Yesterday I heard about a woman who has written a blog about reading books by authors from every single country in the world. It caught my imagination and made me want to do the same - to travel all round the world without leaving my sofa. The woman concerned did it in a year - I think it would take me more like ten. If anyone else is interested, here is her list of books by authors from every country on the planet.
i’ve read a couple.
the kite runner and i recognise the author isabelle allende.
the book thief is wonderful and the whisperer is one of the books she has stolen.
no way can i manage them all.
i’ve got too many waiting on my kindle and too many paper books to get through first.
still it’s a good topic!
When I worked it out, I have already read books from authors from twenty different countries - so only 176 countries to go, for me. I’ve started at the Z end of the alphabet and have read really interesting books from authors in Zimbabwe and Yemen and a brilliant book from a Zambian author (Baking Cakes in Kigali, in case anyone’s interested).
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