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June's Around the World Book Challenge

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It's a shame the longer anthology has gone out of print but I might have a look for this shorter version. With folktales I particularly like the way you see universal human fears and questions but portrayed uniquely depending on that culture. I suppose that the 'Round the World' challenge does the same thing really, but on a more complex level, with more modern considerations.


Do you think you could do the challenge again, picking different books for each country? 

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If I really wanted to I could - and if I didn't mind reading loads more paper as opposed to Kindle books. I think I would struggle to be honest though to find more than one book that I wanted to read from some of the countries. There are always going to be some countries like that. New countries do pop up now and then as well, as borders change and people demand their independence. 

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Another few countries completed at the close of the old year:


My Fathers Daughter by Hannah Pool for Eritrea 

Gallivanting on Guam by Dave Slagle for Guam

The Ships by Roberto Quesada for Honduras


That brings the total to another 34 countries completed this year: Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Eritrea, French Polynesia, Guam, Honduras, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, North Marianna Islands, Panama, Qatar, St Vincent, San Marino, Serbia, Sudan, Switzerland, Venezuela 



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Countries I have got through this year include a few overseas territories that are not on my original list -


So Many Islands by Thomas Laughlin for Fiji, Kiribati and Niue, 

Tropic of Violence by Natasha Appanah for Mayotte

The Old Man and the Mastiff by Patrick Chamoiseau for Martinique

The Svalbard Passage by Thomas Kirkwood for Svalbard

Silent Territory by Fredrik Louren for Western Sahara 

Edited by Talisman

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