Around the World in 80 Books discussion

78 views
ATW in 80 Books World Challenge > Evana - Circumnavigator

Comments Showing 1-12 of 12 (12 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Diane L (last edited Feb 24, 2013 07:43AM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments I've been working on a personal Around the World in 80 Books since about the time the Circumnavigator category was created but only found the challenge here this week. I'll log my countries read starting October 20, 2011.

Logging by region and alphabetical by country/territory within region.

Since I found out a mod is going through to harvest books/countries for each calendar year, I am still putting new books read into the region posts but have also created a new post at the end showing all 2013 additions in a single location.


message 2: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:18PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: North America
USA - Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass, 20 Oct 2011
Canada - Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 24 Nov 2011
Greenland - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg, 7 Dec 1999
Mexico - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, 30 Oct 2012


message 3: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:43PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: The Caribbean
Bahamas - Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly, 17 May 2012
Barbados - Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 24 Sep 2012
Cuba - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 14 Nov 2015
Dominican Republic - In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Álvarez, 6 May 2014
Haiti - The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier, 24 Jun 2021
Jamaica - Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty, 10 Mar 2012
Puerto Rico - Precinct Puerto Rico by Steven Torres, 30 Jul 2013
Trinidad and Tobago - Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir by Elizabeth Nunez, 9 Feb 15


message 5: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:49PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: Europe
Austria - Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell, 4 Apr 2012
Belarus - Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich, 9 Feb 2016
Belgium - Shoulder the Sky by Anne Perry, 10 May 2014
Bulgaria - Wunderkind: A Novel by Nikolai Grozni, 26 Mar 2012
Channel Islands - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, 28 Oct 2011
Czechia - Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, 5 Nov 2011
Denmark - The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen, 9 Nov 2012
England - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 23 Jan 2012
Finland - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, 18 Feb 2012
France - The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr, 2 Jan 2012
Germany - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 16 Feb 2012
Greece - Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy & the Birth of Democracy by John R. Hale, 25 Jun 2012
Hungary - Rakóssy by Cecelia Holland, 31 Mar 2012
Iceland - Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason, 1 Dec 2011
Ireland - The Book of Evidence by John Banville, 8 Dec 2011
Italy - Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year by Carlo Levi, 16 Apr 2012
Malta - The Kappillan of Malta by Nicholas Monsarrat, 24 Apr 2012
Netherlands - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, 5 Aug 2012
Norway - 1222 by Anne Holt, 5 Jan 2012
Poland - This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski, 3 Mar 2012
Russia - We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 30 Oct 2012
Scotland - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, 14 Mar 2012
Serbia - Counter Camouflage by Bojan Miladinovic, 29 Mar 2012
Slovakia - Hana's Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine, 14 Aug 2020
Spain - A Potion for a Widow by Caroline Roe, 9 Feb 2012
Sweden - Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, 9 Jan 2012
Switzerland - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 2 Jun 2012
Ukraine - The Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko, 11 Mar 2012
United Kingdom - A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, 5 Jun 2021
Wales - Evans Above by Rhys Bowen, 3 Aug 2000
Yugoslavia - Partisans by Alistair MacLean, 26 Sep 2015


message 6: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:46PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: Africa
Algeria - Memory in the Flesh by Ahlam Mostaghanemi, 6 May 2012
Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, 17 March 2013
Cape Verde - The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida, 4 May 2012
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, 24 Oct 2011
Djibouti - Djibouti by Elmore Leonard, 23 Feb 2013
Egypt - Woman at Point Zero by Nawal el Saadawi, 28 Oct 2012
Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, 26 Apr 2014
Guinea - The Dark Child by Camara Laye, 10 May 2012
Kenya - The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, 25 Sep 2012
Libya - In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, 26 Apr 2012
Malawi - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba, 7 Oct 2012
Mali - The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer, 12 May 2016
Mauritius - The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah, 17 Oct 2012
Morocco - Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi, 8 May 2012
Namibia - The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner, 13 Sep 2012
Nigeria - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 25 May 2012
Rwanda - An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina, 2 Oct 2012
Sao Tome and Principe - São Tome: Journey to the Abyss--Portugal's Stolen Children by Paul D. Cohn, 22 May 2012
Senegal - God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane, 13 May 2012
Sierra Leone - A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, 12 May 2012
South Africa - Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 16 Mar 2012
Sudan - The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters, 6 Nov 2012
Tanzania - Trade Wind by M. M. Kaye, 6 Jun 2012
Uganda - The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget by Andrew Rice, 24 Oct 2012
Tunisia - The Oracle by Robin Burcell and Clive Cussler, 2/15/20
Zambia - Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, 28 Sep 2012
Zimbabwe - Bitterness by Malama Katulwende, 1 Oct 2012


message 7: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:41PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: Middle East
Iran - Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices by Mary Boyce, 23 Aug 1995
Iraq - They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie, 15 Jun 2013
Israel - Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel by Chaim Herzog, 6 Dec 2015
Lebanon - American Assassin by Vince Flynn, 25 Apr 2019
Palestine - A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters, 8 Jan 2015
Saudi Arabia - Wolves of the Crescent Moon by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed, 26 Oct 2012
Syria - Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa, 27 Nov 2012
Turkey - Snow by Orhan Pamuk, 23 Nov 2012
Yemen - I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali, 13 Feb 2012


message 8: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:47PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: Asia
Afghanistan - The Widow's Husband by Mir Tamim Ansary, 31 Jan 2013
Armenia - Survivors: An Oral History Of The Armenian Genocide by Donald E. Miller, 3 Oct 2012
Azerbaijan - Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said, 2 Dec 2012
Cambodia - Tomorrow I'm Dead: A Memoir by Bun Yom, 9 Jul 2015
China - Half of Man Is Woman by Zhang Xianliang, 24 Oct 2012
India - The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar, 24 Nov 2012
Indonesia - This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, 17 Jan 2013
Japan - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, 2 Jul 2012
Kazakhstan - The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years by Chingiz Aitmatov, 7 Dec 2012
Laos - The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill, 26 Jan 2016
Malaysia - The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo, 14 May 2014
Mongolia - Search for the Buried Bomber by Lei Xu, 31 Dec 2014
Myanmar - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, 10 Aug 2017
Nepal - The Kingdom by Clive Cussler, 4 Jul 2017
North Korea - The Bridges At Toko Ri by James A. Michener, 24 Sep 2016
Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, 27 Dec 2012
Singapore - Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu, 6 Oct 2018
Sri Lanka - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala, 30 Jan 2017
Tajikistan - The Sandalwood Box: Folk Tales from Tadzhikistan translated by Katya Sheppard, 18 Dec 2012
Thailand - Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, 16 Feb 2013
Tibet - Dalai Lama, My Son: A Mother's Autobiography by Diki Tsering, 20 Mar 2012
Turkey - Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff, 1/16/20
Uzbekistan - The Railway by Hamid Ismailov, 24 Dec 2012
Vietnam - A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler, 24 Dec 2011


message 9: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:45PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Region: Oceania/Australia
Australia - A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally, 17 Apr 2012
Micronesia - Medusa by Clive Cussler, 15 Feb 2016
Palau - Helmet For My Pillow (Military History by Robert Leckie, 27 Nov 2011
Papua New Guinea - You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home by Bryan Bender, 3 Jul 2014
Samoa - South Pacific Survivor: In Samoa by Kevin Daley, 14 May 2021
Solomon Islands - The Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler, 9 Feb 2017


message 10: by Diane L (last edited Jul 09, 2021 12:55PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments Totals
This tally includes all books from fall 2011 to the present.

North America - 4
Caribbean - 8
Latin America - 11
Europe - 31
Africa - 24
Middle East - 9
Asia - 23
Oceania/Australia - 6

Countries/Territories Read: 116
Regions Read: 8


message 11: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Welcome, Evana! You have a great selection of books!


message 12: by Diane L (last edited Jun 17, 2013 07:08PM) (new)

Diane L | 42 comments 2013 - New Countries Visited
Indonesia - This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, 17 Jan 2013
Afghanistan - The Widow's Husband by Mir Tamim Ansary, 31 Jan 2013
Thailand - Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, 16 Feb 2013
Djibouti - Djibouti by Elmore Leonard, 23 Feb 2013
Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, 17 March 2013
Iraq - They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie, 15 June 2013


back to top