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message 1: by Jen (last edited Dec 03, 2016 04:54AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments I love the idea of an ATW challenge - I want to expand my international reading and this seems a fun way to do so. I'm not entirely sure if I'm categorizing my 'plan' accurately: I'm aiming to read from as many countries as possible, but only counting those books where the author is from (or lived in for a significant time) the same country as where the book is set (or at least largely set). I will only create a new post when a new country is visited - though I'm sure there will be some countries visited multiple times.

No time limit as I see this as a long term project! I think that's a circumnavigator / globetrotter mash up? I'll start with books I've read since Jan 2013 and go from there.

Anyway, here we go! Very excited for what I'll discover along the way...

EUROPE:
1. France
2. England
3. Ireland
4. Scotland
5. Netherlands
6. Russia
7. Norway
8. Denmark
9. Italy
10. Greece
11. Spain
12. Poland
13. Hungary
14. Germany

ASIA:
1. Vietnam
2. Japan
3. Afghanistan
4. India
5. China
6. Indonesia

AFRICA:
1. Algeria
2. Egypt
3. Nigeria
4. Ethiopia
5. Guinea
6. Angola

NORTH AMERICA:
1. United States
2. Canada
3. Mexico

CARIBBEAN:
1. Haiti

OCEANIA:
1. Australia

LATIN AMERICA:
1. Peru
2. Columbia
3. Brazil

MIDDLE EAST:
1. Lebanon
2. Iran
3. Israel


message 2: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 1. North America: USA - Middlesexby Jeffrey Eugenides
2. Europe: France - The Elegance of the Hedgehogby Muriel Barbery
3. North America: Canada - Natasha and Other Storiesby David Bezmozgis
4. Europe: England - Wolf Hallby Hilary Mantel
5. Europe: Ireland - In the Woodsby Tana French


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

Diane  | 12949 comments Jen wrote: "1. North America: USA - Middlesexby Jeffrey Eugenides
2. Europe: France - The Elegance of the Hedgehogby Muriel Barbery
3. North America: Canada - Natasha and Other Storiesby David Bezmozgis
4. Eur..."


Welcome to the challenge, Jen! I look forward to seeing where your books take you!


message 4: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 6. Asia: Vietnam - Ru by Kim Thuy


message 5: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 7. Oceania/Australia - Breathby Tim Winton


message 6: by Jen (last edited Jun 18, 2013 08:35AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments 8. Asia: Japan - Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
9. Europe: Scotland - The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Total visited: 4 regions, 9 countries


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 10. Asia: Afghanistan - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


message 8: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 11. Africa: Algeria - The Plague by Albert Camus
12. Asia: India - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie


message 9: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 13. Europe: Netherlands -The Dinner by Herman Koch


message 10: by Jen (last edited Mar 17, 2014 05:40AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments 14. Africa: Egypt - Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
15. Latin America: Peru - At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
16. Europe: Russia - Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov


message 11: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 17. Africa: Nigeria - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
18. Asia: China - Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li
19. Europe: Norway - The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann
20. Europe: Denmark - The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl


message 12: by Jen (last edited Aug 15, 2014 11:58AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments 21. Middle East: Lebanon - Yalo by Elias Khoury
22. Europe: Italy - The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Total visited: 7 regions, 22 countries


message 13: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 23. Africa: Ethiopia - Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
24. Europe: Greece - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis
25. Middle East: Iran - The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer

Total visited: 7 regions, 25 countries


message 14: by Jen (new)

Jen | 23 comments 26. Caribbean: Haiti - An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
27. Africa: Guinea - The Dark Child by Camara Laye


message 15: by Jen (last edited Jan 26, 2016 09:26AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments 28. Middle East: Israel - The Saturday Morning Murder by Batya Gur
29. South America: Columbia - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
30. Europe: Poland - Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
31. Europe: Hungary - Embers by Sándor Márai
32. Asia: Indonesia - Man Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan
33. Europe: Spain - The Hive by Camilo José Cela

Total visited: 8 regions, 33 countries


message 16: by Jen (last edited Dec 03, 2016 04:47AM) (new)

Jen | 23 comments 34. Latin America: Brazil The Club of Angels by Luis Fernando Verissimo
35. Africa: Angola - A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
36. North America: Mexico - Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
37. Europe: Germany - A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Marta Hillers

Total visited: 8 regions, 37 countries


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