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Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
10.5 Caribbean Queen
July 5th is Caribbean Day- Read a book set in the Caribbean- any of these settings work: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Barth's/St Bart’s, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands (BVI & US) and for the purposes of this task, Bermuda.
Required:If the setting is not clear in the book's description, please indicate the setting when you post


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
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★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I am looking for some good recommendations for this task. Anybody that can give me some good ones would be greatly appreciated.


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Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1953 comments The Orchard House looks good. Does that work? Takes place in Dominica.


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
The Orchid House? that one works, looks good too


★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Would I be able to read The Coming Storm for this task?


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
★Meghan★ wrote: "Would I be able to read The Coming Storm for this task?"

Tortuga off Haiti is mentioned in a description, that works


Cindy | 424 comments Would The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao work it goes back and forth between U.S. and Dominican?


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
Cindy wrote: "Would The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao work it goes back and forth between U.S. and Dominican?"

that works


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Dee (austhokie) | 4723 comments if anyone wants a mystery series that is good and set in the Caribbean - Jaden Skye has one...they all start out with Death by and there are 4 out right now

I'm going to throw them up in the ebook verification thread

book 1 - Death by Honeymoon - set in Barbados
Book 2 - Death by Divorce - Grenada
book 3 - Death by Marriage - St Thomas
book 4 - Death by Desire - St Bart's


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
Okayed in post 9 :)


JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1004 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Okayed in post 9 :)"

oh so sorry i missed that! thanks


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 969 comments I'm planning to read this one from Trinidad. It was shortlisted for the Orange Prize:

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 659 comments Karen, that is a great book. I loved it.


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 969 comments I'm glad to hear that, Gayla. It was on my list this time, but I ended up using something else for the task.


Sandy | 7109 comments Mod
Gayla wrote: "Karen, that is a great book. I loved it."

I really liked it, too.


Suzanne | 207 comments ★Meghan★ wrote: "I am looking for some good recommendations for this task. Anybody that can give me some good ones would be greatly appreciated."

I haven't read this one yet, but am planning to for this task. It's a new cozy mystery - Adrift on St. John.


Suzanne | 207 comments Sandy wrote: "Gayla wrote: "Karen, that is a great book. I loved it."

I really liked it, too."


Darn, just had to add this one to my TBR mountain!


Randi (Randikins) | 256 comments Planning on reading In the Time of the Butterflies for this one. :)


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Jennifer  (jml_417) | 324 comments ★Meghan★ wrote: "I am looking for some good recommendations for this task. Anybody that can give me some good ones would be greatly appreciated."

I really enjoyed Pirate Latitudes when I read it a few years ago, and for this challenge, I'm planning on reading The Pirate's Daughter. Both are set in Jamaica.

I think Wide Sargasso Sea would also work. I didn't particularly like it, but others gave it high ratings. If I'm not mistaken, I think it's set in Dominica and Jamaica.


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
One of my book groups had an excellent discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies

Wide Sargasso Sea works


Melanie (melaina) | 270 comments For romance fans:) Cherry Adair's Cutter Cay series - and the first two are set in the Carribean islands:
Undertow
Riptide


Coco Kimura | 66 comments Would Robinson Crusoe work since part of it is set in Trinidad?


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
Monica S wrote: "Would Robinson Crusoe work since part of it is set in Trinidad?"

yes, that works


Coco Kimura | 66 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Monica S wrote: "Would Robinson Crusoe work since part of it is set in Trinidad?"

yes, that works"


Great! Thanks :)


Sue T (SueTinge) | 1167 comments Does Wrecked work? It just says Caribbean in the description.


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
Sue T wrote: "Does Wrecked work? It just says Caribbean in the description."

generic "Caribbean" works


Sarah (booksandbosox) | 109 comments i'm assuming this one will work since it appears to be travels throughout the caribbean:
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
but i thought i'd check, since i'm new to the challenge!


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "i'm assuming this one will work since it appears to be travels throughout the caribbean:
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
but i thought i'd check, since i'm new to the challenge!"


yes, it works


Randi (Randikins) | 256 comments Sarah wrote: "i'm assuming this one will work since it appears to be travels throughout the caribbean:
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
but i thought i'd check, since i'm new to the challenge!"


I'm adding that to my list - that sounds good!


Lindsey (lindseypinzy) | 29 comments would Breath, Eyes, Memory work? its about growing up in haiti... but she DOES move to new york...


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
LindseyPinzy wrote: "would Breath, Eyes, Memory work? its about growing up in haiti... but she DOES move to new york..."

As long as the Caribbean setting plays a definite role in the book it works


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Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I'm probably going to take the easy way out and go with The Reef by Nora Roberts. Takes place in St. Kitts & Nevis (which I had to google... haha!).


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JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments I just finished Bodily Harm, which is set on what seems to be the fictitious island of St. Antoine - at least I think it's fictitious since I can't find any info on it. Can I use it for this task?


Dlmrose | 8049 comments Mod
JenC. wrote: "I just finished Bodily Harm, which is set on what seems to be the fictitious island of St. Antoine - at least I think it's fictitious since I can't find any info on it. Can I use it for this task?"

yes, the description indicates the Caribbean


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