See the World through books!

As the current pandemic has got us all confined in our house, a lot of dreams of travelling around the world has been crushed. So instead, how about I take you on a world tour via books!

However, this book tour will happen over a series of 7-8 days, so pack up your luggage accordingly. 

This tour begins with the largest continent – Asia. 

( PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE SOME OF THE MANY COUNTRIES IN ASIA, THOSE THAT ARE MISSING WILL HAVE THEIR OWN PART IN THE NEXT BLOG OR SO AND THIS BLOG HAS NO PREJUDICE AGAINST ANY COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES.) 

Afghanistan

  • 1) Born under a million shadow – Andrea Busfield.
  • 2) A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini.
  • 3) The places in between – Rory Stewart.
  • 4) A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear – Atiq Rahimi.
  • 5) The Patience Stone – Atiq Rahimi.

Armenia 

  • 1) Passage to Ararat – Michael J. Arlen.
  • 2) The Sandcastle Girls – Chris Bohjalian.
  • 3) Armenian Golgotha – Grigoris Balakian.

Azerbaijan 

  • 1) Mirror of the Invisible World: Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami.

Bahrain  

  • 1) City of Strangers – Andrew Gardner.

Bangladesh

  •  1) A Golden Age – Tahmima Anam
  • 2) The Black Coat- Neamat Imam
  • 3) Banished! – Han Dong

Bhutan

  • 1) Buttertea at sunrise – Britta Das
  • 2) The Kingdom at the centre of the world: Journeys into Bhutan – Omair Ahmad
  • 3) The Circle of Karma – Kunzang Choden.

China

  • 1) Soul mountain – Gao Xingjian.
  • 2) The April 3rd Incident – Yu Hua.
  • 3) The Art of War – Sun Tzu.

India

  •  1) The God of Small things – Arundhati Roy.
  • 2) The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga.
  • 3) The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai.
  • 4) A Suitable boy – Vikram Seth.
  • 5) Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie.
  • 6) A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry.
  • 7) Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh.

Indonesia

  • 1) This Earth of Mankind – Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
  • 2) Man Tiger: A Novel – Eka Kurniawan.
  • 3) Durga/Umayi -Yusuf Bliyarta Mangunwijaya.

Japan

  • 1) Norwegian wood – Haruki Murakami.
  • 2) Convenience store women – Sayaka Murata. 
  • 3)Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami. 
  • 4) Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hirami Kawakami. 
  • 5) The Memory Police – Yöko Ogawa.
  • 6) Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami.
  • 7) Manazuru – Hiromi Kawakami.

South Korea

  • 1) Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 – Cho Nam-ju.
  • 2) The Vegetarian – Han Kang.
  • 3) Human Acts: A Novel – Han Kang.
  • 4) The White book – Han Kang.
  • 5) The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-mi Hwang.
  • 6) If I Had Your Face – Frances Cha.
  • 7)Pachinko – Min Jin Lee.

Thailand

  • 1) Sightseeing – Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
  • 2) Four Reigns – Kukrit Pramoj.
  • 3) Bangkok wakes to Rain – Pitchaya Sudbanthad.

Pakistan

  • 1) Train to Pakistan – Khushwant Singh.
  • 2) The Wandering Falcon – Jamil Ahmad.

Saudi Arabia

  • 1) Girls of Riyadh – Rajaa Alsanea.

Myanmar

  • 1) The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh.

Iran

  • 1) The Man who snapped his fingers: Fariba Hachtroudi.

(PLEASE NOTE, THAT ABOVE MENTIONED BOOKS ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY BOOKS THAT ARE EITHER PUBLISHED BY OR WRITTEN ABOUT THAT COUNTRY.)