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 27 lukematonta / 7Willoyd, toukokuu 15
PinnedMESSAGE BOARD12 lukematonta / 12rocketjk, tammikuu 7
PinnedA NEW COUNTRY LIST1 lukematon / 1labfs39, maaliskuu 2022
Streamsong's Global Reading140 lukematonta / 140labfs39, Eilen 9:06pm
Places Tess has read23 lukematonta / 23Tess_W, sunnuntai 7:37pm
MissBrangwen travels on the pages77 lukematonta / 77MissBrangwen, toukokuu 20
rocketjk's goes forward and back10 lukematonta / 10rocketjk, toukokuu 19
Cecilturtle's world tour148 lukematonta / 148Cecilturtle, toukokuu 13
Beth's Global Challenge48 lukematonta / 48Tess_W, toukokuu 11
Dilara's World Tour78 lukematonta / 78labfs39, toukokuu 8
labfs39 reads around the world170 lukematonta / 170labfs39, toukokuu 6
Willoyd's Read Around the World52 lukematonta / 52Willoyd, toukokuu 3
Where in the World are You Reading Now?224 lukematonta / 224Tess_W, huhtikuu 29
Jackie's global reading challenge87 lukematonta / 87Jackie_K, huhtikuu 5
RidgewayGirl Reads Around the World63 lukematonta / 63RidgewayGirl, maaliskuu 24
Liz_M Reads Around the World67 lukematonta / 67ELiz_M, helmikuu 12
Annie travels the world in books26 lukematonta / 26AnnieMod, tammikuu 17
starbox's attempt at 2014 challenge (to update as I go)35 lukematonta / 35labfs39, tammikuu 7
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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