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Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren’t there any?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


60 responses

  1. Good question! I have to say that I’m a Canadian with a love for American work. Feel free to look over my full response and browse my blog at

  2. Good question, I look forward to seeing everyone else’s response (and getting ideas)!

    Here’s mine

  3. Okay too early for this one, finally! Anyway here’s my BTT for this week.

  4. Oh dear, my answer is too long. Therefore, I would just leave you a link to my actual response.

  5. That’s an easy one for me … almost all of my books come from another country. LOL.

    Just to name one series here. Harry Potter. 🙂

  6. I answered an older question, as I –once again– didn’t have an answer for the current one.


  7. Interesting question! Here’s my response for this week:

  8. I don’t really read many foreign books actually. I like wine from Germany… but I don’t know about their literature. 🙂 If anyone’s interested I started a new meme today called What Were They Thinking? Over at The Crowded Leaf. Stop on by!

    None of my favorite writers come from my country.

  10. Only one came to mind. Here is my BTT

  11. While several came to mind. One definitely stood out. My list is Here

  12. Don’t have time to post today. I won’t count all the British, Australian, Canadian, etc. literature I have. So other languages would have to be Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but that’s probably everyone’s favorite. Well, other than the Russians…

  13. I like a lot of foreign authors. I try to cut down my list of books 🙂

  14. i’ve got a tidy list of non-Anglo titles:

  15. Great question! I’m a Canadian with a love for American fiction…. read all of my response at

  16. Sad to say, in my case, it’s the opposite. I can barely name a book from my country that I like, but I can give you at least twenty books that are from another country that I keep coming back to. There are a lot of great writers here, but the problem is the topics they write about are too depressing or ones I’m not into, or their writing style is not something that entices me to read.

    Hmm. A topic I hope to expound on. 🙂

  17. It’s been awhile since I did a BTT! Here’s my answer:

  18. What a great question! I love exploring new places through books.

  19. I read a lot of translated fiction. My full answer is up.

  20. I have a few and since I am Canadian I decided to list books outside of the US and Canada to really make it foreign!!

  21. […] week’s Booking Through Thursday prompt asks participants to contemplate foreign books: “Name a book (or books) from a country […]

  22. Uh…my favorite “foreign” authors all wrote poetry and/or plays. Do those count?

  23. It’s not quite Thursday anymore in my timezone, but I’ve still given my answer here:

  24. Great question, you can find my answer here.

  25. This is my first time participating in a meme. I hope you enjoy my post!


    I didn’t quite answer this question, but rather asked why someone _wouldn’t_ read novels from other countries. I also recommended some non-American and non-English authors for readers to try 🙂

  27. I know its late but this is such a good question. I have several favorites. Check out my full response at

  28. Hello all, I’m only like a week late leaving this link but what’s new really 😛

    Anyway, HERE it is 🙂

  29. I’m not going to include books from predominantly English-speaking places, since that feels like cheating.

    Two come to mind.
    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado and
    Smila’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

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