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message 1: by ZaraS (last edited Nov 18, 2013 09:04PM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014


This is a modified spell out challenge where each month of the year is spelled out in a different language!

For each letter, read a book where that letter is contained somewhere in the title or the author's name. It does NOT need to be the first letter of the word. The book used must be read in the month it represents.

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E
N
E
R
O

February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia)
F
I
F
R
I

March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc)
M
A
C

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
A
P
R
E
L

May: Romanian (Romania)
M
A
I

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J
U
N
I

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J
U
L
A
I

August: Japanese (Japan)
H
A
D
U
K
I

September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K
E
L
E

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L
A
R
A

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T
E
S
E
M
O


Leader of this challenge: Zara
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Adapted, with permission, from a challenge in the Romance Readers Reading Challenges group.



message 2: by Ashley (new)

Ashley This is such an awesome challenge!! I doubt I could get through all of the months, but I'd like to sign up.

I'd like to sign up for 5 months: March, April, June, September, and December. These are the months my immediate family were born in. :)


message 3: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashley wrote: "This is such an awesome challenge!! I doubt I could get through all of the months, but I'd like to sign up.

I'd like to sign up for 5 months: March, April, June, September, and December. These are..."


Excellent Ashley.

I've added you to the list.


message 4: by ZaraS (last edited Sep 29, 2014 03:56AM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments PARTICIPANTS


Amie 13/55
Angela 0/?
Ariana 6/25
Ashlee 2/12
Ashleigh 0/12
Ashley 0/22
Audrey 10/55
Barb 41/55
Bernadette 36/55
Bobbie 5/55
Brianna 10/55
Cassandra 18/55
Cathy 36/55
Claire 41/55
Cynthia 18/55
Danielle 17/15
Daphne 10/55
Dawn 41/55
Diane T 36/55
Erika 16/25
Erika 18/55
Erin 0/13
Gnomy 18/36
Helen 41/55
Jacqueline 0/30
Jannene 41/55
Jennifer 30/55
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire 0/23
Juana "Darkness" 0/55
Karena 36/55
Karina 30/55
Laura 16/55
Laura Jane 0/12
Lisa 0/?
LynnB 41/55
Maiko 41/55
Martha 0/12
Maureen 12/55
Mave 0/55
Megan 4/19
Melissa 10/12
Nathaly 0/12
Rabaab 0/?
Robyn 0/24
ScarlettMi 13/55
Sharon 33/55
Sibyl 0/24
❤Stephanie ღ♥ღ Mrs Acheron Parthenopaeus ღ♥ღ 41/55
Stephany 0/55
Terrie 4/20
Theresa~OctoberLace 13/55
Tiffany-Rae 36/55
Zara 0/10


message 5: by Barb (last edited Dec 07, 2014 08:38PM) (new)

Barb Such an interesting twist to this one, I have to try to whole thing!


READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD, 1/1 – 12/31/14
PROGRESS: 55/55


For each letter, read a book where that letter is contained somewhere in the title or the author's name. It does NOT need to be the first letter of the word. The book used must be read in the month it represents.

January (Kapampangan) - COMPLETED 1/5
E – Mama S*e*es Stars (Mace Bauer #4), by Deborah Sharp, finished 1/1 ★★★.5
N – Deep Fried a*n*d Pickled (Rachel O’Brien Chronicles #1), by Paisley Ray, finished 1/4 ★★.5
E – The Gol*e*m and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, finished 1/5 ★★★★
R – The Autobiog*r*aphy of Mrs. Tom Thumb, by Melanie Benjamin, finished 1/3 ★★★
O – ZOUNDS!: A Br*o*wser's Dictionary of Interjections, by Mark Dunn, finished 1/4 ★★★.5

Mama Sees Stars (A Mace Bauer Mystery #4) by Deborah Sharp   The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin   ZOUNDS! A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections by Mark Dunn   Deep Fried and Pickled (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles #1) by Paisley Ray   The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker


February (Arabic) - COMPLETED 2/6
F – The Last Boy*f*riend (Inn BoonsBoro #2), by Nora Roberts, finished 2/2 ★★★.5
I – Inv*i*sible City, by Julia Dahl, finished 2/6 ★★★★
F – Opal *F*ire (Stacy Justice #1), by Barbra Annino, finished 2/3 ★★★.5
R – Let's Explo*r*e Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris, finished 2/4 ★★
I – *I* Shall Not Want (Psalm 23 Mysteries #2), by Debbie Viguie, finished 2/5 ★★★★

The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts   Opal Fire (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1) by Barbra Annino   Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris   I Shall Not Want (The Psalm 23 Mysteries, #2) by Debbie Viguié   Invisible City by Julia Dahl


March (Malay) - COMPLETED 3/5
M – Blackberry Pie *M*urder (Hannah Swensen #17), by Joanne Fluke, finished 3/5 ★★★
A – Bon Bon Voy*a*ge (Carolyn Blue #8), by Nancy Fairbanks, finished 3/1 ★★★
C – Unexpe*c*ted Secret Agents, by Theresa E. Moore, finished 3/3 ★★.5

Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, #8) by Nancy Fairbanks   Unexpected Secret Agents by Theresa E Moore   Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #17) by Joanne Fluke


April (Papiamento) - COMPLETED 4/5
A – Shunned *a*nd Dangerous (Amish Mystery #3), by Laura Bradford, finished 4/2 ★★★★
P – Caught Dead in *P*hiladelphia (Amanda Pepper #1), by Gillian Roberts, finished 4/4 ★★★
R – This Book Is Ove*r*due!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson, finished 4/5 ★★★.5
E – D*e*ath Turns a Trick (Rebecca Schwartz #1), by Julie Smith, finished 4/5 ★★★.5
L – A Bucket Fu*l*l of Lies (Bob Roosevelt #1), by Robert K. Swisher, Jr., finished 4/2 ★★.5

A Bucket Full of Lies (Bob Roosevelt, #1) by Robert K. Swisher Jr.   Shunned and Dangerous (An Amish Mystery, #3) by Laura Bradford   Caught Dead in Philadelphia (Amanda Pepper, #1) by Gillian Roberts   This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson   Death Turns a Trick (Rebecca Schwartz, #1) by Julie Smith


May (Romanian) - COMPLETED 5/4
M – *M*y Name Is Resolute, by Nancy E. Turner, finished 5/3 ★★★.5
A – *A*cross Eternity, by Aris Whittier, finished 5/1 ★★★
I – *I* Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai, finished 5/4 ★★★★.5

Across Eternity by Aris Whittier   My Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner   I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


June (Greenlandic) - COMPLETED 6/12
J – author John GrishamThe Confession, finished 6/12 ★★★
U – Eggsecutive Orders (White House Chef #3), by Julie Hyzy, finished 6/3 ★★★★
N – Sweet Tea and Secrets (Adams Grove #1), by Nancy Naigle, finished 6/5 ★★★.5
I – Death in a Hot Flash (Bel Barrett #2), by Jane Isenberg, finished 6/6 ★★★.5

Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery, #3) by Julie Hyzy   Sweet Tea and Secrets (Adams Grove, #1) by Nancy Naigle   Death in a Hot Flash (Bel Barrett Mysteries, #2) by Jane Isenberg   The Confession by John Grisham


July (Swahili) - COMPLETED 7/8
J – *J*amie's America, by Jamie Oliver, finished 7/8 ★★★
U – C*u*re for the Common Breakup, by Beth Kendrick, finished 7/4 ★★★★
L – author C*l*eo CoyleEspresso Shot (Coffeehouse #7), finished 7/6★★★★
A – The An*a*tomist's Apprentice (Dr. Thomas Silkstone #1), by Tessa Harris, finished 7/2 ★★★
I – I've Got You Under My Sk*i*n, by Mary Higgins Clark, finished 7/2 ★★★.5

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark   The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris   Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick   Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery, #7) by Cleo Coyle   Jamie's America by Jamie Oliver


August (Japanese) - COMPLETED 8/6
H – Once More From t*h*e Top (Women of Willow Bay #1), by Nan Reinhardt, finished 8/3 ★★★
A – Flowerbed of St*a*te (White House Gardener #1), by Dorothy St. James, finished 8/6 ★★★
D – *D*eath By Sarcasm (Mary Cooper #1), by Dani Amore, finished 8/1 ★★★
U – Book Cl*u*bbed (Booktown #8), by Lorna Barrett, finished 8/2 ★★★★
K – The Yellow-Lighted Boo*k*shop, by Lewis Buzbee, finished 8/4 ★★★
I – Twenty-E*i*ght and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner #1), by Denise Grover Swank, finished 8/6 ★★★.5

Death By Sarcasm (Mary Cooper, #1) by Dani Amore   Book Clubbed (A Booktown Mystery, #8) by Lorna Barrett   Once More From the Top (The Women of Willow Bay #1) by Nan Reinhardt   The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop A Memoir, a History by Lewis Buzbee   Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #1) by Denise Grover Swank   Flowerbed of State (A White House Gardener Mystery, #1) by Dorothy St. James


September (Basque) - COMPLETED 9/4
I – The Midnight Show Murders (Billy Blessing #2), by Al Roker, finished 9/2 ★★★.5
R – Sounds of Murder (Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery #1), by Patricia Rockwell, finished 9/2 ★★★.5
A – Clam Wake (Bed and Breakfast #29), by Mary Daheim, finished 9/4 ★★★
I – Kenobi, by John Jackson Miller, finished 9/3 ★★★★
L – The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation #11), by Lauren Willig, finished 9/2 ★★★★

Sounds of Murder (Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery #1) by Patricia Rockwell   The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (Pink Carnation, #11) by Lauren Willig   The Midnight Show Murders (Billy Blessing, #2) by Al Roker   Kenobi (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller   Clam Wake (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #29) by Mary Daheim


October (Ewe) - COMPLETED 10/2
K – Luc*k* Be a Lady, Don't Die (Rat Pack #2), by Robert J. Randisi , finished 10/1 ★★★
E – author Steve Ki*e*hlThe Unword Dictionary: 1,000 Words For Things You Didn't Think Had Words!, finished 10/2 ★★★
L – Indemnity On*l*y (V.I. Warshawski #1), by Sara Paretsky, finished 10/1 ★★★★
E – The Myst*e*rious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1), by Agatha Christie, finished 10/2 ★★★.5

Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die A Rat Pack Mystery by Robert J. Randisi   Indemnity Only (V.I. Warshawski, #1) by Sara Paretsky   The Unword Dictionary 1,000 Words For Things You Didn't Think Had Words! by Steve Kiehl   The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie


November (Venda) - COMPLETED 11/2
A – The D*a*m Busters, by Paul Brickhill, finished 11/1 ★★★.5
R – *R*eading Upside Down, by Jo Platt, finished 11/2 ★★★
A – The M*a*n with the Golden Gun (James Bond #13), by Ian Fleming, finished 11/1 ★★★

The Man With the Golden Gun (James Bond, #13) by Ian Fleming   The Dam Busters Pan Military Classics Series by Paul Brickhill   Reading Upside Down by Jo Platt


December (Niuean)
T – *T*he Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco, finished 12/3 ★★.5
E – D*e*ath by a Honeybee (Josiah Reynolds #1), by Abigail Keam, finished 12/6 ★★★.5
S – $10,000 in *S*mall, Unmarked Puzzles (Puzzle Lady #13), by Parnell Hall, finished 12/6 ★★★.5
E – Agony of the L*e*aves (Tea Shop #13), by Laura Childs, finished 12/4 ★★★★
M – Mr. *M*iracle, by Debbie Macomber, finished 12/5 ★★★★
O – Fall of a Philanderer (Daisy Dalrymple #14), by Carola Dunn, finished 12/2 ★★★.5


Fall of a Philanderer (Daisy Dalrymple, #14) by Carola Dunn   The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco   Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery, #13) by Laura Childs   Mr. Miracle A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber   $10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles by Parnell Hall   Death By A HoneyBee (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries, #1) by Abigail Keam


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/7 *****


message 6: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Barb wrote: "Such an interesting twist to this one, I have to try to whole thing!


READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD, 1/1 – 12/31/14
PROGRESS: 0/54

For each letter, read a book where that letter is contained ..."


Welcome Barb.

I've added you. Good Luck on your goal


message 7: by Nathaly (new)

Nathaly | 356 comments Sounds fun! Count me in for all 12.


message 8: by Alison (last edited Nov 19, 2013 03:06PM) (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments I don't know if counting them is counting each letter, but count me in for at least 1 letter from each month! So 12


message 9: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Alison and Nathaly welcome to this challenge. I have added you both. I wish you the best for your goal.


message 10: by Tiffany-Rae (new)

Tiffany-Rae Lowe (thetiff10) | 87 comments Count me in. I will try for all 12 months. I am going to try for all letters but we will see.


message 11: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments Count me in :) Just printed it out to take with me to MY VIP entry at Dymock tonight so I can have a look at some more books :)


message 12: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Welcome Tiffany-Rae and Ashlee I've added you both to the list. Good luck on your goals.


message 13: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments thank you :)


message 14: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments I would like to sign up for all 12 months :)


message 15: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments Just because I am a little excited

I have decided with my first challenge

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E
N
E
R
O

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Which is also voted in the Good reads award 2013 :) so follows the January Theme of Best books written in 2013 :D


message 16: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashlee wrote: "I would like to sign up for all 12 months :)"

Great Ashlee. Would you like to do 12 or 55 books or somewhere in between (12 = 1 book a month and 55 = doing all the letters for each month for the year)?


message 17: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments Zara- put me down for 20 instead of 12!


message 18: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Alison wrote: "Zara- put me down for 20 instead of 12!"

Excellent Alison. Consider it done.


message 19: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (daniellecobbaertbe) | 468 comments You may put me down for 12.


message 20: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Danielle wrote: "You may put me down for 12."

Done Danielle. Welcome to the challenge. Good luck.


message 21: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments Bravely signing up for all, though spellouts never turn out all that well for me. :D


message 22: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 740 comments I'm going to try for all 12 months

the plan so far

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
**this also happens to be the spanish word for January, I'll be in Mexico for 2 weeks, maybe I'll have to read un libro en espanol ... books on my kindle which I'm taking
E
Even Steven by Wright Forbucks
N
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells (Mystic Cafe, #1) by Rose Pressey
E
R
Revenant by Janet Elizabeth Jones
O
One, Two ... He Is Coming For You by Willow Rose


message 23: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lisa wrote: "January-Turkish
O
C
A
K

February-Polish
L
U
T
Y

March-Malay
M
A
C

April-French
A
V
R
I
L

May-German
M
A
I

June-Haitian
J
E
N

July-Maltese
L
U
L
J
U

August-Czech
S
R
P
E
N

September-Sesotho..."


Hi Lisa.

Welcome to the challenge. However, it would seem that your language are different from the ones in the first post.


message 24: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Please sign me up. I have to think about how many I'll do though.


message 25: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Lisa, Karina, Sharon and Zara you've all been added. Good luck with your goals.


message 26: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments Zara wrote: "Ashlee wrote: "I would like to sign up for all 12 months :)"

Great Ashlee. Would you like to do 12 or 55 books or somewhere in between (12 = 1 book a month and 55 = doing all the letters for each ..."




12 one a month would be great thank you


message 27: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments I will do 12, one per month. Thanks!


message 28: by Theresa~OctoberLace (last edited May 03, 2014 05:27PM) (new)

Theresa~OctoberLace (octoberlace) | 773 comments One a month from this list seems quite easy to do. I'll sign up for the 12 but fill in more where the books I read fit. I'll add books I intend to use, then add the date and ✔ as each is read.

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines) COMPLETED 1/12/14

✔ E The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley 1/10/14
✔ N Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage Stories by Alice Munro Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro 1/12/14
✔ E Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo 1/5/14
✔ R Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 1/5/14
✔ O Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1) by Margaret Atwood by Margaret AtwoodOryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 1/11/14

February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia) COMPLETED 2/28/14

✔ F Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 2/1/14
✔ I Candide by Voltaire Candide by Voltaire 2/1/14
✔ F Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro 2/28/14
✔ R A Night to Remember by Walter Lord A Night to Remember by Walter Lord 2/1/14
✔ I Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust 2/8/14

✔ March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc) COMPLETED 3/16/14
✔ M Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth by William Shakespeare 3/16/14
✔ A A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 3/8/14
✔ C Clandestine in Chile The Adventures of Miguel Littín by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez 3/16/14

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
✔ A Affinity by Sarah Waters Affinity by Sarah Waters 4/19/14
✔ P Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck 4/27/14
✔ R One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez 4/9/14
✔ E Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford 4/25/14
✔ L Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer 4/27/14

May: Romanian (Romania)
M
A
I

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J
U
N
I

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J
U
L
A
I

August: Japanese (Japan)
H
A
D
U
K
I

September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K
E
L
E

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L
A
R
A

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T
E
S
E
M
O


message 29: by Jojobean (last edited Jun 13, 2014 09:23PM) (new)

Jojobean I'd like to do only 5 months with all of their letters

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E~ Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein by Josin L. McQuein~ 1/16/14
N~ The Most Evil Men and Women in History by Miranda Twiss by Miranda Twiss~ 1/6/14
E~ Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger~ 1/20/14
R~ Hawksong (The Kiesha'ra, #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes by Amelia Atwater Rhodes~ 2/8/14
O~ Zom-B Gladiator (Zom-B, #6) by Darren Shan By Darren Shan~ 2/2/14

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
A~ Anais of Brightshire (Blood Mage Chronicles, #1) by Jamie Wilson by Jamie Wilson~ 1/25/14
P~ The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher by Chelsea Ptitcher~ 2/9/14
R~ Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix by Margaret Peterson Haddix~ 3/2/14
E~ Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker by Robert T. Bakker~ 4/12/14
L~ The List by Siobhan Vivian by Siobhan Vivian~ 1/31/14

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J~ Hope's Rebellion by Jade Varden by Jade Varden~ pgs, 2/23/14
U~ Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes by Colleen Oakes~ 2/16/14
N~ The Ruining by Anna Collomore by Anna Collomore~ 3/26/14
I~ This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink by Michelle Zink~ 1/11/14

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J~ Define "Normal" by Julie Anne Peters by Julie Anne Peters~ 3/2/14
U~ The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3) by Julie Kagawa by Julie Kagawa~ 5/11/14
L~ Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare ~ 6/8/14
A~ Snakecharm (The Kiesha'ra, #2) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes by Amelia Atwater Rhodes ~ 2/28/14
I~ Gods with Fangs (Gods with Fangs, #1) by D.C. Armstrong by D.C. Armstrong~ 3/5/14

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K~ Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark by Kristen Elizabeth Clark~ 1/11/14
E~ Spirit Warriors The Concealing (Volume 1) by D E L Connor by D.E.L. Conner~ 2/21/14
L~ Sliding Beneath the Surface (The St. Augustine Trilogy, #1) by Doug Dillon by Doug Dillon~ 3/12/14
E~ The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace by Amanda Grace~ 3/19/14


message 30: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Added you Joanne. Good luck


message 31: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh Langan (ashleighreads) | 54 comments I'll do 12 to begin with one letter from each month .. if I happen to read an additional book that applies from a different challenge can I add it?


message 32: by ZaraS (last edited Nov 26, 2013 06:39PM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashleigh wrote: "I'll do 12 to begin with one letter from each month .. if I happen to read an additional book that applies from a different challenge can I add it?"

You most definitely can add books from other challenges.


message 33: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashleigh I've added you. Good luck with your goal.


message 34: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Zara, I'm down for 5 months. When I added up the letters for the months I'm going to do, I came up with 22, so that will be my goal. :)


message 35: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Ashley wrote: "Zara, I'm down for 5 months. When I added up the letters for the months I'm going to do, I came up with 22, so that will be my goal. :)"

Thanks Ashley. I've adjusted your goal accordingly.


message 36: by ZaraS (last edited Dec 29, 2013 12:45AM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments My List


July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J
U
L
A
I


September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L


message 37: by LynnB (last edited Sep 08, 2014 10:28AM) (new)

LynnB I'll try all 12 months...


January: Kapampangan - COMPLETED
E - The ThrEe Musketeers
N - LoNgbourn
E - Francis: Man of PrayEr
R - The AquaRiums of Pyongyang
O - VOices
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas Longbourn by Jo Baker Francis Man of Prayer by Mario Escobar Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-Hwan Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason

February: Arabic - COMPLETED
F - A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald
I - The ChrIstmas Brides
F - The Hundred-Foot Journey
R - MoonfloweR Vine
I - Brokeback MountaIn
A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald The Joe Moser Story by Joseph F. Moser The Christmas Brides A McKettrick Christmas\A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

March: Malay - COMPLETED
M - Anne's House of DreaMs
A - CockroAches
C - Claire of the Sea Light
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5) by L.M. Montgomery Cockroaches (Harry Hole, #2) by Jo Nesbø Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

April: Papiamento - COMPLETED
A - Never FAll Down
P - The Pearl
R - House of Rain
E - The BEll Jar
L - Destroyer AngeL
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon, #18) by Nevada Barr The Pearl by John Steinbeck House of Rain Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs , The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

May: Romanian - COMPLETED
M - The Illustrated Man
A - The Speed of DArk
I - Prague WInter
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

June: Greenlandic - COMPLETED
J - The Big Over Easy, by Jasper Fforde
U - A HoUse in the Sky
N - INsurgent
I - MonIca's Sister
Monica's Sister by Earl Emerson A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde

July: Swahili - COMPLETED
J - The Wicked and the Just
U - The Night Searchers by Marcia MUller
L - Shoot to ThriLl
A - An Officer and A Spy
I - Imperfect Harmony
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris Imperfect Harmony Singing Through Life's Sharps and Flats by Stacy Horn The Night Searchers (Sharon McCone, #31) by Marcia Muller The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats Shoot to Thrill A Monkeewrench Novel by P.J. Tracy

August: Japanese - COMPLETED
H - Written in My Own Heart's Blood
A - A Sense of the World
D - Dear John
U - RevolUtion
K - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
I - Remains of Innocence

Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16) by J.A. Jance Dear John by Nicholas Sparks A Sense of the World How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

September: Basque - COMPLETED
I - The Story of AIn't
R - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
A - Help, ThAnks, Wow
I - Lady WIndermere's Fan
L - Legend

The Story of Ain't America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg Help Thanks Wow Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

October: Ewe
KELE

November: Venda
LARA

December: Niuean
TESEMO

Completed: 41/55


message 38: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments This sounds like a wonderful idea! I'm going to be brave and sign up for all 55... Might as well jump in with both feet. We'll see how I do!


message 39: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Cassandra and LynnB I've added you both. Welcome and good luck.


message 40: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Angela I've added you. Welcome and good luck.


message 41: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments Zara- As I am organizing my books for next year i am realizing I kind of want to back out of this challenge. I want this year to be a year where I read what I want to read when I want to read it. I will still read the books I have signed up for with this challenge, but I don't want to be pushed to read it during one certain month. Thanks!


message 42: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Alison wrote: "Zara- As I am organizing my books for next year i am realizing I kind of want to back out of this challenge. I want this year to be a year where I read what I want to read when I want to read it. I..."

Hi Alison,

That's fair enough. I have deleted you from the list. Good luck with your other reading.


message 43: by Amie (last edited Mar 30, 2014 05:46PM) (new)

Amie (alm0824) | 41 comments I'm in! I'll try for all!

READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Completed: 13 / 55


For each letter, read a book where that letter is contained somewhere in the title or the author's name. It does NOT need to be the first letter of the word. The book used must be read in the month it represents.

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E: Body Movers - Stephanie Bond - 1/1/14
N: Passion Unleashed - Larissa Ione - 1/5/14
E: Ecstasy Unveiled - Larissa Ione - 1/13/14
R: Playing for Keeps - R.L. Mathewson - 1/6/14
O: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble - H.P. Mallory - 1/26/14

February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia)
F: Off Sides - Sawyer Bennett - 2/2/14
I: Deadly Lies - Cynthia Eden - 2/8/14
F: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts - 2/23/14
R: Yours to Keep - Shannon Stacey - 2/2/14
I: Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis - 2/9/14

March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc)
M: A Touch of Midnight - Lara Adrian - 3/2/14
A: Beautiful Bastard - Christina Lauren - 3/15/14
C: Edge of Midnight - Shannon McKenna - 3/30/14

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
A
P
R
E
L

May: Romanian (Romania)
M
A
I

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J
U
N
I

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J
U
L
A
I

August: Japanese (Japan)
H
A
D
U
K
I

September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K
E
L
E

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L
A
R
A

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T
E
S
E
M
O


message 44: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Amie wrote: "I'm in! I'll try for all!

READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Completed: 0/55

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E
N
E
R
O

February: A..."


Hi Amie. I've added you. Welcome and good luck.


message 45: by ❦Dawn❦ (last edited Aug 05, 2014 07:29PM) (new)

❦Dawn❦ (sunnyd1) | 180 comments I'm going to try to complete this entire challenge 55 books and use other challenges within this challenge.

36/55

DONE!!! January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)

✓E True
✓N Intentions of the Earl
✓E Scarlet
✓R The Giver
✓O How to Be a Woman
True (New Species, #11) by Laurann Dohner Intentions of the Earl (Scandalous Sisters #1) by Rose Gordon Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Done!!! February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia)

F Lift
I The Invention of Wings
F Being Perfect
R Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
I The Rosie Project
Lift by Kelly Corrigan The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion

Done!!! March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc)

✔M Interpreter of Maladies
✔A The Thirteenth Tale
✔C One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey


DONE! April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)

✔A The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live
✔P Life of Pi
✔R Cress
✔E Rocky Mountain Freedom
✔L A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live  by Douglas Adams Life of Pi by Yann Martel Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Rocky Mountain Freedom (Six Pack Ranch, #6) by Vivian Arend A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

DONE!!! May: Romanian (Romania)

✔M Middlesex
✔A Life After Life
✔I Shiver

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

DONE!!! June: Greenlandic (Greenland)

✓J Journey to the Edge of the Light: A Story of Love, Leukemia and Transformation
✓U Summer Fling
✓N Unwind
✓I Breakfast of Champions

Journey to the Edge of the Light A Story of Love, Leukemia and Transformation by Cristina Nehring Summer Fling (Compass Girls, #3) by Mari Carr Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut


DONE!!! July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)

✓J The Bell Jar
✓U The Maze Runner
✓L Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
✓A The Storyteller
✓I Saving Grace

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner Saving Grace (Mad World, #2) by Christine Zolendz

August: Japanese (Japan)



✓H The Thirteenth Gift
✓A The Unbearable Lightness of Being
✓D A Thousand Splendid Suns
✓U Curveball
✓K Orange Is the New Black
✓I Watership Down
The Thirteenth Gift by Charlene Costanzo The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Curveball (Philadelphia Patriots, #4) by V.K. Sykes Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman Watership Down by Richard Adams


September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R
A
I
L

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K
E
L
E

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L
A
R
A

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T
E
S
E
M
O


message 46: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Dawn wrote: "I'm going to try to complete this entire challenge 55 books and use other challenges within this challenge. Am I suppose to list all the books here I will read or post each month as I've completed..."

Dawn it's entirely up to you whether you list the books you'll read before you read them or as you go. Whichever works best for you. I've added you to the list. Welcome and good luck.


message 47: by Erin (new)

Erin Shadle (erinshadle) Count me in! My book goal this year is a mere 26 compared to the 55 it would take to complete this entire list, and I'm not sure I'm up for that, so let's bring it down to half of my annual goal.

April (APREL) -- 5
October (KELE) -- 4
November (LARA) -- 4

My mini goal will be April, October and November -- a total of 13. At the very least, I will complete those. Perhaps I will manage more than that, and I'll adjust for more as I go along.


message 48: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Erin, I have you added. Welcome and good luck.


message 49: by Robyn (last edited Aug 10, 2014 05:08AM) (new)

Robyn | 27 comments Hi!

I'm in for this one. Going to try to read at least 2 per month, so put me down for 24. Hoping this will help me clear out my TBR list.

READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD

Completed: 20/24

January: Kapampangan (a language of the Philippines)
E- The English Patient
N- A Novel Bookstore
E- The Edge of Reason
R- Resistance
O-

February: Arabic (Algeria & Tunisia)
F- Firefly Lane
I- The Invisible Bridge
F-
R- The Rose Garden
I- I'll Be Seeing You

March: Malay (a language of places like Indonesia etc)
M- The Uncommon Reader
A- The Greatest Generation
C- Code Name Verity

April: Papiamento (a language of the Caribbean ABC Islands => Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao)
A-
P- The Prince of Tides
R-
E- Delivered from Distraction
L- Life After Life

May: Romanian (Romania)
M- Isle of Palms
A- Sarah's Key
I- The Tao of Parenting: The Ageless Wisdom of Taoism and the Art of Raising Children

June: Greenlandic (Greenland)
J-
U
N- The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
I

July: Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.)
J-
U-
L- Folly Beach
A-
I

August: Japanese (Japan)
H-
A-
D-
U- Those Who Save Us
K-
I

September: Basque (Basque Country, Spain)
I
R-
A-
I
L–

October: Ewe (is a Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo)
K-
E-
L-
E-

November: Venda (South Africa) (is a Bantu language predominately spoken in the Limpopo Province, Botswana)
L-
A-
R-
A-

December: Niuean (Niue Island, Tokelau)
T-
E-
S-
E-
M-
O-

Thanks!


message 50: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Robyn wrote: "Hi!

I'm in for this one. Going to try to read at least 2 per month, so put me down for 24. Hoping this will help me clear out my TBR list.

Thanks!"


Hi Robyn I have added you. Welcome and good luck.

If you want to clear out your TBR list you may wish to try the Randomiser Challenge as well. That challenge is all about clearing out your TBR list.


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