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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 12, 2013 09:20AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (themis-athena) | 13 comments I didn't find a folder for the circumnavigator and rogue traveler challenges, so I'm not sure whether it's OK to post this here? Anyway, this is the thread where I'll be recording my ongoing literary journey through the world (and often, also back in time). So here goes:

Themis-Athena's Literary Travels
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Read so far in 2013:
Slovakia: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Sweden: Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
- Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
- The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman (reread in honor of the discovery of Richard III's bones)
- Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City by Anna Quindlen
- The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes
Italy: The Volcano Lover: A Romance by Susan Sontag

Mexico: La Respuesta by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (reread)

Madagascar: Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber (in progress)

Papua New Guinea: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond (in progress)

Read in 2011 and 2012:
Serbia: The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
Sweden: The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
Italy: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (reread)
Ireland: Troubles by J.G. Farrell
Monaco: Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation by Martin H. Greenberg
- Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (reread)
- The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen by Elizabeth von Arnim
- Deutsche Hörer! Radiosendungen nach Deutschland aus den Jahren 1940-1945 by Thomas Mann
- "Ihr sehr ergebener Thomas Mann": Autographen aus dem Archiv des Buddenbrookhauses by Thomas Mann
- Weihnachten bei den Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
- Thomas Manns Lübeck by Wolfgang Tschechne
- Bonn erzählt: Streifzüge durch das literarische Bonn von 1780 - 1980 by Doris Maurer
- The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist by Dorothy L. Sayers
- Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers
- London by Edward Rutherfurd
- Conceit by Mary Novik
- The Life of John Donne by Izaak Walton
- Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)
- Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
- Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett (reread)
- A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens
- Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
- The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
- Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
- The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
- The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz
- The Sword of Shame by The Medieval Murderers
- Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign and Revelation by C.J. Sansom
- A Plague on Both Your Houses by Susanna Gregory
- A Conspiracy of Violence by Susanna Gregory
- The Eye Of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
- The Floating Admiral by Detection Club
- The King's Evil by Edward Marston
- No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
- The Private Patient by P.D. James
- This Body of Death and a reread of A Suitable Vengeance, Playing for the Ashes, Deception on His Mind and I, Richard by Elizabeth George
- The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
- The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
- And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson
- The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
- Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson
- A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson
- Selected Burns for Young Readers by Robert Burns
- The Old Man of Lochnagar by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
- Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen by Rosemary Goring

Ethiopia: The Pale Abyssinian by Miles Bredin
Liberia: Destined to Witness by Hans J. Massaquoi

North Korea: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
India: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (reread)
China: When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
Hong Kong: Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
- A Pale View Of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles by Kij Johnson

Cook Islands: Natural Experiments of History by Jared Diamond

Israel: The Tainted Relic: An Historical Mystery by The Medieval Murderers

- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Hänschen klein, ging allein... by Hans J. Massaquoi
- The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
- The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
- The Scarecrow, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Brass Verdict, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, Echo Park, The Narrows, The Closers, City of Bones, Lost Light, The Overlook, The Drop, Chasing the Dime and Void Moon by Michael Connelly

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (themis-athena) | 13 comments Read Before 2011 (a cross section):
Algeria: The Plague by Albert Camus
Botswana: Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
Canary Islands: Singing In The Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh
Congo: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Egypt: The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street by Naguib Mahfouz
Guinea: Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
- West with the Night by Beryl Markham
- Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
Morocco: Casablanca: Script and Legend by Howard Koch
Nigeria: Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe by Louise Arbour
Seychelles: For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
South Africa: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Tanzania: The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway
Tunisia: In the Desert by Karl May

Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest by Ranulph Fiennes

Afghanistan: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Armenia: Oriental Odyssey: Travel Adventures In Kurdistan by Karl May
Cambodia: The Killing Fields by Sydney Schanberg
Georgia: Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry by Peter Nasmyth
Indonesia: The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch
Mongolia: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Myanmar (Burma): The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle
Pakistan: Shame by Salman Rushdie
Tibet: My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel
Vietnam: The Lover by Marguerite Duras

Bahamas: Jingo: Wild Horse of Abaco by Jocelyn Arundel
Barbados: Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Cuba: Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz
Dominica: The Black Swan by Rafael Sabatini
Grenada: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Jamaica: Doctor No by Ian Fleming

Austria: The Ugly Duchess by Lion Feuchtwanger
Bosnia and Herzegovina: For Humanity: Reflections Of A War Crimes Investigator by Richard J. Goldstone
Belgium: The Chocolate Box by Agatha Christie
Bulgaria: In den Schluchten des Balkan by Karl May
Croatia: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Cyprus: Othello by William Shakespeare
Czechia: The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek
Denmark: Tales of the Night by Peter Høeg
France: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Gibraltar: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Greece: The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
Greenland: Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
Iceland: Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason
Kosovo: Der Schut by Karl May
Latvia: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
Macedonia: Alexander by Klaus Mann
Montenegro: The Black Mountain by Rex Stout
Netherlands: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland: Can Sean and John Live in Peace? by Carol Daugherty Rasnic
Norway: The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
Poland: The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman by Andrzej Szczypiorski
Portugal: The Iguana by Anna Maria Ortese
Romania: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Spain: The Spanish Ballad by Lion Feuchtwanger
Switzerland: The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Wales: A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter
Vatican: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Argentina: My Name Is Light by Elsa Osorio
Brazil: The Testament by John Grisham
Chile: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
Guatemala: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Guyana: Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas
Nicaragua: The Inhabited Woman by Gioconda Belli
Panama: The Tailor of Panama by John le Carré
Peru: The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda
Venezuela: Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann

Iran: The Book of Love by Rumi
Iraq: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Jordan: Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
Lebanon: Pericles: Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
Palestine: The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré
Saudi Arabia: Miles of Experience by Boris Zubry

Canada: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
USA: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Australia: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Fiji: Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
New Zealand: Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
Pitcairn Island: The Bounty Mutiny by William Bligh
Tahiti: The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Diane  | 12973 comments You're posting in the right place. That's an impressive list of books! I look forward to seeing where else you will travel!

message 5: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Mar 10, 2013 04:12PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (themis-athena) | 13 comments EUROPE
England: Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
Portugal: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (reread occasioned by the movie release)

message 7: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 12, 2013 08:36AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (themis-athena) | 13 comments EUROPE
Germany: Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (partial reread) and Guilt: Stories by Ferdinand von Schirach
Spain: Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
Scotland: Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
England: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

USA: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (reread on the occasion of the movie release)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (themis-athena) | 13 comments EUROPE
Russia: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure by Michael Chabon
Italy: A Month by the Lake & Other Stories by H.E. Bates
Norway: Erinnerungen by Willy Brandt
Spain: Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki León (qualifies for entry under numerous countries -- picked Spain for Isabella of Castille)
The Murder Room by P.D. James (reread)
Death at Epsom Downs by Robin Paige
Company Of Liars by Karen Maitland
Emily Brontë: Her Life And Work by Muriel Spark

USA: Night Train by Martin Amis

Iraq: Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki León (qualifies for entry under numerous countries -- picked Iraq for Chaldean princess Semiramis)

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