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Hitting 100 members is WONDERFUL! So I thought it would be fun to have a challenge to to celebrate. It's a big challenge for such a big event!
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Using this fun list I found online we have 100 Wonders from around the world to discover. List Challenge 100 Wonders of the World

Choose an option and have fun traveling!
1. Task Option: Complete all 100 tasks. Don't panic - remember there is no end date!
2. Spell Out Option : Spell Out 25, 50 or all 100 of the Locations (List is found here)
3. Combo Option: Complete all 100 tasks and Spell Out 25 or more locations.
**You may use a book once for TASK and once for SPELL OUT. I'm treating them as separate challenges

REMEMBER: Grab lots of extra posts depending on your chosen option.

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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. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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1. Pyramids of Giza: Built when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, these three elaborate burial complexes are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. The Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids, is the only surviving structure out of the famed seven wonders of the ancient world. ✤ Read a book that is part of a trilogy.

2. Great Wall of China: One of the greatest wonders of the world this series of fortifications were built across the northern borders of China to protect against invaders. It’s been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced by various dynasties for over 2700 years. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. ✤ Read a book published in 1987.

3. Taj Mahal: The jewel of Muslim art and one of the universally admired masterpieces of India’s heritage, this immense mausoleum of white marble, was built by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. ✤ Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover.

4. Serengeti National Park: The vast plains of the Serengeti comprise 5,700 sq. miles of savannah and is home to a remarkable range of wildlife. The annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest and gazelles is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. ✤ Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”.

5. Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos are situated in the Pacific Ocean off the Ecuadorian coast. Its geographical location at the confluence of three ocean currents makes it one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. ✤ Read a book with an island setting.

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6. The Grand Canyon: Located in the US state of Arizona, the immense, steep-sided Canyon was carved by the waters of the Colorado River. The layered bands of red rock reveal millions of years of geological history. ✤ Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming).

7. Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, its exact former use remains a mystery today. It’s renowned for its buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. ✤ Read a book by an author whose initials are MP.

8. Iguazu Falls: Bordering both Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu waterfall system consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River making it the largest waterfall system in the world. The most impressive being the Devil’s Throat, a U-shaped fall that is 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long. ✤Read book #82, #150, #275 or #700 from your WTR shelf.

9. Bali: The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of paradise. This Indonesian island is known for its forested volcanic mountains and beautiful beaches, and is a popular place for yoga and meditation retreats. ✤ Read a book that is calming or meditative.

10. Amazon Rainforest: Covering much of northwestern Brazil and extending into Colombia and Peru, the Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for housing at least 10% of the world's known biodiversity. It’s crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon River. ✤ Read a book that you purchased from Amazon or read a book with a Z in the title.

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11. Ngorongoro Crater: This is a huge volcanic caldera, covering 100 sq. miles in Northern Tanzania that was formed approximately 2.5 million years ago when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. Endowed with an abundance of wildlife, the crater features almost every animal species present in East Africa. ✤ Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name.

12. Great Barrier Reef: The iconic GBR is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. It’s so large you can actually see it from space. ✤ Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean.

13. Angkor Wat: This temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world. Built in the 12th century in what is now Cambodia, it was originally consecrated to the Hindu god Vishnu, although it was soon converted to and still is a Buddhist temple.
Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Please share the original title.

14. Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River and forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the fourth largest river in Africa and presents a spectacular sight of of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. ✤ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V.

15. The Forbidden City: Located in the heart of China's capital, Beijing, this large precinct of red walls and yellow roof tiles was used as the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. You were not allowed in without permission, hence the name "Forbidden" City. It has been transformed into a museum and is now open to everyone. ✤ Read a book that has been banned at one point. Here is a list to help out: Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books.

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16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas: Known as the Land of a Thousand Temples, the ancient kingdom of Bagan is the symbol of Burmese religion, history and culture. Towering above the plains of Mandalay in the heart of the modern-day nation of Myanmar, the treasures of the ancient kingdom of Bagan have survived for centuries. ✤ Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title or a book over a 1000 pages long.

17. Karnak Temple: Located on the east bank of the Nile River in modern-day Luxor, Karnak is an ancient Egyptian temple precinct. It is believed to have been an observatory as well as a place of worship where the god Amun would interact directly with the people of earth. ✤ Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD).

18. Teotihuacan: Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site's impressive structures include the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. ✤ Read a book with the sun or a butterfly on the cover. Post cover.

19. Banaue Rice Terraces: A testament to what man can achieve when it works with nature, the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines are renowned for their beautiful aesthetics and bountiful yield. Carved into the mountains of Ifugao some 2,000 years ago, the hand-hewn terraces still produce rice for the region today. ✤ Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Share what it is.

20. Bora Bora: The very definition of a tropical getaway, blissful Bora Bora in the territory of French Polynesia abounds with the luxurious. Overwater bungalows and underwater adventures welcome you at this sand-fringed paradise. Worldatlas.com calls it “the most beautiful island on the planet”. ✤ Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B.

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21. Acropolis:The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. Its monuments - the most famous being the Parthenon - are universal symbols of the classical greek spirit and the greatest architectural complex from Greek Antiquity. ✤ Read a book that takes place in Greece or a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage.

22. Potala Palace: This palace towering above Lhasa, Tibet was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site. ✤ Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Please share sentence and the location.

23. Jerusalem Old City: The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most intense places on Earth! Home to the Western Wall, The Dome of the Rock and The Church of the Sepulcher, this walled one-kilometer area is at the heart of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religions. ✤ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot.

24. Qin Terracotta Warriors: Platoons of these clay soldiers were built to protect China's first emperor during his eternal rest. Over 8000 terracotta warriors have been standing at attention since 209 BCE. ✤ Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. Tell us how.

25. Chichen Itza: This complex of Mayan ruins is located on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo dominates the ancient city, which thrived from 600 to 1200 AD. ✤ Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover. Post cover.


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26. Petra: One of the world's most famous archaeological sites, Petra is a vast city, carved into the sheer rock face more than 2000 years ago. Situated in Jordon between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, it was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. ✤ Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order.

27. Nile River: This major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa is regarded as the longest river in the world. It played a vital role in history and was considered the source of life by the ancient Egyptians. They would count on the Nile’s yearly flooding to saturate the parched land in water. ✤ Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Tell us the name and why it was mentioned.

28. Easter Island: Named Rapa Nui by the locals, this Pacific island is known mostly for its huge moai statues that are scattered all over the island. The world is fascinated by the creation of these statues not only for the impressive size and quantity of them, but also for the circumstances under which they were built. ✤ Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover.

29. Cappadocia: Found in central Anatolia, this geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders offers an otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by its human history. People have long utilized the region's soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with fascinating cavern architecture. ✤ Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage.

30. Colosseum: Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater was a gift to the Roman people. In 80 AD, it was opened with 100 days of games, including gladiator and wild animal fights. After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell into neglect with two-thirds of it being destroyed over time.
Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Tell us what it was.

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31. Norwegian Fjords: The fjords of Norway are often described as “nature’s own work of art”. Formed when the glaciers retreated and seawater flooded the U-shaped valleys, the area abounds with stunning scenery of deep blue water, flowing waterfalls, and sharp, snow-capped mountains. ✤ Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover.

32. St Peter’s Basilica: Located in Vatican City, the basilica took over 100 years to build. The design features a large dome, directly above the altar and the shrine and burial place of St. Peter the Apostle. It is one of the world’s holiest catholic shrines, and visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists every month. ✤ Read a book written by an author whose first name is Peter or a book with a MC named Peter.

33. Egyptian Museum: This museum has had many names throughout its history. Located in Cairo, Egypt, it has the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection and the fascinating Royal Mummy room. ✤ Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact.

34. Borobudur Temple: Located in central Java, this Buddhist temple dates back to the 8th century and was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa (dome) of its own. ✤ Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count.

35. Valley of the Kings: Located on the Western bank of the Nile, opposite modern-day Luxor, The Valley of the Kings is one of the earliest examples of a necropolis or "city of the dead". For 500 years this valley was used as a burial ground with over 60 tombs discovered. Unfortunately, many of the treasures were already stolen but it is still remains an important location for archaeological exploration. ✤ Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind.

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36. Hong Kong: Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban center is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. ✤ Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world. Tell us where.

37. Sistine Chapel: The Sistine is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. It is renowned for its Renaissance art, especially the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo, and attracts more than 5 million visitors each year.
Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE.

38. Alhambra: This famous palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs can be found in Granada, Spain. The name Alhambra, signifying in Arabic “the red,” is derived from the reddish color of the tapia (rammed earth) of which the outer walls were built. The architectural features throughout the palace are stunning. ✤ Read a book with a red cover. Post cover.

39. Musee Du Louvre: The Louvre is the world's largest art museum and an important historic monument in Paris. Located on the Right Bank of the Seine you can’t miss the large glass and metal pyramid that serves as the main entrance. Its unparalleled collection of items covers the full spectrum of art through the ages, including the famous smile of the Mona Lisa and the armless Venus de Milo. ✤ Read a book where art is central to the plot. Tell us how.

40. Canals of Venice: The beautiful city of Venice is surrounded by water and is spread over 118 Islands. It is famous for its 150 canals, the most important being the Grand Canal. It winds its way through the central neighborhoods, past St. Mark’s Square and the iconic Rialto Bridge and functions as the scenic main artery of the city. ✤ Read a book with a three word title.

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41. Versailles: The Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the Kings of France from Louis XIV in 1682 until the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789.Together with its gardens, the Château de Versailles is one of the most famous monuments in France. ✤ Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789.

42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park: New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert is the home to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves featuring columns and stalactites. The largest is the Big Room which is the fifth largest chamber in North America and the twenty-eighth largest in the world. ✤ Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason.

43. Mecca: This is Islam’s holiest city and the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith. At its center is the Great Mosque of Mecca, which was built to enclose the Kaʿbah, the holiest shrine in Islam. Each year, millions of Muslins head to the city for their annual Hajj (pilgrimage). ✤ Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage.

44. Kathmandu Valley: Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Kathmandu Valley is a World Heritage site that is divided into seven Monument Zones. The seven groups of monuments illustrate the cultural heritage of the area and display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the valley is known. ✤ Read a series book #7.

45. Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York City’s “Met" is the largest art museum in the US. You can experience over 5,000 years of artistic expression from all over the world, including more than two million works of art. It’s a great place to learn, escape, play, dream and discover. ✤ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum).

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46. Mount Everest: Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level. Located in Nepal in a sub-range of the Himalayas, it soars almost five and a half miles into the sky and pierces the jet stream with its iconic summit. ✤ Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. Tell us the number.

47. Temple of Emerald Buddha: This is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It’s located in the historic center of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace It houses the Emerald Buddha, which soars high above the heads of the worshippers and tourists. ✤ Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Share the sentence and location.

48. Hagia Sophia: This enormous architectural marvel in Istanbul, Turkey, has become a long-enduring symbol of the cosmopolitan city. Originally built as a Byzantine basilica nearly 1,500 years ago, it was turned into a mosque when the Ottoman empire took over Turkey. It now serves the city as a museum giving the public a glimpse into both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. ✤ Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage.

49. Pompeii: Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore. ✤ Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs. Tell us what it was.

50. Kashmir Valley: Lying wholly within the Indian-administered portion of the Kashmir region, Kashmir Valley is flanked by the main range of the Himalayas on the northeast and the Pir Panjal Range on the southwest. The valley opens up as a giant, flat upland bowl of lakes and orchards dotted with tin-roofed villages. Its beauty helps you understand why it was once the resort of Mughal emperors. ✤ Read a book that takes place at a resort.


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51. Prague Old Town: Old Town is among the oldest and by far, the most beautiful districts in the Czech capital with the core being Old Town Square. One building that truly dominates the square is the City Hall with its popular astronomical clock. ✤ Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover.

52. Golden temple: Built on a site where Buddha and later the first Sikh Guru was known to meditate, this temple has become an important a symbol of peace to the people of Punjab. Destroyed and rebuilt several times, it is now a shining jewel in the center of its own man-made lake. Richly gilded with gold, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs lie within on a jewel-studded platform. ✤ Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc).

53. Amalfi Coast: Deemed an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's most memorable destinations. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and Sorrento winds past sheer cliffs, rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages.
Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean.

54. Meenakshi: This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and is one of the few religious monuments in India devoted to a female deity. Meenakshi is the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Parvati and represents fertility and love.
Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage.

55. Chartres Cathedral: Located about 30 miles out of Paris in the town of Chartres, this cathedral is considered one of the world's finest examples of the Gothic style of architecture. Combined with the magnificent 12th and 13th-century stained-glass windows, it is truly a masterpiece. ✤ Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage.

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56. Mezquita of Cordoba: The Mezquita or Great Mosque of Cordoba is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled Spain in the 8th century. The expansive prayer hall seems magnified by its repeated arches and geometric patterns but you cannot fail to be impressed by the shear scale of it. ✤ Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. Post cover.

57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad: Founded in the 3rd millennium BC, Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history – one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads. ✤ Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1, #2 or #3 – the ones that have been sitting there the longest).

58. Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik is a stunning walled city on the voast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. it's one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. This enchanting city graces many a bucket list. ✤ Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it.

59. Uffizi Gallery: Located in the Historic Centre of Florence, this gem of a museum houses a treasure trove of Italy’s greatest artistic masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance. The building itself is magnificent and its galleries truly highlight the precious collections of paintings and ancient statues. ✤ Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U.

60. Rio De Janeiro: It's easy to fall in love with Rio. This huge seaside city is the second largest in Brazil and is famed for its laid back beach culture and annual carnival. Its harbor is surrounded by spectacular sights including Sugar Loaf mountain, Corcovado Peak with its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and the beautiful hills of Tijuca. No wonder the harbor is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. ✤ Read a book by an author with three parts to their name (i.e: Marlena de Blasi, Simone St. James).

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61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion: This Zen Buddhist temple is one of 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. The top two stories of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. The present building is a replica of the original that was burned down in 1950 by a novice monk. It was rebuilt in 1955. ✤ Read a book with the word FIRE in the title or a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot.

62. Delphi: The archaeological site of Delphi is one of the most important in Greece. The ancient Greeks considered Delphi to be the center of the world and built their sanctuary there for the famous oracle of Apollo which gave cryptic predictions and guidance to both city-states and individuals. ✤ Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work.

63. St Basil’s Cathedral: Standing magnificent at the head of Red Square in Moscow, St Basil's Cathedral is Russia's most recognizable building. Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral consists of nine small separate chapels, each capped with its own individually shaped and colored dome. ✤ Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it.

64. Abu Simbel: The Abu Simbel temples in Nubia are two massive rock temples built by Ramesses II at the southern boundary of the Egyptian Empire. They were meant to convey the power of Egypt’s rulers to anyone who laid eyes upon them. The four statues guarding the doorway to the first temple are the largest sculptures that have survived from the pharaonic era. ✤ Read a series book #4.

65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile: Built in the eleventh century, St. Mark's is the most famous and recognizable of all the churches in the city of Venice. With a profusion of Byzantine domes and luminous mosaics, the basilical is an unforgettable and beautiful sight. The Campanile next to it towers high above it and houses five bells in its belfry.
Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover.

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66. Florence: Florence or Firenze is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s been called the “Cradle” of the Renaissance and is the perfect place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. It sounds romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible! ✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you. Tell us why.

67. Kremlin: The Moscow Kremlin, is the heart of Russia and linked to most of its important historical and political events since the 13th century. It is a fortified "city within a city" that includes palaces, cathedrals, government buildings and the famous Armoury - all enclosed within the Kremlin wall with its 20 towers. Outside the wall is the famous Red Square. ✤ Read a book where politics plays an important role.

68. Varanasi/Ganges: Considered the spiritual capital of the country, Varanasi is a city in northern India dating to the 11th century BC. The city draws millions of Hindu pilgrims to pray, meditate and bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters. They also come to cremate their dead and perform funeral rites thus explaining why it is often called "the city of the dead”. ✤ Read a book that had a funeral in it or a book where a graveyard was important to the plot.

69. Li River: One of China's most famous scenic areas, Li River was picked by CNN as one of "World's 15 best rivers for travelers". The 83 km long waterway takes you past rolling hills, steep cliffs and fantastic caves. This masterpiece of nature attracts thousands of visitors each year. ✤ Read a book whose title includes a two letter word.

70. Shwedagon Stupa: Shwedagon is referred to in Myanmar as "The Crown of Burma”. The pagoda is said to be 2,600 years old, making it the oldest in the world. Sitting atop of a hill, its gold-plated dome illuminates the city with its 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz, sapphires and emeralds reflecting the last rays of the setting sun. ✤ Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post cover


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71. The Sahara: The Sahara is the world's largest hot desert and covers most of northern Africa. Surprisingly, most of the Sahara is characterized as rocky hamada, a type of desert landscape that has very little sand and is made up of primarily barren, hard, rocky plateaus. ✤ Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location.

72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa: This famous campanile, or bell tower in Italy's town of Pisa is known worldwide for its unintended tilt due to the settling of its foundations. In 1990 the Italian government strengthened it with a 10 year restoration project, fixing the tilt a bit while still letting the building maintain its namesake lean. ✤ Take a chance and read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it.

73. Baalbek: This ancient Phoenician city located in Lebanon, is one of the most holy places of ancient times and home to an archaeological mystery. Not far from the Roman temple of Jupiter and the Phoenician Baal temple is one of the largest stone block monoliths found in the entire world. Know one knows how and why the 3000 ton rock was brought to the site. ✤ Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR.

74. Mont St. Michel: A magical island topped by a gravity defying medieval monastery, Mont St. Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights and pilgrim destination. For centuries pilgrims have made the perilous trek across the quicksand to the island hoping not be caught at the mercy of some of the highest tides in the world. Today’s visitors have the luxury of 1/2 mile bridge that was built in 2014. ✤ Read a book originally published in 2014.

75. Tapkapi Palace: This enormous palace in Turkey was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for 400 years. A visit to the palace's opulent pavilions, jewel-filled treasury and sprawling harem quarters gives a fascinating glimpse into the Ottoman lifestyle. The museum also includes an impressive collection of illuminated manuscripts. ✤ Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind.

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76. Carnival in Rio: The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a festival held every year before Lent with two million people taking to the the streets. The raucous festival, features parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba music and dancers. ✤ Read a book that features a large party or parade or a book where costumes are worn sometime during the story.

77. Stonehenge: For centuries, historians have puzzled over the mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric Neolithic monument. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. While many modern scholars think Stonehenge was once a burial ground, they have yet to determine what other purposes it served. ✤ Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage.

78. Angel Falls: Ranked the tallest waterfall in the world at a height of 807 meters, Angel Falls is also ranked among the world's most beautiful waterfalls. Though a trip to see them is a complicated affair since they are located in an isolated jungle. ✤ Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line.

79. Yellowstone National Park: Located in Wyoming, and parts of Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone NP is a 3,500 sq. mile wilderness area the sites atop a volcanic hot spot. It features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, like the famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. ✤ Read a book that has a color word in the title.

80. Santorini: Santorini is one of the Greek Cyclades islands located in the Aegean Sea. With multi-coloured cliffs soaring above a sea-drowned volcanic caldera, it will charm you with its sapphire waters and gleaming white buildings topped with half-spheres the color of the sky. You’ll find peace as you roam the black sand beaches or the streets of the provincial villages. ✤ Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Post cover.

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81. Petronas Twin Towers: This 88 storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. Impressive by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers was part of a vision for Malaysia to become a global player. Until 2004 they were the tallest buildings in the world and still remain the tallest twin towers in the world. ✤ Read a book that features characters that are twins.

82. Matterhorn: This Switzerland Alpine landmark offers a paradise for all nature-lovers looking for peace and quiet. Its symmetric pyramid shape and the rocky tooth make the Matterhorn’s landscape a unique natural spectacle. Disney was inspired by it and made it a part of his theme parks. ✤ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS.

83. New York City: The famous city is filled with iconic sites the world recognizes: the majestic Statue of Liberty, the art deco Empire State Building and it neon-lit Times Square. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. ✤ Read a book that takes place in New York City.

84. Marrakech: Out of the Moroccan desert rises Marrakech, an oasis of beauty with visions of an exotic past. The walled medieval city is filled with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. Silhouettes of archways, minarets, and glittering mosaics will make you feel like a sultan of old.
Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover.

85. Eiffel Tower: This famous landmark was built in 1889 as the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition (World's Fair) to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world. Today, the mere mention of the Eiffel Tower invokes a feeling of romance and the thrill of Paris. ✤ Read a book that takes place in Paris.

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86. Ladakh: Known as the "Land of High Passes" Ladakh is a barren yet beautiful region located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The scenic beauty, its rugged terrain and majestic mountains has made it a favorite with mountaineering and believe it or not, motorcycle enthusiasts. ✤ Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle.

87. Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls is the collective name for three massive waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York. It is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. An exciting activity is to take one of the Hornblower boats up to the Falls for an up close and personal experience. ✤ Read a series book #3.

88. British Museum: The British Museum in London is one of the world's largest and most important museums of human history and culture. It has more than seven million objects from all the continents. They illustrate and document the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. ✤ Sort your WTR by publiscation date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the oldest date.

89. Burg Al Arab: One of Dubai’s most famous tourist landmarks, is its iconic hotel Burg Al Arab. Since its opening in late 1999 it has won prestigious hotel and spa awards and has thrust Dubai onto the global luxury tourism landscape. Built on a triangular man-made island, the hotel and its billowing sail-like structure offers panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. ✤ Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was.

90. Antarctica Penguins: Penguins are the most common birds in the Antarctic. Living in colonies with populations larger than some cities, and surviving in the harshest of conditions, it is no wonder that penguins are seen as the emblem of Antarctica and are one of the natural wonders of the world. ✤ Read a book that has a black and white cover. Post cover.


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91. Yangtze River: Winding almost 4000 miles, the Yangtze is the largest river in China and the third largest in the world. It is an important economical and cultural resource to the country and is home to the world’s largest and most notorious hydropower project: The Three Gorges Dam. This massive project set records for the number of cities and towns flooded and the number of people displaced due to the 410 reservoir created by the dam. ✤ Read a book where the MC was forced by circumstances to move to a new location.

92. Yosemite National Park: Established in 1890, Yosemite NP is one of the most popular in the US National Park System. Located in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, it is famed for its ancient sequoia trees, towering waterfalls, expansive meadows and of course, El Capitan, the largest exposed granite monolith in the world.
Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about.

93. Ayers Rock: Known by locals by its Aboriginal name 'Uluru', Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s most impressive landmarks. It’s a large sandstone rock formation located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, which geologists say is over 550 million years old. It is a sacred part of Aboriginal creation mythology and actually sits on a major planetary grid point. ✤ Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it.

94. Chambord Chateau: Chambord is the largest and most impressive castle in the Loire Valley. Situated in a vast walled forested park the size of Paris with over 400 room, it's hard to believe it was originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I. With its distinctive architecture, the castle has become the emblem of the French Renaissance throughout Europe and the world. ✤ Read a book that is over 400 pages long.

95. Temple of Heaven: This Beijing 270 acre complex was built in 1420 by the Ming and Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest. The principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound Altar. And don’t miss the circular Echo Wall where even a whisper can be heard from one end to the other. ✤ Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters.

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96. Schloss Neuschwanstein: Few places on earth look more a storybook illustration from your favorite fairy tale than Neuschwanstein Castle. It was commissioned in 1868 by Ludwig II as a retreat home and to honor the composer Richard Wagner. But Ludwig died and never saw the finished castle. After his death it was opened to the public and is one of the most visited castles in the world. ✤ Read a book based on a fairy tale or a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepage

97. Suez Canal: The 120 miles long Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway located in Egypt and connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, a northern branch of the Red Sea. Officially opened in November 1869, it is one of the most heavily used shipping routes in the world, witnessing the passage of thousands of vessels every year. ✤ Read a book with a ship on its cover. Post the cover.

98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape: San Francisco is a California icon and a truly magical place. It's a place where anything can happen. Visit each of its neighborhoods and enjoy the magical views of the Golden Gate Bridge while wondering what transpired at the notorious prison, Alcatraz, that sits quietly in the bay. ✤ Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage.

99. Dead Sea: Not really a sea, the Dead Sea is a saltwater lake bordered by Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is the lowest point of dry land on earth and one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish (hence its name). But don't stay away because its a popular place to swim, float and play in its therapeutic mud. ✤ Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your list.

100. Portofino: One of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera, little Portofino has just over 500 permanent residents. But that all changes on summer days when the sun is shining and the yachting set drops anchor in the harbor to wander about. Boutiques, art galleries, and cafes line the tiny streets and piazzetta. Diving, hiking and beach-going are popular local pastimes. It’s the perfect place to relax and de-stress. ✤ Read a book that you found very relaxing.


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You can use any of the following to complete a letter:
1. First letter of the Book's title (Use or Ignore A, An or The)
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of the Series title
4. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name

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Agnieszka Combo Option
Andrea Combo Option
Bev(baglady) Combo Option (Task & Spell Completed)
Bryony Task Option
Catsalive Task Option
Chie
ChrisGA Task Option
Chrystal Task Option
Chrystal Spell Option
Claire Task Option
Connie Spell Option
Deanie Combo Option
Deidre(Dee) Combo Option
Denise Combo Option (Task & Spell Completed)
Ed Task Option
Frankie Combo Option
Hannah Combo Option
Jackie ~ Task Options
Jan Combo Option (Tasks & Spell Completed)
Jillian Combo Option (Tasks & Spell Completed)
Jingles Combo Option
Joann Combo Option
Jody Task Option
Karen ♐ Combo Option
Kim E. Combo Option
Lena Task Option
Marina H Combo Option
Marina (Sonnenbarke) Task Option
Melanie Task Option
Olivermagnus Combo Option
Patrizia Task Option
Sam Spell Option
Simone Combo Option
Sunshine Task Option Completed
Teri-k Task Option
Viji
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Clairfication on WTR Shelf: This stands for your Want to Read Shelf on Goodreads. Though some peoples shelves are still called the To Read. This is shelf I'd like you to use when WTR is asked for.

If you would prefer to use a different shelf (like a books I own or kindle shelf) that works too. I would just prefer you use the same shelf for the whole challenge for all the WTR shelf tasks.

Clarification on Task for #62 about Mythology: Please check out the link to the list I supplied. There are 900 books on the list and you will be surprised by what's on it. If you go through that list and cannot find anything at all that interests you, let me know and we will talk about alternative tasks.

Clarification: You are free to jump around and complete the tasks in any order.

Question: If a book is used for task can it be used for spell out ?
Answer: YES - I'm treating them as two seperate challenges. I almost poseted them seperately. So go ahead and use a book once for task and once for spellout.


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100 Wonders for 100 Members!!
July 1, 2018 To Completion
100/100

Tasks

1. Pyramids of Giza:
Read a book that is part of a trilogy. The Fellowship of the Ring | J.R.R. Tolkien 8/3/18****

2. Great Wall of China:
Read a book published in 1987. A Tale of Time City | Diana Wynne Jones 10/31/19**

3. Taj Mahal:
Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover. Ozma of Oz | L. Frank Baum 2/3/19*****

4. Serengeti National Park:
Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”. Daughter of Moloka['i | Alan Brennert 3/16/19***

5. Galapagos Islands:
Read a book with an island setting. Two to Mango | Jill Marie Landis 10/8/18****

6. The Grand Canyon:
Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (California). By the Great Horn Spoon! | Sid Fleischman 12/30/18***

7. Machu Picchu:
Read a book by an author whose initials are MP. Sleuthing at Sweet Springs | Maggie Pill 12/4/19****

8. Iguazu Falls:
Read book #275 from your WTR shelf. Off Kilter | Glen Robins 9/5/18***

9. Bali:
Read a book that is calming or meditative. The Clear Light of Day | Penelope Wilcock 3/28/19****

10. Amazon Rainforest:
Read a book that you purchased from Amazon. The French for Christmas | Fiona Valpy 12/21/18***

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum Daughter of Moloka'i (Moloka'i, #2) by Alan Brennert Two to Mango (A Tiki Goddess Mystery, #2) by Jill Marie Landis By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman Sleuthing at Sweet Springs (The Sleuth Sisters Mysteries, #4) by Maggie Pill Off Kilter by Glen Robins The French for Christmas by Fiona Valpy The Clear Light of Day by Penelope Wilcock

11. Ngorongoro Crater:
Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name. Murder & Marble Cake | Nancy McGovern 8/19/18**

12. Great Barrier Reef:
Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean. Endangered Species | Nevada Barr 7/3/18****

13. Angkor Wat:
Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Original title The Stall of Second Chances/New Title: A Second Bite at the Apple | Dana Bate 12/10/18***

14. Victoria Falls:
Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V (Viola). The Corpse in the Cabana | Shéa MacLeod 12/9/19***

15. The Forbidden City:
Read a book that has been banned at one point. Here is a list to help out: Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books. The Two Towers | J.R.R. Tolkien 9/2/18****

16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas:
Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title or a book over a 1000 pages long. A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance | Marlena de Blasi 4/28/19***

17. Karnak Temple:
Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD). Illuminations | Mary Sharratt11/23/18****

18. Teotihuacan: T
Read a book with the sun on the cover. Post cover. Unexpected | Cindy Blackburn 2/21/19****

19. Banaue Rice Terraces:
Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Lots of different vegies - tomato, lettuce, berries, etc. Killer Jam | Karen MacInerney 1/26/19****

20. Bora Bora:
Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B. Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries | Tonya Kappes 11/26/18***

Murder & Marble Cake (Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries, #1) by Nancy McGovern Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon, #5) by Nevada Barr A Second Bite at the Apple by Dana Bate The Corpse in the Cabana (Viola Robert Cozy Mystery #1) by Shéa MacLeod A Thousand Days in Venice An Unexpected Romance by Marlena de Blasi The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien Illuminations by Mary Sharratt Unexpected (Cassie Baxter Mysteries #2) by Cindy Blackburn Killer Jam (A Dewberry Farm Mystery, #1) by Karen MacInerney Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes

21. Acropolis:
Read a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | L. Frank Baum 11/10/11 *****

22. Potala Palace:
Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Page 171 "reminded me of a barrel-chested Dalai Lama": My Grape Escape | Laura Bradbury 10/2/18***

23. Jerusalem Old City:
Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot. Then There Was You | Kara Isaac 9/10/18****

24. Qin Terracotta Warriors:
Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. The sultan's soldier son was assigned to guard Amani but he is really protecting her since they are secretly working together. Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton 10/22/18****

25. Chichen Itza:
Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover: The Canterville Ghost | Oscar Wilde 7/18/19****

26. Petra:
Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****

27. Nile River:
Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Amazon River - they took a couple tours into the Amazon Rain Forest: Travels with Rachel: In Search of South America | George Mahood 2/4/19****

28.Easter Island:
Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover. The Heart of the Garden | Victoria Connelly 12/2/18***

29. Cappadocia:
Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage. The Worst Witch | Jill Murphy 12/27/18****

30. Colosseum:
Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Scottish Highland Games: X Marks the Scot | Victoria Roberts 12/4/18***

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum My Grape Escape by Laura Bradbury Then There Was You by Kara Isaac Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2) by Alwyn Hamilton The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Travels with Rachel In Search of South America by George Mahood The Heart of the Garden by Victoria Connelly The Worst Witch (The Worst Witch, #1) by Jill Murphy X Marks the Scot (Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries #11) by Kaitlyn Dunnett

31. Norwegian Fjords:
Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover. Why the Whales Came | Michael Morpurgo 9/2/18****

32. St Peter’s Basilica:
Read a book written by an author whose first name is Peter or a book with a MC named Peter. Castles in the Air | Judy Corbett 12/6/18****

33. Egyptian Museum:
Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact. The Museum of Mysteries | Steve Berry 8/31/18**

34. Borobudur Temple:
Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count (274). Designer Dirty Laundry | Diane Vallere 10/19/18****

35. Valley of the Kings:
Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind. The Lost City of the Condor | Loretta Jackson 9/14/18**

36. Hong Kong:
Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world (LONDON). The Richmond Thief | Lisa Boero 11/22/18****

37. Sistine Chapel:
Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE. Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson 8/28/18**

38. Alhambra:
Read a book with a red cover. The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve 7/13/18***

39. Musee Du Louvre:
Read a book where art is central to the plot. Kye draws all the fauna and creatures of the marsh and ends up publishing books of her art: Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens 1/20/19***

40. Canals of Venice:
Read a book with a three word title. Open and Shut | David Rosenfelt 8/4/18*****

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo Castles in the Air The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion by Judy Corbett The Museum of Mysteries (Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure, #2) by Steve Berry Designer Dirty Laundry (Samantha Kidd Mystery, #1) by Diane Vallere The Lost City of the Condor  by Loretta Jackson The Richmond Thief (Lady Althea Mystery, 1) by Lisa Boero Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter #1) by David Rosenfelt

41. Versailles:
Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789: The Girl in the Mask | Marie-Louise Jensen 8/8/19***

42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason. Dark Triumph | Robin LaFevers 10/18/18****

43. Mecca:
Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage. In the Teeth of the Northeaster | Marlin Bree 9/20/18***

44. Kathmandu Valley:
Read a series book #7. A Wild Fright in Deadwood | Ann Charles 12/12/18***

45. Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum)

46. Mount Everest:
Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. #898: The Witch Family | Eleanor Estes 1/2/19***

47. Temple of Emerald Buddha:
Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Chasing Ivan | Tim Tigner 7/5/18**** Page 17: "a couture uniform of emerald green."

48. Hagia Sophia:
Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage. Blitzcat | Robert Westall 8/21/18***

49. Pompeii:
Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs (FIRE): Chasing Fire | Nora Roberts 7/11/18*****

50. Kashmir Valley:
Read a book that takes place at a resort. Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr 9/15/18**

The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) by Robin LaFevers In the Teeth of the Northeaster A Solo Voyage on Lake Superior by Marlin Bree A Wild Fright in Deadwood (Deadwood, #7) by Ann Charles The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes Chasing Ivan (Kyle Achilles #0.5) by Tim Tigner Blitzcat by Robert Westall Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr


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100 Wonders for 100 Members!!


51. Prague Old Town:
Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover. The Cuckoo Clock of Doom | R.L. Stine 11/9/19***

52. Golden temple:
Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc). Murder at the Mansion | Alison Golden 8/8/18**

53. Amalfi Coast:
Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean. A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***

54. Meenakshi:
Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage. Kissing Frogs | Rich Amooi 10/5/18***

55. Chartres Cathedral:
Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage. The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths 3/20/19*****

56. Mezquita of Cordoba:
Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. The Marvelous Land of Oz | L. Frank Baum 11/12/18****

57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad:
Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1). Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen 1/4/20 ***

58. Dubrovnik:
Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it. Watership Down | Richard Adams 1/6/19****

59. Uffizi Gallery:
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U. Ukulele Murder | Leslie Langtry 2/12/19***

60. Rio De Janeiro:
Read a book by an author with three parts to their name (i.e: Marlena de Blasi, Simone St. James). Mai Tai One On | Jill Marie Landis 7/27/18****

The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (Goosebumps, #28) by R.L. Stine Murder at the Mansion (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery, #1) by Alison Golden Kissing Frogs by Rich Amooi The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum A Piece Of Normal by Maddie Dawson Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) by Rhys Bowen Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #1) by Leslie Langtry Mai Tai One On (A Tiki Goddess Mystery, #1) by Jill Marie Landis

61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion:
Read a book with the word FIRE in the title or a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot. Wildfire |Mary Pauline Lowry 7/30/18***

62. Delphi:
Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work. Multiple Wounds | Alan Russell 4/18/19***

63. St Basil’s Cathedral:
Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it. A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles 8/2/18****

64. Abu Simbel:
Read a series book #4. Burning Ridge | Margaret Mizushima7/21/18*****

65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile:
Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover. Uneasy Lies the Crown | Tasha Alexander 3/26/19**

66. Florence:
Read a book that completely enchanted you. It's was a lovely book Her writing draws you in right away and the stories are filled with family, community and love. The Late Bloomers' Club | Louise Miller 11/25/18*****

67. Kremlin:
Read a book where politics plays an important role. Micronesian Blues by Cynthia Morris & Bryan Vila 9/19/18***

68. Varanasi/Ganges:
Read a book that had a funeral in it or a book where a graveyard was important to the plot. The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes | Ruth Hogan 6/18/19*****

69. Li River:
Read a book whose title includes a two letter word. Murder at the Painted Lady | Barbara Warren 9/24/18***

70. Shwedagon Stupa:
Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post coverMurder at Dolphin Bay | Kathi Daley 9/26/18***

Wildfire by Mary Pauline Lowry Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily 13) by Tasha Alexander The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller Micronesian Blues by Bryan Vila The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan Murder at the Painted Lady by Barbara Warren Murder at Dolphin Bay (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley

71. The Sahara:
Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location (Phoenix, AZ). The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****

72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa:
Read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it. It ended up being a dud. In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick 1/18/19**

73. Baalbek:
Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR. The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens 8/18/18*****

74. Mont St. Michel:
Read a book originally published in 2014. Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty | Elaine Ambrose 9/21/18**

75. Tapkapi Palace:
Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind. Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****

76. Carnival in Rio:
Read a book that features a large party or parade or a book where the characters wear costumes sometime during the story. Halloween Hijinks | Kathi Daley 10/6/18***

77. Stonehenge:
Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage.: The Valentine Mystery | Kathi Daley 9/22/18****

78. Angel Falls:
Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line. A Gift of Bones | Carolyn Haines 12/17/18****

79. Yellowstone National Park:
Read a book that has a color word in the title. Lethal White | Robert Galbraith 3/7/19****

80. Santorini:
Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Dark Matter | Michelle Paver 7/3/18****

The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) by Beth Kendrick The Life We Bury (Joe Talbert, #1; Max Rupert, #1) by Allen Eskens Midlife Cabernet Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty by Elaine Ambrose Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry Halloween Hijinks (Zoe Donovan Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) by Kathi Daley A Gift of Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #19) by Carolyn Haines Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

81. Petronas Twin Towers:
Read a book that features characters that are twins. The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Ruth Ware 12/28/18*****

82. Matterhorn:
Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS. All the Good Parts | Loretta Nyhan 9/8/18*****

83. New York City:
Read a book that takes place in New York City. Tango Lessons | Meghan Flaherty 2/4/19***

84. Marrakech:
Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover. Isle Be Seeing You | JoAnn Bassett 9/28/18****

85. Eiffel Tower:
Read a book that takes place in Paris.The Red Address Book | Sofia Lundberg 1/30/19***

86. Ladakh:
Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle. The Ghost in Mr. Pepper's Bed | Sigrid Vansandt 11/24/18***

87. Niagara Falls:
Read a series book #3. Three to Get Lei'd | Jill Marie Landis 10/29/18****

88. British Museum:
Sort your WTR by published date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the earliest date (1820). The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving 11/5/19***

89. Burg Al Arab:
Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was. Hugo Award for Best Novel Retro: The Sword in the Stone | T.H. White 10/19/18**

90. Antarctica Penguins:
Read a book that has a black and white cover. In a Dark, Dark Wood | Ruth Ware 3/17/19***

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan Tango Lessons A Memoir by Meghan Flaherty Isle Be Seeing You (Islands of Aloha Mystery Book 9) by JoAnn Bassett The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg The Ghost in Mr. Pepper's Bed by Sigrid Vansandt The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Three to Get Lei'd (A Tiki Goddess Mystery, #3) by Jill Marie Landis The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

91. Yangtze River:
Read a book in which the MC moved to a new location. The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane | Kelly Harms 10/25/18****

92. Yosemite National Park:
Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about. Becoming | Michelle Obama 1/25/19***

93. Ayers Rock:
Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it. A Fabulous Creature | Zilpha Keatley Snyder 12/30/18***

94. Chambord Chateau:
Read a book over 400 pages long (402) Phoenix Rising |Pip Ballantine 11/2/18***

95. Temple of Heaven:
Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters. The Pumpkin War | Cathleen Young 4/13/19*****

96. Schloss Neuschwanstein:
Read a book based on a fairy tale or a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepage The Serpent's Shadow | Mercedes Lackey 10/7/18***

97. Suez Canal:
Read a book with a ship on its cover: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage | Alfred Lansing 8/2/19***

98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape:
Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage. The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle 1/9/19***

99. Dead Sea:
Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your shelf. Classic Revenge | Mitzi Kelly 8/24/18**

100. Portofino:
Read a book that found very relaxing. It was funny which I find relaxing. Double Shot | Cindy Blackburn 8/12/18***

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms Becoming by Michelle Obama A Fabulous Creature by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1) by Pip Ballantine The Pumpkin War by Cathleen Young The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle Classic Revenge by Mitzi Kelly Double Shot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Blackburn


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Jan | 14199 comments Jan's Spot for Spell Out

25 Top Places I Want to See
16/25

Taj Mahal - COMPLETED
T - Chasing Ivan | Tim Tigner 7/5/18****
A - The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve 7/13/18***
J - Mai Tai One On | Jill Marie Landis 7/27/18****
M - Burning Ridge | Margaret Mizushima7/21/18*****
A - A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles 8/2/18****
H - Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****
A - The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens 8/18/18*****
L - Wildfire |Mary Pauline Lowry 7/30/18***

Great Barrier Reef - COMPLETED
G - Gracie from: Why the Whales Came | Michael Morpurgo 9/2/18****
R - Chasing Fire | Nora Roberts 7/11/18*****
E - Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson 8/28/18**
A - Murder at the Mansion | Alison Golden 8/8/18**
T - The Two Towers | J.R.R. Tolkien 9/2/18****

B - Double Shot | Cindy Blackburn 8/12/18***
A - Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty | Elaine Ambrose 9/21/18**
R - Ryan from: The Lost City of the Condor | Loretta Jackson 9/14/18**
R - Rowland from: Two to Mango | Jill Marie Landis 10/8/18****
I - Ivy from: The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
E - Edna from: Classic Revenge | Mitzi Kelly 8/24/18**
R - Blitzcat | Robert Westall 8/21/18***

R - The Richmond Thief | Lisa Boero 11/22/18****
E - Endangered Species | Nevada Barr 7/3/18****
E - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****
F - The Fellowship of the Ring | J.R.R. Tolkien 8/3/18****

Bora, Bora - COMPLETED
B - The Museum of Mysteries | Steve Berry 8/31/18**
O - Open and Shut | David Rosenfelt 8/4/18*****
R - Kissing Frogs | Rich Amooi 10/5/18***
A - All the Good Parts | Loretta Nyhan 9/8/18*****
B - My Grape Escape | Laura Bradbury 10/2/18***
O - Off Kilter | Glen Robins 9/5/18***
R - Dark Triumph | Robin LaFevers 10/18/18****
A - Allie from: Murder at the Painted Lady | Barbara Warren 9/24/18***

Cappadocia - COMPLETED
C - Catching Christmas | Terri Blackstock11/28/18****
A - Arthur from: The Sword in the Stone | T.H. White 10/19/18**
P - Dark Matter | Michelle Paver 7/3/18****
P - Phoenix Rising |Pip Ballantine 11/2/18***
A - Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton 10/22/18****
D - A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***
O - Old Witch from: The Witch Family | Eleanor Estes 1/2/19***
C - Castles in the Air | Judy Corbett 12/6/18****
I - Then There Was You | Kara Isaac 9/10/18****
A - Anne Marie from: The Heart of the Garden | Victoria Connelly 12/2/18***

Norwegian Fjords - COMPLETED
N - Murder & Marble Cake | Nancy McGovern 8/19/18**
O - Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens 1/20/19***
R - book:X Marks the Scot|34499590] | Victoria Roberts 12/4/18***
W - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | L. Frank Baum 11/10/11 *****
E - Evie from: The French for Christmas | Fiona Valpy 12/21/18***
G - The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane | Kelly Harms 10/25/18****
I - In the Teeth of the Northeaster | Marlin Bree 9/20/18***
A - A Wild Fright in Deadwood | Ann Charles 12/12/18***
N - Nora from: The Late Bloomers' Club | Louise Miller 11/25/18*****

F - Twelve Slays of Christmas | Jacqueline Frost 11/2/18****
J - Three to Get Lei'd | Jill Marie Landis 10/29/18****
O - On the Chopping Block | Jenny Kales 11/15/18***
R - The Retreat | Mark Edwards 12/20/18***
D - The Valentine Mystery | Kathi Daley 9/22/18****
S - Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr 9/15/18**

Sistine Chapel - COMPLETED
S - The Serpent's Shadow | Mercedes Lackey 10/7/18***
I - It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight | April O'Brien 9/27/18**
S - Samantha from: Designer Dirty Laundry | Diane Vallere 10/19/18****
T - 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas | Jacqueline Frost 12/26/18***
I - Isle Be Seeing You | JoAnn Bassett 9/28/18****
N - Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds | Nick Albert 10/11/18***
E - Erin from : Something in the Water | Catherine Steadman 1/12/19****

C - A Curve in the Road | Julianne MacLean 1/12/19**
H - Halloween Hijinks | Kathi Daley 10/6/18***
A - What Child Is This? | Alice K. Boatwright 12/24/18****
P - Praiseworthy from: By the Great Horn Spoon! | Sid Fleischman 12/30/18***
E - Erin from: Something in the Water | Catherine Steadman 1/12/19****
L - The Marvelous Land of Oz | L. Frank Baum 11/12/18****

Alhambra - COMPLETED
A - Watership Down | Richard Adams 1/6/19****
L - The Bette Davis Club | Janis Lotter 12/2/18***
H - A Gift of Bones | Carolyn Haines 12/17/18****
A - Audrey from: The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle 1/9/19***
M - Mae from: Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries | Tonya Kappes 11/26/18***
B - A Second Bite at the Apple | Dana Bate 12/10/18***
R - The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Ruth Ware 12/28/18*****
A - Adela from: Henna House | Nomi Eve 1/13/19****

Canals of Venice - COMPLETED
C - Cormoran from: Lethal White | Robert Galbraith 3/7/19****
A - Addie from: Daughters of the Lake | Wendy Webb 2/8/19***
N - Nils from: The Rescuers | Margery Sharp 1/3/19****
A - The Hunger | Alma Katsu 3/9/19**
L - Ukulele Murder | Leslie Langtry 2/12/19***
S - Summer Knight | Jim Butcher 11/9/18***

O - Becoming | Michelle Obama 1/25/19***
F - Fedelma from: Shroud for the Archbishop | Peter Tremayne 4/29/19***

V - Micronesian Blues by Cynthia Morris & Bryan Vila 9/19/18***
E - The House at Sea's End | Elly Griffiths 2/11/19****
N - Nana from: Ukulele Deadly | Leslie Langtry 4/25/19**
I - Illuminations | Mary Sharratt11/23/18****
C - Come, Tell Me How You Live | Agatha Christie Mallowan 3/12/19***
E - The Paradise Guest House | Ellen Sussman 5/4/19****

Hagia Sophia - COMPLETED
H - The Secrets of Paper and Ink | Lindsay Harrel 2/25/19**
A - Uneasy Lies the Crown | Tasha Alexander 3/26/19**
G - The Ghost in Mr. Pepper's Bed | Sigrid Vansandt 11/24/18***
I - In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick 1/18/19**
A - Multiple Wounds | Alan Russell 4/18/19***

S - The Something Girl | Jodi Taylor 3/30/19***
O - Ozma of Oz | L. Frank Baum 2/3/19*****
P - The Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
H - How to Retire the Cheapskate Way | Jeff Yeager 5/20/19***
I - The Island Villa | Lily Graham 1/24/19***
A - Daughter of Moloka['i | Alan Brennert 3/16/19***

Pompeii - COMPLETED
P - The Pumpkin War | Cathleen Young 4/13/19*****
O - Oliver from: The Invited | Jennifer McMahon 4/8/19**
M - Murder at Dolphin Bay | Kathi Daley 9/26/18***
P - Perveen from: The Widows of Malabar Hill | Sujata Massey 5/18/19****
E - The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths 3/20/19*****
I - Ian from: Unsolicited | Julie Kaewert 3/1/19
I - In a Dark, Dark Wood | Ruth Ware 3/17/19***


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Continued

Bali - COMPLETED
B - Deadfall | Donna Ball| 12/31/19***
A - Armand from: The Long Way Home | Louise Penny 7/2/20*****
L - A Legacy of Murder | Connie Berry 9/21/19****
I - Isabel: Dead Woman Walking | Sharon J. Bolton 9/8/19****

Prague Old Town - COMPLETED
P - Headline Murder | Peter Bartram 7/13/19****
R - Rachel from: Travels with Rachel | George Mahood 2/4/19****
A - A Thousand Days in Venice | Marlena de Blasi 4/28/19***
G - Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro 4/17/19**
U - Unbelievable | Cindy Blackburn 2/17/19****
E - Evvie Drake Starts Over | Linda Holmes 7/7/19***

O - Oliver Twisted | Cindy Brown 6/2/19****
L - The Red Address Book | Sofia Lundberg 1/30/19***
D - Lover Come Hack | Diane Vallere 5/28/19****

T - Tango Lessons | Meghan Flaherty 2/4/19***
O - The Canterville Ghost | Oscar Wilde 7/18/19****
W - The Worst Witch | Jill Murphy 12/27/18****
N - Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson 6/8/19*

Amalfi Coast - COMPLETED
A - A View to Die For | Richard Houston 5/2/19*
M - Marsha from: The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes | Ruth Hogan 6/18/19*****
A - The Woman Who Spoke to Spirits | Alys Clare 5/26/19**
L - Lowcountry Bombshell | Susan M. Boyer 5/11/19****
F - Frank from: Cookies and Scream | CeeCee James 5/15/19**
I - Close to You | Kara Isaac 5/8/19***

C - The Clear Light of Day | Penelope Wilcock 3/28/19****
O - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler | Kelly Harms 6/13/19*****
A - The Awakening | Amanda Stevens 7/2/19****
S - Under the Northern Lights | S.C. Stephens 4/19/19**
T - The Cheapskate Next Door | Jeff Yeager 5/24/19**

Mezquita of Cordoba - COMPLETED
M - The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl | Stacy McAnulty 7/6/19****
E - Ella from: Secrets in the Mist | Anna Lee Huber 7/19/19***
Z - Zen: The Art of Simple Living | Shunmyō Masuno 6/30/19**
Q - Quinn from: Killer Jam | Karen MacInerney 1/26/19****
U - Unexpected | Cindy Blackburn 2/21/19****
I - Ivy Get Your Gun | Cindy Brown 6/29/19****
T - The Templar Legacy | Steve Berry 7/24/19***
A - Force of Habit | Alice Loweecey 7/4/19****

O - Odd from: Saint Odd | Dean Koontz 8/17/19***
F - A Fabulous Creature | Zilpha Keatley Snyder 12/30/18***

C - The Cosy Canal Boat Dream | Christie Barlow 6/11/19**
O - When We Believed in Mermaids | Barbara O'Neal 8/30/19***
R = The Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware 9/3/19***
D - Buyer, Beware | Diane Vallere 4/16/19****
O - On Division | Goldie Goldbloom 9/11/19***
B - The Barkeep | William Lashner 4/6/19***
A - Anna from: Sparrow House | Karin Kaufman 7/27/19***

Stonehenge - COMPLETED
S - The Spies of Shilling Lane | Jennifer Ryan 6/26/19***
T - Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts | Tonya Kappes 8/7/19***
O - One Day in December by Josie Silver 12/21/19**
N - Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty 6/15/19***
E - Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage | Alfred Lansing 8/2/19***
H - The Keeper of Lost Things | Ruth Hogan 5/31/19***
E - Evaline from: The Chess Queen Enigma | Colleen Gleason 8/21/19***
N - Nichelle from: Buried Leads | LynDee Walker 8/23/19****
G - Moonlighting In Vermont | Kate George 8/3/19***
E - Elenor from: A Dream of Death | Connie Berry 9/ 16/19****

Niagara Falls - COMPLETED
N - Natural Thorn Killer | Kate E. Dyer-Seeley 10/8/19***
I - Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World | Katherine Hannigan 8/31/19****
A - Lemonade and Lies | Agatha Frost 9/23/19**
G - The Girl in the Mask | Marie-Louise Jensen 8/8/19***
R - Suspect | Robert Crais 10/10/19**
A - Back in the Habit | Alice Loweecey 9/6/19****

F - French Illusions | Linda Kovic-Skow 6/27/19**
A - Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer 8/9/19****
L - Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days | Brandon McMillan 7/3/19*****
L - Land of the Free | Donna Ball 7/8/19*****
S - Suffer Little Children | Peter Tremayne 5/29/19****

Matterhorn - COMPLETED
M -Fatal Frost | Karen MacInerney 8/11/19**
A - A Quiet Life In The Country | T E Kinsey 9/29/19***
T - A Tale of Time City | Diana Wynne Jones 10/31/19**
T - The Trouble with Magic | Ruth Chew 8/29/19***
E - Emerald from: Ghost of a Chance | Yasmine Galenorn 10/13/19***
R - The Marriage Clock | Zara Raheem 7/10/19***
H - The Cowboy and the Cossack | Clair Huffaker 7/11/19***
O - Ollie from: Texas Troubles | N.C. Lewis 6/24/20
R - Recipes for Love and Murder | Sally Andrew 10/3/19****
N - Nell from: Still Life with Murder | P.B. Ryan 9/29/19****

Dead Sea - COMPLETED
D - Murder at Sunrise | Kathi Daley 7/14/19***
E - Elizabeth from: Aunt Bessie Assumes | Diana Xarissa 6/23/20***
A - A Study in Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas 8/24/19**
D - Bon-Bons for Your Brain | Diane Vallere 7/21/19****

S - Four and Twenty Blackbirds | Sam Short 8/12/19***
E - A Room Full of Bones | Elly Griffiths 8/7/20****
A - The Long Call | Ann Cleeves 8/26/19****

Petra
P - Picked Off | Linda Lovely 7/31/19**
E - Journey to the River Sea | Eva Ibbotson 8/2/20****
T - Tracking Game | Margaret Mizushima 11/6/19****
R - The Cuckoo Clock of Doom | R.L. Stine 11/9/19***
A - Anne from: Crimes Against a Book Club | Kathy Cooperman

Machu Picchu - COMPLETED
M - Molten Mud Murder | Sara E. Johnson 9/8/19***
A - Find Me | Anne Frasier 7/4/20****
C - The Cove | Catherine Coulter 8/12/19**
H - Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen 1/4/20 ***
U - The Uninvited Corpse | Debra Sennefelder 8/4/19**

P - Sleuthing at Sweet Springs | Maggie Pill 12/4/19****
I - A Zany Slice of Italy | Ivanka Di Felice 11/13/19**
C - California Schemin' | Kate George 8/22/19****
C - Mystery at the Manor | Matthew Costello 9/9/19****
H - A Country Year: Living the Questions | Sue Hubbell 6/20/20**
U - Under the Mistletoe | Sherry Ewing 11/30/20***


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message 16: by Marina H (last edited Apr 10, 2020 09:20AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments I can't say no :-)

100 Wonders for 100 Members!!
Date: July 1, 2018 To Completion
Completed tasks: 91/100
Completed Spell out: 13/100

Tasks

✔ 1. Pyramids of Giza:
✤ Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
After You by Jojo Moyes 22/07/18

2. Great Wall of China:
✤ Read a book published in 1987.

✔ 3. Taj Mahal:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover.
Bridget Jones's dagbog (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding by Helen Fielding 11/12/18

✔ 4. Serengeti National Park:
✤ Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”.
Inden vi blev jeres by Lisa Wingate 08/08/18

✔ 5. Galapagos Islands:
✤ Read a book with an island setting.
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty 19/08/18

✔ 6. The Grand Canyon:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming).
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf 01/08/18

✔ 7. Machu Picchu:
✤ Read a book by an author whose initials are MP.
Planen by Morten Pape 07/03/19

✔ 8. Iguazu Falls:
✤Read book #82, #150, #275 or #700 from your WTR shelf.
Det Onde by Stephen King 26/10/19

✔ 9. Bali:
✤ Read a book that is calming or meditative.
Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley 06/09/19

✔ 10. Amazon Rainforest:
✤ Read a book that you purchased from Amazon or read a book with a Z in the title
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot 17/07/18

11. Ngorongoro Crater:
✤ Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name.

✔ 12. Great Barrier Reef:
✤ Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean.
Sommerhus by Amalie Laulund Trudsø 07/08/18

✔ 13. Angkor Wat:
✤ Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Please share the original title: Ivan takes a wife
Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich 11/09/19

✔ 14. Victoria Falls:
✤ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V: Veronika
Veronika beslutter at dø by Paulo Coelho 08/11/18

✔ 15. The Forbidden City:
✤ Read a book that has been banned at one point.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 01/08/18

✔ 16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas:
✤ Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title or a book over a 1000 pages long.
Russka by Edward Rutherfurd 09/01/19

17. Karnak Temple:
✤ Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD).

✔ 18. Teotihuacan: T
✤ Read a book with the sun or a butterfly on the cover. Post cover.
Er der nogen? (Walsh Family, #4) by Marian Keyes by Marian Keyes 03/08/18

✔ 19. Banaue Rice Terraces:
✤ Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Share what it is: Vegetables (carrots, beets etc.)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 05/12/18

✔ 20. Bora Bora:
✤ Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B.
Big Boned by Meg Cabot 04/10/18

✔ 21. Acropolis:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Greece or a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri 10/08/18

✔ 22. Potala Palace:
✤ Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Please share sentence and the location.
"I don't care if you're the Dalai Lama" p.472
Angels by Marian Keyes 29/07/18

✔ 23. Jerusalem Old City:
✤ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 20/11/18

✔ 24. Qin Terracotta Warriors:
✤ Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. Tell us how:Richter protects Signe om their way through Germany during WWII
Signe by Lars Johansson 08/08/19

✔ 25. Chichen Itza:
✤ Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover. Post cover.
Sandmanden (Joona Linna, #4) by Lars Kepler by Lars Kepler 10/04/20

✔ 26. Petra:
✤ Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order.
Slagtehal fem eller Børnekorstoget: en pligtdans med døden by Kurt Vonnegut 11/11/18

✔ 27. Nile River:
✤ Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Tell us the name and why it was mentioned.
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 03/07/18

✔ 28.Easter Island:
✤ Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover.
To brødre by Ben Elton by Ben Elton 15/06/19

✔ 29. Cappadocia:
✤ Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 26/10/18

✔ 30. Colosseum:
✤ Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Tell us what it was: Ice hockey
Aftalt spil by Elle Kennedy 13/04/19

✔ 31. Norwegian Fjords:
✤ Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover.
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1) by Kristin Hannah by Kristin Hannah

✔ 32. St Peter’s Basilica:
✤ Read a book written by an author whose first name is Peter or a book with a MC named Peter.
Et eventyr by Jonas T. Bengtsson 17/11/18

✔ 33. Egyptian Museum:
✤ Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact. (The Cloisters)
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 03/07/19

✔ 34. Borobudur Temple:
✤ Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count: 272 p.
My Brother's Keeper: A Mystery by Donna Malane 06/08/18

✔ 35. Valley of the Kings:
✤ Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind.
I satans tjeneste by Tess Gerritsen 27/03/19

✔ 36. Hong Kong:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world. Tell us where: Sydney
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 16/08/18

✔ 37. Sistine Chapel:
✤ Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 21/10/18

✔ 38. Alhambra:
✤ Read a book with a red cover. Post cover.
Murder in the Mews (Hercule Poirot, #18) by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie 09/07/18

✔ 39. Musee Du Louvre:
✤ Read a book where art is central to the plot. Tell us how: Christian is an artist/painter and a big part of the story is about him and his inspiration
Det Europæiske Forår by Kaspar Colling Nielsen 03/11/18

✔ 40. Canals of Venice:
✤ Read a book with a three word title.
Den farlige leg by Mari Jungstedt 07/07/18

✔ 41. Versailles:
✤ Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789.
Den Unge Werthers Lidelser by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 08/12/18

✔ 42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
✤ Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason.
Toms Sawyers eventyr by Mark Twain 11/08/18

✔ 43. Mecca:
✤ Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage:
For at kunne leve - En nordkoreansk piges rejse mod friheden by Yeonmi Park 17/07/18

✔ 44. Kathmandu Valley:
✤ Read a series book #7.
Den dobbelte tavshed by Mari Jungstedt 01/07/18

✔ 45. Metropolitan Museum of Art:
✤ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum)
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen 30/07/18

✔ 46. Mount Everest:
✤ Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. Tell us the number: 425
Kirurgen by Tess Gerritsen 17/10/18

✔ 47. Temple of Emerald Buddha:
✤ Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Share the sentence and location: "The walls were emerald green" 68%
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie 06/07/18

✔ 48. Hagia Sophia:
✤ Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage.
En velbevaret hemmelighed by Kate Morton 03/10/18

✔ 49. Pompeii:
✤ Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs. Tell us what it was: Tornado
Efter stormen by Linda Castillo 17/02/19

✔ 50. Kashmir Valley:
✤ Read a book that takes place at a resort.
Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah 22/08/18


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Marina H | 327 comments 100 Wonders for 100 Members!! - Spot 2

✔ 51. Prague Old Town:
✤ Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover.
Pigen fra Brooklyn by Guillaume Musso by Guillaume Musso 16/08/19

52. Golden temple:
✤ Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc).

✔ 53. Amalfi Coast:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean.
En charmerende mand by Marian Keyes 12/04/19

✔ 54. Meenakshi:
✤ Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage.
Hvis bare du var min by Jenny Han 04/12/18

✔ 55. Chartres Cathedral:
✤ Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage.
Kvinden i hvidt by Wilkie Collins 23/01/19

56. Mezquita of Cordoba:
✤ Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. Post cover.

✔ 57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad:
✤ Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1, #2 or #3 – the ones that have been sitting there the longest).
Den Lille Prins by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 30/12/18

✔ 58. Dubrovnik:
✤ Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it.
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 03/12/18

✔ 59. Uffizi Gallery:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U.
Under huden by Belinda Bauer 03/03/19

✔ 60. Rio De Janeiro:
✤ Read a book by an author with three parts to their name
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 23/07/18

✔ 61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion:
✤ Read a book with the word FIRE in the title or a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot.
Profeterne i Evighedsfjorden by Kim Leine 06/02/19

62. Delphi:
✤ Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work.

✔ 63. St Basil’s Cathedral:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it.
Giganternes Fald by Ken Follett 25/11/18

✔ 64. Abu Simbel:
✤ Read a series book #4.
Motiv X by Stefan Ahnhem 02/12/18

✔ 65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile:
✤ Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover.
Treason (Secrets & Spies #1) by Jo MacAuley by Jo MacAuley 12/09/19

✔ 66. Florence:
✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you. Tell us why: Because this book is in many ways describing me and I can really see myself in these characters
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 14/02/19

✔ 67. Kremlin:
✤ Read a book where politics plays an important role.
Verdens vinter by Ken Follett 16/12/18

✔ 68. Varanasi/Ganges:
✤ Read a book that had a funeral in it or a book where a graveyard was important to the plot.
Det fjerde offer by Mari Jungstedt 10/07/18

✔ 69. Li River:
✤ Read a book whose title includes a two letter word.
Ser du månen, Daniel by Puk Damsgård 16/12/18

70. Shwedagon Stupa:
✤ Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post cover

✔ 71. The Sahara:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 05/05/19

✔ 72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa:
✤ Read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it. Tell us whether you found a gem or a dud: Not my cup of tea
Den 5. bølge by Rick Yancey 14/11/18

✔ 73. Baalbek:
✤ Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR.
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah 14/08/18

✔ 74. Mont St. Michel:
✤ Read a book originally published in 2014.
Bogen om dig by Claire Kendal 09/08/18

✔ 75. Tapkapi Palace:
✤ Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 11/10/18

✔ 76. Carnival in Rio:
✤ Read a book that features a large party or parade or a book where the characters wear costumes sometime during the story.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 28/08/18

✔ 77. Stonehenge:
✤ Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage.
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie 11/07/18

✔ 78. Angel Falls:
✤ Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line.
Det største bedrag by Lisa Unger 25/01/19

✔ 79. Yellowstone National Park:
✤ Read a book that has a color word in the title. (Rødt = red/scarlet)
Et studie i rødt by Arthur Conan Doyle 08/06/19

✔ 80. Santorini:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Post cover.
Kulde by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 05/03/19

✔ 81. Petronas Twin Towers:
✤ Read a book that features characters that are twins.
Atten grader minus by Stefan Ahnhem 12/08/18

✔ 82. Matterhorn:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS.
Anne Franks Dagbog by Anne Frank 24/09/18

✔ 83. New York City:
✤ Read a book that takes place in New York City.
Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot 13/07/18

✔ 84. Marrakech:
✤ Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren by Christina Lauren 02/11/19

✔ 85. Eiffel Tower:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Paris.
Sarahs Nøgle by Tatiana de Rosnay 17/08/18

✔ 86. Ladakh:
✤ Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle.
Det lille bageri på strandpromenaden by Jenny Colgan 10/09/19

✔ 87. Niagara Falls:
✤ Read a series book #3.
Champion by Marie Lu 18/12/18

88. British Museum:
✤ Sort your WTR by published date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the earliest date.

✔ 89. Burg Al Arab:
✤ Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was: Bram Stoker Award for Best first novel
Her fra min himmel by Alice Sebold 06/11/18

✔ 90. Antarctica Penguins:
✤ Read a book that has a black and white cover. Post cover
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor by C.J. Tudor 27/01/19

✔ 91. Yangtze River:
✤ Read a book in which the MC moved to a new location.
Rachels ferie by Marian Keyes 17/07/18

✔ 92. Yosemite National Park:
✤ Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 30/10/18

✔ 93. Ayers Rock:
✤ Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it.
The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler 04/08/18

✔ 94. Chambord Chateau:
✤ Read a book over 400 pages long.
Den niende grav by Stefan Ahnhem 31/07/18

✔ 95. Temple of Heaven:
✤ Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters.
Tornfuglene by Colleen McCullough 23/02/19

✔ 96. Schloss Neuschwanstein:
✤ Read a book based on a fairy tale or a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepage
Macbeth by Jo Nesbø 27/06/19

✔ 97. Suez Canal:
✤ Read a book with a ship on its cover. Post the cover.
Nålens øje by Ken Follett by Ken Follett 09/07/19

✔ 98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape:
✤ Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage.
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman 15/07/19

✔ 99. Dead Sea:
✤ Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your shelf.
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder 20/07/18

✔ 100. Portofino:
✤ Read a book that found very relaxing.
The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans 07/12/18


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Pyramids of Giza
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Taj Mahal
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Galapagos Islands
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Machu Picchu
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Iguazu Falls
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Bali
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Great Barrier Reef
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Victoria Falls
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Teotihuacan
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Bora, Bora
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Acropolis
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Jerusalem Old City
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Chichen Itza
C: C.J. Tudor - The Chalk Man 27/01/19
H: Hvis det er by Helle Helle 08/03/19
I: Isles, Maura from Dø igen by Tess Gerritsen 23/11/19
C: Cleave, Paul - Det syvende mord 26/06/19
H: How to Live in Denmark: A humorous guide for foreigners and their Danish friends by Kay Xander Mellish 23/06/19
E: En sidste melodi by Lisa Genova 01/04/19
N: Nel from Det dybe vand by Paula Hawkins 20/06/19

I: Ilmar Taska - Pobeda 1946 30/01/20
T: Tornfuglene by Colleen McCullough 23/02/19
Z: Zafón, Carlos Ruiz - Tågens fyrste 14/05/19
A: Arthur Conan Doyle - Et studie i rødt 08/06/19

Petra
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Marina H | 327 comments 100 Wonders for 100 Members!! - Spot 5

Nile River
N: Nesbø, Jo - Macbeth 27/06/19
I: Ildvidnet by Lars Kepler 13/03/20
L: Liv og legeme by Elsebeth Egholm 06/10/19
E: Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley 06/09/19

R: Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl 01/08/19
I: Inger Gammelgaard Madsen - Dukkebarnet 01/05/20
V: Vanessa from Kvinden mellem os by Greer Hendricks 15/09/19
E: En meget fjern kyst by Jenny Colgan 13/09/19
R: Raphael from Pigen fra Brooklyn by Guillaume Musso 16/08/19

Easter Island
E: Elsebeth Egholm - Selvrisiko 28/09/19
A: A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold by George R.R. Martin 06/07/19
S: Skjulte Fejl og Mangler by Elsebeth Egholm 27/09/19
T: Treason by Jo MacAuley 12/09/19
E: Elsebeth Egholm - Personskade 30/09/19
R: Redondo, Dolores - De glemte børn 21/09/19

I: Inger Gammelgaard Madsen - Drab efter begæring 03/05/20
S: Still Life by Louise Penny 24/10/19
L: Løgnens hus by Elly Griffiths 03/12/19
A: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin 27/07/19
N: Nærmeste Pårørende by Elsebeth Egholm 05/10/19
D: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire 27/04/19


Cappadocia
C
A: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin 11/08/19
P: Penny, Louise - A Fatal Grace 04/11/19
P: Peter from Bjørneby by Fredrik Backman 21/11/19
A: Anna Gavalda - Jeg ville ønske, der var én, der ventede på mig et eller andet sted 13/10/19
D: Det lille bageri på strandpromenaden by Jenny Colgan 10/09/19
O: Oyinkan Braithwaite - Min søster er seriemorder 15/03/20
C
I: Inger Gammelgaard Madsen - Fremmed indtrængen 05/05/20
A: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda 06/11/19

Colosseum
C
O: Os mod jer by Fredrik Backman 19/10/20
L
O
S: Stephen King - Det Onde 26/10/19
S: Sandheden om Harry Quebert-sagen by Joël Dicker 01/02/20
E: Elsebeth Egholm - Vold og magt 10/10/19
U: Unbecoming by Jenny Downham 09/09/19
M: Mordere uden ansigt by Henning Mankell 06/08/19

Norwegian Fjords
N: Nic from Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue 19/10/19
O
R: Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard - Blink: da jeg mistede livet og lærte at leve 30/10/19
W
E: Eget ansvar by Elsebeth Egholm 12/10/19
G: Griffiths, Elly - Huset på klippen 07/12/19
I
A: A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 22/03/20
N: Niviaq Korneliussen - HOMO sapienne 05/11/19

F: Forestillingen om et ukompliceret liv med en mand by Helle Helle 14/10/19
J: Janet Evanovich - Two for the Dough 06/11/19
O
R: Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall 06/05/20
D: Dødvægt by Elsebeth Egholm 17/10/19
S: Sandmanden by Lars Kepler 10/04/20

St Peter’s Basilica
Egyptian Museum
Valley of the Kings
Sistine Chapel
Alhambra
Musee Du Louvre
Canals of Venice
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hagia Sophia
Pompeii
Prague Old Town
Amalfi Coast
Mezquita of Cordoba
Dubrovnik
Uffizi Gallery
Delphi
St Basil’s Cathedral
Abu Simbel
St Marks Basilica and Campanile
Florence
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Tapkapi Palace
Stonehenge
Santorini
Matterhorn
New York City
Eiffel Tower
Niagara Falls
British Museum
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Portofino


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message 26: by Marina (last edited Apr 12, 2019 11:11PM) (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) Yes, please! Sign me up for the easiest option :)

100 Wonders for 100 Members - Spot 1
1 July 2018 - ?
64/100

✔1. Pyramids of Giza: ✤ Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Pines by Blake Crouch - 07/07/2018 - 4.5/5

2. Great Wall of China: ✤ Read a book published in 1987.

✔3. Taj Mahal: ✤ Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover.
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - 22/12/2018 - 3/5

✔4. Serengeti National Park: ✤ Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”.
Le perfezioni provvisorie by Gianrico Carofiglio - 12/07/2018 - 3.5/5

✔5. Galapagos Islands: ✤ Read a book with an island setting.
Return To The Islands by Arthur Grimble - 19/07/2018 - 3.5/5

✔6. The Grand Canyon: ✤ Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming).
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - 03/08/2018 - 5/5

7. Machu Picchu: ✤ Read a book by an author whose initials are MP.

8. Iguazu Falls: ✤Read book #82, #150, #275 or #700 from your WTR shelf.

9. Bali: ✤ Read a book that is calming or meditative.

✔10. Amazon Rainforest: ✤ Read a book that you purchased from Amazon or read a book with a Z in the title.
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf - 05/07/2018 - 3.5/5 (purchased from Amazon)

✔11. Ngorongoro Crater: ✤ Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name.
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov - 14/08/2018 - 3/5

12. Great Barrier Reef: ✤ Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean.

✔13. Angkor Wat: ✤ Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Please share the original title.
Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood - 13/12/2018 - 2.5/5 - original title: Cocaine Blues

✔14. Victoria Falls: ✤ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare - 28/10/2018 - 3.5/5

✔15. The Forbidden City: ✤ Read a book that has been banned at one point. Here is a list to help out: Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - 30/09/2018 - 5/5

✔16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas: ✤ Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title or a book over a 1000 pages long.
The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth - 03/01/2019 - 4/5

17. Karnak Temple: ✤ Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD).

✔18. Teotihuacan: ✤ Read a book with the sun or a butterfly on the cover. Post cover.
Born of the Sun A Namibian Novel by Joseph Diescho Born of the Sun: A Namibian Novel by Joseph Diescho - 11/07/2018 - 4/5 [it's not very clear but the "O" is a sun]

✔19. Banaue Rice Terraces: ✤ Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Share what it is.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - 27/09/2018 - 4/5 (Poirot grows vegetable marrows)

20. Bora Bora: ✤ Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B.

✔21. Acropolis: ✤ Read a book that takes place in Greece or a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage.
Teatro by Anton Chekhov (tagged classic) - 22/08/2018 - 3.5/5

✔22. Potala Palace: ✤ Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Please share sentence and the location.
The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie - 12/08/2018 - 3/5 - the Dalai Lama is mentioned through the whole book

✔23. Jerusalem Old City: ✤ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot.
The Devil's Elixirs by E.T.A. Hoffmann - 12/08/2018 - 2.5/5

24. Qin Terracotta Warriors: ✤ Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. Tell us how.

25. Chichen Itza: ✤ Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover. Post cover.

✔26. Petra: ✤ Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order.
Quaderni Di Serafino Gubbio Operatore annotato by Luigi Pirandello - 21/08/2018 - 3/5

✔27. Nile River: ✤ Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Tell us the name and why it was mentioned.
Vienna è un giro in carrozza by Michele Monina - 08/07/2018 - 3/5 - mentions the Danube, because it's a travel guide to Vienna and it couldn't very well fail to do so :)

28. Easter Island: ✤ Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover.

✔29. Cappadocia: ✤ Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage.
Jimbo: A Fantasy by Algernon Blackwood - 27/10/2018 - 4.5/5

30. Colosseum: ✤ Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Tell us what it was.

✔31. Norwegian Fjords: ✤ Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover.
Dona Flor e i suoi due mariti by Jorge Amado Dona Flor e i suoi due mariti by Jorge Amado - 31/08/2018 - 2.5/5

✔32. St Peter’s Basilica: ✤ Read a book written by an author whose first name is Peter or a book with a MC named Peter.
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers - 05/04/2019 - 4/5 (MC's name is Peter)

33. Egyptian Museum: ✤ Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact.

✔34. Borobudur Temple: ✤ Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count.
Alaska Dream by Michèle Demai (217) - 05/08/2018 - 2.5/5

✔35. Valley of the Kings: ✤ Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - 22/12/2018 - 3/5

✔36. Hong Kong: ✤ Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world. Tell us where.
Death in August by Marco Vichi - 06/08/2018 - 4/5 - takes place in Florence, Italy

✔37. Sistine Chapel: ✤ Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE.
Novelle by Theodor Storm - 12/10/2018 - 4/5

✔38. Alhambra: ✤ Read a book with a red cover. Post cover.
La Mantella by Nikolai Gogol La Mantella by Nikolai Gogol - 14/01/2019 - 5/5

✔39. Musee Du Louvre: ✤ Read a book where art is central to the plot. Tell us how.
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun - 16/08/2018 - 3/5 - main characters are artists/art critics and there is a lot of talk of art

✔40. Canals of Venice: ✤ Read a book with a three word title.
Sotto la città by Arnaldur Indriðason - 23/09/2018 - 2.5/5

✔41. Versailles: ✤ Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Anonymous - 20/01/2019 - 2.5/5

42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park: ✤ Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason.

✔43. Mecca: ✤ Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage.
Inseguendo le ombre dei colibrì by Paolo Zambon - 18/11/2018 - 3/5

44. Kathmandu Valley: ✤ Read a series book #7.

✔45. Metropolitan Museum of Art: ✤ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum).
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft - 17/11/2018 - 4/5

✔46. Mount Everest: ✤ Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. Tell us the number.
Persuasion by Jane Austen (#493) - 06/02/2019 - 2/5

✔47. Temple of Emerald Buddha: ✤ Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Share the sentence and location.
Final Girls by Riley Sager - 07/08/2018 - 3/5 - on the very last page (view spoiler)

✔48. Hagia Sophia: ✤ Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage.
Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles - 28/10/2018 - 3.5/5

✔49. Pompeii: ✤ Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs. Tell us what it was.
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (earthquake) - 20/02/2019 - 2/5

50. Kashmir Valley: ✤ Read a book that takes place at a resort.


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Marina (sonnenbarke) 100 Wonders for 100 Members - Spot 2

51. Prague Old Town: ✤ Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover.

52. Golden temple: ✤ Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc).

✔53. Amalfi Coast: ✤ Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean.
Frozen Out by Quentin Bates - 29/01/2019 - 1.5/5

✔54. Meenakshi: ✤ Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage.
The Abbot's Ghost: A Christmas Story by A.M. Barnard - 12/04/2019 - 3/5

✔55. Chartres Cathedral: ✤ Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 5 by Edgar Allan Poe - 7/11/2018 - 4/5

✔56. Mezquita of Cordoba: ✤ Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. Post cover.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 29/03/2019 - 4.5/5

57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad: ✤ Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1, #2 or #3 – the ones that have been sitting there the longest).

✔58. Dubrovnik: ✤ Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it.
Boredom by Alberto Moravia - 24/11/2018 - 2/5

✔59. Uffizi Gallery: ✤ Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U.
Una lama di luce by Andrea Camilleri - 01/10/2018 - 4/5

✔60. Rio De Janeiro: ✤ Read a book by an author with three parts to their name (i.e: Marlena de Blasi, Simone St. James).
The History of Mr. Polly by H.G. Wells - 16/10/2018 - 3.5/5

✔61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion: ✤ Read a book with the word FIRE in the title or a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot.
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine - 08/12/2018 - 1.5/5

✔62. Delphi: ✤ Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work.
The Bhagavad Gita by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa - 04/08/2018 - 2/5

63. St Basil’s Cathedral: ✤ Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it.

64. Abu Simbel: ✤ Read a series book #4.

65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile: ✤ Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover.

✔66. Florence: ✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you. Tell us why.
Fiori sopra l'inferno by Ilaria Tuti - 11/10/2018 - 5/5 (wonderful landscape descriptions, great psychology, great characterization, awesome writing - one of the best thrillers I've ever read!)

✔67. Kremlin: ✤ Read a book where politics plays an important role.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare - 22/08/2018 - 4.5/5

✔68. Varanasi/Ganges: ✤ Read a book that had a funeral in it or a book where a graveyard was important to the plot.
Il bosco silenzioso by Wolfram Fleischhauer - 17/03/2019 - 3/5

✔69. Li River: ✤ Read a book whose title includes a two letter word.
Supernatural Horror in Literature by H.P. Lovecraft - 11/11/2018 - 4/5

70. Shwedagon Stupa: ✤ Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post cover

71. The Sahara: ✤ Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location.

✔72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa: ✤ Take a chance and read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it.
Das Aquarium by Franziska Jennifer Lange - 23/10/2018 - 4.5/5

✔73. Baalbek: ✤ Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR.
Still Life by Louise Penny - 01/08/2018 - 3.5/5

74. Mont St. Michel: ✤ Read a book originally published in 2014.

✔75. Tapkapi Palace: ✤ Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind.
Dorando Pietri. Una storia di cuore e di gambe by Antonio Recupero - 11/04/2019 - 3.5/5

✔76. Carnival in Rio: ✤ Read a book that features a large party or parade or a book where costumes are worn sometime during the story.
Wayward by Blake Crouch - 10/02/2019 - 3/5

✔77. Stonehenge: ✤ Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage.
Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna - 06/10/2018 - 3/5

✔78. Angel Falls: ✤ Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line.
Divertimento by Julio Cortázar - 11/04/2019 - 1/5

79. Yellowstone National Park: ✤ Read a book that has a color word in the title.

✔80. Santorini: ✤ Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Post cover.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - 19/11/2018 - 4/5

81. Petronas Twin Towers: ✤ Read a book that features characters that are twins.

✔82. Matterhorn: ✤ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS.
Amerika by Franz Kafka - 17/12/2018 - 4/5

83. New York City: ✤ Read a book that takes place in New York City.

✔84. Marrakech: ✤ Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover.
Creatura di sabbia by Tahar Ben Jelloun Creatura di sabbia by Tahar Ben Jelloun - 22/01/2019 - 3/5

85. Eiffel Tower: ✤ Read a book that takes place in Paris.

86. Ladakh: ✤ Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle.

87. Niagara Falls: ✤ Read a series book #3.

88. British Museum: ✤ Sort your WTR by publiscation date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the oldest date.

✔89. Burg Al Arab: ✤ Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was.
The Marvelous Village Veiled in Mist by Sachiko Kashiwaba - 21/03/2019 - 3.5/5 - Kodansha Manga Award for New Writers of Children's Literature (1974), JAWC New Talent Award (1974)

✔90. Antarctica Penguins: ✤ Read a book that has a black and white cover. Post cover.
Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig - 04/09/2018 - 3.5/5

✔91. Yangtze River: ✤ Read a book where the MC was forced by circumstances to move to a new location.
Infiltration: A Novel by Yehoshua Kenaz - 16/11/2018 - 3.5/5

✔92. Yosemite National Park: ✤ Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about.
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster - 30/07/2018 - 3.5/5

✔93. Ayers Rock: ✤ Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it.
Maruzza Musumeci by Andrea Camilleri - 30/01/2019 - 4/5

✔94. Chambord Chateau: ✤ Read a book that is over 400 pages long.
Jeder stirbt für sich allein by Hans Fallada - 08/01/2019 - 4.5/5

95. Temple of Heaven: ✤ Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters.

96. Schloss Neuschwanstein: ✤ Read a book based on a fairy tale or a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepage

97. Suez Canal: ✤ Read a book with a ship on its cover. Post the cover.

✔98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape: ✤ Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz - 26/02/2019 - 4/5

99. Dead Sea: ✤ Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your list.

100. Portofino: ✤ Read a book that you found very relaxing.


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Patrizia | 1098 comments 100 Wonders for 100 Members!!
1/7/18- ???
23/100 Tasks

1. Pyramids of Giza:
✤ Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Julia Buckley, Pudding Up With Murder 27/7/18

2. Great Wall of China:
✤ Read a book published in 1987.

3. Taj Mahal:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover.

4. Serengeti National Park:
✤ Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”.

5. Galapagos Islands:
✤ Read a book with an island setting.
Bree Baker, Live and Let Chai 11/7/18

6. The Grand Canyon:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming).
Pamela Clare, Barely Breathing 18/10/18

7. Machu Picchu:
✤ Read a book by an author whose initials are MP.

8. Iguazu Falls:
✤Read book #82, #150, #275 or #700 from your WTR shelf.

9. Bali:
✤ Read a book that is calming or meditative.

10. Amazon Rainforest:
✤ Read a book that you purchased from Amazon or read a book with a Z in the title.

11. Ngorongoro Crater:
✤ Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name.
Lena Gregory, Murder Made to Order 13/7/18

12. Great Barrier Reef:
✤ Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean.

13. Angkor Wat:
✤ Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Please share the original title.
H.Y. Hanna, Blood, Sweets and Tears=Witch Chocolate Bites 10/8/18

14. Victoria Falls:
✤ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V.

15. The Forbidden City:
✤ Read a book that has been banned at one point.

16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas:
✤ Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title or a book over a 1000 pages long.

17. Karnak Temple:
✤ Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD).

18. Teotihuacan: T
✤ Read a book with the sun or a butterfly on the cover. Post cover.

19. Banaue Rice Terraces:
✤ Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Share what it is.

20. Bora Bora:
✤ Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B.
Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street 4/7/18

21. Acropolis:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Greece or a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage.

22. Potala Palace:
✤ Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Please share sentence and the location.

23. Jerusalem Old City:
✤ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot.

24. Qin Terracotta Warriors:
✤ Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. Tell us how.

25. Chichen Itza:
✤ Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover. Post cover.

26. Petra:
✤ Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order.

27. Nile River:
✤ Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Tell us the name and why it was mentioned.

28.Easter Island:
✤ Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover.

29. Cappadocia:
✤ Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage.

30. Colosseum:
✤ Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Tell us what it was.

31. Norwegian Fjords:
✤ Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover.

32. St Peter’s Basilica:
✤ Read a book written by an author whose first name is Peter or a book with a MC named Peter.

33. Egyptian Museum:
✤ Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact.

34. Borobudur Temple:
✤ Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count.

35. Valley of the Kings:
✤ Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind.

36. Hong Kong:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world. Tell us where.

37. Sistine Chapel:
✤ Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE.

38. Alhambra:
✤ Read a book with a red cover. Post cover.

39. Musee Du Louvre:
✤ Read a book where art is central to the plot. Tell us how.

40. Canals of Venice:
✤ Read a book with a three word title.

41. Versailles:
✤ Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789.

42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
✤ Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason.
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, In Cave Danger 10/7/18

43. Mecca:
✤ Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage.

44. Kathmandu Valley:
✤ Read a series book #7.
Kathi Daley, Seventh Chapter 4/9/18

45. Metropolitan Museum of Art:
✤ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum)

46. Mount Everest:
✤ Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. Tell us the number.
#617- Nora Roberts, Le parole infinite 19/7/18

47. Temple of Emerald Buddha:
✤ Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Share the sentence and location.
43% "Its eyes glowed like twin EMERALDs"-Gail Oust, Cinnamon Toasted 15/7/18

48. Hagia Sophia:
✤ Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage.

49. Pompeii:
✤ Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs. Tell us what it was.
Marnee Blake, Tempt the Flames 10/10/18

50. Kashmir Valley:
✤ Read a book that takes place at a resort.


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Patrizia | 1098 comments Spot #2
51. Prague Old Town:
✤ Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover.

52. Golden temple:
✤ Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc).
Sheila Connolly, Golden Malicious 8/9/18

53. Amalfi Coast:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean.

54. Meenakshi:
✤ Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage.
Terri Osburn, La mia sfida più grande 24/8/18

55. Chartres Cathedral:
✤ Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage.

56. Mezquita of Cordoba:
✤ Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. Post cover.

57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad:
✤ Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1, #2 or #3 – the ones that have been sitting there the longest).

58. Dubrovnik:
✤ Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it.

59. Uffizi Gallery:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U.
Annette Dashofy, Uneasy Prey 3/7/18

60. Rio De Janeiro:
✤ Read a book by an author with three parts to their name (i.e: Marlena de Blasi, Simone St. James).

61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion:
✤ Read a book with the word FIRE in the title or a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot.
Karen Barnett, Where the Fire Falls 16/7/18

62. Delphi:
✤ Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work.

63. St Basil’s Cathedral:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it.

64. Abu Simbel:
✤ Read a series book #4.
Kendra Elliot, A Merciful Silence 16/8/18

65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile:
✤ Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover.
Ellie Alexander, The Pint of No Return 14/10/18
The Pint of No Return (A Sloan Krause Mystery, #2) by Ellie Alexander

66. Florence:
✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you. Tell us why.

67. Kremlin:
✤ Read a book where politics plays an important role.

68. Varanasi/Ganges:
✤ Read a book that had a funeral in it or a book where a graveyard was important to the plot.

69. Li River:
✤ Read a book whose title includes a two letter word.

70. Shwedagon Stupa:
✤ Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post cover

71. The Sahara:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location.

72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa:
✤ Read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it. Tell us whether you found a gem or a dud.

73. Baalbek:
✤ Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR.

74. Mont St. Michel:
✤ Read a book originally published in 2014.

75. Tapkapi Palace:
✤ Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind.

76. Carnival in Rio:
✤ Read a book that features a large party or parade or a book where the characters wear costumes sometime during the story.
Greta McKennan, Historically Dead 6/9/18

77. Stonehenge:
✤ Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage.
Angela Marsons, Il gioco del male 14/10/18

78. Angel Falls:
✤ Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line.

79. Yellowstone National Park:
✤ Read a book that has a color word in the title.
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 8/8/18

80. Santorini:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Post cover.

81. Petronas Twin Towers:
✤ Read a book that features characters that are twins.

82. Matterhorn:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS.
Susan Furlong, Splintered Silence 22/8/18

83. New York City:
✤ Read a book that takes place in New York City.

84. Marrakech:
✤ Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover.

85. Eiffel Tower:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Paris.

86. Ladakh:
✤ Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle.

87. Niagara Falls:
✤ Read a series book #3.
Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 6/8/18

88. British Museum:
✤ Sort your WTR by published date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the earliest date.

89. Burg Al Arab:
✤ Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was.

90. Antarctica Penguins:
✤ Read a book that has a black and white cover. Post cover

91. Yangtze River:
✤ Read a book in which the MC moved to a new location.

92. Yosemite National Park:
✤ Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about.

93. Ayers Rock:
✤ Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it.

94. Chambord Chateau:
✤ Read a book over 400 pages long.
Val McDermid, The Distant Echo 30/9/18

95. Temple of Heaven:
✤ Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters.

96. Schloss Neuschwanstein:
✤ Read a book based on a fairy tale or a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepage

97. Suez Canal:
✤ Read a book with a ship on its cover. Post the cover.

98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape:
✤ Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage.

99. Dead Sea:
✤ Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your shelf.

100. Portofino:
✤ Read a book that found very relaxing.


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Patrizia | 1098 comments 66. Florence:
✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you.


I see that my city has enchanted you ... Thank you! LOL


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 313 comments 100 Wonders for 100 Members
Start date: July 5, 2018
Using kindle-books shelf in place of WTR, with permission.

1. Pyramids of Giza: Part of a trilogy.
A Promise Born by Cara Putman 11/1/18
Buckeye Promises #2 (trilogy)
A Promise Born (Buckeye Promises #2) by Cara C. Putman
2. Great Wall of China: Published in 1987.
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
3. Taj Mahal: Cover is mostly white.
More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne 9/21/18
More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne
4. Serengeti National Park: Word in title ends with i.

5. Galapagos Islands: Island setting.
Robinson Crusoe by Deanna McFadden 11/16/18
Uninhabited, nameless island
Robinson Crusoe (Classic Starts) by Deanna McFadden
6. The Grand Canyon: Set in a state the Colorado River flows through.
Love Story by Karen Kingsbury 2/11/19
California
Love Story (The Baxter Family, #1) by Karen Kingsbury
7. Machu Picchu: Author's initials are MP.
The Inheritance by Michael R. Phillips 4/17/19
The Inheritance (Secrets of the Shetlands, #1) by Michael R. Phillips
8. Iguazu Falls: Book #82, #150, #275, or #700 from WTR shelf.
The Potluck Club by Linda Evans Shepherd
#82 on kindle-books shelf on start date.
The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club #1) by Linda Evans Shepherd
9. Bali: Calming or meditative.
Reaching for Wonder: Encountering Christ When Life Hurts by Marlo Schalesky 10/31/18
meditative
Reaching for Wonder Encountering Christ When Life Hurts by Marlo Schalesky
10. Amazon Rainforest: Purchased from Amazon or Z in title.
A Promise Kept by Cara Putman 10/29/18
purchased from Amazon
A Promise Kept (Buckeye Promises #1) by Cara C. Putman
11. Ngorongoro Crater: "go" (intact) in author's name
Hidden Faces: Portraits of Nameless Women in the Gospels by Golden Keyes Parsons 7/15/18
GOlden
Hidden Faces Portraits of Nameless Women in the Gospels by Golden Keyes Parsons
12. Great Barrier Reef: Character goes into the ocean
Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen 8/26/18
Three characters go into the sea in chapter 30.
Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen
13. Angkor Wat: Title was "converted" to something new. Share original title.
14. Victoria Falls: MC whose first name begins with V.
Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray 12/9/18
Vincent Hunt
Whispers in the Reading Room (The Chicago World's Fair Mystery, #3) by Shelley Gray
15. The Forbidden City: Banned book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 6/5/19
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas: over 1,000 pages long
HCSB Study Bible 10/3/19
Pages: 2,368
HCSB Study Bible by Anonymous
17. Karnak Temple: Happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD)
Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette 8/1/19
Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette
18. Teotihuacan: Sun on the cover
A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese 3/18/19
A New Shade of Summer (Love in Lenox, #3) by Nicole Deese
19. Banaue Rice Terraces: MC that grows something that can be eaten
Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron 12/2/18
pears
Castle on the Rise (Lost Castle, #2) by Kristy Cambron
20. Bora Bora: Title with two words in it that start with B
The Madman of Black Bear Mountain by Franklin W. Dixon 5/4/19
The Madman of Black Bear Mountain (Hardy Boys Adventures, #12) by Franklin W. Dixon
21. Acropolis: Classic MPG
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 4/29/19
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
22. Potala Palace: Mentions Dalai Lama in the text (sentence/location)

23. Jerusalem Old City: Religion plays an important role in the plot
Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin 7/9/18
Christian fiction story with a lead who wants to be a preacher.
Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory, #3) by Sarah Sundin
24. Qin Terracotta Warriors: soldier protects someone. Tell how.
The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier: Virginia, 1863 by Jim Murphy 7/22/18
(view spoiler)
The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier Virginia, 1863 (My Name is America) by Jim Murphy
25. Chichen Itza: 5 or more steps shown on the cover
Delayed Justice by Cara Putman 10/26/18
Delayed Justice (Hidden Justice #3) by Cara C. Putman
26. Petra: Title has all the letters of PETRA (not necessarily in order)
Called to Protect by Lynette Eason 7/7/18
Called to Protect (Blue Justice, #2) by Lynette Eason
27. Nile River: Mentions a well-known river.
The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green 11/30/18
Mississippi River; part of the locale of this Louisiana tale
The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
28. Easter Island: Statue on the cover
Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig 1/11/19
Statue of Liberty
Tide and Tempest (Edge of Freedom, #3) by Elizabeth Ludwig
29. Cappadocia: Fantasy MPG
A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder 7/18/18
A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder
30. Colosseum: Spectator sport in it. Which sport?
Toward the Sunrise by Elizabeth Camden 9/15/18
Baseball was a significant memory for a lead character.
Toward the Sunrise (Until the Dawn, #0.5) by Elizabeth Camden
31. Norwegian Fjords: Title written in blue
Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynn Gentry 4/11/19
Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris
32. St. Peter's Basilica: MC named Peter
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter 1/7/19
Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter
33. Egyptian Museum: Features a museum or an historical artifact
The Painted House of Maud Lewis: Conserving a Folk Art Treasure by Laurie Hamilton 9/27/18
Features the restoration of Maud Lewis's painted house (now in a museum)
The Painted House of Maud Lewis Conserving a Folk Art Treasure by Laurie Hamilton
34. Borobudur Temple: 7 and 2 in the total page count
A Bride's Agreement: Five Romances Develop Out of Convenient Marriages by Elaine Bonner, Ramona Cecil, Nancy J. Farrier, JoAnn A. Grote, DiAnn Mills 12/30/18
Page Count: 722
A Bride's Agreement Five Romances Develop Out of Convenient Marriages by Elaine Bonner
35. Valley of the Kings: Features a treasure hunt
Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland 12/9/18
Hunt for missing paintings
Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland
36. Hong Kong: Takes place in a major city of the world
Brentwood's Ward by Michelle Griep 7/30/18
London, England
Brentwood's Ward (The Bow Street Runners #1) by Michelle Griep
37. Sistine Chapel: Author whose first and last initials are found in SISTINE
In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin 4/16/19
In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale, #3) by Sarah Sundin
38. Alhambra: Red cover
The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations by Kristi Ann Hunter, Karen Witemeyer, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Becky Wade 12/12/18
The Christmas Heirloom Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations by Karen Witemeyer
39. Musee Du Louvre: Art is central to the plot. Tell how.
Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer 9/24/18
(view spoiler)
Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer
40. Canals of Venice: Three-word title
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (GM) 11/23/18
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey
41. Versailles: set between 1682 and 1789
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 by Kristiana Gregory 7/17/18
1777-78
The Winter of Red Snow The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America) by Kristiana Gregory
42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Characters enter a cave
The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart 8/21/18
"Something rustled in the cave..." p.212
The Scent of Lilacs (The Heart of Hollyhill #1) by Ann H. Gabhart
43. Mecca: MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage
The Lady of Tarpon Springs by Judith Miller 9/7/18
Nico (male MC) moves from Greece to U.S. for better wages.
The Lady of Tarpon Springs by Judith McCoy Miller
44. Kathmandu Valley: series book #7
Holiday Amnesia by Lynette Eason 3/25/19
Wrangler's Corner #7
Holiday Amnesia (Wrangler’s Corner #7) by Lynette Eason
45. Metropolitan Museum of Art: First letter of every word in title is found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (3-word min.)
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (GM) 7/24/18
46. Mount Everest: Highest book on WTR shelf
Between Skies by Rick Murgittroyd
#330 on kindle-books when picked at start of challenge
Between Skies (Kate Bennett Series Book 1) by Rick Murgittroyd
47. Temple of Emerald Buddha: EMERALD found in text.
Beyond a Doubt by Colleen Coble 8/8/18
"You mean the emerald ring?" p.280
Beyond a Doubt (Rock Harbor, #2) by Colleen Coble
48. Hagia Sophia: Historical Fiction MPG
A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer 12/30/18
A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer
49. Pompeii: Natural disaster occurs
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson 11/5/18
(view spoiler)
Hattie Ever After (Hattie, #2) by Kirby Larson
50. Kashmir Valley: Takes place at a resort.
Up from the Sea by Amanda Dykes 4/23/19
Up from the Sea (Whose Waves These Are, #0.5) by Amanda Dykes


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 313 comments 51. Prague Old Town: Clock on the cover.
An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White 10/6/18
An Hour Unspent (Shadows Over England, #3) by Roseanna M. White
52. Golden Temple: GOLD in title
Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson 10/15/19
Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson
53. Amalfi Coast: Takes place in a village by the ocean.
Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble 8/2/18
Gurnet Point, Massachusetts
Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble
54. Meenakshi: Romance MPG.
A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese 12/3/18
A Cliché Christmas (Love in Lenox, #1) by Nicole Deese
55. Chartres Cathedral: Gothic MPG.
My Cousin Rachel by Rachel du Maurier 10/25/19
Approved 11/2/19 by Jan.
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
56. Mezquita of Cordoba: Repeated geometric pattern on the cover.
Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble 10/15/18
rectangles on house; arched windows; lower rail's pattern
Butterfly Palace (Love Across the Sea #1) by Colleen Coble
57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad: one of the three oldest WTR books
When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke 2/28/19
January 13, 2013
When Calls the Heart (Canadian West, #1) by Janette Oke
58. Dubrovnik: "Bucket List" book - one you've meant to read but haven't yet
A Hometown Fourth of July by June Foster 9/12/18
A Hometown Fourth of July by June Foster
59. Uffizi Gallery: Title starts with U.
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury 5/8/19
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
60. Rio De Janeiro: Author with three parts to their name.
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel by Lois Gladys Leppard 11/13/18
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (Mandie, #1) by Lois Gladys Leppard
61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion: Fire is important to plot.
A Harvest of Hope by Lauraine Snelling 9/19/18
(view spoiler)
A Harvest of Hope (Song of Blessing, #2) by Lauraine Snelling
62. Delphi: From list BEST BOOKS ABOUT MYTHOLOGY.
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Received permission by challenge host for this book.
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
63. St. Basil's Cathedral: Has a Russian character.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (GM) 7/7/19
Serge - Russian personal chef
Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, #1) by Martha Hall Kelly
64. Abu Simbel: Series book #4
Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth 10/21/18
Chronicles of Alice and Ivy #4
Beyond Her Calling (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, #4) by Kellyn Roth
65. St. Mark's Basilica & Campanile: Tall tower on cover.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (GM) 1/30/19
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
66. Florence: Completely enchanted you.
Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport 7/8/18
Story 1: Adorable 80-year-old lead in a charming tale; Story 2: Amazing story of overcoming grief and finding new joy.
Colors of Christmas Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport
67. Kremlin: Politics played an important role.
Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck 7/12/18
Political arguments over who should run the fictional country of Hessenberg.
Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding, #2) by Rachel Hauck
68. Varanasi/Ganges: Graveyard important to plot.
How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck 10/18/18
A graveyard was crucial to a lead character's journey.
How to Catch a Prince (Royal Wedding, #3) by Rachel Hauck
69. Li River: Title includes a two-letter word.
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay 12/4/18
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
70. Shwedagon Stupa: colorful sunset on cover.
American Omens: The Coming Fight for Faith by Travis Thrasher 3/9/19
American Omens The Coming Fight for Faith by Travis Thrasher
71. The Sahara: Take place in a hot desert location.
Holes by Louis Sachar 6/6/19
Holes (Holes, #1) by Louis Sachar
72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa: A book you've been leaning toward removing from your WTR shelf without reading it.

73. Baalbek: More than 3,000 reviews on Goodreads.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 9/3/19
8,545 reviews (and counting)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
74. Mont St. Michel: Originally published in 2014.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 9/25/18
May 6, 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
75. Tapkapi Palace: Includes illustrations.
Matilda by Roald Dahl 7/13/18
Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
76. Carnival in Rio: costumes are worn.
The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert 11/27/18
"Most festivalgoers, especially the women, were clad in the national costume." p.187
The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
77. Stonehenge: Mystery MPG
The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
78. Angel Falls: Complicated and hard to follow.
The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Iain Lawrence (GM) 10/11/18
The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Iain Lawrence
79. Yellowstone National Park: A color word in the title.
The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken 5/19/19
The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken
80. Santorini: Only blue and white (except title and author name) on cover.
Pillage by Obert Skye 11/14/18
With permission.
Pillage (Pillage, #1) by Obert Skye
81. Petronas Twin Towers: Features twins.
Land of My Heart by Tracie Peterson 2/11/19
Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana, #1) by Tracie Peterson
82. Matterhorn: Title that starts with a letter in ALPS.
Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer 9/30/18
Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer
83. New York City: Takes place in New York City.
Hero by Mike Lupica 6/23/19
Hero by Mike Lupica
84. Marrakech: Exotic cover.
The Ruby Moon by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins 6/18/19
With permission from Jan.
The Ruby Moon (Thirteen #2) by Trisha White Priebe
85. Eiffel Tower: Takes place in Paris.

86. Ladakh: MC rides a motorcycle.
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin 3/23/19
Johanna Reyer drives a motorcycle.
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin
87. Niagara Falls: Series book #3.
A Promise Forged by Cara Putman 11/4/18
Buckeye Promises #3
A Promise Forged (Buckeye Promises #3) by Cara C. Putman
88. British Museum: WTR with oldest publication date.
The Key to Yesterday by Charles Neville Buck
1910 (oldest pub date on kindle-books at start of challenge)
The Key to Yesterday by Charles Neville Buck
89. Burg Al Arab: Won an award.
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder 11/9/18
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (1940)
The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
90. Antarctica Penguins: Black and white cover.
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright 2/22/19
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
91. Yangtze River: MC forced by circumstances to move to a new location.
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White 8/17/18
A main character moves for work, while another moves due to war.
A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England, #2) by Roseanna M. White
92. Yosemite National Park: Really popular book that everyone is talking about.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (GM) 5/16/19
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes
93. Ayers Rock: Title that has three Us in it.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart 9/1/19
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart
94. Chambord Chateau: Over 400 pages long.
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen 1/27/19
422 pages
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
95. Temple of Heaven: Harvest was important to welfare of characters.
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson 10/19/18
Hattie Big Sky (Hattie, #1) by Kirby Larson
96. Schloss Neuschwanstein: Based on a fairy tale or Retelling MPG.

97. Suez Canal: Ship on cover.
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa 4/3/19
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape: Magical Realism MPG.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
99. Dead Sea: One of the 10 lowest-rated books on WTR.
When Night Falls by Margaret Daley
Rating: 3.14
When Night Falls by Margaret Daley
100. Portofino: Very relaxing book.
The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson 12/14/18
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Denise | 2573 comments Very intriguing Jan!

100 Wonders for 100 Members!!
July 1, 2018 To Completion -ahhhh stress free
99/100

Tasks

√1. Pyramids of Giza:
✤ Read a book that is part of a trilogy. Code Name Verity Book 1. by Elizabeth Wein 7.8.18.

√2. Great Wall of China:
✤ Read a book published in 1987. Almost at the End by Yevgeny Yevteshenko 4.15.19

√3. Taj Mahal:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is mostly white. Post cover.
Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima Death in Midsummer and Other Storiesby Yukio Mishima 7.5.18 (only the very top is gray the rest in real color is mostly white)

√4. Serengeti National Park:
✤ Read a book with a word in the title that ends with the letter “i”.
Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front by Diane Atkinson 9.14.19

√5. Galapagos Islands:
✤ Read a book with an island setting. Earthly Remains by Donna Leon 10.7.18

√6. The Grand Canyon:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a state the Colorado River flows through (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming).
Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton takes place in California. 7.18.18

√7. Machu Picchu:
✤ Read a book by an author whose initials are MP. Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti 6.11.19

√8. Iguazu Falls:
✤Read book #82, #150, #275 or #700 from your WTR shelf. #150 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines 10.22.18

√9. Bali:
✤ Read a book that is calming or meditative. In the Midst of Winter: Selections from the Literature of Mourning by Mary Jane Moffat, ed. 1.19.19

√10. Amazon Rainforest:
✤ Read a book that you purchased from Amazon Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 7.26.18

√11. Ngorongoro Crater:
✤ Read a book with the letters “go” (intact) somewhere in the author’s name. The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna GreGOry 2.7.19

√12. Great Barrier Reef:
✤ Read a book where a character goes INTO the ocean. - The English Spy by Daniel Silva 10.4.18

√13. Angkor Wat:
✤ Read a book whose title was “converted” to something new. Please share the original title. Miss Silver Intervenes by Patricia Wentworth was given a new title of Miss Silver Deals With Death 7,10.18

√14. Victoria Falls:
✤ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with the letter V. Victor is a MC in Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie 9.27.18

15. The Forbidden City:
√✤ Read a book that has been banned at one point. Here is a list to help out: Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books. Summer of '69 by Todd Strasser 5.5.19 - is on a llistopia list of books that should not be banned - Todd is an acquaintance of mine and I know this from him -it has been banned from some libraries, mostly school libraries because marketing targeted it as YA

√16. Bagan Temples & Pagodas:
✤ Read a book with the word “thousand” in the title For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian 9.9.19

√17. Karnak Temple:
✤ Read a book that happens in ancient times (before 1200 AD).An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters (1141 A.D.) 10.28.18

√18. Teotihuacan: T
✤ Read a book with the sun or a butterfly on the cover. Post cover.
The sun is either rising or setting but its there unlike all my other books! yeesh lol Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 10.8.19

√19. Banaue Rice Terraces:
✤ Read a book with a MC that grows something that can be eaten. Share what it is. Herbs A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters 10.21.18

√20. Bora Bora:
✤ Read a book that has a title with two words in it that start with the letter B. Bad Boy by Peter Robinson 7.3.18

√21. Acropolis:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Greece or a book tagged CLASSIC on its GR Homepage. Lysistrata by Aristophanes 1.19.19

√22. Potala Palace:
✤ Read a book that mentions the Dalai Lama in the text. Please share sentence and the location. "She's had an audience with the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu..." p. 253 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeman 11.25.18

√23. Jerusalem Old City:
✤ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the plot.The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories by Etger Keret 7.28.18

√24. Qin Terracotta Warriors:
✤ Read a book where a warrior or soldier protects someone. Tell us how. Berlin Red by Sam Eastland 8.20.18 A General protects his rocket-building crew of 50ish men from being captured by the Russians; instead, he makes their way to the Americans and surrenders.

√25. Chichen Itza:
✤ Read a book with 5 or more steps shown on the cover. Post cover. Solace for a Sinner (Chronicles of Isaac of Girona, #4) by Caroline Roe Solace for a Sinner by Caroline Roe 9.4.18

√26. Petra:
✤ Read a book that has all the letters PETRA found in the title. They do NOT need to be in order. Castle Garden and Battery Park by Barry Moreno 11.30.18

√27. Nile River:
✤ Read a book that mentions a well-known river. Tell us the name and why it was mentioned. Nile River is mentioned because it is the setting for much of Crocodile on the Sandbank 1.14.19

√28.Easter Island:
✤ Read a book with a statue on the cover. Post cover. Detroit 1930-1969 (Images of America Michigan) by David Lee Poremba (statue far right) by David Lee Poremba 7.28.18

√29. Cappadocia:
✤ Read a book tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage. Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 03 by Magica Quartet 3.5.19

√30. Colosseum:
✤ Read a book that had some kind of spectator sport in it. Tell us what it was. In Old New York by Edith Wharton 11.9.18 - polo

√31. Norwegian Fjords:
✤ Read a book that has the title written in blue. Post cover. Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14) by Louise Penny by Louise Penny 1.5.19

√32. St Peter’s Basilica:
✤ Read a book with a MC named Peter. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 10.12.18

√33. Egyptian Museum:
✤ Read a book that features a museum or a historical artifact. There are many historical artifacts, including part of the amber wall from a Russian palace, dining service from Queen Catherine of Russia, in The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny 8.4.18

√34. Borobudur Temple:
✤ Read a book that has 7 AND 2 in its total page count. The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen 9.22.18

√35. Valley of the Kings:
✤ Read a book that features an archaeologist or a treasure hunt of some kind. The Lost City of the Condor by Loretta Jackson 9.14.18

√36. Hong Kong:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a major city of the world. Tell us where. New York City is the setting for Dark in Death by J.D. Robb 7.21.18

√37. Sistine Chapel:
✤ Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in SISTINE. Nomi Eve Henna House 1.8.19

√38. Alhambra:
✤ Read a book with a red cover. Post cover. Fear Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward by Bob Woodward 12.14.18

√39. Musee Du Louvre:
✤ Read a book where art is central to the plot. Tell us how. InAll Whom I Have Loved by Aharon Appelfeld 10.15.18 art is the central vehicle, so to speak, for the emotions . the very life of Arthur and to the times (brink of WWII) where anti-Semitism is expressed

√40. Canals of Venice:
✤ Read a book with a three word title. Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh 8.15.18

√41. Versailles:
✤ Read a book that is set between 1682 and 1789. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald 2.10.19

√42. Carlsbad Caverns National Park:
✤ Read a book where the characters enter a cave for some reason. Blackfly Season by Giles Blunt 12.4.18

√43. Mecca:
✤ Read a book where the MC takes an important journey or pilgrimage. Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Haas 2.19.19

√44. Kathmandu Valley:
✤ Read a series book #7. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny 11.13.18

√45. Metropolitan Museum of Art:
✤ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (three word minimum) My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 11.18.18

√46. Mount Everest:
✤ Read the highest book on your WTR shelf. This would be the latest book you've added. Tell us the number. The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton I don't keep strict order of my WTR (its not complete here on GR) I would say its about #488. 10.31.18

√47. Temple of Emerald Buddha:
✤ Read a book with the word EMERALD found in the text. Share the sentence and location. "a chain bracelet, bearing a massive emerald and a sapphire-and-diamond brooch." p. 37 Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie 8.19.18

√48. Hagia Sophia:
✤ Read a book tagged HISTORY or HISTORICAL FICTION on its GR Homepage. Noonday by Pat Barker 8.4.18

√49. Pompeii:
✤ Read a book in which a natural disaster (fire, earthquake, etc.) occurs. Tell us what it was. potato famine in Ireland 1840s, other dates. The Irish Famine: A Documentary by Colm Toibin 3.25.19

√50. Kashmir Valley:
✤ Read a book that takes place at a resort.-Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Appelfeld 10.7.18


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Denise | 2573 comments Tasks

√[51. Prague Old Town:
✤ Read a book with a clock on the cover. Post cover. [bookcover:The Cleaner|29422011] by Mark Dawson 12.28.18

√52. Golden temple:
✤ Read a book with the word GOLD in the title or author’s name. Variations will be accepted (golden, goldman, etc) The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald 11.11.19

√53. Amalfi Coast:
✤ Read a book that takes place in a village by the ocean. The village is never named, but it is a village on a mountain, Slievemore, on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland in Vengeance by Benjamin Black 10.20.18

√54. Meenakshi:
✤ Read a book tagged ROMANCE on its GR Homepage.Consequences by Penelope Lively 4.4.19

√55. Chartres Cathedral:
✤ Read a book tagged GOTHIC on its GR Homepage. Endless Night by Agatha Christie 6.29.19

√56. Mezquita of Cordoba:
✤ Read a book that has a repeated geometric pattern on the cover. Post cover. Black Seconds by Karin Fossum by Karin Fossum 12.12.18

√57. Damascus Old City & Umayyad:
✤ Read one of the three oldest books on your WTR (#1, #2 or #3 – the ones that have been sitting there the longest). - this is one of the oldest books - I have had it for at least 10 years without reading it. The Case Is Closed by Patricia Wentworth 12.23.18

√58. Dubrovnik:
✤ Read a “bucket list” book - one you've been meaning to read for ages but have not taken the time to do it. There Are Jews in My House by Lara Vapnyar 9.16.18

√59. Uffizi Gallery:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with the letter U. Upon A Dark Night by Peter Lovesey 3.16.19

√60. Rio De Janeiro:
✤ Read a book by an author with three parts to their name (i.e: Marlena de Blasi, Simone St. James). When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning 8.9.18

√61. Temple of the Golden Pavilion:
✤ Read a book in which a fire is an important part of the plot. - car fire sets the plot into a completely different (wrong) direction for much of the book - plot twist - Doll by Ed McBain 2.25.19

√62. Delphi:
✤ Read a book from the following list: Best Books About Mythology. If a series book is listed, any book from the series will work. Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights Being the myths and legends of the Pimas of Arizona by John William Lloyd 4.28.19

√63. St Basil’s Cathedral:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Russia or has a Russian character in it. Mind The Doors: Long Short Stories by Zinovy Zinik - one long short story occurs in Moscow, 80% of the characters are Russian. 7.12.18

√64. Abu Simbel:
✤ Read a series book #4. - Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey 12.6.18

√65. St Marks Basilica & Campanile:
✤ Read a book with a tall tower on the cover. Post cover. Can see in the distance. The Devil's Novice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #8) by Ellis Peters by Ellis Peters 3.30.19

√66. Florence:
✤ Read a book that completely enchanted you. Tell us why. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware 5.9.19 - it enchanted me as a mystery with lots of plot twists and turns that were interesting and kept me guessing and revealed dark corners of the human psyche as well as people who are very family loving and devoted

√67. Kremlin:
✤ Read a book where politics plays an important role. Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics by Howard Zinn 8.29.18

√68. Varanasi/Ganges:
✤ Read a book that had a funeral in it - Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman by Teresa Warfield 7.20.18

√69. Li River:
✤ Read a book whose title includes a two letter wordMy Michael by Amos Oz 8.31.18

√70. Shwedagon Stupa:
✤ Read a book with a gemstone or a colorful sunset on the cover. Post cover The Day Is Dark by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 5,12,18

√71. The Sahara:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Africa or in a hot desert location. The Black Widow by Daniel Silva 11.4.18 takes place in part in desert of Iraq

√72. The Leaning Tower of Pisa:
✤ Read a book you’ve been leaning towards removing from your WTR shelf without reading it. Tell us whether you found a gem or a dud. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. 8.12.18 Should have listened to my instincts it was a dud - historical fiction which I love but chicky-litty and romancy....blah

√73. Baalbek:
✤ Read a book that has more than 3000 reviews (not ratings) on GR. This book has an unbelievable 7,764 reviews - I suppose its a Book Club kind of book - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman 11.21.18

√74. Mont St. Michel:
✤ Read a book originally published in 2014. Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson 3.27.19

75. Tapkapi Palace:
√✤ Read a book that includes illustrations of some kind. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 1.30.19

√76. Carnival in Rio:
✤ Read a book that features a large party - House of Spies by Daniel Silva 2.15.19

√77. Stonehenge:
✤ Read a book that is tagged MYSTERY on its GR Homepage. Who Watcheth by Helene Tursten 8.23.18

√78. Angel Falls:
✤ Read a book that you found complicated and had a hard time following the story line. Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg 9.9.18

√79. Yellowstone National Park:
✤ Read a book that has a color word in the title. Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh 12.17.18

√80. Santorini:
✤ Read a book with a cover that is ONLY blue and white. The title or author name may be a different color. Post cover. Transcription by Kate Atkinson by Kate Atkinson 11.5.18

√81. Petronas Twin Towers:
✤ Read a book that features characters that are twins. Tombland by C. J. Sansom 5.19.19

√82. Matterhorn:
✤ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in ALPS. Anna Where Are You by Patricia Wentworth 10.24.18

√83. New York City:
✤ Read a book that takes place in New York City. - Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff 12.7.18

√84. Marrakech:
✤ Read a book that you think has an exotic cover. Post cover. City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin by Ariana Franklin 7.26.19

√85. Eiffel Tower:
✤ Read a book that takes place in Paris. Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black 2.22.19

√86. Ladakh:
✤ Read a book with a MC that rides a motorcycle. Summer of '69 by Todd Strasser 5.5.19

√87. Niagara Falls:
✤ Read a series book #3. Detroit Breakdown by D.E. Johnson 4.7.19

√88. British Museum:
✤ Sort your WTR by published date (oldest to newest) and read the book published with the earliest date. Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh - 11.16.18 - originally published 1938

√89. Burg Al Arab:
✤ Read a book that has won an award. Tell us what it was. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin 1.15.19 LA Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller (2010), CWA Gold Dagger Award(2011) and more...

√90. Antarctica Penguins:
✤ Read a book that has a black and white cover. Post cover Cold Comfort (Officer Gunnhilder #2) by Quentin Bates by Quentin Bates 12.20.18

√91. Yangtze River:
✤ Read a book in which the MC moved to a new location.Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 12.20.18

√92. Yosemite National Park:
✤ Read a book that is really popular and that everyone is talking about. Becoming by Michele Obama 1.19.19

√93. Ayers Rock:
✤ Read a book with a title that has 3 Us in it. Kurt Wallender: An Event in Autum by Henning Mankell 5.28.19

√94. Chambord Chateau:
✤ Read a book over 400 pages long. Anya by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer 489 pages tho print was so tiny was more like 800 pages

√95. Temple of Heaven:
✤ Read a book where the harvest was important to the welfare of the characters. Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimee Runyan 9.8.18

√96. Schloss Neuschwanstein:
✤ Read a book tagged RETELLING on its GR homepageTwitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less by Alexander Aciman 2.11.19

√97. Suez Canal:
✤ Read a book with a ship on its cover. Post the cover. A Poultice for a Healer (Chronicles of Isaac of Girona, #7) by Caroline Roe by Caroline Roe 1.16.19

√98. San Francisco Bay & Cityscape:
✤ Read a book tagged MAGICAL REALISM on its GR Homepage.
The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen 11.10.19

√99. Dead Sea:
✤ Sort your WTR shelf by Average Rating (low to high). Read one of the 10 lowest rated books on your shelf.
Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter by Alexander Aciman 2.11.19

√100. Portofino:
✤ Read a book that found very relaxing. -After Rain by William Trevor 2.5.19


message 45: by Denise (last edited Mar 21, 2020 09:50AM) (new)

Denise | 2573 comments Denise's Spot for Spell Out

starting out with some of my favorite places or places that are in cities/areas I love

You can use any of the following to complete a letter:
1. First letter of the Book's title (Use or Ignore A, An or The)
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of the Series title
4. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name

1. Jerusalem Old City

J - Julie MC Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 7.8.18
E - Eve Dallas Dark in Death by J.D. Robb 7.21.18
R-Robert K. Massie Nicholas and Alexandra 8.19.18
U - Ursula The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen 9.22.18
S -Stephanic Plum MC Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 7.26.18
A - Alan Banks MC in Bad Boyby Peter Robinson 7.3.18
L - Louise Penny The Brutal Telling 8.4.18
E - Evelyn Waugh Men at Arms 8.15.18
M- Miss Silver Intervenes by Patricia Wentworth 7.10.18

O - Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics by Howard Zinn 8.29.18
L - Lance Hayden The Lost City of the Condor by Loretta Jackson 9.14.18
DDeath in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima 7.5.18

C-Caroline Roe Solace for a Sinner 9.4.18
I - series title: Images of America Detroit: 1930-1969 by David Lee Poremba 7.25.18
T - Teresa Warfield Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (author) 7.20.18
Y - Yukio Mishima author of Death in Midsummer and Other Stories 7.5.18

2. Acropolis

A-The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 8.12.18
C - Clara, a MC, in Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 10.12.18
R - Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie 9.27.18
O - Oz, Amos My Michael 8.31.18
P-Pat Barker Noonday 8.4.18
O - Old New York by Edith Wharton 11.9.18
L - Louise Penny A Trick of the Light 11.13.18
I - Ian Rutledge, Tales: Short Stories Featuring Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford (Ian Rutledge, #0.5, #12.5) by Charles Todd 11.11.18
S - Silva, Daniel The Black Widow 11.4.18

3. Petra

P - Peters, Ellis A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael 10.21.18
E - Eastland, Sam Berlin Red 8.20.18
T Transcription by Kate Atkinson 11.5.18
R - Roderick Alleyn MC in Artists in Crime: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #6 by Ngaio Marsh 11.16.18
A -Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg 9.9.18

4. Norwegian Fjords

N -Ngaio Marsh, Colour Scheme 12.17.18
O -Oliphant Eleanor, MC, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 11.25.18
R - Rachel Anya by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer 1.12.19
W- Who Watcheth by Helene Tursten 8.23.18
E - The English Spy by Daniel Silva 10.4.18
G - Griffin, Phoebe - a MC- Vengeance by Benjamin Black 10.20.18
I - Ira Levin, author The Boys from Brazil 11.28.18
A - All Whom I Have Loved by Aharon Appelfeld 10.15.18
N - Nomi Eve Henna House 1.8.19

F - Fredrik Backman Britt-Marie Was Here 11.21.18
J - John Cardinal, MC in Blackfly Season by Giles Blunt 12.4.18
O - Obama, Michele Becoming 1.19.19
R - Ruth Zardo, Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny 1.5.19
D- Diamond, Peter, MC, Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey 12.6.18
S - Sejer, Konrad - MC, Black Seconds by Karin Fossum 12.12.18

5. Canals of Venice

C - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton 10.31.18
A - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines 10.22.18
N - The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 1.30.19
A - Anna Where Are You by Patricia Wentworth 10.24.18
L - Lev, Asher My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 11.18.18
S - Sarah Mallory Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson 12.25.18

O - Odo After Rain by William Trevor 2.5.19
F - Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward 12.14.18

V - Vapnyar, Lara There Are Jews in My House 9.16.18
E - Earthly Remains by Donna Leon 10.7.18
N - Nadine Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb 4.11.19
I - Isaac, MC A Poultice for a Healer by Caroline Roe 1.16.19
C - Castle Garden and Battery Park by Barry Moreno 11.30.18
E - An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters 10.28.18

6. Metropolitan Museum of Art

M- Mind The Doors: Long Short Stories by Zinovy Zinik 7.12.18
E - Emerson, MC Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters 1.14.19
T - Tom Franklin Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter 1.15.19
R - Robinson, Peter Watching the Dark 1.28.19
O - Olivia Watson House of Spies by Daniel Silva 2.15.19
P-Phryne Fisher Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 12.20.18
O - O'Connell, Kevin The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters 2.16.19
L - Lysistrata by Aristophanes 1.19.19
I - In the Midst of Winter: Selections from the Literature of Mourning by Mary Jane Moffat, ed. 1.25.19
T - Thomas Chaloner The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory 2.7.19
A-Apple of My Eye When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II 8.9.18
N - Nita Van Gelden Murder Duet by Batya Gur 3.10.19

M - Mendelssohn Is On The Roof by Jiri Weill 2.23.19
U-Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History 3.12.19
S - Spinelli, Jerry The Library Card 2.3.19
E - Etienne Bellringer by J. Robert Janes 2.8.19
U - Uncle Willoughby Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse 4.12.19
M - Maud Silver, MC The Case Is Closed by Patricia Wentworth 12.23.18

O - Oliver A Potion for a Widow by Caroline Roe 3.21.19
F - Fitzgerald, Penelope The Gate of Angels 12.30.18

A - Alexander Aciman Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less 2.11.19
R - Rick, Louise Call Me Princess by Sara Blaedel 2.14.19
T - Tamara - Blood of Victory by Alan Furst 3.5.19

7. Prague Old Town

P - Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 03 by Magica Quartet 3.5.19
R -Rebus, John MC The Black Book by Ian Rankin 2.27.19
A - Anderson, Will Motor City Shakedown by D.E. Johnson 2.17.19
G - Giles Blunt By the Time You Read This: A Novel 2.21.19
U - Upon A Dark Night by Peter Lovesey 3.16.19
E - Ed McBain Doll 2.25.19

O - Oriana - Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson 3.27.19
L- Leduc, Aimee MC Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black 2.22.19
D Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Hass 2.19.19

T - Trevor, William Ireland 3.17.19
O - Ota Keller The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe 4.8.19
W - Walter Emerson The Deeds of the Disturber by Eizabeth Peters 3.13.19
N - Ngaio Marsh Death In A White Tie 4.14.19

8. Dubrovnik
D - Dawson, Mark The Cleaner (John Milton #1) by Mark Dawson 12.28.18
U - Usinna The Day Is Dark by Yrsa Sigdardottir 5.12.19
B - Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Appelfeld 10.7.18
R -Robinson, Peter Children of the Revolution 3.7.19
O - "Octave" Emile Kleimann Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre 4.9.19
V- Valeria Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates 4.18.19
N- Narine - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi 5.6.19
I - The Irish Famine: A Documentary by Colm Toibin 3.25.19
K- Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton 7.20.18


message 46: by Denise (last edited Oct 03, 2019 03:11PM) (new)

Denise | 2573 comments 9. Florence

F - Fritz The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald 2.10.19
L - Lorna Consequences by Penelope Lively 4.4.19
O - Oates, Richard Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh 5.31.19
R - Roosevelt, Theodore The Alienist 4.30.19
E - Ellis Peters, The Devil's Novice 3.30.19
N- Nicholas - Tombland by C. J. Sansom 5.19.19
C - Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates 12.20.18
E - Elizabeth Hume Detroit Breakdown by D. E. Johnson 4.7.19

10. Kremlin

K - Katya Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimee Runyan 9.8.18
R - Robin - Summer of '69 by Todd Strasser 5.5.19
E - Etgar Keret Suddenly, a Knock on the Door 5.7.19
M - Max Mallowan Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie 3.14.19
L -Lloyd, John William Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights Being the myths and legends of the Pimas of Arizona 4.28.19
I - Isabella Woodhouse Emma by Jane Austen 5.11.19
N - Nyberg -(forensics) An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell 5.28.19

11. Stonehenge

S -Samuel Freedman Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry 2.12.19
T - Thomas Featherstone Detroit's Belle Isle: Island Park Gem 6.6.19
O - Odo -Death Ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks 6.14.19
N-Nils - The Girl in the Woods by Camilla Lackberg 6.17.19
E - Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin 5.25.19
H - Henry Petroski The Evolution of Useful Things 5.23.19
E - Emily (Lady) The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 6.5.19
N Noah - And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman 6.26.19
G -Gabriel Allon The Other Woman by Daniel Silva 6.9.19
E - Einstein Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti 6,11.19

12. New York City

N - Nelson - Lafayette in the Somewhat United Statesby Sarah Vowell 7.5.19
E - Esme The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler 6.20.19
W - Waugh, Evelyn Scoop 3.23.19

Y - Yevgeny Yevtushenko Almost at the End 4.15.19
O - Oz, Amos - Elsewhere, Perhaps 7.15.19
R Ruth Rendell End in Tears 6.23.19
K - Klepper, Alex Resistanceby Owen Sheers 7.21.19

C - Christie, Agatha Endless Night 6.29.19
I - Indridison, Arnaldur The Shadow District 7.10.19
T - Trevor, William Excursions in the Real World 6.28.19
Y - Yusuf - A Draught For A Dead Man by Caroline Roe 7.12.19

13. British Museum

B - Brian Walls - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 7.2.19
R - Robinson, Peter When the Music's Over 7.17.19
I - inspector Fox Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh 7.30.19
T - Tara Westover Educated 7.2.19
I - Inge Wolfe From Doon With Death 8.2.19
S - Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee 7,19.19
H - Hallaran, Laurence Death and the Running Patterer by Robin Adair 7.31.19

M - Makine, Andrei Dreams of My Russian Summers 7.17.19
U-Ursula Death Of An Ordinary Guy by Jo Hiestand 7.18.19
S -Sheridan, Park Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 7.25.19
E - Eighty Million Eyes by Ed McBain 7.23.19
U -Under Attack by Edward Marston 8.18.19
M - Morelli, Joe Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 8.4.19

14. San Francisco Bay

S - Stephanie Diamond Diamond Dust by Peter Lovesey 7.29.19
A - Annie Cabot Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson 8.14.19
N- Nick City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin 7.26.19

F - Furst, Alan Dark Voyage 4.25.19
R-Raven Black by Ann Cleeves 8.9.19
A - Anna Quinton - Fools of Fortune by William Trevor 8.14.19
N - Noa Don't Call It Night by Amos Oz 8.7.19
C - Cleeves, Ann White Nights 8.24.19
I - Ivar Laxdal - Cold Steal by Quentin Bates 8.5.19
S - Shel Silverstein - Falling Up 8.16.19
C - Crow - An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry 8.16.19
O - Olga A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer 8.21.19

B - Blaedel, Sara The Drowned Girl 8.11.19
A - Ari Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 8.19.19
Y - You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice ed. Eric Spitznagel 10.4.19


message 47: by Denise (last edited Mar 21, 2020 09:53AM) (new)

Denise | 2573 comments 15. Dead Sea

D - Diamond, Peter The Tooth Tattoo by Peter Lovesey 9.15.19
E - Eik The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel 8,30.19
A - Armand Gamache A Better Man by Louise Penny 9.4.19
D - Diamond, Peter The Vault by Peter Lovsey 10.10.19

S-Sebastian, Mihail For Two Thousand Years 9.9.19
E - Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front by Diane Atkinson 9.14.19
A - Anelida False Scent by Ngaio Marsh 9.6.19

16. Mecca

M - Marya Dmitrievna Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenev 9.2.19
E - Erik Winter Frozen Tracks by Ake Edwardson 9.19.19
C - Camilla - Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blaedel 8.25.19
C - Crystal Big Sky by Kate Atkinson 8.29.19
A - Adela The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick 9.18.19

17. Bali

B - Bathsheba - Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 10.8.19
A -Aleksandr Zinoviev Homo Sovieticus 9,28.19
L - Lars Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller9.12.19
I - Irena - Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld 9.22.19

18. Nile River

N - Nate Romanowski Force Of Nature by C.J. Box 9.23.19
I - Isaac of Girona Consolation for an Exile by Caroline Roe 10.14.19
L - Lizabet - The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth 11.10.19
E -Emma Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt 10.26.19

R - Ryan, William The Darkening Field 10.22.19
I - In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin 11.3.19
V-The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill 9.10.19
E - Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community by Dan Raviv 11.7.19
R-Rutledge, Ian The Black Ascot by Charles Todd 10.29.19

19. Colosseum

C - Collins, Gail When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present 10.16.19
O - O'Riley, Ian A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie 10.18.19
L - Louise Rick The Midnight Witness by Sara Blaedel
O - Olivier - A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny 10.30.19
S - Steve Carella Fuzz by Ed McBain 10.6.19
S - Suzanne The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen 11.10.19
E - Etgar Keret Gaza Blues: Different Stories 11.13.19
U - Unto the Soul by Aharon Appelfeld 10.20.19
M - Maude Silver The Fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth 10.2.19

20. Versailles

V - Volodya - The Duel by Anton Chekhov 11.21.19
E - Mrs. Ellerback - A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr 11.24.19
R - Rene Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black 11.9.19
S- The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake 11.16.19
A - Arthur Brown Jigsaw by Ed McBain 10.1419
I - Ilya Petrovich Salytov - The Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris 12.19.19
L - Linus - The Final Solution by Michael Chabon 11.12.19
L - Langley-Hawthorne, Clare Consequences of Sin 11.14.19
E - Eleanor - The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff 11.25.19
S - Salander, Lisbeth The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Langercrantz 12.6.19


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Denise | 2573 comments 21. Great Barrier Reef

G - Gleason, Norma What's Your Literary Iq?: Test Yourself on Your Literary and General Knowledge and Literacy-1,200 Questions on Subjects from Abacus to Zygotes 11.11.19
R - Ruth Rendell The Girl Next Door 11.16.19
E - Eichman - The German Public and the Persecution of Jews, 1933-1945: No One Participated, No One Knew 12.8.19
A - Amos Oz My Michael 11.15.19
T - There Are Jews in My House by Lara Vapnyar 11.22.19

B - Basil Shram - A Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh 12.14.19
A - Arkady Renko Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith 12.7.19
R - The Running Girl by Sara Blaedel 12.3.19
R - Romek The German Half-Bloods by Jana Petken 12.10.19
I - Inge Lorenz March Violets by Phillip Kerr 12.26.19
E - Eternity Ring by Patricia Wentworth 12.12.19
R - Ruth Zardo - A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny 12.23.19

R - Redmayne, Christopher -MC - The Painted Lady by Edward Marston 12.28.19
E - Estella Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 12.16.19
E - Emily Careless Love by Peter Robinson 1.7.19
F - The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst 10.11.10

22. Victoria Falls

V - Voynitsky, Ivan Petrovich Uncle Vanya and Other Plays by Anton Chekhov 1.3.20
I - Inge Me, Myself & Prague: An Unreliable Guide to Bohemia by Rachael Weiss 1.10.20
C - Clare In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 12.29.19
T - Thomas Gradgrind - Hard Times by Charles Dickens 1.5.20
O - Obert, Torsten - Room No. 10 by Ake Edwardson 12.20.19
R - Roberta - Odessa, Odessa by Barbara Artson 12.30.19
I - Ian Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb 1.16.20
A - Althea Graham - The Gazebo by Patricia Wentworth 1.8.20

F - Franciszka -My Mother's Secret by J.L.Witterick 1.19.20
A - Arthur Brown Jigsaw by Ed McBain 1.22.20
L - Lubing, Elsa Smilla's Sense of Snow 1.12.20
L Lime, Harry The Third Man & The Fallen Idol by Graham Greene 1.15.20
S - Sedaris, David Me Talk Pretty One Day 12.21.19

23. Teotihuacan

T- Trisha Field of Blood by Denise Mina 1.12.20
E - Ed McBain - author - Long Time No See 1.25.20
O - Obama, Barack The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story by Joy Reid 1.23.20
T - Timothy - Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here! by Ed McBain 3.2.20
I - The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld 1.17.20
H - Hiestand, Jo Sainted Murder 12.21.19
U - Un Ete Pas Comme Les Autres by Huguette Zahler 11.29.19
A - Axel Karlsson Summerchill by Quentin Bates 1.28.20
C - Clara de Chambrun Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation 1940-1944 by Charles Glass 2.10.20
A - Ashley Romance by Ed McBain 2.7.20
N - Nicholas Bracewell The Bawdy Basket by Edward Marston 2.5.20

24. Hong Kong

H - Higashida, Naoki The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism 2.8.20
O - Orri The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 1.26.20
N - Nadya - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 2.22.20
G - The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Devastating Losses by John James 1.14.20

K - Katie Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane 2.16.20
O - Oscar - The Vogels: On All Fronts by Jana Petken 2.24.20
N - Nick - Spitfire Down! by S. Baker 2.28.20
G - Gunther, Bernie The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr 2.4.20

25. Pompeii

P - Painter, Arthur A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell 2.26.20
O - Ophelia Taylor -Hidden FiguresMargot Lee Shetterly 2.28.20
M - Martin Beck Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjowall 2.12.20
P - Paddy House of Splendid Isolation by Edna O'Brien 3.5.20
E - Estelle - Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson 3.10.20
I - Inger The Stolen Angel by Sara Blaedel 2.14.20
I - Ingebord - The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey 3.20.20


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Jillian | 1568 comments My Spot

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