Reading the World

July 2022: In the middle of the pandemic, a good friend suggested we try reading a novel from every country, starting with a NYRB Classic I had just picked up, Malicroix by Henri Bosco. Now, two years later, we are still on this amazing journey…

  1. Malicroix, Henri Bosco
    ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, June 2020
  2. The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald
    Germany, July 2020
  3. The Houseguest and Other Stories, Amparo Dรกvila
    ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico, August 2020
  4. Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, August 2020
  5. Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath, Sigrid Undset
    ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, October 2020
  6. Miss Julie and Other Plays, August Strindberg
    ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, November 2020
  7. Datura, Leena Krohn
    ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland, December 2020
  8. The Complete Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, January 2021
  9. Blindness, Josรฉ Saramago
    ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, February 2021
  10. Breathing into Marble, Laura Cerniauskaite
    ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania, March 2021
  11. The Waves, Virginia Woolf
    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ England, April 2021
  12. Jakob von Gunten, Robert Walser
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, May 2021
  13. Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife, Sigrid Undset
    ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, May 2021
  14. The Gate, Natsume Sลseki
    ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, July 2021
  15. Three Summers, Margarita Liberaki
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, August 2021
  16. The Palace of the Peacock, Wilson Harris
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana, August 2021
  17. Seeing Red, Lina Meruane
    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile, September 2021
  18. Panorama, Duลกan ล arotar
    ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, October 2021
  19. An African in Greenland, Tรฉtรฉ-Michel Kpomassie
    ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo, November 2021
  20. The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector
    ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil, December 2021 (DNF at 55%)
  21. Dubliners, James Joyce
    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, April 2022
  22. The Last Gift, Abdulrazak Gurnah
    ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Zanzibar, June 2022
  23. Living Tissue, 10×10, Emilian Galaicu-Pฤƒun
    ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova, August 2022 (DNF halfway)
  24. The Unwomanly Face of War, Svetlana Alexievich
    ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia, December 2022
  25. Kristin Lavransdatter: The Cross, Sigrid Undset
    ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, March 2023
  26. The Blue Sky, Galsan Tschinag
    ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia, May 2023