Read a Book of International Fiction

Shake your days up by taking an international trip this summer without leaving your armchair! While the books below vary in plot and tone, they each will take you on an adventure into someone else’s slice of life with the added bonus of no travel fees.

Try one of these titles for worldwide reading adventures and your choice can help you meet one of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge goals!

The Slap book coverThe Slap
by Christos Tsiolkas

The Making of Zombie Wars book coverThe Making of Zombie Wars
by Aleksandar Hemon

Signs Preceding the End of the World book coverSigns Preceding the End of the World
by Yuri Herrera

AfghanistanEarth and Ashes book coverEarth and Ashes
by Atiq Rahimi

The Forty Rules of Love book coverThe Forty Rules of Love
by Elif Shafak

Dream of Ding Village book coverDream of Ding Village
by Yan Lianke

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love book coverThe Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
by Oscar Hijuelos

The Dinner book coverThe Dinner
by Herman Koch

CroatiaGirl at War book coverGirl at War
by Sara Novic


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