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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

July - September 2018: Between Giants: Central Asian Border Regions

April - June 2018:
Japan and the Koreas
Jan - Mar 2018:
Travelling the TBR Road
Oct - Dec 2017:
The Nordic Countries
July - September 2017:
Non Majority Language Writers
April - June 2017:
Travel Writing by non European and non North American Writers
Jan - March 2017:
The Benelux Countries
Oct - Dec 2016: Dictators, Dictatorships and Other Forms of Tyranny
July - September 2016: Soviet and Post Soviet Writers
Apr - Jun 2016: Writers at Risk
Jan - Mar 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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Message Board 2018 13cindydavid4, Yesterday 9:48pmignore
Hemlokgang's Literary Journey 2018 21hemlokgang, Monday 11:51pmignore
Where In The World Are You? September/October 2018 15tess_schoolmarm, Monday 9:23pmignore
***REGION 13: Asia III 49tess_schoolmarm, Monday 9:22pmignore
July-Sept 2018: Between Giants - Central Asian border regions 47spiphany, Sunday 2:34pmignore
***REGION 19: Europe I 105tess_schoolmarm, September 11ignore
Where In The World Are You? July/August 2018 74Tid, September 5ignore
***REGION 17: Middle East II 20tess_schoolmarm, August 31ignore
October-December 2017: The Nordic Countries 91SassyLassy, August 28ignore
Boekentrol's World Tour in Books 23BoekenTrol71, August 25ignore
rocketjk's 2018 reading around the world 17rocketjk, August 7ignore
***REGION 23: Europe V 34Nickelini, August 4ignore
April - June 2018: Japan and the Koreas 80Steve38, July 13ignore
Where In The World Are You? May/June 2018 45hemlokgang, June 29ignore
***REGION 20: Europe II 42tess_schoolmarm, June 26ignore
***REGION 4: Northern Africa 32tess_schoolmarm, June 2ignore
si: world fiction 28si, May 31ignore
Books set in and around Brussels 9Dilara86, May 23ignore
Sarams reading around the world 43sarams, May 11ignore
***REGION 14: Asia IV 15tess_schoolmarm, May 11ignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2018 41hemlokgang, May 8ignore
***REGION 15: Asia V 37rocketjk, May 6ignore
***REGION 22: Europe IV 27tess_schoolmarm, April 28ignore
***REGION 12: Asia II 26tess_schoolmarm, April 18ignore
Found a Fantastic Resource for Finding Translated Books 2-Eva-, April 16ignore
Rhea Reads around the World Take Two 8anoplph0ra, April 9ignore
Jan - March 2018: Travelling the TBR Road 52SassyLassy, April 1ignore
January to March 2014 -- Literature from Sub-Saharan Africa 101thorold, March 2ignore
Where In The World Are You? January/ February 2018 46hemlokgang, February 28ignore
July-September 2015: Nobel Laureates Writing in a Language Other Than English 121SassyLassy, February 25ignore
***REGION 25: Europe VII 56berthirsch, January 24ignore
***REGION 24: Europe VI 51JesicaAngelina, January 20ignore
***REGION 26: Europe VIII 44thorold, January 19ignore
Jul-Sept 2017: non-majority language writers 59Dilara86, January 19ignore
***Message Board 2018 2SassyLassy, January 13ignore
rocketjk's 2017 around the world 25rocketjk, January 6ignore
Message Board 2017 27SassyLassy, January 1ignore
Reading globally and the sublime 4librorumamans, December 2017ignore
Somalia: the literature of a nation in ruins 1MichaelWynn, December 2017ignore
2018 Theme Reads Planning 13spiphany, December 2017ignore
VOTE HERE for 2018 Quarterly Reads 13SassyLassy, December 2017ignore
Anyone here from Iceland? 13Guanhumara, October 2017ignore
Where In The World Are You? September/October 2017 16nrmay, October 2017ignore
Hemlokgang's Global Literary Journey 2017 33hemlokgang, September 2017ignore
Soviet and Post Soviet Writers 42LovingLit, September 2017ignore
Oct - Dec 2015: Women authors who didn't write in English 98Dilara86, September 2017ignore
Where In The World Are You? July/August 2017 14hemlokgang, September 2017ignore
Where In The World Are You May/June 2017 26rocketjk, July 2017ignore
April-June 2015: The Iberian Peninsula 108kidzdoc, July 2017ignore
Apr - Jun 2017: Travel writing by non-European and non-North American authors 42kidzdoc, July 2017ignore
Around the world in 192 books - Depressaholic's Challenge Part 2 263GlebtheDancer, June 2017ignore
***REGION 16: Middle East I 31rocketjk, May 2017ignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2017 17karamazow, May 2017ignore
Jan - Mar 2017: The Benelux 67thorold, March 2017ignore
Nickelini's Read Around the World Challenge 44SassyLassy, March 2017ignore
Where In The World Are You? January/February 2017 51hemlokgang, March 2017ignore
Zero's 2009 World Tour 23thatguyzero, March 2017ignore
Claire's Going Global At Last 38klarusu, January 2017ignore
VOTE HERE for 2017 Theme Reads 30SassyLassy, January 2017ignore
eairo reads from Helsinki to Helsinki, part II: The Americas 62eairo, January 2017ignore
How do you tag your global fiction? 11SassyLassy, January 2017ignore
JustJoey's travelling the World 51MGovers, January 2017ignore
Hemlokgang's Global Journey 2016 22hemlokgang, January 2017ignore
Message Board 2016 27bluepiano, December 2016ignore
rocketjk's 2016 travels 30SassyLassy, December 2016ignore
Where In The World Are You? May/June 2016 48SassyLassy, December 2016ignore
Oct - Dec 2016: Dictators, Dictatorships and Other Forms of Tyranny 49chlorine, December 2016ignore
***REGION 9: South America I 44SassyLassy, December 2016ignore
2017 Theme Reads Planning 34SassyLassy, December 2016ignore
Jan.-March 2016: Literature from the Caribbean Islands 126BLBera, August 2016ignore
April-June 2016: Writers At Risk 43banjo123, July 2016ignore
Chrischi_HH's Literary World Map 12Chrischi_HH, May 2016ignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2016 35rolandperkins, May 2016ignore
Any Republic of Niger authors in English (not Nigeria) 8starbox, April 2016ignore
***REGION 10: South America II 79chrisharpe, March 2016ignore
Where In The World Are You? January/February 2016 41nrmay, March 2016ignore
in search of books set in ... 10abbottthomas, February 2016ignore
starbox's global reading 2016 1starbox, February 2016ignore
rocketjk's 2015 travels 29rocketjk, January 2016ignore
Samantha_kathy’s Trip Around Europe 27Samantha_kathy, January 2016ignore
Markon's Global Reads 2014-? 14markon, January 2016ignore
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 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
***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
Irish Holger's Trip around the World 28IrishHolger, July 2015ignore
Where In The World Are You? May/June 2015 30catherinedarley, 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

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