The Map of Love -- Ahdaf Souief

Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively
Midaq Alley -- Naguib Mahfouz (or Palace Walk)

The Yacoubian Building — Alaa Al Aswany

The Alexandria Quartet -- Lawrence Durrell 

The Balkan Trilogy/ The Levant Trilogy -- Olivia Manning


Non fiction


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate -- Kai Bird

The Man in the Sharkskin Suit -- Lucette Lagnado

Out of Egypt -- Andre Aciman

Cairo -- Max Rodenbeck

Alexandria -- EM Forster

Oleander, Jacaranda -- Penelope Lively

Dining with Al Qaeda -- Hugh Pope