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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 29, 2019 09:14PM) (new)

Diane | 12832 comments Starting out with 140:

Progress: 140/140

Afghanistan
Albania
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (Rep.)
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe



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

Diane | 12832 comments 1/130. Visited Nigeria with Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


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Diane | 12832 comments 3/130 Visited Finland with Fair Play by Tove Jansson.


message 5: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Mar 09, 2019 08:12AM) (new)

Diane | 12832 comments 4/130 Visited Italy with The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino.


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Diane | 12832 comments 6/130 Visited Slovenia with Yugoslavia, My Fatherland by Goran Vojnović.


message 8: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Mar 09, 2019 08:10AM) (new)

Diane | 12832 comments 7/130 Visited Australia with The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway.

8/130 Visited China with Half of Man Is Woman by Zhang Xianliang.

9/130 Visited Colombia with The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis.

10/130 Visited Greece with Lysistrata by Aristophanes.

11/130 Visited Kiribati with A Pattern Of Islands by Arthur Grimble.

12/130 Visited Panama with Ilona llega con la lluvia by Álvaro Mutis

13/130 Visited Russia with The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov

14/130 Visited France with Tartuffe by Molière

15/130 Visited South Africa with A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn.

16/130 Visited the United Kingdom with Adam Bede by George Eliot.

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Update. Added:

Armenia: Poems of Yeghishe Charent by Yeghishe Charents.

Austria: The Afternoon of a Writer by Peter Handke.

Cameroon: Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon by Makuchi.

Chad: Told by Starlight in Chad by Joseph Brahim Seid.

Germany: Demian by Hermann Hesse.

Israel: One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

Micronesia: The Book Of Luelen by Luelen Bernart.

Pakistan: The Crow Eaters by Bapsi Sidhwa.

Japan: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

Nepal: The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen/


message 9: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 2984 comments You are making fantastic progress, Diane.


message 10: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12832 comments Rosemarie wrote: "You are making fantastic progress, Diane."

I have a loooong way to go, though.


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Rosemarie | 2984 comments So far, so good!


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message 16: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jun 01, 2019 09:58AM) (new)


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Diane | 12832 comments Adding:

70. Bahrain: Fragile Beings by Ali Al Saeed

71. Malawi: Greetings from Grandpa by Jack Mapanje


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Diane | 12832 comments Adding:

72. Bangladesh: I Remember Abbu by Humayun Azad

73. Chile: Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño

74. United Arab Emirates: The Diesel by Thani Al-Suwaidi


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Diane | 12832 comments Adding:

110. Afghanistan: A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi.

111. Bulgaria: Party Headquarters by Georgi Tenev.


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Diane | 12832 comments Adding:

120. Brunei: Written in Black by K.H. Lim.

121. Singapore: The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell.


message 30: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12832 comments I need to kick it into high gear if I am going to finish. Here are a few I have added:

122. Angola: Transparent City by Ondjaki

123. Niger: Stranger in the Village of the Sick: A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing by Paul Stoller

124. Uruguay: Century of the Wind by Eduardo Galeano

125. Togo: Do They Hear You When You Cry by Fauziya Kassindja


message 33: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 422 comments wow, that's quite a random journey, congratulations.


message 34: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12832 comments Ruth wrote: "wow, that's quite a random journey, congratulations."

That was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I kept reading countries that weren't on the list. I won't take on so much next time.


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