My World Tour 2012

new globeI have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November.

Here is a summary of where I went in 2012 (not including the side trips which repeated countries, but you can find those on the blog!)

*Algeria: The Plague by Albert Camus (Africa, 1001all)
*Argentina: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges (C/S. America, 1001all)
*Australia Voss by Patrick White(Oceania, 1001all)
*Austria: The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek (Europe, 1001all)
*Belgium: The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge (Europe, 1001all)
*Brazil: Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis (S. Amer, 2008,2010 1001)
*Canada: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (N. AM/Car, 1001all)
*Congo: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Africa, 1001all)
*Cuba: The Path to the Spiders’ Nests: Revised Edition by Italo Calvino(all N.Amer/Car, 1001all)
*Denmark: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (Europe, 1001)
*Dominica:Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (N. Amer/Car, 1001all)
*Ecuador: The Old Man Who Read Love Storiesby Luis Sepúlveda (S. AM)
*Eqypt: The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz (Africa)
*England: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (Europe, 2006 1001)
*Estonia: Professor Martens’ Departure by Jaan Kross (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
*Finland: The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna (Europe, 2008, 2010 1001)
*France: {book:Elegance of the Hedgehog|2967752] by Muriel Barbery(Europe, 1001 2010)
*Guyana: Disappearance by David Dabydeen (S America, 1001all)
*Hungary: Fatelessness by Imre Kertész (Europe, 1001all)
*India: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Asia, 1001 2008, 2010)
*Indonesia: Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff (Asia)
*Ireland: The Sea by John Banville (Europe, 1001all)
*Italy: Weighed in the Balance by Anne Perry (Europe)
*Japan: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Asia, 1001 2012)
*Kashmir: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie (Asia)
*Kenya: Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (1001 2006)
*Kiribati: The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost (Oceania)
*Korea: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Asia, 1001all, could also be Europe, N> Am, Oceania)
*Lesotho: Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman by Mpho M’Atsepo Nthunya (Africa)
*Liberia This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Africa)
*Libya: In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Africa)
*Mexico: Aura by Carlos Fuentes (N.Am/Car)
*New Zealand: Faces in the Water by Janet Frame (Oceania, 1001all)
*Nigeria: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives: A Novel by Lola Shoneyin (Africa)
*Norway: The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve (Europe)
*Peru: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa(S. Am)
*Pitcairn Islands: Pitcairn’s Islands from The Bounty Trilogy by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (Oceania)
*Poland: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally(Europe/Oceania, 1001all)
*Portugal: Caim by José Saramago (Europe)
*Russia:One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (Europe, 1001all)
*Samoa: Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel (Oceania)
*Senegal: So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ (Africa, 2008, 2010 1001)
*South Africa: Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee (Africa, 1001all)
*Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Europe)
*Sudan: On Black Sisters Street: A Novel by Chika Unigwe
*Sweden: Windows and Stones: Selected Poems by Tomas Transtro mer (Europe)
*Syria: Arabian Nights: The Thousand and One Nights by Husain Haddaway (Asia, 1001 2006)
*Tahiti: Breadfruit: A Novel by Célestine Hitiura Vaite (Oceania)
*Tibet: The Compassionate Life by Dalai Lama XIV (Asia, MidEast)
*Trinidad:A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul (N Amer/Car., 1001all)
*Ukraine: The Nose by Nikolai Gogol (Europe, 1001all)
*Uruguay: Faces and Masks (Memory of Fire book 2) by Eduardo Hughes Galeano (S America, 2008, 2010 1001)
*USA: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (N. Am/Car)
*Vietnam: The Novice: A Story of True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh (Asia)
*Zimbabwe: The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (Africnew globea, 1001all)


About Beth Parks Aronson

I am Associate Professor of Psychology at Lamar University. Previously, I was a psychologist in private practice in Jenkintown, PA where I specialized in anxiety disorders and working with people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. I am a little addicted to good literature. Ok, a lot addicted.
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2 Responses to My World Tour 2012

  1. Inspiring as always! I’m looking forward to your 2013!

  2. A Modern Girl says:

    Very impressive list–congrats on making it all the way through the challenge!

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