Reading the World

Reading the world

About this challenge

I first came to know about Reading the World challenge through Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World. In 2012, she started this challenge where she chose one book for each nation for the project. She has published a book too based on her reading experience, called Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer. So after I saw this, I instantly knew that I need to do this. I guess I have almost read the books which are published either in the UK, US, India or some other famous countries. We often miss the work of the writers from small countries because either they are not well known or they are not translated into our native language.

Off course, this challenge is not easy as the translations for many works is rarely available, but I guess I need to keep trying till the end 🙂

 

 

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The list

Following is the list of all the countries and the books that I have read for each of the countries. The aim is to read a book written by the author of that country (whether born or residing permanently). I have taken the list of all the countries and their dependencies from Wikipedia.  The names having a * at the end represents a dependency. There was a conflict that whether I should use the dependencies or not, but I decided to keep them as they have their separate flags and system, and who knows they become a country tomorrow.

You can click on each country name to further go to the page of each country and its book list.

A

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa*
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla*
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba*
  • Australia
    • You Loved Me At My Darkest (You Love Me, #2) Evie Harper
    • You Loved Me At My Weakest (You Love Me, #2) Evie Harper
    • You Loved Me At My Ugliest (You Loved Me #3) Evie Harper
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan

B

  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda*
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands*
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi

C

  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
    • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands*
  • Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island*
  • Cocos Islands*
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Dominican Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao*
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic

D

  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic

E

  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia

F

  • Falkland Islands*
  • Faroe Islands*
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana*
  • French Polynesia*

G

  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
    • The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
    • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar*
  • Greece
  • Greenland*
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe*
  • Guam*
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey*
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana

H

  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary

I

  • Iceland
  • India
    • 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat
    • The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
    • 34 Bubblegum & Candies by Preeti Shenoy
    • 100 Lyrics by Gulzar
    • Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
    • Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat
    • I Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh
    • The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav
    • My Love Never Faked Trust Me I Still Love You by Nikhil Mahajan
    • One Night @ The Call Center by Chetan Bhagat
    • Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition by Chetan Bhagat
    • The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man*
  • Israel
  • Italy
    • The Sound of the World By Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua

J

  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey*
  • Jordan

K

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo*
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan

L

  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

M

  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique*
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat*
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar

N

  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia*
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue*
  • Norfolk Island*
  • Northern Mariana Islands*
  • North Korea
  • Norway

O

  • Oman

P

  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands*
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico*

Q

  • Qatar

R

  • Réunion*
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda

S

  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic*
  • Saint Barthélemy*
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha*
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Martin*
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon*
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten*
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard*
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria

T

  • Taiwan*
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau*
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands*
  • Tuvalu

U

  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
    • A Tale of Two Dommies by Vanita Oelschlager
    • A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
    • Belle’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast, #1) by Mallory Reaves
    • The Beast’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast, #2) by Mallory Reaves
    • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
    • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    • Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager
    • Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
    • Long Way Home (A Mangrove Island Novel #1) by Neve Cottrell
    • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    • The Servant Boy: A Rags to Riches Novel by Reesha Goral
    • The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity by Grant Snider
    • Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
    • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • United States Virgin Islands*
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

V

  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

W

  • Wallis and Futuna*

Y

  • Yemen

Z

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Å

  • Åland Islands

 

 

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My progress

3% Complete
7 of 239 countries

 

 

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Let's Chat
Have you ever heard about this challenge? If yes, then are you doing it? Can you give me recommendations for the countries which I haven’t read yet?

 

 

 

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