So the last update got stuck in the drafts and backdated after the fact; this one had better go live on time! A bit of a slow month since I spent a lot of time gaming, but oh well.
Italicized titles are possible TBRs that I have located copies of. Question marks are books exist that I want to read but have not found a copy of yet, titles noted elsewhere. Blank is yet to be found. Underlined is read but review/notes not written up and linked properly yet.
Per the idea borrowed from Merle, the goal is to "travel the world" by reading one book set in every country of the world as listed below with preference given to books by a native author.
List format is also borrowed from Merle. :)
9 out of 200 countries = 4.5%
North America and the Caribbean
1 out of 24 countries = 4%
United States: Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts
Antigua & Barbuda:
Cuba: Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarria
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
0 out of 12 countries = 0%
Chile: Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar? / My Documents by Alejandro Zambra?
1 out of 54 countries = 2%
Egypt: The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany
Liberia: The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper?
Nigeria: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin?
Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver?
Sao Tome & Principe:
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
Kenya: Find Me Unafraid by Kennedy Odede
2 out of 49 countries = 4%
Ireland: Colm Toibin?
Spain: Manolito Gafotas?
Sweden: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
United Kingdom: The Dead Duke, His Missing Wife, and the Secret Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell
Greece: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis?
Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 out of 16 countries = 0%
Iran: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi? / Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani?
Saudi Arabia: In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed?
Yemen: Henna House by Nomi Eve?
United Arab Emirates
5 out of 31 countries = 16%
Afghanistan: The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg? / In My Father's Country by Saima Wahab
India: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Sri Lanka: A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman?
China: Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu, Christine Mathieu? / Four Sisters of Hofei by Annping Chin?
Japan: Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki
North Korea: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
South Korea: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim?
Myanmar: The Lady and the Peacock by Peter Popham?
Philippines: Monstress by Lysley Tenorio?
Singapore: Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu?
Vietnam: The Novice by Thich Nhat Hanh
Cambodia: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Australia and the Pacific
0 out of 14 countries = 0%
Papua New Guinea