Reading All Around the World


ETA: As I move this to my challenges tab for 2018, I hereby promise to make this more of a priority this year. Really. Girl Scouts honor ๐Ÿ™‚


I spend so much time in the 19th and early 20th centuries (oh for a time machine that would take me to the Chicago of 1893, late spring or early summer and to the Worldโ€™s Fair!), that when I saw this challenge I thought it would be a good way to read more contemporary books.

Hosted by Jean of Howling Frog Books, the gist of the challenge is either to read a book from all 200 countries of the world or from a smaller list of countries of your choice. This is not a challenge to be done in a year and I will take my time, probably one book a month for several years. For more information and to sign up go here.

I am not going to make a list in advance and the minimum is 50. Let’s see how I do!

  1. Antarctica-Penguins and Golden Calves, Madeleine L’Engle
  2. Ireland-The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

9 thoughts on “Reading All Around the World

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  2. I take it your Antarctic read will be nonfiction! ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of luck to you. I’m hoping to link this with my regular reading in the middle east and Europe, plus my “Discovery of Asia” theme I’m doing this year.


    1. “I take it your Antarctic read will be nonfiction! ๐Ÿ™‚”

      haha!! I guess so lol

      Madeleine L’Engle wrote about her trip there toward the end of her life, so I hope that qualifies.

      Sounds like you’ve got this all covered!


    1. That’s because, except for one book on Antarctica, I can’t think of any current books I have on my shelves from other countries! And because I read so many older classics as a matter of personal taste, I have decided that for this challenge I am going to read more contemporary titles. It will be so good for me! But very out of my element ๐Ÿ™‚

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