Reading around the world

Hi. If you have followed me for some time (and if you have, thank you so much), you will remember I tried to read through Europe. In my old project I managed to read 33 out of 45 books. The reason I didn’t manage to finish was that I struggled to find European classics that were translated to english. I saw reading through Europe as a way of starting my project of reading one classical book/poem/story from each country in the world. So, to help me keep my motivation, I’ll now start from the begining, but open up to the whole world.

As a part of this project I will be participating in Rose City Reader’s Read Europe Challenge.

If you know of any good classics from any of the countries I haven’t read, please leave me a comment below.

 

Total 0/219

Africa 0/56

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central Africa Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo Demo. Rep. of the
Congo Republic of the
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
eSwatini
Ethiopia
Gabon

Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Marocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia 0/28

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea – North

Korea – South

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Paracel Islands

Philippines

Singapore

Spratly Islands

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Vietnam
Central America and the Caribbean 0/22

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Nicaragua

Panama

Puerto Rico

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Europe 0/51

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovenia

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Guernsey

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Ireland – North

Italy

Jersey

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Man, Isle of

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Scotland

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

Vatican City

Wales

 

The Middle East 0/21

Armenia

Azerbaijian

Bahrain

Gaza Strip

Georgia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

West Bank

Yemen

 

North America 0/4

Canada

Greenland

Mexico

USA

 

Pacific 0/24

Australia

Cook Islands

East Timor

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Nauru

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Niue

Northern Mariana Islands

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

 

South America 0/13

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

French Guiana

Guyana

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

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  1. Here are some suggestions:

    France: Émile Zola / Honoré Balzac / Gustave Flaubert / Voltaire / Rousseau / Victor Hugo / Stendahl
    Italy: Dante Alighieri / Boccaccio / Niccolo Machievelli / Raffael Sabbatini / Virgil / Ovid
    Norway: Sigrid Undset
    Russia: Dostoyevsky / Tolstoy / Turgenev / Chekhov/ Bulgakov
    Scotland: Arthur Conan Doyle / Andrew Lang/ Walter Scott / Robert Louis Stevenson / George MacDonald
    Germany: Johann Wolfgang van Goethe / Friedrich Nietzsche / Thomas Mann / Hermann Hesse
    Spain: Cervantes / St. Teresa of Ávila /
    Switzerland: Joanna Spyri / Johann David Wyss
    Austria: Victor E. Frankl
    Portugal: Eça de Queiros

    That should give you some options! I found your blog through the Classics Club Group on Goodreads. I’m so glad to have found it, and I can’t wait to have a look around. Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much for the tips. I’ve finally (I know, this challenge was a bit more than I was prepared for) read The Maias by Eça de Queiros, and I’ve just found Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse which I hope to read very soon.

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