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message 1: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Brown (beautygoodbook) For this challenge read a book that takes place in each of the different continents. For instance one set in Europe, another set is Asia. Post the template below and link the books as you read them. Feel free to discuss and happy reading.

Start date:
End date:

1) North America:
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:
6) Asia:
7) Europe:


message 2: by Cindy (last edited May 03, 2014 02:29PM) (new)

Cindy Brown (beautygoodbook) Start date: 05/03/2014
End date:

1) North America: The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown currently reading
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:
6) Asia:
7) Europe:


message 3: by MK (last edited Jun 13, 2014 07:33PM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments In! :)

Start date: 05/03/2014
End date:

1) North America: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - May 8, 2014
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa: The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne - Jun 13, 2014
5) Australia:
6) Asia:
7) Europe: The River of No Return, by Bee Ridgway - May 12, 2014


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne


message 4: by Kelly B (last edited May 05, 2014 12:03PM) (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 266 comments Mine:

Start date: May 3, 2014
End date:

1) North America: The Johnstown Flood
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:
6) Asia:
7) Europe:


message 5: by Annina (last edited Nov 16, 2014 12:07AM) (new)

Annina | 121 comments I'm in!

Start date: 1st of May 2014
End date:

1) North America: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed
5) Australia: The Husband's Secret] by Liane Moriarty
6) Asia: The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
7) Europe: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed


message 6: by Julie (last edited Aug 07, 2014 12:10PM) (new)

Julie | 630 comments Start date: May 4th 2014
End date:

1) North America: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
2) South America: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
3) Antarctica/South Pacific:
4) Africa: Mercedes Benz-syndromet by Gretelise Holm
5) Australia:
6) Asia: A Son of the Circus by John Irving (India)
7) Europe: The World of Mr. Mulliner by P.G. Wodehouse (Great Britain)


message 7: by AC (new)

AC (spooktun3) | 44 comments I'll join in.

Start Date: May fourth, 2014
End Date:

1) North America: Astoria by Peter Stark. (couldn't find the link I was looking for)
2)South America:
3)Antarctica/South Pacific:
4)Africa:
5)Australia:
6)Asia:
7)Europe:


message 8: by AC (new)

AC (spooktun3) | 44 comments What if something is in olden times but not really recognizable, such as Middle-Earth from LOTR?


message 9: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Aidan wrote: "What if something is in olden times but not really recognizable, such as Middle-Earth from LOTR?"


Hmmm, we'll have to check with Cindy. But, I'd guess made-up worlds probably don't count. :)


message 10: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Brown (beautygoodbook) Aidan wrote: "What if something is in olden times but not really recognizable, such as Middle-Earth from LOTR?"

no made up worlds do not count.


message 11: by AC (new)

AC (spooktun3) | 44 comments Alright. Thanks for the clarification.


message 12: by Rachel (last edited May 22, 2014 06:33AM) (new)

Rachel Pretty cool game! I'll join!

I decided to add the books I've read earlier in the year to my list as well.

Start date: May 5th, 2014
End date:

1) North America: Divergent by Veronica Roth (read January 2014 - set in Dystopian Chicago)
2) South America: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (read May 2014 - Latin America fictional town of Macondo)
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:
6) Asia:
7) Europe: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (read January 2014 - set in Nazi Germany)


message 13: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jul 15, 2014 02:49PM) (new)

Bob | 4779 comments Mod
Start date:
End date:

1) North America: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
2) South America: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:
6) Asia: Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
7) Europe: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham


message 14: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4779 comments Mod
Does this game start from May 3rd or can we back up to the first of the year Jan. 1?


message 15: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Brown (beautygoodbook) Bob wrote: "Does this game start from May 3rd or can we back up to the first of the year Jan. 1?"

Whichever date you decide. It's an individual game so everybody can have a different start date. Once you finish you can also play again with a new set of books. This game can go on forever.


message 16: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4779 comments Mod
Try "A Town Like Alice", by
Nevil Shute


message 17: by David (new)

David (davidshockey) | 20 comments Matt wrote: "Does anybody have recommendations for good books set in Antarctica/South Pacific or Australia?"

Fiction or nonfiction?


message 18: by Tytti (new)

Tytti | 1092 comments Matt wrote: "I somehow missed that people responded to me here."

I've noticed that sometimes I don't get those "(xx news)" messages. There must be a some kind of a bug.


message 19: by Eduardo (new)

Eduardo Gutiérrez | 4 comments Hi, I wanted to drop a recommendation for the South American shelf.
It is a bolivian classic historical novel written in 1885. Said to be the best hispanic novel of the XIX century.

on goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

download in spanish:

http://biblioteca.upsa.edu.bo/textos/...

download in english:

http://en.bookfi.org/book/1297580

I'm planning on reading it on october, could I nominate it for the old school group read?.


message 20: by Faouzia (last edited Aug 14, 2014 07:59AM) (new)

Faouzia | 34 comments this is really a cool game

Start date:1/08/2014
End date:

1) North America: Blow Fly by Patricia cornwell
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific
4) Africa:
5) Australia:Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCollough (i read it earlier this year)
6) Asia:
7) Europe: Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain Fournier


message 21: by Tytti (new)

Tytti | 1092 comments Caroline wrote: "Mexico is technically part of North America."

I think you can drop that "technically" part... :-)


message 22: by Kat (last edited Aug 22, 2014 04:57AM) (new)

Kat Caroline wrote: "This is taking longer than I thought it would but I'm down to just Antarctica/South Pacific now. Any recommendations?"

I just read Sentence of Marriage, historic fiction in rural New Zealand.

Also, Mutiny on the Bounty of course.

The Moon and Sixpence set in Tahiti.


message 23: by Kat (new)

Kat Caroline wrote: "Great thank you. Will see which one I can get hold of first :)"

Sentence of Marriage should be free for Kindle from Amazon.


message 24: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 24, 2014 10:47AM) (new)

Start date: October 2014
End date:

1) North America: The Incredible Journey (Set in Ontario)
2) South America:
3) Antarctica/South Pacific:
4) Africa: Things Fall Apart (Set in Nigeria)
5) Australia:
6) Asia: Under Fishbone Clouds (Set in China)
7) Europe: The Book Thief (Set in Germany)


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