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.

Goal:
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, 2019

 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
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