The Global Challenge

Welcome to the reenergized Global Challenge!

Founded in 2010, the Global Challenge is a place to track your reading from countries around the world and, if you wish, try to complete the original challenge of reading five books from every country (see details below). Feel free, however, to customize the challenge however you wish. It's up to you!

There are currently 193 member states of the United Nations, but 208 sovereign states are recognized. Some Global Challenge participants have added even more countries or broken some large countries into subsections. See the pinned post A New Country List for ideas.

You might also want to check out the sister group, Reading Globally. This year there is also an African Novel Challenge.

Happy Reading!



Here is the original challenge as created by fmgee: to read a book that is set or about (at least in part) as many countries as possible. This is an ongoing challenge (not limited to a year) and you can use any books you have read in the past as your base.

The rules (and scoring) are simple.

-You can read and list up to five books per country.
-Each book is worth one point.
-All books can only be listed once! If you are reading a travel book that goes through Africa you need to choose which country you want to put it in (BUT ONLY ONE!).
-Fiction or Non-Fiction (Novels, Lonely Planet, even Children's Books if you need a fifth from Rwanda!)
-193 Countries and 5 books each is a maximum of 965 points.

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PinnedWhere in the World are You Reading Now? pt 2122 lukematonta / 122labfs39, heinäkuu 2
PinnedMESSAGE BOARD21 lukematonta / 21chlorine, maaliskuu 29
PinnedA NEW COUNTRY LIST1 lukematon / 1labfs39, maaliskuu 2022
Willoyd's Read Around the World84 lukematonta / 84Willoyd, heinäkuu 2
labfs39 reads around the world265 lukematonta / 265labfs39, heinäkuu 1
Dilara's World Tour165 lukematonta / 165Cecilturtle, kesäkuu 26
MissBrangwen travels on the pages104 lukematonta / 104MissBrangwen, kesäkuu 25
Diane’s Global Reads9 lukematonta / 9dianelouise100, kesäkuu 19
Jackie's global reading challenge96 lukematonta / 96labfs39, kesäkuu 13
rachbxl reads around the world23 lukematonta / 23Dilara86, toukokuu 30
rocketjk's goes forward and back28 lukematonta / 28rocketjk, toukokuu 27
RidgewayGirl Reads Around the World74 lukematonta / 74kjuliff, toukokuu 15
Places Tess has read72 lukematonta / 72Dilara86, toukokuu 8
Cecilturtle's world tour160 lukematonta / 160Cecilturtle, huhtikuu 15
chlorine's world reads41 lukematonta / 41chlorine, maaliskuu 27
Liz_M Reads Around the World95 lukematonta / 95ELiz_M, maaliskuu 2
starbox's attempt at 2014 challenge (to update as I go)36 lukematonta / 36starbox, tammikuu 15
Beth's Global Challenge51 lukematonta / 51BLBera, tammikuu 11
Annie travels the world in books45 lukematonta / 45kjuliff, tammikuu 3
labfs39 reads around the world - 2024 edition8 lukematonta / 8labfs39, joulukuu 2023
2024 Bookish Travels (L-Anne)10 lukematonta / 10MissBrangwen, joulukuu 2023
Streamsong's Global Reading189 lukematonta / 189streamsong, joulukuu 2023
BooksandMovies World Tour19 lukematonta / 19BooksandMovies, joulukuu 2023
Where in the World are You Reading Now?224 lukematonta / 224Tess_W, huhtikuu 2023
The Country List6 lukematonta / 6ELiz_M, joulukuu 2021
Ritacate's World Tour40 lukematonta / 40ritacate, elokuu 2021
EllaTim reading tour43 lukematonta / 43EllaTim, joulukuu 2018
Orbasan's Virtual Voyage Part II7 lukematonta / 7Orbasan, joulukuu 2017
Zozette's World Tour22 lukematonta / 22starbox, joulukuu 2017
Orbasan's Virtual Voyage52 lukematonta / 52Orbasan, syyskuu 2017
fmgee's travels48 lukematonta / 48fmgee, maaliskuu 2017
Cinnamon Heart's Journey So Far...9 lukematonta / 9starbox, toukokuu 2016
Benny's Global Challenge21 lukematonta / 21benuathanasia, helmikuu 2015
starbox's world tour2 lukematonta / 2starbox, tammikuu 2014
Great idea!4 lukematonta / 4bchaplin, elokuu 2010
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