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#1 SaraPepparkaka

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

Afghanistan - A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini

Albania - La niche de la honte by Ismail Kadare

Algeria - So vast the prison by Assia Djebar

Andorra

Angola - Jaime Bunda - secret agent by Pepetela

Antigua and Barbuda - At the bottom of the river by Jamaica Kincaid

Argentina

Armenia

Australia - Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil The Zahir - Paulo Coelho

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada Penelopiaden by Margaret Atwood

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile - Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende

China - Beijing coma by Ma Jian

Colombia - Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo, Republic of the (Congo-Brazzaville)

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia - Katt i Warszawa by Slavenka Drakulic

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt- The Yacoubian building by Alaa Al-Aswany

El Salvador

Eritrea

Estonia - The misadventures by the new Satan by Anton Tammsaare

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland- Linnunaivot by Johanna Sinisalo

France- L'Echappée belle by Anna Gavalda

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany - Die Teufelsbibel by Richard Dübell

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea, Republic of

Guinea, Republic of Equatorial (Equatorial Guinea)

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary- Liquidation by Imre Kertész

Iceland

India - Q&A by Vikas Swarup

Indonesia

Iran - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Iraq

Ireland - The perfect man by Sheila O'Flanagan

Israel

Italy- Stål by Silvia Avallone

Jamaica

Japan - After dark by Haruki Murakami

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea) - Nordkorea: nio år på flykt från helvetet by Eunsun Kim

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)- The ancient garden by Hwang Sok-Yong

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan - Face to face by Chyngyz Aitmatov

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon - Samarkand by Aamin Maalouf

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico- Un dulce olor a muerte by Guillermo Arriaga

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco- Confidences à Allah by Saphia Azzedine

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand - Lagunen by Janet Frame

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria - "Half Of A Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Norway- "The Redeemer" by Jo Nesbo

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal - Tårkommissionen by Antonio Lobo Antunes

Qatar

Romania

Russian Federation - Den stulna drömmen by Alexandra Marinina

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

Spain- Shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Sri Lanka

Sudan - Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden- Svampkungens son by Marie Hermanson

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia - Le trezième disciple by Claude Kayat

Turkey - The prophet murders by Mehmet Murat Somer

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Taste for Death by P.D.James

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen - I am Nujood, 10 years old and divorced by Nujood Ali

Zambia

Zimbabwe- Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah


Edited by SaraPepparkaka, 07 October 2015 - 07:56 AM.


#2 SaraPepparkaka

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

This is a form of "reading around the world" challenge. I was inspired by the book I got through BCF's Secret Santa last Christmas (2009, that is..), which was "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. I decided to count the country where the writer was born, and I found a list of UN member states and decided that was to be my list of countries.
Edit: .. and I always intended to list the books here too, not just on Librarything. A bit late but here they are.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:29 AM

Edited to add a book for Algeria.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

By the way, has anybody ever read anything by a writer from Andorra? My Trusted Local Library didn't have anything, and I'd rather not BUY a book if it isn't something I'd normally read..

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:40 AM

An Irish book added.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:06 PM

By the way, has anybody ever read anything by a writer from Andorra? My Trusted Local Library didn't have anything, and I'd rather not BUY a book if it isn't something I'd normally read..

Sorry, I can't help with the above, I'm afraid. I've picked up two books for my world challenge without knowing the author - one was really good but I'm struggling with my current read.

You're doing very well with this challenge - if it's okay I will peruse your books to see if I fancy anything for my own challenge.

Good luck. :)

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

" Die Teufelsbibel" by Richard Dübell- a German writer. This is apparently the first in a trilogy. The Devil's bible is hidden in a monastary, and to keep it hidden there is a lot of blood and mayhem and ruthless people with their own motivations. Now, there was a love story too, and that kept me reading.



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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:03 PM

Added a book for Russia, one in a series featuring Russian police officer Anastasia Kamenskaja by Alexandra Marinina. I honestly thought I'd read them all, but not this one. And there it was, in the Trusted Local Library no less, and me walking past it for who knows how many times, thinking I'd read it. Well, now I have.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

Sara, looks like you're doing great on this challenge! (Far better than me with mine, lol). I searched for ages for a book by an Andoran author - didn't find one, so have left it in the hopes that one will be published by the time I get back to it. Good luck with finishing it!

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:39 AM

Is that Andora in Italy, or the country of Andorra? If the latter, then I believe Michèle Gazier is Andorran, although she writes in French and there don't seem to be English translations. :)

Ramon Villeró is another, but I can't find any books by him! Like you, I will ignore Andorra for my World Challenge for now too - there are plenty of other countries to be going on with! :giggle:

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:17 PM

I read "After dark" by Haruki Murakami last week, and not until today I thought of the empty space in my list for Japan. Well, now the list is updated again.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:58 AM

Added a book for Croatia, fables about Eastern European history by Slavenka Drakulic, called "Katt I Warszawa" in Swedish. I believe that at least some of the fables are the same as in "A guided tour through the Museum of Communism: Fables.."
Very readable, may even lead to me seeking out other books by the author.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:09 PM

Added a book for Pakistan.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:10 PM

Nothing much has happened with this challenge in a while.. but now we have an entry for Kyrgyzstan. Granted the author was born in the Soviet Union, but in the area that later became Kyrgyzstan. "Face to face" by Chyngyz Aitmatov. This story was a little rewritten after the fall of the Soviet union, and it's that version of it I've read. Not bad at all, a short novel about the wife of a man who deserted from the army in the second world war.



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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:17 AM

I read a book that qualifies as an entry for Lebanon. "Samarkand" by Amin Maalouf. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy the book, the historic facts were vaguely interesting, but other than that - not for me. I thought it would be fun, the adventures of Omar Khayyams verses up until the day they were put in a safe on the Titanic.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:03 AM

I read "After dark" by Haruki Murakami last week, and not until today I thought of the empty space in my list for Japan. Well, now the list is updated again.


What did you think of 'After Dark' Sara? If you have already posted your thoughts and I missed it, I'm really sorry :friends3:

Edited by Weave, 17 December 2010 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:14 PM

I don't think I did say very much about "After Dark". It was an OK book, I do enjoy Murakami.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:11 PM

Another book read that can be added to this challenge. "Buying a fishing rod for my grandfather" by Gao Xingjian. This is a collection of short stories, some enjoyable and others not so much. They appear to be written in the beginning and middle of the 1980's. I liked the one written about a civil servant who gets lost on a lonely mountain road in Tibet, and also one where a man writes a letter in his head to a girl he knew in his youth.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

Not only was the Anna Gavalda book nice enough to move me to summer for a little while, it also fits in my challenge!



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Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:04 PM

Book added for India! Q&A by Vikas Swarup




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