This has been an interesting reading challenge for many on bookcrossing, and has seen people read outside their comfort zone and find some treasures along the way. Feel free to join at any point during 2018.
Around the World Reading Challenge - Rules
You aim to read 6 books which are set in OR are written by an author from 6 different countries in each of the 6 continents within the 12 month period of the 1st day of 2018 and the last. You cannot count books of the same country twice; you cannot count one book for more than one country. NOTE - The United Kingdom is made up of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These are not considered independent countries.
The 6 continents are:
Asia (which includes the Middle East and SE Asia)
North America (which includes Central America and the Caribbean)
Pacific (which includes Antartica)
The following site will help with which countries are where: http://www.worldatlas.com
Post your reads in this forum thread to tell people a bit about the book. As this challenge has evolved over the years, people have found the following information posted the most relevant: Book title, author, BCID link (if relevant), country, your impressions of it, then totals for each region to date. An example of what to post could look like below:
CONGO: Pandora in the Congo by Albert Sanchez Pinolhttp://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14498104
An adventure tale rather like Conan Doyles "The Lost World", with a ghost writer (Thomas Thomason) listening to a man arrested in Britain after a failed expedition to the Congo. Writing the story in the hopes of proving his innocence, the story combines themes of colonialism, slavery, exploitation, world wars, social classes....and a species never discovered on earth before.
A great holiday read with impressive turns of phrases by the author and a story line that builds to a brilliant crescendo.
Africa (3) - Uganda, Somalia, Congo
Asia (2) - Japan, Russia
Europe (6) - Cyprus, United Kingdom, Finland, Belgium, Sweden, France **done**
Pacifica (3) - Tahiti, Australia, Solomon Islands
N America (1) - USA,
S. America (1) - Chile