A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at my Goodreads and doing research as to the countries I have read books from, simply out of curiosity. I was surprised to find out I’ve actually managed to read books by authors from 15 different countries over the course of 3 years – early 2015 was when I first got into reading πŸ“š

In order to keep track of it, I printed out a map and stuck it on my bullet journal to color it in. However, I had a better idea yesterday, which is what I’m here to talk about. Instead of doing it by hand, I found a way to color in a map and include it on my blog, where all of you can see the countries I’ve read books from.

There’s something very satisfying about coloring in maps, which I hope will be an extra incentive to keep reading stuff from new places πŸ˜‹Β I hope to see it completely filled out one day! I will keep the map and update it on the Read the World project page, so if you’re interested in keeping up with this, be sure to check there and not here! πŸ˜‰

Because my ‘traveling’ is mostly ensured by literature, I keep a book map instead of anΒ actual travel mapΒ πŸ—ΊΒ I hope you guys are inspired to read more widely as well – if you don’t have a similar project already, that is πŸ˜‹

Oh, and if you’re interested, this is the website I used to create the map πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»


How many countries have you read books from? Do you keep a list or track them in any way?

Thank you so much for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post β™‘