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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 31, 2017 09:10AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
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Travel the world in 2018. Books must be set in the region to count for the challenge, but can be either fiction or nonfiction.

You have two options for completing this challenge:

1. Read one book for each leg to go all the way around the world
2. Choose to stay in a particular region(s) for a more in-depth exploration (you choose how many books)

Bon Voyage!

Around the World
1st Leg: North America
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe
4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa
6th Leg: Asia
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 2: by LindaH (new)

LindaH | 153 comments I’m going to stay in one region, Britain, for this. Thanks for the flexibility, Renee.


message 3: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Jan 27, 2018 11:40AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
I am going around the world for this one.

1st leg: North America

Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Alaska, U.S.A.

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Mexico


message 4: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 15, 2018 09:48AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I'm going around the world this time too.

Around the World *Completed*

🚂 1st Leg: North America

The Kingdom (South Carolina)
Murder on Sisters' Row (New York)
A Familiar Tail (New Hampshire)
The Broken Girls (Vermont)
The House on Tradd Street (South Carolina)
The Widow's House (New York)
Lethal (Louisiana)
Walk on Earth a Stranger (Pioneer Trail)
Bellewether (New York)

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens A Familiar Tail (Witch's Cat Mystery, #1) by Delia James Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson The Broken Girls by Simone St. James The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1) by Karen White The Widow's House by Carol Goodman Lethal by Sandra Brown Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

🚙 2nd Leg: South America

The Seven Sisters (Brazil)

The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters, #1) by Lucinda Riley

🚃 3rd Leg: Europe

Nine Coaches Waiting (France)
Secrets of the Lighthouse (Ireland)
The Memorist (Austria)
The Castle of Otranto (Italy)
All Is Fair (England)
The Lost Book of the Grail (England)
A Place Beyond Courage (England)
The Moor (England)
One Corpse Too Many (England)
A Curious Beginning (England)
The Face of a Stranger (England)
A Useful Woman (England)
As the Crow Flies (England, France, Australia)
Murder at the Brightwell (England)
The Anatomist's Wife (Scotland)
A Perilous Undertaking (England)
When Gods Die (England)
Dissolution (England)

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart The Memorist (The Reincarnationist) by M.J. Rose The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole All Is Fair (The Split Worlds, #3) by Emma Newman The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett A Place Beyond Courage (William Marshal, #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) by Laurie R. King One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2) by Ellis Peters A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry
A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1) by Darcie Wilde As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) by Anna Lee Huber Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) by C.S. Harris Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom


🚎 4th Leg: Middle East

The Wrath & the Dawn (Persia/Iran)
The Rose & the Dagger (Persia/Iran)
Cybele's Secret (Turkey)

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) by Renée Ahdied The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2) by Renée Ahdied Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier

🛩 5th Leg: Africa

Daughter of the Sky (South Africa)
The Thousand Names (North Africa)

The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1) by Django Wexler Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener

🛵 6th Leg: Asia

The Star-Touched Queen (India)

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

🛥 7th Leg: Australia & Oceania

As the Crow Flies (England, France, Australia)
Evergreen Falls (Australia)

As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman


message 5: by LindaH (last edited Apr 19, 2018 05:58AM) (new)

LindaH | 153 comments I’m going to stay in one region, Europe.


➡️England
The Girls of Slender Means
South Riding
Slow Horses
Wives and Daughters
Magpie Murders

➡️ England, The Netherlands
Amsterdam

➡️ France
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
The Devil's Cave
Goodbye to All That
The Resistance Man
The Ambassadors

➡️ Germany
All Quiet on the Western Front


➡️ Denmark
Number the Stars


➡️ Switzerland
The Other Einstein

➡️ Italy
Ratking

➡️ Hungary, Austria
Beware of Pity


message 6: by Sonia (last edited Nov 17, 2018 02:15PM) (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I'm going to try for getting all regions. It's easy to read books just from your own country.

Around the World
1st Leg: North America
1. The Valkyries
2. Of Mice and Men
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe
1. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
2. An Infamous Army
3. A Farewell to Arms
4. Hot Water
5. Absolute Friends
6. Tender Is the Night
4th Leg: Middle East:
1. Exit West
5th Leg: Africa
6th Leg: Asia
1. The Jungle Books
2. The Midnight Palace
3. The Honourable Schoolboy
4. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 7: by Glennis (new)

Glennis | 136 comments I don't know how well I'll do with this...but...I like variety!
Around the World
1st Leg: North America - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe
4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa
6th Leg: Asia
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 8: by Clare (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments Around the World

1st Leg: North America
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe
4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa
6th Leg: Asia
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 9: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I finished two books this week which are both set in India - post 6. This wasn't planned, but is a good start to 2018 on this challenge I think.


message 10: by Trisha (last edited Oct 20, 2018 09:29AM) (new)

Trisha | 812 comments Around the World: I aim to visit as many areas as I can.

1st Leg: North America
Alaska: The Snow Child
Massachusetts: Ethan Frome
Minnesota: The Widow's Watcher
Ohio: The Last Runaway

2nd Leg: South America

3rd Leg: Europe
Many of my books are set in England so I’m looking for different regions too.
Norfolk: Dying Fall
Northumberland: High Force

Scotland, Isle of Lewis: The Blackhouse
Scotland, Shetland: White Nights

Belgium: Villette
Corfu: My Family and Other Animals
Finland & Sweden: The Eye of the Reindeer
France: All the Light We Cannot See
France: Chocolat
Germany: The Rider on the White Horse
Iceland: Snowblind
Russia: The Master and Margarita
Spain: Forgotten Women
Switzerland: Frankenstein
Switzerland: No Thoroughfare

4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa
Algeria: The Outsider
Kenya: The Constant Gardener

6th Leg: Asia
China: Half the World Away
India: A Passage To India
Japan: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
Japan: The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The Maldives: Swimming With Sharks
Sri Lanka (Ceylon): The Sapphire Widow

7th Leg: Australia & Oceania
Australia: Little Exiles


message 11: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Sonia wrote: "I finished two books this week which are both set in India - post 6. This wasn't planned, but is a good start to 2018 on this challenge I think."

Great start, Sonia!


message 12: by Anna (last edited Mar 23, 2018 07:16AM) (new)

Anna (kikina42) Didn't try that one last year, now I shall:

1st Leg: North America - American Gods
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe
4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa
6th Leg: Asia
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 13: by Kathy (last edited Feb 11, 2018 12:47PM) (new)

Kathy | 171 comments I will try:

1st Leg - North America
2nd Leg - South America
3rd Leg - Europe = Private, Paris by James Patterson
4th Leg - Middle East
5th Leg - Africa = The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
6th Leg - Asia
7th Leg -Australia


message 14: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Apr 16, 2018 08:46PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
Next stage of my journey: Leg 2 South America (I am going to include Central America and the Caribbean in this zone too)

1. Chile - Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada by Pablo Neruda
2. Brazil - River of the Sun by James Ramsey Ullman
3. Argentina - El túnel by Ernesto Sabato
4. Haiti- El Reino de Este Mundo by Alejo Carpentier
5. Uruguay - La casa de papel by Carlos María Domínguez


message 16: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Jun 15, 2018 03:57PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
Leg 4: Middle East

1. Jordan- The Talisman by Walter Scott
2. Iraq - Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
3. Israel - This Year In Jerusalem by Mordecai Richler


message 17: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Jul 27, 2018 09:11PM) (new)


message 18: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Aug 29, 2018 11:22AM) (new)


message 19: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Dec 14, 2018 06:21PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
Leg 7: Australia (including Oceania and Antarctica)

1. New Zealand - The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
2. Vanuatu -Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost
3. Tuvalu - La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
4. Australia - Missus by Ruth Park


message 20: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I've got four from Europe and four from Asia. Not doing so well on the other places - need to work on that. It's in message 6.


message 21: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Well done on the four from Asia, though. I have only managed to read 2 books outside of Europe and America... I need to make a renewed effort as well.


message 22: by Nancy (last edited Oct 15, 2018 03:01PM) (new)

Nancy  | 34 comments Around the World

✓1st Leg: North America The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve (United States)
✓2nd Leg: South America Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (Argentina)
✓3rd Leg: Europe The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (England)
✓4th Leg: Middle East Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini (Syria)
✓5th Leg: Africa To My Children's Children by Sindiwe Magona (South Africa)
✓6th Leg: Asia The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (Japan)
✓7th Leg: Australia & Oceania Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (Australia)


message 23: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  | 34 comments Just finished my first trip around the world. I'll see if I can manage another full trip around!


message 24: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
Happy travels, Nancy.


message 25: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
That's great, Nancy, well done!


message 26: by Sonia (new)

Sonia | 437 comments I got a new destination a couple of weeks ago. It was the Middle East with Exit West. It's a brilliant book, really brilliant, and I had to tell you all.


message 27: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3931 comments Mod
Thanks for letting us know.


message 28: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  | 34 comments Trisha wrote: "Around the World: I aim to visit as many areas as I can.

1st Leg: North America
Alaska: The Snow Child
Massachusetts: Ethan Frome
Minnesota: [book:The Widow's Watcher..."


Trisha, I LOVED the Snow Child. One of my most favorite books!


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