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
    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
    13. China
    14. Croatia
    15. Denmark
    16. Dominican Republic – Dominicana (Angie Cruz)
    17. England – Persuasion (Jane Austen)
    18. France – A Different Kind of Lovely (Petra March)
    19. Egypt – Nefertiti (Michelle Moran)
    20. Ethiopia
    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. Iran – The Blood of Flowers (Anita Amirrezvani)
    35. Israel
    36. Japan – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (Haruki Murakami)
    37. Jordan
    38. Kenya
    39. Lebanon
    40. Libya
    41. Malaysia
    42. Malta
    43. Mexico
    44. Mongolia
    45. Morocco
    46. Namibia
    47. Nepal
    48. Netherlands – Dutch Girl (Robert Matzen)
    49. New Zealand
    50. Nigeria – My Sister, The Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)
    51. Northern Ireland
    52. North Korea – The Girl With Seven Names (Hyeonseo Lee)
    53. Norway
    54. Palestine – In The Presence of Absence (Mahmoud Darwish)
    55. Pakistan
    56. Peru
    57. Poland
    58. Portugal
    59. Russia
    60. Romania
    61. Saudi Arabia
    62. Scotland – Never Greener (Ruth Jones)
    63. Singapore – Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
    64. Slovenia
    65. South Africa – Born A Crime (Trevor Noah)
    66. South Korea – The Bird (Oh Jung-hee)
    67. Spain – The Muse (Jessie Burton)
    68. Sri Lanka
    69. Sweden – A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
    70. Tanzania
    71. Thailand
    72. Trinidad & Tobago
    73. Turkey
    74. Uganda
    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