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Around the World Book Tag

Books globe and glasses

I was nominated for this by Inge from The Belgian Reviewer: thank you so much! The tag has originally been created by Becca @ Becca and Books.


There’s only one rule: pick a country and then pick a book that’s set there.

1. Ireland

A memoir set in the slums of Limerick. If you haven’t read this book yet, you really should. I laughed and cried. And laughed some more! If Charles Dickens’ misery can make you laugh, this one will as well.

2. Egypt

Rhada is an Egyptian blogger, writing about her struggles with finding a husband. This book is a collection of blog posts which together form one story. Each chapter features a new potential candidate for the position of husband. I thought it was great to get a peek into the modern-day Egyptian culture while having a good laugh at the same time. Egyptian chick-lit, if you will.

3. Canada

The first book I’ve read one my Kindle. My first Margaret Atwood book, and dayum, the woman can write! This book is basically about female empowerment in the ’60’s. If you’re getting married anytime soon, you probably shouldn’t read this book. Then again, I did when I was engaged, and I still said yes in the end!

4. Australia

This is a story I used to listen to over and over again on one of my Lecturama story cassette tapes. When I found the real book a couple of years ago, I was delighted to read the longer story. It’s about a young girl who can talk to the AustralianWildlife after she ingested some special berries from the Bush. She travels around in the pouch of a mother kangaroo who has lost her baby. If you like animals, nature, and fairy tales, I can highly recommend this one!

5. Rwanda

After reading A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali, which was excellent, yet incredibly shocking, Baking Cakes in Kigali was a feast to read. If you want to learn more about the after effects of the Rwandan massacre, but also about cakes and Chai tea, this is the book for you! (I know that sounds weird, but weird = good)


I wish this tag would have more countries in it because I’ve been reading a lot of cool stuff from around the world during the past couple of years. Nevertheless, I’m going to stick to the ONE rule this time. Have you read any good books from ‘exotic’ countries? Then consider yourself tagged! 😉


About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

10 Comments on Around the World Book Tag

  1. Congrats on being nominated! that is awesome girl!
    I have never read any of these books, or even heard of them. Maybe the reasoning being because I have yet to read any books from exotic countries, something I should look into!


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  2. Zainab Sheikh // 06/07/2016 at 07:53 // Reply

    This is such a great tag. And you have read so many books.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great tag! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Cezane & Michelle // 07/07/2016 at 10:19 // Reply

    A fascinating read, resplendent tag and a well taken one! – Cezane

    Liked by 1 person

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