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message 1: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
For a short challenge we will do an Around the World task-based challenge. This one will not have any points and the goal will be to fill in your chart with one book for each listed place. Everyone is responsible for keeping track of their own chart.

For this mini challenge participants can join at any time during the challenge. This challenge will run for the month of September.

All books read need to be started and finished during the challenge period. Please use the "currently reading" shelf.

RULES:
1) Books must be at least 200 pages long. Eligibility for this is determined by THE MOST POPULAR EDITION OF THE BOOK ON GOODREADS -- NOT the edition you actually read. If the most popular edition is 197 pages, it will not count, even if the edition read is 215 pages.

To determine the most popular edition on Goodreads, simply do a title/author search - the first result that matches your book is the most popular edition on GR. If the first book is an audio book or ebook without page numbers, then use the 2nd book shown in the editions.

2) The first book used for the challenge should be started on or after September 1st. Re-reads and audiobooks are accepted unless specified otherwise in the task. (Audiobook page counts will be determined by the most popular edition on Goodreads.)

3) 50% or more of the book must take place in the chosen continent for it to be counted in that spot.

Here is the chart to be filled in as you complete each book:

AFRICA--
ASIA--
AUSTRALIA--
EUROPE--
NORTH AMERICA--
SOUTH AMERICA--
OCEANS--

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Cheryl A (last edited Sep 28, 2018 07:07PM) (new)

Cheryl A | 943 comments Jasmine - Do we just post our progress in this thread?

If so, here's my chart!!

AFRICA--Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

ASIA--White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

AUSTRALIA--A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill (New South Wales)

EUROPE--The Lido by Libby Page

NORTH AMERICA--Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

SOUTH AMERICA--Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

OCEANS--The North Water by Ian McGuire


message 3: by Linda (last edited Sep 17, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 762 comments AFRICA--Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
ASIA--The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
AUSTRALIA--
EUROPE--The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
NORTH AMERICA--
SOUTH AMERICA--
OCEANS--


message 4: by Jayme (last edited Sep 12, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2805 comments AFRICA--

ASIA--

AUSTRALIA--

EUROPE--

NORTH AMERICA--Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs 09/11/18

SOUTH AMERICA--

OCEANS--


message 5: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Yes Cheryl! Sorry I was not clear. Progress is reported on this thread.


message 6: by Laura (last edited Sep 04, 2018 07:37PM) (new)

Laura | 52 comments Africa -
Asia -
Australia -
Europe -
North America - The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker (Sonoma, California)
South America -
Oceans -


message 7: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited Sep 12, 2018 01:21PM) (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
AFRICA--
ASIA-- Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Siberia/Russia)
AUSTRALIA--
EUROPE-- Beartown by Fredrik Backman
NORTH AMERICA--
SOUTH AMERICA--
OCEANS--


message 8: by Jan (new)

Jan | 1805 comments Africa
Asia
Antarctica
Australia
Europe
North America
South America


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura | 52 comments do these have to be historical fiction or any genre?


message 10: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Laura wrote: "do these have to be historical fiction or any genre?"

Any genre! I was trying to make this challenge pretty open.


message 11: by Louise (last edited Sep 23, 2018 05:02PM) (new)

Louise | 4524 comments I’m in!

AFRICA--The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters Egypt
ASIA-- Sharpe's Triumph by Bernard Cornwell India
AUSTRALIA-- Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood Melbourne
EUROPE-- Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Scotland
NORTH AMERICA-- Away by Jane Urquhart Canada
SOUTH AMERICA-- Amazonia by James Rollins Brazil jungle
OCEANS-- The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams - on the Lusitania

Challenge complete! Sept 23


message 12: by Millie-Rose (last edited Sep 05, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Millie-Rose J | 1 comments AFRICA -- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
ASIA --
AUSTRALIA --
EUROPE --
NORTH AMERICA -- Umami by Laia Jufresa
SOUTH AMERICA --
OCEANS --


message 13: by Maureen (last edited Oct 01, 2018 01:49PM) (new)


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message 15: by Diane (last edited Sep 30, 2018 07:25PM) (new)

Diane | 238 comments Whew! Completed. Last day of the month. :)

Africa: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Asia: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min— China
Australia: We of the Never Never by Aeneas Gunn
Europe: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
North America: SINGER by Kerry Casey
South America: Honor Bound by W.E.B. Griffin
Oceans: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1) by Anchee Min SINGER by Kerry Casey The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware West with the Night by Beryl Markham The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn Honor Bound (Honor Bound, #1) by W.E.B. Griffin


Linda  "The Book Lady" Warner | 5 comments I'm in
Africa things fall about
Europe movable feast
Australia:
North America people of morning star
Oceans: something in the water


Linda  "The Book Lady" Warner | 5 comments Finished moveable feast


message 18: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Africa: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Asia: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min— China
Australia:
Europe:
North America: [book:SINGER|2035..."


Tell me how West of the Night is! It's on my TBR, but I've read mixed reviews.


message 19: by Diane (last edited Sep 20, 2018 02:13PM) (new)

Diane | 238 comments Jasmine wrote: "Diane wrote: "Africa: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Asia: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min— China
Australia:
Europe:
North America: [bo..."

Very interesting. The majority of the book was set in Africa - from her early years on her father's farm, hunting with natives, to a young woman of 18 who hired out her expertise as a horse trainer, and finally learning to fly in bush. Very descriptive of what it was to live in the untamed and wild of Africa. The last portion of the book transitions to her move to England and then the prep and flight from East to West.
I became interested in her memoir after reading the historical fiction book, ]Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.


message 20: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Jasmine wrote: "Diane wrote: "Africa: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Asia: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min— China
Australia:
Europe:
No..."


I read Circling the Sun as well, which is why I became curious about her memoir.


message 21: by Chris (new)

Chris | 466 comments Jasmine wrote: I read Circling the Sun as well, which is why I became curious about her memoir.

I thought the memoir was beautifully written although after reading the bio of her, I realized she only puts herself in the BEST light omitting or not owing up to her many failings. She was a remarkable woman and I would highly recommend not only her memoir but the bio Straight on Till Morning: A Biography of Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell


message 22: by Louise (new)

Louise | 4524 comments I enjoyed her autobiography too. Thanks for the tip, Chris, about the biography. I’d like to read that too.


message 23: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Thanks! I'll add that one to the TBR too.


message 24: by Barry (new)

Barry Marks | 53 comments I read "West with the Night" years ago. Maybe decades ago. I'm not sure just when. My memory of it now is pretty vague so I need to read it again. In my memory it was an excellent book about a fascinating person.

I first heard of it when reading something about Hemingway. It seems she was his favorite writer. He said something like he wished he could write as well as her, or some such, and that made me curious so I read it.

Barry


message 25: by Mary (new)

Mary Elizabeth Hughes | 82 comments I think I commented on this some time ago, so forgive me if this is repetitive. Beryl was indeed fascinating if rather self-centred. But what truly surprised me about this book was how decadent the lifestyle of the rich white farmers seemed to be. She tells it in a very matter of fact way, but it was a disturbing picture.


message 26: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Louise wrote: "I’m in!

AFRICA--The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters Egypt
ASIA-- Sharpe's Triumph by Bernard Cornwell India
AUSTRALIA-- [book:Cocain..."


Congrats Louise for being the first to complete the challenge!


message 28: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8075 comments Africa South Africa


message 29: by Louise (new)

Louise | 4524 comments Jasmine wrote: "Louise wrote: "I’m in!

AFRICA--The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters Egypt
ASIA-- Sharpe's Triumph by Bernard Cornwell India
AUSTRALIA..."


Thanks Jasmine!


message 30: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Great job Cheryl and Diane for completing the challenge. I'll be posting a new challenge sometime today.


message 31: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 943 comments Thank you, Jasmine! Another fun one!


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