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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Please tell us the books you are looking at reading for Where in the World

message 2: by Jason (last edited Oct 25, 2018 12:15PM) (new)

message 3: by amber (new)

amber (thelittlematchgirl) | 65 comments Europe

North America

South America




message 4: by Jessica (last edited Dec 23, 2018 11:41PM) (new)

Jessica | 45 comments List of books to read for this challenge:

Africa - Purple Hibiscus READ
North America - The Girls READ
Australia - The Forgotten Garden
Asia - A Walk Across the Sun READ
Europe - The Night Watch READ
South America - Bel Canto READ

message 5: by Ruth (last edited Dec 28, 2018 06:51AM) (new)

Ruth | 28 comments Here's my list !

Europe. A Whole Life *READ* 19.05.2018

North America. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn *READ* 28.12.2018

South America. In Patagonia *READ* 21.02.2018

Asia. Memoirs of a Geisha *READ* 11.12.2018

Africa Ruby Red *READ* 09.02.2018

Australia. Images of Queensland: Cairns *READ* 04.01.18


message 6: by Maureen (last edited Jun 17, 2018 07:32AM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 54 comments My list.


North America - Our Town by Thornton Wilder

South America




message 7: by Catherine (last edited Apr 29, 2018 03:56AM) (new)

Catherine | 492 comments Mod
Europe - Bonjour Tristesse - READ

North America - The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories - READ

South America - Bel Canto READ

Asia - A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Africa - Heart of Darkness

Australia - A Town Like Alice READ

message 11: by Karen (last edited May 10, 2018 04:30AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Europe - A Nest of Vipers read 01/01/2018

North America - Hardcore Twenty-Four read 04/01/2018

South America - Lost City of the Incas read 18/01/2018

Asia - Murder at the Grand Raj Palace read 09/05/2018



message 12: by Pamela (last edited Oct 14, 2018 01:56AM) (new)

Pamela (bibliohound) | 359 comments Europe Death in the Dordogne (France) READ

Asia A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Malaysia) READ

Africa Hell's Gate (Kenya) READ

North America The Cruellest Month (Canada) READ

South America Death in the Andes (Peru) READ

Oceania Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates (Australia) READ

message 13: by Jenny (last edited Jan 04, 2018 02:33PM) (new)

message 14: by Gidget (last edited Dec 08, 2018 04:40PM) (new)

Gidget (glknowles) | 28 comments This is a fun challenge!

Europe The Templars: History & Myth

North America Into the Wild COMPLETED 3/1/18

South America Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors COMPLETED 12/8/18

Asia Annapurna

Africa Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

Antarctica Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage COMPLETED on 1/18/18

message 16: by Pat (last edited Mar 18, 2018 04:39AM) (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments North America -Change of heart.
South America - The voyage out
Antarctica - Ice diaries:An Antarctic memoir
Europe - A street Cat named Bob
Asia - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
Africa - Precious and Grace
Australia -Barracuda

message 17: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Changed Shackleton’s whisky for one I had on my iBooks list - for free. Forgot it! I shall read the former if I have time but may need to return to library. Then when I go on hols soon I can just take my iPad. Much lighter than iPad plus book. Decisions we readers make....

message 18: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments Thanks for setting this challenge Paul. It's great to have something that feels manageable and fun!

My list:
Europe - Mussolini's Island by Sarah Day

North America - To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

South America - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett READ

Asia -

Africa - The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream by Christina Lamb

Australia - Breath by Tim Winton

message 19: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
It was Catherine's idea Cathy. Glad you're enjoying it

message 20: by Patricia (last edited Mar 31, 2018 08:17PM) (new)

Patricia | 199 comments Australia: Australia's Starr READ

Asia: Once Upon A Time In Southeast Asia: Vietnam: One Sailor's Story READ

Europe: The Illegal Gardener READ

South America: Nostromo

Africa: Lagoon READ


North America: Delta Wedding READ

message 21: by dalex (last edited Jul 24, 2018 03:18AM) (new)

dalex (912dalex) I plan to read 12 books for this challenge (6 continents, 2 books per each continent).

Goal: 12

Soleri by Michael Johnston (Egypt)
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria)

The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Incarnations by Susan Barker (China)
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Japan)

Vigil by Angela Slatter (Brisbane)
Clade by James Bradley (Sydney)

The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney (England)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland)

South America
The Genius Plague by David Walton (Brazil)
The Falling Sky by Pippa Goldschmidt (Chile)

message 22: by Jazzy (last edited Aug 18, 2018 01:20AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 274 comments I would like to do 1 for each continent.

Antarctica Penguin - Stephen Martin
North America: A Good School - Richard Yates (Connecticut, USA)
Asia SymmetryBreakfast: Cook-Love-Share - Michael Zee (The author is Chinese & Scottish and the stories and recipes are from all around the world, with several from many Asian countries)
South America The Penguin Lessons - Tom Michell (Uruguay & Argentina)
Europe Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir Tove Jansson (Helsinki & Borgå, Finland)
Africa The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife - Kobie Krüger (South Africa)
Australia Cloudstreet - Tim Winton (Perth)

Penguin by Stephen Martin A Good School by Richard Yates SymmetryBreakfast Cook-Love-Share by Michael Zee The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell Sculptor's Daughter A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson The Wilderness Family At Home with Africa's Wildlife by Kobie Krüger Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

message 23: by Becky (last edited Apr 28, 2018 04:19AM) (new)

Becky | 161 comments I have some doubling up with my magic square...

Africa - Stay with Me

Asia - A Rising Man

Australia - Pobby and Dingan

Europe - The Uncommon Reader

North America - Washington Square

Antarctica - Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition

message 24: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Omg. Just looked at my list. Finished! Onto next challenge which, if I remember correctly includes War and Peace. Will look now!

message 25: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Plus Gone with the wind, another long book. Thank goodness I’ve finished this one!

message 26: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1877 comments Well Done Pat.

message 27: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Excellent. Well Done Pat!

message 28: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Hurrah. Just got Gone with the wind from library. OMG it’s big

message 29: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1877 comments Pat has big wind?

message 30: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Not even going there...

message 31: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Trying to ignore the wind at present whilst I read thinner books

message 32: by Nina (last edited May 30, 2018 07:41AM) (new)

Nina | 2 comments The Alice Network Europe - The Alice Network, Kate Quinn (France)

Little Fires EverywhereNorth America - Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng (Cleveland)

South America -

Never Fall DownAsia - Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick 4* (Cambodia)

Africa -

The DryAustralia - The Dry, Jane Harper 4* (S.Australia)

message 33: by Linda (last edited Dec 06, 2018 08:51AM) (new)

Linda Eilertsen | 11 comments Done (unless I really feel like giving Antarctica a go)!

North America: Truly Devious
South America: Ten Women
Europe: Pasienten
Africa: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Asia: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
Australia: The Dry


message 34: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 274 comments Finished ages ago, just forgot to update!

message 35: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1877 comments Well done Jazzy.

I still got Africa to go.

message 36: by Jazzy (last edited Aug 18, 2018 09:06AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 274 comments Jason wrote: "I still got Africa to go."

Thanks Jason, I read two books from Africa recently. You could always read Born Free or Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

I read The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife and The West Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club

message 37: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1877 comments I've been doing travel books, I think I have one ready for this, just gotta remember what it was :-)

message 38: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (bibliohound) | 359 comments Finished this challenge! I chose mystery books from around the world (the list is in Post #12). This was a fun challenge - great idea Mods

message 39: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Thank you, Pamela

message 40: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments Well done all, keep going Jason

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