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message 1: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Gulp! I joined the group last year but was a bit intimidated by the challenges. But, this year, I decided I was going to go for it! I'm glad to see the new option for Tourist. I can hopefully handle 24 books!!


message 2: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Suzanne wrote: "Gulp! I joined the group last year but was a bit intimidated by the challenges. But, this year, I decided I was going to go for it! I'm glad to see the new option for Tourist. I can hopefully h..."

I'm so glad you will be traveling with us! Have a great trip around the world!


message 3: by Suzanne (last edited Jun 28, 2013 08:48AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments TRAVELS in JAN 2013


Asia
Macau, China
The Color of Tea A Novel by Hannah Tunnicliffe

Carribbean
Dominica and Trinidad
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

Europe
England
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris

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3 Regions
4 Countries
4 Books


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Mar 06, 2013 08:22AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments FEBRUARY 2013 TRAVELS


ASIA
Japan
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

EUROPE
England
The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow By Bread Alone by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Scottland
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

Wales
The Cold Light of Mourning (A Penny Brannigan Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

France
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

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6 Books

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3 Regions
8 Countries
10 Books


message 5: by Suzanne (last edited Apr 02, 2013 10:19AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments MARCH 2013 TRAVELS


England
The Woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1) by Charles Finch

OCEANIA
Guam
In Harm's Way The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton

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1 (New) Countries
4 Books

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4 Regions
9 Countries
14 Books


message 6: by Suzanne (last edited May 01, 2013 11:18AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments APRIL 2013 TRAVELS


EUROPE
England
Death of a Cozy Writer (A St. Just Mystery #1) by G.M. Malliet Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger

Ireland
Buried in a Bog (A County Cork Mystery, #1) by Sheila Connolly

NORTH AMERICA
Canada
The Birth House by Ami McKay

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4 Books

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5 Regions
11 Countries
18 Books


message 7: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments MAY Travels 2013


AFRICA
Egypt

Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff

EUROPE
England

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Spain
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


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6 Regions
13 Countries
21 Books


message 8: by Blaine (new)

Blaine DeSantis The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a truly outstanding book. Read it last summer and just assigned it to our book club as summer reading for our next meeting in September. Enjoy!


message 9: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Blaine wrote: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a truly outstanding book. Read it last summer and just assigned it to our book club as summer reading for our next meeting in September. Enjoy!"

I LOVED it!! I read a library copy, but am buying my own copy so I can read again and again!


message 10: by Blaine (new)

Blaine DeSantis I noticed that on your travels this year you went to Japan and read "The Housekeeper and the Professor," just a beautiful book about friendship and the math was so much fun, even for non-math readers.

If I may be so bold, we just spent a year reading books set in foreign locations for our book club. If you would like, I would be more than happy to share that list of books with you. Let me know!


message 11: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Blaine wrote: "I noticed that on your travels this year you went to Japan and read "The Housekeeper and the Professor," just a beautiful book about friendship and the math was so much fun, even for non-math reade..."

I loved The Housekeeper and the Professor too! Sure, I'd love to see your book club list. Thx!


message 12: by Blaine (new)

Blaine DeSantis France - In This Hospitable Land by Lynmar Brock, Jr

Mexico - Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking by Maria Amparo Escandon

Sarajevo - The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Saudi Arabia - Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

India - Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman

Malaysia - Garden of the Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng

Jordan - The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

Vietnam - The Headmasters Wager by Vincent Lam

South Africa - The Power of One by Bryce Courtney

Had a wonderful time with these books. I lead a group of 22 women and so I spend a lot of time trying to find books that the ladies of the club will like. I hope you find some interesting and may want to read some as part of your yearly reading.


message 13: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Thanks Blaine, this is awesome! I've read and thoroughly enjoyed Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company, and I've had The Language of Baklava on my TBR list for quite some time.

I'll have to check these out!


message 14: by Blaine (new)

Blaine DeSantis We seem to enjoy many of the same books. My club ladies liked the books on Sarajevo, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. The recipes in The Language of Baklava are just great!


message 15: by Suzanne (last edited Jun 28, 2013 08:52AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments JUNE 2013 Travels


EUROPE
Iceland
Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Italy
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson

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2 Books

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6 Regions
15 Countries
23 Books


message 16: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 06, 2013 01:43PM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments JULY 2013 Travels


EUROPE
The Netherlands
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Norway
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) by Jo Nesbø

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6 Regions
17 Countries
24 Books


message 17: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 03, 2013 06:59AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments AUGUST 2013 Travels


ASIA
India
Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Thailand
The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley

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19 Countries


message 18: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments SEPTEMBER 2013 Travels


Australia
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

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1 (New) Countries
1 Books

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6 Regions
20 Countries


message 19: by Suzanne (last edited Oct 31, 2013 10:45AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments OCTOBER 2013 Travels


Finland

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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21 Countries


message 20: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments NOVEMBER 2013 Travels


Jamaica
The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

Austria
Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees

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6 Regions
23 Countries - So darn close!!!!!


message 21: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Adams (pjadams) Suzanne wrote: "NOVEMBER 2013 Travels

Austria
Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees

I put this book on my "to read" list. It sounds wonderful. I was just in Vienna, Austria two months ago and there was Mozart playing in the streets over loud speakers and Mozart lookalikes everywhere!

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message 22: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Very cool! I gave the book 3.5 stars. It was just a bit difficult keeping up with all the different characters. But, from the author's note in the back, most of the characters were real.


message 23: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 30, 2013 01:29PM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments DECEMBER 2013 Travels


Malaysia
A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates #1) by Shamini Flint

Czech Republic
Die for You by Lisa Unger

Mexico
Xtabentum A Novel of Yucatan by Rosy Hugener

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6 Regions
26 Countries


message 24: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Congrats on completing your challenge, Suzanne! I hope you will be continuing in 2014!


message 25: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments Diane wrote: "Congrats on completing your challenge, Suzanne! I hope you will be continuing in 2014!"

Thanks Diane! I sure plan to - just have to figure out which level!


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