NORTH AMERICA – Reading The World


North America

Countries read are in bold blue

Potential books to be read are listed below each country. Books read are in red. An asterisk (*) indicates books I own but have not read yet.

1. Antigua and Barbuda (St. Johns)

  • Annie John, by Jamaica Kincaid

2. Bahamas (Nassau)

3. Barbados (Bridgetown)

  • In The Castle of My Skin, by George Lamming

4. Belize (Belmopan)

5. Canada (Ottawa)

  • Fall on Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Finished 26 April 2007; set in Cape Breton Island; rated 4/5; read my review)
  • Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood (finished 13 May 2007; rated 4.5/5; set in Toronto; read my review)
  • The Outlander, by Gil Adamson (finished 27 December 2007; rated 5/5; set in Western Canada; read my review)
  • The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney (finished 5 April 2008; rated 5/5; set in Ontario Canada; read my review)
  • Galore, by Michael Crummey (finished 30 April 2011; rated 5/5; set in Newfoundland; read my review)
  • The Way the Crow Flies, by Ann-Marie MacDonald*
  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, by Wayne Johnston (set in Newfoundland)
  • Mercy Among the Children, by David Adams Richards (set in New Brunswick)

6. Costa Rica (San Jose)

7. Cuba (Havana)

  • Dreaming in Cuba, by Christina Garcia

8. Dominica (Roseau)

  • The Orchid House, by Phyllis Shad Allfrey

9. Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)

  • Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa*
  • In The Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez (finished 23 October 2012; rated 3/5; read my review)

10. El Salvador (San Salvador)

11. Grenada (St. George’s)

  • Under the Silk Cotton Tree, by Jean Buffong

12. Guatemala (Guatemala City)

13. Haiti (Port-au-Prince)

  • The Dew Breaker, by Edwidge Danticat
  • Krik?Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

14. Honduras (Tegucigaipa)

  • The Soccer War, by Ryszard Kapuscinski

15. Jamaica (Kingston)

  • Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys

16. Mexico (Mexico City)

  • The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, by C.M. Mayo (finished 01 May 2009; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  • Mexico, by James Michener*
  • Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, by Hayden Herrera
  • Consider This, Senora, by Harriet Doerr

17. Nicaragua (Managua)

  • The Jaguar Smile, by Salman Rushdie
  • The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War, by Gioconda Belli

18. Panama (Panama City)

19. Saint Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre)

20. Saint Lucia (Castries)

21. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Kingstown)

22. Trinidad and Tobago (Port-of-Spain)

  • Chutney Power, by Willi Chen
  • The Lonely Londoners, by Sam Selvon

23. United States (Washington D.C.)

  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (finished 18 January 2007; rated 5/5; set in California; read my review)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (finished 21 March 2007; rated 5/5; set in Alabama; read my review)
  • Travels With Charley in Search of America, by John Steinbeck (finished 29 March 2007; rated 5/5; set in 1960s America; read my review)
  • Summer Crossing, by Truman Capote (finished 21 July 2007; rated 4.5/5; set in New York City; read my review)




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