Take an International Literary Vacation With This Infographic

Is your reading list worldly enough? This infographic is here to help. The folks at have pinpointed the settings of major novels on a map of the world.

The graphic is divided into sections by continent, so you can see which novels take place near each other. You can also check to see if there are any continents you need to brush up on, and can use the graphic’s suggestions to fill the gaps. For instance, if you’re a little behind on your fiction located in Asia, the graphic’s suggestions include Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

Sorting the stories by setting rather than by author origin has some interesting results. Among other far-flung authors, British novelist Graham Greene appears in Asia and American Ernest Hemingway turns up in Europe.

Check out the graphic below, and let us know which continents you’ll read next in the comments!