Read Around the World

Read Around the World is a reading project for the readers who want to explore the world with books. It is also a great project if you desire to broaden your horizons, just by sitting in a chair and reading. What you have to do is to read at least one book by an author from each country. Simple and fun as that!

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In the meantime, you don’t have to limit yourself to a time frame. And since I’m sure you have lots of books to read, you don’t have to overload your reading schedule with various countries. All you need to do is to make up your mind and also open up enough shelf space for your new books.

Read Around the world

Let’s face it; our bookshelves are full of authors from the same countries thus they are boring. Don’t you think? After all, if you had the chance, would you visit the same land over and over again? I hope not! Wouldn’t it be exciting to see somewhere else? Experiencing a culture for the first time is like nothing else. So why not read the whole world? Given these points, doesn’t it sound exciting?

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
Read Around the World

I’ll make Read Around the World reading challenge a neverending one, and contribute to this list as long as I blog. If you want to join me, visit this blog every once in a while and share your thoughts. That’s all! In short, I hope you can find great books and share your favourites with me as well. 

Like everyone else, I got this idea from Ann Morgan from A Year of Reading the World. Thanks to her, curious readers like me have a comprehensive reading list and thus a fun reading challenge to complete. She has made it possible for everyone to follow this perfect idea. What a great lady!

Looking for inspiration?

If you need inspiration, I would recommend English PEN’s World Bookshelf and also The List from A Year of Reading the World. These are excellent sources for translated books and thus will make you want to read more! 

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Read Around the World Bookshelf

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro 

Netherlands

Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

ASIA

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China

Georgia

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

I love Japanese literature a lot, so this country has its own page here: Japanese Literature, A Literary Journey.

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

North Korea

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Syria

Tajikistan

Thailand

East Timor

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Viet Nam

Yemen

AFRICA

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cameroon

Central African Rep.

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Congo, Repub. of the

Cote d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia, The

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sao Tome & Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

NORTH AMERICA

Antigua & Barbuda

Bahamas, The

Barbados

Belize

Canada

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad & Tobago

United States

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Guyana

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA

Australia

Fiji

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Micronesia, Fed. St.

Nauru

New Zealand

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

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