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message 1: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 28, 2018 05:07PM) (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Progress so far: 52/60

My initial list of 20:

Turkmenistan
Togo
Trinidad & Tobago
Czech Republic
Mauritius
Wales
San Marino
Cameroon
Oman
Samoa
Lithuania
Tonga
Hungary
Ghana
France
Pakistan
Syria
Virgin Islands (USVI)
Monaco
St. Lucia

My second list (40):

Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Bahrain

Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Central African Republic
Chad
Cote d'Ivoire
Cyprus

Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
Gambia
Grenada
Guatemala
Iraq
Jamaica
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Madagascar
Malawi

Malta
Nauru
Nicaragua
Nigeria

Qatar
Romania

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia

Senegal
South Korea
Sri Lanka

Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Zimbabwe


message 2: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jul 16, 2018 09:53PM) (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Here are my plans for my second list:

Cyprus: Census
Guatemala: The President
Central African Republic: Song from the Forest: My Life Among the Ba-Benjelle Pygmies
Saudi Arabia: Wolves of the Crescent Moon
Ecuador: A Taste of Ecuador: The Collected Stories of Eugenia Viteri
Bangladesh: The Good Muslim
Antigua and Barbuda: My Brother
Senegal: Three Strong Women
Equatorial Guinea: Shadows of Your Black Memory
Zimbabwe: The Hairdresser of Harare
Madagascar: The Aye-Aye and I or Beyond the Rice Fields
Afghanistan: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Qatar: Love Comes Later
Cote d'Ivoire: As the Crow Flies
Belize: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Iraq: Frankenstein in Baghdad
Nicaragua: Riverbed of Memory
Bhutan: Dawa: The Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan
Jamaica: John Crow's Devil
Sri Lanka: Love Marriage
Nauru: I Have Seen the Moon: Reflections on Nauru
Latvia: Bearslayer
Kyrgyzstan: Farewell Gul'sary
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Night Diver
Grenada: An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
São Tomé and Príncipe: Island Moors: Two African Short Stories
Malawi: I Will Try
Chad: A Teenager in the Chad Civil War: A Memoir of Survival, 1982-1986
Thailand: The Sad Part Was
Malta: Jasmine Blossoms for All Time: A Novel
Benin: Snares Without End
South Korea: Human Acts
Turkey: Life Is a Caravanserai
Gambia: Reading the Ceiling
Bahrain: Sad Man Dancing
Romania: Forest Of The Hanged
Barbados: Fire in the Canes
Tajikistan: The Disobedient Wife
Armenia: Retreat Without Song
Nigeria: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives


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PS | 5 comments Such a wonderful list of books Diane! I'll be reading Homegoing, Père Goriot, and Exit West next year, so I will follow your reviews!


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Lithuania with Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited St. Lucia with Midsummer by Derek Walcott.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Ghana with Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Trinidad and Tobago with The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Hungary with The Case Worker by George Konrád.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Pakistan with Shame by Salman Rushdie.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Czech Republic with Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Samoa with Freelove by Sia Figiel.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Wales with Evans Above by Rhys Bowen.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Cameroon with The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Turkmenistan with The Tale of Aypi by Ak Welsapar.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Togo with Dirty Feet by Edem Awumey.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Mauritius with Eve out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited US Virgin Islands with Tales of St. John and the Caribbean by Gerald Singer.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Completed my initial list by visiting Monaco with Your Father's Room by Michel Déon.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Finished my first country from the new list with The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe).


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Madagascar with Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Jamaica with John Crow's Devil by Marlon James

Visited Bhutan with Dawa: The Story of a Stray dog in Bhutan


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Antigua and Barbuda with Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Cyprus with Magnette: A Cyprus Odyssey by Elmos Konis. This book was a pleasant surprise.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Nicaragua with Riverbed of Memory by Daisy Zamora.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Qatar with The Dohmestics by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Iraq with Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited South Korea with Human Acts by Han Kang.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited The Gambia with Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Senegal with Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Saudi Arabia with The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Cote d'Ivoire with As the Crow Flies by Véronique Tadjo.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Kyrgyzstan with Farewell, Gul'sary! by Chingiz Aitmatov.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Sao Tome & Principe with Island Moors: Two African Short Stories by Gervásio Kaiser.

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Romania with Forest Of The Hanged by Liviu Rebreanu.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Latvia with Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Malawi with soft magic. by Upile Chisala.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Afghanistan with Selected Poems of Rumi
and Bahrain with Sad Man Dancing.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Barbados with The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Thailand with The Sad Part Was by Prabda Yoon.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Benin with Snares Without End by Olympe Bhêly-Quenum.


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Diane  | 12949 comments Visited Nigeria with The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo.


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