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message 1: by Annina (last edited Feb 20, 2016 05:00AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments This journey is mainly about books that won't be on the 1001-list.


message 2: by Annina (last edited Feb 20, 2016 04:56AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments EUROPE:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City

MIDDLE EAST:

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


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Annina | 139 comments ASIA:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

OCEANIA:

Australia , American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu
Tokelau, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Wallis and Futuna


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Annina | 139 comments SOUTH AMERICA:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN:

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Grenada,
Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat,
Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint-Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustasius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago

NORTH AMERICA:

Canada, USA

USA States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Bonus: Washington D.C.


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Annina | 139 comments AFRICA:


Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Ceuta, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Melilla, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe


message 6: by Annina (last edited Sep 26, 2014 04:54AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments Starting from Finland, where I live.

1. Finland: Onnen tunti by Anna-Leena Härkönen

It's written in Finnish, but it's a story about foster parents who gets 2 new kids, and it's story of their life together in one summer.

Onnen tunti by Anna-Leena Härkönen


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Juan Moreno | 4 comments Hello Aninna would you mind to say the tittle of the books please?
thank very much


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Juan Moreno | 4 comments Annina wrote: "This journey is mainly about books that won't be on the 1001-list."

Hello Would you mind to say the tittle of the book, please?

thanks a lot


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Annina | 139 comments It's Happy Hour.. sounds funny, but onni is happy in English and tunti is hour in English.. but it seems that this book haven't translated in English, some of her books has translated into English as well.


message 10: by Annina (last edited Sep 26, 2014 04:54AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments 2. Sweden: Pekka Töpöhäntä by Gösta Knutsson

It's a children's book about a cat, who doesn't have a tail. And his adventures around the world. He travels in Sweden, USA and Denmark. I choose Sweden, 'cause his hometown is in Sweden and that's where main things happens.

Don't know if this is translated into English.

Pekka Töpöhäntä by Gösta Knutsson


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Annina | 139 comments 3. France: Kuplissa : novelleja by Claire Castillon

Original title in french: Les bulles

This is a book which has many short stories about relationships. Every story has a different narrator and those stories are quite short ones. Very quick book to read.

Kuplissa novelleja by Claire Castillon


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Annina | 139 comments 4. Israel: Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

This was mainly about murder, not really about Israel or Petra. They also visit Jerusalem, but the murder happens in Petra.

Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19) by Agatha Christie


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

Diane  | 12949 comments Annina wrote: "5. UK: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling"

What did you think of the book? I had a really hard time getting into it. I read about a third of it and abandoned it for a coupe of months. I started it again on audio and got through it, but was disappointed overall. It wasn't bad, but I didn't think it to be very good either.


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Annina | 139 comments Diane wrote: "Annina wrote: "5. UK: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling"

What did you think of the book? I had a really hard time getting into it. I read about a third of it and abandoned it for a coupe of mon..."


I didn't think that it was the best book ever, but it wasn't that bad either. Some of the characters were interesting, but then there were "boring" ones as well. I read it weeks, so it was quite a slow read and I did struggle a little bit. But I'm not sure if it was the book, or my mood 'cause it seems that I'm to struggleing with every book right now.


message 16: by Annina (last edited Sep 26, 2014 04:52AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments 6. Finland: Tummien perhosten koti by Leena Lander

The story is about orphanage, where happens a murder and then there's a story before the murder and after the murder.

7. Finland: Pussikaljaromaani by Mikko Rimminen

It's a story about 3 dudes, who doesn't do anything in a one day, but has still all kinds of adventures. They stay in one street and park the whole story. There's side stories, but really nothing happens to these 3 dudes.

Tummien perhosten koti by Leena Lander Pussikaljaromaani by Mikko Rimminen


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Annina | 139 comments 8. Ireland: Brida by Paulo Coelho

Brida by Paulo Coelho


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Annina | 139 comments 10. Afghanistan: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I decided to put this under Afghanistan cause I don't think that I will be reading another book very soon, where things happens in Afghanistan.

There's also parts that happens in France and California.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


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Annina | 139 comments 12. Poland: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

13. Finland: Ilonen talo by Kreetta Onkeli

Finnish book about single mum, who starts to drink little bit too much and the story about her 2 daughters.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Ilonen talo by Kreetta Onkeli


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Annina | 139 comments 14. Ireland: This Is How It Ends: A Novel by Kathleen MacMahon

It seems that I'm stuck in the same countries all the time. Maybe next book will be "new" country.

This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon


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Annina | 139 comments 15. UK: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The story happens in London.

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith


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Annina | 139 comments 16. Estonia: Kun kyyhkyset katosivat by Sofi Oksanen

Story about 3 people who lives in Estonia and how they manage to stay alive middle of the war.

Kun kyyhkyset katosivat by Sofi Oksanen


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Annina | 139 comments 17. USA: state: Washington: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer


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Annina | 139 comments 18. UK: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

Let's hope that this year I'll read books other countries as well..

Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) by Helen Fielding


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Annina | 139 comments 20. USA, Mississippi: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


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Annina | 139 comments I'm finally making some progress but, again.. I read a book from UK.

21. UK: Incendiary by Chris Cleave

This time it's London.

Incendiary by Chris Cleave


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Annina | 139 comments 22. Italy: Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro

There's 5 stories and everyone of those stories happens in different places. The first story happens in Italy, so that's why I chose that one.

Nocturnes Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro


message 31: by Annina (last edited Sep 26, 2014 04:44AM) (new)

Annina | 139 comments 23. Finland: Opettajainhuone by Annika Luther

It's story about a high school in Helsinki. There are mainly 5 different teachers and the book tells about their life. It was ok book about school life, where I also work daily.

Lärarrummet by Annika Luther


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Annina | 139 comments 24. Finland: Iiris Lempivaaran levoton ja painava sydän by Riikka Pulkkinen

Surprise Suprise I'm back in Finland.

This was a story about young girl, who goes through a break up and have all kinds of ideas and adventures now that she's a single. Or individual like she says in the book.

Iiris Lempivaaran levoton ja painava sydän by Riikka Pulkkinen


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Annina | 139 comments 25. USA, MISSOURI: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Very interesting book. I never knew what was coming. But at the end I only had one question in my head. WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMY?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


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Annina | 139 comments 26. SPACE: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I read it in Finnish, so it wasn't this exactly book, but in my version, there were also all 5 parts..

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5) by Douglas Adams


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Annina | 139 comments 27. USA - Montana: Innocent Foxes by Torey L. Hayden

It's a book about a movie star's son and little bit stupid woman, who's boyfriend ends up kidnapping the boy. They go on having a adventure, and some point the woman and the boy will be friends. At the end, everything goes well and good wins.

Innocent Foxes by Torey L. Hayden


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Annina | 139 comments 28. FINLAND: Avioliittosimulaattori by Veera Nieminen

Story about a young girl, who falls in love and moves in with his new boyfriend, to live with him a month. He lives in the country side and he has a brother, uncle and dad, who are all little bit weird and they all live together. So it's mainly about how different this girl is compared to all those men, and how she can manage all and if she wins them on her side.

Avioliittosimulaattori by Veera Nieminen


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Annina | 139 comments 29. FRANCE: The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon

It was very weird story about a young woman, whom mum dies and she starts to get these weird letters. It wasn't too clear about the story and some parts were just confusing, so I really didn't like this book at all.

The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon


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Annina | 139 comments 30. RUSSIA: Hytti nro 6 by Rosa Liksom

This is a story about a young girl, who travels through Russia on the Siberia Railway. She will have a old man with her at the cabin, who's really weird. It's a book about them in the train.

Some way this was very boring story about very interesting travels.

Hytti nro 6 by Rosa Liksom


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Annina | 139 comments 31. USA: New York: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Finally I read it! Very long, and the first part made me think that I won't be finishing it ever. The middle part and the end was much more interesting than the beginning.

Also there's parts which happens in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


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Annina | 139 comments 32. USA: North Carolina: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

My friend told me that I really need to watch this movie, so I decided to read the book at first.

Story about a couple, who are really in love. I think that it's the easiest way to describe what happens without any spoilers.

The Notebook (The Notebook, #1) by Nicholas Sparks


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Annina | 139 comments 33. UK: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes novel.


The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Annina | 139 comments 34. USA: Oklahoma: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Mainly the story happens in Missouri, but I have already used that state. Libby does goes to visit her dad in Oklahoma, so I can cross that state over.

And I liked this one really much. It was interesting and I never had a clue about who did murder their whole family.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn


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Annina | 139 comments 35. AUSTRALIA: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Very good book and it was quite easy and wast to read, so it was just perfect to read before bed.

It's story about a city in Australia, where lives 4 women and they lifes starts from different places, but it all ends up in same place.


The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


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Annina | 139 comments 36. SOMALIA: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

It's a story about 3 women in the middle of Somalian war and the year is 1987. There's this small girl, who lives on the streets, old woman, who breaks her hips and can't move anywhere from her bed and young woman, who is part of the military.

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed


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Annina | 139 comments 37. JAPAN: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Not my favorite book. Mainly cause I thought that the story was boring.

It was my second Haruki Murakami's book, and I read from the net, that this wasn't as good as his earlier books, so I'm hoping that next one will be better one.

Anyways.. Tsukuru lives in Japan, but he also visits Finland, so if you need Finland for your country list, this is one choice.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami


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Annina | 139 comments 38. USA: Indiana: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Of course I needed to read this as well, cause everyone else has read it. I liked it a lot, mainly cause it was quite easy read. Of course the story is sad and I cried a lot when I watched the movie, but it's a good book.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


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Annina | 139 comments 39. USA: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

I love Fight Club the movie, so I needed to read this as well. It's little bit different than the movie, but very good read.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

40. USA: Illinois: Uskollinen by Veronica Roth

I hate when story ends in the middle, so I needed to read this 3rd part as well. This was such a bad book, that I don't really think that anyone needs to read it, if you can live your life without knowing what happens to Tris and Four.

It sets in the future, but the city is Chicago, so that's the reason why I can cross Illinois off my list..

Uskollinen (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth

41. USA: California : Screwjack by Hunter S. Thompson

Screw-Jack was very short and it includes 3 short stories by Hunter S. Thompson. This is mainly about writing where really isn't any plot. But one of the short story the writer is in LA, so California is off from my list.

Screwjack by Hunter S. Thompson


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Annina | 139 comments 42. USA: Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Young guy goes to new school, meets new friends, falls in love a girl.


Looking for Alaska by John Green


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Annina | 139 comments 43. USA: Florida: Paper Towns by John Green

It was almost like Looking for Alaska, so I didn't really enjoyed this one. People in this book was annoying ones.

But they end up taking road trip, so there's couple states, which they drive through, if you need USA's states in your challenges.


Paper Towns by John Green


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Annina | 139 comments 44. USA: Maine: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

There's 2 stories, which happens in Maine and in Minnesota. It was ok read. Not great, but not bad one either. I did like Vivian's story more than Molly's.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


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