The World from My Armchair


Paul @Halfman Halfbook is hosting a long term reading project to read a book from each country and oceanic area of the world.

I doubt that I will ever come close to reading all 211 areas, but I do like to read travel books, so I thought this might be a good way to keep track of what (& where) I have been in my armchair.

I also like to read books about a country or region that I am planning to visit (or have already visited), therefore some of my books will be less of an armchair experience and more of a hammock on the beach or bench seat on a train book!

I will count fiction or non-fiction titles and I will also add books retrospectively. The book must be predominantly set in the country of choice and from it, I should learn something about its history or geography, or about it's culture, climate, language or political situation. 

The book must make me feel like I've been there! 

My post on which travel guide to travel with is here.



Country

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia - The Biggest Estate on Earth by Bill Gammage
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba - Cuba Diaries by Isadora Tattlin, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

Cyprus
Czech Republic
North 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 - Love & Death in Bali by Vicki Baum and A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico - Travelers' Tales Mexico by James O'Reilly
Micronesia
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru - The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
South 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 - Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam - A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler and The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Oceans and Seas

Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Arabian Sea
Black Sea
Caspian Sea
Coral Sea - The Reef A Passionate History by Iain McCalman
Ionian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
Baltic Sea - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (set on an island in the Gulf of Finland)


2 comments:

  1. This will be fun...see the world and still enjoy my morning coffee @home...with the cats!

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