Global Reading Challenge ~ Countries read map

I thought I would include a map of the world, which I will update as I go along & that maybe I should move the country list here so that anyone can see at a glance how I am doing. **UPDATE** 13/03/12 – I am actively searching out books for my reading challenge & have decided that as I find the ones I want to read for each country I will add it here (in red). So, if it is in red & doesn’t have a hyperlink taking you to the review, I heaven’t read it yet.

List of Countries:

1. Afghanistan ~ A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

2. Albania ~ Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare

3. Algeria ~ The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (which is a nom de plume for Mohammed Moulessehoul)

4. Andorra

5. Angola

6. Antigua

7. Argentina

8. Armenia

9. Australia ~ The Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

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 ~ When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster

33. Cape Verde

34. Central African Republic

35. Chad

36. Chile

37. China ~ A Year in Tibet by Sun Shuyun

38. Colombia ~ Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt

39. Comoros

40. Congo

41. Costa Rica

42. Cote d’ivoire

43. Croatia

44. Cuba

45. Cyprus

46. Czech Republic

47. Denmark ~ Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen

48. Djibouti

49. Dominica

50. Dominican Republic

51. Ecuador

52. East Timor

53. Egypt

54. El Salvador

55. England ~ Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

56. Equatorial Guinea

57. Eritrea

58. Estonia

59. Ethiopia

60. Fiji

61. Finland

62. France

63. Gabon

64. (The) Gambia

65. Georgia

66. Germany ~ Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink

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 ~ Q & A by Vikas Swarup

79. Indonesia

80. Iran – Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat

81. Iraq

82. Ireland (the Republic of)

83. Palestine/Israel – I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish (actually a choice for Palestine, but since Palestine doesn’t “really exist” I am going to put this here & also read a book about 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 – The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

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 Leone – A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

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 ~ The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg

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 ~ The Camel Bookmoble by Masha Hamilton

188. Uruguay

189. Uzbekistan

190. Vanuatu

191. Vatican City

192. Venezuela

193. Vietnam

194. Wales

195. Yemen

196. Zaire

197. Zambia

198. Zimbabwe ~ An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah

Last updated: March 13th 2011 – added choice for Sierra Leone

10 responses to “Global Reading Challenge ~ Countries read map

  1. Sue

    Hey…looks like you’ve got lots to go…Get on it! Happy reading:)

  2. Katherine

    This is a really cool idea – question – is the country the place where the story takes place or the birthplace of the author?

    • Hi Katherine! I suppose you could do it either way, but I am doing mine by authors born in the country, rather than books that take place in the country. I have to admit, I have been very slack with this challenge this year…..it has been a very bad reading year for me this year. Need to find a way to turn this around!

  3. Katherine

    Maybe I can help – I recommend “Prisoner Of Tehran” by Marina Nemat – tht would tick the Iran box 😉

  4. Hi there… what a great idea for a challenge! 🙂
    Keep at it!

    I’ve got 2 recommendations for Iraq (both are authors from as well as the stories taking place in… or at least partly in Iraq)
    1) Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny ~ by Zainab Salbi (biography)
    and
    2) Talking About Jane Austin in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship ~ May Witwit and Bee Rowlatt (e-mailed correspondence between an English professor and a U.K based Journalist during the recent invasion)
    I found both to be good reads and quite informative.

  5. Oh and if you haven’t read Angela’s Ashes yet… you absolutely must!!! That would cover Ireland for you 🙂

  6. Zee Edgell is an author from Belize who writes about Belize. She has penned 4 novels – Time and the River, The Festival of San Joaquin, Beka Lamb and In Times Like These. I haven’t read any of them.

  7. I’m working on a book-from-every-country project also. It’s quite an adventure!

    • I agree, it is a challenge, but one I am enjoying! My biggest challenge is to fit it in with my review books, and my reading for pleasure, because I don’t get a lot of time to read each week.

      Like I said on my first ever post, this is a long (very long!) term project! 🙂

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