One thing that I have always found interesting is having read books that were set in all the countries in the world. I see those reading challenges but a lot of them do tend to be contemporaries.
That is not my genre. Fantasy and Science-Fiction are. So I want to make a list like that, with just SFF books. That is maybe not that achieveable if you see my list of requirements down below. But then this is a long term project for me. I don’t expect to be done in a year or two. I hope that some day there will be a book (that I have hopefully read) for each country on this list.
I would really want this list to be a resource for international readers. At some point anyway.
- Has to be read by owner of the list
- Has to be written or translated to English +
- No England or USA on this list ++
- Has to be a sci-fi or fantasy book
- Preferably books written by authors of the same cultural heritage or needs to have decent rep of culture/country as deemed by own voice reviewers
- Can have multiple entries per country
- Historical Fantasy or Alternate Universes can be added. Just make a note for this after the book.
+ Otherwise most of us readers just won’t be able to read the books on this list. At some point I would however also like to make a list of books recced by those of all the different countries for the books they wish to see translated.
++ I think we can all make long lists of SFF books set in America and England. We don’t need more of those. Very specifically saying England here and not United Kingdom. Scotland will make the list.
As you can see by the long list of countries down below, this will not be an easy task and will take a long time. But that is okay. I like to work towards things. I think I’m going to make separate documents for each continent and then upload them as a file for when I share updates.
Cameroon (also spelled Cameroun)
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Western Sahara (disputed)
Jordan (Al Urdun)
Thailand (Muang Thai)
United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland (Island) .
Republic of Ireland
USA (only indigenous inspired by indigenous authors)
Trinidad and Tobago
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
If you want to join in, let me know!