Well, I'm on the last book needed for this. The challenge was to read to read three novels from each of the seven continents. My focus was mysteries and for the seventh continent ("Antarctica"), I selected supernatural or paranormal mysteries, a sub-genre I had not previously explored. This quickly became my favourite category. I did find it challenging to find authors from different countries, especially - for some reason - authors in South America. In addition to some very interesting mysteries, I learned a bit more about the history and culture of the countries.
This year, I will not have recaps of each book read but here is my list:
Ghana Kwei Quartey "Wife of the Gods"
Botswana Unity Dow "The Screaming of the Innocent"
South Africa Deon Meyer "Blood Safari"
Brazil Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza "Blackout"
Chile Roberto Ampuero "The Neruda Case"
Argentina (in progress)
Australia Kathryn Fox "Blood Born"
Australia Katherine Howell "Frantic"
New Zealand Paul Cleave "Cemetery Lake"
Canada (Ontario) Norm Foster "Watching Jeopardy"
Canada (British Columbia) Sean Slater "The Survivor"
USA Jodi Picoult "House Rules
Iceland Yrsa Sigurdardottir "Ashes to Dust"
United Kingdom Kate Atkinson "When Will There Be Good News?"
Italy Michele Giuttari "A Florentine Death"
Japan Keigo Higashino "The Devotion of Suspect X"
China Qui Xiaolong "The Mao Case"
Israel Batya Gur "Saturday Morning Murder"
SEVENTH CONTINENT (supernatural or paranormal)
Charlaine Harris "Grave Sight"
Kate Green "Black Dreams"
Ransom Riggs "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
One note: for the Canadian authors, the provincial indication is where the author is from (or currently lives), not necessarily where the story is set. My goal was to read one author from each province and territory but that was too much for one year!