Book Blogger Hop - 11th to 17th September

 

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Question

11th - 17th

Do you read books by authors from outside your country? 

Any book recommendations? 

Also, if non-US/UK, could you name one author/book from your country? 

(submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

Answer

I am from Scotland and my country has a rich literary heritage but to be honest the majority of the books I reads are probably by American authors with British authors following behind.

I don’t tend to look where the author is from, I tend to look at the synopsis and if I like what I see I go for it.

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  1. I have to admit I'm the same in that most of the books I read come from the US or UK but I'm trying to branch out more to diversify my bookshelf a bit. :)

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    1. There are so many talented authors all over the world, it’s just getting the time to read them!

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  2. Hi Heather! Same here, I normally don't really know where the author is from. Except of course when I read Afrikaans. But that's rather obvious I would say... As long as we keep on reading!

    Hope you will have a good weekend.
    Elza Reads

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  3. Same - I probably read mostly American authors, with some British authors in there, too.

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    1. Yep I’m the same though I’m reading more Japanese authors of late.

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  4. Ditto. And some of the British authors often use american versions of words - so I don't even realise which nationality I'm reading!

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  5. Because I read ebooks, the books need to be US releases. Obviously, US authors predominate for me, but I love that US pubs are releasing more and more international books. They tend to be mostly from England and Australia (because I read in English)

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    1. It’s the same here in the UK, a lot of translated fiction is coming through and it’s great to read some new authors.

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  6. I read mostly American and UK authors too. I'm like you in that I don't really look where the author is from just the synopsis.

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    1. I never think to look half the time, I’m more interested in what it’s about.

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  7. I'm the same way...I don't usually look to see where an author is from. I just go by the synopsis and if it interests me.

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    1. Yep, I couldn’t tell you where some of the authors I’ve read of late are from!

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  8. I don't care where the author comes from really, I just go by how good the book sounds. I read a lot of horror, apocalypse, prepper, zombies and urban fantasy and most of the authors seem to be American. Next would be British, then maybe Australia.

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  9. I do mainly read American authors, but I do love Aussie, and UK authors, too!

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    1. There are so many great authors from all over, we are all very lucky!

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  10. Like you, I'm just interested in a good story, but I'm guilty of reading primarily American authors. That's because it's so hard to find books that were published elsewhere! Authors from other primarily English-speaking countries are my next biggest group, of course. I used to host a "Books in Translation" challenge that pushed me to actively seek out authors from other countries. I need to see if anyone took that idea and ran with it after I quit blogging. If not, I think I'll bring it back. It's nice to find books written from perspectives that are different from mine.

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    1. That would be a great idea to re run it. I’ve expanded in the last year with a lot of Japanese and Chinese authors along with Scandinavia and the fantastic mysteries from there!

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  11. I don't tend to look where the author is from, either, unless I am looking for a reading challenge book. 📚

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    1. True, unless you are specifically looking you might never know.

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  12. I don't usually look at where the author is from to start with, but after I've read a book I really like, I look up the author and find out where they're from and if they have any other books.

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