Thank you to blogger, The Book Stop, whose post inspired this one! And also to the original blogger, A Year of Reading the World, who inspired me to start keeping track of the countries I read several years ago. I am also working my way around the world in books. I’ve tracked my progress for years in a simple composition book. This year I also participated in several reading challenges that pushed me to read books in translation or books set in a certain country. So, my list has grown. Also this year, in January, I completed my Reading Across the U.S.A. journey! I had to research books set in North Dakota, Rhode Island a few other states, but the rest just happened in the course of my reading during the last several years.
The Countries I Visited This Year & The Books That Took Me There
2020 books are in purple. Past years are in purple or red. I marked the UK but I no longer track all of the books I read set in the USA or the UK. I forgot to mark Chile and Haiti and maybe another one or two places.
Newly “visited” countries are in bold. I am working on a list by country like several other bloggers keep. It is very helpful to find such blogs when you are trying to travel around the world by book. I am also trying to update the tags in my reviews so you can locate all of them by country. Meanwhile, in the word cloud on the left side, you can click on any of the various names for Reading The Globe or Reading Around the World, etc., to see all the boos that way. Not all that I count are in this blog–I have counted those read at any time in my adult life.
- Dominican Republic
- Haiti Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat
- Ireland and Northern Ireland***
- Pakistan Unmarriageable: A Novel by Soniah Kamal
- Spain This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets
- Suriname The Boy Between Worlds: A Biography by Annejet van der Zijl and trans. by Kristen Gehrman
*** I know this is not right! Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but I’m simplifying for this list!
The Others–I’m not linking to all the reviews, but nearly all are reviewed on here. I do not generally review series books.
Where did you visit by book this year? Do you track your reading by state in the USA or by country? Leave me a comment or link to your post!