The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World

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You can visit a new country in person, or you can travel there in a book. The folks at the editing and proofreading site Global English Editing recently released an infographic of the most iconic books set in 150 countries around the world.

The books on the list all share one common trait. Though they represent a wide variety of styles, genres, and periods they all give the reader an immersive sense of place. In the pages of these books, you can walk the back roads and countryside like a local and come to understand the history of a country through its stories.

Short of traveling there yourself, there is no better way to get to know a country than through the experiences and stories of the people who live there. Whether or not you have ever visited South America, Chile’s The House of the Spirits or The Invisible Mountain from Uruguay will transport you to the other side of the world without even leaving home.

We’ve included the infographic here, or you can head over to Global English Editing blog for a brief synopsis of the books chosen.

Forget traveling around the world in 80 days; now you can read your way around the world in 150 books.



This article is by Brendan Brown. Brown is the founder of Global English Editing (https://geediting.com), a leading online editing and proofreading company.