Reading Globally

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." ---Jean Rhys

This group is for readers who, for whatever reason, endeavor to explore the world through great fiction. We don't exclude nonfiction discussion entirely, but we are primarily a fiction group. If you are a compulsive literary traveler, you've come to the right place!

Current Quarterly Theme Read
January - March 2016: Literature from the Caribbean Islands

Oct - Dec 2015: Women authors who didn't write in English
July-September 2015: Nobel Laureates Writing in a Language Other than English
April-June 2015: The Iberian Peninusla
January - March 2015: The Indian Subcontinent
Oct - Dec 2014 Postwar Germany (1945-now)
July-September 2014 Mexico and Central America
April - June 2014 Travel and Travelogue Literature
January - March 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa
October - December 2013: South American literature
July - September 2013: Francophone literature (excluding Europe)
April- June, 2013: Southeast Asian literature
Jan - March 2013: 20th and 21st Century Eastern and Central European literature
October - December 2012 China and Its Neighboring Countries
There is also a a wiki with background information and reading lists for this theme read.
July - September 2012 Middle Eastern Literature
April - June 2012: Closed and Selective Societies
January - March 2012: Turkey and the Balkans
October - December 2011: Migration/Immigration
July - September 2011: The Sea
April - June 2011: War and Regions in Conflict
January - March 2011: "Journeys"

Classics in Their Own Countries
In 2012, we had a year-long "classics in their own country" theme read in addition to the four quarterly reads. You can find discussion and suggestions for classics on the following threads.
Asia and the Middle East
Africa and the Middle East
Europe and Turkey
Latin America and the Caribbean

MASTER THREAD & List for the NEW regional threads is HERE. Please read this FIRST.

MASTER LIST of REGIONAL THREADS with links (abbreviated as necessary, full list on the master thread):

***1. Eastern Africa I: Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe...others.
***2. Eastern Africa II: Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda
***3. Middle Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo ...others
***4. Northern Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco...others
***5. Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa...others
***6. Western Africa: Cote d'​​​​​​Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone...others

***7. The Caribbean: Anguilla, Antgua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands...others
***8. Central America & Mexico: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico...others
***9. South America I: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela...others
***10. South America II: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay...others

***11. Asia I: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan...others
***12. Asia II: China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet.
***13. Asia III: Japan, Korea, the Phillipines.
***14. Asia IV: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia...others.
***15. Asia V: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan

***16. Middle East I: Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel
***17. Middle East II: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran...others.
***18. Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea...others.

***19. Europe I: France, Monaco, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg
***20. Europe II: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark...others.
***21. Europe III: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania
***22. Europe IV: Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro
***23. Europe V: Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Malta
***24. Europe VI: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia
***25. Europe VII: Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar
***26. Europe VIII: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein

NEWS! As of May 2, 2011, ALL discussions of the literature of the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are now on our supplemental group: READING GLOBALLY II

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Where In The World Are You? May/June 2016 6kidzdoc, Tuesday 6:26pmignore
Chrischi_HH's Literary World Map 12Chrischi_HH, Tuesday 12:44pmignore
***REGION 19: Europe I 96pgmcc, Tuesday 8:58amignore
April-June 2016: Writers At Risk 36berthirsch, Monday 1:51pmignore
rocketjk's 2016 travels 14rocketjk, Sunday 8:41pmignore
***REGION 13: Asia III 43GlebtheDancer, May 10ignore
Hemlokgang's Global Journey 2016 10hemlokgang, May 9ignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2016 35rolandperkins, May 4ignore
***REGION 15: Asia V 36rocketjk, May 4ignore
Around the world in 192 books - Depressaholic's Challenge Part 2 257GlebtheDancer, May 4ignore
Jan.-March 2016: Literature from the Caribbean Islands 125FlorenceArt, April 28ignore
Any Republic of Niger authors in English (not Nigeria) 8starbox, April 14ignore
***REGION 26: Europe VIII 35thorold, April 7ignore
Message Board 2016 3SassyLassy, April 1ignore
***REGION 10: South America II 79chrisharpe, March 27ignore
***REGION 12: Asia II 25chlorine, March 8ignore
Where In The World Are You? January/February 2016 41nrmay, March 6ignore
eairo reads from Helsinki to Helsinki, part II: The Americas 58rebeccanyc, February 29ignore
January to March 2014 -- Literature from Sub-Saharan Africa 100edwinbcn, February 25ignore
in search of books set in ... 10abbottthomas, February 21ignore
starbox's global reading 2016 1starbox, February 7ignore
***REGION 9: South America I 42klarusu, January 28ignore
Claire's Going Global At Last 37klarusu, January 28ignore
Oct - Dec 2015: Women authors who didn't write in English 95whymaggiemay, January 7ignore
rocketjk's 2015 travels 29rocketjk, January 4ignore
Samantha_kathy’s Trip Around Europe 27Samantha_kathy, January 3ignore
Markon's Global Reads 2014-? 14markon, January 2ignore
Where In The World Are You September/October 2015? 88Limelite, December 2015ignore
***Message Board 2015 34rebeccanyc, December 2015ignore
VOTE HERE for 2016 Theme Reads 46SassyLassy, December 2015ignore
2016 Theme Reads Planning 47RidgewayGirl, December 2015ignore
Hemlokgang's Global Literary Journey 2015 29hemlokgang, November 2015ignore
I NEED A RECOMMENDATION PLEASE THREAD 36.Monkey., November 2015ignore
***REGION 16: Middle East I 30SassyLassy, November 2015ignore
***REGION 7: The Caribbean 26gypsysmom, November 2015ignore
MASTER THREAD for REGIONAL THREADS - READ THIS FIRST, PLEASE. 21Torahexplorer, October 2015ignore
***REGION 8: Central America 25berthirsch, October 2015ignore
July-September 2015: Nobel Laureates Writing in a Language Other Than English 120SassyLassy, October 2015ignore
***REGION 23: Europe V 31wandering_star, October 2015ignore
***REGION 1: Eastern Africa I 26klarusu, October 2015ignore
***REGION 21: Europe III 49rocketjk, September 2015ignore
Where In The World Are you in July/August 2015? 34hemlokgang, August 2015ignore
***REGION 6: Western Africa 27kidzdoc, August 2015ignore
Sarams reading around the world 40sarams, August 2015ignore
Irish Holger's Trip around the World 28IrishHolger, July 2015ignore
Where In The World Are You? May/June 2015 30catherinedarley, June 2015ignore
April-June 2015: The Iberian Peninsula 106SassyLassy, June 2015ignore
***REGION 17: Middle East II 16rocketjk, June 2015ignore
***REGION 25: Europe VII 51kidzdoc, June 2015ignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2015 32hemlokgang, May 2015ignore
Jan-March 2015: The Indian Subcontinent 94kidzdoc, April 2015ignore
Nonfiction counterpart group 3lorax, March 2015ignore
Where In The World Are You January/February 2015? 29Solo-Star, March 2015ignore
starbox's travels 2015 1starbox, February 2015ignore
RidgewayGirl's Grand Tour 44RidgewayGirl, February 2015ignore
October - December 2014: Postwar Germany (from 1945) 112thorold, February 2015ignore
***REGION 20: Europe II 35rocketjk, February 2015ignore
starbox reading around world 1starbox, January 2015ignore
2012: Classics in Their Own Country: Asia and the Middle East 17Samantha_kathy, January 2015ignore
jennyifer24's trip around the world 7jennyifer24, January 2015ignore
rocketjk shoves off for a 2014 journey 16rocketjk, January 2015ignore
Where In The World Are You November/December 2014...... 24kidzdoc, December 2014ignore
****VOTE HERE for 2015 Theme Reads 68EBT1002, December 2014ignore
***Message Board 2014 15banjo123, December 2014ignore
****Planning for 2015: What Should Our Theme Reads Be? 30rebeccanyc, November 2014ignore
Where In The World Are You - September/October 2014 44quartzite, November 2014ignore
****Let's Start Thinking about 2015 Theme Reads 21rebeccanyc, November 2014ignore
July to September 2014: Mexico and Central America 44rebeccanyc, October 2014ignore
Global book map based on Library Thing data 9friendlyogre, October 2014ignore
Hemlokgang's Round The World Whirlwind Literary Tour 2014 27hemlokgang, September 2014ignore
Missrabbitmoon Reads Around the World 18missrabbitmoon, September 2014ignore
Rhea reads women around the world 32rebeccanyc, September 2014ignore
ahef1963 is going to read around the world 11ahef1963, September 2014ignore
***Where in the World Are You, May-June 2014? 41Selliers, September 2014ignore
Where In The World Are You This July/August 2014? 55hemlokgang, August 2014ignore
Grey Doll's Grand Criminal Tour 2014 22greydoll, August 2014ignore
Open Letter Book Talk 18MarthaJeanne, August 2014ignore
July-September Theme Read: The Sea 57Artymedon, August 2014ignore
April-June 2014 : Travel Writing and Travelogues Theme Read 114Samantha_kathy, July 2014ignore
***REGION 11: Asia I 16GlebtheDancer, July 2014ignore
Nickelini's Read Around the World Challenge 41Nickelini, June 2014ignore
***REGION 24: Europe VI 45StevenTX, May 2014ignore
***Where in the World Are You in March/April 2014? 64rebeccanyc, May 2014ignore
July-September 2012 Theme Read: Middle Eastern Literature 169kidzdoc, May 2014ignore
October - December 2013: South American Literature 124rebeccanyc, April 2014ignore
***REGION 18: Oceania 15Nickelini, April 2014ignore
***REGION 3: Middle Africa 20Samantha_kathy, April 2014ignore
****MESSAGE BOARD 2013 18rebeccanyc, March 2014ignore
Where in The World Are You During January and February 2014 84lilisin, March 2014ignore
Dgmknzgrl's grand tour 4Dgmknzgrl, January 2014ignore
Judylou reads the world 63judylou, January 2014ignore
April-June Theme Read: War and Regions in Conflict 110kidzdoc, January 2014ignore
rocketjk launches a 2013 journey 18rocketjk, January 2014ignore
***REGION 22: Europe IV 25rocketjk, January 2014ignore
***REGION 2: Eastern Africa II 29labfs39, January 2014ignore
JustJoey's travelling the World 49JustJoey4, January 2014ignore
Zero's 2009 World Tour 20thatguyzero, January 2014ignore
Hemlokgang's International Literary Gallivanting in 2013 28hemlokgang, December 2013ignore
***REGION 4: Northern Africa 31JustJoey4, December 2013ignore

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