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Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments Each site has three tasks, and you must read all three in order to qualify. Each site requires that – 1) you read a book set in the area, 2) you read a book inspired by the area, and 3) you read a book that will have a take home item (your geocache treasure) as specified in the tasks.

Note: Task two and three of each site are inspired by the site, but the book chosen for the task does not necessarily need to be related to the location unless specified in the task.
General Rules:

1. You must read 12 different books. You may not count one book for two tasks even if the tasks are from different sites.
2. You may not combine books with the Monthly Challenge.
3. The challenge is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. You must start and complete your books within the year AND within the time that you start the challenge. If you are late to start the challenge, you may not count books prior to when you start even if they were started/read after January 1.
4. Books must be at least 175 pages long. They may be any genre (unless specified in a task) and in any format (audiobook, ebook, hardcover/paperback). In the case where the edition you read does not specify page numbers, we will go with the edition from the Goodread’s search function.
5. If a task refers to the title, the subtitle doesn’t count unless specified. Be careful and make sure you read the instructions carefully.
6. If a task refers to the cover, it will be based on the cover of the issue you decide to read.
7. You will need to start your own reporting thread in this folder to track your progress. There will be a thread set up to report your success in completing the challenge and requesting your badge.


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Janice (jamasc) | 50008 comments Hi Bryn! Welcome to YLTO and to our challenge. I hope you enjoy it.


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Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments CLARIFICATIONS:
1. Northern Ireland - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast:
You may read a book set in Northern Ireland or Ireland.

2. When you are allowed to use a subtitle for a task, you may count the series title as a subtitle

3. I am assuming the omission of A, An and The for "title begins with". CORRECT!

4. For a book to be considered as "set in", at least 60% of the book needs to be set in that country/location.


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Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments Janice wrote: "Hi Bryn! Welcome to YLTO and to our challenge. I hope you enjoy it."

Thank you! I'm excited to find books and get started.


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Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments World Heritage Sites
books read : 7/12

Site 1: France
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France Sarah's Key
- Read a book about painting Still Life FINISHED 7/9
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%) Girl in the Dark FINISHED 7/18

Site 2: Australia
c. Lord Howe Island Group
- Read a book set in Australia The Rosie Effect FINISHED 6/29
- Read a book set on an island Shutter Island
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover All the Bright Places FINISHED 7/7

Site 3: United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England Pride and Prejudice and Zombies FINISHED 6/25
- Read a book involving the Tower of London The Other Boleyn Girl CURRENTLY READING
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title. Red Queen FINISHED 7/15

Site 4:
Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title The Name of the Wind FINISHED 8/10
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover. Flowers in the Attic


message 6: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 50008 comments Bryn wrote: "Janice wrote: "Hi Bryn! Welcome to YLTO and to our challenge. I hope you enjoy it."

Thank you! I'm excited to find books and get started."


Ahah! Bitten by the bug all ready. We call the act of searching books for challenges "gophering". Have fun gophering. :)


message 7: by Bryn (last edited Aug 14, 2016 10:09AM) (new)

Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments DON'T START THESE UNTIL YOU'VE FINISHED THE FIRST CHALLENGE!

FINISHED: 18/82 GOAL: 41

1. NORTH AMERICA:
Canada:
a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils) Jurassic Park


b. Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals)
- Take home item – Glacier Ice: Read a book that is about diamonds. It must be a significant part of the story - i.e. a diamond heist, diamond mines, etc.

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in Quebec A Fatal Grace

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick)
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.

United States of America:

a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho Every Day FINISHED 8/3

b. Grand Canyon National Park
- read a book set in Arizona or Nevada
- read a book that has a significant river in it.
- Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover.

c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Read a book set in Hawaii Micro

d. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Take home item – bat wing: Read a book with the word “Bat” is in the title/subtitle, or on the cover. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Mexico & Caribbean:
a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche.
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle. A Calendar of Tales

b. Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Tequila: Read a book where alcohol plays a significant role. Dry

c. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico AND Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect) Into the Wild

d. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
- Read a book set in the Caribbean A Brief History of Seven Killings

2. SOUTH AMERICA:
Brazil:
a. Iguaçu National Park
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover. I'll Give You the Sun

b. Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
- Take Home Item - Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer The Camera Never Lies

Argentina:
a. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover. Cross Country CURRENTLY READING

b. Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Take Home Item – Hand Petroglyph Facsimile: - Read a book with someone’s hand on the cover. A Million Little Pieces

Chile:
a. Rapa Nui National Park
- Take Home Item – Feather from a Headdress: Read a book with a feather on the cover, (Feathers on a bird do not count.) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. Made You Up

Cuba:
a. Old Havana and its Fortification System
- Read a book set in Cuba
- Read a book with a dictator in it.
- Take Home Item – Cuban Cigar: Read a book with a cigarette or cigar on the cover, or where the character smokes. 

Peru:
a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in a mountainous area. The Shining

b. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word bird in the title or the author’s name. Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty FINISHED 8/11

c. Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with pottery on the cover, in the title, or a character in the story is a potter. The Cave

Ecuador:
a. Galápagos Islands
- Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book
- Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Turtle, Iguana, Albatross, Pelican, Flamingo, Whale, Dolphin.
- Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker.

b. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador
- Read a book with llamas in the title, on the cover, or a story in which there are working animals (llamas, horses, oxen, dogs, etc)
- Take Home Item – Sarape: Read a book where someone is weaving textiles or there is a blanket of some kind on the cover.

3. EUROPE:
France: USED AS MAIN SITE
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France Sarah's Key
- Read a book about painting Still Life FINISHED 7/9
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%) Girl in the Dark FINISHED 7/18

Austria:
a. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
- Read a book set in Austria
- In honour of Mozart, read a book in which a real life famous composer is a character and has a significant presence.
- Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover.

Belgium:
a. Stoclet House
- Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title Beastly

Denmark:
a. Stevns Klint
- Read a book set in Denmark
- Read a book about meteorites, comets, astroids that have hit the earth or threaten the earth.
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils.

Germany:
a. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Read a book set in Germany
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe
- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in which spears were used as weapons.

Greece:
a. Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book based on Greek mythology The Last Olympian

Iceland:
a. Surtsey
- Read a book set in Iceland
- Read a book about a volcano
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover.

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%) Tricky Twenty-Two FINISHED 7/28

Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title The Name of the Wind FINISHED 8/10
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover. Flowers in the Attic

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat.
- Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character

Spain:
a. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
- Read a book set in Spain
- Read a book about a pilgrimage
- Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover.

United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland): USED AS MAIN SITE
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England Pride and Prejudice and Zombies FINISHED 6/27
- Read a book involving the Tower of London The Other Boleyn Girl CURRENTLY READING
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title. Red Queen FINISHED 7/15

b. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Take Home Item – Emerald: Read a book with a predominant green cover (70%) Top Secret Twenty-One FINISHED 7/9

c. New Lanark
- Read a book set in Scotland
- Read a book about child labour.
- Take Home Item - Ball of wool: Read a book with wool or clothing made from wool (i.e. sweater) on the cover, or with the word “Wool” in the title.

4. AFRICA
Botswana:
a. Tsodilo
- Read a book set in Botswana
- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times
- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title.

Democratic Republic of Congo:
a. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Read a book set in the D.R. of Congo
- Read a book with elephant(s) in the story.
- Take Home Item – Feather: Read a book with a feather on the cover or the word in the title.

Ethiopia:
a. Konso Cultural Landscape
- Take Home Item – Small Wood Carving: Read a book with the word “Wood” is in the title, or the author’s last name is “Wood”. The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Gambia:
a. Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia
- Read a book involving a fort
- Take Home Item – Ivory: Read a book with the word “Ivory” in the title, or the subject of the book is about ivory.

Kenya:
a. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Take Home Item – 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%). Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape FINISHED 7/21

Madagascar:
a. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
- Take Home Item – Frog: Read a book with the word “frog” in the title, or a frog on the cover Frog Music

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry FINISHED 7/23

Nigeria:
a. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
- Read a book set in Nigeria
- Read a book with a shrine in the story
- Take Home Item – Wooden Mask resembling a Idol: Read a book with a mask on the cover, or the word “mask” in the title

Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Take Home Item – Link of Chain: Read a book that is linked to another because it’s in a series. Takedown Twenty FINISHED 6/22

South Africa:
a. Vredefort Dome
- Read a book in the post-apocalyptic genre. The Girl with All the Gifts FINISHED 8/2

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
- Read a book set in Egypt
- Read a historical fiction about one of the Pharoahs

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food. Food: A Love Story FINISHED 7/14


message 8: by Bryn (last edited Aug 14, 2016 10:08AM) (new)

Bryn Barnes (bryndigsbooks) | 19 comments 5. ASIA:
Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Take Home Item – Blue Tile: Read a book where the cover is predominantly blue (70%) Love May Fail

China:
a. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
- Read a book in which there are dragons The Lost Hero

b. The Great Wall
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. The Wise Man's Fear

c. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there are endangered animals
- Take Home Item – Teddy Bear: Read a Middle Grade/Young Adult in which an animal plays a significant role

India:
a. Taj Mahal
- Take Home Item – White Marble: Read a book with a predominantly white cover (70%) and with minimal black on it. No other colours are allowed. Oxygen

b. Mountain Railways of India
- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period Sense and Sensibility

Iran:
a. Persepolis
- Take Home Item – Carpet: Read a book with a multi coloured cover, or with the word “Carpet” in the title or subtitle I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban FINISHED

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in wartime (any war) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption FINISHED

b. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book with a character that is a seamstress or tailor, or has a clothing sweat shop
- Take Home Item – Silkworm Egg: Read a book with the word "silkworm" or “silk” in the title/sub-title

Mongolia:
a. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Take Home Item – Bow from a Morin Khuur (Guitar-like Instrument): Read a book where music is the central theme A Visit from the Goon Squad

Nepal:
a. Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
- Read a book set in Nepal
- Read a book where a significant character is Buddhist
- Take Home Item – Prayer Flag: Read a book with the word “Flag” is in the title/subtitle, or a flag is on the cover.

Thailand:
a. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
- Read a book in which a King is a significant character Glass Sword

6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:
Australia:
a. Great Barrier Reef
- Read a book set on/under the ocean The Ocean at the End of the Lane

b. Kakadu National Park
- Read a book set in Australia Three Wishes

c. Lord Howe Island Group USED AS MAIN SITE
- Read a book set in Australia The Rosie Effect FINISHED 6/29
- Read a book set on an island Shutter Island
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover All the Bright Places FINISHED 7/7

d. Tasmanian Wilderness
- Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant
- Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc)

e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with sharks in it
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover.

f. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%)

g. Sydney Opera House
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set in a harbour city
- Take Home Item – Concert Program: Read a book where a musician is a significant character

h. Macquarie Island
- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read). Jane Eyre

New Zealand:
a. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
- Take Home Item – Chunk of Glacier Ice: Read a book where there is snow/ice on the cover, or “snow” or “ice” is in the title. Let It Snow

Papua New Guinea:
a. Kuk Early Agricultural Site
- Take Home Item – Bird of Paradise Plume: Read a book set in what you perceive as paradise. Big Sur

Philippines:
a. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
- Read a book set in the Philippines
- Read a book in which agriculture is a significant theme
- Take Home Item – Grain of Rice: Read a book with the word “Rice” in the title, or the author’s name.

Singapore:
a. Singapore Botanical Gardens
- Take Home Item – Orchid: Read a book with the word “Orchid” in the title or on the cover Wild Orchids


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