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africa_map-2Kinna Reads offers a host of resources to get you up to date on African literature (including women writers) with several reading lists and well-done reviews.

 books-on-france14Words and Peace visits France with this fun challenge that includes translated and French-language reading.




Japanese Literature Challenge, in its 8th year, has its own website and good reading recommendations at A Fondness for Reading to get you rolling.

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Read Scotland is hosted by Peggy Ann who offers one-stop planning with lists and linkups.




For a real challenge, commit to reading 80 books from around the world for a chance to earn gems and other prizes.  Head over to Goodreads for reading lists or skim plans from previous years for more ideas.




If you want a shorter challenge, try a few books from this throwback list with lots of good Eastern European reading recommendations.




Or dig into the S. Asian Review Database for a DIY challenge with picks from this region.  Updates are found here.



imagesAnd if that’s not your style try a few titles from the Nordic Bookblog for the best in Scandinavian fiction.




**Heard of another international challenge or starting your own? Drop us a line at bonesparkblog@yahoo.com for guest post opportunities or leave a link in the comments.  Happy Reading, bookiepoos!