Around-the-World Challenge

I think the thing that I like best about this particular reading project is that I never necessarily pay a lot of attention to where a book takes place when I’m reading, but it’s something I’d like to be more aware of! Also, I think that reading globally is truly the best (and sometimes only) way to be a true global scholar and, more immediately, an intrepid armchair traveler! This list is quite extensive, so I’m sure I won’t be able to knock out every country in 2012, but I’m hoping I can at least make a dent! This on-going challenge is hosted by the lovely women of my Goodreads group Bookworm Bitches and I couldn’t be more grateful. So without further ado, here’s the breakdown:

The challenge is to read one book set in each of the countries listed. This is not where the author is from, but where the book primarily takes place. There is no deadline to finish. Any book, any genre, post your finished book next to the Country – this will help others find a book to fill in their list.

And here’s the list of countries:

AFRICA:
ANTARCTICA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BAHAMAS
BERMUDA
BRAZIL
CANADA
CHILI
CHINA
COLOMBIA
CUBA
DENMARK
EGYPT
FIJI
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREAT BRITAIN
GREECE
GUAM
HAITI
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
ICELAND
INDIA
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAMAICA
JAPAN
JORDAN
KENYA
LEBANON
MALAWI
MEXICO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
PANAMA
PERU
POLAND
PUERTO RICO
RUSSIA
SINGAPORE
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
THAILAND
TURKEY
UKRAINE
UNITED STATES
UNITED KINGDOM
VIETNAM
VIRGIN ISLANDS

Granted, that is by no means an inclusive list, but it’s a start for sure! I probably won’t try and pick books in advanced, as there are too many countries and too many books set in those countries for that to be even a kind of wise decision, but don’t fret – I’ll be back often to keep abreast of my trip around the world in 80 books (or less…maybe more? I didn’t actually count the number of countries on the list). Happy reading!

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