Maus, Art Spiegelman
- Switzerland: The Vampire of Ropraz, Jacques Chessex
- Ukraine: The Portrait, Nikolai Gogol
- Wales: The Witches, Roald Dahl
- Antigua: My Brother, Jamaica Kincaid
- Canada: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
- Cuba: Before Night Falls, Reinaldo Arenas
- Honduras: (lit. Disgust: Thomas Bernhard in El Salvador), Horacio Castellanos Moya
- Jamaica: Hallucinating Foucault, Patricia Duncker
- Martinique: Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, Aimé Césaire
- Saint Lucia: The Star-Apple Kingdom, Derek Walcott
- United States: The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury (See also One State/One Reading (USA))
- Argentina: Fictions, Jorge Luis Borges
- Chile: Borgia #1: Blood for the Pope, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Milo Manara
- Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
- Brazil: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
- Uruguay: (lit. Smileless Island), Enrique Fernández
- Afghanistan: Earth and Ashes, Atiq Rahimi
- Cambodia: (lit. The Hill of the 100 Fairies), Jean-Luc Bizien and Sandrine Gestin
- China: The Art Of War, Sun Tzu
- India: Q & A, Vikas Swarup
- Iran: Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
- Iraq: Codex Hammurabi, Hammurabi
- Israel: Cleopatra, Adèle Geras and M.P. Robertson
- Japan: Patriotism, Yukio Mishima
- Kazakhstan: (lit. Children Games), Anatoli Kim
- Lebanon: (lit. Theseus and the Minotaur), Pan Bouyoucas and Stéphane Jorisch
- Russia: La Veneziana, Vladimir Nabokov
- South Korea: The Story of "Japanese Military Sex Slaves", Jung Kyung-a
- Syria: This Isn’t a Parrot, Rafik Schami
- Taiwan: Selected Short Stories, Wang Wenxing
- Thailand: Tales of Thailand, Pira Sudham
- Turkey: (lit. The Unpredictable), Metin Arditi
- Vietnam: Ru, Kim Thúy
- Algeria: The Fall, Albert Camus
- Egypt: Respected Sir, Naguib Mahfouz
- Ethiopia: (lit. The Character of Man), Abbädä Mikael
- Ghana: Fascination, William Boyd
- Ivory Coast: (lit. The Miner and the Baker), Muriel Diallo
- Mali: Amkoullel, the Fula Child, Amadou Hampâté Bâ
- Mauritius: (lit. Eve of Its Rubble), Ananda Devi
- Morocco: The Fairy Gunmother, Daniel Pennac
- South Africa: Boyhood, John Maxwell Coetzee
- Tunisia: (lit. Trees Also Cry), Irène Cohen-Janca and Maurizio Quarello
- Zimbabwe: The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean, Alexander McCall Smith
- Australia: The Arrival, Shaun Tan
- New Zealand: The Piano, Jane Campion and Kate Pullinger
I want to know how worldwide I am (probably not huge!).
Of course, most of the books I've read are from the United States, England and France.
For each country, I give an example of a book I have read from an author there.
I separate them by continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica (who know?), Europe, and Oceania.
I do something similar for the 50 states of the USA.
It's fun to make! Before, for most of the authors I've read, I had just a vague idea where they came from.
Sometimes this is complex when an author has multiple nationalities. I will try to change the most polemic ones as I read from new authors...
The list is subject to change, I'll update as I discover or remember books.
I will put the ones I "prefer" from each country.
I've read most of these in french language, but I wrote the titles in engligh for a better understanding.
(lit.) means literally.
The updates are in highlight.