Books are my life... discussion

27 views
CHALLENGES - NO TIMELINE > Around the World in 80 Books

Comments (showing 1-20 of 20) (20 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Heather B, Your Moderator (last edited Apr 03, 2013 06:46AM) (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
•♦◙ Around the World in 80 Books ◙♦•



Here is a more challenging challenge for you all to try. There is no time limit on this one so you have as long as you need.

Goal
Read a books from/set in all 80 countries on the list.

Time Frame
None or set your own

Rules/Instructions
♦ To complete the challenge you must read 80 books from the 80 listed countries.
♦ Each book may only count for one country.
♦ Books must be at least 100 pages in length to count.
♦ You can post a list of your progress below if you'd like, or if you have a challenge folder you can post a link to your list.
♦ You may redo the challenge as many times as you'd like.

Points
♦ 5 off the list: 5 point
♦ 10 off the list: 10 points
♦ 25 off the list: 20 points
♦ 50 off the list: 30 points
♦ All 80: 50 points

Questions and Help
If you have any questions about this challenge or need help you can go HERE. We are hapy to help you with anything.


message 2: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
•♦◙ Countries ◙♦•



1. Afghanistan
2. Africa
3. Algeria
4. Antarctica
5. Australia
6. The Bahamas
7. Belgium
8. Bolivia
9. Botswana
10. Brazil
11. Cambodia
12. Canada
13. Chad
14. Chile
15. China
16. Columbia
17. Costa Rica
18. Cuba
19. Cyprus
20. Denmark
21. Dominican Republic
22. Ecuador
23. Egypt
24. Ethiopia
25. Fiji
26. Finland
27. France
28. Georgia
29. Germany
30. Greece
31. Greenland
32. Guatemala
33. Haiti
34. Hungary
35. Iceland
36. India
37. Indonesia
38. Ireland
39. Italy
40. Jamaica
41. Japan
42. Jordan
43. Kazakhstan
44. Kenya
45. Korea
46. Kuwait
47. Liberia
48. Libya
49. Malaysia
50. Mali
51. Mexico
52. Mongolia
53. Morocco
54. Netherland
55. New Zealand
56. Nigeria
57. Norway
58. Peru
59. Philippines
60. Poland
61. Portugal
62. Romania
63. Russia
64. Rwanda
65. Saudi Arabia
66. Singapore
67. Slovakia
68. Spain
69. Sudan
70. Sweden
71. Switzerland
72. Taiwan
73. Thailand
74. Turkey
75. United Kingdom
76. United States
77. Uruguay
78. Vietnam
79. Zambia
80. Zimbabwe


message 3: by Heather B, Your Moderator (last edited Apr 03, 2013 06:40PM) (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
•♦◙ Participants ◙♦•


Book Sushi
Heather B


message 4: by Book Sushi (last edited Jun 26, 2013 10:57PM) (new)

Book Sushi (BookSushi) | 93 comments Booksushi's around the world in 80 books

Start Date 1 April 2013
Finish Date 31 December 2013

Result 4/80


1. Afghanistan
2. Africa
3. Algeria
4. Antarctica
5. Australia
6. The Bahamas
7. Belgium
8. Bolivia
9. Botswana
10. Brazil
11. Cambodia
12. Canada - The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
13. Chad
14. Chile
15. China
16. Columbia
17. Costa Rica
18. Cuba
19. Cyprus
20. Denmark
21. Dominican Republic
22. Ecuador
23. Egypt
24. Ethiopia
25. Fiji
26. Finland
27. France
28. Georgia
29. Germany
30. Greece - Medusa, A Love Story by Sasha Summers
31. Greenland
32. Guatemala
33. Haiti
34. Hungary
35. Iceland
36. India
37. Indonesia
38. Ireland
39. Italy
40. Jamaica
41. Japan
42. Jordan
43. Kazakhstan
44. Kenya
45. Korea
46. Kuwait
47. Liberia
48. Libya
49. Malaysia
50. Mali
51. Mexico
52. Mongolia
53. Morocco
54. Netherland
55. New Zealand
56. Nigeria
57. Norway
58. Peru
59. Philippines
60. Poland
61. Portugal
62. Romania
63. Russia
64. Rwanda
65. Saudi Arabia
66. Singapore
67. Slovakia
68. Spain
69. Sudan
70. Sweden
71. Switzerland
72. Taiwan
73. Thailand
74. Turkey
75. United Kingdom - Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood
76. United States - Lover At Last by J.R. Ward
77. Uruguay
78. Vietnam
79. Zambia
80. Zimbabwe


message 5: by Book Sushi (new)

Book Sushi (BookSushi) | 93 comments i can see this is going to be quite the challenge!!


message 6: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
Ya I don't know if this is one I'll be able to finish.


message 7: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
Added a points system to this challenge


message 8: by Heather B, Your Moderator (last edited Jul 15, 2013 12:02PM) (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
Around the World in 80 Books


Goal
Read a book from all 80 countries
4/80

Time Frame
none

Countries/Books
5. Australia ~ The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
62. Romania ~ Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
75. United Kingdom ~ The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
76. United States ~ The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica, #2) by Beth Fantaskey The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen


message 9: by Book Sushi (new)

Book Sushi (BookSushi) | 93 comments ◈Heather◈ wrote: "Ya I don't know if this is one I'll be able to finish."

same here. lol oh well. see how it goes. its funny because at the moment, some of the books im reading, its either fairytale lands or its far in the future where half these places dont exist or have merged into one super country!


message 10: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
One down 79 more to go :p


message 11: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
Are we the only two trying this challenge?


message 12: by Book Sushi (new)

Book Sushi (BookSushi) | 93 comments im not too sure.... maybe we just too hard core. hahahahaha


message 13: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
ahaha I'm definitely not. I haven't finished a challenge yet! lol


message 14: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Machado | 4 comments I'm in for this one!!!


message 15: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
Awesome!


message 16: by Maryzj (new)

Maryzj 36. India - Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas


message 17: by Amber (last edited Jul 10, 2013 09:58PM) (new)

Amber (ukaunz) | 17 comments I'll join in! Although I think it will be harder with some of the countries than others. I'd be happy to finish with 40 out of 80. Here's my score so far (if I can count books I've read in the past):

1. Afghanistan - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2. Africa - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4. Antarctica - Shiver by Nikki Gemmell
5. Australia - On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
7. Belgium - The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
9. Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
12. Canada - The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
14. Chile - The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
15. China - Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
16. Columbia - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
20. Denmark - Hamlet by William Shakespeare
23. Egypt - River God by Wilbur A. Smith
26. Finland - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
27. France - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
29. Germany - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
30. Greece - Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
31. Greenland - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
36. India - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
38. Ireland - Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
39. Italy - Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
41. Japan - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
49. Malaysia - My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey
54. Netherlands - The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
55. New Zealand - Sole Survivor by Derek Hansen
57. Norway - Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
58. Peru - The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
59. Philippines - The Tesseract by Alex Garland
60. Poland - Maus by Art Spiegelman
68. Spain - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
70. Sweden - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
71. Switzerland - Heidi by Johanna Spyri
73. Thailand - The Beach by Alex Garland
75. United Kingdom - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
76. United States - Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

33/80 or 20 points, I've surprised myself!


message 18: by Amber (last edited Jul 10, 2013 10:18PM) (new)

Amber (ukaunz) | 17 comments I could probably manage another 10-15 off the list. There are quite a few countries I don't think I would ever find books for... And others that aren't on the list! Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Guernsey, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Nepal, Vatican City... Obviously you couldn't have all the countries on the list, but I would have ended up with more points lol ;-)


message 19: by Heather B, Your Moderator (new)

Heather B (HeatherBenson) | 1345 comments Mod
I'm not sure how many I'd have if I counted books I had read before starting this challenge. Still probably not too many. The majority of books are set in the same few countries.


message 20: by Desert Rose (new)

Desert Rose (desert_rose) | 1 comments Please count me in.
I expect this will take me forever to finish, but I like a good challenge ;)


back to top

unread topics | mark unread


Books mentioned in this topic

The Forgotten Garden (other topics)
Medusa, A Love Story (other topics)
The Rising (other topics)
Lover at Last (other topics)
Jessica Rules the Dark Side (other topics)
More...

Authors mentioned in this topic

Kate Morton (other topics)
Kelley Armstrong (other topics)
Sasha Summers (other topics)
J.R. Ward (other topics)
Beth Fantaskey (other topics)
More...