Reading the World Challenge

As part of the Around the World in 80 Books Goodreads Group, I will be participating in their Circumnavigator Challenge. I’m also participating in the yearly 80 book challenge if as well. The yearly challenge goal is to read books from the 8 major regions of the world (9 if you include the arctic) and a total of 80 books set in different countries around the world. The books can be any genre but the majority of the book must take place in the country. Books that take place in multiple countries can only count for one country. For the Circumnavigator Challenge, there is no time limit but you read a book for each country around the world. I’m only going to list books that teach me something about the country and its culture. I’m also including books I’ve previously read. Books that apply to multiple countries will be marked with an *.

My Books

Regions & Countries

North America

  1. Canada
  2. United States
  3. Mexico
  4. Bermuda
  5. Greenland

Caribbean

  1. Antigua & Barbuda
  2. Anguilla
  3. Aruba
  4. Bahamas
  5. Barbados
  6. Bonaire
  7. Caymen Islands
  8. Cuba
  9. Curacao
  10. Dominica
  11. Dominican Republic
    • Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
  12. Grenada
  13. Guateloupe
  14. Guyana
  15. Haiti
  16. Jamaica
  17. Martinique
  18. Puerto Rico
  19. Saint Kitts & Nevis
  20. Saint Lucia
  21. Saint Martin
  22. Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  23. Trinidad & Tobago
  24. Turks & Caicos
  25. Virgin Islands

Latin America

  1. Argentina
  2. Belize
  3. Bolivia
  4. Brazil
  5. Chile
  6. Colombia
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Easter Island
  9. El Salvador
  10. Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
  11. French Guiana
  12. Guatemala
  13. Guyana
  14. Honduras
  15. Nicaragua
  16. Panama
  17. Paraguay
  18. Peru
  19. Suriname
  20. Uruguay
  21. Venezuela

Europe

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Armenia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Croatia
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Estonia
  14. Finland
  15. France
  16. Germany
  17. Greece
  18. Hungary
  19. Iceland
  20. Ireland
  21. Italy
  22. Latvia
  23. Liechtenstein
  24. Lithuania
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Macedonia
  27. Malta
  28. Moldova
  29. Monaco
  30. Montenegro
  31. Netherlands
  32. Norway
  33. Poland
  34. Portugal
  35. Romania
  36. Russia
  37. San Marino
  38. Serbia
  39. Scotland
  40. Slovakia
  41. Spain
  42. Sweden
  43. Switzerland
  44. Ukraine
  45. United Kingdom
    • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  46. Vatican City
  47. Wales

Africa

  1. Algeria
  2. Angola
  3. Benin
  4. Botswana
  5. Burkina
  6. Burundi
  7. Cameroon
  8. Cape Verde
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Congo
  13. Democratic Republic of Congo
  14. Djibouti
  15. Egypt
  16. Equatorial Guinea
  17. Eritrea
  18. Ethiopia
  19. Gabon
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Guinea
  23. Guinea-Bissau
  24. Ivory Coast
  25. Kenya
  26. Lesotho
  27. Liberia
  28. Libya
  29. Madagascar
  30. Malawi
  31. Mali
  32. Mauritania
  33. Mauritius
  34. Morocco
  35. Mozambique
  36. Namibia
  37. Niger
  38. Nigeria
  39. Rwanda
  40. Sao Tome & Principe
  41. Senegal
  42. Seychelles
  43. Sierra Leone
  44. Somalia
  45. South Africa
  46. South Sudan
  47. Sudan
  48. Swaziland
  49. Tanzania
  50. Togo
  51. Tunisia
  52. Uganda
  53. Zambia
  54. Zimbabwe

Middle East

  1. Bahrain
  2. Cyprus
  3. Iran
  4. Iraq
  5. Israel & Palestine
  6. Jordan
  7. Kuwait
  8. Lebanon
  9. Oman
  10. Oatar
  11. Saudi Arabia
  12. Syria
  13. Turkey
  14. United Arab Emirate
  15. Yemen

Asia

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Bhutan
  6. Brunei
  7. Burma (Myanmar)
  8. Cambodia
  9. China
  10. East Timor
  11. Georgia
  12. Hong Kong
  13. India
  14. Indonesia
  15. Japan
  16. Kazakhstan
  17. North Korea
  18. South Korea
  19. Kyrgystan
  20. Laos
  21. Macau
  22. Malaysia
  23. Maldives
  24. Mongolia
  25. Nepal
  26. Pakistan
  27. Philippines
  28. Singapore
  29. Sri Lanka
  30. Taiwan
  31. Tajikistan
  32. Thailand
  33. Tibet
  34. Turkmenistan
  35. Uzbekistan
  36. Vietnam

Oceania & Australia

  1. Australia
  2. Cook Islands
  3. Figi
  4. Guam & Wake
  5. Kiribati
  6. Marshall Islands
  7. Micronesia
  8. Nauru
  9. New Zealand
  10. Palau
  11. Papau New Guinea
  12. Pitcairn
  13. Samoa
  14. Soloman Islands
  15. Tahiti & French Polynesia
  16. Tongo
  17. Tuvalu
  18. Vanuatu

Arctic

  1. Antarctica
  2. North Pole
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