I think this may also be on some of the "other" reading group discussions, but I can't access them from work - so I'll start this challenge here. I've done hyphen's 50 states, and J4shaw's 666 challenge - and still have a ton of 'international' books on the TBR pile. When another bookcrosser mentioned this at a meetup, I thought it would be a great way to get through some of the Mt TBR that I tend to skip over.
Initial thoughts on rules (and please feel free to advise below!)
1) Book setting or author from 52 different countries (dependencies and territories can count too)
2) Only one book/country
3) Instead of a long single list like the 666, I'll post a reading thread quarterly. You keep track of the # you're up to. On THAT thread, post WHEN DONE reading the book with the country, book, author, BCID (if applicable) and a little about the book (loved it, hated it, where it's going next, whatever)
4) All genre's welcome, as long as it's a book. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's, Teen. No travel books, like Zagat's guide to xxx, please. That makes it TOO easy.
Ideas for countries can be found here: http://www.worldatlas.com/nations.htm; dependencies here: http://www.worldatlas.com/dependtr.htm
and FICTION authors here: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/. You can also search your public library site, by typing in the keyword of the country you're looking for - I would advise that for only the obscure countries though!
Thoughts? Anyone want to join me?