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message 1: by Donna (last edited May 06, 2021 03:19AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments I'm exploring these countries at my own leisurely pace, in no particular order, sometimes revisiting places I've already been - but even though there may be more than one book listed for each country, I'm only counting each country once.

Statistics

I've been to 134 countries in 9 regions.



A = Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antarctica, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
B = Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso
C = Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (DR), Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Rep.
D = Denmark, Dominican Republic
E = Egypt, England, Ethiopia
F = Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, French Guiana
G = Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana
H = Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
I = Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy
J = Jamaica, Japan
K = Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kuwait
L = Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg
M = Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
N = Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway
O =
P = Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico
Q =
R = Romania, Russia, Rwanda
S = Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland
T = Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago
U = Ukraine, UAE, USA
V = Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (US)
W = Wales, Western Sahara
X = --------------------------
Y = Yemen
Z = Zambia, Zimbabwe

A to Z Author List

I've only listed my favourites for each letter

A = Isabel Allende
B = Paul Bowles
C = Truman Capote
D = Charles Dickens
E = Jeffrey Eugenides
F = Esther Freud
G = Gabriel Garcia Marquez
H = Khaled Hosseini
I = Kazuo Ishiguro
J = Robert Jordan
K = Barbara Kingsolver
L = Stieg Larsson
M = Yann Martel
N = Irene Nemirovsky
O = George Orwell
P = Mario Puzo
Q = Michael Quinion
R = J. K. Rowling
S = William Shakespeare
T = Leo Tolstoy
U = Loung Ung
V = Kurt Vonnegut
W = Irvine Welsh
X =
Y = Hideo Yokoyama
Z = Markus Zusak


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Paula | 3 comments Hi Donna, thanks for your wonderful list. Since you listed a Pakistani author, I'd like to recommend more. Have you read The Geometry of God by Uzma Aslam Khan? http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26... It’s unlike anything else I’ve read. It's a fictional account of the discovery by a young girl of the first whale fossil in the mountains of Pakistan, and the girl’s struggle to develop her love of science and fossils in a harsh male-dominated land. That's just one of the threads ... it's a touching, funny, thought-provoking story. I'll look forward to more recs from you.


message 8: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 08:49PM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments Place holder


message 9: by Donna (last edited Aug 03, 2020 12:04AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments Europe

Austria
Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story

Andorra
Mr S And The Secrets Of Andorra's Box

Belgium
Cloud Atlas

Bulgaria
The Historian

Czech Republic
The Metamorphosis
I Served the King of England

Denmark
Hamlet
The Danish Girl

England
Atonement
Cider with Rosie
Never Let Me Go
The Invisible Man
Wedlock The True Story of the Disastrous Marriage and Remarkable Divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
Emma
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Her Fearful Symmetry
Dissolution
Mrs. Dalloway
Jude the Obscure
Jane Eyre
Moll Flanders
Sense and Sensibility
Oliver Twist
Persuasion
Testament of Youth
Pride and Prejudice
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Notes from a Small Island
Wuthering Heights
Mel
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Magic Toyshop
Great Expectations
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Turn of the Screw
Katherine
The Pillars of the Earth
The Casual Vacancy
The Cuckoo's Calling

Faroe Islands
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?

France
Suite Française
Tender is the Night
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
Madame Bovary
The Princesse de Clèves
Asterix the Gaul
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Boule de Suif
Bonjour Tristesse
Labyrinth
Saint Joan
The Misanthrope
Les Misérables
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Nana
The Space Between Words

Germany
The Book Thief
The Gargoyle
All Quiet on the Western Front

Greece
Zorba the Greek
Spartan
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides
Circe

Girl in the Cellar by Allan Hall Mr S and the Secrets Of Andorra's Box by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal Hamlet by William Shakespeare Atonement by Ian McEwan Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells Wedlock by Wendy Moore Emma by Jane Austen A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Persuasion by Jane Austen Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Mel by Liz Berry The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Katherine by Anya Seton Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Band of Brothers E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose Birdsong A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulks Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert The Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette Asterix the Gaul (Asterix, #1) by René Goscinny Marie Antoinette The Journey by Antonia Fraser Boule de Suif (21 contes) by Guy de Maupassant Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1) by Kate Mosse Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw The Misanthrope by Molière Les Misérables by Victor Hugo The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis Spartan by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières The Oresteia Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides by Aeschylus The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Nana by Émile Zola All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith Circe by Madeline Miller The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix


message 15: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New state added: Alaska!

Thanks to The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London


message 16: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New state added: Oregon!

Thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey, which is set in Oregon at the beginning of the story.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James


message 17: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New state added: Arkansas!

Thanks to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


message 18: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:15AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Australia!

Thanks to A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute


message 19: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New state added: Maryland!

Thanks to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


message 20: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Mexico!

Thanks to Life of Pi

Life of Pi by Yann Martel


message 21: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Svalbard!

Thanks to The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman


message 22: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Nigeria!

Thanks to Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


message 23: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:13AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Brunei!

Thanks to Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

Some Girls My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren


message 24: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:13AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Ukraine!

Thanks to A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka


message 25: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:13AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Hong Kong!

Thanks to The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee


message 26: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:07AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: United Arab Emirates!

Thanks to Layover in Dubai

Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman


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Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Iran!

Thanks to Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour


message 28: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:06AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Sri Lanka!

Thanks to Anil's Ghost

Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje


message 29: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:06AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Maldives!

Thanks to On the Island

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves


message 30: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:05AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Seychelles!

Thanks to The Edge of Eden

The Edge of Eden by Helen Benedict


message 31: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:05AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Somalia!

Thanks to Infidel

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali


message 32: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:05AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Kenya!

Thanks to Out of Africa

Out of Africa by Karen Blixen


message 33: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:04AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Tanzania!

Thanks to: Lightland: A Soul's Journey

Lightland A Soul's Journey by Kenny Kemp


message 34: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:04AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: North Korea!

Thanks to: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick


message 35: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:04AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Israel!

Thanks to: Jerusalem: The Biography

Jerusalem The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore


message 36: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:04AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Mozambique!

Thanks to: Chronicler of the Winds

Chronicler of the Winds by Henning Mankell


message 37: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:03AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Mauritius!

Thanks to: The Last Brother

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah


message 38: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:03AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Madagascar!

Thanks to: Female Caligula: Ranavalona, the Mad Queen of Madagascar

Female Caligula Ranavalona, the Mad Queen of Madagascar by Keith Laidler


message 39: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:03AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Swaziland!

Thanks to: Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

Zoo Story Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French


message 40: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:02AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Lesotho!

Thanks to: Abroad In Lesotho

Abroad In Lesotho by Francis R. Denson


message 41: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:02AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Botswana!

Thanks to: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 42: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:02AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Namibia!

Thanks to: Daniel

Daniel by Henning Mankell


message 43: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:01AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Angola!

Thanks to: The Book of Chameleons

The Book of Chameleons (O Vendedor de Passados) by José Eduardo Agualusa


message 44: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:01AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Sao Tome & Principe

Thanks to: São Tome: Journey to the Abyss--Portugal's Stolen Children

São Tome Journey to the Abyss--Portugal's Stolen Children by Paul D. Cohn


message 45: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:01AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Benin!

Thanks to: Instruments of Darkness

Instruments of Darkness (Bruce Medway, #1) by Robert Wilson


message 46: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:00AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Burkina Faso!

Thanks to: Outlaw

Outlaw by Stephen Davies


message 47: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:00AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Portugal!

Thanks to: Blindness, which I actually read a while ago, but somehow overlooked on my list!

Blindness (Blindness, #1) by José Saramago


message 48: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 07:00AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Mali!

Thanks to: Sahara

Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11) by Clive Cussler


message 49: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 06:59AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Yemen!

Thanks to: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali


message 50: by Donna (last edited Dec 21, 2013 06:59AM) (new)

Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments New country added: Sudan!

Thanks to: My Uncle Oswald

My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl


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