Book Blogger Hop | Books by Authors Outside of the US

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

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:

To answer the first question, I read many, many, many books by British authors, and some Scottish, Irish, Australian, and Canadian authors. But, I don’t believe that I read many books outside of US/UK/Australian/Canadian authors, mostly because I’m not bi-lingual and opportunity doesn’t usually bring authors outside of English speaking countries to my attention.

That being said, there have been 2 Danish authors in the last year or so that I have read and reviewed. Jesper Stein with his hard-boiled mystery, Die For Me and Kenneth B. Andersen with his fantasy series, The Devil’s Apprentice. Both were very good and I can whole-heartedly recommend.

There may be more, and I just didn’t realize they were from a country outside the ones mentioned. Unless the book is part of a blog tour, I don’t always see author information aside from the name.

How about you? Do you read books by authors from outside your country? Any book recommendations?

12 Replies to “Book Blogger Hop | Books by Authors Outside of the US”

  1. This is such a great topic, I usually love it when there is attention for non-originally-English novels.

    I am Dutch but since I read almost exclusively English now, I don’t read a lot of Dutch books anymore…

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    1. I’ll have to look those authors up. I sometimes think I read more U.K. authors than US ones but I’ve never counted 😊

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  2. Because I read indie published books, most are by US authors, though I do read fellow Brits, along with Aussie, NZ and Canadian. I’ve beta read for a french author, though the book was written in English and my role was to check word usage etc.
    Personally I prefer Aussie authors as they are the closest in language use to my English ear.

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    1. Sometimes I have trouble with U.K. and Australian for the same reason you enjoy them – I don’t understand the colloquialisms and become confused. I imagine for people who don’t live in the US – US authors must pose the same issues.

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        1. I’ve always thought it was weird that they call tank style undershirts wife beaters. It has to do with American class distinction snobbery more than anything.

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    1. I’m a big Gilmore Girls fan ☺️ And me too with books. In college, I reads lots of translations but now – not so much.

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