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Books that Span Multiple Continents

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Over the course of the past year, we have absolutely loved reading around the world with all of you – our fellow armchair travelers. The Book Voyage reading challenge has taken us to every corner of the globe. Now, for our final month of the challenge, we’ll be reading books that span multiple continents. This is a great way to compare and contrast the scenery and lifestyles of different countries around the world from the comfort of one book!

THree tilted book covers with picture of Jackie Kennedy on a ship on the center book.

As always, you are welcome to choose any book you’d like. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best books set across multiple continents, including a variety of titles to suit any reading mood. From harrowing non-fiction memoirs and family sagas to travelogues and even a light and enjoyable holiday novel, we hope you’ll find several books worthy of your TBR list.

Books Set in Multiple Countries

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Throughout the list, we noted the books currently available as part of Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions.

THANK YOU again for reading with us this year. We’ve learned so many new things and seen so many people and places from fresh points of view. We hope you’ve had the same positive experience!

Don’t worry, if you’re not done armchair traveling yet, you aren’t alone. We’ll also be circling the globe again next year as well! We made some changes to the challenge for 2023, and you can read all about them here > 2023 Read Around the World Challenge.

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Trish R.

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

I always look forward to the new list each month, thank you for the great suggestions! I have been searching all over the internet for more suggestions on Christmas books that span multiple continents.....if anybody could please provide some additional suggestions, I would appreciate it!

Samra Ayub

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Heyyy .. please add THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES BY KRISTIN HARMEL in your list ..this book is so so so good ...

Gerry G Durisin

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

You've put together a terrific list for every month in this Book Voyage Challenge. I'd like to recommend one more book that spans multiple continents: All Ships Follow Me, by Mieke Eerkens. It's a nonfiction account of the author's research and travel to learn about and come to terms with her family history, specifically during WWII. Her maternal grandparents were imprisoned for treason, accused of collaborating with the Nazi occupiers of The Netherlands. Across the world, her paternal grandparents and her father, Dutch citizens living in what was then the Dutch East Indies, were imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp. The book is set in Indonesia, The Netherlands, and The United States. It's extremely well written, and has held my interest throughout.

Kathryn Lang-Slattery

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Thank you to the Book Girls for selecting my book as part of the December challenge. I am quite honored to be included on a list that includes top authors such as Maggie Shipstead, Abraham Verghese, Thrity Umrigar, Isabelle Allende!

For ease in finding Wherever the Road Leads and reviews of my memoir, note that the published author name is K. Lang-Slattery.

Jennifer L Price

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I have really enjoyed this challenge even though I haven't always kept up with posting. You really put together some great lists; thank you!