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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jan 03, 2017 06:59PM) (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
The Around the Year in 52 Books Official Group Reading Map


Through the wonder that is Google, we can map all the locations we've been to through the magic of reading. If you want to participate, and we hope you do, just link your book in the comments below. But before we get ahead of ourselves... here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

Only submit the books you've finished reading.
Sure, a lot of us have our reading plans solidified for the whole year but plans have a way of changing even when we don't expect them to. It is for this reason we ask that you only submit books that you're done reading. This way, if that book you thought you'd love ends up in your did-not-finish pile or you take an unexpected hiatus from the group, we won't have to go back and try and figure out what was or wasn't read and we can end the year with a pretty accurate record.

Around the Year Challenge books only, please.
We're going to limit this to books for the main challenge to keep things simpler. But you can include a book that is set in fantasy or space settings, just like in 2016.

Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter.
As long as the book is set in or references events that occurred in a location we can include it.

Try and be as specific as you can with your location information.
The more precise the location information is, the better the map will look in the end. Obviously this is not possible with all books - sometimes the author doesn't go into specifics - but if/when you can be specific, please do.

Multiple locations are okay.
We know that there are many books set in multiple locations. If that is the case, pick one as the main setting and list any others as secondary settings. We'll map whatever you give us, but secondary settings will have their own layer on the map that can be turned on or off as needed. If you feel like there is no distinct main setting for the book (like road trip books, time travel books, part fantasy world/part real world, etc.) then pick the one that most interested you, or the one you would most like to visit, or flip a coin. However you want to do it is fine by us. Also, please, pretty please, take a moment and check if the location you're entering exists. It will save the mod from extra research and confusion.

One map marker per book.
Just like with the A-Z folders we're only going to include one marker per book. If you see that someone else has already mapped a book you read, submit it anyway. We can add your name to the submission info on the map as well.

We have a few new projects for 2017 so if you're interested, click on the links below:
Group Author Map
Group Reading Timeline


message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Mar 08, 2017 05:22PM) (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
Updated through message #265


message 3: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
For those unfamiliar with the map process, please comment in this section with the book title, author, primary location, and secondary location (if applicable). Only mods will have access to edit the map.


message 4: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments Will we also be doing fictional locations again this year? I'm doing week 52 first this year. :-)


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Nicole (swimchick1984) | 32 comments Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Location: Spring Eaton, England (Says suburbeb of london, England) and Bangkok, Thailand


message 6: by Angela (new)

Angela | 125 comments My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Main Location: New York, New York
Secondary Location: Amgash, Illinois (I can't find this on a map, so I am guessing it's fictional?)


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Sleeping Giants

Primary Location: Denver, Colorado
Secondary Locations: Washington, D.C.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Chicago, Illinois; Mannheim, Germany; Fort Campbell Army Base, Kentucky; Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Washington; Montreal, Quebec.


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Zaz | 3536 comments Done for #5 & #6.


message 9: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
Amy, yes we will be including fantasy and space locations again this year. You can find all the details in the first post ;)


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Wend (Wends) | 51 comments Into the Light by Aleatha Romig

Location: Detroit


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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments Laura wrote: "Amy, yes we will be including fantasy and space locations again this year. You can find all the details in the first post ;)"

Sorry Laura, I 'read it' (TWICE even!) but my eyes must have jumped right over that! I think I need a nap! lol


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Amanda Galbavi | 38 comments The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, New York City, NY

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
This is set in what I believe to be a fictional town of Crosby, Maine, which is supposed to be near Portland, ME on the coast.


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Jennifer Maloney (desertrose0601) | 94 comments Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls
by Lauren Graham
Primary Location: New York City
Secondary Location: Los Angeles, CA


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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments Doctor Who: Judgement of the Judoon - Elvis the King Spaceport, New Memphis, Unknown Planetoid


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Katie | 12 comments It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Boston, Massachusetts


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Jody (jodybell) | 3726 comments The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Location: London, UK


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Jill Tool | 52 comments All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Location: Saint-Malo, France


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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments A Study in Scarlet

Location: 221B Baker Street, London

Secondary Location: Utah


message 20: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3536 comments Up to #13.


message 21: by Tina (new)

Tina (bambinasbooks) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Location: Chicago


message 22: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
The map is updated and we're already off to a great start! Keep 'em coming :)


message 23: by Amy (new)

Amy (TheNikitaGirl) | 245 comments Everything You Want Me to Be, by Mindy Mejia

Location: Minnesota

The Butterfly Garden, by Dot Hutchison

Location: Maryland


message 24: by Lee-Ann (last edited Jan 04, 2017 10:15AM) (new)

Lee-Ann | 54 comments Last Call by J.A. Konrath
Multiple locations: Fort Myers, FL; Baja, Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Chicago, IL


message 25: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
Lee-Ann, I mapped the first one as primary (Fort Myers) so tell me if there's a more appropriate one for primary. Do you mean Baja California, Mexico? The description of the book says La Junta, Mexico so I'm not sure which to map.


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Galbavi | 38 comments True Grit by Charles Portis, Primary location is Fort Smith, AR, secondary locations are Dardanelle, AR, and Indian Territory (currently Oklahoma)

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Styria, Austria


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Tracy | 182 comments The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Location: Alaska - Just general wilderness and snow : )


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Rachel A. (AbyssalLibrarian) | 2104 comments Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Primary Location: Reno, Nevada


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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, Vol. 1: After Life

Location: Rokhandi (Planet)

Secondary Location: London


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Kathryn | 168 comments A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana


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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2183 comments Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Primary Location: East Prussia

Secondary Location: Baltic Sea


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Kiki (kikidv) | 63 comments The Lace Reader

Salem, MA


message 33: by Kristi (new)

Kristi | 20 comments Loop by Karen Akins

Primary: Washington D.C.
Secondary: Chincoteague Island, VA


message 34: by Lee-Ann (new)

Lee-Ann | 54 comments Laura wrote: "Lee-Ann, I mapped the first one as primary (Fort Myers) so tell me if there's a more appropriate one for primary. Do you mean Baja California, Mexico? The description of the book says La Junta, Mex..."

Sorry for the confusion!! I would say primary should probably Mexicali located in Baja California, Mexico. The book described La Juntita, Mexico as a made up place, if that helps at all. All the other locations can be secondary. Thanks for all of your hard work! :)




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DeeAnna 'Thomas' Chambers (GodKptMe) | 13 comments The Girl In The Ice ~ Robert Bryndza
Location = South London Park, London


message 36: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3536 comments The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
A town near Central, Ohio, US.


message 37: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3536 comments Updated to #36.
Laura > I didn't update Lee-Ann's book.


message 38: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 582 comments Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong
Primary Location: Chicago, Illinois
Secondary Location: Cainsville, Illinois (fictional town)


message 39: by Magpie (new)

Magpie (neitsuaf) | 10 comments The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Primary Location: Pyongyang, North Korea


message 40: by Jewel (new)

Jewel Geddes | 10 comments The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love by Chris Matheson

Locations: Earth, Heaven, and the vast nothingness


message 41: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3726 comments Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Location: Luna (Fictional)


message 42: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3387 comments Mod
Lee-Ann, no worries :) Updated.

Sarah, my research said it's a small town so I placed it at Oak Brook, IL. Seemed appropriate to me :)

Jewel, I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to map that. I put Heaven as a fantasy location since I wouldn't really say it's a space location. Let me know if you have any particular suggestions ;)


message 43: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 39 comments Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Set in Hogwarts(Scotland Highlands) and London England


message 44: by Angela (new)

Angela | 125 comments All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Primary Location: Bartlett, Indiana (Again, I can't find this on a map, so I believe it's fictional, but would be somewhere around the Williamsburg, IN area based on landmarks in the book.)


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Marina H | 1312 comments Homegoing
Primary: Ghana

There are secondary settings, but I haven't been able to find a list, so maybe it's easier to just skip those.


message 46: by Lieke (new)

Lieke | 578 comments Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Primary: Lakeside, Thaisia (fictional)

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
Primary: Manhattan, New York
Secondary: Mexico


message 47: by Samantha (last edited Jan 06, 2017 05:39AM) (new)

Samantha | 127 comments The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Primary: Manhattan, New York


message 48: by Sophie, Moon Mod (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 3202 comments Mod
Red Rising

Primary space setting: Mars


message 49: by J (new)

J Austill | 828 comments The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Primary: Style Estate, Essex, England (near Tadminster, though Google tells me that is not a real city.)


message 50: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesblakley) | 91 comments Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Primary (only) location: Chicago, Illinois


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