I just heard of this project from Jean of Howling Frog Books, and it’s something I’d really like to work on: reading books from or about as many different countries of the world as possible.
I’m going to take it pretty casually, and not make huge lists or attempt to reach a certain number by a certain time. The goal is to get up to a minimum of 50 countries, so I’ll see if and when I get there! I will try to keep track of my progress in some way – a map would be fun, as Jean suggests. Here are ten books that are already on my Mount TBR list, and will do nicely to start me off:
- Before the Feast by Sasa Stanisic (Germany)
- Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan (China)
- A Different King of Daughter by Maria Toorpakai (Pakistan)
- Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett (Australia)
- One Half from the East by Nadia Habibi (Afghanistan)
- Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (Sudan)
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Spain)
- The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney (Switzerland)
- The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson (Egypt)
- Sophie Someone by Hayley Long (Belgium)
I’ll be back tomorrow with more reading plans for the New Year, but I’d love to know especially if you’ll be joining in with this project, or have any other round-the-world recommendations for me.