In connection with my Around the World reading challenge, I’ve created a few reading lists for books from / set in countries other than North America and Western Europe: Maybe they’re going to be of assistance with some of the BL-opoly squares calling for books from those parts of the world.
Books on each of the lists are in alphabetical order by country. The lists’ URLs are:
Africa — for the “Cape to Cairo” Railroad Square:
Latin / South America and Caribbean — for the “Patagonia Star” Railroad Square:
Middle East and Central Asia — for the “Silk Road” Railroad Square:
Eastern and Central Europe:
— in case you should happen to feel like making part of your “European Vacation” an Eastern European one.
I created the lists to keep track of my reading from the beginning of this year onwards, so they don’t contain any books I’ve read prior to 2019. But I think they’re extensive enough to provide a starting point at least! 🙂
For additional inspiration you’re also welcome to raid some of my “international / Around the World” bookshelves (which contain both books I’ve already read and books that are still on my TBR):
Scandinavia and Nordic Literature — for the “Nordic Express” Railroad Square:
India and Indian Subcontinent:
— both likewise for the “Silk Road” railroad square
France and French Literature:
Germany and German Literature:
Ireland and Irish Literature:
Italy and Italian Literature:
— all for the “European Vacation” squares
A tiny word of caution with regard to my bookshelves: I tend to add books to a given shelf if they even partially touch on that shelf’s topic, so with regard to the books you find there and that are not from an author from one of those countries, you may want to double check if it’s got enough of a connection to actually match the requirements of the BL-opoly square you’re thinking of using it for.
Incidentally and in conclusion, there’s also a reading list for Far and Southeast Asia and Oceania — just in case someone is interested in books from that part of the world as well (though except for fitting topical criteria such as “mystery” or “xyz on the cover / as part of the plot / as a character”, I don’t think this one is necessarily as tailor-made for BL-opoly as the other ones).