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Mona's Around The World Challenge

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A reading challenge sounds like fun, so here's my topic! I've taken the list of countries from Brian's thread :) There is no time limit for this, although I will probably start looking for books that fit. 

 

 

1. Afghanistan - "The Kite Runner" - Khaled Houssini, 5/5
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. American Samoa
5. Andorra
6. Angola
7. Anguilla
8. Antigua and Barbuda
9. Argentina
10. Armenia
11. Aruba
12. Australia
13. Austria
14. Azerbaijan
15. Bahamas
16. Bahrain
17. Bangladesh
18. Barbados
19. Belarus
20. Belgium 
21. Belize
22. Benin
23. Bermuda
24. Bhutan
25. Bolivia
26. Bosnia and Herzegovina
27. Bostwana
28. Brazil 
29. British Virgin islands
30. Brunei
31. Bulgaria
32. Burkina Faso
33. Burundi
34. Cambodia
35. Cameroon
36. Canada 
37. Cape Verde
38. Cayman Islands
39. Central African Republic
40. Chad
41. Channel Islands
42. Chile
43. China
44. Colombia
45. Comoros
46. Congo Brazzaville
47. Congo Kinshasa
48. Costa Rica
49. Croatia
50. Cuba
51. Cyprus
52. Czech Republic
53. Denmark 
54. Djibouti
55. Dominica
56. Dominican Repbulic
57. East Timor
58. Ecuador
59. Egypt
60. El Salvador
61. Equatorial Guinea
62. Eritrea
63. Estonia
64. Ethiopia
65. Falkland islands
66. Faroe Islands
67. Fiji
68. Finland
69. France 
70. French Guiana
71. French Polynesia
72. Gabon
73. Gambia
74. Georgia
75. Germany 
76. Ghana
77. Gibraltar
78. Greece
79. Greenland
80. Grenada
81. Guadeloupe
82. Guam
83. Guatemala
84. Guinea-Bissau
85. Guinee Conakry
86. Guyana
87. Haiti
88. Honduras
89. Hungary
90. Iceland
91. India 
92. Indonesia
93. Iran
94. Iraq
95. Ireland
96. Israel
97. Italy
98. Ivory coast
99. Jamaica 
100. Japan 
101. Jordan
102. Kazakhstan
103. Kenya
104. Kiribati
105. Kuwait
106. Kyrgyzstan
107. Laos
108. Latvia
109. Lebanon
110. Lesotho
111. Liberia
112. Libya
113. LiechtensteinMongoli
114. Lithuania
115. Luxembourg
116. Macedona
117. Madagascar
118. Malawi
119. Malaysia
120. Maldives
121. Mali
122. Malta
123. Marshall Islands
124. Martinique
125. Mauritania
126. Mauritius
127. Mexico
128. Micronesia, Federated States of
129. Moldova
130. Monaco
131. Mongolia
132. Monserrat
133. Montenegro
134. Morocco
135. Mozambique
136. Myanmar
137. Namibia
138. Nauru
139. Nepal
140. Netherlands
141. Netherlands Antilles
142. New Caledonia
143. New Zealand 
144. Nicaragua
145. Niger
146. Nigeria
147. Niue
148. Norfolk Island
149. North Korea
150. Northern Mariana Islands
151. Norway
152. Oman
153. Pakistan 
154. Palau
155. Palestinian Authority
156. Panama
157. Papua New Guinea
158. Paraguay
159. Peru
160. Phillippines
161. Pitcairn Islands
162. Poland
163. Portugal
164. Puerta Rico
165. Qatar
166. Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
167. Reunion
168. Romania - "Ciresarii" by Constantin Chirita, 5/5 (re-read all volumes)
169. Russia 
170. Rwanda
171. Saint Kitts and Nevis
172. Saint Lucia
173. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
174. San Marino
175. Sao Tome and Principe
176. Saudi Arabia
177. Senegal
178. Serbia
179. Seychelles
180. Sierra Leone
181. Singapore
182. Slovakia
183. Slovenia
184. Solomon Islands
185. Somalia
186. South Africa 
187. South Korea 
188. Spain - "Run or Die" by Killian Jornet, 5/5
189. Sri Lanka
190. Sudan
191. Suriname
192. Swaziland
193. Sweden - "The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climber Out of the Window and Disappeared" - Jonas Jonasson, 4/5
194. Switzerland
195. Syria
196. Taiwan
197. Tajikistan
198. Tanzania
199. Thailand
200. Togo
201. Tonga
202. Trinidad and Tobago
203. Tunisia
204. Turkey 
205. Turkmenistan
206. Turks and Caicos Islands
207. Tuvalu
208. Uganda
209. Ukraine
210. United Arab Emirates
211. United Kingdom - "Roumanian Journey" by Sacheverell Sitwell, 4/5
212. United States of America - "The Martian" by Andy Weir, 5/5
213. Uruguay
214. Uzbekistan
215. Vanuatu
216. Vatican City
217. Venezuela
218. Western Sahara
219. Western Samoa
220. Vietnam
221. Virgin Islands
222. Yemen
223. Zambia
224. Zimbabwe
 
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Edited by anisia

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I'm doing this challenge and I've read some brilliant books (and some not-so-brilliant!) that I definitely wouldn't have picked up otherwise.  I hope you enjoy it.  :)

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I'm doing this challenge and I've read some brilliant books (and some not-so-brilliant!) that I definitely wouldn't have picked up otherwise.  I hope you enjoy it.  :)

 

That's one of the reasons I'm so excited about it. It will give me a chance to read books I wouldn't have otherwise. 

Good luck! :)

Thanks! 

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I'm more and more tempted to start a world challenge myself, as I do enjoy reading translated fiction.  Good luck Mona, wishing you a literary bon voyage! :smile2:

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Nope, haven't forgotten about the challenge! 

 

211. United Kingdom - "Roumanian Journey" - Sacheverell Sitwell, 4/5

 

It was good, very interesting view of a very different Romania - the book was written in 1938. 

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That sounds interesting. I just finished a book set in the final days of the Communist regime in Romania.  I might read this one to get another view of the country.

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212. United States of America - "The Martian" by Andy Weir, 5/5

 

Loved it and really wanted to read it before watching the movie - I thought it had the perfect amount of drama, humour and tech language; definitely my kind of book! 

 

Now 4/224 in the challenge. 

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Good luck Anisia - I have been doing this challenge too for the past couple of years and am finding it great fun. There are loads of great books out there than I can recommend. It really depends on how you are going to do this though whether by authors country of birth of where the book is set. I find the second approach works best for me, but of course we all do things differently.   

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^^ Thank you, I definitely will need recommendations! I plan on doing this by the author's country of birth.

 

193. Sweden - "The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climber Out of the Window and Disappeared" - Jonas Jonasson, 4/5

 

It was a very good read, glad I finally got around to this book. Loved the mixture of drama and humour.

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1. Afghanistan - "The Kite Runner" - Khaled Houssini, 5/5

 

Such a good read although heartbreaking at times - not sure it 100% counts for the challenge, but so glad I finally read this. 

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I read "The Kite Runner" years ago and it is heartbreaking. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it though! 

 

Which country are you planning to do next? :) 

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I read the Kite Runner a few years ago and it has stayed with me since.  It's such a good book.  I've also read A Thousand Splendid Suns and that was just as good. 

 

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