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message 1: by Laurel (new)

Laurel This is my first time doing the Around the World Challenge so am going to try to do the 'Trek' version of it. Here goes....


message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Starting with home country -

1. England, Europe :Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Total Countries: 1/80
Total Regions: 1


message 3: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Laurel wrote: "Starting with home country -

1. England, Europe :Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Total Countries: 1/80
Total Regions: 1"


Welcome to the challenge, Laurel! I LOVE that book.


message 4: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Thanks Diane! I loved it as well - this is the third Hardy novel I've read and have really enjoyed them all but this is my favourite so far.


message 5: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 2, France, Europe : Still with me by Thierry Cohen.

Total Countries: 2/80
Total Regions: 1


message 6: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 3. Belgium, Europe : The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijis.

Total Countries: 3/80
Total regions: 1


message 7: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 4. Germany, Europe : death and the devil by Franz Schatzing;
5. Czech Republic, Europe : The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka;
6. Poland, Europe : Schindler's List by Thomas Kenneally;
7. Ukraine, Europe : Everything Is Illuminated by Joanthan Safran Foer.

Total Countries: 7/80
Total Regions: 1


message 8: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 8 Russia, Europe : Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov edited by Robert Chandler
9. Georgia, Asia : A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Total Countries: 9/80
Total Regions: 2


message 9: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 10. Turkey, Middle East: Snow by Orfan Pamuk

Total Countries: 10/80
Total Regions: 3


message 10: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 11. Greece, Europe:The Iliad by Homer
12. Italy, Europe: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Total Countries: 12/80
Total Regions: 3


message 11: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 13. Spain, Europe : Guernica by David Bolling

Total Countries:13/80
Total Regions: 3


message 12: by Shirley (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) Laurel wrote: "2, France, Europe : Still with me by Thierry Cohen.

Total Countries: 2/80
Total Regions: 1"


So glad I listened to this one. It was excellent.


message 13: by Laurel (new)

Laurel I'm on Safari in Africa at the moment:

14. Morocco, Africa :The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
15. Algeria, Africa : The Eight by Katherine Neville
16.Libya Africa :The Seven Veils of Seth: A Modern Arabic Novel from Libya by Ibrahim Al-Koni
17. Niger, Africa : The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey by Paul Stoller
18. Nigeria, Africa : Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Total Countries: 18/80
Total Regions: 4


message 14: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Laurel wrote: "I'm on Safari in Africa at the moment:

14. Morocco, Africa :The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
15. Algeria, Africa : The Eight by Katherine Neville
16.Libya Africa :The..."


We have been on a similar path! We may have passed each other out in the desert. I found out earlier this week that Chinua Achebe recently died. I really enjoyed Things Fall Apart.


message 15: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Diane wrote: "Laurel wrote: "I'm on Safari in Africa at the moment:

14. Morocco, Africa :The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
15. Algeria, Africa : The Eight by Katherine Neville
16.Liby..."



Me too, sad to hear of him dying.


message 16: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 19. Cameroon, Africa : Cameroon with Egbert by Dervla Murphy

Total Countries: 19/80
Total Regions: 4


message 17: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 20. Congo, Africa : Stanley by Tim Jeal

Total Countries: 20/80
Total Regions: 4


message 18: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 21. Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa : The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Total Countries: 21/80
Total Regions: 4


message 19: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 22. Zambia, Africa:The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness by Delia & Mark Owens
23. Botswana, Africa:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Total Countries: 23/80
Total Regions: 4


message 20: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 24. South Africa, Africa: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
25.Zimbabwe, Africa: Journey to the Vanished City: The Search for a Lost Tribe of Israel by Tudor Parfitt
26. Mozambique, Africa: Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto
27.Tanzania, Africa: The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway
28. Kenya, Africa: The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
29. Ethiopia, Africa: In Search of King Solomon's Mines by Tahir Shah

Total Countries: 29/80
Total Regions: 4


message 21: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Two more countries to go till I'm finished my African Safari!!


message 22: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 30. Sudan, Africa : Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela

Total Countries: 30/80
Total Regions: 4


message 23: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 31. Egypt, Africa: Iris And Ruby by Rosie Thoma
32. Israel, Middle East: Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Total Countries: 32/80
Total Regions: 4


message 24: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 33. Syria, Middle East : Damascus Nights by Rafik Schami

Total Countries: 33/80


message 25: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 34. Iraq, Middle East : Vathek by William Beckford
35. Iran Middle East : Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

Total Countries: 35/80


message 26: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 36. Afghanistan, Middle East: The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Total Countries:36/80


message 27: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 37. Pakistan, Middle East: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid.
38. India, Asia: Sea of Poppies By Amitav Ghosh.
39 Nepal, Asia: Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Connor Grennan.

Total Countries: 39/80
Total Regions:4 (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia)


message 28: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 40. China, Asia: The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham;
41. North Korea, Asia: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson;
42. South Korea, Asia: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim.

Total Countries: 42/80
Total Regions:4 (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia)


message 29: by Laurel (new)

Laurel 43. Japan, Asia: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.

Total Countries: 43/80
Total Regions: 4 (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia)


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