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Calzean | 749 comments I failed last year to reach 80 as a Globe Trotter so I'll try something slightly easier. To start with:
1. Oceania/Australia: A Sydney Sovereign; and other Tales by Tasma


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

Diane | 12904 comments Calzean wrote: "I failed last year to reach 80 as a Globe Trotter so I'll try something slightly easier. To start with:
1. Oceania/Australia: A Sydney Sovereign; and other Tales by [author:Tasma|57..."


Welcome back, Calzean! Happy travels!


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Calzean | 749 comments 2. Europe/Iceland: World Light by Halldór Laxness


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Mome_Rath | 1349 comments Calzean wrote: "I failed last year to reach 80 as a Globe Trotter so I'll try something slightly easier."

You can do it, I'm sure! Also, you inspired me to try Globetrotter this year, so I'll see how it goes. Hope you find lots of good reading this year!


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Calzean | 749 comments Mome_Rath wrote: "Calzean wrote: "I failed last year to reach 80 as a Globe Trotter so I'll try something slightly easier."

You can do it, I'm sure! Also, you inspired me to try Globetrotter this year, so I'll see ..."

Well good luck. I just found it hard to find books written by an author from a country and based in that country. This year I'm going to try to find authors from countries I have not read no matter where the book is based.


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Goodluck Calzean! Yeah, I was afraid the restriction on author might get tough so I went for Trekker to see how it goes. Happy New Books to you!


message 8: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Calzean wrote: "3. Asia/India: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
4. Africa/Benin: [book:History and Culture of Benin republic: National Economy, Ethnic Relations and history, Religion, Et..."


I loved A Fine Balance!


message 9: by Calzean (new)

Calzean | 749 comments Diane wrote: "Calzean wrote: "3. Asia/India: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
4. Africa/Benin: [book:History and Culture of Benin republic: National Economy, Ethnic Relations and histo..."
It is one of the best reads I have had for a while. The storylines are so bleak and unfortunately realistic.


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Calzean | 749 comments 5. North America/Belize: Belize by Carlos Ledson Miller


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Calzean | 749 comments 8. Asia/Malaysia: Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad


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Calzean | 749 comments 11. Oceania/Micronesia: My Urohs by Emelihter Kihleng


message 17: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments You are on fire!


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 1016 comments Calzean wrote: "9. Latin America/Columbia: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez"

Wow. I am even more impressed than normal that you've finished such challenging and diverse books since 1/1. You are a reading beast, my friend !


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Calzean | 749 comments Carol wrote: "Calzean wrote: "9. Latin America/Columbia: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez"

Wow. I am even more impressed than normal that you've finished such ch..."

It's summer, it is hot, we are camping and the Kindle is full of books to read while sitting in the shade.


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Rusalka (rusalkii) | 323 comments I'm glad you have a good patch of shade where you are. It's been ridiculously hot!


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Calzean | 749 comments 13. Asia/Turkey: Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler


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Calzean | 749 comments 14. Asia/Pakistan: The House Of Fear by Ibn-e-Safi


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Calzean | 749 comments 15. Africa/Democratic Republic of Congo: Congo by Thomas Turner


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Calzean | 749 comments 17. Europe/Sweden: The Scandal by Fredrik Backman


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Calzean | 749 comments 19. Africa/Nigeria: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta


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Calzean | 749 comments 20. Africa/Rwanda: Embracing Survival by Dydine Umunyana


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Calzean | 749 comments 22. North America/USA: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler


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Calzean | 749 comments 23. Europe/Ireland: Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume


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Calzean | 749 comments 25. Africa/South Africa: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton


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Calzean | 749 comments 26. Oceania/Papua New Guinea: The Crocodile Prize Anthology 2016 by Philip Fitzpatrick


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Calzean | 749 comments 27. Europe/USSR: The Zoo by Christopher Wilson


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Calzean | 749 comments 28. Africa/Somali: Hiding in Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah


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Calzean | 749 comments 29. Africa/Chad: Under Chad's Spell by Michael Varga


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Calzean | 749 comments 32. Asia/Sri Lanka: Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje


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Calzean | 749 comments 33. Africa/Comoros: Any Way The Wind Blows by Eben Beukes


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Calzean | 749 comments 34. Africa/Republic of Congo: Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou


message 44: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 627 comments What did you think of Broken Glass? I may read it in February for my random country challenge.


message 45: by Calzean (new)

Calzean | 749 comments Laurie wrote: "What did you think of Broken Glass? I may read it in February for my random country challenge."
Maybe something was lost in the translation but a could have been great book became an OK one. Broken Glass spends his time drinking red wine in a bar, everyday for years. The owner of the bar asks him to write down his observations of the people and surrounds.
There starts a book with no capitals or full stops, some humorous episodes and reflections of Broken Glass's world. It started well but petered out when BG started to talk about the process of writing.


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Calzean | 749 comments 36. Africa/Cote d'Ivoire:As the Crow Flies bVéronique Tadjoy


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Calzean | 749 comments 37. Africa/Algeria: Beau Geste by P.C. Wren


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Calzean | 749 comments 38. Africa/Eritrea: Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed


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Calzean | 749 comments 39. Africa/Liberia: 6 For A Dozen by D. Othniel Forte


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