Reading the World

Hello my loves!

Having looked at all of the books that I read last year, I realised that my reading choices are very narrow, with most of my reads being published in either the United Kingdom or the United States. Following this realisation I decided that I really needed to broaden my reading horizons, and so here we are. My Reading the World challenge.

I did a little research into the challenge and realised that a lovely lady named Ann Morgan who did a very enlightening Ted Talk on the subject, you can find it here.

After devouring as many blogs and video’s I could by others that I could find, I decided that I would read a book either by an author from every UN recognised state or set in every UN recognised state. This takes me to 193. On top of that I have decided to read a book for each State in North America taking me to a grand total of 243.

I realise that this is not going to be an easy task but it is something that I really want to do. I feel totally inspired right now and I hope that will continue for as long as it takes for me to complete the challenge!

Here I will keep a list of all the posts to do with the challenge, including hauls, reviews and any other relevant posts.

If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Peace and pages
Amy
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Reading the World Haul #1
Reading the World Haul #2

Here is the list of UN recognised countries.

The ones in bold are the ones that I have already decided on and own the books for, for all the books not in bold I am still open for suggestions on what to read!

Afghanistan // Albania // Algeria // Andorra // Angola // Antigua and Barbuda // Argentina // Armenia // Australia // Austria // Azerbaijan // Bahamas // Bahrain // Bangladesh // Barbados // Belarus // Belgium // Belize // Benin // Bhutan // Bolivia // Bosnia and Herzegovina // Botswana // Brazil // Brunei // Bulgaria // Burkina Faso // Burundi // Cambodia // Cameroon // Canada // Cape Verde // Central African Republic // Chad // Chile // China // Colombia // Comoros // Congo // Costa Rica // Côte d’Ivoire // Croatia // Cuba // Cyprus // Czech Republic // Democratic People’s Republic of Korea // Democratic Republic of the Congo // Denmark // Djibouti // Dominica // Dominican Republic // Ecuador // Egypt // El Salvador // Equatorial Guinea // Eritrea // Estonia // Ethiopia // Fiji // Finland // France // Gabon // Gambia // Georgia // Germany // Ghana // Greece // Grenada // Guatemala // Guinea // Guinea-Bissau // Guyana // Haiti // Honduras // Hungary // Iceland // India // Indonesia // Iran // Iraq // Ireland // Israel // Italy // Jamaica // Japan // Jordan // Kazakhstan // Kenya // Kiribati // Kuwait // Kyrgyzstan // Lao People’s Democratic Republic // Latvia // Lebanon // Lesotho // Liberia // Libya // Liechtenstein // Lithuania // Luxembourg // Madagascar // Malawi // Malaysia // Maldives // Mali // Malta // Marshall Islands // Mauritania // Mauritius // Mexico // Micronesia (Federated States of) // Monaco // Mongolia // Montenegro // Morocco // Mozambique // Myanmar // Namibia // Nauru // Nepal 14  // Netherlands // New Zealand // Nicaragua // Niger // Nigeria // Norway // Oman // Pakistan // Palau // Panama // Papua New Guinea // Paraguay // Peru // Philippines // Poland // Portugal // Qatar // Republic of Korea // Republic of Moldova // Romania // Russian Federation // Rwanda // Saint Kitts and Nevis // Saint Lucia // Saint Vincent and the Grenadines // Samoa // San Marino // Sao Tome and Principe // Saudi Arabia // Senegal // Serbia // Seychelles // Sierra Leone // Singapore // Slovakia // Slovenia // Solomon Islands // Somalia // South Africa // South Sudan // Spain // Sri Lanka // Sudan // Suriname Swaziland // Switzerland // Sweden // Syria // Tajikistan // Thailand // The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia // Timor Leste // Togo // Tonga // Trinidad and Tobago // Tunisia // Turkey // Turkmenistan // Tuvalu // Uganda // Ukraine // United Arab Emirates // United Kingdom // United of Republic of Tanzania // Uruguay // Uzbekistan // Vanuatu // Venezuela // Viet Nam // Yemen // Zambia // Zimbabwe

Here are all of the US states.

As above, the ones in bold are the ones that I have chosen and own. Of course I am open to recommendations!

Alabama // Alaska // Arizona // Arkansas // California // Colorado // Connecticut // Delaware // Florida // Georgia // Hawaii // Idaho // Illinois // Indiana // Iowa // Kansas // Kentucky // Louisiana // Maine // Maryland // Massachusetts // Michigan // Minnesota // Mississippi // Missouri // Montana // Nebraska // Nevada // New Hampshire // New Jersey // New Mexico // New York // North Carolina // North Dakota // Ohio // Oklahoma // Oregon // Pennsylvania // Rhode Island // South Carolina // South Dakota // Tennessee // Texas // Utah // Vermont // Virginia // Washington // West Virginia // Wisconsin // Wyoming