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Around the World in 80 Books – Part Deux

05 Oct

Last year I participated in a reading challenge on Goodreads.com called Around the World in 80 books. It was an interesting experience in that I read many books, I normally would not have picked up and it really made me stretch my boundaries and comfort zone at times.

At the end of the 2011 challenge (September 30, 2011), I had read books set in the following countries (the titles are next to the country name):

Africa:
Botswana – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Cameroon – Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin
Cote D’ivoire – Aya
Egypt – Death on Tour
Ghana – Wife of the Gods: A Novel
Kenya – Out of Africa
Libya – In the Country of Men
Mauritius – The Last Brother
Morocco – The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca
Nigeria – Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Rwanda – Baking Cakes in Kigali
Sierra Leone – A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
South Africa – Cape Greed
Uganda – Waiting: A Novel
Zambia – Mrs. Pollifax on Safari
Zimbabwe – Out of Shadows

Asia:
China – Mao’s Last Dancer
India – The Case of the Missing Servant
Indonesia – The Persimmon Tree
Japan – The Housekeeper and the Professor
Kazakhstan – Woman in Exile: My Life in Kazakhstan
Korea – The Surrendered
Laos – The Coroner’s Lunch
Malaysia – A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
Mongolia – Warrior
Nepal – The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old’s Summit of Mt. Everest
Uzbekistan – Private Wars
Vietnam – Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Australia/Oceania:
Australia – The Story of Danny Dunn
Kiribati – The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
New Zealand – Tommo and Hawk

Caribbean:
Cuba – The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom
Dominica – Wide Sargasso Sea
Puerto Rico – The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico

Europe:
Albania – Chronicle in Stone: A Novel
Austria – Portrait of Seduction
Belgium – 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944
Bosnia-Herzogovenia – The Cellist of Sarajevo
Denmark – One, Two … He is coming for you
England – Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Finland – Snow Angels
France – Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of The Opera
Germany – The Reader and The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel
Greece – Oh. My. Gods.
Greenland – Cold Earth
Hungary – The Darkest Whisper
Iceland – Frozen Assets
Ireland – Here Be Dragons
Italy – Nicholas
Latvia – The Dogs of Riga
Lithuania – Between Shades of Gray
Malta – The Information Officer
the Netherlands – The Hiding Place
Norway – Don’t Look Back
Poland – Yossel, April 19, 1943
Portugal – A Small Death in Lisbon
Russia – Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense
Scotland – Spell of the Highlander
Spain – Miracle in Seville
Sweden – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Ukraine – The Rose of Sebastopol
Vatican City – The Secret Cardinal
Wales – Goddess of the Sea

Latin America/ South America
Argentina – Brava, Valentine
Belize – No Souvenirs
Brazil – Blood of the Wicked
Chile – The Killer’s Tears
Paraguay – The News from Paraguay
Peru – Bel Canto

Middle East:
Afghanistan – The Kite Runner
Iran – Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Israel – Drawing in the Dust
Jordan – Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist
Pakistan – An Act of Treason
Saudi Arabia – Finding Nouf: A Novel
Syria – Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

North America:
Canada – Love Bites
Mexico – White Heat
United States – Speak

*Antarctica:
Antarctica – In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery From The Last Continent

So this year, I decided to continue my trip around the world. My official thread for tracking my trip can be found here. But i’ll also try to blog my trip as I go here.

 
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