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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments Started this at the beginning of 2011 - visited 35 countries so far.

1. Norway - The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø.
2. USA - City Of Fear by Alafair Burke.
3. England - Sister by Rosamund Lupton.
4. France - Trespass by Rose Tremain.
5. Democratic Republic of Congo - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
6. Italy - The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli.
7. Vietnam - Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes.
8. Turkey - Sanctus by Simon Toyne.
9. Poland - The Warsaw Anagrams: A Novel by Richard Zimler.
10. Brazil - Dry Season by Dan Smith.
11. Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
12. China - Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong.
13. Iceland - Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason.
14. Scotland - The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris.
15. Spain - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
16. Sweden - The Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankell.
17. The Solomon Islands - Helmet For My Pillow (Military History by Robert Leckie.
18. Russia - The Siege by Helen Dunmore.
19. Afghanistan - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
20. Finland - Snow Angels by James Thompson.
21. Cuba - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
22. Estonia - Purge by Sofi Oksanen.
23. Denmark - Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen.
24. Portugal - A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson.
25. Australia - After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld.
26. Malaysia - The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng.
27. Germany - The One from the Other by Philip Kerr.
28. Jamaica - The Long Song by Andrea Levy.
29. Tibet - Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran.
30. Lesotho - In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut.
31. India - Guardian of the Dawn by Richard Zimler.
32. Israel - The People on the Street: A Writer's View of Israel by Linda Grant.
33. Argentina - The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri.
34. Nigeria - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
35. Indonesia - Dark Horizons. by Dan Smith.

I'm currently on trip no 36 in Benin.


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments But finished another book first.......

36. The Falkland Islands - A Soldiers Song: True Stories From The Falklands by Ken Lukowiak - my review as follows: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/....


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments 37. Cyprus - Small Wars by Sadie Jones - an interesting tale of a military marriage set against the backdrop of the Greek Cypriot nationalist uprising against British rule in the mid 1950's. Better at the romantic side than the army stuff I thought but enjoyable all the same.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments 38. Togo - Instruments of Darkness by Robert Wilson. This is a thriller set in West Africa. The action takes place across Benin, Togo, Nigeria and Ghana but more in Togo than the other three. This was his first novel written in the mid 90's and it isn't as good as A Small Death in Lisbon which I read last year but enjoyable for all that. My review as follows: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments 39. Northern Ireland - Present Danger by Stella Rimington. Run of the mill thriller I'm afraid.


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments 40. Mongolia - Genghis Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, #1) by Conn Iggulden by Conn Iggulden. I enjoyed this historic romp with Genghis Khan attempting to unite the Mongol tribes.

As I'm halfway round, time for a map:

Ian's Around the World Trip
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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments 41. Bangladesh - A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam. Tale about a mother and her son and daughter and their involvement in the struggle to establish the state of Bangladesh in the early 1970's.

42. Belgium - On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe. Seriously good novel about 4 African women who move to Belgium to work as prostitutes as a better alternative to their bleak and seemingly hopeless lives back home in Nigeria.

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe


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Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments Hoping to complete my 80 by year end...will post the full details then....but here's my current map:

Ian's Around the World Trip
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com



message 9: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 02, 2012 07:38AM) (new)

Diane | 12761 comments Ian wrote: "Hoping to complete my 80 by year end...will post the full details then....but here's my current map:


Ian's Around the World Trip



Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com
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That's an impressive-looking map!


message 10: by Ian (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 87 comments Thanks Diane


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