These are all books I have read during my travels over the last few years and recommend


The other hand - Chris Cleave

Broken Pottery, the life of an african girl - Jennifer Ann

Slumdog Millionaire (Q and A) - Vikas Swarup


No Compromise - Melody Green

Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

The kite runner - Khaled Hosseini

Tears of the Desert - Halim Barshir

Emergency Sex (and other desperate measures): True stories from a war zone - Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewaite and Andrew Thomson

We die alone - David Howarth

The girl who kicked the hornets nest (Millenium III) - Stieg Larsson

The girl who played with fire (Millenium II) - Stieg Larsson

The girl with the dragon tattoo (Millenium I) - Stieg Larsson


Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

The Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez

The weight of a mustard seed - Wendell Steavenson

The bite of the mango - Mariatu Kamara

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Possession - A. S. Byatt

Sophie's Journey - Sally Collings

The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts

The life of pi - Yan Martel

The Constant Gardener - John le Carre

Lucky child (sequal to first they killed my father) - Loung Ung

they killed my father, a daughter of cambodia remembers - Loung Ung