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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
One Year from Start Date



Come join us for a trip around the world. All are welcome! We are hoping to expand your horizons and help you discover your Dream Destination through books.

For this challenge you will be reading a total of 18 books.

Please Note:You MUST complete Level One before moving on to Level Two and you MUST complete Level Two before starting Level Three. Please post when you have completed a level to let us know you are moving to the next one.

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book.

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Happy Traveling!!

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.
6 Books Total

Africa
Asia
Australia
(Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands)
Europe
North America
(Includes Central America & Caribbean Islands)
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.
9 Books Total

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
3 Books

Resources:
Book Lists for Individual Continents & Countries
Mapmaker - to help you locate your countries


message 2: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Apr 04, 2021 08:33AM) (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Participants

Agnieszka
Andrea ~ Completed
Baglady ~ Completed
Bajen
Bonita ~ Completed
Book Concierge ~ Completed
Bryony
Cecile
Claire ~ Competed
Connie ~ Completed
Dee ~ Completed
Ed ~ Completed
Jackie
Jan ~ Completed
Jennifer C
Jess
Jillian ~ Completed
Kim E
Lena
Margaret
Marina ~ Completed
Marina (Sonnenbarke)
Melanie
~Michelle~
MissB
Olivermagnus ~ Completed
Sarah ~ Completed
Tanya
Tia
Viji


message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Sep 04, 2019 11:55AM) (new)

Jan | 11600 comments My Spot

Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
18/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
6/6

Africa: Congo - Drums on the Night Air: A Woman's Flight from Africa's Heart of Darknessby Veronica Cecil 12/13/17***
Asia: Iraq/Baghdad - The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 11/13/17****
Australia:Australia - Music From Standing Waves by Johanna Craven 2/7/18***
Europe: France - My Grape Year: by Laura Bradbury 11/17/17*****
North America: USA/PA: Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson 11/11/17***
South America: Uruguay/Paraguay The Ambivalent Corpse by Jerold Last 3/21/18***

Drums on the Night Air A Woman's Flight from Africa's Heart of Darkness by Veronica Cecil The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Music From Standing Waves by Johanna Craven My Grape Year (The Grape Series #1) by Laura Bradbury Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery, #3) by Wendy Tyson The Ambivalent Corpse (Crime and Pun Is Meant) by Jerold Last

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
9/9

I. Europe
1. England: Revelation by C.J. Sansom 4/20/18*****
2. France: Quicksand by Gigi Pandian 5/2/18***
3. Wales: The Shadow of Death by Jane Willan 3/30/18****

Revelation (Matthew Shardlake, #4) by C.J. Sansom Quicksand (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #3) by Gigi Pandian The Shadow of Death (Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery #1) by Jane Willan

II. Australia/Oceania
1. Australia: A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden 5/14/18***
2. New Zealand: Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr 9/15/18**
3. Micronesia: Micronesian Blues by Cynthia Morris 9/19/18***

A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr Micronesian Blues by Bryan Vila

III. North America
1. Wisconsin - The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert 4/11/18****
2. Illinois: The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg 5/17/18****
3. Hawaii: Hilo, Goodbye by JoAnn Bassett 6/7/18***

The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg Hilo, Goodbye (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series Book 8) by JoAnn Bassett

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Hawaii
3/3
1. Murder at Dolphin Bay | Kathi Daley 9/26/18***
2. Isle Be Seeing You | JoAnn Bassett 9/28/18****
3. Two to Mango | Jill Marie Landis 10/8/18****

Murder at Dolphin Bay (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley Isle Be Seeing You (Islands of Aloha Mystery Book 9) by JoAnn Bassett Two to Mango (A Tiki Goddess Mystery, #2) by Jill Marie Landis


message 4: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments I'm so glad you are joining me on this adventure Dee!!


message 5: by Bonita (last edited Mar 20, 2019 03:53AM) (new)

Bonita Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
18/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
6/6

Africa - Untraveled by Anna Hackett 1/10/18 (Kalahari Desert)
Asia - Uncharted by Anna Hackett 12/21/17 (Cambodia)
Australia - Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell 5/14/18 (Australia)
Europe - Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 1/9/18 (Paris, France)
North America - Rocky Mountain Shelter by Vivian Arend 1/2/18 (Alberta, Canada)
South America - The Lost City of the Condor by Loretta Jackson 7/2/18 (Peru)

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
9/9

Europe
1) Switzerland - The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech 7/3/18
2) UK (Scotland) - Down London Road by Samantha Young 7/12/18
3) Italy - Map of Bones by James Rollins 8/8/18

North America
1) US - Washington - Leap of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair 7/7/18
2) Canada - Rocky Mountain Devil by Vivian Arend 7/23/18
3) US - New York - Virtuous by M.S. Force 7/16/18

South America
1) Ecuador - Unidentified by Anna Hackett 8/9/18
2) Brazil - No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris 11/11/18
3) Peru - Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa 1/3/19

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination: US - New York

3/3

1) How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks 1/7/19
2) Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb 1/30/19
3) Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward 3/14/19


message 6: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Hope you have fun with this Bonita!!


message 7: by Sainabou (last edited Dec 17, 2017 05:15PM) (new)

Sainabou | 46 comments Im in :)

Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
3/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
3/6

Africa- (Nigeria)- Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo 15/12/17 ****
Asia- (Baghdad, Iraq)- The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 14/12/17 ****
Australia
Europe
North America- (Utah)- By Your Side by Kasie West 21/11/17 ***
South America

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo By Your Side by Kasie West The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
0/9

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination
0/3


message 8: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Enjoy your travels MissB :)


message 9: by Sainabou (new)

Sainabou | 46 comments I shall very much :)


message 10: by Connie N. (last edited Dec 24, 2019 03:21PM) (new)

Connie N. | 433 comments I'm in!

Discover Your Dream Destination
Timeframe: 1/1/17 to 10/31/18
18/18

Level One: Explore the World (6/6)
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.

Africa – House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal - 4/26/18 ♥♥♥♥ (South Africa)
Asia - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥ (Turkey – “Most of Turkey is geographically located within the continent of Asia.”)
Australia - Nurse Smith, Cook by Joyce Dingwell - 12/15/18 ♥♥♥
Europe - Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella - 11/20/17 ♥♥♥♥♥ (England)
North America - The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun – 11/4/17 ♥♥♥♥ (U.S.)
South America – The Travel Writer: A Mystery by Jeff Soloway - 3/25/18 ♥♥

House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax, #2) by Dorothy Gilman Nurse Smith, Cook by Joyce Dingwell Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2) by Sophie Kinsella The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (Cat Who..., #2) by Lilian Jackson Braun The Travel Writer A Mystery (Travel Writer Mystery, #1) by Jeff Soloway

Level Two: Country Hopping (9/9)
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents.

Europe:
1. England - The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey - 3/17/19 ♥♥♥♥
2. Italy (Sicily) - To Marry a Tiger by Isobel Chace - 4/20/19 ♥♥
3. Greece - Autumn Song by Margaret Pargeter - 6/26/19 ♥♥

The Year 1000 What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey To Marry a Tiger by Isobel Chace Autumn Song by Margaret Pargeter

North America:
1. New York USA - Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb - 12/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Nova Scotia, Canada - A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean - 6/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
3. Cancun, Mexico - Cancun by Kimberly Fox - 3/27/19 ♥♥♥

Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean Cancun (Bad Boys on the Beach, #1) by Kimberly Fox

Asia:
1. Korea - In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park - 5/18/19 ♥♥♥
2. China - Three Daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck - 6/8/19 ♥♥♥
3. Japan – When the Sun Goes Down... by Crystal Green - 11/7/19 ♥♥♥

In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park Three Daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck When the Sun Goes Down... (Harlequin Blaze, #472) by Crystal Green

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination (3/3)
Chosen Destination: Europe

Spain - The Inherited Bride by Rebecca Stratton - 11/30/19 ♥♥♥♥

Scotland - One of These Nights by Susan Sizemore - 12/14/19 ♥♥♥♥

Switzerland - Christmas at the Chalet: A Novel by Anita Hughes - 12/20/19 ♥♥♥

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/20/19*****


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun Connie!!


message 12: by Lena (last edited Nov 03, 2018 02:43PM) (new)

Lena (nlgmcr69) | 39 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
Dates: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018

Books Completed: 3/18

Level One: Explore the World - 6 Books
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.

1. Africa
2. Asia - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie-Finished 11/2/2018***
3. Australia - The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth - Finished 8/23/2018***
4. Europe - The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt - Finished 12/22/2017***
5. North America - The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - Finished 11/7/2017****
6. South America

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Level Two: Country HoppingChoose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Read 3 books from you chosen Destination

Chosen Destination:



message 13: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Hi Lena! Welcome to the group and to the challenge. Hope you enjoy it!


message 14: by Jackie (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:11PM) (new)

Jackie | 105 comments Wanderlust Challenges

Discovery Challenges > Discover Your Dream Destination

November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018

Completed 3/18

Level One: Explore the World

Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.

Africa (Botswana) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Asia (Iraq) The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford READ 11/19/2017 5 stars

Australia (Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands) (Australia) Live and Let Diet by Morgana Best

Europe (Germany) The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff READ 11/3/2017 4 stars

North America (Includes Central America & Caribbean Islands) (United States) Columbine by Dave Cullen READ 11/13/2017 4 stars

South America (Peru) Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

6 Books Total

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1) by Alexander McCall Smith The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Live and Let Diet (Australian Amateur Sleuth #1) by Morgana Best The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Columbine by Dave Cullen Turn Right at Machu Picchu Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

Level Two: Country Hopping

Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.

1) Europe
a) France I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
b) Italy Christmas in Rome by Holly Greene
c) Ireland The Story of Ireland by Emily Lawless

2) Asia
a) Japan South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
b) Vietnam I Pledge Allegiance by Chris Lynch
c) Afghanistan Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan by Dayna Curry

3) North America
a) Cuba Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
b) Canada Rendezvous in Quebec by Steve O'Driscoll
c) Mexico Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

9 Books Total

I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable Christmas in Rome (Escape to Italy) by Holly Greene The Story of Ireland by Emily Lawless South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami I Pledge Allegiance (Vietnam, #1) by Chris Lynch Prisoners of Hope The Story of Our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan by Dayna Curry Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner Rendezvous in Quebec by Steve O'Driscoll Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination

Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.

1) Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino
2) P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy
3) Failing Paris by Samantha Dunn

3 Books

Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy Failing Paris by Samantha Dunn


message 15: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun Tia & Jackie!!


message 16: by Book Concierge (last edited Sep 17, 2019 06:06AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1247 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
Begins: 01Nov17 / Ends: 31Oct18


18 / 18 completed


Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.

Africa: Kenya - Love, Life, and Elephants ✔ – 06Dec17
Asia - India - Imaginary Men ✔ – 07Dec17
Australia: Australia - Big Little Lies ✔ – 13Feb18
Europe: Sweden - The Hidden Child ✔ – 02Nov17
North America: Mexico - The Xibalba Murders ✔ – 24Nov17
South America - Colombia - The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzmán ✔ – 16Aug18


Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.
9 Books Total

NORTH AMERICA
U.S.A.
- Up the Down Staircase ✔ – 18Aug18
Canada - Anne of Ingleside ✔ – 22Oct18
Mexico - The Ruins ✔ - 01Nov18

EUROPE
England
- After the Funeral ✔ – 21Aug18
France - The Little French Bistro ✔ – 05Sep18
Austria - How to Fall In Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush ✔ – 28Sep18

ASIA
India
- Love Potion Number 10 ✔ - 29Dec18
China - China Rich Girlfriend ✔ - 03March19
Japan - Pachinko ✔ – 05Apr19



Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
3 Books

France: I have lovely memories of my last trip there, and I would really want to go and see Notre Dame after it is rebuilt / renovated. Plus, I haven't yet been to Provence!
The Alice Network ✔ – 10Apr19
The Marseille Caper ✔ – 16July19
The Vintage Caper ✔ - 02Sep19

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message 17: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Enjoy the challenge BC!


message 18: by Marina H (last edited Jun 07, 2019 10:14AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
Duration: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
Completed: 18/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
Completed: 6/6

Africa - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 02/04/18
Asia - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 14/01/18
Australia - A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 26/12/17
Europe - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 05/11/17
North America - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 03/11/17
South America - Eva Luna by Isabel Allende 14/03/18

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
Completed: 9/9

Europe:
1. England: Huset ved Riverton by Kate Morton 04/04/18
2. Sweden: Ulykkesfuglen by Camilla Läckberg 16/04/18
3. Russia: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 23/04/18

North America:
1. Rhode Island: For min søsters skyld by Jodi Picoult 07/04/18
2. Mississippi: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 12/04/18
3. Massachusetts: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Asia:
1. Iraq: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie 26/04/18
2. North Korea (China, South Korea): For at kunne leve - En nordkoreansk piges rejse mod friheden by Yeonmi Park 17/07/18
3. Syria: Ser du månen, Daniel by Puk Damsgård 16/12/18

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
England - It's a beautiful country and I would love to travel around it for 2-3 months. That's one of my dream holidays!
Completed: 3/3

1. Kvinden i hvidt by Wilkie Collins 24/01/19
2. Vejen hjem by Rosamunde Pilcher 21/04/19
3. Toner i natten by Jojo Moyes 07/06/19


message 19: by Bajen (last edited Nov 28, 2017 01:54AM) (new)

Bajen Okay, I am doing this one.

Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
2/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
2/6

Africa: Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 5 stars
Asia
Australia
Europe
North America: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 3.5 stars
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
0/9

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination
0/3


message 20: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Welcome Marina & Bajen! Enjoy your travels :)


message 21: by Sarah (last edited Aug 11, 2018 05:47PM) (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 194 comments Finished!

Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018

Progress: 18/18

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.
6 Books Total

Africa - Pyramid of Secrets by Jim Eldridge 3/1/18 (Egypt)
Asia - The Ancient Chinese World by Terry Kleeman 4/17/18 (China)
Australia (Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands) - Into the River by Ted Dawe 5/18/18
Europe - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 11/1/17 (England)
North America (Includes Central America & Caribbean Islands) - Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery 11/8/17 (Canada)
South America - Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti by Gerry Hadden 1/24/18 (Colombia)

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.
9 Books Total

North America
1 - United States, Kansas - Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller 5/28/18
2 - United States, Nevada - Gift Horse by Terri Farley 6/13/18
3 - United States, Minnesota - The Mystery at the Crystal Palace by Carolyn Keene 6/20/18

Asia
1 - China - Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Red Bird of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531 by Laurence Yep 6/4/18
2 - South Korea - Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595 by Sheri Holman 6/15/18
3 - Japan - The Thirteenth Pearl by Carolyn Keene 7/5/18

Europe
1 - Great Britain - The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley 6/6/18
2 - France - Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 by Kristiana Gregory 7/20/18
3 - Greece - Pandora of Athens, 399 B.C. by Barry Denenberg 7/23/18

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
3 Books

France
1 - Pagan's Vows by Catherine Jinks 8/1/18
2 - Pagan's Scribe by Catherine Jinks 8/3/18
3 - Babylonne by Catherine Jinks 8/11/18


message 22: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Enjoy your trip around the world Sarah!


message 23: by Kim. E. (last edited Dec 08, 2017 06:07AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 60 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
Duration: 11/1/17 - 10/31/17
Overall Status: 1/18
Level 1: 3/6
Level 2: 0/9
Level 3: 0/3

Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.

Africa
Asia
Australia - Words in Deep Blue 12/8/17
Europe - The Girl Before 11/17/17 (United Kingdom)
North America - The Perfect Stranger 11/1/17 (Pennsylvania )
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries


Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination :

Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination


message 24: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun exploring Kim!


message 25: by Jillian (last edited Sep 19, 2019 07:04AM) (new)

Jillian | 1484 comments I am in!
DONE
Level one
Africa-South Africa
Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood/Trevor Noah 3/28/18 ★★★★
Asia- China
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik Throne of Jade/Naomi Novik 1/30/18 ★★★
Australia-
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak I Am the Messenger/Markus Zusak 1/7/17
Europe- (United Kingdom)
Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter A Biography of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise/Lucinda Hawksley 11/24/2017 ★★★
North America- (NH, USA)
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements A Week in the Woods/Andrew Clements 11/10/17 ★★★★
South America- Chile
33 Men by Jonathan Franklin 33 Men/Jonathan Franklin 2/11/18 ★★★★

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries

North America-
Louisiana
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris Dead Until Dark/Charlaine Harris 3/31/18 ★★★★

New York
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby/F. Scott Fitzgerald 4/6/18 ★★★★

Arizona
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Sprinkle with Murder/Jenn McKinlay 4/13/18 ★★★

Europe
Lindisfarne Island (Northumberland, UK)
The Laird's Labyrinth by Victoria Benchley The Laird's Labyrinth/Victoria Benchley 4/9/18 ★★★

Germany
Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade A Duty Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death/Kurt Vonnegut 4/14/18 ★★★★

United Kingdom
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights/Emily Brontë 4/23/18 ★★★★

Australia
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty Three Wishes/Liane Moriarty 8/25/18 ★★

Africa
South Africa
Hero of the Empire The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill/Candice Millard 11/4/18 ★★★★

Ghana
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Homegoing/Yaa Gyasi 7/12/19

Egypt
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters Crocodile on the Sandbank/Elizabeth Peters 8/11/19

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
3 Books


United States

Iowa
Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson Gilead/Marilynne Robinson 8/29/19

Illinois
When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica When the Lights Go Out/Mary Kubica 9/2/19

North Carolina
The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #1) by Ellery Adams The Secret, Book & Scone Society/Ellery Adams 9/10/19


message 26: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun with this Jillian!


message 27: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Apr 02, 2021 09:20AM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 219 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018


Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
6/6


Africa - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 04/22/18
Asia - The Woman on the Orient Express Lindsay Jayne Ashford 02/03/18
Australia - Remember to Forget Ashley Royer 05/03/18
Europe - The Silkworm Robert Galbraith 11/22/17
North America - Fatal Jealousy: The True Story of a Doomed Romance, a Singular Obsession, and a Quadruple Murder Colin McEvoy 11/09/17
South America - Cold in the Shadows Toni Anderson 12/28/18

Level Two: Country Hopping
9/9

Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries

North America
1. Country/State - Florida - Ghost Shadow Heather Graham 01/10/19
2. Country/State - Pennsylvania Fatal Jealousy: The True Story of a Doomed Romance, a Singular Obsession, and a Quadruple Murder Colin McEvoy 01/11/19
3. Country/State - Oregon - Gideon's Gift Karen Kingsbury 01/22/19

South America
1. Country -Argentina - Furia Yamile Saied Méndez 11/11/2020
2. Country - Brazil - The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon David Grann 01/17/2021
3. Country - PERU - Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 03/06/2021

EUROPE
1. Country - England Silent in the Sanctuary Deanna Raybourn 01/05/2019
2. Country - Denmark The Keeper of Lost Causes Jussi Adler-Olsen 03/07/19
3. Country - France - The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman 04/24/19

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination
3/3


Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination

Country- North America - United States
Chosen because I think it would be nice to visit each state

1. OREGON - Snowbound Janice Kay Johnson 03/15/2021
2. MASSACHUSETTS - Burn Boston Burn: "The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country" Wayne M. Miller 04/01/2021
3. NEW HAMPSHIRE - Notes on a Silencing Lacy Crawford 03/17/2021


message 28: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Enjoy your travels, Bev!


message 29: by Olivermagnus (last edited Jun 14, 2018 04:13AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 578 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018

18
of 18 completed

Level One: Explore the World - 6 Books
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.

Africa - The Painted Queen - Elizabeth Peters - 1/6/18 - Egypt
Asia - A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - 12/5/17 - India
Australia (Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands) - Never Never - James Patterson - 11/24/17 - Australia
Europe - Greyfriars Bobby - Eleanor Atkinson - 11/5/17 - Scotland
North America - Innocent in Death - J.D. Robb - 11/3/17 - New York City
South America - American Visa - Juan De Recacoechea - 2/2/18 - Bolivia

Level Two: Country Hopping - 9 Books
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.

Europe
1. The Saboteur - Andrew Gross - 2/5/18 - Norway
2. The Scarred Woman - Jussi Adler-Olsen - 2/11/18 - Denmark
3. Death Below Stairs - Jennifer Ashley - 5/13/18 - England

Australia
1. Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay - 2/13/18
2. On the Beach - Nevil Shute - 3/30/18
3. The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton - 4/21/18

Asia
1. Go - Kazuki Kaneshiro - 2/3/18 - Japan
2. Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials - Ovidia Yu - 3/8/18 - Singapore
3. Black Order - James Rollins - 5/10/18 - Nepal

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination - 3 Books
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.

England
1. The Girl from the Savoy - Hazel Gaynor - 5/19/18
2. Dead If You Don't - Peter James - 6/7/18
3. Dying Truth - Angela Marsons - 6/12/18


message 30: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Enjoy your trip Lynda!


message 31: by ~Michelle~ (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 113 comments ~Michelle~'s Discover Your Dream Destination
Duration: 11/5/17 - 11/4/18
Overall Status: 1/18
Level 1: 1/6
Level 2: 0/9
Level 3: 0/3

Level One: Explore the World

Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.

Africa
Asia
Australia
Europe
North America
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries


Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination :


Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination


message 32: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Happy Travels Michelle!


message 33: by Margaret (last edited Jun 03, 2018 07:38AM) (new)

Margaret (igem36) Please add me to this challenge. November 20, 2017 - November 19, 2018.


Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.

Africa
Asia
Australia
- The Dry by Jane Harper - set in Kiewarra (fictional), Australia
Europe - The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - finished November 30, 2017 - set in Italy
North America - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf - finished 1-10-18 - set in Colorado, USA
South America


message 34: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun Margaret!!


message 35: by Cecile (new)

Cecile Grudzinski | 49 comments I’d love to join in on this one Jan.


message 36: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Great Cecile! Have fun :)


message 37: by Viji (last edited Dec 25, 2017 09:32AM) (new)

Viji | 37 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
Duration: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018

Level 1: 1/6
Level 2: 0/9
Level 3: 0/3


Level One: Explore the World
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.
6 Books Total

Africa
Asia
Australia (Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands)
Europe
North America (Includes Central America & Caribbean Islands)
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.
9 Books Total

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
3 Books


message 38: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Have fun Viji!!


message 39: by Viji (new)

Viji | 37 comments Jan wrote: "Have fun Viji!!"

Thanks, Jan.


message 40: by Cecile (last edited Feb 18, 2018 10:03AM) (new)

Cecile Grudzinski | 49 comments Discover Your Dream Destination
January 1st, 2018 - December 31, 2018
0/18

Level One: Explore the World

Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents.
0/6

Africa
Asia -
Australia - Silver Bay - February 11, 2018
Europe
North America
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries
0/9

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Chosen Destination
0/3


message 41: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments You are all linked up Cecile! Enjoy the challenge.


message 42: by Andrea (last edited Mar 19, 2019 07:21PM) (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 207 comments I'm in for this one. Sounds like a lot of fun and a great challenge to accomplish. Thanks for such an amazing challenge!

Discover Your Dream Destination
February 2018 - January 2019

Level One: Explore the World
1. Africa
Country: Sudan
When the Nile Runs Red by DiAnn Mills 3/20/18
2. Asia
Country: India
Daughter of the Ganges: The Story of One Girl's Adoption and Her Return Journey to India by Asha Miró (GM) 3/13/18
3. Australia
Country: Australia
The Heart Between Us: Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List by Lindsay Harrel 2/7/18
4. Europe
Country: Germany
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke 2/7/18
5. North America
Country: United States
Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer 3/10/18
6. South America
Country: Bolivia
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann (GM) 2/14/18
When the Nile Runs Red by DiAnn Mills Daughter of the Ganges The Story of One Girl's Adoption and Her Return Journey to India by Asha Miró The Heart Between Us Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List by Lindsay Harrel Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Level Two: Country Hopping
7. Continent: Europe
Country: France
The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron 4/9/18
8. Continent: Europe
Country: Wales
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White 8/17/18
9. Continent: Europe
Country: Germany; Prussia (German state until 1947)
Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma 3/24/18
10. Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma 3/29/18
11. Continent: Asia
Country: Israel
Reaching for Wonder: Encountering Christ When Life Hurts by Marlo Schalesky 10/31/18
12. Continent: Asia
Country: North Korea
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park 5/17/18
13. Continent: North America
Country: United States; Missouri
My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer 3/30/18
14. Continent: North America
Country: United States; Kansas
Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer 3/26/18
15. Continent: North America
Country: United States; Montana
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson 10/19/18
The Lost Castle (The Lost Castle, #1) by Kristy Cambron A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England, #2) by Roseanna M. White Daisies Are Forever (Women of Courage #2) by Liz Tolsma Remember the Lilies (Women of Courage #3) by Liz Tolsma Reaching for Wonder Encountering Christ When Life Hurts by Marlo Schalesky In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1) by Kirby Larson

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination
Dream Destination: Montana, United States
Why: I've loved it forever, have been there twice, and am eager to return.
16. The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson 12/14/18
Rockford, Montana
17. The Angel of Bastogne by Gilbert Morris 12/15/18
Billings, Montana
18. Land of My Heart by Tracie Peterson 2/11/19
Virginia City, Montana and a ranch about 25 miles away
The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson The Angel of Bastogne by Gilbert Morris Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana, #1) by Tracie Peterson


message 43: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Welcome to your first Wanderlust challenge Andrea! Hope you have fun :)


message 44: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 207 comments Thanks, Jan! I'm already anticipating the journey.


message 45: by Agnieszka (last edited Feb 22, 2018 09:36AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 218 comments Cool Idea!

Discover Your Dream Destination
Duration:
2/3/18 - 2/2/19
Completed levels: 0/3
Books read: 0/18
100+, complete levels in order


Level One: Explore the World 3/6
Read a Book that takes place in each of the below Continents. Tell us what country each book is from.

Africa
Asia Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts 3* 2/17 South China Sea, Vietnam, (Thailand, Hong Kong, Laos)
Australia (Includes New Zealand and all the Surrounding Islands)
Europe Die Klaviatur des Todes: Deutschlands bekanntester Rechtsmediziner klärt auf by Michael Tsokos 3* 2/16 lit. trasl. The Keyboard of Death: Germany's Most Famous Forensic Pathologist Explains (Enlightens or Solves - as in a crime - word play with several meanings) Germany (Berlin)
North America (Includes Central America & Caribbean Islands) Totenmontag=Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs 3* 2/14 - Canada (Montreal)
South America

Level Two: Country Hopping 0/9
Choose 3 Continents and read 3 Books from 3 Different countries/regions/states from each of your chosen continents. *Please note your countries when posting your books.
North America
Europe
Asia

Level Three: Pick Your Dream Destination 0/3
Choose the country from the books you read in Level Two that you would most like to visit and tell us why. Now spend some time there by reading three books that take place in your chosen Dream Destination.
Canada/Israel/Poland/Germany/USA


message 46: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 218 comments I have already two questions:

1. Israel belongs politically to Europe, but geographically to Asia - does it count to Asia in this challenge?

2. Russia is mostly set in Asia, but also in Europe - does it count to Asia for this challenge as well or depending on the city/town the book is set in?
Winter Palace is set in St. Petersburg so would it count for Europe or Asia?


message 47: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Feb 03, 2018 09:02AM) (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Welcome to the fun Agnieszka!

Good questions! I would prefer you the geographic location so for Israel, you would use Asia. But really you could use Russia for either one you need.

Russia is tricky - I would go by location - St Petersburg would be Europe but the southern area would be Asia.

In the resource section of the group there are a couple tools to help.
Map Help


message 48: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 218 comments Jan wrote: "Welcome to the fun Agnieszka!

Good questions! I would prefer you the geographic location so for Israel, you would use Asia. But really you could use Russia for either one you need.

Russia is tr..."


Thank you, I just prefer to know before I start to line up my books :-)


message 49: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 207 comments Book one:
Level One: Explore the World
#4 Europe
Country: Germany
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
2/7/18


message 50: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11600 comments Nice job Andrea! Hope you enjoyed the book and the visit to Germany.


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