Book Lists: Episode XII (Reading My Way Around the World Project)

Like I mentioned, I thought it would be great to learn about all the countries in the world.  Given that life is short, and I probably won’t get to go everywhere (and even if I did, I probably still wouldn’t be able to get as much out if it as I would like to) I thought oh hey, why don’t I read a book from/about every country in the world.  Apparently one woman has already done this (and wrote a book about it).  I tried reading that book, but…it wasn’t what I thought and incredibly dry.  I actually don’t know what I was expecting, probably just pissed that someone took my idea, kind of like Mark Zuckerberg inventing Facebook (not that I would have invented Facebook but still- I can’t get over the fact that while he was inventing Facebook, I was updating my Facebook profile. Ugh). ANYWAY. I figured I should start by writing down a list of countries from around the world.
One thing that is actually in contention, is surprisingly, the definition of the word country.  It’s actually quite loose, and incredibly undefined.  I decided to go with the broadest definition just so I could learn the most about the world.  So some of these aren’t exactly countries, but maybe just territories.  All together there are 257, which is…quite a bit.  Considering I only read 27 books last year, that means…kind of a lot of years.  So maybe I’ll start reading 1 book that encompasses a few countries, and there are a few countries I’ve already read about.  But we’ll see.
Anyway, here is the list!
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