#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 4 The Power Of Her Pen: The Story Of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne 2 English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Lesa Cline-Ransome (POC)
5 Susan Verde 5 Hey, Wall!
John Parra (POC)
6 Samantha R. Vamos (POC) 6 The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung
7 Susan Middleton Elya 7 La Princesa And The Pea
8 Grace Lin (POC) 8 A Big Bed For Little Snow
9 Linda Ashman 9 Rain!
Christian Robinson (POC)
10 10 Another
11 11 Just In Case You Want To Fly
Julie Fogliano
12 My Best Friend
12 Christian Robinson 13 Carmela Full Of Wishes
Matt De La Peña
13 Miranda Paul 14 Water Is Water: A Book About The Water Cycle
Jason Chin (POC)
14 K. A. Holt 15 I Wonder
Kenard Pak (POC)
15 Mechal Renee Roe (POC) 16 Happy Hair
16 Cara Manes 17 Sonia Delaunay: A Life Of Color
17 Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (POC) 18 Jake Makes A World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem
Christopher Myers (POC)
18 19 Nighttime Symphony
Timbaland (POC)
19 Matthew A. Cherry (POC) 20 Hair Love
Vashti Harrison (POC)
20 Rita Lorraine Hubbard (POC) 21 The Oldest Student: How May Walker Learned To Read
Oge Mora (POC)
21 22 Saturday
22 Kathleen Krull 23 Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey Of Neil DrGrasse Tyson
Frank Morrison
23 Jacqueline Woodson (POC) 24 The Day You Begin
24 Leo Dillon (POC) 25 Love And The Rocking Chair
Diane Dillon
25 Alice Faye Duncan 26 Just Like A Mama
Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
26 Shannon Wright (POC) 27 My Mommy Medicine
27 Jessie Oliveros 28 The Remember Balloons
28 Parker Curry 29 Parker Looks Up
Jessica Curry
Brittany Jackson
29 Quvenzhane Wallis 30 A Night Out With Mama
Vanessa Brantley-Newton (POC)
30 31 Just Like Me
31 32 The King Of Kindergarten
Derrick Barnes
32 33 I Am Every Good Thing
Gordon C. James
33 Kaylani Juanita (POC) 34 Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration
34 Huda Fahmy (POC) 35 Yes, I’m Hot In This – The Hilarious Truth About Life In A Hijab
Mark Siegel To Dance
35 Sonia Sotomayor (POC, parents from Puerto Rico) 36 Just Ask!
36 Useni Eugene Perkins (POC) 37 Hey Black Child!
Bryan Collier (POC)
37 Traci Sorell (indigenous community) 38 At The Mountain’s Base
Weshoyot Alvitre (indigenous community)
38 Octavia Butler (POC) 39 Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Damian Duffy
John Hennings (POC)
39 Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (POC) 40 Layla’s Happiness
Ashleigh Corrin (POC)
40 Carole Lindstrom (indigenous people) 41 We Are Water Protectors
Michaela Goade (indigenous people)
41 Breanna J. McDaniel (POC) 42 Hands Up!
Shane W. Evans (POC)
42 Based on song by Bob Marley (POC) 43 Get Up, Stand Up!
Cedella Marley (POC)
John Jay Cabuay (POC)
43 Shani King (POC) 44 Have I Ever Told You?
Irene Latham 45 The Cat Man Of Aleppo
44 46 Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems Of Race, Mistakes And Friendship
Charles Waters (POC)
Sean Qualls (POC)
Selina Alko
45 Kevin Noble Maillard (member of the Seminole nation) 47 Fry Bread
46 Mary Wagley Copp 48 Wherever I Go
47 Langston Hughes (POC) 49 That Is My Dream!
Daniel Miyares
48 Tami Charles (POC) 50 Freedom Soup
Jacqueline Alcantara
49 bell hooks (POC) 51 Skin Again
Chris Raschka
50 Hena Khan (POC) 52 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
51 Jeronimo Cornelles 53 Mariama: Different But Just The Same (Mariama: Diferente pero igual) Spanish (translated)
Nivola Uya
52 Susana Gomez Redondo (translated by Lawrence Schimel) 54 The Day Saida Arrived
53 Laura Borras 55 A Sky Without Lines English (neither translated nor bilingual)
54 Raul Nieto Guridi 56 Once Upon A time Spanish (translated)
Juana Martinez-Neal (now based in the US) La Princesa And The Pea 4 Peru Spanish (bilingual)
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story English (neither translated nor bilingual)
55 Issa Watanabe 57 Migrants Wordless (some words translated from Spanish)
56 Bernardine Evaristo (POC) 58 Girl, Woman, Other UK English (neither translated nor bilingual)
57 Guojing (POC) 59 Stormy 5 China wordless
58 Del Samatar (Somali-American) 60 Monster Portraits 6 Somalia (but both are from the US) mostly English
Sofia Samatar (Somali-American)
59 Klaas Verplancke 61 Magritte’s Apple 7 Belgium English (neither translated nor bilingual)
60 Dominique Goblet 62 Pretending Is Lying 4 French (translated)
61 Christelle Dabos (translated by Hildegarde Serle 63 A Winter’s Promise 8 France
64 The Missing Of Clairdelune
62 Myriam Ouyessad 65 The Magical Tree: A Children’s Book Inspired by Gustav Klimt English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Anja Klauss 9 Germany
63 Theodor Fontane (translated by Douglas Parmee) 66 Irretrievable 5 German (translated)
64 Petra Postert (translated by Henriette Schroeder) 67 I Need All Of It
Jens Rassmus
Sonja Wimmer The Day Saida Arrived Translated from Spanish
Fatinha Ramos (based in Antwerp but originally from Portugal) Sonia Delaunay: A Life Of Color 10 Portugal English (neither translated nor bilingual)
65 Fernando Pessoa (translated by Margaret Jull Costa) 68 The Book Of Disquiet: Definitive Edition 6 Portuguese (translated)
66 Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by Danusia Stok) 69 The Last Wish 11 Poland 7 Polish (translated)
67 Omar Al Owais 70 Salvaged 12 United Arab Emirates English (neither translated nor bilingual)
68 Dr. Reem El Mutwalli 71 Let’s Play Dress Up Arabic (bilingual)
69 Germano Zullo 72 Little Bird 13 Switzerland French (translated)
Anna Horvath Have I Ever Told You? English (neither translated nor bilingual)
70 Karim Al-Dahdah 73 Sitt Sobhiye And The Quest For The White Horse 14 Lebanon Arabic (bilingual)
71 Dalia Menhall Mirza 74 Who Wants A Mommy With A Moustache?
Maya Majdalani
72 Maxine Beneba Clarke 75 The Patchwork Bike 15 Australia English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Van Thanh Rudd
73 Shaun Tan 76 Tales From The Inner City
77 Cicada
Krystia Basil (originally from Chennai, India but now based in US) A Sky Without Lines 16 India
74 Mirabai (translated by Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield) 78 Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems 8 Hindi (translated)
75 Deborah Underwood (USA) 79 Bearnard’s Book 17 Japan English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Misa Saburi (Japanese)
76 Shinsuke Yoshitake 80 The Boring Book 9 Japanese (translated)
77 Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) 81 Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Yuko Shimizu (now based in the US) The Cat Man Of Aleppo English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Rafael Lopez (Mexico | USA) The Day You Begin 18 Mexico English (neither translated nor bilingual)
Just Ask
78 Magda Szabo (translated by George Szirtes) 82 Iza’s Ballad 19 Hungary 10 Hungarian (translated)
79 Debbie Ridpath Ohi (POC) 83 Where Are My Books? 20 Canada English (neither translated nor bilingual)
80 Shelly Becker 84 Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
85 Even Superheroes Make Mistakes
81 Kyo Maclear 86 Story Boat
87 It Began With A Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew The Way
Julie Morstad
82 Jillian Tamaki (POC) My Best Friend
88 Our Little Kitchen
83 Heather Smith 89 The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden
Rachel Wada (of Japanese Cantonese ethnicity) English (with a few Japanese words)
84 Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein) 90 Incidental Inventions 21 Italy 11 Italian (translated)
Andrea Ucini (Italian based in Denmark)
85 Soosh 91 Dad By My Side 22 Ukraine English (neither translated nor bilingual)
86 Alina Bronsky (Russian born but living in Germany, translated by Tim Mohr) 92 Baba Dunja’s Last Love 23 Russia German (translated)
87 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (translated by Philip Roughton) 93 I Remember You 24 Iceland 12 Icelandic (translated)
88 Ge Fei (translated by Canaan Morse) 94 The Invisibility Cloak 25 China 13 Chinese (translated)
89 Kat Zhang (Chinese American – based in the US) 95 Amy Wu And The Perfect Bao English (neither translated nor bilingual)
90 Behrouz Boochani (Kurdish-Iranian now based in Australia, translated by Omid Tofighian) 96 No Friend But The Mountains 26 Iran 14 Farsi (translated)
91 Rashin Kheiriyeh Story Boat English (neither translated nor bilingual)
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
92 Thao Lam 97 The Paper Boat: A Refugee Story
Eda Kaban (born and raised in Turkey but now based in US Even Superheroes Have Bad Days 30 Turkey
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes
93 Ray Jayawardhana (from Sri Lanka now based in US) 98 Child Of The Universe 31 Sri Lanka
Raul Colon (now based in US) 32 Puerto Rico
94 Siena Cherson Siegel (now based in US) 99 To Dance
95 Fredrik Backman 100 A Man Called Ove 33 Sweden 15 Swedish (translated)
96 Radwa Ashour 101 The Woman From Tantoura 34 Egypt Arabic (translated)
97 Gerry Alanguilan 102 Elmer 35 Philippines English (neither translated nor bilingual)
98 Maria Wernicke (translated by Lawrence Schimel) 103 Some Days 36 Argentina Translated from Spanish
99 Innosanto Nagara (Indonesian – now living in the US) 104 My Night In The Planetarium 37 Indonesia English (neither translated nor bilingual)
100 Aisha Saeed (Pakistani American – based in the US) 105 Bilal Cooks Daal 38 Pakistan
Anoosha Syed (Pakistani Canadian – based in Canada)
Charlene Chua (Singaporean based in Canada) Amy Wu And The Perfect Bao 39 Singapore
101 Ghassan Kanafani (translated by Hilary Kilpatrick) 106 Men In The Sun And Other Palestinian Stories 40 Palestine Arabic (translated)
Munir Mohammed (now based in US but originally from Ghana) Wherever I Go 41 Ghana English (neither translated nor bilingual)
102 Karim Shamsi-Basha (now based in Alabama) The Cat Man Of Aleppo 42 Syria English (neither translated nor bilingual)
103 Gulnar Hajo 107 Nour’s Escape Arabic (translated)
Abir Ali (translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp) 43 Oman
104 Einat Tsarfati (translated by Annette Appel) 108 The Neighbors 44 Israel 16 Hebrew (translated)
105 Marit Larsen (translated by Kari Dickson) 109 Agnes’s Place 45 Norway 17 Norwegian (translated)
Jenny Løvlie