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message 1: by Kadijah Michelle, Group Organization (last edited Jun 27, 2017 10:15AM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (Kadmich) | 1812 comments WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017


Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.

This is a large list created from https://new7wonders.com/

Have fun! Go travel, select the number of books you would like to read, and send us a postcard along the way (We mean an update of course!).

Lisa GP inspired and will be leading this challenge.



message 2: by Brianna (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 377 comments I would like to sign up for 6!


message 3: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III (Polywag) | 164 comments Wow. What a great list. I'd like to sign up for 3.

goal: 0/3

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.


message 4: by Lisa (last edited Aug 26, 2017 01:55AM) (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Let's go sightseeing!
Welcome to the challenge and thanks in advance to all who participate!
I'm extremely excited to see what everyone will be reading during the summer months to fit the prompts :) I hope you find a bunch of great books and have lots of fun!

Good luck and happy reading!

Participants:
Amanda (msg #15) - 6/6
Amanda (msg #22) - 0/3
Anna - 10/21
Brianna - 0/6
Charles - 3/6
Chelsea - 5/6
Cheri - 4/4
Chrissy - 13/12
Cindy III - 0/3
Clare L. - 3/6
Claire (msg #16) - 0/3
Claire (msg #36) - 2/6
Debra - 2/13
Delitealex - 2/3
Eirelyn - 7/9
Emily - 2/4
Gretchen - 0/4
Janine - 8/8
Jennifer - 0/6
June - 6/10
Kim. E. - 0/7
Lindsay - 3/3
Lynette - 0/7
Malola - 7/21
Megan - 15/10
Mie - 9/9
Miriam - 0/5
Nik - 9/1
Paula - 5/3
Q - 0/3
Sam F. - 10/10
Sherry - 0/6
Vanessa - 2/15

First to send a postcard: Charles (1/7)
First to complete their planned sightseeing adventure:
First to travel to and explore all destinations:



message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Welcome Brianna and Cindy III!
I so look forward to seeing what books you'll be able to match up to the prompts :)


message 6: by Brianna (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 377 comments Thank you! I know of a few books I'm already planning on reading that will fill the second portion of a few of those tasks, but I would love to focus on the countries themselves. Definitely a fun quarterly challenge!


message 7: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Indeed! :) I know what I'll be doing today, atleast.


message 8: by Lindsay (last edited Jul 13, 2017 11:12PM) (new)

Lindsay | 892 comments I will join for 3 to begin with.

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.
City of Glass

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.
The Sunshine Sisters

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.
The Girl on the Train

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.

This is a large list created from https://new7wonders.com/

Have fun! Go travel, select the number of books you would like to read, and send us a postcard along the way (We mean an update of course!).


message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Lindsay wrote: "I will join for 3 to begin with."

Glad you're joining us, Lindsay :)
Best of luck!


message 10: by Megan (last edited Sep 16, 2017 05:06AM) (new)

Megan (LahaiRoi) | 4318 comments I'm in for 10!

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world. - The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan - completed September 2017

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk. - Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom - completed July 2017

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around. - Madam President by Nicolle Wallace - completed July 2017

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior. - Dark Witch by Nora Roberts - completed August 2017

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures. - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - completed August 2017

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor. - Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki - completed July 2017

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss. - The Sound of Glass by Karen White - completed July 2017

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement. - Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam - completed September 2017

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods. - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - completed August 2017

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history. - Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg - completed July 2017

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism. - Starfall by Melissa Landers - completed September 2017

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution. - Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson - completed September 2017

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion. - The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman - completed July 2017

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story. - Blood Magick by Nora Roberts - completed August 2017

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head. - The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova - completed August 2017

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale. - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck - completed September 2017

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism. - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See - completed July 2017

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration. - It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation by M.K. Asante Jr - completed July 2017

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space. - Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts - completed august 2017

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show. - A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner - completed September 2017

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline. - The End of Oz by Danielle Paige - completed August 2017

21/10 - challenge completed! Got them all!


message 11: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Fantastic goal, Megan, and welcome to the challenge :)
You're on the list!


message 13: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Jennifer wrote: "Put me in for 6 please."

Welcome to the challenge, Jennifer! Best of luck to you :)


message 14: by Delitealex (last edited Jul 15, 2017 01:31PM) (new)

Delitealex | 50 comments goal: 2/3

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood, #1) by Ann Charles 7/13/17
Set in South Dakota

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.
Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame 7/1/17
Takes place in England

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.


message 15: by Amanda (last edited Sep 08, 2017 09:03AM) (new)

Amanda | 473 comments I'll go for 6.

8/6 Challenge Complete

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

✔2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk. The Last One

✔3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around. Redeployment

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of Machu Picchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

✔7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by reading a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss. Lion

✔8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at Angkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

✔16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale. Slaughterhouse-Five

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

✔18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration. The Fix

✔19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about outer space. Agent to the Stars

✔20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show. Truly Madly Guilty

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.


message 16: by Claire (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 485 comments I think I'd like to try for 3.


message 17: by Cheri (last edited Jul 31, 2017 07:01AM) (new)

Cheri (Jovali2) | 921 comments Looks like fun! I'll sign up for 4.

Completed - 4/4 - FINISHED!!!

1. Option 16) Bask in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale. - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (4 stars) (based on Little Red Riding Hood)

2. Option 3) Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around. - An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (takes place in Beirut, Lebanon)

3. Option 1) Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt orthe ancient world.
The Mummies of Ürümchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber (5 stars) (takes place in ancient Central Asia)

4. Option 8) Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron (3 stars) (about the scientific discoveries around the 1878 solar eclipse)


message 18: by June (last edited Sep 23, 2017 04:51PM) (new)

June | 130 comments 10/10

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017
1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

✔ 3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva- Gabriel, Ari, Jackie, Tariq and move around in Europe- England, France, Amsterdam, Greece, Israel, Canada, New York

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

✔ 5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord- mythological creatures

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of Machu Picchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

✔ 7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin- lots of times of losing loved ones

✔ 8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson- the ability to colonise Mars requires lots of scientific achievements

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at Angkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

✔ 12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.
Takes place in Paris, France Wanted by Nick Stephenson

✔ 13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.
Song of Redemption (Chronicles of the Kings, #2) by Lynn Austin- book on Christianity

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

✔ 16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.
Inspired by a fairy tale: Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

✔ 18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.
A Matter of Trust (Mia Quinn, #1) by Lis Wiehl- takes place in Seattle, USA

✔ 19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.
Takes place in England: The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense Mystery, #1) by Paul Pilkington



20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.
Takes place in Nigeria- Western Africa Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


message 19: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Welcome, welcome!
All added, good luck everyone :)


message 20: by Mie (last edited Aug 22, 2017 09:03AM) (new)

Mie | 1060 comments I would like to try out 9 of them :-) - COMPLETE ✔️

Wonders of the world - 9/9
✅ 1. Egypt - The Key to Rebecca ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 3. Middle East - Appointment with Death ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 5. Mythical creature - Inheritance ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 9. Gods - The Lightning Thief ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 12. France - Nobody's Boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 15. Island - Den du elsker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 16. Germany - All the Light We Cannot See ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 18. USA - Looking for Alaska ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ 19. UK - Hallowe'en Party ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 21: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Great choices, Mie! Welcome to the challenge.


message 22: by Amanda (last edited Aug 28, 2017 02:58PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1136 comments Wonders of the World
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017


1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes a really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman Completed 18/7/17 Rating 4 stars

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella Completed 29/7/17 Rating 4 stars

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

The Devil by Leo Tolstoy Completed 2/7/17 Rating 3 stars

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Completed 3/7/17 Rating 4 stars

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Completed 8/7/17 Rating 5 stars

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.

5/3

Challenge completed


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Amanda wrote: "Put me down for 3 thanks."

You got it, Amanda! Good luck with this challenge :)


message 24: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (Jovali2) | 921 comments Could you please clarify this task:
10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

The other tasks seem to have an "or," though this one doesn't. Whether I do or don't put one in, I still am not sure what the "about several periods of history" means. Thanks for any help!


message 25: by Charles (new)

Charles (charp247) | 4 comments I love this idea! Please put me down for 6 books, though I might add more later.

Thanks
Charles


message 26: by Kim. E. (last edited Oct 13, 2017 06:34PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 46 comments I'm currently traveling in Belgium for something, and this challenge is perfect! (I've been to beautiful Petra and look forward to meeting 7 of these goals!

Wonders of The World
Duration: 7/1/17 - 9/30/17
Goal: 7
Status: 6/21




1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

X7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

Me Before You 8/28/17

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism

X12/ Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
9/11/17

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

X14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

The Fall of Japan 9/6/17

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

X18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.

Family Ties 8/23/17

X19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.

Black Beauty 9/1/17

X20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

Amazing Grace 9/5/17

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.


message 27: by Eirelyn (last edited Jun 27, 2017 05:26AM) (new)

Eirelyn (LadyEirelyn) | 554 comments Great challenge, Lisa! I'm in for 9! :D


message 28: by Clare L (last edited Oct 06, 2017 07:10AM) (new)

Clare L McMahon | 112 comments I'll go for 6

Completed: 6/6

1. Takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.
2. Takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk. - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
3. Takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around. - Watership Down
4. Takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior - Slaughterhouse-Five
5. Takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.
6. About Peru/South America or about an emperor.
7. Takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss. A Man Called Ove
8. Takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.
9. Takes place in Greece or about the gods.
10. Takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.
11. About Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.
12. Takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.
13. Takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.
14. Takes place in Japan or about a great love story. -The Japanese Lover
15. Takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.
16. Takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.
17. Takes place in Russia or about life under communism.
18. Takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.
19. Takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.
20. Takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.The Perfect Girl
21. Takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline. A Head Full of Ghosts


message 29: by Lisa (last edited Jun 27, 2017 11:20AM) (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Cheri wrote: "Could you please clarify this task:
10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history.

The other ta..."


Hi Cheri, that particular task has been rephrased. It now reads: "Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history"

So " about multiple periods of history" is to be understood in the sense of over several centuries or different historical periods.
I hope that clarifies it. If not please let me know again :)


message 30: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Welcome, Charles, Kim. E., Eirelyn, and Clare L. I'm so glad you've decided to participate in this challenge!

You're all on the list. Best of luck!


message 31: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (Jovali2) | 921 comments Lisa wrote: "CI hope that clarifies it. If not please let me know again :) ...."

Thanks, Lisa!


message 32: by Sam F (last edited Sep 17, 2017 06:35PM) (new)

Sam F | 678 comments Great challenge!! I'm going to try for 10.

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

✔2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk. - The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

✔3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

✔4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior. The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures. -

✔6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor. - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

✔7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss. - The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

✔8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement. - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

✔10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa about several periods of history. - The Conquest by Yxta Maya Murray

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

✔13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion. - The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

✔ 14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story. The Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

✔15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head. Bettyville by George Hodgman

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

✔ 17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

✔18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration. - Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

✔ 19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space. - The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

✔ 20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show. - Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox

✔21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline. - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


message 34: by Chrissy (last edited Sep 26, 2017 05:54PM) (new)

Chrissy | 135 comments I overshot on the last quarterly challenge, so this time I want to try for 6. Here's what I have slotted in so far:

ETA: a lot of books I am reading randomly seem to fit into categories, so I'm raising my goal!

21/21 completed

1. The Pyramids of Giza - the ancient world The Song of Achilles August 11
2. The Great Wall of China - China The Seventh Day September 26
3. The ruins of Petra - Middle East Salt Houses August 29
4. Colosseum - A battle/warrior The Alice Network July 3
5. Chichen Itza - Central America The Hummingbird's Daughter September 18
6. Machu Piccu - South America The Eternaut September 11
7. Taj Mahal - suffering a great loss Salt to the Sea August 18
8. Christ the Redeemer - Brazil Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon September 10
9. Parthenon - the gods The Magician King July 25
10. Alhambra - multiple historical periods A Fall of Marigolds August 5
11. Angor Wat - Southeast Asia Miss Burma September 24
12. Eiffel Tower - France The Count of Monte Cristo July 31
13. Hagia Sofia - religion The Autobiography of Malcolm X August 10
14. Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera - a great love story Outlander July 18
15. Moai statues - islands The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA July 12
16. Neuschwanstein Castle - inspired by a fairly tale Scarlet July 6
17. Red Square - Russia Uncle Vanya August 12
18. Statue of Liberty - USA Rules of Civility August 2
19. Stonehenge - outer space The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet August 26
20. Sydney Opera House - performing in a show The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag July 15
21. Timbuktu - Western Africa Cress August 21


message 35: by Lynette (new)

Lynette Caulkins | 89 comments I'm in for this one - going for 7 books that meet this list.


message 36: by Claire (last edited Aug 20, 2017 10:48AM) (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 187 comments COMPLETED - 2/6

15. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

18. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich - Takes place in the U.S.A


message 37: by Q (new)

Q | 95 comments 2017 READING CHALLENGE

3RD QUARTER CHALLENGE
WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Duration July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

COMPLETED 0/3

Nowadays there are so many things to see do, it’s so hard to fit it all in, but for this challenge, we are going to squeeze as many of the Wonders of the World as possible in the 3rd Quarter:

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world.

2. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or where someone takes are really long walk.

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around.

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior.

5. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures.

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor.

7. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by read a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss.

8. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement.

9. Explore The Acropolis of Athens for the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods.

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history.

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at ANgkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism.

12. Fall in love with the lights of the Eiffel Tower by reading a book that takes place in France or that took place during the industrial revolution.

13. Choose which faith to follow as you enter the halls of the Hagia Sophia by reading a book that takes place in Turkey/Persia or about religion.

14. Search for the waterfall located inside the Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera by reading a book that takes place in Japan or about a great love story.

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head.

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale.

17. View many of Moscow’s important historical sights in the Red Square by reading a book that takes place in Russia or about life under communism.

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration.

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about the outer space.

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show.

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline.


message 38: by Nik (last edited Sep 21, 2017 04:35PM) (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 918 comments In for one, please. Too overwhelmed to commit but don't want to be left out. :D
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02. Take a walk along the Great Wall of China by reading a book that takes place in China or in which someone takes a really long walk. After the Fall (2017.08.21, ★★★☆☆).

03. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or in which the characters do a lot of moving around. Feversong (2017.07.21, ★★★★★).

04. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2017.07.22, ★★★★☆).

05. Be dazzled by the mythological statues of Chichen Itza by reading a book that takes place in Mexico/Central America or about mythological creatures. Tigana: Anniversary Edition (2017.09.13, ★★★★☆).

07. Stand under the white marble domes of the Taj Mahal by reading a book that takes place in India or about a suffering a great loss. The Fault in Our Stars (2017.08.27, ★★☆☆☆).

08. Be amazed at the global engineering that went into the design of Christ the Redeemer by reading a book that takes place in Brazil or about a scientific achievement. Ready Player One (2017.07.28, ★★★★★).

09. Explore The Acropolis of Athens or the Parthenon by reading a book that takes place in Greece or about the gods. A Promise of Fire (2017.09.21, ★★★☆☆).

15. Travel out to Eastern Island to see the statues of the Moai by reading a book that takes place on an Island or about someone with a big head. Under the Dome (2017.08.19, ★☆☆☆☆).

16. Bask in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale. Fables: Legends in Exile (2017.07.23, ★☆☆☆☆).

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration. A Man Called Ove (2017.08.26, ★★★★★).

19. Ponder who placed all those giant rocks in Stonehenge by reading a book that takes place in England/United Kingdom or about outer space. Saga Vol. 1 (2017.07.22, ★★★★☆).

20. Travel down under to enjoy the many performances of the Sydney Opera House by reading a book that takes place in Australia or about performing in a show. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things (2017.08.06, ★★★★☆). (Not in its entirety, but part of it is set in Australia.)

21. Remember that sometimes wonders do cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a book that takes place in Western Africa or about a character in decline. Made You Up (2017.08.17, ★★★☆☆).


message 39: by Chelsea (last edited Sep 22, 2017 06:02AM) (new)

Chelsea Morris | 160 comments This sounds like a lot of fun! I'll join in for 6 books.
9/6 CHALLENGE COMPLETED

1. Travel to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza by reading a book that takes place in Egypt or the ancient world: Cleopatra's Daughter

3. Get lost roaming around the ruins in Petra by reading a book that takes place in the Middle East or where the characters do a lot of moving around: In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

4. Imagine yourself viewing a show from the great Colosseum in Rome by reading a book that takes place in Italy or about a great battle or warrior: The Wedding Shroud

6. Take in the sun as you climb the mountains to visit the palace of MachuPicchu by reading a book about Peru/South America or about an emperor: The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale Of Love, Murder, And Survival In The Amazon

10. Revel in the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra by reading a book that takes place in Spain/Northern Africa or about multiple periods of history: The Club Dumas

11. Take your time exploring the largest temple in the world at Angkor Wat by reading a book about Cambodia/far east Asia or about colonialism: Daughters of the Dragon

16. Basque in the luxury of the Neuschwanstein Castle by reading a book that takes place in Germany or a book inspired by a fairy tale: Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums

18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

21. Remember that sometimes wonders due cease by visiting the remains of Timbuktu by reading a that takes place in Western Africa or about a character on a decline: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts


message 40: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Nik wrote: "In for one, please. Too overwhelmed to commit but don't want to be left out. :D"

Lol, Nik. That's how I feel most months with so many great challenges :D Do you already have an idea of what you will be reading?


message 41: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (Gullita) | 1949 comments Wow, so many participants! Welcome, newcomers!
I'm so glad you're all joining us and hope you enjoy the challenge :)

All added, good luck everyone!


message 42: by Charles (new)

Charles (charp247) | 4 comments I had a chance to get a head-start this weekend.

Completed:1/6


14. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


message 43: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 918 comments Lisa wrote: "Lol, Nik. That's how I feel most months with so many great challenges :D Do you already have an idea of what you will be reading?"

:D

Nope, no idea. It's no fun being, like, prepared and stuff. =P


message 44: by Megan (new)

Megan (LahaiRoi) | 4318 comments Just finished #3 (Middle East and characters moving a lot) - Madam President by Nicolle Wallace. This was a fitting conclusion to the trilogy, and overall, it was entertaining to read. This book was much more partisan and seemed to justify some of Wallace's actions while she was in the White House and those of her boss. I did not appreciate that part and it distracted from the plot. Not bad. 3 stars

1/10


message 45: by Janine (new)

Janine | 774 comments Sign me up for 6, please!


message 46: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 135 comments Update to post 34:
1/6 complete
The Alice Network - 4. A warrior or battle


message 47: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 473 comments Updated message 15
1/6

✔18. Say hello to the welcoming lady of the Statue of Liberty by reading a book that takes place in the U.S.A or about immigration. The Fix


message 48: by Janine (new)

Janine | 774 comments 1/6

5. Saint Death - takes place in Mexico.


message 49: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 109 comments I'm in and I'll try for 5!


message 50: by Megan (new)

Megan (LahaiRoi) | 4318 comments Just finished #6 (emperor) - Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki. Overall, this book was good. I appreciate that the author tried to stick to historical accuracy as much as possible. However, it seemed to limit her fictional sections quite a bit. The story was a bit stilted, and her interpretation of Sisi seemed forced and inexplicable at times. The writing was good, but the pacing was a bit strained throughout the book. Overall, worth reading. 3.5 stars

2/10


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