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message 1: by Kai (last edited Nov 17, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Kai Coates (southernbohemian) I would love to do 80 books in one year, but it's just not feasible for me. So I'm going to do attempt a 2-3 year circumnavigation. I have chosen 80 books from 80 countries that fit both the Trekker (travel in consecutive order to countries that are adjacent or directly accessible over bodies of water) and Globetrotter (author has lived in that country for at least a year) challenges.

ITINERARY :

NORTH AMERICA
United States – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Mexico – The Labyrinth of Solitude

CARIBBEAN
Cuba – Before Night Falls
Jamaica – The True History of Paradise
Haiti – Krik? Krak!
Dominican Republic – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Barbados – No Man in the House
Trinidad & Tobago – The Enigma of Arrival

LATIN AMERICA
El Salvador – Bitter Grounds
Nicaragua – The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
Columbia – Love in the Time of Cholera
Venezuela – The Hacienda
Brazil – Tent of Miracles
Uruguay – The Shipyard
Argentina – Kiss of the Spider Woman
Paraguay – I, the Supreme
Bolivia – Bolivian Diary
Chile – Of Love and Shadows (unnamed setting)
Peru – The Cubs and Other Stories

OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA/ANTARTICA
Tahiti - Frangipani
New Zealand - The Garden Party and Other Stories
Antarctica – The Worst Journey in the World
Australia – A Town Like Alice

ASIA
Malaysia – The Harmony Silk Factory
Hong Kong – The Piano Teacher
Japan – Kitchen
Korea – The Surrendered
China – Half of Man is Woman
Vietnam – Paradise of the Blind
Thailand - Sightseeing
Myanmar – Burmese Days
India – The White Tiger

MIDDLE EAST
Pakistan – The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Afghanistan – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Iran – The Blind Owl
Saudi Arabia – Seven Pillars of Wisdom

AFRICA
Sudan – Season of Migration to the North
Ethiopia – Cutting for Stone
Kenya – Petals of Blood
Tanzania – In the Shadow of Man
Mozambique – Neighbours: The Story of a Murder
Zimbabwe – Nervous Conditions
South Africa – Life and Times of Michael K
Nigeria – Half of a Yellow Sun
Guinea – The Dark Child
Senegal – So Long a Letter
Cape Verde – The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo
Morocco – Hideous Kinky
Algeria – The Stranger
Egypt – Woman at Point Zero

MIDDLE EAST
Israel – Black Box
Syria – Grandfather’s Tale
Turkey – Life is a Caravanserai

EUROPE
Bulgaria – A Ballad for Georg Henig
Greece - Z
Albania – Broken April
Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Bridge on the Drina
Croatia – On the Edge of Reason
Hungary - The Melancholy of Resistance
Austria – Old Masters
Czech Republic – Closely Watched Trains
Poland – Ashes and Diamonds
Russia – The Idiot
Finland – The Year of the Hare
Sweden – Gosta Berling’s Saga
Norway – Hunger
Denmark – Smilla’s Sense of Snow
Germany – The Reader
The Netherlands – Rituals
Belgium – The Sorrow of Belgium
England - Living; Loving; Party Going
Scotland – The Busconductor Hines
Ireland – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
France – The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Switzerland – I’m Not Stiller
Italy – The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Spain – Don Quixote
Portugal – The History of the Siege of Lisbon
Iceland – Independent People

NORTH AMERICA
Canada – Fall on Your Knees


message 2: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Welcome, Kai! That is an awesome itinerary! Happy travels!


message 3: by Kai (new)

Kai Coates (southernbohemian) CURRENTLY IN:

North America - United States

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Initial Thoughts:
I am excited to finally read this. I don't expect it to be a great literary work, but its importance to American history is without question. It not only defined how people felt and talked about slavery, it also spurred many readers into action.


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