Expat Book Bloggers

A group for people who moved to a new country and started blogging about books. Are you an Australian in the US? An American in Thailand? A Brit in Bolivia? A South African in South America? Share your blog and get connected with other expats.

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Members: 13
Latest Activity: May 27, 2014

Welcome Expats!

When I moved abroad one of the things I missed most was the chance to talk about books with people. None of my co-workers are native English speakers. We can communicate, but we don't usually read the same things. I started my blog so I could connect with people over books no matter where they are in the world.


Do you have an expat book blog? Please comment with:


Your name and blog link


Where you live


Where you came from


What do you blog about? Do you have separate book and expat blogs?


I'm looking forward to reading and following your blogs! If you have time, I blog at A Kindle in Hong Kong.


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Comment by Jerry Rogers Barrow on November 4, 2012 at 8:39am

Jerome Brooke lives in the Kingdom of Siam. He is the consort of Jira, a princess of the lost Kingdom of Nan. He has written The City of the Mirage (BtGN) and many other books.

Jerry likes review, blog post and interview swaps and exchanges -

Comment by kiwigirlreads on May 12, 2012 at 9:11am


Just thought I would update here as I now have an expat blog as well as my book one.  The new one is and this one is about life in Korea and various other randomness, stuff that won't go on my book one as I want to keep that mainly about books.  Please stop by and check it out.



Comment by Sadie S. Forsythe on March 30, 2012 at 1:02pm

Hi, my name is Sadie. I am an American living just north of Manchester, England. I don't write an expat blog, though I do make the occasional cultural observation on my blog It is brand spankin new, but will be half personal musings and half book reviews. Would love to trade a follow or two. 

BTW, Olga, I live in the UK now, but I am originally from middle TN - not too far from Chattanooga really. I have lived in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Huntland and Alto (very small town). I miss hearing people say Ya'll and being called darlin' by strangers.

Comment by kiwigirlreads on February 24, 2012 at 9:15am


My name is Amy and I am from New Zealand, I am currently living in Suwon, South Korea.  I just started a book blog where I am going to talk about what I am reading, have read and related topics - I'm at

Comment by Gathering Books on December 14, 2011 at 3:48am

We at GatheringBooks are now officially launching our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge for 2012! Sign up here. Book prizes include:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2011)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Newbery)

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon (2003 Whitbread Book of the Year)

Wolves by Emily Gravett (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Bronze Award in 2005)

among others. Open internationally. Check it out! Lezzjoinus!

Comment by Gathering Books on August 10, 2011 at 9:41pm

When failed fairy spells and crazy adventures combine, you get Gail Carson Levine's Newbery honor book "Ella Enchanted" - the book is distinct from the movie as you can see in our review. Check out how willfulness and character can effectively break a spell more than a Prince's Kiss could. For our fractured fairy tale theme in GatheringBooks until end of August.

Comment by Gathering Books on August 8, 2011 at 4:46am

It's always our privilege to share the thoughts of young people over at GatheringBooks. For August we have the lovely Nurul Iiman Bte Said, a secondary student from Hougang Secondary School in Singapore - review the book "Mighty Men" as written by Low Jat Leng.

Comment by Olga Jones on July 31, 2011 at 10:04pm
Hi! My name is Olga. I'm originally from Ukraine but now live in Chattanooga, TN, USA. I tried to do a personal blog in the past but it didn't really work out as intended - all I ever wanted to talk about was books so Bibliophile's Corner was born. Stop by for a visit!
Comment by Mandy Lawrence on July 27, 2011 at 12:04am
Currently, I am hosting my first giveaway!  One of the items is a travel book.  Check it out at Baking Book Bunny
Comment by Gathering Books on July 26, 2011 at 9:06pm

Check out our Round-up post for July in GatheringBooks. It includes our 1:4:1000 Book Drive for our Blogiversary:

Our Fractured Fairy Tale theme for the months of July and August:

Our Reading Challenges Update (Persons of Color Reading Challenge, Picture Book Reading Challenge, Murakami Reading Challenge, South Asian Challenge). Our Participation in Nonfiction Monday, Book Talk Tuesday, Poetry Friday. As well as our very own Quill Junior, Poet's Sanctum, Academic Nook, and Graphic Novelist Feature. Check out our Progress as well in our 365 Reading Project.


We have a very vibrant month! Join us!


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