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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!
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Current Quarterly Theme Read
January - March: The Indian Subcontinent


2015 Theme Reads
April - June: Iberian peninsula
July - Sept: Nobel Prize winners who didn't write in English
Oct - Dec: Women authors who didn't write in English

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

Ongoing
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"
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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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Jan-March 2015: The Indian Subcontinent 78streamsong, Today 11:06amignore
Where In The World Are You? March/April 2015 1hemlokgang, Monday 9:23amignore
Where In The World Are You January/February 2015? 27rebeccanyc, Sunday 12:05pmignore
rocketjk's 2015 travels 11rocketjk, Saturday 2:50pmignore
Hemlokgang's Global Literary Journey 2015 12hemlokgang, Friday 11:38amignore
***REGION 17: Middle East II 15klarusu, Wednesday 6:09amignore
starbox's travels 2015 1starbox, February 24ignore
Claire's Going Global At Last 35klarusu, February 23ignore
***REGION 23: Europe V 30Polaris-, February 21ignore
Chrischi_HH's Literary World Map 9Chrischi_HH, February 17ignore
RidgewayGirl's Grand Tour 44RidgewayGirl, February 17ignore
October - December 2014: Postwar Germany (from 1945) 112thorold, February 11ignore
***REGION 20: Europe II 35rocketjk, February 7ignore
eairo reads from Helsinki to Helsinki, part II: The Americas 47eairo, February 6ignore
***REGION 19: Europe I 90whymaggiemay, January 28ignore
Markon's Global Reads 2014-? 13markon, January 28ignore
Sarams reading around the world 38sarams, January 28ignore
***REGION 15: Asia V 25rebeccanyc, January 22ignore
starbox reading around world 1starbox, January 17ignore
2012: Classics in Their Own Country: Asia and the Middle East 17Samantha_kathy, January 11ignore
jennyifer24's trip around the world 7jennyifer24, January 9ignore
rocketjk shoves off for a 2014 journey 16rocketjk, January 3ignore
Samantha_kathy’s Trip Around Europe 26Samantha_kathy, December 31, 2014ignore
Where In The World Are You November/December 2014...... 24kidzdoc, December 29, 2014ignore
****VOTE HERE for 2015 Theme Reads 68EBT1002, December 24, 2014ignore
***Message Board 2014 15banjo123, December 24, 2014ignore
***REGION 6: Western Africa 26klarusu, December 11, 2014ignore
***REGION 26: Europe VIII 33rebeccanyc, November 2014ignore
****Planning for 2015: What Should Our Theme Reads Be? 30rebeccanyc, November 2014ignore
***REGION 13: Asia III 42klarusu, 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
Irish Holger's Trip around the World 27IrishHolger, 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
***REGION 10: South America II 73rebeccanyc, September 2014ignore
***REGION 9: South America I 39rebeccanyc, September 2014ignore
Missrabbitmoon Reads Around the World 18missrabbitmoon, September 2014ignore
Rhea reads women around the world 32rebeccanyc, September 2014ignore
***REGION 21: Europe III 46rebeccanyc, September 2014ignore
***REGION 8: Central America 23rebeccanyc, 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
Nonfiction counterpart group 2rebeccanyc, August 2014ignore
Open Letter Book Talk 18MarthaJeanne, August 2014ignore
July-September Theme Read: The Sea 57Artymedon, August 2014ignore
***REGION 7: The Caribbean 22rebeccanyc, August 2014ignore
April-June 2014 : Travel Writing and Travelogues Theme Read 114Samantha_kathy, July 2014ignore
***REGION 12: Asia II 24lilisin, July 2014ignore
***REGION 11: Asia I 16GlebtheDancer, July 2014ignore
Around the world in 192 books - Depressaholic's Challenge Part 2 254GlebtheDancer, 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
January to March 2014 -- Literature from Sub-Saharan Africa 99edwinbcn, May 2014ignore
***REGION 25: Europe VII 43kidzdoc, 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
***REGION 16: Middle East I 27Korrick, 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
***Where in the World Are You This November and December? 44eairo, December 2013ignore
2012: Classics in Their Own Country--Latin America and the Caribbean 9rebeccanyc, December 2013ignore
****VOTE HERE for 2014 Theme Reads 59banjo123, December 2013ignore
July - September Theme Read: Francophone Countries 78kidzdoc, December 2013ignore
****Planning for 2014: What Should Our Theme Reads Be? 35rebeccanyc, November 2013ignore
****Making 2014 Theme Reads EVEN Better -- Your Ideas 16lilisin, November 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You? September/October 2013 98pgmcc, October 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You? July/August 2013....... 72hemlokgang, September 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You.....May/June 2013 75labfs39, August 2013ignore
***REGION 1: Eastern Africa I 24kidzdoc, August 2013ignore
Foreign Films--Where are You Now? 8greydoll, August 2013ignore
April-June 2013 Theme Read: South East Asia 70VivienneR, July 2013ignore
***REGION 14: Asia IV 13VivienneR, July 2013ignore
Special offer from Archipelago Books - today only! 1kidzdoc, July 2013ignore
January - March 2013 Theme Read: 20th/21st century Central and Eastern European literature 157rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
An Atlas for International Literature 7rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
***Where in the WORLD Are You? March/April 101GlebtheDancer, May 2013ignore
***REGION 5: Southern Africa 35Artymedon, April 2013ignore
'A Literary Map of Colorado' just published 1AmronGravett, April 2013ignore
steven03tx reads around the world in 80 books 42StevenTX, April 2013ignore
October-December 2012 Theme Read: Asia II (Asia II: China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet 127kidzdoc, April 2013ignore
***VOTE HERE for 2013 Theme Reads 91wandering_star, March 2013ignore
Where in the world are you? January/February 2013 118rebeccanyc, March 2013ignore
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