I came across this link the other day on Amazon.com promoting their summer reading challenge to go around the world in 80 books, and this totally sounds like fun. I'd love to do this in a single summer, but I think it's going to take just a little longer than that.
Here's a list of the countries I'll be using as reference. Where I've already read a book for that country, I've listed it. I'll link back to the reviews I do as I go through the challenge.
For this challenge, I'll be looking at books that are primarily set in these countries, or that might be about these countries. If the country is mentioned or briefly visited in the story that won't be enough for it to count towards the total. Some of these will be easy to do, some others will need some creativity or at least some research. Of course, I'm thinking some traditional cocktails or spirits from those areas will be in order as well. Maybe this will help me finish Anna Karenina in less than 5 years.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Papua New Guinea
I'll set up this post as a separate page on the blog so it'll be easier to see my progress. Which means I'll have to make progress because it'll be really obvious if I don't.