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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 29, 2019 12:41PM) (new)

Diane | 12897 comments Ambitious list, but I hope to finish at least 150 of these. They are mostly native authors, but there are a few outliers. An * signifies an author that is new to me. A ✔ signifies a completed book.

Previous travels: (!

Abkhazia: The Goatibex Constellation*
✔Afghanistan: A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear
✔Albania: Negative Space*
✔Algeria: The Wretched of the Earth*
American Samoa: Blood Jungle Ballet
✔Andorra: The Valley of Andorra*
✔Angola: Transparent City
Anguilla: Under an English Heaven*
✔Antarctica: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage*
Antigua and Barbuda: My Brother
✔Argentina: Facundo*
✔Armenia: Poems of Yeghishe Charent*
Ascension Island: The Devil's Ashpit*
✔Australia: The Road from Coorain*
✔Austria: The Afternoon of a Writer
✔Azerbaijan: Days in the Caucasus*
Azores: The Tenth Island*
✔Bahamas:If I Had the Wings: Short Stories*
✔Bahrain: Fragile Beings
✔Bangladesh: The Good Muslim
✔Barbados: Going Home in Chains*
✔Belarus: Factory of Tears*
✔Benin: The Beautiful Debo*
✔Belgium: War and Turpentine*
✔Belize: Belizean Nail Soup*
✔Bermuda: A Fall from Aloft*
Bhutan: Folktales Of Bhutan
✔Bolivia: Affections*
✔Bosnia: As If I Am Not There
✔Botswana: The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales
✔Brazil: Tent of Miracles*
✔Brunei: Written in Black*
✔Bulgaria: Party Headquarters*
✔Burkina Faso: Women's Wisdom from the Heart of Africa*
✔Burundi: Small Country*
✔Cameroon: Your Madness, Not Mine*
✔Canada: The First Garden*
✔Cambodia: When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge*
Canary Islands: Contemporary Poetry from the Canary Islands*
✔Cape Verde: Selected Poems of Corsino Fortes*
✔Central African Republic: The Road Through War*
✔Chad: Told by Starlight in Chad*
Chechnya: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena*
✔Chile: Distant Star*
✔China: Half of Man Is Woman*
✔Colombia: The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll*
Comoros: A Girl Called Eel*
✔Congo: Jazz and Palm Wine
Congo (DRC): Tram 83*
Cook Islands: Don't Walk Under the Coconuts*
✔Costa Rica: Flowering Inferno: Tales of Sinking Hearts*
✔Cote d'Ivoire: Akissi: Cat Invasion
✔Croatia: The Only Witness To Beauty*
Cuba: Havana Blue*
Curacao: Mimina, the Slave Girl*
✔Cyprus: Margarita's husband: A Fable of the Levant*
✔Czech Republic: The Castle
✔Denmark: Karate Chop*
Djibouti: Passage of Tears
Dominica: The Orchid House*
✔Dominican Republic: In the Time of the Butterflies
East Timor: Jazz, Perfume & the Incident*
✔Ecuador: Poso Wells*
✔Egypt: The Queue*
✔El Salvador: Senselessness*
✔England: Adam Bede
✔Equatorial Guinea: La Bastarda: A Novel*
✔Eritrea: African Titanics*
✔Estonia: Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St Olaf's Church*
✔Eswatini: The Fabulist's Bindle*
✔Ethiopia: Ethiopian Story
✔Faeroe Islands: The Old Man and His Sons*
✔Fiji: Last Virgin in Paradise: A Serious Comedy*
✔Finland: Fair Play
✔France: Giovanni's Room
French Guiana: A Plan for Escape
French Polynesia: Frangipani*
✔Gabon: Awu's Story: A Novel*
✔Galapagos: Floreana*
Gambia: The Last Custodians*
Georgia: A Man Was Going Down the Road*
✔Germany: Demian
✔Ghana: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born*
Gibraltar: A Dangerous Place
✔Greece: Lysistrata*
Greenland: Eskimo Folk-Tales*
✔Grenada: An Embarrassment of Mangoes*
✔Guadeloupe: The Bridge of Beyond*
✔Guatemala: The President*
Guinea: Tropical Circle*
✔Guinea-Bissau: The Ultimate Tragedy*
Guyana: Carnival* or Half Caste and Other Poems*
✔Haiti: Claire of the Sea Light
✔Honduras: Complete Works*
✔Hong Kong: Farewell My Concubine*
✔Hungary: The Melancholy of Resistance*
✔Iceland: Burial Rites*
✔India: The Ground Beneath Her Feet
✔Indonesia: The Question of Red*
✔Iran: Alamut*
✔Iraq: The Iraqi Christ*
✔Ireland: Ormond
✔Israel: One Night, Markovitch*
✔Italy: The Castle of Crossed Destinies*
✔Jamaica: A High Wind in Jamaica*
✔Japan: 1Q84
Jordan: The Bride of Amman*
✔Kazakhstan: Captain of the Steppe*
✔Kenya: Dust*
✔Kiribati: A Pattern Of Islands*
✔Korea, North: A River in Darkness*
✔Korea, South: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly*
✔Kosovo: Who Will Slay the Wolf: Poetry from Kosovo*
✔Kurdistan: The Last Gir*
✔Kuwait: The Hidden Light of Objects*
✔Kyrgyzstan: Mother Earth
✔Laos: Mother's Beloved: Stories from Laos *
✔Latvia: Bearslayer*
✔Lebanon: Always Coca-Cola*
Lesotho: Basali! Stories by and about Women in Lesotho*
✔Liberia: Konkai: Living Between Two Worlds*
✔Libya: The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between
✔Liechtenstein: Alex Saves Christmas*
Lithuania: The Captive Mind
✔Luxembourg: Storms Over Luxembourg*
Macau: Ghostly Whispers: Thirteen Ghost Stories Set in Macao*
Madagascar: The Aye-Aye and I
Madeira: A Handful of Shadows*
✔Malawi: Greetings from Grandpa
✔Malaysia: The Terracotta Bride*
✔Maldives: Dawn*
Mali: Bound to Violence*
Malta: Jasmine Blossoms for All Time*
✔Marshall Islands: Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter*
Martinique: Slave Old Man
Mauritania: Dangerous Love: A True Story of Tragedy, Faith, and Forgiveness in the Muslim World*
✔Mauritius: Castaway and Other Tales from Mauritius*
✔Mexico: The Distance Between Us*
✔Micronesia: The Book Of Luelen*
✔Moldova: Bessarabian Stamps: Stories*
Monaco: Born in Monaco*
✔Montenegro: A Lullaby for No Man's Wolf*
✔Mongolia: Mongol*
✔Morocco: Secret Son: A Novel
Mozambique: The Tuner of Silences
Myanmar: From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey*
✔Namibia: Mama Namibia*
✔Nauru: Paper Pots: A Story from Nauru*
✔Nepal: The Snow Leopard*
✔Netherlands: The Garden Where the Brass Band Played*
✔New Caledonia: The Kanak Apple Season: Selected Short Fiction of Dewe Gorode*
✔New Zealand: The Collected Stories Of Katherine Mansfield*
✔Nicaragua: Tropical Town and Other Poems*
✔Niger: Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing*
✔Nigeria: Americanah
✔North Macedonia: Remnants of Another Age*
✔Northern Ireland: Great Granny Webster*
✔Norway: The Wreath*
Oman: Celestial Bodies*
✔Pakistan: The Crow Eaters*
Palestine: About the Night*
✔Panama: Ilona llega con la lluvia*
✔Papua New Guinea: Signs In The Sky*
Paraguay: Exotic Territory: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Paraguayan Poetry*
✔Peru: Blood of the Dawn*
✔Philippines: Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir*
✔Poland: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
✔Portugal: The Book of Disquiet*
Puerto Rico: Eccentric Neighborhoods
Qatar: The Holy Sail*
✔Romania: The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter*
✔Russia: The Enchanted Wanderer*
Rwanda: The Girl Who Smiled Beads*
Saint Bart's: Death by Desire
✔Saint Kitts & Nevis: Indigo*
✔Saint Lucia: Prisnms*
Saint Maarten: Love Songs Make You Cry*
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines: Night Diver*
✔Samoa: Sons for the Return Home
Sao Tome and Principe: Ossobó: Essays On The Literature Of São Tomé And Principe*
✔Saudi Arabia: Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening*
✔Scotland: Morvern Callar*
✔Senegal: Ambiguous Adventure*
✔Serbia: The Book of Blam*
✔Seychelles: Voices: Short stories from the Seychelles Islands*
✔Sierra Leone: The Memory of Love*
✔Singapore: The Singapore Grip
✔Slovakia: Samko Tále's Cemetery Book*
✔Slovenia: Yugoslavia, My Fatherland*
✔Solomon Islands: Devil-Devil*
✔Somalia: From a Crooked Rib*
✔South Africa: A Beautiful Place to Die*
South Sudan: Songs of a War Boy*
✔Spain: Bartleby & Co.*
✔Sri Lanka: Swimming in the Monsoon Sea*
✔Sudan: Cities Without Palms
Suriname: The Cost of Sugar*
✔Sweden: Simon and the Oaks*
✔Switzerland: I'm Not Stiller
✔Syria: The Silence and the Roar*
✔Taiwan: The Bear Whispers to Me*
Tajikistan: The Disobedient Wife*
✔Tanzania: Three Solid Stones*
✔Thailand: The Happiness Of Kati*
Tibet: Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet*
✔Togo: Do They Hear You When You Cry*
Tonga: A Farm in the South Pacific Sea*
✔Trinidad and Tobago: The Jumbies*
✔Tunisia: Treason*
✔Turkey: My Grandmother: A Memoir*
Turkmenistan: Death of the Snake Catcher: Short Stories
Tuvalu: The Fragile Edge
✔Uganda: Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol*
✔Ukraine: Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea*
✔United Arab Emirates: The Diesel*
✔United States: Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival*
✔Uruguay: Century of the Wind
✔Uzbekistan: The Devils' Dance
✔Vatican City: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling*
Venezuela: Memories of Altagracia*
✔Vietnam: Love Like Hate*
Virgin Islands Land of Love and Drowning
✔Wales: The Old Devils*
Western Sahara: Settled Wanderers*
✔Yemen: A Land without Jasmine*
✔Zambia: Sula and Ja
✔Zimbabwe: An Elegy for Easterly: Stories*

message 2: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1344 comments Quite a list, with lots of great books! Hope you enjoy your reading next year!

message 3: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Nice job of compilation. I'm a tad bit less decisive :) I use a spreadsheet with 2-4 alternate choices for many countries. I may change my mind on the planned read several times before I arrive in a country. But, I still have a few blank countries for this year atm.

Good luck with your travels Diane.

message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12897 comments Vicky wrote: "Nice job of compilation. I'm a tad bit less decisive :) I use a spreadsheet with 2-4 alternate choices for many countries. I may change my mind on the planned read several times before I arrive in ..."

Thanks, Vicky. I do change my mind a lot, too, and change books out to accommodate other challenges, etc.

message 5: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 26, 2019 06:32PM) (new)

Diane | 12897 comments Looking ahead to 2020. There are quite a few unread books from 2019, which will roll over into the following list (if not completed this year). I am hoping to read new-to-me authors whenever possible (new authors are marked with an *.

Abkhazia: Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories*
Afghanistan: My Forbidden Face*
Albania: Sworn Virgin*
Algeria: What the Day Owes the Night
American Samoa: Tutuila*
Andaman Islands: Island's End*
Andorra: 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line*
Angola: Mayombe*
Anguilla: The Holy Piby*
Antarctica: The Lost Men*
Antigua and Barbuda: Musical Youth*
Argentina: Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings
Armenia: The Fool*
Australia: The Tree Of Man
Austria: The Radetzky March*
Azerbaijan: Solar Plexus, A Baku Saga in Four Parts*
Bahamas: Climbing Clouds: Stories And Poems From The Bahamas*
Bahrain: The Red Hand
Bangladesh: The Storm*
Barbados: In the Castle of My Skin*
Belarus: Burning Lights*
Benin: Agotime* or As She Was Discovering Tigony
Belgium: Pallieter*
Belize: Mr. Hooligan*
Bermuda: Bending The Continuum*
Bhutan: The Cuckoo and the Pigeon: A Collection of folktales from Bhutan
Bolivia: Turing's Delirium*
Bosnia: Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan
Botswana: When Rain Clouds Gather
Brazil: The Devil to Pay in the Backlands*
Brunei: Some Girls: My Life in a Harem*
Bulgaria: The Physics of Sorrow*
Burkina Faso: Thomas Sankara Speaks*
Burundi: My Country Wept*
Cambodia: Music of the Ghosts
Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers*
Canada: The Tin Flute*
Canary Islands: The Girl of Ink and Stars*
Cape Verde: Other American Dreams*
Central African Republic: Le Dernier Survivant De La Caravane*
Chad: In the Dead Heart*
Chechnya: Hadji Murad
Chile: Bonsaï*
China: The Invisibility Cloak*
Colombia: Good Offices*
Congo: Black Moses
Congo (DRC): The Shameful State_
Cook Islands: Miss Ulysses from Puka-Puka*
Costa Rica: Assault on Paradise*
Cote d'Ivoire: The Blind Kingdom
Croatia: Our Man in Iraq*
Cuba: Adios Muchachos*
Curacao: The Miracle of Small Things*
Cyprus: The Dead of August*
Czech Republic: City Sister Silver*
Denmark: Mogens and Other Stories*
Djibouti: Kid of Balbala*
Dominica: Black and White Sands*
Dominican Republic: Tentacle*
East Timor: The Canal House*
Ecuador: The Day of Yesterday*
Egypt: That Smell and Notes from Prison* or Proud Beggars
El Salvador: One Day of Life*
England: H is for Hawk*
Equatorial Guinea: Shadows of Your Black Memory*
Eritrea: Gratitude in Low Voices: A Memoir*
Estonia: Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St Olaf's Church*
Eswatini: When the Ground Is Hard
Ethiopia: The Afersata*
Faeroe Islands: The Black Cauldron*
Fiji: Death on Paradise Island*
Finland: Troll: A Love Story* or The True Deceiver
France: Nadja*
French Guiana: The Jungle and the Damned*
French Polynesia: Breadfruit*
Gabon: The Fury and Cries of Women*
Galapagos: Enchanted Islands*
Gambia: The Last Custodians*
Georgia: The Story of My Life*
Germany: The Glass Bees
Ghana: Changes: A Love Story
Gibraltar: Rock Black Ten Gibraltarian Stories
Greece: Astradeni*
Greenland: Last Night in Nuuk*
Grenada: Angel*
Guadeloupe: The Restless*
Guatemala: The Popol Vuh*
Guinea: Tropical Circle*
Guinea-Bissau: The Ultimate Tragedy*
Guyana: Carnival* or Half Caste and Other Poems*
Haiti: The Colour of Dawn*
Honduras: The Common Grief
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Noir*
Hungary: Iza's Ballad*
Iceland: Stone Tree*
India: All About H. Hatterr*
Indonesia: Man Tiger*
Iran: Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran*
Iraq: The War Works Hard*
Ireland: Felicia's Journey*
Israel: All Backs Were Turned*
Italy: Contempt*
Jamaica: Augustown*
Japan: The Twilight Years*
Jordan: Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life*
Kazakhstan: Ballad of Forgotten Years*
Kenya: The Promised Land*
Kiribati: Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islands
Korea, North: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea*
Korea, South: Land*
Kosovo: Summer Is My Favorite Season*
Kuwait: The Bamboo Stalk*
Kyrgyzstan: The White Ship
Laos: Land of Smiles*
Latvia: Flesh-Coloured Dominoes*
Lebanon: Confessions*
Lesotho: Everything Lost Is Found Again*
Liberia: She Would Be King*
Libya: Under the Tripoli Sky*
Liechtenstein: The State in the Third Millennium*
Lithuania: Thanks to My Mother*
Luxembourg: In Reality: Selected Poems*
Macau: Ghostly Whispers: Thirteen Ghost Stories Set in Macao*
Madagascar: Return to the Enchanted Island: A Novel*
Malawi: Honour and Other Stories*
Malaysia: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder*
Maldives: Dhon Hiyala and Ali Fulhu*
Mali: The Fortunes of Wangrin*
Malta: Children Come By Ship. A Novel from Malta*
Marshall Islands: Marshall Islands Legend and Stories*
Martinique: Black Shack Alley*
Mauritania: The Desert and the Drum*
Mauritius: The Prospector*
Mexico: Down the Rabbit Hole*
Micronesia: Micronesian Blues*
Moldova: Works of Vasile Alecsandri*
Monaco: Palace: My Life in the Royal Family of Monaco*
Montenegro: The Sun Watches the Sun*
Mongolia: The Cave of the Yellow Dog*
Morocco: The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers*
Mozambique: The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy*
Myanmar: Smile As They Bow*
Namibia: Tears Over the Deserts*
Nauru: The Undesirables: Inside Nauru*
Nepal: Palpasa Café*
Netherlands: The Quest*
New Caledonia: The Blue Lagoon*
New Zealand: The Piano*
Nicaragua: The Inhabited Woman*
Niger: Harmattan*
Nigeria: The Joys of Motherhood*
North Macedonia: Homunculus: Fairy Tales from the Left Pocket*
Northern Ireland: Puckoon*
Norway: The Wife
Oman: Paw Prints In Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me*
Pakistan: Basti*
Palestine: In the Presence of Absence*
Panama: Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal*
Papua New Guinea: Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds*
Paraguay: I, the Supreme*
Peru: A World for Julius*
Philippines: Keeping the Distance*
Poland: Ferdydurke*
Portugal: The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Puerto Rico: Call Me Maria*
Qatar: The Holy Sail*
Romania: The Snows of Yesteryear*
Russia: The Case of Comrade Tulayev*
Rwanda: Cockroaches
Saint Kitts & Nevis: Cambridge
Saint Lucia: Omeros
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines: Spirits in the Dark*
Samoa: Flying-Fox In a Freedom Tree
Saudi Arabia: Adama* or Finding Nouf*
Scotland: The Trick is to Keep Breathing*
Senegal: Kaveena*
Serbia: Houses*
Seychelles: Echoes from the Oasis*
Sierra Leone: Ancestor Stones
Singapore: Crazy Rich Asians*
Slovakia: Slovak Tales for Young and Old*
Slovenia: The Blue Tower*
Solomon Islands: Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific*
Somalia: Born in the Big Rains*
South Africa: Ancestral Voices*
South Sudan: Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan*
Spain: La Celestina*
Sri Lanka: Mosquito*
Sudan: Sisters' Entrance*
Suriname: A Journey Into Another World: Sojourn in Suriname*
Sweden: The Book About Blanche and Marie*
Switzerland: Emile or On Education
Syria: Death Is Hard Work*
Taiwan: Last Words from Montmartre*
Tajikistan: From Tajikistan to the Moon*
Tanzania: In the Shadow of Man
Thailand: Arid Dreams*
Tibet: Sky Burial* or The Life of Milarepa
Togo: An African in Greenland*
Tonga: American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps*
Trinidad and Tobago: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle*
Tunisia: Hope Has Two Daughters*
Turkey: Memed, My Hawk*
Turkmenistan: The Revenge of the Foxes
Tuvalu: The People's Lawyer*
Uganda: Kintu*
Ukraine: Final Meeting: Selected Poetry*
United Arab Emirates: Temporary People*
Uruguay: The Museum of Useless Efforts*
Uzbekistan: The Dancer from Khiva*
Vatican City: Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's*
Venezuela: Memories of Altagracia*
Vietnam: The Sympathizer or The Sorrow Of War*
Virgin Islands Hurricane Child
Wales: The Long Dry*
Yemen: Hurma*
Zambia: The Old Drift*
Zimbabwe: We Need New Names*

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