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2018 MONTHLY SPECIALS > September Special: Trip Around the World

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message 1: by Connie (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Read books set in various countries. Only 1 book per country. Must be the main setting of the book. Please list the country when you record the book. Countries must be real so . . . no Narnia, Westeros, Middle Earth etc.


message 2: by Connie (last edited Sep 26, 2018 11:00AM) (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Connie's Trip Around the World:
1)The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny 03/09/18 (Canada)
2) From Potter's Field 05/09/18 (United States)
3) The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz 10/09/18 (Sweden)
4) The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø 19/09/18 (Norway)
5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 21/09/18 (England)
6) The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck 24/09/18 (China)
7) The Wonder by Emma Donoghue 26/09/18 (Ireland)


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda Hanson | 170 comments Does anyone know how much of Vietnam is in Where the Wind Leads and how much of Zimbabwe is in I will always write back? Both are in my TBR and I’m wondering if they work for this challenge.


message 4: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 31, 2018 09:36AM) (new)

Jennifer J. | 49 comments I don't know but they both look like really interesting books!! My boyfriend recommended A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam and it's currently sitting on my end table pile but that is a 900 page book so I've decided it's going to be a winter book after we are done traveling because I really don't want to drag that monster everywhere.


message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-somanybooks) | 660 comments Mod
Linda wrote: "Does anyone know how much of Vietnam is in Where the Wind Leads and how much of Zimbabwe is in I will always write back? Both are in my TBR and I’m wondering if they work for this challenge."

I know someone in the group read I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives... It was Jell-O.

Jell-O, if you see this, can you answer Rhonda's question?


message 6: by Fatima (new)

Fatima | 66 comments Hey, what about compilations on fairy tales or mythologies from a specific country? like the book tried to catalogue the different folk tales from the Netherlands etc?


message 7: by Martha (last edited Sep 25, 2018 02:03AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 101 comments Martha's Trip Around the World

1. The Prisoner of Heaven - Spain
2. Frida Kahlo - Mexico
3. Politics: Between the Extremes - UK
4. Purple Hibiscus - Nigeria


message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 101 comments Do we exclude our home country or does that count?


message 9: by Connie (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Fatima wrote: "Hey, what about compilations on fairy tales or mythologies from a specific country? like the book tried to catalogue the different folk tales from the Netherlands etc?"

I would say it would count if the majority of the stories are actually set in that country.


message 10: by Connie (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Martha wrote: "Do we exclude our home country or does that count?"

You can have one book set in your home country.


message 11: by Rhonda (last edited Sep 30, 2018 01:25PM) (new)


message 12: by Ann-Marie (last edited Sep 29, 2018 08:27AM) (new)

Ann-Marie (amsjob) | 126 comments Ann-Marie´s trip around the world

1 - Tintin in Tibet by Hergé (Tibet)
2 - Midnattsflickor by Jonas Moström (Sweden)
3 - Sleeping Beauties: by Jo Spain (Ireland)
4 - The Shadow of His Wings by Gereon Goldman (Germany)
5 - Mördarens apa by Jakob Wegelius (Portugal)


message 15: by Sam (last edited Sep 21, 2018 07:32AM) (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 275 comments 1. Abergavenny 900 Wales
2. Moloka'i Hawaii
3. Sleeping Beauties USA


message 16: by Emilie (last edited Sep 25, 2018 12:55PM) (new)

Emilie | 76 comments 1. A Brutal Telling - Louise Penny - Canada
2. The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand - United states
3. Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan - Singapore
4. The Alice Network - Kate Quinn - France


message 17: by Rebecca (last edited Sep 22, 2018 09:37AM) (new)

Rebecca Douglass (rdouglass) | 379 comments 1. Icebound In Antarctica. Not a country, of course. But it’s out there :)
2. First Class Murder by Robin Stevens. Set on the Orient Express, but mostly in Serbia, I think.


message 18: by Fatima (last edited Sep 24, 2018 03:53AM) (new)

Fatima | 66 comments Fatima'a trips around the world:

1. Come Along With Me by Shirley Jackson [United States]
2. Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka [Japan]
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message 19: by Connie (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "1. Abergavenny 900 Wales
2. Moloka'i Hawaii
3. Sleeping Beauties USA"


Hawaii is a state and part of the United Staes so cannot be counted as a separate country. Each country can only be used once.


message 20: by Linda (new)

Linda Hanson | 170 comments Hawaii was its own Kingdom and then a Republic before it was annexed by the United States in 1898, so maybe this book was set pre 1898. However, I do think if I read a book about the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock I would say it was set in the United States. So I can see both sides.


message 21: by Connie (new)

Connie Cote | 498 comments Mod
Linda wrote: "Hawaii was its own Kingdom and then a Republic before it was annexed by the United States in 1898, so maybe this book was set pre 1898. However, I do think if I read a book about the Pilgrims of Pl..."

I get it but we are going to stick with the current status so w can get a good variety of countries.


message 22: by Linda (new)

Linda Hanson | 170 comments Totally makes sense


message 23: by Michelle (last edited Sep 29, 2018 03:53PM) (new)

Michelle | 220 comments Michelle's trip arounf the world
1. The Falling Woman (mexico)
2. The Nix (usa)
3. The Woman in Cabin 10 (norway)


message 24: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-somanybooks) | 660 comments Mod
Stephanie's Trip Around the World:

1. The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell


message 25: by Kate (new)

Kate Fall | 40 comments Kate's Trip Around the World:

1. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Japan)


message 26: by Cathy (new)


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