And so the adventure begins……….

As I said previously, I had begun this challenge before I decided to begin this blog & I have already read 2 books of the 198 that will eventually be read to complete this reading challenge. When I began thinking about this challenge I googled “lists of countries of the world” which not surprisingly returned a very healthy choice of lists. I picked one & modified it slightly to treat the UK as 4 separate countries (I have a Welsh other half) & voila! the list of countries was born.

For those of you who might like to see that list, here it is!

 

1. Afghanistan 
2. Albania 
3. Algeria 
4. Andorra
5. Angola
6. Antigua
7. Argentina
8. Armenia
9. Australia
10. Austria
11. Azerbaijan
12. Bahamas
13. Bahrain
14. Bangladesh
15. Barbados
16. Belarus
17. Belgium
18. Belize
19. Benin
20. Bhutan
21. Bolivia
22. Bosnia
23. Botswana
24. Brazil
25. Brunei
26. Bulgaria
27. Burkina Faso
28. Burma
29. Burundi
30. Cambodia
31. Cameroon
32. Canada
33. Cape Verde
34. Central African Republic
35. Chad
36. Chile
37. China
38. Colombia
39. Comoros
40. Congo
41. Costa Rica
42. Cote d’ivoire
43. Croatia
44. Cuba
45. Cyprus
46. Czech Republic
47. Denmark
48. Djibouti
49. Dominica
50. Dominican Republic
51. Ecuador
52. East Timor
53. Egypt
54. El Salvador
55. England
56. Equatorial Guinea
57. Eritrea
58. Estonia
59. Ethiopia
60. Fiji
61. Finland
62. France
63. Gabon
64. (The) Gambia
65. Georgia
66. Germany                                   11111111111111111111111111111111111111111 67. Ghana
68. Greece
69. Grenada
70. Guatemala
71. Guinea
72. Guinea-Bissau
73. Guyana
74. Haiti
75. Honduras
76. Hungary
77. Iceland
78. India
79. Indonesia
80. Iran
81. Iraq
82. Ireland (the Republic of)
83. Israel
84. Italy
85. Jamaica
86. Japan
87. Jordan
88. Kazakhstan
89. Kenya
90. Kiribati
91. Korea (North)
92. Korea (South)
93. Kosovo
94. Kuwait
95. Kyrgyzstan
96. Laos
97. Latvia
98. Lebanon
99. Lesotho
100. Liberia
101. Libya
102. Liechtenstein
103. Lithuania
104. Luxembourg
105. Macedonia
106. Madagascar
107. Malawi
108. Malaysia
109. Maldives
110. Mali
111. Malta
112. Marshall Islands
113. Mauritania
114. Mauritius
115. Mexico
116. Micronesia
117. Moldova
118. Monaco
119. Mongolia
120. Montenegro
121. Morocco
122. Mozambique
123. Namibia
124. Nauru
125. Nepal
126. Netherlands (The)
127. New Zealand
128. Nicaragua
129. Niger
130. Nigeria
131. Norway
132. Northern Ireland
133. Oman
134. Pakistan
135. Palau
136. Panama
137. Papua New Guinea
138. Paraguay
139. Peru
140. Philippines (The)
141. Poland
142. Portugal
143. Qatar
144. Romania
145. Russia
146. Rwanda
147. St. Kitts & Nevis
148. St. Lucia
149. St. Vincent & the Grenadines
150. Samoa
151. San Marino
152. Sao Tome & Principe
153. Saudi Arabia
154. Scotland
155. Senegal
156. Serbia
157. Seychelles
158. Sierra Leon
159. Singapore
160. Slovakia
161. Slovenia
162. Solomon Islands
163. Somalia
164. South Africa
165. Spain
166. Sri Lanka
167. Sudan
168. Suriname
169. Swaziland
170. Sweden
171. Switzerland
172. Syria
173. Taiwan
174. Tajikistan
175. Tanzania
176. Thailand
177. Togo
178. Tonga
179. Trinidad & Tobago
180. Tunisia
181. Turkey
182. Turkmenistan
183. Tuvalu
184. Uganda
185. Ukraine
186. United Arab Emirates
187. United States
188. Uruguay
189. Uzbekistan
190. Vanuatu
191. Vatican City
192. Venezuela
193. Vietnam
194. Wales
195. Yemen
196. Zaire
197. Zambia
198. Zimbabwe

Now, you may look at that & think YIKES! I know I sure did 🙂 But, as they say: “In for a penny, in for a pound”

And so the adventure begins……………….

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2 responses to “And so the adventure begins……….

  1. I’m always happy to see these sort of challenges being done. Of all the challenges I see from time to time on the internet, and around the blogosphere, this one is probably the best, not just because of the scope of it, but also because of the exposure to other writers, cultures, and styles that it gives the reader.

  2. You asked about Andorra. I can’t vouch for it’s quality, but an online acquaintance recently done this challenge and did Andorra by Michèle Gazier for Andorra. I don’t know whether it’s a short story or an essay, but apparently it comes from a volume called Views from the Bridge of Europe – probably an essay – although I have no idea as to its availability.

    Here full list can be viewed here.

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