#ReadIntl2020 (Year Of International Literature) Reading Progress

We are having A Year Of International Literature this 2020 #ReadIntl2020.

We are committed to reading as many authors coming from varied countries as much as we can, hence our year of international literature is a testament to that. Essentially, we hope to feature books that fit any of the following criteria:

  1. Books that have been translated into English from their original languages.
  2. Bilingual books.
  3. Books published in English but written or illustrated by non-native English speakers.
  4. Books written or illustrated by People of Colour

Similar to what I have done for our #WomenReadWomen2019, I am devoting an entire page to document my progress throughout the year.

Please do take note that this list does not consist of all the books I read this year. To see that, please visit my Goodreads page. This table is meant to keep track of the books I featured here in GatheringBooks that fit our overarching theme of international literature in 2020.

I will constantly be updating this table throughout the year, as and when new books fall into my hands and featured here for our #ReadIntl2020 reading theme.

# Author / Illustrator # Book Title # Country # Language
(Bilingual/ Translated from)
1 Jen Arena (POC) 1 Salsa Lullaby 1 USA 1 Spanish (bilingual)
2 Isabel Quintero (POC) 2 My Papi Has a Motorcycle
Zeke Peña (POC)
3 Roseanne Thong 3 One Is A Piñata
John Parra (POC)
4 Samantha R. Vamos (POC) 4 The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung
5 Susan Middleton Elya 5 La Princesa And The Pea
6 Grace Lin (POC) 6 A Big Bed For Little Snow 2 English (neither translated nor bilingual)
7 Linda Ashman 7 Rain!
Christian Robinson (POC)
8 8 Another
9 9 Just In Case You Want To Fly
Julie Fogliano
10 My Best Friend
10 Miranda Paul 11 Water Is Water: A Book About The Water Cycle
Jason Chin (POC)
11 K. A. Holt 12 I Wonder
Kenard Pak (POC)
12 Mechal Renee Roe (POC) 13 Happy Hair
13 Cara Manes 14 Sonia Delaunay: A Life Of Color
14 Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (POC) 15 Jake Makes A World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem
Christopher Myers (POC)
15 16 Nighttime Symphony
Timbaland (POC)
16 Matthew A. Cherry (POC) 17 Hair Love
Vashti Harrison (POC)
17 Rita Lorraine Hubbard (POC) 18 The Oldest Student: How May Walker Learned To Read
Oge Mora (POC)
18 19 Saturday
19 Kathleen Krull 20 Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey Of Neil DrGrasse Tyson
Frank Morrison
20 Jacqueline Woodson (POC) 21 The Day You Begin
21 Leo Dillon (POC) 22 Love And The Rocking Chair
Diane Dillon
22 Alice Faye Duncan 23 Just Like A Mama
Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
23 Shannon Wright (POC) 24 My Mommy Medicine
24 Jessie Oliveros 25 The Remember Balloons
25 Parker Curry 26 Parker Looks Up
Jessica Curry
Brittany Jackson
26 Quvenzhane Wallis 27 A Night Out With Mama
Vanessa Brantley-Newton (POC)
27 28 Just Like Me
28 29 The King Of Kindergarten
Derrick Barnes
29 Kaylani Juanita (POC) 30 Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration
30 Huda Fahmy (POC) 31 Yes, I’m Hot In This – The Hilarious Truth About Life In A Hijab
Mark Siegel To Dance
31 Traci Sorell (indigenous community) 32 At The Mountain’s Base
Weshoyot Alvitre (indigenous community)
32 Octavia Butler (POC) 33 Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Damian Duffy
John Hennings (POC)
33 Hena Khan (POC) 34 Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets 3 Arabic (bilingual)
Merdokht Amini (originally from Iran) 2 UK
Erika Meza (POC) Salsa Lullaby Spanish (bilingual)
Sebastia Serra The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung 3 Spain
34 Jeronimo Cornelles 35 Mariama: Different But Just The Same (Mariama: Diferente pero igual) Spanish (translated)
Nivola Uya
Juana Martinez-Neal La Princesa And The Pea 4 Peru Spanish (bilingual)
35 Bernardine Evaristo (POC) 36 Girl, Woman, Other UK English (neither translated nor bilingual)
36 Guojing (POC) 37 Stormy 5 China wordless
37 Del Samatar (Somali-American) 38 Monster Portraits 6 Somalia (but both are from the US) mostly English
Sofia Samatar (Somali-American)
38 Klaas Verplancke 39 Magritte’s Apple 7 Belgium English (neither translated nor bilingual)
39 Myriam Ouyessad 40 The Magical Tree: A Children’s Book Inspired by Gustav Klimt 8 France
Anja Klauss 9 Germany
40 Theodor Fontane (translated by Douglas Parmee) 41 Irretrievable 4 German (translated)
41 Petra Postert (translated by Henriette Schroeder) 42 I Need All Of It
Jens Rassmus
Fatinha Ramos (based in Antwerp but originally from Portugal) Sonia Delaunay: A Life Of Color 10 Portugal English (neither translated nor bilingual)
42 Fernando Pessoa (translated by Margaret Jull Costa) 43 The Book Of Disquiet: Definitive Edition 5 Portuguese (translated)
43 Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by Danusia Stok) 44 The Last Wish 11 Poland 6 Polish (translated)
44 Omar Al Owais 45 Salvaged 12 United Arab Emirates English (neither translated nor bilingual)
45 Dr. Reem El Mutwalli 46 Let’s Play Dress Up Arabic (bilingual)
46 Germano Zullo 47 Little Bird 13 Switzerland 7 French (translated)
47 Guridi 48 Once Upon A Time Spain Spanish (translated)
48 Karim Al-Dahdah 49 Sitt Sobhiye And The Quest For The White Horse 14 Lebanon Arabic (bilingual)
49 Dalia Menhall Mirza 50 Who Wants A Mommy With A Moustache?
Maya Majdalani
50 Maxine Beneba Clarke 51 The Patchwork Bike 15 Australia English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Van Thanh Rudd
51 Shaun Tan 52 Tales From The Inner City
52 Mirabai (translated by Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield) 53 Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems 16 India 8 Hindi (translated)
53 Deborah Underwood (USA) 54 Bearnard’s Book 17 Japan English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Misa Saburi (Japanese)
54 Shinsuke Yoshitake 55 The Boring Book 9 Japanese (translated)
55 Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) 56 Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Rafael Lopez (Mexico | USA) The Day You Begin 18 Mexico English (neither translated nor bilingual)
56 Magda Szabo (translated by George Szirtes) 57 Iza’s Ballad 19 Hungary 10 Hungarian (translated)
57 Debbie Ridpath Ohi (POC) 58 Where Are My Books? 20 Canada English (neither translated nor bilingual)
58 Shelly Becker 59 Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
60 Even Superheroes Make Mistakes
59 Kyo Maclear (POC) 61 It Began With A Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew The Way
Julie Morstad
60 Jillian Tamaki (POC) My Best Friend
61 Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) 62 Incidental Inventions 21 Italy 11 Italian (translated)
Andrea Ucini (Italian based in Denmark)
62 Soosh 63 Dad By My Side 22 Ukraine English (neither translated nor bilingual)
63 Alina Bronsky (Russian born but living in Germany, translated by Tim Mohr) 64 Baba Dunja’s Last Love 23 Russia German (translated)
64 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (translated by Philip Roughton) 65 I Remember You 24 Iceland 12 Icelandic (translated)
65 Ge Fei (translated by Canaan Morse) 66 The Invisibility Cloak 25 China 13 Chinese (translated)
66 Behrouz Boochani (Kurdish-Iranian now based in Australia, translated by Omid Tofighian) 67 No Friend But The Mountains 26 Iran 14 Farsi (translated)
Samara Cole Doyon (Haitian American) Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration 27 Haiti English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Edwidge Danticat (Haitian American) My Mommy Medicine
Dana Wulfekotte (Korean American) The Remember Balloons 28 South Korea
Kaa Illustration Nighttime Symphony 29 Vietnam
Eda Kaban (born and raised in Turkey but now based in US Even Superheroes Have Bad Days 30 Turkey
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes
67 Ray Jayawardhana (from Sri Lanka now based in US) 68 Child Of The Universe 31 Sri Lanka
Raul Colon (now based in US) 32 Puerto Rico
68 Siena Cherson Siegel (now based in US) 69 To Dance
69 Fredrik Backman 70 A Man Called Ove 33 Sweden 15 Swedish (translated)
70 Radwa Ashour 71 The Woman From Tantoura 34 Egypt Arabic (translated)