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message 1: by Claire (new)

Claire Hi everyone
Just joined today and thought this is a great idea as i love travel fiction so here goes...
1) Norway: Redbrest Jo Nesbo
2)Sweden: The Girl who played with fire Stieg Laarson
3) Germany - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4) India - The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
5) Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid
6)Uganda - The Last King of Scotland
by Giles Foden
7)The Solomon Islands - Tales of the South Pacific
by James A. Michener
8)Lebanon - An Evil Cradling
by Brian Keenan
9)Iran - Danziger's Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers by Nick Danziger
10)Argentina - The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
by Che Guevara, Aleida Guevara March, Aleida Guevara
11)Moldova - Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
by Tony Hawks
12)Ethiopia - Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel
by Maaza Mengiste
13)Cambodia -River of Time by Jon Swain
14)USA - The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital by Samuel Shem
15)South Africa - Biko
by Donald Woods
16)Romania - The Last Hundred Days
by Patrick McGuinness
17)Australia - Rabbit-Proof Fence
by Phillip Noyce
18)Italy - Catch 22 joseph Heller
19)Japan - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
20)Chile - Paula by Isabel Allende
21)France - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
22)Nigeria - Half of a Yellow Sunby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
23)Russia - Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
24)Wales - The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
25)China - The Last Empress (Empress Orchid #2)
by Anchee Min
26)Egypt - It Gets Better After Cairo
by Trudy Culross
27) Kazakhstan - Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse by Brigid Keenan
28) Morocco - Hideous Kinkyby Esther Freud
29) Canada - Adrift on an Ice Pan
by Wilfred Grenfell
30)Peru - Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson
31)Kenya - I Dreamed of Africa
by Kuki Gallmann
32)Vietnam - The Quiet American by Graham Greene
33)Central African Republic - Malaria Dreams: An African Adventureby Stuart Stevens, Laura Hough
34)Greece - My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy)by Gerald Durrell
35)Zimbabwe - The Ukimwi Road by Dervla Murphy
36)Saudi Arabia - Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
37) Switzerland - A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo by Alison Hargreaves
38)Nepal - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
39)Cuba - Cuba by Emily Barr
40)Spain - Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
41)Thailand - The Beach by Alex Garland
42)Columbia - News Of A Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
43)Afghanistan - The Bookseller of Kabul
by Åsne Seierstad
44) Bali - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
45) Guernsey - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
46)Yemen - Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
by Paul Torday

So quite a few more to get any where near !
I think i will have a read of all of your lists for Some ideas!!
Thanks for such a great idea

message 2: by Claire (new)

Claire ahhh just realised that someone put
47) pacific- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Am I allowed that one - its a fantastic book
How did you all get them to copme up in green so that if you click on them the page opens?

message 3: by Claire (new)

Claire and i read
48) Mexico - Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
recently which was ok ish

message 4: by ~☺MiNi☺~ (new)

~☺MiNi☺~ (MiniMinnss) You left out Sri Lanka. Do you think you can find any books based there? I know it may be difficult but it's an awesome country :D

message 5: by Claire (new)

Claire any reccomendations for sri lanka?

message 6: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Claire wrote: "ahhh just realised that someone put
47) pacific- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Am I allowed that one - its a fantastic book
How did you all get them to copme up in green so that if you click on th..."

Sorry, Pacific not allowed Claire as not a country. Good luck with your travels.

message 7: by Claire (new)

Claire No probs how do you get them to come up so that if you click on them they oOpen the Page ?

message 8: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Do you mean linking the book or author?

If so, you click on "add book/author" which is to the top right of the dialog box in which you type your comment. You can choose to link a book title, cover or author.

message 9: by Claire (new)

Claire Thanks - I will give it a go thanks !!

message 10: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Impressive list Claire - lots of country reading ideas to be nicked!1

message 11: by Claire (new)

Claire So another one - south America this time for my stamp... it was ok - quite a good adventure book but not particularly well written47 Boiliva Lost In The Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

message 12: by Claire (new)

Claire and that should read 47) Bolivia

message 13: by Claire (new)

Claire So still travelling
48 mosquito - Roma tearne - Sri Lanka - fantastic book
Where to go next !

message 14: by Claire (new)

Claire But actually that one should be 49 !!!!

message 15: by Claire (new)

Claire 50) Luxembourg The Expats Chris Pavone - quite a good quick read - not particularly highbrow though

message 16: by Claire (new)

Claire 51) Czech republic - the blood letters daughter - Linda Lafferty
Not a bad book set in Czechoslovakia in the 1600's

message 17: by Claire (new)

Claire 52) Indonesia - skulduggery Mark Shand - take of his adventure in remote Indonesia in his canoe - excellent book

Wish I'd added them as I went along but managed to not update for 7 months !

message 18: by Claire (new)

Claire 53)Israel - MarkThomas Extreme RamblingExtreme Rambling: Walking Israel's Separation Barrier. For Fun.
this is a really interesting book but did get rather repetitive and so not one for reading in one go ...
it could have counted for Palestine either however i thought i would save that one as i fancy going there soon in my reading trip

message 19: by Claire (new)

Claire 54) Tibet Kate Kharko
Namma: A Tibetan Love Story
great book about an English girl who falls in love with a Tibetan Nomad
55) Sudan Mende Nazer Slave: My True Story
an amazing but truly harrowing book about her life in slavery and her escape

message 20: by Claire (new)

Claire so finally worked out how to do the map
here goes - loads of gaps though so i need to target some countries now

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