This is a brand new challenge for 2021 devised by FictionFan.
Any type of book will count – crime, fiction, science fiction, non-fiction and a country can only appear once.
My Progress: I could re-allocate these later on.
North America – Inland by Téa Obreht – USA
Small Town – A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson – Canada
Island – The Island by Victoria Hislop – Crete, Greece
Train – Stamboul Train by Graham Greene – on the Orient Express travelling from Ostend to Constantinople (Instanbul or Stamboul), via Cologne, Vienna and Belgrade.
Far East – The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré – Hong Kong, Cambodia etc
Indian Sub-Continent – Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga – India
Village – The Wonder by Emma Donoghue – Ireland
Oceania – A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – Australia
Forest – White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey – Germany
Space – Leviathan ’99 by Ray Bradbury – Universe
Mountain – The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley – Spain and other countries
South America – Bel Canto – Latin American country – Peru?
Free Square – The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien – Middle Earth
River – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – Rio Negro in Brazil
Polar Regions – Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen – The South Pole, Antarctica
Desert – The Night of the Mi’raj by Zoë Ferraris – Saudi Arabia
Walk – A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute – Malaya
Southeast Asia – The Quiet American by Graham Greene – Vietnam
Africa – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – Belgian Congo
Beach – The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths – England
Road – Coffin Road by Peter May – Scotland
Europe – Ashes by Christopher de Vinck – Belgium.
Sea – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba.
Middle East – Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie – present-day Iraq, Kuwait, and parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey
City – The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles – France