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message 1: by Cassandra (last edited Nov 29, 2015 09:30PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments AROUND THE WORLD IN BOOKS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016


Read books written by authors from as many different countries as you can. The authors can have either been born there or lived there.

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Example

Let's say my goal was 20.

1. USA: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
2. UK: Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
3. Japan: The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
4. Belarus: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
5. Mexico: The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
6. France: A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot
7. Kenya: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (she was born in Kenya and moved to the UK when she was two)
8. Canada: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
9. Germany: The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
10. Israel: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
11. India: The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avindash K. Dixit
12. Argentina: The Path of Ascent: The Five Principles for Mastering Change by Juan Riboldi
13. Australia: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
14. Czech Republic: Identity by Milan Kundera
15. Afghanistan: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
16. Italy: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
17. Russia: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
18. South Africa: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
19. Poland: The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem
20. Finland: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson


message 2: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 31, 2016 01:39PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments How to Participate
1. Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.

Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

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Alison | 0/10
Amanda R | 18/17
Amy (Other Amy) | 3/10
Andrew | 20/20
Angelique | 15/15

Anita | 19/20
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Annika | 3/10
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Beth (Ducky) | 0/5
Candiss | 8/12
Caro | 10/15
Carri | 2/10
Carrie | 4/5
Charity | 12/10
Cheri | 18/18
Chloé | 5/10
ChrisP | 0/10
Cinnie | 9/5
Claire [claire6452] | 6/10
Claire [proud-mum] | 6/15
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Daniela | 5/7
Danielle | 23/20
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Diana | 12/12
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Elizabeth | 0/20
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Erika | 12/12
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Fadwa | 5/15
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Gail | 15/15
Geri | 10/10
Grace | 0/20
Gretchen | 11/15
Haley | 4/12
Ilona | 10/10
Jacki | 0/20
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Jocelyn | 0/10
Joe | 0/10
Julie | 0/36
Kaitlyn | 5/15
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Katie | 8/10
katie | 5/10
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Kme_17 | 0/20
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Lauren (: | 6/5
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Layla | 0/16
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Lisa [likenbooks] | 7/10
Lori | 0/15
Lori | 1/7
Lucija | 1/10
Lynn | 25/25
Mai | 12/12
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Margaret | 0/10
Maria | 10/10
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Marina | 20/20
Marina H | 15/15

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Maureen | 4/25
Meg | 27/24
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Melissa [Jackson] | 0/10
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Miley | 0/12
Monique | 8/5
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Patricia | 0/15
Patricia [patea] | 10/18
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Paul [kickbackyak] | 31/20
Paul [Vieira] | 4/12
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Rowizyx | 15/30
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Sam F | 20/20
Samantha | 0/15
Samantha | 4/20
Samantha (AK) | 10/10
Sandra | 0/7
Sara | 0/5
Sarah | 0/20
ScarlettMi | 0/20
Sharon [Conty] | 10/10
Sharon [sqin] | 7/8
Sherry | 7/7
SibylM | 0/15
Siewjye | 0/10
Sonia | 3/15
Stephanie (Chinchillita) | 8/10
Stipe | 0/10
Susan | 12/20
Susan [sacorwin] | 10/10
Tara | 7/12
Tasha | 1/10
TerryJane | 22/20
Theresa~OctoberLace | 1/10
Tonks | 5/8
Tricia | 0/10
Trish | 0/10
Vernice | 10/10
Victoria | 7/8
Violet | 0/20
Willemijn | 9/15
Winter | 1/10
Yaara | 9/15
Yvette | 13/40
Yvonne | 11/20
Zara | 0/5
Zita | 0/10


message 3: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Feb 24, 2016 11:42AM) (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4523 comments Around the World in Books Challenge 2016

Goal: Read 10 authors from specific countries in 2016. Decided to change my plan a little. It was so hard finding books for the randomised countries, so I decided to use the list to get some books read that I want to or need to read for different challenges.

1. India - Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
2. Russia - Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. Mexico - Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo
4. New Zealand - The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield
5. Brazil - Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho
6. Norway - Sult, Knut Hamsun
7. Poland - Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
8. Japan - Battle Royale, Koushun Takami
9. United States - The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
10. United Kingdom - Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Total: 1/10


message 4: by Cassandra (last edited Nov 24, 2015 11:42AM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments You're quick!

Yup, you can choose your own countries. The countries in the first post are just an example.


message 5: by Gretchen (last edited Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 496 comments Never mind. I found the answer to my question. :)
I'll join this challenge.


message 6: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I'm doing. This is what my map looks like so far:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mi...


message 7: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 496 comments SibylM wrote: "This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I'm doing. This is what my ma..."

That's awesome!


message 8: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4523 comments Cassandra wrote: "You're quick!

Yup, you can choose your own countries. The countries in the first post are just an example."


Good luck to me, that is some list I randomised lol.


message 9: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Sibyl - I love the idea of a reading map! I haven't decided whether I'm going to do this challenge or not, but if I do I'll have to borrow your idea.

Winter - I like the randomizing! How did you assign numbers to each country to use a random number generator?

Gretchen - how many countries would you like to set your goal for? You can change it anytime.


message 10: by Gretchen (last edited Jul 20, 2016 12:23PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 496 comments I'll start with 10.

1.) United States- Priscilla Royal- read Land of Shadows: A Medieval Mystery 1/3-1/7- author currently lives in Northern California
2.) England- Bernard Cornwell- read The Empty Throne 1/8-1/10- author was born in London
3.) Turkey- Pliny the Younger- read The Letters of the Younger Pliny- 1/18-1/20- Pliny spent time in a position in Ephesus
4.) Wales- K.M. Ashman- read A Land Divided- 1/23-1/27- Author currently resides in Wales
5.) Austria- J. Sydney Jones- read Requiem in Vienna - 1/28-1/30- According to author's blog, he lived in Vienna for some time
6.) France- Sophie Perinot- read The Sister Queens- 3/20-3/24- According to the author's webpage, she studied in France during college
7.) Canada- Sally Christie- read The Rivals of Versailles- According to the author's blog, she lives in Toronto
8.) Czech Republic- Princess Michael of Kent- read The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King- author was born in Carlsbad, Bohemia
9.) Australia- Kerry Greenwood- read Cocaine Blues- author lives in Melbourne
10.) China- Weina Dai Randel- read The Moon in the Palace- author was born and raised in China
11.) Scotland- Manda Scott- read Dreaming the Eagle- author was born and raised in Scotland
12.) Kuwait- Tony Hays- read The Killing Way- author spend time living in Kuwait
13.) Ireland- The Fifth Knight- read E.M. Powell- author was born and raised in Ireland


message 11: by Elsbeth (last edited Nov 06, 2016 05:23AM) (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments I want to try 20.

AROUND THE WORLD IN BOOKS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

Read books written by authors from as many different countries as you can. The authors can have either been born there or lived there.

15/20:
Australia - De ruïnes van Gorlan by John Flanagan (6-1-2015)
The Netherlands - Rose by Rosita Steenbeek (10-1-2016)
U.S.A - Rode letters by Anne Bishop (14-1-2016)
Germany - Die Eifelgräfin by Petra Schier (31-1-2016)
Ireland - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (11-2-2016)
France - Die laatste zomer by Tatiana de Rosnay (29-2-2016)
UK - The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes*The Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes(13-3-2016)
Hungary - Ochtendkoorts by Péter Gárdos (19-3-2016)
Canada -De Rosebud Atletiekclub voor Vrouwen by Carrie Snyder (18-4-2016)
Singapore - My Ladybird Story by Magus Tor (30-4-2016)
Bulgaria/Israel - For Better For Worse: Biographies & Memoirs by Rachel Semo-Wool (9-5-2016)
Sri Lanka - Seizoen voor liefde by Stephanie Laurens (25-6-2016)
New Zealand - The Change Stone by Genesis Cotterell (21-7-2016)
Afghanistan - Memoirs of an Afghan Village: A Collection of Pashto Short Stories in English Translation by M. Zarin Anzor (25-7-2016)
België - Sushi King by Bavo Dhooge (12-9-2016)


message 12: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4523 comments Cassandra wrote: "Sibyl - I love the idea of a reading map! I haven't decided whether I'm going to do this challenge or not, but if I do I'll have to borrow your idea.

Winter - I like the randomizing! How did you a..."


I didn't, I googled randomise contries ;) I have this challenge as a ongoing challenge, so I wanted to make this a bit different while still adding to that one :)


message 13: by Paul Emily (last edited Nov 27, 2016 05:42AM) (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) I'm going to sign up for this! Right now I'm going to put myself down for 15. [EDIT: 20 now.]

1. Ireland - Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane (5/2/16)
2. UK - Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (27/3/16)
3. USA - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (24/3/16)
4. Australia - Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (11/7/16)
5. Canada - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (9/7/16)
6. New Zealand - The Chimes by Anna Smaill (27/11/16)
7. Japan - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (20/4/16)
8. China - The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (16/11/16)
9. Sweden - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (4/5/16)
10. Dominican Republic - This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (24/11/16)
11. Morocco - The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami (20/11/16)
12. India - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (24/4/16)
13. South Africa - Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (23/1/16)
14. Italy - The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri (7/1/16)
15. Norway - A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (31/3/16)
16. France - Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
17. Russia - Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18. Portugal - Blindness by José Saramago (7/4/16)
19. Afghanistan - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (8/1/16)
20. Jamaica - A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (16/1/16)
21. Colombia - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (16/5/16)
22. Finland - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (16/7/16)
23. Pakistan - I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (15/3/16)
24. Iran - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (15/4/16)
25. Argentina - The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara (9/4/16)
26. Turkey - The Dog by Joseph O'Neill (24/3/16)
27. Zimbabwe - We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (23/5/16)
28. North Korea - The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (14/10/16)
29. South Korea - The Vegetarian by Han Kang (22/11/16)
30. Czech Republic - Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1/8/16)
31. Serbia - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
32. The Netherlands - The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (12/8/16)
33. Somalia - Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (19/10/16)
34. Sri Lanka - The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
35. Switzerland - Heidi by Johanna Spyri
36. Indonesia - Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (5/11/16)
etc. I'll discover as I go

31/20


message 14: by Candiss (last edited Aug 16, 2016 06:47PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I'm trying to use mostly books I own for challenges this year. Please put me down for 12.


1. Australia: Ransom - David Malouf
2. Austria: The Wall - Marlen Haushofer
3. Canada: Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel
4. China: Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth - Xiaolu Guo
5. England: This Census-Taker - China Miéville
6. Egypt: Cairo Modern - Naguib Mahfouz
7. Finland: Tainaron: Mail from Another City - Leena Krohn
8. apan: The Diving Pool: Three Novellas - Yōko Ogawa
9. Serbia: Steps Through the Mist: A Mosaic Novel - Zoran Živković (formerly Yugoslavia when author was born)
10. South Korea: The Vegetarian - Han Kang
11. Ukraine: Typhoon - Joseph Conrad
12. TBD*

Total read: 8/12


message 15: by ChrisP (last edited Nov 25, 2015 07:15AM) (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments Around the World in 365ish days (it might be leap year).


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Complete 0/10


message 16: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'm trying to structure my yearly challenges the same way, Candiss! Good luck getting through your stacks of books. :)


message 17: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments Cassandra wrote: "I'm trying to structure my yearly challenges the same way, Candiss! Good luck getting through your stacks of books. :)"

Thanks, Cassandra. Good luck to you, too!


message 18: by Victoria (last edited Oct 08, 2016 09:17AM) (new)

Victoria Around the World in Books Challenge
1st January 2016 - 31st December 2016
Goal 8

Australia - I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1) by Terry Hayes I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Completed 03.01.16 Rating 5 stars

USA - The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, #1) by Alex Grecian The Yard by Alex Grecian Completed 07.01.16 Rating 3 stars

UK - The Poppy Factory by Liz Trenow The Poppy Factory by Liz Trenow Completed 10.01.16 Rating 3 stars

Finland - The Listener by Tove Jansson The Listener by Tove Jansson Completed 24.01.16 Rating 1 star

Sweden

Denmark - The Elephant Girl by Henriette Gyland The Elephant Girl by Henriette Gyland Completed 10.05.16 Rating 2 stars

Afghanistan - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Completed 14.08.16 Rating 5 stars

Italy - My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1) by Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Completed 25.09.16 Rating 2 stars


message 19: by Laurie (last edited Sep 04, 2016 10:01AM) (new)

Laurie I will sign up for 24. I was planning on doing this on my own in 2016 anyway, so it is awesome that I can do with you guys and see what everyone else is reading.

24/24 COMPLETE

1. Switzerland - Heidi by Johanna Spyri
2. France - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
3. Japan - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
4. Sweden - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
5. USA- The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
6. Mauritania - Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
7. Nigeria - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. Chile - The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
9. England - The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
10. Morocco - The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami
11. Sierra Leone - Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
12. Cape Verde - The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida
13. Canada - Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder
14. Czech Republic - The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
15. Turkey - My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
16. New Zealand - The Bone People by Keri Hulme
17. Antigua - Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
18. Finland - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
19. Russia - The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
20. Australia - A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
21. Ghana - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
22. Latvia - High Tide by Inga Ābele
23. Iraq - The Corpse Washer by Sinan Antoon
24. Vietnam - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen


message 20: by Dominique (last edited Dec 02, 2016 10:28AM) (new)

Dominique  | 755 comments AROUND THE WORLD IN BOOKS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

10/10

1. UK: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. Rowling 01/19/16
2. Norway: Blood on Snow Jo Nesbø 01/15/16
3. US: We Were Liars 06/18/16
4. Canada: At the Water's Edge Sara Gruen 03/09/16
5.Nigeria: The Fishermen Chigozie Obioma 02/29/16
6.Australia: The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty 04/14/16
7. Sweden: The Girl in the Spider's WebDavid Lagercrantz 01/03/15
8. Ireland Colm TóibínBrooklyn 01/09/16
9. Italy: Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend 03/24/16
10. Portugal: Blindness by José Saramago 09/20/16


message 21: by Kathryn (last edited Nov 24, 2015 10:56PM) (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments SibylM wrote: "This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I'm doing. This is what my ma..."

Your map looks great, Sibyl! If I do this challenge I think I'll try making a map as well!

I did a challenge like this on my own this year, but only got about half-way through what I had hoped for. Maybe I'll finish it off next year! However, I'm going to (try to) wait to see which other yearly challenges are around before I commit to anything specific...


message 22: by Merja (last edited Feb 28, 2016 05:07AM) (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments I'm in! And let's start with.. 6!

1. Finland:
2. USA Neil Patrick Harris
3. UK Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites
4. Ireland:
5. ?
6. ?


2/6


message 23: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) This is a great challenge, kudoz to the mods who invented it!

I have been doing the same challenge on my own since the end of 2013, and have read authors from 69 different countries so far. It's been so fun! You can find it on my member's corner if you're intrigued.

Please sign me up for 20, Cassandra!


message 24: by Marina H (last edited Nov 23, 2016 04:09AM) (new)

Marina H I'm in! Sign me up for 15... Then we'll see how it goes :)

USA: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
North Korea: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee
Nigeria: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Canada: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
United Kingdom: The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Norway: Sønnen by Jo Nesbø
Sweden: Ondskaben by Jan Guillou
France: Irène by Pierre Lemaitre
Australia: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Ireland: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Afghanistan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Peru: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Iceland: The Blue Fox by Sjón >b>Denmark: Afsporet by Michael Katz Krefeldt
Algeria: The Stranger by Albert Camus

Read: 15/15


message 25: by Zita (new)

Zita H. K. | 406 comments I'm in! And I'll start with 10...


message 26: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments SibylM wrote: "This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I'm doing. This is what my ma..."

Hi Sibyl,

How do you design this map? Does google do it automatically for you or do you have to do it manually? I'd be interested in seeing where all the books I've read this year have come from.


message 27: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Hi Cassandra,

I'd like to sign up for 5 please. My pleasure reading next year is going to be severely limited due to a full-time study load at uni.


message 28: by Lulu (last edited Jan 25, 2016 02:30PM) (new)

Lulu (robotwitch) | 281 comments In for 20, please.

2/20

1. USA - Carrie
2. Jamaica - A Brief History of Seven Killings
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message 29: by Angelique (new)

Angelique So, if an author has moved countries, can you use that author for more than one country? Different book titles of course


message 30: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments Does anyone know of a good listopia for this challenge?


message 31: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) ChrisP, you may find this listopia useful: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Else, you can search listopias by country, there's basically one for each (or almost) country of the world.


message 32: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 967 comments It goes with one of my personal goals for next year! Sign me up for 15!


message 33: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments Marina wrote: "ChrisP, you may find this listopia useful: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Else, you can search listopias by country, there's basically one for each (or almos..."



THANK YOU!!!


message 34: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Angelique - That's up to you!

Kathryn - We're hoping to have the yearly challenges all up by the end of the first week of December, so you won't have too much longer to wait.


message 35: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4523 comments Cassandra wrote: "Angelique - That's up to you!

Kathryn - We're hoping to have the yearly challenges all up by the end of the first week of December, so you won't have too much longer to wait."


That's great news! I find myself checking several rimes a day:P


message 36: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments No wonder you found this one as soon as I posted!


message 37: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments ChrisP wrote: "Does anyone know of a good listopia for this challenge?"

ChrisP, there is a group callled Around The World In 80 Books - https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... - which has lists of books from the countries of each continent/region e.g. Africa (https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...), Asia (https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...), and so on.


message 38: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments Cassandra wrote: "Angelique - That's up to you!

Kathryn - We're hoping to have the yearly challenges all up by the end of the first week of December, so you won't have too much longer to wait."


Thanks, Cassandra! Will still have to wait a while for my other groups!


message 39: by Maria (last edited Jul 11, 2016 11:43AM) (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1677 comments I'm in for 10.

10/10

1.USA: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 1-26-16
2.Afghanistan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 5-27
3. Canada: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 5-21-16
4.Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 1-28-16
5.France: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 3-2-16
6.Ireland: In the Woods by Tana French 7-1-16
7.Australia: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 4-18-16
8.England: A Very Corporate Affair #2 2-11-16 by D.A. Latham
9. Ireland: In the Woods by Tana French 7-1-16
10.Greece: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles 2-11-16


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Winter (winter9) | 4523 comments Cassandra wrote: "No wonder you found this one as soon as I posted!"

Heh it ticked in on my ipod;) but I'm also at home for two years now trying to get well enough to work, so when my arm needs resting after exercise I read. After discovering this group it give my days more meaning and goals to work towards:) My corner probably reflects it lol ^^

You mods are also doing amazing work! There's never drama here, everyone is so nice! Thank you! Looking forward to 2016:)


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Cassandra | 5832 comments Thank you for the feedback! We love to hear that.


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Adria I will do 10. Thanks!


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SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments Zara wrote: "SibylM wrote: "This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I'm doing. Thi..."

Hi Zara,
This map is pretty basic. I went to http://maps.google.com (made sure I was signed in to my Google account), clicked on the little three bars on the left to get the menu --> My Maps --> Create Map. After that you can give it a title, set sharing parameters (I set mine so that anyone can see the map as long as they have the link to it), and start adding markers. You can either place the markers manually, or search for a location and then choose "add to map." Once I had a marker set, I edited it to change the title from just the location ("New York, New York") to the author & book ("Hanya Yanigahara, A Little Life"). They have a tab to add pictures, and I just copied and pasted the URL of an author pic I would find using Google images. Finally, I would go back to the list of map markers on the left and use the little paint can icon to change the color of the markers. There's a lot more editing you can do to make a map look pretty and fancy, but that is very much out of my depth!
When you go back to the map to edit it as the year goes on, just go back to maps.google.com --> My Maps --> Reading Map --> Open in My Maps.
Have fun!


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Caro (karopi) | 967 comments SibylM wrote: "Zara wrote: "SibylM wrote: "This sounds like great fun! Please sign me up for 15. I'm trying to geographically diversify my reading. This year, I'm doing a Reading Map in Google Maps to track how I..."

Oh I am so doing this!!!! Sibyl you really did an amazing job! Congratulations! And thanks for teaching us this very nice way to track our reading around the globe!


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Meg (megscl) | 270 comments I'm definitely in! I love this challenge.
I will randomly set myself the goal of 24 countries for now - but will potentially change that after I actually think about it.


message 47: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments I'll participate! while I do this challenge, I can also work on completing the i-spy challenge. Two birds with 1 book!


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Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments sorry, forgot to say, I'll try for 15.

I'm going to aim for at least 1 country per continent and maybe expand in south America seeing as now that I think about it, I've never read a book that takes place there! I'll also aim for Asia as I've only read a few from there and maybe Ireland!


message 49: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Okay, count me in for 15 for now


message 50: by Sharon (last edited Feb 01, 2016 03:06AM) (new)

Sharon Conty | 474 comments Sign me up for 10.

1. The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain - France
2. I am Radar by Reif Larson - Cambodia


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