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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Nov 16, 2017 08:24AM) (new)

Jan | 12575 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
Year from Start Date

Everyone love A-Z Challenges! Let's do locations but with a little twist - they must be real places!!

For each letter A through Z, read a book in which the location name begins with the corresponding letter. For the difficult letters Q, X, Y and Z, you may use locations where the letter appears somewhere in the location name. Only real locations will work for this challenge.

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. When you have finished the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

Happy traveling!!


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message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Apr 12, 2018 04:03PM) (new)

Jan | 12575 comments My Spot

A-Z Real Life Locations
October 22, 2017 - October 21, 2018
26/26

A - Africa: Drums on the Night Air by Veronica Cecil 12/13/17***
B - Burgundy: My Grape Year: by Laura Bradbury 11/17/17*****
C - Colorado: Flame Moon by K.J. Jackson 11/2/17***
D - Dallas, Texas: The Pajama Frame by Diane Vallere 4/6/18****
E - England: Murder on Thames by Matthew Costello 11/9/17***
F - France: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 11/19/17***
G - Georgia: Like Peaches and Pickles by Muriel Ellis Pritchett 3/31/18**
H - Hawaii: In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans 1/8/18****
I - Ireland: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue 12/24/17*****
J - Johannesburg, South Africa: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 3/14/18****
K - Kauai: Kaua'i Me a River by JoAnn Bassett 2/8/18
L - London: Changeless by Gail Carriger 11/7/17****
M - Missouri: If Fried Chicken Could Fly Paige Shelton 12/7/17***
N - Norfolk: The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor 12/2/17****
O - Orange County, CA: Raiders of the Lost Bark by Sparkle Abbey 12/2/17***
P - Pennsylvania: Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson 11/11/17***
Q - Quebec: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny 11/8/17*****
R - Russia: Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander 12/12/17***
S - Scotland: Artifact by Gigi Pandian 10/25/17****
T - Tennessee: Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine 2/22/18****
U - Ur: The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 11/13/17****
V - Vancouver (Sophie's Story): To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey 12/27/17***
W - Washington D.C: Black Harvest by Alex Lukeman 11/16/17***
X - PhoeniX: MacDeath by Cindy Brown 1/6/18***
Y - York: Sovereign by C.J. Sansom 1/26/18****
Z - AriZona: MacDeath by Cindy Brown 1/6/18***


message 4: by Denise (last edited Mar 09, 2018 07:24AM) (new)

Denise | 2510 comments A-Z Real Life Locations

October 22, 2017-October 21, 2018

Alaska - The Monkey's Wrench by Primo Levi 1.16.18
Baghdad -The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 11.8.17
Canada - Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt 11.5.17
Denmark - The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen 10/28/17
England - Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson 10.30.17
France - When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18
G - Gothenberg, Sweden The Fire Dance by Helene Tursten 12.7.17
H - High Holborn, London - Murder on High Holborn by Susanna Gregory 2.17.18
Iceland - Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík by Arnaldur Indridason 11.7.17
Jerusalem - When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zennati 1.24.18
Kent, England A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd 11.20.17
L -London, England Death in St James's Park by Susanna Gregory 12.5.17
M - Manhattan Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb 12.20.17
North Sea, England Out of the Past by Patricia Wentworth 11.14.17
O - Olympic Peninsula, Washington Catalogue of Death by Jo Dereske 12.9.17
Prague Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka 1.1.18
Quebec, Glass Houses by Louise Penny 11.19.17
Rovna, Russia The Beast in the Red Forest by Sam Eastland 11.28.17
S - Strabane, Ireland Borderlands 12.4.17
Tenerife - The Beige Man by Helene Tursten 1.8.18
United Kingdom The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey 11.12.17
Vichy Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18
Washington (State) Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence by Jo Dereske 11.10.17
X-LuXembourg The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 by Amos Elon 3.9.18
Y-New York City, NY - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 2.21.18
Z-Zealand (Denmark) The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell 1.30.18


message 5: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Denise!


message 6: by Joann (last edited Jan 15, 2018 09:52AM) (new)

Joann M  (owlreviewbooks) | 29 comments Going to give this a try.
Starting Nov 1st.

A-Z Real Life Locations
October 22, 2017 - October 21, 2018

A
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D Dublin Bloodfever 1/13/18
E
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M Minnesota Little House on the Prairie 1/8/18
N New York. A Miracle at Macy's 1/5/18
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message 7: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Have fun Joann :)


message 8: by Sainabou (last edited Feb 13, 2019 09:40AM) (new)

Sainabou | 46 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
October 22, 2017 - October 21, 2018
Progress: 11/26

A
B- Boston- Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen 15/11/17 ****
C- California- My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren 20/12/18 ****
D- Dublin- Faefever by Karen Marie Moning 09/02/19 ****
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L- London- The Duke and I by Julia Quinn 05/02/19 ****
M- Millrise- The Man Who Can't Be Moved by Tilly Tennant 15/11/17 **
N- Nigeria- Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo 15/12/17 ****
O-Oklahoma- The Outsider by Stephen King 29/01/19 ***
P- Portland- All About the D by Lex Martin 18/11/17 ****
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S- Siberia- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 30/12/18 *****
T- Texas- The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin 11/12/18 ****
U- Utah- By Your Side by Kasie West 21/11/17 ***
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message 9: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Oct 23, 2017 09:25AM) (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Hi MissB!!! Welcome to the group and to the challenge!


message 10: by Sainabou (new)

Sainabou | 46 comments Thanks Jan :)


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome to the challenge Tia!


message 12: by Jackie (last edited Sep 30, 2018 02:13PM) (new)

Jackie | 105 comments Wanderlust Challenges


Smorgasbord > A-Z Real Life Locations

November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018

Completed 7/26

A
√ B Baghdad, Iraq The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford READ 11/19/2017 5 stars
√ C Columbine, Colorado Columbine by Dave Cullen READ 11/13/2017 4 stars
√ D Darmstadt, Germany The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff READ 11/3/2017 4 stars
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√ N New York City New York Wonder by R.J. Palacio READ 2/20/2018 5 stars
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√ P Paris, France A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable READ 1/26/2018 4 stars
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√ S Sugar Land, Texas John's Story: Through the Valley and Beyond by Sara Jane White READ 11/12/2017 4 stars
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√ Z Zurich. Switzerland The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict READ 1/8/2018 5 stars

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Columbine by Dave Cullen The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Wonder (Wonder, #1) by R.J. Palacio A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable John's Story Through the Valley and Beyond by Sara Jane White The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict


message 13: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Have fun Jackie!


message 14: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 09, 2018 08:32AM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 535 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
October 23, 2017 - October 22, 2018
26/26


Aleppo, Syria - The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian 11/1/17 ***
Baltimore, Maryland - Digging to America Anne Tyler 11/30/17 **
California - When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 10/23/17 **
Dallas, Texas - If I'm Found Terri Blackstock 1/11/18 ***
England - Dark, Witch & CreamyH.Y. Hanna 10/30/17 ****
F Finland Santa's Secret Serenity Woods 12/6/2018 ***
Germany A Grimm Warning Chris Colfer 11/25/17 ***
Hanzhou, China - Peony in Love Lisa See 5/11/18
Indiana - My Life Before Me Norah McClintock 12/1/17
J Japan A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea Masaji Ishikawa 11/49/2018 ****
Kosciusko, MS -Oprah Kitty Kelley 1/10/18*
Los Angeles - Instant Mom Nia Vardalos 11/11/17 ***
Minnesota - Lemon Meringue Pie Murder Joanne Fluke 10/23/17 *
Natchez, Mississippi - The Quiet Game Greg Iles 11/13/17 *****
O Oregon - Dashing Through the SnowDebbie Macomber 12/13/17 ***
P Perugia, Italy - Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir Amanda Knox 1/18/18 ***
Q Quebec, Canada The Home for Unwanted Girls Joanna Goodman 6/28/18 ****
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted Criminals William Queen 11/8/17 **
South Carolina - The Christmas Pearl Dorothea Benton Frank 12/1/17-
Texas Under a Texas Sky Dorothy Garlock 1/30/18
Ukraine - In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke 12/21/17 ****
Virginia Follow the River James Alexander Thom 2/12/18 ***
Washington D.C. What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton 10/27/17 ****
X Texas The Time of My Life Patrick Swayze 2/13/18 *****
Y Wyoming - The Eagle Catcher Margaret Coel 12/26/17 **
Z Arizona The Devil's Highway: A True Story Luis Alberto Urrea 5/4/2018


message 15: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome to the challenge Kathryn!


message 16: by Marina H (last edited Oct 24, 2019 04:14AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
Duration: October 24, 2017 - October 23, 2018
Completed: 25/26

A Alaska - The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton 22/12/17
B Brooklyn - Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson 12/01/18
C: Cornwall - Peril at End House by Agatha Christie 01/11/17
D: Dublin - Vandmelonen by Marian Keyes 10/12/17
E: England - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 05/11/17
F: France - Nattergalen by Kristin Hannah 05/01/18
G: Germany - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 28/10/17
H: Hayden - Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah 22/08/18
I: Ireland - The Good People by Jessica Shattuck 22/11/17
J: Japan - The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura 23/01/18
K: Kent - En velbevaret hemmelighed by Kate Morton 03/10/18
L: Los Angeles -Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 03/11/17
M: Maine - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 13/12/17
N: North Pole - Mrs. Saint Nick by Caroline Mickelson 06/12/17
O: Orchard Island - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes 03/01/18
P: Paris - One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot 22/12/17
Q: Quebec - Still Life by Louise Penny 24/10/19
R: Rhode Island - For min søsters skyld by Jodi Picoult 07/04/18
S: San Francisco - Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 24/01/18
T: Transkei, South Africa - Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais 17/06/18
U: United Kingdom - Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 22/11/17
V: Virginia - Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley 29/01/18
W: Washington D.C. - Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich 28/03/18
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Y: Yukon - The Call of the Wild by Jack London 11/01/18
Z: Auschwitz - Pigen fra Auschwitz by Morten Vestergaard 15/03/18


message 17: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Have fun Marina!


message 18: by Allie (last edited Nov 22, 2017 06:09PM) (new)

Allie | 940 comments A-Z Locations
10/24/17 to 10/23/18

0/26

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E - England: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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message 19: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Allie!


message 20: by Karen ♐ (last edited Nov 09, 2018 03:09PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 694 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
Must be real places
October 24, 2017 - October 23, 2018
23 Completed


♐A - Australia - Fighting Redemption Kate McCarthy - 10/24
♐B - Baghdad - The Woman on the Orient Express Lindsay Jayne Ashford - 11/11
♐C - California - My Kind of Christmas Robyn Carr - 11/6
♐D - Dallas - Never Say Never Nicole Edwards - 3/11
♐E - England - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
♐F - Florida - Driven Lori Sjoberg - 10/27
♐G - Georgia - Entrapment Aleatha Romig - 10/28
♐H - Hawaii - Unleashed Cherrie Lynn - 8/2
♐I - Illinois - Bound by Duty Cora Reilly - 11/20
♐J - Jasper, MS - Deadly Fear Cynthia Eden - 4/17
♐K - Kentucky - Fire On The Farm Betty Shreffler - 12/9
♐L - Louisiana - Ruthless King Meghan March - 11/12
♐M - Montana - Duncan's Bride Linda Howard - 11/16
♐N - New York - Deception Aleatha Romig - 10/25
♐O - Oklahoma - Blaze Susan Fanetti - 2/22
♐P - Pennsylvania - Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3/18
♐Q - Quantico - A Cold Dark Place Toni Anderson - 6/19/18
♐R - Rhode Island - Love After Dark Marie Force - 11/3
♐S - Seattle - Parker's Passion Sabrina York - 1/30
♐T - Texas - Jared Nicole Edwards - 10/31
♐U - UK - One Plus One Jojo Moyes - 5/31
♐V - Vermont - Bountiful Sarina Bowen - 12/6
♐W - Washington - My Sister's Grave Robert Dugoni - 10/24
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message 21: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Karen!


message 22: by Book Concierge (last edited Jul 11, 2018 06:49PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1320 comments A-to-Z Real Life Locations
Begins: 01Nov17 / Ends: 31Oct18


26 / 26 completed

A - Albuquerque - Rio Grande Fall ✔ – 05Dec17
B - Boston - A Man of His Own ✔ – 08Dec17
C - California - The Magician's Assistant ✔ – 16Nov17
D - District of Columbia - Chocolate Chocolate ✔ - 26Nov17
E - England - Educating Rita ✔ - 01Nov17
F - Fjällbacka - The Hidden Child ✔ – 02Nov17
G - Ghana - Homegoing ✔ – 07Mar18
H - Honduras - The Lost City of the Monkey God ✔ – 26Nov17
I - India - Imaginary Men ✔ – 07Dec17
J - Johanessburg - Born a Crime ✔ – 13Dec17
K - Kansas - The Good Lord Bird ✔ – 28Nov17
L - Las Vegas - 'Round Midnight ✔ – 01Feb18
M - Maine - A Piece of the World ✔ – 10Nov17
N - North Carolina - Miss Julia Hits the Road ✔ – 06Nov17
O - Ohio - Hillbilly Elegy ✔ – 06Dec17
P - Portland - The Girl Who Fell from the Sky ✔ – 01Jan18
Q - Qaanaaq (Greenland) - Smilla's Sense of Snow ✔ – 12May18
R - Russia - A Gentleman in Moscow ✔ – 29Nov17
S - Spirit Island - The Birchbark House ✔ – 19Dec17
T - Tsavo National Park - Love, Life, and Elephants ✔ – 06Dec17
U - United States - The Making of the President 1960 ✔ – 15Nov17
V - Virginia - Hidden Figures ✔ – 18Jan18
W - Washington (the state) - Victim Six ✔ – 18Nov17
X - meXico - The Xibalba Murders ✔ – 24Nov17
Y - Yorkshire - All Creatures Great and Small ✔ – 14Nov17
Z - iZalco (El Salvador) - Bitter Grounds ✔ – 23June18
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message 23: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1320 comments QUESTION: If the "town" is fictitious, but the state / country is real can the state/country be used?

Example: Storyton Hall is a fictitious manor in the hills of Virginia. So could I use this for "V" location, as Virginia is a real-life state?


message 24: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Oct 25, 2017 08:00AM) (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Sorry BC...it needs to be a real town. In a few months we will have an A-Z with fictitious locations.

Welcome to the challenge!


message 25: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1320 comments Jan wrote: "Sorry BC...it needs to be a real town. In a few months we will have an A-Z with fictitious locations.

Welcome to the challenge!"


I understand if I were using "S" for the town name

But I'm talking about using "V" for the state name ... they talk a lot about the hills of Virginia, etc in the book. And Virginia is a real place, after all.

I guess I'm confused by the term "location" ... the task description does not specify a city/town, state or country.


message 26: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Gotcha! Yes, that would work then BC.


message 27: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1320 comments Jan wrote: "Gotcha! Yes, that would work then BC."

Thanks Jen .... after all that discussion, I'll have the book finished by tomorrow, so it won't count for this challenge anyway! LOL But good to know in general.


message 28: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Sep 23, 2018 01:51AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1013 comments I'll try this one...
A-Z Real Life Locations
October 22, 2017 - October 21, 2018

Ashland (Oregon): Ellie Alexander, Another One Bites the Crust 26 Feb. 2018 4*
Barcelona (Spain): Alicia Giménez Bartlett, Sei casi per Petra Delicado 14 Dec. 2017 4*
Charleston (South Carolina): Laura Childs, Dragonwell Dead 12 Nov. 2017 4 1/2 *
Dublin (Ireland): John Banville, False piste 6 Jan. 2018 3*
Edinburgh (Scotland) : Kate Carlisle, If Books Could Kill 21 Nov. 2017 5*
Fjällbacka (Sweden): Camilla Läckberg, Il bambino segreto 25 Dec. 2017 5*
Glacier NP (Montana): Nevada Barr, Blood Lure 22 Feb. 2018 4 1/2*
Hebrides (Scotland): Monica McCarty, Going Dark 29 Mar. 2018 5*
Ireland: Patricia Gibney, L'ospite inatteso 20 Sep. 2018 4*
Jersey Shore (New Jersey): Tina Kashian, Stabbed in the Baklava 16 Sep. 2018 4*
Kentucky (Normal and Daniel Boone NSP): Tonya Kappes, Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries 22 Sep. 2018 3 1/2*
Lausanne (Switzerland) Tracee de Hahn, Swiss Vendetta 8 Feb. 2018 4 1/2*
Mount Rainier NP (Washington): Karen Barnett, The Road to Paradise: A Vintage National Parks Novel 4 Nov. 2017 4 1/2 *
New Orleans (Louisiana): Laura Childs, Gossamer Ghost 29 Oct. 2017 4 1/2 *
Oxford (England): H.Y. Hanna,Muffins and Mourning Tea 14 Nov. 2017 4 1/2 *
Portland (Oregon): Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, Natural Thorn Killer 2 May 2018 5*
Albuquerque (New Mexico): M.K. Coker, Dead Hot: A Dakota Mystery 26 Aug. 2018 5*
Rock Island SP (Wisconsin): Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 6 Aug. 2018 4 1/2*
San Francisco (California): Kate Carlisle, The Lies That Bind 15 Dec. 2017 5*
Turin (Italy): Alice Basso, La scrittrice del mistero 29 Jul. 2018 5*
Utah (Glen Canyon NRA): Nevada Barr, The Rope 3 Jun. 2018 4 1/2*
Val Senales (Italy): Lenz Koppelstätter, Omicidio sul ghiacciaio 1 Jul. 2018 4 1/2*
Wisconsin (Old World Wisconsin): Kathleen Ernst, The Heirloom Murders 28 Nov. 2017 5*
Oxford (England): H.Y. Hanna, Four Puddings and a Funeral 14 Mar. 2018 5*
Yosemite NP (California): Karen Barnett, Where the Fire Falls 16 Jul. 2018 4 1/2*
Arizona (Sun City West): J.C. Eaton, Ditched 4 Murder 30 dic. 2017 4*


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

You guys should start learning German: Der Himmel über Quickborn: Roman (The Sky above Quickborn) is a pretty nice read, and yes, Quickborn is a real town in Germany ;)


message 30: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Rosa wrote: "You guys should start learning German: Der Himmel über Quickborn: Roman (The Sky above Quickborn) is a pretty nice read, and yes, Quickborn is a real town in Germany ;)"

I tried in college and failed miserably :(


message 31: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Enjoy the challenge Patrizia!


message 32: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 26, 2017 08:10AM) (new)

Jan wrote: "I tried in college and failed miserably :("

I don't think you missed more than an easy Q location book, it's not the prettiest language out there... ;)

(I failed miserably in French and Russian, and no love lost there)


message 33: by Kim. E. (last edited Jan 02, 2018 11:52AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 61 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
Duration: 11/1/17 to 10/31/18
Status:13/26 as of 12/31/17

A - Amgash, Illinois Anything Is Possible 11/15/17
B
C - California One of Us Is Lying 11/2/17
D -
E - Evansville Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly 12/19/17
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I - Indianapolis. Madam Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure 11/12/17
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L - London The Magician's Nephew 12/6/17
M - Minneapolis Ashes to Ashes 11/24/17
N - Nantucket The Identicals 11/21/17
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P - Pennsylvania The Perfect Stranger 11/1/17
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S - Stillhouse Lake 11/6/17
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U - United Kingdom The Girl Before 11/17/17
V - Victoria, Australia Words in Deep Blue 12/8/17
W - Seattle, Washington. Firefly Lane 11/9/17
X
Y - Yorkshire, England Wuthering Heights 12/13/17
Z


message 34: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Kim!!


message 35: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Sep 30, 2020 01:01PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 239 comments completed - 09/29/2020


A-Z Real Life Locations
October 22, 2017 - October 21, 2018
26/26

A - Austria - The Lincoln Myth Steve Berry 03/07/18
B - Baghdad - The Woman on the Orient Express Lindsay Jayne Ashford02/03/18
C - Colorado - The Bookseller Cynthia Swanson 11/15/2017
D - D.C. - Cross the Line James Patterson 07/21/18
E - England - A Scone to Die For H.Y. Hanna 07/15/18
F - Florida - Not Without Hope Nick Schuyler 11/29/17
G - Georgia - The Kept Woman Karin Slaughter 01/16/18
H - Harlem - The Fire Next Time James Baldwin 05/15/18
I - Illinois - A Season of Gifts Richard Peck 01/23/18
J - Johannesburg - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 04/22/18
K - Kansas - Love and First Sight Josh Sundquist 06/08/18
L - Louisianna - The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story Miriam C. Davis 11/10/2017
M - Maine - Without Warning David Rosenfelt 02/05/18
N - New York - Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero Michael Hingson 11/08/2017
O - Ohio - The One Safe Place Tania Unsworth 12/12/17
P - Pennsylvania - Fatal Jealousy: The True Story of a Doomed Romance, a Singular Obsession, and a Quadruple Murder Colin McEvoy 11/09/2017
Q - Quebec - A Great Reckoning Louise Penny 09/29/2020
R -Rhode Island - The Divorce Papers Susan Rieger 02/10/18
S - South Carolina - A Lowcountry Christmas Mary Alice Monroe 12/08/17
T - Texas - One Night with a Cowboy: A Western Romance Sampler: Once a Rancher\Untamed\One Night Charmer\Rustler's Moon\Home on the Ranch\Hard Rain Linda Lael Miller 11/29/17
U - United Kingdom - By Winter's Light Stephanie Laurens 12/15/17
V - Vienna - Vienna NocturneVivien Shotwell 01/31/18
W - Washington - He's So Fine Jill Shalvis 12/04/17
X - Texas - The Waco Siege: An American Tragedy Jack Rosewood 10/03/18
Y - Yugoslavia - Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity Ingrid Von Oelhafen 02/14/18
Z - Arizona - Cake J. Bengtsson 11/06/18

Note :
"Y" - the story takes place in both Germany and Yugoslavia
"A" - the story takes place in Austria, Denmark and Utah


message 36: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Bev :)


message 37: by Olivermagnus (last edited Jul 23, 2018 01:49PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 611 comments A - Z Real Life Locations
November 2017 - October 31, 2018
26
/26 Completed

A - Australia - Never Never - James Patterson - 11/25/17
B - Bratislava - Dark Dreams - Michael Genelin - 11/28/17
C - California - Two Kinds of Truth - Michael Connelly - 11/6/17
D - Denmark - The Scarred Woman - Jussi Adler-Olsen - 2/13/18
E - England - The Widow - Fiona Barton - 11/2/17
F - France - Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe - Sandra Gulland - 11/17/17
G - Glasgow - The Twilight Time - Karen Campbell - 11/24/17
H - Hove, England - Dead If You Don't - Peter James - 6/7/18
I - India - A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - 12/5/17
J - Japan - Go - Kazuki Kaneshiro - 2/4/18
K - Kansas - The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engel - 2/22/18
L - Lake Tahoe - Cool Heat - Richter Watkins - 12/19/17
M - Myanmar - The Jungle - Clive Cussler - 11/14/17
N - New York - Innocent in Death - J.D. Robb - 11/3/17
O - Oregon - A Merciful Death - Kendra Elliot - 11/12/17
P - Pennsylvania - One Perfect Lie - Lisa Scottoline - 12/17/17
Q - Quebec -A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny - 7/17/18
R - Rome - Daughters of Rome - Kate Quinn - 12/24/17
S - Scotland - Grayfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Skye Terrier - Eleanor Atkinson - 11/5/17
T - Tennessee - The Liar - Nora Roberts - 11/20/17
U - Uzbekistan - Mirage - Clive Cussler - 3/11/18
V - Vermont - Second Glance - Jodi Picoult - 11/16/17
W - Wyoming - The Midnight Line - Lee Child - 11/13/17
X - Xibalba, Mexico - The Xibalba Murders -Lyn Hamilton - 7/13/18
Y - Yorkshire - Untie My Heart - Judith Ivory - 7/9/18
Z - Zululand, South Africa - Black Order - James Rollins - 5/10/18


message 38: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Lynda!


message 39: by Cecile (last edited Feb 18, 2018 10:04AM) (new)

Cecile Grudzinski | 49 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
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message 40: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Welcome Cecile!


message 41: by Cecile (new)

Cecile Grudzinski | 49 comments Thank you Jan!


message 42: by Karen (last edited Sep 12, 2019 08:20AM) (new)

Karen | 566 comments Well, why not being as I'm reading a book set in Mississippi right now.

A-Z Real Life Locations
December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018

A - Australia - A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden 5/12/18
B - Brazil - Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson 10/14/18
C - Connecticut - Going Wild: Adventures with Birds in the Suburban Wilderness by Robert Winkler 1/20/18
D - Douglas (Isle of Man) - Aunt Bessie Considers by Diana Xarissa 2/25/19
E - Ecuador - Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee 9/21/18
F - France - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn read by Saskia Maarleveld 8/16/18
G - Galilee - The Bronze Bow byElizabeth George Speare 1/7/18
H - Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović 3/20/19
I - India - The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar 6/25/18
J - Johannesburg, South Africa - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah read by the author 3/22/18
K Kentucky - The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton 2/14/18
L - Los Angeles - The Library Book by Susan Orlean 11/6/18
M Mississippi - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 12/12/17
N - New York City - The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 2/9/18
O - Ontario - The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford 1/13/19
P - Philadelphia - The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis 8/23/18
Q - Queen Charlotte Islands, BC - The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant 4/13/18
R - Russia - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 11/28/18
S - Spain - Love and Ruin by Paula McLain 3/10/18
T - Tennessee - The Atomic City Girls: A Novel by Janet Beard read by Xe Sands 6/15/18
U - United Kingdom - Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes 9/30/18
V - Vienna - Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell 1/19/18
W - Worcestershire - Black Swan Green by David Mitchell read by Kirby Heyborne 3/1/18
X - Luxembourg - The Elf of Luxembourg by Tom Weston 9/12/19
Y - Yemen - Henna House by Nomi Eve 1/19/19
Z - Zambia - The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness by Delia Owens 8/9/19


message 43: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments What's one more challenge Karen! Do you have grandbaby is your arms right now?


message 44: by Karen (new)

Karen | 566 comments Not yet - had to work today. Leaving first thing tomorrow morning. Should be holding him by noon.

Yes - one more challenge...


message 45: by Viji (new)

Viji | 39 comments A-Z Real Life Locations
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message 46: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Looks like you are getting ready for a new year of challenges! Have fun, Viji!!


message 47: by Viji (new)

Viji | 39 comments Jan wrote: "Looks like you are getting ready for a new year of challenges! Have fun, Viji!!"

Thanks, Jan. I could not resist the Smorgasbord challenges!


message 48: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments FINISHED
A-Z Real Life Locations

October 22, 2017-October 21, 2018

Alaska - The Monkey's Wrench by Primo Levi 1.16.18
Baghdad -The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 11.8.17
Canada - Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt 11.5.17
Denmark - The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen 10/28/17
England - Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson 10.30.17
France - When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18
G - Gothenberg, Sweden The Fire Dance by Helene Tursten 12.7.17
H - High Holborn, London - Murder on High Holborn by Susanna Gregory 2.17.18
Iceland - Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík by Arnaldur Indridason 11.7.17
Jerusalem - When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zennati 1.24.18
Kent, England A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd 11.20.17
L -London, England Death in St James's Park by Susanna Gregory 12.5.17
M - Manhattan Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb 12.20.17
North Sea, England Out of the Past by Patricia Wentworth 11.14.17
O - Olympic Peninsula, Washington Catalogue of Death by Jo Dereske 12.9.17
Prague Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka 1.1.18
Quebec, Glass Houses by Louise Penny 11.19.17
Rovna, Russia The Beast in the Red Forest by Sam Eastland 11.28.17
S - Strabane, Ireland Borderlands 12.4.17
Tenerife - The Beige Man by Helene Tursten 1.8.18
United Kingdom The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey 11.12.17
Vichy Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18
Washington (State) Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence by Jo Dereske 11.10.17
X-LuXembourg The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 by Amos Elon 3.9.18
Y-New York City, NY - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 2.21.18
Z-Zealand (Denmark) The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell 1.30.18


message 49: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12575 comments Terrific job Denise!!!


message 50: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Jan wrote: "Terrific job Denise!!!"

thanks Jan:)


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