Round the World

This is the page where I will keep track of my progress in the Reading All Around the World Project, for which I’m trying to read books from at least 50 different countries of the world. There are links to reviews on my blog where applicable.

Here’s a map with the countries I’ve “visited” so far indicated (created in Google Maps).

A star* after the country name indicates the author is a native of that country.



  • Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (Brazil) – January 2018
  • Octavio’s Journey and Black Sugar by Miguel Bonnefoy (Venezuela*) – February 2018
  • The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson (Egypt) – August 2018


  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Spain*) – July 2019
  • My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin (Australia*) – October 2019
  • Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif (Saudi Arabia*) – December 2019
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (South Africa*) – December 2019


  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Korea/Japan) – January 2020
  • All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou (Ghana) – January 2020
  • The House of the Spirits and My Invented Country by Isabel Allende (Chile*) – January 2020

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