Recommended Reads for March

March’s theme is to read a book set in another country.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not try one of our staff recommended picks?



General Fiction


Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns or And the Mountains Echoed

Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude or Love in the Time of Cholera

Sally Rooney – Conversations with Friends

Arundhati Roy – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Heather Morris – The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Toshikazu Kawaguchi – Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Lucy Foley – The Last Letters of Istanbul

Jojo Moyes – Still Me

Graeme Simison – Two Steps Forward

Nora Roberts – Come Sundown

Sheila O’Flanagan – The Hideaway

Fiona Sussman – The Last Time We Spoke

Umberto Eco – The Name of the Rose

Herman Koch – The Dinner

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah or Half of A Yellow Sun

Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

Elena Ferrante – My Brilliant Friend

Yann Martel – Life of Pi

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind

Markus Zusak – The Book Thief

Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See

Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow

Mohsin Hamid – Exit West

Muriel Barbery – The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Isabel Allende – In the Midst of Winter

C.J Sansom – Winter in Madrid

Anne Enright – The Green Road

Alexander McCall Smith – 44 Scotland Street

Lucinda Riley – The Olive Tree

Jane Harper – The Dry

Nina George – The Little Paris Bookshop





Malala Yousafzai – I Am Malala

Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl

Jonathan Franklin – 438 Days: An extraordinary true story of survival at sea

Christopher Andrew – The Secret World: A history of intelligence

Barack Obama – A Promised Land

Michelle Obama - Becoming



Teen/Young Adult


John Boyne – Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Jess Butterworth – Running on the Roof of the World

Kereen Getten – When Life Gives You Mangoes



Children’s Books


Onjali Q. Rauf – The Boy at the Back  of the Class

Sayantani DasGupta – The Serpent’s Secret

Helena Duggan – A Place Called Perfect

Katherine Rundell – The Explorer

Louise Fitzhugh – Harriet the Spy

Nizarana Farook – The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

Michael Morpurgo – Dear Olly, Running Wild, The Wreck of the Zanzibar, The Butterfly Lion



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