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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Like Jules Verne's book, for which this challenge was named, you have 80 days with which to complete this challenge. Once you're finished feel free to start it again


This challenge was created to help you expand your reading horizon by encouraging you to read books by authors that do not reside in the country you do.

Bronze - 2-3 books
Silver - 4-8 books
Gold - 9-12 books
Platinum - 13+ books



You are supposed to read books from authors who live in other countries. For instance, Melina Marchetta and Markus Zusak both live in Australia so if you live in the US you could read books by those particular authors. Tana French is from Ireland so she would be another author you could read a book from. J.K. Rowling is from Great Britain so that is another possible author you could read books from. Paulo Coelho,from Brazil, is another author you may wish to read a book from. Kelley Armstrong is from Canada so you may wish to include books she wrote. Stieg Larsson was from Sweden so you may choose to read books by him.

Note:
In 2011 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread here






message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 25, 2017 07:19AM) (new)

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Emerald Coin Reading Challenges ~ Emerald Coin Emerald Coin

Earn your Emerald Coins with Reading Challenges joined on or after April 1, 2016.

To Earn an Emerald Coin:
Emerald Coin One Coin upon reading more than 25 books for this challenge in one year


Learn about Gem coins here


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message 6: by Q (new)

Q | 27 comments I have Around the World in 80 days on my current reading stack. It's a great idea for a challenge. Thanks! I really want to try this one.


message 7: by Q (new)

Q | 27 comments NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
Feb 6, 2017 - April 26, 2017

0/13 Read


message 8: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 04, 2017 11:02PM) (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
January 4, 2017-September 18, 2017
25/25


1. Germany The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
2. Vietnam The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
3. France Desert by Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
4. Japan Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki
5. Poland View With a Grain of Sand by Wisława Szymborska
6. England Orlando by Virginia Woolf
7. South Africa A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer
8. Poland Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
9. England Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
10. Nigeria Aké: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka
11. United Kingdom King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
12. Japan The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
13. United Kingdom Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
14. Ireland A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
15. Portugal Cain by Jose Saramago
16. France Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
17. India A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
18. Norway When the New Wine Blooms by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
19. Spain The Great Galeoto by Jose Echegaray
20. Hungary Embers by Sándor Márai
21. Netherlands The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
22. Sweden A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
23. Venezuela Escaping Peril by Tui T. Sutherland
24. Kenya Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
25. Australia I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


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Welcome to the challenge Q & Cheryl!

I've linked your posts.

Good Luck!


message 10: by Mackey (last edited Mar 28, 2017 03:03PM) (new)

Mackey (mackeylee) AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS :

I'm SO in and going for Platinum and a gem coin.

1.CANADA - The Unquiet Dead
2.ICELAND - Jar City
3.ROME - Conclave
4.WALES - Now You See Me
5.VANCOUVER - The Twilight Wife
6.NORWAY - Midnight Sun
7.SCOTLAND - The Cracked Spine
8.SOUTHERN ENGLAND - Swimming Lessons
9.AUSTRALIA - The Dry
10.CANADA - The Language of Secrets
11.LONDON - The Girl Before
12.VANCOUVER - Never Let You Go
13.DUBLIN - Faithful Place
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message 11: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome Mackey! Good Luck getting to Platinum!


message 12: by Beth (last edited Oct 09, 2017 10:40AM) (new)

Beth | 503 comments Going to try for Platinum and a Gem Coin. This will overlap with CYOA Eras Challenge for a lot of books, probably.

I live in the United States.

Completed Platinum level: 13+ books
1 Emerald Coin for 25 books

Duration: 2/6/2017 -- 10/9/2017 (8 months!)
read: 25/25
1 The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives - read 2/19/2017 (author from England)
2 The Histories - read 3/9/2017 (author from Halicarnassus, modern Turkey)
3 The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds' End 3/10/2017 (England)
4 The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 3/14/2017 (England)
5 The Sandman, Vol. 10: The Wake 3/16/2017 (England)
6 The Sandman: Overture 3/16/2017 (England)
7 The Sandman: The Dream Hunters 3/27/2017 (England)
8 Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 4/19/2017 (England)
9 Death: The High Cost of Living Collected 4/29/2017 (England)
10 Death: The Time of Your Life 4/30/2017 (England)
11 Two Plays for Voices 4/30/2017 (England)
12 The Tempest 5/9/2017 (England)
13 The Acharnians 5/12/2017 (Greece)
14 The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War 5/27/2017 (Greece)
15 The Republic of Plato7/29/2017 (Greece)
16 Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse 8/4/2017 (China)
17 Necessity 8/13/2017 (Wales)
18 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 8/20/2017 (England) (reread)
19 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 8/23/2017 (England)
20 Beren and Lúthien 8/25/2017 (England)
21 Julius Caesar 8/25/2017 (England)
22 The Harvard Classics - Plutarch's Lives 9/6/2017 (Greece)
23 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 9/7/2017 (England)
24 The Frogs 9/24/2017 (Greece)
25 War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad 10/9/2017 (England)


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Welcome Beth!


message 14: by Karen (last edited Feb 26, 2017 01:02PM) (new)

Karen (karen-ann) | 139 comments I am going to have a go at this challenge aiming for platinum from 10th Feb 2017 . I live in the uk .

1 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and DisappearedJonas Jonasson Sweden
2 Inspector Imanishi Investigates Seicho Matsumoto Japan
3Undermajordomo Minor Patrick deWitt Canada
4 A Monster Calls Patrick Ness USA
5Down the Rabbit Hole Juan Pablo Villalobos Mexico
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Welcome to the challenge Karen!


message 16: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Shipman I would like to try for 25 from 2/18/17-2/18/18
1. Minaret Khartoum
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3.The Spanish Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Spain
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Welcome Natalie!


message 18: by Marylène (last edited Aug 10, 2017 09:31AM) (new)

Marylène Girard | 5 comments I'm in for Platinum : Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
April 28, 2017 - July 14, 2017
I live in Canada

5/25 Read

1- U.S.A. Memoirs of a Geisha
2-U.K. The Burning Air
3- BRAZIL The Alchemist
4- ISRAEL Shadow and Bone
5- SWEDEN The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
6- FRANCE The Wedding
7- AUSTRIA I Called Him Necktie
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message 19: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome Marylène!


message 20: by Ellie (last edited Jun 03, 2017 01:04PM) (new)

Ellie Burnett (elliefburnett) | 1 comments AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS CHALLENGE
This sounds like great fun! I'm going for Platinum from 5th May 2017 to July 22nd 2017
I live in England

1. France. Auschwitz and After
2. Ireland. Resurrection
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message 21: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome Ellie!

Hope you have fun!


message 22: by Alabama (last edited Sep 12, 2017 09:52AM) (new)

Alabama Vee (alabamavee) | 29 comments I am going to have a go at this challenge aiming for platinum from 1st July - September 19 2017 . I live in the UK.
13/13 Read

1. Sweden - Let the Right One In finished 2.07.17
2. Iceland - The Legacy: A Children's House Thriller finished 4.07.17
3. Norway - Police finished 12.07.17
4. Canada -How the Light Gets In finished 14.7.17
5. USA - The Wicked finished 16.7.17
6. Romania - The Gentling Box finished 22.7.17
7. Germany - All the Light We Cannot See finished 29.07.17
8. France - The Silent Land finished 01.08.17
9. Ireland - The Missing Ones finished 08.08.17
10. Pakistan - I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban finished 18.08.17
11. Australia - The Dry finished 03.09.17
12. Russia - Child 44 finished 05.09.17
13. Japan - Battle Royale finished 12.09.17

Challenge completed


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Welcome Alabama!


message 24: by Katia (last edited Oct 20, 2017 01:48AM) (new)

Katia | 2 comments I think I'm going to try this challenge, with the silver goal I'm from France

20th of October 2017 --> 8th of January 2018 :

1. England - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen by Jane Austen


message 25: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments I completed the Challenge! Thanks so much!


message 26: by Allegra (last edited Sep 30, 2018 11:42PM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments As I understand, I have a year for the coin but I should read in 80-day heats. So...

Writing from the U.S.A.

Heat I: January 28 - April 17
Goal: Silver
1. England: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
--"Bella Fleace Gave a Party" by Evelyn Waugh
--Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers
--The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry
2. Japan: Standing Woman by Yasutaka Tsutsui
3. Russian Empire: "The Garnet Bracelet" by Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin
4. Israel: A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman
5. Ireland: Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
--The Secret Rose and Stories of Red Hanrahan by W.B. Yeats
6. Canada: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
--"Readers of the Lost Art" by Elisabeth Vonarburg
7. The Netherlands: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
8. Ecuador: "The IWM 1000" by Alicia Yánez Cossío
9. Argentina: "The Waves" by Silvina Ocampo
10. New Zealand: At the Bay by Katherine Mansfield
11. Scottland: Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
12. Finland: "Baby Doll" by Johanna Sinisalo
13. Portugal: The Yellow Sofa by Eça de Queirós

I hate to end on 13, but maybe I'd better head home for a while.
For Heat II, see message 30.


message 27: by Cátia (last edited Apr 14, 2018 06:26AM) (new)

Cátia  Pereira | 22 comments Hi everyone...
I really wanna try this challenge
I'll start today: 28 Jan - 17 Apr

level: Platinum 13+ books

I live in Portugal..

15/13

✔1. USA: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig 02.02****
✔2. USA: The Twelve by Justin Cronin 04.02****
✔3.England: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 05.02***
✔4. Mexico: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro15.02****
✔5. UK: Trial by Fire by Sabine C. Bauer24.02****
✔6. USA: The Android's Dream by John Scalzi 24.02 ****
✔7.USA: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 04.03*****
✔8. UK: Skin by Mo Hayder 17.03 ****
✔9. Sweden: Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt 20.03 ***
✔10. Pakistan: I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai 31.03 *****
✔11. UK: Ken Follett Century Trilogy War Stories Collection 3 Books Set (Fall of Giants, Winter of the World , Edge of Eternity) March *****
✔12. UK: Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie 07.04 *****
✔13.France :La reine soleil by Christian Jacq 07.04****
✔14.GermanyPerfume: The Story of a Murderer byPatrick Süskind08.04 *****
✔15.Peru:The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende 12.04 *****
16. Sweden: The Hidden Child by Mari Jungstedt (reading)


message 28: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome to the challenge: Katia, Allegra & Cátia

All challenge posts are updated HERE

Congratulations Cheryl! (you are welcome)


message 29: by Annie (new)

Annie K. NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge

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message 31: by Allegra (last edited Jun 21, 2018 10:00AM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments Question for everyone: American authors often write books set in other countries. Can anyone recommend books by not-Americans that take place in the USA? I’ll take “visiting foreigner” stories, but my primary curiosity is for books you might unknowingly attribute to a native (even if it’s an ill-informed native).
Thanks


message 32: by Allegra (last edited Jan 02, 2019 06:04PM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments I'm back on the move.
Heat III: September 30 - December 19
1. Mexico: "Baby HP" by Juan José Arreola
2. Argentina: "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Jorge Luis Borges
--"The Waves" by Silvina Ocampo
--"The Squid Chooses Its Own Ink" by Adolfo Bioy Casares
3. New Zealand: The Daughters of the Late Colonel, The Stranger by Katherine Mansfield
4. Brazil: The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
5. Ireland: The Blood Red Cross by L.T. Meade
6. Germany: The Laughing Monsters: A Novel by Denis Johnson
7. England: Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
8. Scotland: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
--The Witches by Roald Dahl
--Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar by Olga Wojtas
9. Israel: The Property by Rutu Modan
10. Norway: The Snowman by Jo Nesbø


message 33: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Nice, doing great Allegra!


message 34: by Allegra (new)

Allegra | 219 comments Moderators of NBRC wrote: "Nice, doing great Allegra!"

Thanks. I'll be back soon


message 35: by Rokkan (last edited Apr 06, 2019 03:19PM) (new)

Rokkan (rokk) | 142 comments I'm gonna give this a try

Platinum level - 13+
Dates: 23/1/2019 - 11/4/2019
Place of Residence: United Kingdom

1. Canada - Sean Michaels - Us Conductors - 23/1/2018
2. Canada - Guy Gavriel Kay - River of Stars - 27/1/2019
3. USA - Richard Phillips - Once Dead - 2/2/2019
4. USA - Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl - 3/2/2019
5. USA - Lev Grossman - The Magicians - 3/2/2019
6. Nigeria - Awaeke Ezemi - Freshwater - 4/2/2019
7. USA - Patrick Ness - And the Ocean Was Our Sky - 7/2/2019
8. USA - Autumn M. Birt - Born of Water - 8/2/2019
9. Canada - Margaret Atwood - The Heart Goes Last - 12/2/2019
10. Sweden - Håkan Nesser - Mind's Eye - 18/2/2019
11. USA - Neal Shusterman - Thunderhead - 21/2/2019
12. USA - Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho - 23/2/2019
13. Iceland - Ragnar Jónasson - Snowblind - 25/6/2019
14. Canada - Lyn Hamilton - The Xibalba Murders - 26/2/2019
15. USA - P. B. Ryan - Still Life With Murder - 26/2/2019
16. USA - Curtis Hox - Versim - 27/2/2019
17. Sweden - Fredrik Backman - Beartown - 28/2/2019
18. USA - Ernest Cline- Ready Player One - 2/3/2019
19. USA - Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 2/3/2019
20. Canada - Claire Cameron - The Bear - 4/3/2019
21. USA - Chuck Paluhniak - Fight Club - 4/3/2019
22. USA - Jean M. Auel - The Clan of the Cave Bear - 11/3/2019
23. Australia - Kit Abbey - All The Things You Have To Burn - 11/3/2019
24. Germany - Julia Drosten - The Elephant Keeper's Daughter - 12/3/ 2019
25. Pakistan - Mohsin Hamid - Exit West - 23/3/2019
26. India - Amitav Ghosh - River of Smoke - 3/4/2019
27. Iceland - Hallgrímur Helgason - The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning - 6/4/2019
28. Germany* - Yōko Tawada - Memoirs of a Polar Bear - 6/4/2019

*author born in Japan but currently living in Germany


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Welcome to the challenge; Rokkan!


message 37: by Ketutar (new)

Ketutar Jensen | 25 comments Interested -not sure yet


message 38: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Ketutar wrote: "Interested -not sure yet"

Let us know when you are ready Ketutar and we will link your challenge post for easy access.


message 39: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments Am in.

NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
Duration: 1st Feb - 21st April, 2019
Level: Platinum 13+ books
Place of residence: India
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message 40: by pml (last edited Apr 17, 2019 11:27PM) (new)

pml | 294 comments 2019 NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
Duration: 2/1 - 4/21/19
U.S.A.
Level: Platinum 13+ books
Completed: 31

Australia

Halloween is Not a Verb Tansy Rayner Roberts 2/1
Between Floors W.R. Gingell 2/2
Between Shifts W.R. Gingell 2/3
In Arcadia Andrea K. Höst 2/5
Between Jobs W.R. Gingell 2/7
Playing Hearts W.R. Gingell 2/14
Dawn of Autumn Light D.L. Carter 2/15
Trailblazer Michelle Diener* 3/8
*"born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia," so sticking Diener under Australia.
Halloween is Not a Verb (Belladonna University #4) by Tansy Rayner Roberts Between Floors (The City Between #3) by W.R. Gingell Between Shifts (The City Between #2) by W.R. Gingell In Arcadia (Touchstone Book 5) by Andrea K. Höst Between Jobs (The City Between, #1) by W.R. Gingell Playing Hearts by W.R. Gingell Dawn of Autumn Light by D.L. Carter Trailblazer (Verdant String, #3) by Michelle Diener

Canada
Oracle Michelle West 2/19
Firstborn Michelle West 2/25
Oracle (The House War, #6) by Michelle West Firstborn (House War #7) by Michelle West

England
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods A.S. Byatt 3/17
Ragnarok The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt

France
Around The World In 80 Days Jules Verne 4/13
Around The World In 80 Days  by Jules Verne

Italy
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino 4/1
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Japan
Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 1 Midori Yuma 2/7
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, (light novel) Vol. 2 Satoru Yamaguchi 2/8
Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata 2/15
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (light novel) Vol. 1 FUNA 2/21
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (light novel) Vol. 3 FUNA 2/22
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (light novel) Vol. 4 FUNA 2/23
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (light novel) Vol. 5 FUNA 2/24
I Shall Survive Using Potions!, (light novel) Vol. 1 FUNA 2/27
Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 2 Midori Yuma 3/10
The Irregular at Magic High School, (light novel) Vol. 11 Tsutomu Satou 3/19
Walking My Second Path in Life (light novel) Vol. 1 Otaku de Neet 3/22
The Violet Knight, (light novel) Vol. 1 Yohna 3/28
The Violet Knight, (light novel) Vol. 2 Yohna 3/30
Kino's Journey Vol. 1 Keiichi Sigsawa & Iruka Shiomiya 3/30
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Vol. 1 Hinowa Kouzuki 4/12
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (light novel) Vol. 6 FUNA 4/14
My Neighbor Seki, Vol. 10 Takuma Morishige 4/17
Kakuriyo Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 1 by Midori Yuma My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom! Volume 2 by Satoru Yamaguchi Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Light Novel Vol. 1 by FUNA Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Light Novel Vol. 3 by FUNA Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Light Novel) Vol. 4 by FUNA Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Light Novel Vol. 5 by FUNA I Shall Survive Using Potions! Volume 1 by FUNA Kakuriyo Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Vol. 2 by Midori Yuma The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 11 (light novel) by Tsutomu Satou Walking My Second Path in Life Volume 1 by Otaku de Neet The Violet Knight, Vol. 1 by Yohna The Violet Knight, Vol. 2 by Yohna Kino's Journey Vol. 1 by Keiichi Sigsawa Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Vol. 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Light Novel Vol. 6 by FUNA My Neighbor Seki, Vol. 10 by Takuma Morishige

New Zealand
Salt Magic Skin Magic Lee Welch 4/6
Salt Magic Skin Magic by Lee Welch


message 41: by Roz (last edited May 29, 2019 06:29PM) (new)

Roz K (irasobrietate) | 211 comments 2019 NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
Duration: 2/1 - 4/21/19
Level: Platinum 13+ books
Place of Residence: U.S.A.
Completed: 25/25

1. The Surface Breaks | Louise O'Neill | Ireland | 2 stars | 2/22/19
2. Snowblind | Ragnar Jónasson | Iceland | 2 stars | 2/24/19
3. Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender | Virgin Islands | 3 stars | 3/5/19
4. The Story of Hong Gildong | Unknown 19th c. author | Korea | 3 stars | 3/8/19
5. The Color of Earth | Kim Dong Hwa | South Korea | 4 stars | 3/13/19
6. Irish Girls about Town | ed. Maeve Binchy | Ireland | 2 stars | 3/14/19
7. Boy on the Edge | Fridrik Erlings | Iceland | 3 stars | 3/16/19
8. Brooklyn | Colm Tóibín | Ireland | 3 stars | 3/20/19
9. The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion | Lynn E. O'Connacht | continental Europe | 3 stars | 4/4/19
10. Goddess of The Hunt | Shelby Eileen | Canada | 4 stars | 4/4/19
11. Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan | Ruth Gilligan | Ireland | 4 stars | 4/6/19
12. Magic Flutes | Eva Ibbotson | England | 3 stars | 4/15/19
13. In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan | Ireland | 5 stars | 4/16/19
14. Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery | Canada | 5 stars | 4/20/19
15. An Accident of Stars | Foz Meadows | Australia | 4 stars | 4/30/19
16. Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery | Canada | 4 stars | 5/2/19
17. The Weight of Our Sky | Hanna Alkaf | Malaysia | 4 stars | 5/3/19
18. The Spy | Paulo Coelho | Brazil | 3 stars | 5/4/19
19. My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 | Gengoroh Tagame | Japan | 5 stars | 5/6/19
20. My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 | Gengoroh Tagame | Japan | 5 stars | 5/6/19
21. Radio Silence | Alice Oseman | United Kingdom | 5 stars | 5/7/19
22. Love From A to Z | S.K. Ali | Canada | 5 stars | 5/10/19
23. Anne of the Island | L.M. Montgomery | Canada | 5 stars | 5/18/19
24. Gitanjali: A Collection of Indian Poems by the Nobel Laureate | Rabindranath Tagore | India | 3 stars | 5/25/19
25. The Woman of Colour | Unknown 19th c. author | United Kingdom | 5 stars | 5/27/19


message 42: by Cheryl (last edited Dec 26, 2019 09:28PM) (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments Going for my second trip around the world!

2019 Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
1/25/2019-1/25/20
28/25


1. Out of Sorts by Aurelie Valognes (France)
2. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Sweden)
3. Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins (England)
4. True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales by Ingrid Undset (Norway)
5. Girl at War by Sara Novic (Croatia)
6. Agamemnon by Aeschylus Greece
7. I'm Not Stiller by Max Frisch Switzerland
8. A Breath of French Air by H.E. Bates England
9. A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata Australia
10. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane South Africa
11. Girl From the South by Joanna Trollope England
12. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett England
13. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie England
14. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Australia
15. The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith Zimbabwe
16. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith England
17. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith England
18. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith England
19. This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer England
20. Petra by Marianna Coppo Italy
21. Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen England
22. Drawn Together by Minh Le Vietnam
23. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales Mexico
24. Front Desk by Kelly Yang China
25. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol Russia
26. Frog by Mo Yan China
27. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich Ukraine
28. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau France


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MuschRoom | 8 comments 2019 NBRC Around the World in 80 Days Challenge
Duration: 01/01/2019 - 01/01/2020
Place of residence: Switzerland

1. Austria: Der einzige Ort by Thomas Stangl
2. UK: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
3. Germany: Die Kieferninseln by Marion Poschmann
4. USA: Two Can Play by Kate Kessler
5. Pakistan: Another Gulmohar Tree by Aamer Hussein
6. Norway: Vinland the Good: The Saga of Leif Eiriksson and the Viking Discovery of America by Joan Tindale Blindheim
7. South Africa: The Blue Door by André Brink
8. Belgium: Stille zaterdag by Bart Demyttenaere
9. China: A Case of Two Cities by Qui Xiaolong


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Jess Penhallow | 262 comments Duration 12/03/19 - 31/05/19
Platinum - 13+ books


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pml | 294 comments Allegra wrote: "Question for everyone: American authors often write books set in other countries. Can anyone recommend books by not-Americans that take place in the USA? I’ll take “visiting foreigner” stories, but..."

Not sure if genre fiction counts, plus this is a bit close to home, but Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a Canadian writer doing American set dystopia.


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