International Bookworms: To Be Translated

Welcome, welcome, welcome! As you may (or may not) know, I’ve created a brand new book blogger meme called International Bookworms. The meme was created to promote and support international book bloggers! There will be a new theme/prompt every two weeks and more info can be found on the meme’s page. The first prompt is all about the (English) books we wished would be translated to our own language. If you want to link up your own post, you can do so at the bottom!

To Be Translated. (What books would you like to see translated by a local publisher? If youโ€™re in an English country: what books would you like to see published locally?)

Victoria Schwab’s Books
Victoria Schwab’s books are my absolute favourites and I actually cannot believe they haven’t been published in the Netherlands yet! Shades of Magic was my favourite trilogy I read in 2017 and the Monsters of Verity books are just so incredible!

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
This was my most anticipated debut of 2017 and I’ve read It twice now because I simply just love it so much! It’s still quite a new book so maybe it’ll be published by a Dutch publisher this year, but I honestly doubt it. They’re really quick with translating new books if they do translate an English book, and I just feel like this is one of those books that’ll fly under their radar. It’s such a shame, really. Plus, it’s a standalone! Like, they wouldn’t have to publish an entire series or anything!

Jodi Meadow’s Books
The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King are two of my all time favourite books and Before She Ignites was incredible as well! I just cannot believe Jodi hasn’t been published in the Netherlands yet. I mean, she also wrote the Incarnate trilogy so it’s not like TOQ was her first book?! I kind of understand this as I feel like she’s not the most popular author, but I love her books so much!

The Kiss of Deception
Woah, woah, woah. I listened to this book last year and it was INCREDIBLE. I really loved it and I feel like it’s quite a well known book? Or maybe that’s just me… Anyway, I don’t understand how Dutch publisher’s continue to not-publish incredible books?!

The Bone Witch
Erm, guys… I’m starting to see a theme here. These are like… all fantasy. OOPS. Thinking about it… It often seems as if Dutch publishers translate more contemporary than fantasy. I feel like you either love or hate The Bone Witch, but I’m one of those people who really loved it. It’s such an original story!

  • I’m an English book blogger who loves to read translated books from all around the world. I am starting to read properly in French too – but not Dutch, sorry! It’s great to find you like translated books too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I share my reviews on my book blog, Literary Flits http://litflits.blogspot.co.uk
    I also have a monthly blog series on my personal blog featuring books from a different country. January’s post shows books I read by Iranian authors. I hope you like it! http://stephjb.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/WorldReads?

    • That’s so cool! I usually only kind of look at Dutch translations because that’s where I’m from but I never really think about translations in/from other countries! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
      Thanks for your comment! ๐ŸŒธ

  • I love this meme, you know it. I’ll be posting mine as soon as I possibly can because I’m so excited about this new project! I have one little question though: i can’t find the announcement post that i read a couple of days ago. could you direct me to it so that i can check out the rest of the prompts as well?? Thanks, Ayla, this is amazing!

    • Thank you so much! The announcement post is actually a page in my menu bar, but you can find it here! ๐Ÿ–ค

  • dominique_x

    Ah I really love this meme, I am curious about the other articles ๐Ÿ™‚ I really want Victoria Schwab’s books to be translated too, I really love them (so far) I think a lot Dutch readers will love them as well. I also think A List of Cages by Robin Roe should be translated, I loved that book so much!

    • Thank you!! I definitely think lots of Dutch readers will LOVE Victoria’s books! I’ve heard of A List of Cages, but I haven’t really checked it out yet. I think I will now, it seems like a great book! โ˜บ๏ธ

  • You, me and a lot of other Dutchies wonder why Schwab hasn’t been picked up yet. It is kind of ridiculous to be honest.

    • It really is! I just do not understand how not a single Dutch publisher has published her books… I was thinking earlier how it might be because she writes both YA & adult and it might be difficult to publish all her books but then that doesn’t make sense either because usually YA is published under an imprint so they actually can publish both adult & YA… It’s actually so frustrating, hahah!