Around the World Reading Challenge - The 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 2020 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 & Wales. These are not considered independent countries for this challenge.
The 6 continents are:
Asia (includes the Middle East and SE Asia)
North America (includes Central America and the Caribbean)
Pacific (includes Antartica)
The following site will help you with which countries are in which continent: https://www.worldatlas.com/---/cntycont.htm
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 your post could look like is shown below:
CONGO: Pandora in the Congo by Albert Sanchez Pinol
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