In my post about my goals for 2017 I wrote that I had a secret blogging project in the making and now the time has come to reveal it.
Last year I came across this TED-Talk about a woman who spent a year reading a book from every country. It inspired me so much I decided to do the same thing.
Although I haven’t set a deadline because I’m kind of slow reader and don’t think I could pull off reading 197 books in one year, even if I will listen to many books on audio to save time.
There is some controversy as to what exactly constitutes a country but for simplicity’s sake I will go by nations that have been internationally recognized as independent states. I have printed out a list of all these countries from this website and will check them off as I go along. Depending on what happens in the world in the coming years I might have to update that list.
The books I will read will be both fiction and non-fiction and I will try to focus on books that have a strong connection to that country’s culture.
The first post of this Word Tour of Book series will be published either later today or tomorrow. So stay tuned and don’t hesitate to subscribe!
And of course I will still blog about other things like politics, writing and my transition.