Around the World

This is the page where I will keep track of my progress in the Reading All Around the World Project, for which I’m trying to read books from at least 50 different countries of the world. There are links to reviews on my blog where applicable.

Here is a map with the countries I’ve “visited” so far created in Google Maps.

Two stars** after the author name indicates the author is a native of the country described. One star* indicates the author’s ethnic background is from that country. Other books have a strong and well-researched setting; usually the author has lived in the country for an extended period.


  • Sweden – War Diaries by Astrid Lindgren** – January 2017
  • Netherlands – I Was a Stranger by John Hackett – January 2017
  • Greece – The Praise Singer by Mary Renault – June 2017
  • Switzerland – The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney  – July 2017; The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain – April 2020
  • Spain – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes** – July 2019
  • Iceland – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – February 2020
  • Ireland – Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor** – May 2020
  • Eastern Europe – Danubia by Simon Winder – November 2020


Africa and Middle East

Asia and Australia


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