World of Literature

World of Literature Project 50 countries. 5 years 

This project is hosted by Booker Talk and is about broadening our reading horizons.

Read books by authors from 50 different countries of the world within five years.
Though it is going to be different to limit the full country list to only 50, I need to find so way to do so: either I should go through the continents or just check what books I have available and get along with that.

 The Rules:

  • Books set in a particular country will not count towards this challenge. The book has to be written by an indigenous author.
  • Authors have to have been born or lived in the particular country to count but could be living elsewhere
  • Clock starts Jan 1, 2017. Finishes Dec 31, 2022

 So after some thinking I could not find any reasonable way to limit the countries to 50 only, and I decided to go from book to book. In the beginning, I take the easy way and hope it will not be considered as cheating: I will read books and see what countries the author from and add them to the list.  

1. Japan - Yasushi Inoue- Lou-lan
2. United Kingdom - Paula
Hawkins - The Girl on the Train
3. United States - Harlan
Coben - Stay Close 
4. Russia - Vladimir Nabokov - The Eye  
5. Canada - Margaret Atwood- The Handmaid's Tale
6. Netherlands -  Michel Faber - Under The Skin
7. Serbia - Danilo Kiš - A Tomb for Boris Davidovic 
8. Australia - Liane Moriarty - Big Little Lies
9. Norway - Jo Nesbø - The Son; The Phantom; Police;
10. Spain - Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa - The Ocean
11. Austria - Daniel Glattauer - Love Virtually
12. France - Alexandre Dumas - The Black Tulip
13. Pakistan - Malala Yousafzai - I Am Malala
14. Sweden - Ninni Holmqvist - The Unit
15. India - Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
16. Nigeria - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - We Should All Be Feminists
17. China - Chi Zijian - The Last Quarter of the Moon 
18. Kuwait - Mai Al-Nakib - The Hidden Light of Objects
19. Germany - Cornelia Funke - Inkdeath 
20. South Africa - Joanne Macgregor -  The Law of Tall Girls
21. Afghanistan - Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
22. Italy - Paola Peretti - The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
23. Irland - John Boyne - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
24. Dominica- Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea

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