Use your own criteria about what you consider to be "visiting" -- whether a book is written about the country or by a native or resident of the country.
For fun, create one of these maps at this website ticking off the countries you've read books from - you might be surprised how many (or how few!) countries you've read. Include the map in your blog post if you're so inclined.
Feel free to tell us about any actual world traveling you've done in addition to your literary travels.
When you're done with your post, come back here and sign Mr. Linky with the post address. Then be sure to visit your fellow Geeksters to see where in the world they've been. Happy traveling!
Here is my map:
I counted both the setting as well as the author's nationality, because both have a large affect on the story. It is amazing how centralized we as readers can become. Most of my reads are either set in the UK or are by a British author. But I do also enjoy reading stories from around the world.
Here are some samples of my global reading:
- Canada- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- The United States- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
- The UK- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Algiers- The Plague by Albert Camus
- Russia- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Israel- Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
- Switzerland- Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham