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message 1: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I'm on my way!


message 2: by Sandra (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:12AM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments North America

Mexico:

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

description


- Read a book set in Mexico -> The Pearl
- Read a book about migration -> The Bonesetter's Daughter
- Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title. ->The Sound Of Butterflies


message 3: by Sandra (last edited Dec 05, 2017 11:52AM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments South America

Brazil:

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

description


- Read a book set in Brazil -> O Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma
- Read a book that has a statue in it. -> Ragtime
- Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer-> I Let You Go


message 4: by Sandra (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:09AM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Europe

Poland:

Auschwitz Birkenau

description


- Read a book set in Poland -> Skeletons at the Feast OR Once We Were Brothers
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat. -> Lilac Girls
- Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character -> Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter


message 5: by Sandra (last edited Mar 15, 2016 06:58PM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Africa

Kenya:

Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

description


- Read a book set in Kenya -> A Spear of Summer Grass OR The Clouds Beneath the Sun: A Novel
- Read a book set near a lake ->The Lake House
- Flamingo Feather: Read a book with the word flamingo in the title, a flamingo on the cover, or the cover is predominantly hot pink (70%).-> The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay


message 6: by Sandra (last edited May 16, 2016 10:50AM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Asia

India:

Mountain Railways of India

description



- Read a book set in India -> The God of Small Things
- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period -> Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
- Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title.-> Murder on the Orient Express


message 7: by Sandra (last edited Feb 25, 2016 12:10PM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Australia and South Sea Islands

Australia:

Lord Howe Island Group

description


- Read a book set in Australia -> The Lieutenant
- Read a book set on an island -> The Lightkeepers
- Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover -> The Nightingale


message 8: by Sandra (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:12AM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments One site in each continent
Preparing my post for reporting (just copy & paste)

Site 1- Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
a. The Pearl
b. The Bonesetter's Daughter
c.

Site 2- Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between Mountain and the Sea
a. O Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma
b.
c. I Let You Go

Site 3- Auschwitz Birkenau
a.
b. Lilac Girls
c. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Site 4- Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
a.
b. The Lake House
c.

Site 5- Mountain Railways of India
a.
b. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
c. Murder on the Orient Express

Site 6- Lord Howe Island Group
a.
b. The Lightkeepers
c. The Nightingale


message 9: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Susan,
You have some great looking titles listed.


message 10: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Looks like you are all set and ready to go Sandra :)


message 11: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15359 comments Looks like you've got it all covered Sandra!


message 12: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I didn't think I would finish to plan in one day, but I have so many books in my TBR, and gophering is so much fun... that it just happened!


message 13: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Cherie wrote: "Susan,
You have some great looking titles listed."


I stole The Lieutenant from you Australia shelf, Cherie. :)


message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Love the pictures Sandra! :)


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49962 comments Looks great Sandra.


message 16: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Thanks!


message 17: by Cherie (last edited Dec 03, 2015 02:49PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Sandra wrote: "Cherie wrote: "Susan,
You have some great looking titles listed."

I stole The Lieutenant from you Australia shelf, Cherie. :)"


I liked it. I liked Kate Grenville's writing style. All three of her books are good reading. It also fits in the "read a book about a penal colony task" too.

Oh, and your pictures are great! I think I have seen them all before. National Geographic?


message 18: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18196 comments I guess book 1 in Kate Grenville's series would also count for migration perhaps. And the aboriginal task. Maybe even agriculture too as there is a lot of sowing seeds and harvesting from what i recall.


message 19: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I just picked the pictures I like better from google images. :)


message 20: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Dec 04, 2015 06:49AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15359 comments Sandra, we have two or three exact same sites on our list! The Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Lord Howe Island group (I also have the Lieutenant planned for it), and maybe the Indian railroad (I might go for Japan though). And I have pictures too, what a coincidence. Unless everyone has done that, I haven't looked in many threads yet.

I'm going to shamelessly look through your planned reads to see if I can add any to my lists (although I sort of have it covered, except for the Mexican setting).


message 21: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I stole the idea of the pictures from Lisa. She isn't use photos, though, but little emoticons with flags.
And I stole The Lieutenant from Cherie's Australia shelf. :) I have no idea when I'm gonna read it, but I'm always open to a buddy read.

We really have some places in common! It seems we'll cross paths a few times next year!
The Mexican setting book was the harder to decide. Not sure why. Incredibly I didn't have many on my TBR. My second option is Women with Big Eyes, a short stories collection.


message 22: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I started my trip in the Lord Howe Island Group in Australia with The Nightingale which fits the "bird in the cover" task. I read 6 chapters and so far so good.
I'm excited about finally starting this fabulous challenge!


message 23: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Finished The Nightingale, which was a 4 stars. Good beginning of the year and of the challenge.


message 24: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15359 comments I hope all your challenge books will be at least 4 stars Sandra :)


message 25: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments A complete year of 4 and 5 stars... sounds like heaven!


message 26: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 1282 comments Wow, Sandra. I love how you set your challenge up. Happy travels, and may your "visits" (books) be all 4/5 Stars!


message 27: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Thanks, Anne!


message 28: by Sandra (last edited Aug 12, 2016 02:52PM) (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments As soon as I finish the book I am reading, I will try to catch up with this challenge. I get distracted so easily... I'm really bad at sticking to a plan. I am 2 books behind, so I can do it!


message 29: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments Just finished The Bonesetter's Daughter, which was a great book. 4 - 4.5 stars.


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