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message 1: by Dionisia (last edited Dec 25, 2010 09:45PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Thank you Diane for this great book challenge! This seems like a great way to add a variety of books to my reading "diet." I have already selected my books for the fall challenge but a year seems like plenty of time to get 80 countries under my belt.

Update: Books read from Sept 2009 - Sept 2011


message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments Glad you can join! I'm trying to find books that can fit in both challenges (not as easy as I thought!). Looking forward to seeing your list!


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Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Diane wrote: "Glad you can join! I'm trying to find books that can fit in both challenges (not as easy as I thought!). Looking forward to seeing your list! "

Me too! This challenge also sounds like a perfect way to introduce my dad to goodreads. He loves books and geography. I'm hoping I can convince him to participate.


message 4: by Dionisia (last edited Feb 20, 2010 07:03AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments North America

1. United States: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
7. Canada: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood


message 5: by Dionisia (last edited Feb 20, 2010 07:05AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Caribbean

8. Antigua and Barbuda: A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid


message 6: by Dionisia (last edited Jun 26, 2010 02:10PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Latin America

6. Brazil: Epitaph of a Small Winner: A Novel by Machado de Assis
13. Mexico: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


message 7: by Dionisia (last edited Mar 17, 2011 12:03PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Europe

2. Sweden: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
3. England: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
4.Germany: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré
9. Ireland: In the Woods by Tana French
11. Switzerland: Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
17. Greece: Metrophilias by Brendan Connell {This book touches thirty-six cities around the world but lands in Greece the most.}
20. Scotland: Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh


message 8: by Dionisia (last edited Feb 24, 2011 05:55AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Africa

5. Nigeria: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
14. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
16. South Africa: The October Killings by Wessel Ebersohn
19. Djibouti: Djibouti by Elmore Leonard


message 9: by Dionisia (last edited May 16, 2010 02:47PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Middle East

12. Iraq: The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 by Bob Woodward


message 10: by Dionisia (last edited Mar 17, 2011 12:10PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Asia

10. India: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
15. Indonesia: Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad
18. Vietnam: Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans by Wallace Terry
21. Republic of the Phillipines: Moondogs: A Novel by Alexander Yates


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Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Oceania/Australia


message 12: by Dionisia (last edited Jan 31, 2010 07:02AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments I borrowed Writerlibrarian's fantastic map idea.
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My Home Country: United States of America

World Map: 80 Books Challenge - Frequent Flyer


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message 14: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Oh boy. September is here and I haven't even made it to all the regions! Maybe I can fit The Colour by Rose Tremain before time runs out. I had high hopes of attacking this challenge aggressively but life had other plans. I really hope the challenge will be allowed to begin again.


message 15: by Rachel (new)

Rachel G (anplica) Dionisia - I personally plan to continue trying to get to 80 countries (I've reached 39 so far) even after this challenge has expired. It's been great to get me to stretch my reading choices & I've really enjoyed it. :)


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