Adult Summer Reading

China
The River at the Center of the World by Simon Winchester
When Red is Black by Qiu Xiaolong
Waiting by Ha Jin

Tibet
Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison (Or any other book by Eliot Pattison)
In the Himalayas: Journey through Nepal,
Tibet and Bhutan by Jeremy Bernstein
Sky Burial: an Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran
Lost in Tibet: the Untolf Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed
Plane, and the Will to Survive by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sis

France
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Murder in Passy by Cara Black

Italy
Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon 
(or any other books by Donna Leon)
Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire by Garry Wills

Scotland
Fleshmarket Alley by Ian Rankin
Scotland: The Complete Guide and Road Atlas
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith




Africa
The Tree Where Man Was Born/ The African Experience by Peter Matthiessen and Eliot Porter
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey (Ghana)
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (South Africa)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
(or and other books in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series)
Cutting for Stone by Abragam Verghese (Ethiopia) 
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Australia
The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Bone is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Bosnia
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Road to Kosovo: a Balkan Diary by Greg Campbell

Palestine
Louisa by Simone Zelitch
The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees
Palestine: Peace not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter

Germany
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Rosa by Jonathan Rabb
Auschwitz: a history by Sybille Steinbacher
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

Afghanistan
A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez
My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: a Young Woman's Story by Latifa

Korea
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend 
Sun Myung Moon's Family by Nansook Hong
The Lucky Gourd Shop by Joan Catherine Scott

Russia
Fallout of Heaven: an autobiographical Journey Across Russia by Alan Cheuse
Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express by Stuart M. Kaminsky
The Brother's Karamazov by Feodor Dostoevsky
Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh

Mexico
The Lacuna by Barbara Kinsolver







Denmark
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

Sweden
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser
The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg 



Iceland 
Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason
Cold Oceans: Adventures in a Kayak, Rowboat,
and Dogsled by Jon Turk



Japan
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob  de Zoet by David Mitchell
Black Glasses Like Clark Kent: a GI's Secret from Postwar Japan by Terese Svoboda








India
The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
Chef by Jaspreet Singh








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