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message 1: by Kim (last edited Nov 02, 2009 01:50AM) (new)

Kim I'd love to join in this challenge. I must start checking my books out. The other night I sat down to make a list of 80 countries and was amazed how hard I found it. Eventually I did think of more- but I struggled to start with.


message 2: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:36PM) (new)

Kim I've made a start on this challenge
I've read
1.Kes- Barry Hines- ENGLAND
2.While my pretty one sleeps-Barbara Delinsky USA
3.Matters of the Heart- Danielle Steel- IRELAND
4.Cafe Tropicana- Belinda Jones - COSTA RICA


message 3: by Kim (last edited Oct 01, 2009 03:54AM) (new)

Kim 5.The Other Hand- Chris Cleave - NIGERIA

I'm hoping to claim this- it is set in Nigeria and England but a significant part of the story is related to the Nigerian part.


message 4: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:35PM) (new)

Kim A-Z
A-
B- Bahamas
C- Costa Rica, CHINA, Cyprus
D-
E- England, Egypt
F- France
G- Greece, Guernsey, Germany
H-
I- Ireland, Israel
J-
K-
L-
M- Mexico
N- Nigeria
O-
P- Poland
Q-
R-
S-Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Sri Lanka
T-
U- United States
V-
W- Wales
X-N/A
Y-
Z-

North America-USA
the Caribbean- The Bahamas
Latin America- Costa Rica, Mexico
Europe- England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden,Wales, Cyprus, Greece, Guernsey, Germany,France
Africa- Nigeria, Egypt
Middle East - Israel
Asia- China, Sri Lanka
Oceania/Australia

50 state bonus
California- Amazing Grace- Danielle Steel
Conneticut- Bed Of Roses- Nora Roberts
Georgia- Killing Floor- Lee Child
Iowa- Dewey the small town library cat-Vicki Myron
Louisiana- Heart Shaped Box- Joe Hill
Maine- The Summer I dared- Barbara Delinsky
Maryland- Sea Swept- Nora Roberts
Massachssets- The Nearlyweds- Jane Costello
Montana- Montana Sky- Nora Roberts
New Hampshire- While my sister sleeps- Barbara DelinskyTexas- Blithe Images- Nora Roberts
New York- Matters of the Heart- Danielle Steel
Oregon- If I stay- Gayle Forman
Pennsylvania- Good In Bed- Jennifer Weiner

Utah- The 19th Wife- David Ebershoff
Washington- A good Yarn- Debbie Macomber
Wyoming- Song of the West- Nora Roberts


message 5: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:36PM) (new)

Kim 6.ISRAEL- Part of this book is set in Israel. James Patterson and Andrew Gross - Judge and Jury.

The FBI agent and a member of the original jury go to Haifa in Israel to try and find the man who escaped from the trial.


message 6: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:36PM) (new)

Kim 7.CHINA- Xinran- Miss Chopsticks


message 7: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:37PM) (new)

Kim 8.BAHAMAS- Sail- James Patterson


message 8: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:37PM) (new)

Kim 9.SCOTLAND- Death of a cad- M C Beaton


message 9: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Kim wrote: "5.The Other Hand- Chris Cleave - NIGERIA

I'm hoping to claim this- it is set in Nigeria and England but a significant part of the story is related to the Nigerian part."


Hi Kim, was "The Other Hand" accepted for Nigeria? I put it under England, but if it's good for Nigeria, I'd like to change it! :)


message 10: by Kim (new)

Kim Hi Shannon- yes it was. What did you think of it?


message 11: by Shannon (new)

Shannon SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK

Hi Kim, I'm from South Africa and read this book while visiting my daughter in London, so I could relate to the African person in a detention centre in London as well as to the horrific happenings in Nigeria. I don't want to give anything away to someone who may read this who hasn't read the book; I was angry with the husband for "taking the easy way out", sometimes in London the woman seemed shallow and yet not when she was in Nigeria. The little boy was a welcome, lovable relief. I found it disturbing and thought provoking.
Your opinion?


message 12: by Kim (new)

Kim I agree with your views on the woman- she had much more 'depth' in Nigeria. My dh spent part of his chilhood in Nigeria and Zambia- so anything around those areas interest me.
I found it very thought provoking too- and the scenes in Nigeria will stay with me for a long while. I was also horrified by the stories about the detention centre. I'm ashamed to say that it had never crossed my mind that conditions could be like this.


message 13: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:37PM) (new)

Kim 10.I've just read Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remediesset in Mexico. The youngest daughter is unable to marry the man she falls in love with because she has to look after her mother until she dies. He marries her sister instead.


message 14: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:37PM) (new)

Kim 11.The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz ZAFON
Set in Spain- Europe.


message 15: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:37PM) (new)

Kim 12.The girl who played with fire- Sieg Larson. SWEDEN (europe)


message 16: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:38PM) (new)

Kim 13.Blue Sky July- Nia Wyn. WALES (Europe)


message 17: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:38PM) (new)

Kim 14.The Zookeepers Wife- Diane Ackerman POLAND


message 18: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:38PM) (new)

Kim 15.Agatha Raisin andthe terrible Tourist- M c Beaton- CYPRUS


message 19: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:38PM) (new)

Kim 16.Brixton Beach- Roma Tearne - SRI LANKA (ASIA)


message 20: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:39PM) (new)

Kim 17.Not sure I can count this one.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


message 21: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments Kim wrote: "Not sure I can count this one.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows"


You can.


message 22: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:39PM) (new)

Kim 18.The Book Thief- Markus Zusak (Germany)


message 23: by Kim (last edited Jul 05, 2010 01:40PM) (new)

Kim 19.Egypt- The Murder of King Tut- James Patterson
20.Greece- Nights of Rain and Stars- Maeve Binchy
21.France- The Chalet Girl- Kate Lace


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