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message 1: by Claire (last edited Sep 10, 2017 11:44PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Starting out by listing relevant books (4 that I can remember having read) since Oct 2011. Then turning this into summary. I had misread that one had to try the 80 books/year before becoming a circumnavigator... since that is not the case, I changed my challenge.
North America
Starting from home, not only country (USA) but city Portland OR): The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow (Feb 2012) Other USA books in Reading Roadtrip.
Canada A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (March 2013)
Mexico: The Story of My Teeth Valeria Luiselli (January 2016)
Caribbean
Haiti The World Is Moving Around Me by Dany Laferriere (February 2017)
Jamaica: Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (August 20120
Latin America
Argentina: Kamchatka, Marcelo Figueras (August 2012)
Europe
DenmarkOne of us is Sleeping, Josephine Klougart (October 2016)
England Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte (August 2012)
England My Real Children Jo Walton (October 2016)
France Giovanni's Room James Baldwin (July 15, 2012
Germany The Book Thief M Zasak (September 2012)
Italy (Ancient Rome) Titus Andronicus Wm Shakespeare (July 2012)
Latvia Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe (September 2017)
Netherlands The Black Tulip Alexander Dumas (July 2013)
Norway Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson (August 2015)
Poland The Zookeeper's Wife Diane Ackerman (May 2013)
Russia Winter of the World Kenneth Follett (November 22, 2012)
Spain The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon (May 13, 2013) (reread) March 2016
Sweden The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson (July 2013)
Africa
Egypt: Walking Through Fire Nawal El Saadawi (August 2017)
Kenya: Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir Ngugi wa' Thiong'o (Januaary 2017)
Nigeria:The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (June 26, 20130
Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions Tsitsi Dangarembga (August 2012); The Book of Not(sequel to Nervous Conditions)(Sept. 2012)
Middle East
Gaza: I Shall Not Hate Izzeldin Abuelaish (March 2014)
Iran Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moavini (Jan 2014)
Jordan:The Language of Baklava Diana Abu-Jaber (Nov 2013)
Syria: Daughters of Damascus Siham Tergeman (Jan 2014)
Turkey: The Bastard of IstanbulElif Shafak ( July 2012)
Asia, Eurasia
Afghanistan:The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini (Dec 2011)
Cambodia: In the Shadow of the Banyan Vaddey Ratner (July 2013)
China: Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (June 2012)
India:She Comes to Take Her Rights: Indian Women, Property, and Propriety by Srimati Basu (Nov 2011)
Japan: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (April 2012)
Pakistan: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (June 2017)
Sri Lanka Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera (May 2015)
Vietnam: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (August 2015)
Pacific Islands
Papua New Guinea: The White Mary Kira Salak (June 2012; Four Corners, Kira Salak (August 2012)
Oceania/Australia
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute (March 2012)
The Bone People Keri Hulme, New Zealand (November 2012)

ROGUE ADDITIONS
Africa:Nigeria Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (May 2016)
Zimbabwe The Book of Not: Stopping Time Tsitsi Dangarembga (August 2012)
Zimbabwe Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller (September 2014)
Asia, Eurasia:
Afghanistan The Places in Between Rory Stewart (August 2017)
India Midnight's Chilcren Salman Rushdie (September 2012)
Japan A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki (April 2014)
Japan Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye Marie Mutsuki Mockett (April 2015)
Europe: Russia Aleph Paulo Coelho (December 2012)
Russia/USSR A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorokhova(March 2012)
England: Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel (February 2013)
England: Joseph AntonSalman Rushdie (March 2013)
England Me Before You Jojo Moyes (January 2014)
France A country Road, A Tree Jo Baker (June 4, 2016)
Germany Kaethe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist Martha Kearns (August 2016)
Middle East--Turkey The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey Dawn Anahid MacKeen (August 2017)
North America
Canada--British Columbia Y:A Novel Marjorie Celona (August 2013)
Canada--British Columbia Raven's End Ben Gadd (July 2014)
Canada--Newfoundland The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx (September 2016)


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

Diane | 12845 comments Claire wrote: "Starting out by listing relevant books (that I can remember having read) since Oct 2011.
North America
Starting from home, not only country (USA) but city Portland OR): The Girl Who Fell From the ..."


Have a fun reading trip!


message 3: by Claire (last edited Jun 17, 2012 10:30AM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #5. Finished Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama for China


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Claire | 143 comments #6 finished The White Mary A Novel by Kira Salak for Papua New Guinea


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Claire | 143 comments So if I read two from the same country, I assume I can list them in the summary for my own information, but not place a separate message as they will not count. Correct?


message 6: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Claire wrote: "So if I read two from the same country, I assume I can list them in the summary for my own information, but not place a separate message as they will not count. Correct?"

Correct


message 7: by Claire (last edited Jul 04, 2012 05:24PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments OK, so I read State of Wonder by Ann Patchett but I don't feel I learned much about Brazil. I learned more about how Americans feel in the Amazonian Jungle. The tribe was fictitious, so don't feel like that was learning either. Still it was a good read. I counted it in US road trip.


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Claire | 143 comments #7 finished The Bastard of Istanbul; unsure whether to add Turkey under Europe or Asia.


message 9: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Claire wrote: "#7 finished The Bastard of Istanbul; unsure whether to add Turkey under Europe or Asia."


Most count it as the Middle East, but you can count it for whichever of the three regions you need most.


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Claire | 143 comments Diane wrote: "Claire wrote: "#7 finished The Bastard of Istanbul; unsure whether to add Turkey under Europe or Asia."


Most count it as the Middle East, but you can count it for whichever of the three regions y..."


Thanks...forgot that option.


message 11: by Claire (last edited Jul 15, 2012 11:51PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #8 Shakespeare. Titus Andronicus. 1909 edition! Too much trouble to find the link. I'm assuming ancient Rome can be counted as Italy though Italy didn't yet exist...


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Claire | 143 comments #9 finished Giovanni"S Room for Paris, France.


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Claire | 143 comments I just can't limit myself to not reading another book from the same country or state just because I don't need it. LOL.


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Claire | 143 comments #10 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë for England


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Claire | 143 comments #11 Kamchatka; though it doesn't sound it, it is set in Argentina. Kamchatka is a country on the Risk game board, and Risk is a favorite game of the ten-year-old narrator portions.


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Claire | 143 comments #12 Wide Sargasso Seafor Jamaica. (This edition has some good discussion questions at the end.) One led me to see the parallel between the parrot in flames and Antoinette/Bertha in flames, jumping at the end.


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Claire | 143 comments #13 Nervous Conditionsfor Zimbabwe (setting when it was still Rhodesia)


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Claire | 143 comments #14 The Book Thief for Germany.


message 19: by Claire (last edited Nov 26, 2012 11:15PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #15 Winter of the World--counting it for Eurpoe: Russia since I already have England and Germany.


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #1 The Book of Not: Stopping the Time, Africa, Zimbabwe


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Claire | 143 comments #16 The Bone People Oceania, New Zealand


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #2
Midnight's Children; Asia: India


message 23: by Claire (last edited Dec 09, 2012 07:33PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue #3
AlephEurope:Russia, sort of. Most takes place on a trans-siberian train ride, but one doesn't learn about Russia.


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #4 Wolf HallEurope: England


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #5 Joseph Anton: A MemoirEurope: England


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue #6 A Mountain of Crumbs: A MemoirEurope: Russia/USSR


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Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2013 A Trick of the LightNorth America: Canada


message 28: by Claire (last edited May 13, 2013 05:10PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #2 for 2013 Norwegian Wood Asia: Japan


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Claire | 143 comments #3 for 2013 The Shadow of the Wind Europe: Spain (May 13, 2013)


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Claire | 143 comments #4 for 2013 The Zookeepers Wife Europe: Poland (May 2013)


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Claire | 143 comments #5 FOR 2013 The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's WivesAfrica: Nigeria


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Claire | 143 comments #6 for2013 The Black Tulip Europe: Netherlands (July 2013)


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Claire | 143 comments #7 for 2013 In the Shadow of the Banyan Asia: Cambodia (July 2013)


message 34: by Claire (last edited Jul 29, 2013 02:56PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #8 for 2013 The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Europe: Sweden (July 29, 2013)


message 35: by Claire (last edited Aug 16, 2013 03:02PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #7 Y: A Novel North America: Canada (BC) (August 13, 2012


message 36: by Claire (last edited Jan 12, 2014 07:08PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #9 for 2013 The Language of Baklava Middle East: Jordan (Nov 2013) (Book is back and forth between Jordan and upstate New York, but Jordanian culture predominates)


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Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2014 Daughter of Damascus: A Memoir Middle East: Syria (Jan 2014)


message 38: by Claire (last edited Jan 12, 2014 07:10PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #1 for 2014 Me Before You Europe: England (Jan 2014)


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue traveler #2 A Tale for the Time Being Asia: Japan (April 2014)


message 42: by Claire (last edited Sep 17, 2014 08:45PM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #4 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (September 2014) Africa, Zimbabwe mostly with a little Malawi and Zambia


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #3 Raven's End: A Novel (July 2014) North America: Canada--British Columbia


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Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2015 Island of a Thousand Mirrors (May 2015) Asia, Sri Lanka


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Claire | 143 comments #2 for 2015 Out Stealing Horses (August 2015) Europe, Norway


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Claire | 143 comments #3 for 2015 The Sympathizer Asia, Vietnam. Note: while much of the narrative occurs in California, so that could be a location, the whole is a "confession" in a prison in Vietnam. So I'm using it for the latter.


message 48: by Claire (last edited Jan 25, 2016 09:30AM) (new)

Claire | 143 comments #1 for 2016 The Story of My Teeth (January 2016) North America, Mexico


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #1 2016 Americanah (May 2016) Africa, Nigeria


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Claire | 143 comments Rogue Traveler #2 2016 A Country Road, A Tree (June 2016) Europe, France


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