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Book World Tour

BookWorldTour

Recently I went on Twitter and asked for recommendations for authors that aren’t American. Not because I dislike American authors, but because I want to learn more about different countries and cultures and just be able to find brilliant writers from all over the world. The tweet was semi-popular and I GREATLY appreciate the people who took the time to respond, but in the interest of full disclosure, I was also extremely disappointed. I only received recs for authors that are from Canada, UK, or Australia, Most of whichΒ were already familiar to me.

This is no ones fault but my own because I wasn’t really clear about what I wanted and what I was personally looking for. So here is my clarification:

I want to create a list of books and authors from around the world, but I don’t need recommendations for countries where I already have a sense of familiarity with many of their authors, namely USA,UK,CANADA, and AUSTRALIA. I want to step away from those borders and enter new areas. So I created a google form, where you can go in and leave the name of an author, the country they’re from, and the title of the book. I will then compile a massive list and create the Book World Tour challenge. Where people can pick out a few books from authors they may not be aware of, who are telling stories that we can learn from and be able to spread the word about different books and cultures.

The Google form can be found here:Β https://goo.gl/forms/SUNoPnoM64WJcWlv1

And I really hope you can share this through the online book community so we can all start reading fresh and new stories from all over the world!

See you soon!!

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4 thoughts on “Book World Tour”

  1. John Ajvide Lindqvist is an excellent Swedish author, he writes mainly horror (you’ve probably heard of or read Let the Right One In) but it’s still interesting to read his stories from the perceptions of the characters who live in that country.

    On another note, I’m not sure if this is your sort of thing, but I featured your blog on my latest post. There’s something called the Mystery Award which is a little bit of fun and a nice way of sharing bloggers you enjoy reading and so I put you forward as a nominee because I enjoy your posts. Do feel free to take a look if you’d like to take part too πŸ™‚

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