Friday, 9 December 2011

2012 A Challenge: Around the World in 52 Books

I will be participating in a reading challenge called "Around the World in 52 Books" and decided to blog my journey.

Here are my selections so far.  Hover your mouse over the title of the book to reveal the author.  I may swap some books out as I go along.

1. Antarctica - Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
2. Australia - A Town Like Alice
3. Austria - The Bells
4. Barbados - Caribbean
5. Bosnia - People of the Book
6. Burma - The Forgotten Highlander
7. Canada - Any Known Blood
8. Egypt - Crocodile on the Sandbank
9. England - The House at Riverton
10. Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone
11. France - The Tenth Chamber
12. Germany - The Book Thief
13. India - What the Body Remembers: A Novel
14. Iran - The Blood of Flowers
15. Ireland - The Secret Scripture
16. Israel - The Red Tent
17. Italy - The Glassblower of Murano
18. Japan - A Pale View of Hills
19. Kenya - Out of Africa
20. Korea - The Calligrapher's Daughter
21. New Zealand - The Bone People
22. Norway - The Snowman
23. Russia - The Bronze Horseman
24. South Africa - The Covenant
25. Spain - The Camino
26. Thailand - The Windup Girl
27. Turkey - The Oracle of Stamboul
29. United States - Honolulu
30. Vietnam - Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Need to acquire:

31. Afghanistan - The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
32. Argentina - Tropical Night Falling
33. Brazil - The Seamstress
34. Chile - The House of the Spirits
35. China - Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg
36. Croatia - The Tiger's Wife
37. Cuba - The Island of Eternal Love
38. Denmark - We, the Drowned
39. Greece - Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus
40. Haiti - Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy
41. Iceland - Silence of the Grave
42. Mexico - Aztec
43. Netherlands - Lust for Life
44. Nigeria - Purple Hibiscus
45. Peru - The Green House
46. Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn's Island
47. Poland - The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
48. Rwanda - Baking Cakes in Kigali
49. Scotland - The Legend of Lady MacLaoch
50. Sri Lanka - Anil's Ghost
51. Uruguay - The Invisible Mountain
52. Zimbabwe - The Grass Is Singing


Netherlands - Girl with a Pearl Earring
Spain - Incantation
Spain - The Painter of Battles: A Novel
Mexico - The Falling Woman
Wish me luck!


  1. Phew! You already got the book names there. Wow! I love the background..what a historical room you have got there. :)

    Can't wait to see how your journey moves.

  2. I've always wanted to do a challenge like this - but I was so overwhelmed by the choices I never followed it through.

    A Town Like Alice is a great choice for Australia, I loved the book and the movie.

    I'll be waiting with baited breath to see how you find The Bronze Horseman. I read it several years ago then paid a rather large sum to have a copy of it sent to me when I moved to the Netherlands!

  3. I've been dying to do a challenge like this I might just "borrow" some books from your list if you don't mind that is. :) I wish you the best of luck! Can't wait to see how it goes :D

  4. Woohoo, now following your blog!

  5. Oh I read the Blood of Flowers a few years ago, wonderful book!

    The True Story of Hansel and Gretel was delivered to me a few days ago, looking forward to that one too :)

  6. Looks like we're both going to be reading Out of Africa for Kenya :)