Cinnamon Heart's Journey So Far...

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Cinnamon Heart's Journey So Far...

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May 1, 2016, 4:53 pm

Hi, I've joined this challenge group recently and have had fun trawling through the books I 've read to see where they are all set. It's also given me some new ideas seeing what everyone else has read and increased my wish list considerably! So here's my list so far...

Afghanistan: The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Algeria: L’Etranger – Albert Camus

Argentina: Evita – Mary Main

Australia: Rabbit Proof Fence – Doris Pilkington, A Town Like Alice – Nevil Chute, Oscar & Lucinda – Peter Carey

Austria: A Nervous Splendour – Frederick Morton, The Radetzsky March – Joseph Roth, The Burning Secret – Stephan Zweig, The Reluctant Empress – Brigitte Hamann, The Hare with Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal

Belgium: Expo ’58 – Jonathan Coe, Villette – Charlotte Bronte, The Lady and the Unicorn – Tracy Chevalier

Botswana – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith, The Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls - Alexander McCall Smith

Canada – Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle – Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

China – Wild Swans – Jung Chang, The Bonesetter’s Daughter- Amy Tan, Down the Yangtze – Paul Theroux, The Good Women of China – Xinran, In Xanadu – William Dalrymple

Colombia – Love in the Time of Cholera -Marquez

May 1, 2016, 4:58 pm

Congo, Republic of the: Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad, Brazzaville Beach – William Boyd

Congo, Democratic Republic of- The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver, Blood River – Tim Butcher
(Not entirely clear which book is set in which Congo, so have split them up fairly... is that cheating..?!)

Cyprus: Death in Cyprus – MM Kaye

Czech Republic: Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka, The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves – Milan Kundera, The Joke –Milan Kundera

Denmark: Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Hoeg

Egypt: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively, The Memoirs of Cleopatra – Margaret George, In the Eye of the Sun – Ahdaf Soueif, Palace Walk – Naguib Mahfouz, The Photographer’s Wife – Robert Solé

Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

France: Eugenie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac, Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan, The Tenth Man – Graham Greene, A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle, Pierre et Jean – Guy de Maupassant

Germany: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blom – Heinrich Boll, Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada, Death in Berlin – MM Kaye. Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane, The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

Greece: Greece on My Wheels – Edward Enfield, My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres, The Magus – John Fowles, Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

May 1, 2016, 5:01 pm

Hungary: Embers – Sandor Marai

India: A Passage to India – E M Forster, Kim – Rudyard Kipling, The Far Pavilions – M M Kaye, Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, The Vendor of Sweets – R K Naryan

Indonesia: Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Iran: Not Without My Daughter – Betty Mahmoody

Ireland: Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

Israel: The Jesus I Never Knew – Philip Yancey, The Red Tent – Anita Dinnant, Who Moved the Stone? – Frank Morison

Italy: My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante, A Room with a View – E M Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread – E M Forster, Love & War in the Appenines – Eric Newby, Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

Jamaica: Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys, Small Island – Andrea Levy

Japan: The Housekeeper & the Professor –Yoko Ogawa, IQ84 – Haruki Murakami, Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden, A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro, South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami

Jordan: Appointment with Death – Agatha Christie

Kenya: Death in Kenya – MM Kaye, The Mottled Lizard – Elspeth Huxley,

Madagascar: Indiana – George Sand

Malta: Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain, The Jew of Malta – Christopher Marlowe,

Mexico: The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene, Life of Pi – Yann Martel

May 1, 2016, 5:04 pm

Myanmar: Death in the Andamans – M M Kaye, Burmese Days – George Orwell

Netherlands: The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton, The Dinner – Herman Koch, Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank, The Girl with the Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier

Norway: Hedda Gabler – Ibsen, A Doll’s House – Ibsen, The Wild Duck – Ibsen, The Lady From the Sea – Ibsen, Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

Pakistan: Death in Kashmir – MMKaye, Burnt Shadows – Kamila Shamsie

Papua New Guinea: Castaway – Lucy Irvine

Paraguay: Travels with my Aunt – Graham Greene

Poland: Dawdling by the Danube – Edward Enfield, Maus – Art Spiegelman,

Schindler’s Ark: Thomas Keneally,

Romania: Dracula – Bram Stoker

Russia: War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy, A Hero of Our Time – Mikhail Lermontov, The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov

Singapore: Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman – E W Hornung, The Black Mask- E W Hornung, A Thief in the Night – E W Hornung,

South Africa: Six Feet of Country – Nadine Gordimer

Spain: The Angel’s Game, The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon, In Praise of the Stepmother – Maria Vargas Llosa, The Mathematics of Love – Emma Darwin, Toro! Toro! – Michael Morpurgo

Sri Lanka: Reef – Romesh Gunesekera

May 1, 2016, 5:11 pm

Sweden: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
Switzerland: Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner, Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Tanzania: Death in Zanzibar; Trade Wind – MM Kaye

Thailand: The Beach – Alex Garland

Trinidad & Tobago: Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Turkey: A Time of Gifts – Patrick Leigh Fermor, Stamboul Train – Graham Greene

United Kingdom: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Winifred Watson, Great Expectations – Charles Dickens, Down and Out in London and Paris – George Orwell, The Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch, Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

United States: The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck, The Last Runaway – Tracy Chevalier, The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams, Changing Places – David Lodge

Uzbekistan: My Swordhand is Singing – Marcus Sedgwick

Vatican City: In God’s Name – David Yallop

So I make that 145 points so far....So where in the world do I go next? Where is everyone else going?!

May 7, 2016, 5:34 pm

Welcome, Cinnamon_Heart! Great list - thanks for sharing!

May 8, 2016, 4:46 pm

Wonderful to have another member to compare lists with! I'm just starting The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek for Czech Republic.
Happy reading!

May 10, 2016, 3:58 pm

Just seen this message - have you enjoyed The Good Soldier Schewik? I need another Czech book. Can we count older books as either Czech Republic or Slovakia, or do I need to get out an atlas.....

May 12, 2016, 5:18 pm

Hi, Havent got that far with it yet as just finishing the (not recommended) The Dancer from Khiva (Uzbekistan). Doing this challenge, I've encountered some great foreign literature I would never have otherwise attempted, but have read some utter turkeys, when trying to get something from an obscure country!

You raise an interesting point: as Schweik is set in Prague, and as the author hails from there and wrote in Czech, I think it can be safely counted as Czech Republic.