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!

Australia

The Slap book cover

The Slap
by Christos Tsiolkas

Bosnia

The Making of Zombie Wars book cover

The Making of Zombie Wars
by Aleksandar Hemon

Mexico

Signs Preceding the End of the World book cover

Signs Preceding the End of the World
by Yuri Herrera

Afghanistan

Earth and Ashes book cover

Earth and Ashes
by Atiq Rahimi

Turkey

The Forty Rules of Love book cover

The Forty Rules of Love
by Elif Shafak

China

Dream of Ding Village book cover

Dream of Ding Village
by Yan Lianke

Cuba

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love book cover

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
by Oscar Hijuelos

Netherlands

The Dinner book cover

The Dinner
by Herman Koch

Croatia

Girl at War book cover

Girl at War
by Sara Novic

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Regardless of what you read and how you choose to read it, share your picks using #MPPLsummer16