Around The World in 80 Books

Finding a book set in Botswana gave me the idea for this challenge. The countries are not fixed, but merely serve as a suggestion. If I end up reading a book set in the Ukraine or Jamaica or some such, I will swap it out for one of the others. I simply like the idea of reading books set across the world. The books can be fiction or non-fiction or even a children’s book. It all counts! (apart from travel guides!)

Let me know if you are travelling around the world in 80 books as well! I would love to see more people doing this. 🙂

    1. Afghanistan – The Bookseller of Kabul (Åsne Seierstad)
    2. Algeria
    3. Antarctica – A Polar Affair (Lloyd Spencer Davis)
    4. Argentina – The Dangers of Smoking in Bed (Mariana Enriquez)
    5. Australia – The Artisan Heart (Dean Mayes)
    6. Austria
    7. Belgium
    8. Botswana – Botswana Time (Will Randall)
    9. Brazil
    10. Bulgaria
    11. Burundi – Small Country (Gaël Faye)
    12. Canada – Elatsoe (Darcie Little Badger)
    13. Chile – Selected Poems (Pablo Neruda)
    14. China
    15. Croatia
    16. Denmark
    17. Dominican Republic – Dominicana (Angie Cruz)
    18. England – Persuasion (Jane Austen)
    19. France – A Different Kind of Lovely (Petra March)
    20. Egypt – Nefertiti (Michelle Moran)
    21. Germany
    22. Greece –Mythos (Stephen Fry)
    23. Guatamala
    24. Haiti
    25. Hungary – Memento Park (Mark Sarvas)
    26. Finland
    27. Iceland
    28. India – Little Maryam (Hamid Baig)
    29. Indonesia
    30. Iran – The Stationery Shop (Marjan Kamali)
    31. Iraq – A Lullaby in the Desert (Mojgan Azar)
    32. Ireland – Treading the Uneven Road (L M Brown)
    33. Italy – Times New Roman (Martha Miller)
    34. Israel
    35. Japan – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (Haruki Murakami)
    36. Jordan
    37. Kenya
    38. Lebanon
    39. Libya
    40. Malaysia
    41. Malta
    42. Mexico
    43. Mongolia
    44. Morocco
    45. Namibia
    46. Nepal
    47. Netherlands – Dutch Girl (Robert Matzen)
    48. New Zealand
    49. Nigeria – My Sister, The Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)
    50. Northern Ireland
    51. North Korea – The Girl With Seven Names (Hyeonseo Lee)
    52. Norway
    53. Palestine – In The Presence of Absence (Mahmoud Darwish)
    54. Pakistan
    55. Peru
    56. Poland
    57. Portugal
    58. Russia
    59. Romania
    60. Saudi Arabia
    61. Scotland – Never Greener (Ruth Jones)
    62. Singapore – Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
    63. Slovenia
    64. South Africa – Born A Crime (Trevor Noah)
    65. South Korea – The Bird (Oh Jung-hee)
    66. Spain – The Muse (Jessie Burton)
    67. Sri Lanka
    68. Sweden – A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
    69. Tanzania
    70. Thailand
    71. Trinidad & Tobago
    72. Turkey
    73. Uganda
    74. Ukraine – The Overcoat and Other Stories (Nikolai Gogol)
    75. United Arab Emirates
    76. United States – To The Promised Land (Michael K Honey)
    77. Vietnam – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
    78. Wales – A Cottage by the Sea (Carole Matthews)
    79. Yemen
    80. Zambia – Midwinter (Fiona Melrose) the flashbacks are set here