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message 1: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


Just like a good winery or brewery can create a flight of beverages that complement each other, we are going to explore flights, literary that is, of fantasy, spirits, or whatever gets you interested. There are several ways to create your literary flight:

Option 1 - Choose a location
Want to explore a specific location? Great, find books related to that place to create your flight. Example - I'm traveling to Paris, so I want to delve into books that explore the city. So I could read My Life in France by Julia Child, The Paris Wife by Paula McLean, and How Paris Became Paris by John deJean = 1 Flight

Option 2 - Choose a Starter Book
Ever read a book that sends you spiraling down a rabbit hole exploring the author, subject matter, or other books? Great, then this flight is for you! Example - I want to finally tackle Beloved by Toni Morrison. So, I would read that book, then also could read Toni Morrison: a Biography by Stephanie Li, Sula by Toni Morrison, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates = 1 flight

Option 3 - Choose a subject
Want to learn a bit more about a time period or a specific person? Great, choose your subject matter, then curate your flight to learn about that subject matter. Example - I want to learn more about hurricanes. So I would curate my list to include The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, and The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.

To participate, simply decide how many flights that you want to accomplish this year and let us know. Each flight must consist of at least 3 books. You can also add in how many total books that you intend to read for the challenge. However you choose to connect the dots or curate your list is entirely up to you.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Jan 04, 2021 11:51AM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments How to Participate

1. Post here telling the Challenge Leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active. You must choose a goal for the challenge.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.
Please be sure to post the number of books and flights, you have completed every time you post an update. The Challenge Leader is not able to keep track for you because of the number of participants in the challenge.

3. Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the Challenge Leader knows to go look at your original post. In this case, please indicate your progress before you list your books. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

Example:
message 32 updated! 2/25 books read!


For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

PS. Please do not delete posts! It makes updating very confusing for the Moderators! If you decide to leave the challenge, please just let us know. You can edit your original post to say {redacted}. Thank you!


Participants:
- Amber - 1/3 flights
- Anissa - 0/4, 0/1 flight
- AnnaG - 0/10 flights
- Anu - 11/15, 1/4 flights
- Barb - 0/15, 0/3 flights
- Betsy - 20/40, 1/7 flights
- Brittany - 6/12, 1/3 flights
- by Books and peloton - 0/15, 0/1 flight
- Carmen - 159/65, 5/5 flights - COMPLETED!!!
- Cassie - 1/11, 0/3 flights
- Catka - 2/6 flights
- Cindy III - 0/9, 0/3 flights
- Dalynn - 0/11, 0/1 flight
- Elaine - 4/6, 1/2 flights
- Jennifer - 4/3 flights - challenge completed!
- Jill - 0/15, 0/3 flights
- Jordynn - 9/56, 0/2 flights
- Julie - 1/3, 0/1 flight
- KaraBeta - 8/12, 2/4 flights
- Kristin - 5/50, 0/4 flights
- Kylie - 31/9 books, 1/3 flights
- La_mariane - 4/9, 1/3 flights
- Lisa - TBD
- Luisa - TBD, 0/4 flights
- Lynn - 95/95 - completed!
- M.H. - 0/18, 0/6 flights
- Margie - 138/125, 4/4 flights - completed!
- Marythios (AkaSusanne ) - TBD
- Megan - 14/12, 4/4 flights - completed!
- Michaela - 1/15, 0/4 flights
- Mie - 20/20 - COMPLETED!!!
- Miranda - 0/5, 0/1 flight
- Nathalia - 3/14, 0/4 flights
- Navya - 12/12, 4/4 flights - completed!
- Nicole - 101/50, 3/4 flights
- oshizu - 122/100, 6/6 flights - completed!
- Rachel - 0/20
- Regina - 40/40 books, 4/4 flights - completed!
- Rina - 0/20, 0/2 flights
- Sarah - 68/68, 3/3 flights - completed!
- Sunny - 6/6, 3/3 flights - completed!

- Suzanne - 0/15, 0/3 flights
- Tara - 53/50 - completed!
- TerryJane - 40/40, 4/4 flights - completed!

- Veer - 0/40, 0/6 flights
- Vernice - 0/4 flights


message 3: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (winter9) | 4660 comments Res


message 4: by Rachel (last edited Jun 22, 2020 07:31PM) (new)

Rachel | 212 comments I'm In

FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE
Flights 2 &3 ~ TBA
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020



0/20

Flight 2: UK
1No Man's Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain’s Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I By Wendy Moore
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message 6: by Mie (last edited Jul 30, 2020 09:24AM) (new)

Mie | 1982 comments Hi Megan, can I join for 20 books, please? ✈️

20/20 - update 30 July - COMPLETE ✔️
My corner

Flight 1: Setting USA, East ✔️
📗 Connecticut: Small Great Things
📗 Arkansas: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
📗 New York: Missing You
📗 Florida: Prescription For Murder
📗 Delaware: The Innocent

Flight 2: Setting USA, Midwest ✔️
📗 Minnesota: Orphan Train
📗 Illinois: Fool Moon
📗 Indiana: Eliza and Her Monsters
📗 Missouri: Pudd'n Head Wilson
📗 Nebraska: Fangirl
📗 Little House on the Prairie

Flight 3: Setting USA, West ✔️
📗 Arizona: Three Strikes and You're Dead
📗 Oregon: If I Stay
📗 Alaska: The Snow Child

Flight 4: European authors ✔️
📗 GBR: The Hanging Valley
📗 DAN: yes man
📗 IRL: The Time Paradox
📗 SWE: Brobyggerne
📗 NLD: The Red Pavilion
📗 FRA: Journey to the Center of the Earth


message 7: by Lynn (last edited Dec 21, 2020 11:11AM) (new)

Lynn (book_music_lvr) | 1986 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


I like this!

I will try for 20! Already at 17 in March, so upped my goal to 30! :)

30/30 as of April 28
Update as of April 28: increased my goal to 40 since it is only the end of April and I already hit 30! :)
40/40 as of June 9
50/50 as of July 28
71/60 as of September 29
Goal raised to 80 as of October 1
80/80 as of November 9
90/90 as of December 5
Goal raised to 95 as of December 5
95/95 as of December 19
DONE!

Select a location, a starter book, or a subject...

FLIGHT #1
Susan Orlean

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
January 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Library Book
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

FLIGHT #2
John Grisham

The Firm
January 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Time to Kill
Sycamore Row
The Chamber
The Accomplice

FLIGHT #3
V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic series

1) A Darker Shade of Magic
January 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light

FLIGHT #4
Historical Fiction

1) The Son
January 12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) The Nightingale
February 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) The Scent Keeper
January 15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) The Midwife's Apprentice
March 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
April 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) A Separate Peace
April 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
April 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8) Go Set a Watchman
April 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9) The Ten Thousand Doors of January
June 27 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10) Daisy Jones & The Six
June 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11) Blizzard's Wake by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
July 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12) The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
July 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13) A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
August 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
August 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
September 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler #2) by Caleb Carr
October 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Murder and the First Lady
Spotting the Leopard by Anna Myers
October 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
November 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Charlotte Holmes and the Locked Box (Lady Sherlock #1.5) by Sherry Thomas
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #5
Classical Literature

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding; and An Integrated Man
1) Just Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
February 15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) Just An Integrated Man
February 27 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) To Kill a Mockingbird
February 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) A Room of One's Own
March 8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) A Separate Peace
April 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) Little Women
May 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) The Old Man and the Sea
May 15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8) Brave New World
May 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9) Doctor Zhivago
June 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10) Chronicle of a Death Foretold
July 4 ⭐️
11) The Mystery Of The Yellow Room
July 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
12) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
August 1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
August 16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14) A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
August 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15) Fahrenheit 451
September 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
16) Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman, illustrated by Florence White Williams
September 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
17) The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
November 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
18) The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry
December 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
19) The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley #1) by Patricia Highsmith
December 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
December 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #6
Book author = Woman of Color

1) Sorority Sisters
January 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) Thick: And Other Essays
February 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) Trail of Lightning
March 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
April 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) The Embassy of Cambodia
May 8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change
May 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) Children of Virtue and Vengeance
May 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8) The Map of Salt and Stars
May 31 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9) The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
August 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10) Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope
September 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11) We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib
October 18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12) Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
November 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13) A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14) Charlotte Holmes and the Locked Box (Lady Sherlock #1.5) by Sherry Thomas
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
December 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #7
Juvenile Literature

1) Appleblossom the Possum
March 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) Secrets Of Lost Arrow
March 24th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) The Midwife's Apprentice
March 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
April 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
April 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) The Talented Clementine (Clementine #2) by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
May 16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) What Katy Did (Carrs Family #1) by Susan Coolidge
May 24 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8) The Thing About Jellyfish by Allie Benjamin
May 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
June 20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10) The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
August 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11) A Voice in the Wind (Starbuck Family Adventure #3) by Kathryn Lasky
August 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12) The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Penderwicks #1) by Jeanne Birdsall
September 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13) Spotting the Leopard by Anna Myers
October 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14) The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks #2) by Jeanne Birdsall
October 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15) Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
November 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
16) All Four Stars (All Four Stars #1) by Tara Dairman
November 11 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #8
LGBTQ+

1) The Recipe Club: A Novel About Food and Friendship
January 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) The Sunday Lunch Club
January 20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) The Laramie Project
March 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) Will Grayson, Will Grayson
April 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan
June 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) Daisy Jones & The Six
June 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
August 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
8) The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
September 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9) City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
November 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10) The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
November 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11) In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
December 8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12) The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley #1) by Patricia Highsmith
December 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #9
Animals

1) You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
March 19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
April 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) A Fistful of Collars
April 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) The Accomplice
July 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5) The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
September 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6) The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One (Chet and Bernie #5.1) by Spencer Quinn
October 14 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7) A Cat in the Manger (Alice Nestleton #1) by Lydia Adamson/pseudonym Franklin B. King
October 25 ⭐️⭐️

FLIGHT #10
Mary Robinette Kowal

1) The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
July 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2) [[book:The Fated Sky|33081262] (Lady Astronaut #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
August 11 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3) The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal
September 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4) Rocket's Red (Lady Astronaut #4.4) by Mary Robinette Kowal
September 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lorraine Hansberry
Toni Morrison
Menna van Praag
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Seattle, WA (I own several historical books I purchased when out there but have yet to read...)


message 8: by oshizu (last edited Dec 15, 2020 03:30PM) (new)

oshizu | 5707 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2020


I love the idea of this challenge, Megan!
Please sign me up for 60 books across five flights.
For now, I'll start by simply listing all possible reads.

Progress: 122/100 books, 6/6 flights (Completed 21 Sep 2020)

FLIGHT 1/Fifty States: 23/18

(* Indicates a book also for the Listopia challenge)
✔️1. New Hampshire: Murder is Binding
✔️2. Colorado: Catering to Nobody
✔️3. Wyoming: Wounded
✔️4. Arizona: Dog on It
✔️5. Maryland: By The Watchman's Clock
✔️6. Minnesota: Hallowed Murder
✔️7 North Dakota: Murder on the Red River
✔️8. Hawai'i: Murder Casts a Shadow: A Hawaiæi Mystery
✔️9. South Carolina: Lowcountry Boil
✔️10. Montana: Death Al Dente
✔️11. New Jersey: Hummus and Homicide
✔️12. Washington: The Crepes of Wrath
✔️13. North Carolina: Big Lies in a Small Town
✔️14. Wisconsin: Catfishing on CatNet
✔️15. West Virginia: The Gone World
✔️16. Maine: Silent Thunder
✔️17. Michigan: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
✔️18. Ohio: Death by Dumpling
✔️19. Florida: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
✔️20. Indiana: Flipped for Murder
✔️21. Alaska: The Call of the Wild
✔️22. Nevada: Cat in an Alphabet Soup
✔️23. Idaho: Who Moved My Goat Cheese?

FLIGHT 2/Africa (Q1): 13/12
✔️1. Angola: The Book of Chameleons (José Eduardo Agualusa)
✔️2. South Africa: A Beautiful Place to Die
✔️3. Botswana: Mating (Norman Rush)
✔️4. Zimbabwe: The Hairdresser of Harare, Tendai Huchu
✔️5. Mauritius: Eve out of Her Ruins
✔️6. Burundi: Small Country (Gaël Faye)
✔️7. Zambia: The Old Drift (Namwali Serpell)
✔️8. Equatorial Guinea: La Bastarda (Trifonia Melibea Obono)
✔️9. Kenya: Weep Not, Child, Ngugi Wa Thiongo
✔️10. Cabo Verde: Other American Dreams
✔️11. Mali: The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past (Charlie English)
✔️12. Egypt: Woman at Point Zero
✔️13. Botswana: When Rain Clouds Gather

- - - -
FLIGHT 3/Americas (Q2): 19/18
✔️1. Argentina: 77
✔️2. Jamaica: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
✔️3. Canada: Still Life
✔️4. Antigua: Annie John
✔️5. Brazil: The Body Snatcher
✔️6. St. Lucia: Prisnms
✔️7. Guadeloupe: The Bridge of Beyond
✔️8. Argentina: All Yours (mystery)
✔️9. Bermuda: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative
✔️10. Chile: The Remainder
✔️11. Domincan Republic: Tentacle
✔️12. Ecuador: Poso Wells
✔️13. Puerto Rico: When I Was Puerto Rican
✔️14. Uruguay: Cantoras
✔️15. Colombia: The Veins of the Ocean
✔️16. Peru: A Woman's Place Is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers
✔️17. Paraguay: The News from Paraguay
✔️18. Greenland: The Sea Road
✔️19. Nicaragua: The Stars at Noon

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FLIGHT 4/Asia (Q3): 25/18
✔️1. Iraq: Arabian Nights and Days
✔️2. Laos: The Coroner's Lunch
✔️3. Mongolia: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
✔️4. China: The Three-Body Problem
✔️5. Turkey: The Architect's Apprentice
✔️6. Singapore: Aunty Lee's Delights
✔️7. Israel: The Heart of the Circle (scifi)
✔️8. Uzbekistan: A Bride's Story, Vol. 1
✔️9.. North Korea: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
✔️10. Indonesia: Saman
✔️11. Cambodia: Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge
✔️12. Palestine: Mornings in Jenin
✔️13. Lebanon: Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir
✔️14. Iran: Disoriental
✔️15. Bangladesh: A Golden Age
✔️16. Hong Kong: The Piano Teacher
✔️17. Sri Lanka: The Elephant Keeper's Daughter
✔️18. Oman: Celestial Bodies
✔️19. Yemen: Henna House
✔️20. Malaysia: The Night Tiger
✔️21. Philippines: Smaller and Smaller Circles
✔️22. Thailand: Arid Dreams
✔️23. Singapore: China Rich Girlfriend
✔️24. India: The Storyteller's Secret
✔️25. China: The Dark Forest

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FLIGHT 5: Europe: 27/20
✔️1. Denmark: The Midnight Witness
✔️2. Greece: Deadline in Athens
✔️3. France: Our Life in the Forest
✔️4. Sweden: Unseen
✔️5. Denmark: The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
✔️6. Italy: I Am the Brother of XX
✔️7. Czechia: Wolf on a String
✔️8. Italy: Death in a Strange Country
✔️9. France: The Godmother
✔️10. Finland: The Hummingbird
✔️11. Scotland: His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae
✔️12. England: Where Shadows Dance
✔️13. Norway: Eva's Eye
✔️14. Spain: The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories
✔️15. Scotland: Conviction
✔️16. Serbia: The Exiled
✔️17. Holland: Girl with a Pearl Earring
✔️18. Romania: Bottled Goods
✔️19. Belgium: Niccolò Rising
✔️20. Wales: Closure
✔️21. Northern Ireland: The Bones of It
✔️22. Croatia: The Tiger's Wife
✔️23. Ireland: The Likeness
✔️24. Hungary: The Door
✔️25. Netherlands: Midnight Blue
✔️26. Germany: Empty Hearts (from July)
✔️27. Germany: This Terrible Beauty

- - - -
FLIGHT 6: Japan & Oceania: 15/13
✔️1. Confessions
✔️2. The Lady Killer
✔️3. Battle Royale
✔️4. The Travelling Cat Chronicles
✔️5. The Nakano Thrift Shop
✔️6. Convenience Store Woman
✔️7. The Lonesome Bodybuilder
✔️8. The Emissary
✔️9. The Housekeeper and the Professor
✔️10. The Memory Police
✔️11. New Zealand: Overkill
✔️12. Australia: Earthly Delights
✔️13. Papua New Guinea: Euphoria
✔️14. The Tale of Genji
✔️15. Masks

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Link to my challenge post


message 9: by oshizu (new)

oshizu | 5707 comments Regina wrote: "Please sign me up for:
4 Flights
40 Books

0/40 completed

Flight 1: Phrasebook—In Translation

Flight 2: City Guide—London

Flight 3: Connecting Flights—Empire and Immigration

Flight 4: Flights of Imagination..."


Regina,
I love the naming scheme you've created for your flights!


message 10: by Thereadingbell (new)

Thereadingbell | 116 comments I will join this one but need to figure out what I want to tackle for this one.


message 11: by Dalynn (new)

Dalynn (dalynnrmc) | 97 comments I'll join! I already put it on my member corner thread and will update here with count when I get books read. I'm on my phone or I'd link my member corner now.

ONE flight, 11 books. I'm determined to read the Beth Moore e-books I got for free 6 years ago!!!


message 12: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments Welcome to the challenge, everyone! I love the ideas and how different all of our flights are shaping up to be!


message 13: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Aug 28, 2020 12:45PM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments I'm in!

Flight #1 - Feminism and Christianity - completed!
- God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America by Lyz Lenz - completed January 2020
- Womanist Midrash by Wilda C. Gafney - completed March 2020
- A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans - completed May 2020
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle - completed May 2020

Flight #2 - Mexico - completed!
- Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - completed January 2020
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins - completed February 2020
- The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia - completed February 2020

Flight #3 - Ethiopia
- The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste - completed February 2020
- Through These Veins by Anne Marie Ruff - completed August 2020
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - completed August 2020

Flight #4 - Asexuality
- City of Betrayal by Claudie Arseneault - completed February 2020
- The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater - completed May 2020
- An Outcast and an Ally by Caitlin Lochner - completed August 2020
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire - completed August 2020

4/4 flights, 14/12 books - challenge completed!


message 15: by Cassie (last edited Jan 13, 2020 01:02PM) (new)

Cassie | 346 comments I love the idea of this challenge, I'm in!
I'm going to try for 3 flights, books in each flight TBD.

0 / 3 flights
0 / 11 books

Option 1 - Choose a location: Korea. I lived there for a year but don't feel like I read enough about the country and its history to do it justice.

1. Pachinko
2. Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
3. The Island of Sea Women

Option 2 - Choose a starter book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I adored this book and want to read at least one book by some of the authors mentioned within the book.

1. Jane Austen
2. Emily Bronte
3. Charles Dickens

Option 3 - Choose a subject: Refugees, Immigration....
Millions of people each year are immigrants, refugees, displaced persons, etc. Their voices should be heard. I want to read five books about people who fit into any of these categories.

1. I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - completed 1/13/20
2.
3.
4.
5.


message 16: by Andrew (last edited Jan 15, 2020 06:10PM) (new)

Andrew (nitesead) I'll do all three flight options, one flight each. (But I'm taking train/boat...I *hate* flying)

Option 1 - Choose a location
I'd like to visit my birthplace, Germany. I was born there in a U.S. army hospital, but we left when I was still a baby and I have no memories.
1. I need to brush up on the language, so why not: Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott
2. I was born in Bremerhaven, a northwestern port city which was part of West Germany, back during the Cold War. So I want to make sure to visit East Germany as well. How about two books related to that area?
The Wall Jumper: A Berlin Story by Peter Schneider (about the Berlin wall)
and
3. The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf (was banned in East Berlin)
4. While I'm at the Black Forest, I'll sit under a tree and read a book I've been meaning to read since high school but never did, Siddhartha by German author Hermann Hesse. FINISHED 1/15/2020

Option 2 - Choose a Starter Book
I'm diving back into poetry and plan to read a LOT of it in 2020. My starter book will be:
1. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong (the book of poetry that I bought a year or two ago but haven't yet read)
2. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (his debut novel, which came out in 2019, and I'm very excited to read it. My mom asked me if there were any books I'd like for Christmas, and this is the one I mentioned.)
3. A Garland: The Poems and Fragments of Sappho translated by J.G.F. Powell (because Ocean Vuong is a queer poet, let's read another queer poet!)

Option 3 - Choose a subject
I'd like to learn more about universal salvation theology. It's a controversial subject, and as I'm studying for holy orders in an Old Catholic church, I want to read as much theology as possible, and this concept interests me. Three that have caught my eye are:
1. Heaven's Doors: Wider Than You Ever Believed! by George W. Sarris (This one looks to be a simplified approach, but will be good for getting an overview of the subject)
2. Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? by Hans Urs von Balthasar (a specifically Roman Catholic approach to the subject, and I expect it to be quite nuanced.)
3. That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation by David Bentley Hart (a new book that takes a pro-universalist approach)


message 17: by Tara (last edited Dec 28, 2020 09:37PM) (new)

Tara (ptaradactyl816) | 259 comments One 1st Class flight to New York City LaGuardia Airport please :)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

53/50

1. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
2. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
4. The Girl in the Torch by Robert Sharenow
5. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
6. How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
7. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H Swift
8. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
9. Washington Square by Henry James
10. Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole
11. Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer
12. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
13. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
14. The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy by Filip Bondy
15. The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson
16. Warcross by Marie Lu
17. Wildcard by Marie Lu
18. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
19. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
20. Severance by Ling Ma
21. This Is a Bust by Ed Lin
22. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
23. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
24. Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin
25. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
26. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
27. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
28. Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne
29. Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne
30. Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne
31. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
32. The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe
33. The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe
34. The Devil of Downtown by Joanna Shupe
35. Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang
36. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss, Illustrated by EG Keller, narrated by Jim Parsons and friends.
37. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft
38. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
39. Dead City by James Ponti
40. Blue Moon by James Ponti
41. Dark Days by James Ponti
42. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
43. Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
44. Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald
45. Luster by Raven Leilani
46. A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani
47. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
48. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
49. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce
50. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
51. Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
52. The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby
53. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis


message 18: by KaraBeta (last edited Jun 20, 2020 01:42AM) (new)

KaraBeta | 157 comments I'm in.

Progress: 2/4 flights, 8/12 books

Books to be selected on the go.

I'm going to board vessels with the following destinations:

Flight 1: Iceland
1. Blackout Island by Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir Blackout Island
2. Die Teufelsinsel by Einar Kárason Die Teufelsinsel
3.

Flight 2: Japan
1.
2.
3.

Flight 3: Lost Land Of Childhood
1. Ich bin Vincent und ich habe keine Angst by Enne Koens Ich bin Vincent und ich habe keine Angst
2. Der 1000-jährige Junge by Ross Welford Der 1000-jährige Junge
3. Die Duftapotheke (Duftapotheke #1) by Anna Ruhe Die Duftapotheke

Flight 4: Empire Of Dragons
1. Die Saat des weißen Drachen by Uwe Eckardt Die Saat des weißen Drachen
2. Aventurine - das Mädchen mit dem Drachenherz by Stephanie Burgis Aventurine - das Mädchen mit dem Drachenherz
3. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon The Priory of the Orange Tree


message 19: by Luisa (new)

Luisa (deborahluisa) | 170 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2020


I LOVED this ideia! I'm absolutely in!
I'm uncertain about the quantity of books, so I'll leave it open.
I only know my destinations, so it will be some kind of backpack travelling :D

Progress:
0/4 Flights
0/x Books

Flight 1: Europe
backpacking through Europe, with multiple destinations, deciding next stop as I go and feel like it.
Italy: Olivia: Ovvero la lista dei sogni possibili
Spain: The Shadow of the Wind
Russia: Anna Karenina
...and more.

Flight 2: Time traveller
I decided to travel through time, so science fiction envolving time travelling, and some others that also time travel apply.
1. The Time Traveler's Wife
2. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
3.

Flight 3: Space
I would like to visit very different places: out of Earth, different planets, or just travel seeing the stars.
1. Iron Gold
2. Dune
3.

Flight 4: Worlds
And to finish my year, I would love to see some fantasy worlds, with magic, creatures and etc. Also see some dystopias and post-apocalyptic kind of places.
1. Champion
2. The Handmaid's Tale
3. Cinder
4. 1984
5. The Amber Spyglass
6. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
7.


message 20: by AnnaG (last edited Dec 28, 2020 03:27PM) (new)

AnnaG | 158 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2020

Progress
10/10 Flights
144/144 Books

Flights in Progress:
1) Epic History 9/5 ---LANDED for now---
Some of my favourite books ever cover the whole span of history making sense of the big picture - from Prisoners of Geography to War: What is it Good for?. I want to read eye-opening history defining narratives explaining the whole world in a single story.
Written in History Letters that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore Million Years In A Day by Greg Jenner Living with the Gods On Beliefs and Peoples by Neil MacGregor A Short History of the World by H.G. Wells Vikings by Neil Oliver The Celtic World by Jennifer Paxton Ancient Civilizations of North America by Edwin Barnhart The World Was Never the Same Events that Changed History by J. Rufus Fears The Spirit of London by Boris Johnson

2) Visit the Continents & Beyond 35/35 - LANDED
I realised last year that my reading mainly focuses on the UK and US and it would be great to get some geographic diversity in settings - trying to visit all continents once & aim for 5 per continent.
Africa, Antarctica/Out of this world, Asia, Europe, N. America, Oceania, S. America
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite South The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition by Ernest Shackleton Wild Swans Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Walking the Americas by Levison Wood The Fourth Estate  by Jeffrey Archer The Armada Legacy (Ben Hope, #8) by Scott Mariani
Footprints in the Sand (The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries Book 2) by Pam Lecky Zodiac Academy Shadow Princess (Supernatural Beasts and Bullies, #4) by Caroline Peckham Eastern Horizons Hitchhiking the Silk Road by Levison Wood All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo God Save Texas A Journey into the Future of America by Lawrence Wright Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn, #5) by Ngaio Marsh Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions by David Attenborough
Edge of Empire Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750 - 1850 by Maya Jasanoff Chased by Darkness (Four Kings Academy, #1) by Taylor Spratt Wok On by Ching-He Huang Asterix in Britain (Asterix, #8) by René Goscinny Deception Point by Dan Brown Bloodline Academy (Bloodline Academy, #1) by Lan Chan Incas A Captivating Guide to the History of the Inca Empire and Civilization by Captivating History
Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon The Fifth Science by Exurb1a Valley of Death (Ben Hope, #19) by Scott Mariani Boomerang The Meltdown Tour by Michael Lewis The Price of Time by Tim Tigner Seven-Day Love Story (Mills & Boon Short Stories) by Nikki Logan Magicians of the Gods The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation – the Sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson Darkmore Penitentiary (Supernatural Prison for Dark Fae, #1) by Caroline Peckham Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer The Sacred Sword (Ben Hope, #7) by Scott Mariani Xolotl Strikes! by William Stafford Bloodline Secrecy (Bloodline Academy, #2) by Lan Chan Thatcher's War The Iron Lady on the Falklands by Margaret Thatcher

3) Touring England 20/20 - LANDED
I enjoy a cosy read in a familiar setting and particularly want to read some English classics, more English history and finish the DCI Ryan mysteries
The Debatable Land The Lost World Between Scotland and England by Graham Robb The Hermitage (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #9) by L.J. Ross Seven Bridges (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #8) by L.J. Ross Longstone (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #10) by L.J. Ross The Infirmary (DCI Ryan Mysteries series prequel) by L.J. Ross The Moor (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #12) by L.J. Ross Penshaw (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #13) by L.J. Ross Borderlands (DCI Ryan Mysteries #14) by L.J. Ross Ryan's Christmas (DCI Ryan Mysteries #15) by L.J. Ross Yorkshire A Lyrical History of England's Greatest County by Richard Morris Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs The Life of a Yorkshire Vet by Julian Norton Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde Megalith Studies in Stone by Hugh Newman Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd Wilding The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree The Peregrine by J.A. Baker Moorings (DI Tanner #3) by David Blake The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, #1) by T.P. Fielden The Little Book of Devon by John Van der Kiste Saint Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters English Pastoral An Inheritance by James Rebanks


4) Very British 10/10
Having enjoyed Touring England a lot, I want to continue to read books set in the UK, but possibly not any particular geographic region within - nature books, general history, culture and society to come.
The Hidden World of the Fox by Adele Brand Diary of a Somebody by Brian Bilston National Trust Classic British Cooking by Sarah Edington The Diary of Two Nobodies by Mary Killen Shell Life on the Seashore by Philip Street The Making of the British Landscape From the Ice Age to the Present by Nicholas Crane Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey Mudlarking Lost and Found on the River Thames by Lara Maiklem Woodlands (New Naturalist, #100) by Oliver Rackham Natives Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

5) Flying through the decades 36/103 - Target 34 - LANDED
Historical fiction rarely impacts on my favourites list, I want to try to see how many I can fill in
10__ _00_ _10_ _20_ _30_ _40_ _50_ The Novice Bride by Carol Townend _70_ _80_ _90_
11__ _00_ _10_ A Rare Benedictine The Advent of Brother Cadfael (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #0.5) by Ellis Peters One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2) by Ellis Peters The Sanctuary Sparrow (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #7) by Ellis Peters The Warrior's Princes Bride by Meriel Fuller _60_ _70_ _80_ The Dumont Bride by Terri Brisbin
12__ _00_ _10_ _20_ _30_ _40_ _50_ _60_ _70_ _80_ _90_
13__ _00_ _10_ _20_ The Pawn (The King's Cousins #1) by Alexa Aston The Heir (The King's Cousins, #2) by Alexa Aston _50_ _60_ _70_ _80_ _90_
14__ _00_ _10_ _20_ _30_ _40_ _50_ _60_ _70_ _80_ _90_
15__ The Lord's Forced Bride (Historical Romance) by Anne Herries _10_ _20_ History of the Conquest of Peru, Vol 2 by William H. Prescott The Mirror & the Light (Thomas Cromwell, #3) by Hilary Mantel _50_ _60_ The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila _80_ The Angel's Mark (Nicholas Shelby, #1) by S.W. Perry
16__ _00_ _10_ _20_ The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton _40_ _50_ A Journal of the Plague Year with Biographical Introduction  by Daniel Defoe _70_ _80_ _90_
17__ _00_ _10_ _20_ _30_ Flint and Silver by John Drake _50_ _60_ _70_ The Gilded Shroud (Lady Fan Mystery #1) by Elizabeth Bailey A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
18__ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë False Colours by Georgette Heyer The Impossible Ward by Dorothy Mack On War by Carl von Clausewitz The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding, Book 1) by Julia London The Life of P.T. Barnum (Collins Classics) by P.T. Barnum Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4) by Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6) by Arthur Conan Doyle
19__ His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes, #8) by Arthur Conan Doyle Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Memento Mori by Muriel Spark At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre Columbine by Dave Cullen
20__ The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) by Angie Thomas The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey


6) Frauds, Cads & Charlatans 10/10 - LANDED
I have a lot of favourite book about chancers -The Big Short, The Best We Can Do, hoping to find some more baddies to read about
Going Postal (Discworld, #33; Moist von Lipwig, #1) by Terry Pratchett The Liberal Media Industrial Complex by Mark Dice Imposter by L.J. Ross Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou Flint and Silver by John Drake Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, #1) by Agatha Christie Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles, #1) by Tim Tigner Forensic History Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals by Elizabeth A. Murray

7) Extraordinary People 10/10 --LANDED --
To balance out the baddies, I also want to find some extraordinary goodies. Maybe this year I'll find another Lawrence Anthony or Genghis Khan:Making of the Modern World.
The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Behind the Mask My Autobiography by Tyson Fury Eleanor of Aquitaine By the Wrath of God, Queen of England by Alison Weir How to Build a Car The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer by Adrian Newey Freddie Mercury A Life, In His Own Words by Freddie Mercury Birdseye The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan A Call for Revolution by Dalai Lama XIV

8) Violent titles 10/10 - LANDED
I seem to have collected quite a number of mysteries and other "aggressive" titles, this is an opportunistic flight to whittle down my TBR.
Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey #3) by Dorothy L. Sayers The Vandals A Captivating Guide to the Barbarians That Conquered the Roman Empire During the Transitional Period from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages by Captivating History The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley Beautiful Carnage (The Boys of Sinners Bay, #1) by Caroline Peckham Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands House of War (Ben Hope #20) by Scott Mariani A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #1) by Ellis Peters Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Vicious Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, #3) by Caroline Peckham Glittering Vices A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

9) Watery Connection 10/10 - LANDED
I just seem to have a lot of wet and wonderful books on my TBR, Time to clear the shelves.
Supernatural Academy Year Two (Supernatural Academy, #2) by Jaymin Eve Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey #2) by Dorothy L. Sayers The Fear Bubble Harness Fear and Live Without Limits by Ant Middleton Kiss of the Water Nymph by William Stafford Fire & Flood (Mount Olympus Academy, #1) by Demitria Lunetta Dark King (Court of the Sea Fae, #1) by C.N. Crawford The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #6) by Ellis Peters A Twist in the Tail (The Oyster Cove Guesthouse #1) by Leighann Dobbs High Tide The Truth About Our Climate Crisis by Mark Lynas The Book of Eels Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World by Patrik Svensson

10) Dystopia 10/10 - LANDED
I don't read much sci-fi, but what I have read, I've generally enjoyed. This flight is to expand my horizons.
Rebel Rising by Susanne Valenti Kings of Quarantine (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep, #1) by Caroline Peckham Spring (Evermore Academy, #2) by Audrey Grey Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Argan (Dragons of Preor, #10) by Erin Tate Magic Trials (Half-Blood Academy, #1) by Meg Xuemei X. Age of Vampires The Complete Series by Caroline Peckham The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters, #1) by Jaymin Eve Ruthless Idols (Gifted Academy #2) by Michelle Hercules


message 21: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 331 comments I am in for 9 books, 3 flights

FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Just like a good winery or brewery can create a flight of beverages that complement each other, we are going to explore flights, literary that is, of fantasy, spirits, or whatever gets you interested. There are several ways to create your literary flight:

Option 1 - Choose a location
Want to explore a specific location? Great, find books related to that place to create your flight. Example - I'm traveling to Paris, so I want to delve into books that explore the city. So I could read My Life in France by Julia Child, The Paris Wife by Paula McLean, and How Paris Became Paris by John deJean = 1 Flight

Option 2 - Choose a Starter Book
Ever read a book that sends you spiraling down a rabbit hole exploring the author, subject matter, or other books? Great, then this flight is for you! Example - I want to finally tackle Beloved by Toni Morrison. So, I would read that book, then also could read Toni Morrison: a Biography by Stephanie Li, Sula by Toni Morrison, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates = 1 flight

Option 3 - Choose a subject
Want to learn a bit more about a time period or a specific person? Great, choose your subject matter, then curate your flight to learn about that subject matter. Example - I want to learn more about hurricanes. So I would curate my list to include The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, and The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.

To participate, simply decide how many flights that you want to accomplish this year and let us know. Each flight must consist of at least 3 books. You can also add in how many total books that you intend to read for the challenge. However you choose to connect the dots or curate your list is entirely up to you.


message 22: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments Welcome, everyone!


message 23: by Julie (last edited Feb 25, 2020 06:00PM) (new)

Julie Farmer | 414 comments I am in for 1 flight in Option 3. I will read 3 books about space exploration.

1/3

1. Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery


message 24: by Jill (new)

Jill Rosenberg (jillyfay) | 54 comments I'm in for 3 flights, 5 books each. All TBD....

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message 25: by Sunny (last edited Oct 14, 2020 06:23AM) (new)

Sunny | 1765 comments I KNEW I should not have clicked on this challenge! There is no way I can resist doing this. It's way cool.

Flights: 2/2
Books: 6/6

Completed!

England by way of Animal Friends
📕1. Pooh Bear & Company
📕2. Ratty, Mole, Badger & Toad
📕3. Paddington

England by way of Time Travel
📕1.WWII
📕2. 12th Century
📕3. Victorian Era


message 26: by TerryJane, Challenges (last edited Oct 09, 2020 12:50PM) (new)

TerryJane | 1485 comments FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE - Yearly Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Progress: 40/40 Books | 4/4 Flights -- COMPLETE


How fun! I noticed that I have quite a few TBR books with common themes, so I've used Option 2 (Starter Books) to group like items found in the titles or cover art.

Flight 1: Stars
⭐ 1. Shifting Stars
⭐ 2. The Movement of Stars
⭐ 3. Hold Back the Stars
⭐ 4. The Stars Are Fire
⭐ 5. The Star-Touched Queen
⭐ 6. The Dog Stars
⭐ 7. The Giver of Stars
⭐ 8. Star-Touched Stories
⭐ 9. The Aurora County All-Stars
⭐ 10. The Starless Sea

Flight 2: Birds
🐦 1. The Vile Village
🐦 2. House of Names
🐦 3. One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives
🐦 4. The Atlas of Reds and Blues
🐦 5. Liberty Falling
🐦 6. The Astonishing Color of After
🐦 7. The Unhoneymooners
🐦 8. The Bear and the Nightingale
🐦 9. Once Upon a River
🐦 10. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Flight 3: Mammals
🐶 1. Because of Winn-Dixie
🐶 2. Mr. Fox
🐶 3. The Night Tiger
🐶 4. The Master and Margarita
🐶 5. A Nose for Justice
🐶 6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
🐶 7. The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball
🐶 8. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
🐶 9. The Elephant in the Room
🐶 10. Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances

Flight 4: Books/Bookshops
📘 1. The Secrets of Paper and Ink
📘 2. The Secret, Book, & Scone Society
📘 3. The Book of Lost Things
📘 4. One True Loves
📘 5. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
📘 6. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
📘 7. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
📘 8. The Bookseller of Kabul
📘 9. The Bookshop on the Corner
📘 10. People of the Book


message 27: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments Welcome, everyone! Just about 36 hours until we can start flying into 2020!


message 28: by Aryan (new)

Aryan | 15 comments I want to touch nearly 40 books for this one

FLIGHT 1 : Debuts





FLIGHT 2: Germany and Japan








FLIGHT 3 : Indian subcontinent









FLIGHT 4 : Space, Dystopia, Post apocalyptic and other












FLIGHT 5 : Epic Fantasy









FLIGHT 6 : Good old classics


message 29: by Margie (last edited Dec 28, 2020 06:47PM) (new)

Margie | 706 comments My goal is to read 75 125 books for my four globetrotter flights. At least five books set in the UN subregion each month plus a few related books about the larger regions or the diaspora from the regions.

Progress: 138/125 books, 4/4 flights - Challenge Complete!

Africa: 38
Americas: 28
Asia: 42
Europe: 25
Oceania: 5

BOOKS READ (date published, setting, title):

FLIGHT 1 - AFRICA (Q1 emphasis)
Southern Africa
1. 1948 South Africa: Cry, the Beloved Country
2. 1980 South Africa:Waiting for the Barbarians
3. 1981 South Africa: July's People
4. 1994 South Africa: Long Walk to Freedom
5. 1995 Lesotho: Basali! Stories by and about Women in Lesotho
6. 1998 South Africa: Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
7. 1998 Botswana: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
8. 2003 South Africa: A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid
9. 2004 South Africa: Devil's Peak (translated from Afrikaans)
10. 2006 Namibia: The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
11. 2007 South Africa: Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
12. 2007 South Africa: Coconut
13. 2011 South Africa: Ancient Rites
14. 2017 South Africa: The Blessed Girl
15. 2019 Eswatini (fka Swaziland): When the Ground Is Hard

Eastern Africa
16. 1959 Tanzania: Death in Zanzibar
17. 1986 Kenya: Matigari Translated from Gikuyu.
Note: Author says setting could be anywhere but this was banned in Kenya and clearly draws on author's experience there.
18. 1988 Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions
19. 1992 Mozambique: Sleepwalking Land translated from Portugese
20. 2006 Mauritius: Eve out of Her Ruins translated from French
21. 2008 Rwanda: The Barefoot Woman translated from French
22. 2017 Columbus, Ohio (Somali): Community In-Between / Urur Dhex Dhexad Ah: Portraits of Somali-Americans in Columbus

Northern Africa
23. 1942 Algeria: The Stranger translated from French
24. 1967 Egypt: Miramar translated from Arabic
25. 2009 Sudan: Thirteen Months of Sunrise translated from Arabic
26. 2017 Algeria: Our Riches translated from French
27. 2017 Egypt: The City Always Wins
28. 2019 Tunisia: This Tilting World translated from French

Middle Africa
29. 1956 Cameroon: Houseboy translated from French
30. 2013 Republic of the Congo: The Lights of Pointe-Noire: A Memoir translated from French
31. 2016 Equatorial Guinea: La Bastarda: A Novel (translated from Spanish)
32. 2018 Angola: Saudade

Western Africa
33. 1960 Senegal & Mali: God's Bits of Wood translated from French
34. 1979 Senegal: So Long a Letter translated from French
35. 1988 Cabo Verde: The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo translated from Portuguese
36. 2006 Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun
37. 2009 Ghana: Wife of the Gods

Africa (general)
38. 2014 Africa: China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

FLIGHT 2 - AMERICAS (Q2 emphasis)
Caribbean
1. 1950 Trinidad: A Morning at the Office
2. 1958 Cuba: Our Man in Havana
3. 1985 Antigua & Barbuda: Annie John
4. 1987 England & Trinidad: The Enigma of Arrival
5. 1988 Antigua & Barbuda: A Small Place
6. 1991 Cuba: Havana Blue translated from Spanish
7. 1992 Martinique: Texaco translated from French & Creole
8. 1996 Haiti: Krik? Krak!
9. 2003 US: Grace (protagonist and author are from Trinidad)
10. 2015 Barbados: The Star Side of Bird Hill
11. 2017 Cuba: The Good Assassin
12. 2019 US Virgin Islands: The Lesson

Central & North America
13. 1831 Bermuda (+Antigua, Turks & Caicos): The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative
14. 1989 Mexico Like Water for Chocolate translated from Spanish
15. 2009 Guatemala: Human Matter: A Fiction translated from Spanish
17. 2012 Mexico: Red Ants translated from Sierra Zapotec
17. 2018 Canada: Moon of the Crusted Snow (Indigenous)

South America
18. 1688 Suriname: Oroonoko
19. 1981 Colombia: Chronicle of a Death Foretold translated from Spanish
20. 1982 Chile: The House of the Spirits translated from Spanish
21. 2007 Peru: Lost City Radio Country not named but author says based on Peru
22. 2011 Colombia: The Sound of Things Falling translated from Spanish
23. 2013 Chile: Space Invaders translated from Spanish
24. 2014 Argentina: Artforum translated from Spanish
25. 2014 Argentina: Include Me Out translated from Spanish
26. 2014 Argentina: Fever Dream translated from Spanish
27. 2015 Chile: The Remainder translated from Spanish
28. 2019 Venezuela: It Would Be Night in Caracas

FLIGHT 3 - ASIA (Q3 emphasis)
Eastern Asia
1. 1007 Japan: The Pillow Book translated from Japanese
2. 1008 Japan: The Tale of Genji translated from Japanese
3. 1905 Japan: I Am a Cat translated from Japanese
4. 1958 Japan: Masks translated from Japanese
5. 1981 China: Leaden Wings translated from Chinese
6. 1982 Japan (and England): A Pale View of Hills
7. 1988 Japan: Kitchen translated from Japanese
8. 1994 Taiwan (ROC): Notes of a Crocodile translated from Chinese
9. 1996 Japan: Malice translated from Japanese
10. 2000 China: Death of a Red Heroine
11. 2005 Japan: The Aosawa Murders translated from Japanese
12. 2014 Taiwan: Ghost Month
13. 2013 Japan/Canada: A Tale for the Time Being
14. 2015 North Korea: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
15. 2016 South Korea: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 translated from Korean
16. 2019 Mongolia: Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
17. 2020 China: Braised Pork
18. 2020 US: Sansei and Sensibility (OV about Japanese-American immigrants and descendants)

Southeastern Asia
19. 1984 Vietnam: The Lover translated from French
20. 2002 Philippines: Smaller and Smaller Circles
21. 2009 Indonesia (Bali): A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul
22. 2013 Singapore: Aunty Lee's Delights
23. 2014 Malaysia: Lake Like a Mirror translated from Chinese
24. 2020 Vietnam: The Mountains Sing

Central & Southern Asia
25. 1997 India: The God of Small Things
26. 2007 Bangladesh: A Golden Age
27. 2007 Sri Lanka: Mosquito
28. 2009 India: The Case of the Missing Servant
29. 2017 Iran: The Last Days of Café Leila
30. 2018 Pakistan: The Empty Room
31. 2019 Afghanistan: Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul
32. 2019 Sri Lanka: Suncatcher

Western Asia
33. 2005 Jordan/US: The Language of Baklava: A Memoir
34. 2015 Armenia: Three Apples Fell from the Sky translated from Russian
35. 2017 Israel: My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer's Eden translated from Hebrew
36. 2017 Palestine: Minor Detail translated from Arabic
37. 2017 Syria: The Frightened Ones translated from Arabic
38. 2017 United Arab Emirates: Letters to a Young Muslim
39. 2018 Saudi Arabia: Mansour's Eyes translated from French
40. 2019 Palestine/France: The Parisian
41. 2019 Turkey/France: Walking on the Ceiling
42. 2019 Multiple: Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

FLIGHT 4 - OCEANIA & EUROPE (Q4 emphasis)
Oceania & Antarctica
1. 1991 French Polynesia: Island of Shattered Dreams translated from French
2. 1996 Antarctica: Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
3. 1999 Australia The Dragon Man
4. 2014 Papua New Guinea: Euphoria
5. 2019 Polynesia: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Eastern Europe
6. 1987 Hungary: The Door translated from Hungarian
7. 2008 Slovakia: Seeing People Off translated from Slovakian
8. 2009 Poland: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead translated from Polish
9. 2013 Russian Federation+: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets translated from Russian
10. 2017 Bulgaria: Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
11. 2018 Romania: Bottled Goods
12. 2020 Ukraine: Independence Square
13. 2020 Ukraine: Good Citizens Need Not Fear: Stories

Western Europe
14. 1954 Netherlands: The Tree and the Vine translated from Dutch
15. 1984 Switzerland: Hotel du Lac
16. 2016 Netherlands: House on Endless Waters translated from Hebrew
17. 2017 Switzerland: Swiss Vendetta
18. 2020 France: All the Devils Are Here

Northern Europe
19. 1989 Finland: Fair Play translated from Swedish
20. 2014 Iceland: The Legacy translated from Icelandic
21. 2017 Wales: All Cats Are Grey in the Dark
22. 2018 UK - Northern Ireland: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Southern Europe
23. 1905 Italy/England: Where Angels Fear to Tread
24. 1922 Italy: The Enchanted April
25. 1980 Italy: The Name of the Rose translated from Italian
26. 1982 Greece: The Names
27. 1988 Italy: Ratking
28. 2002 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Nowhere Man
29. 2010 Italy: The Imperfectionists
30. 2015 Spain: This Too Shall Pass translated from Spanish


message 30: by Sarah (last edited Oct 03, 2020 04:20PM) (new)

Sarah (misssummerrain) | 756 comments I am going to do 3 flights which is 68 books

Flights: 3/3
Books: 68/68

CHALLENGE COMPLETED

Flight 1-Choose a Location:50 States of America-COMPLETED
✅1)Alabama-An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge(28/5/20)
✅2)Alaska-Travels in Alaska(17/7/20)
✅3)Arizona-The Host(20/9/20
✅4)Arkansas-The Trappers of Arkansas, or, The Royal Heart(17/7/20)
✅5)California-Landline(18/3/20)
✅6)Colorado-Openly Straight(16/8/20)
✅7)Connecticut-The Stepford Wives(1/9/20)
✅8)Delaware-Fight Club(4/9/20)
✅9)Florida-Skinny Dip(20/9/20)
✅10)Georgia-An American Marriage(17/4/20)
✅11)Hawaii-High Tide in Hawaii(21/7/20)
✅12)Idaho-Educated(25/4/20)
✅13)Illinois-The Time Traveler's Wife(10/4/20)
✅14)Indiana-Lucky Caller(20/9/20)
✅15)Iowa-Dewey: The small-town library-cat who touched the world(4/3/20)
✅16)Kansas-Dark Places(20/9/20)
✅17)Kentucky-And One Last Thing ...(20/9/20)
✅18)Louisiana-Dead Until Dark(30/9/20)
✅19)Maine-Carrie(30/6/20)
✅20)Maryland-The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button(9/5/20)
✅21)Massachusetts-The Bell Jar(7/8/20)
✅22)Michigan-Middlesex(3/10/20)
✅23)Minnesota-Being Emily(19/7/20)
✅24)Mississippi-The Help(9/6/20)
✅25)Missouri-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer(9/5/20)
✅26)Montana-The Horse Whisperer(17/9/20)
✅27)Nebraska-Eleanor & Park(26/6/20)
✅28)Nevada-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas(26/9/20)
✅29)New Hampshire-Horns(3/10/20)
✅30)New Jersey-My So-Called Bollywood Life(26/1/20)
✅31)New Mexico-Tiger Eyes(18/9/20)
✅32)New York-Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live(8/1/20)
✅33)North Carolina-The Notebook(26/9/20)
✅34)North Dakota-The Round House(30/9/20)
✅35)Ohio-May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970: A Play(28/5/20)
✅36)Oklahoma-The Outsiders(23/9/20)
✅37)Oregon-If I Stay(26/9/20)
✅38)Pennsylvania-Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic(1/3/20)
✅39)Rhode Island-My Sister's Keeper(3/9/20)
✅40)South Carolina-The Secret Life of Bees(3/10/20)
✅41)South Dakota-61 Hours(3/10/20)
✅42)Tennessee-The Firm(27/9/20)
✅43)Texas-Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream(3/10/20)
✅44)Utah-Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith(30/9/20)
✅45)Vermont-Pollyanna(30/9/20)
✅46)Virginia-The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(28/6/20)
✅47)Washington-The President is Missing(2/2/20)
✅48)West Virginia-The Glass Castle(30/9/20)
✅49)Wisconsin-Little House in the Big Woods(23/9/20)
✅50)Wyoming-Brokeback Mountain(23/9/20)

Flight 2-Choose a Subject:World War II-COMPLETED
✅1)My Story: War Nurse(22/1/20)
✅2)A Very Private Diary: A Nurse in Wartime(7/2/20)
✅3)Dear Mrs Bird(19/3/20)


Flight 3-Choose a Subject:LGBTQ-COMPLETED
✅1)The Rubbish Lesbian(29/1/20)
✅2)Queer Monologues: Stories of LBGT Youth(2/2/20)
✅3)Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay(3/2/20)
✅4)Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family(11/2/20)
✅5)Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature(13/2/20)
✅6)The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability(14/2/20)
✅7)This Book is Gay(15/2/20)
✅8)From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement(16/2/20)
✅9)Outcome: LGBT Portraits(17/2/20)
✅10)Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel(19/2/20)
✅11)Curious Wine(21/2/20)
✅12)Best Lesbian Romance 2014(22/2/20)
✅13)A Woman Like That: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories(24/2/20)
✅14)Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day(26/2/20)
✅15)The Black Flamingo(28/2/20)


message 31: by Nicole (last edited Dec 31, 2020 04:54PM) (new)

Nicole Woods (nicole_woods65) | 924 comments Goal: 50 Books; 4 Flights

Option 1:
Flight 1: Japan-
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 10
World Trigger, Vol. 1
My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
My Hero Academia, Vol. 18
My Hero Academia, Vol. 19
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1
World Trigger, Vol. 2
World Trigger, Vol. 3
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 1
Death Note, Vol. 13: How to Read?
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3—Stardust Crusaders, Vol. 1
Kiss of the Rose Princess, Vol. 9
Food Wars!, Vol. 1
Skip Beat!, Vol. 4
World Trigger, Vol. 4
Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare, Vol. 4
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 3
World Trigger, Vol. 5
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 11
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 2
I Hear the Sunspot
Happiness, Vol. 7
Happiness Vol. 8
Happiness Vol. 9
Happiness Vol. 10
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story
The Maid at my House #1
THE TROUBLE WITH MY BOSS #1
The Magnificent Grand Scene #1
My Hero Academia, Vol. 20: School Festival Start!!
My Hero Academia, Vol. 21: Why He Gets Back Up
I Hear the Sunspot: Limit Volume 1
Tales of Wedding Rings, Vol. 1
My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
My Hero Academia, Vol. 23: Our Brawl
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1
I Hear the Sunspot: Limit Volume 2
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 4
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 8?
World Trigger, Vol. 6
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 12
5 Centimeters per Second
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 13
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 2
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 14
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 5
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 15
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 6
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 2
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 3
World Trigger, Vol. 7
World Trigger, Vol. 8
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 1
THE FOX'S KISS Vol. 1
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 2
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 7
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 3
The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 4
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 9
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 3
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 16
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 17
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 18
The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2
The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 19
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 8
My Hero Academia, Vol. 24: All It Takes Is One Bad Day
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 20
Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 9
My Hero Academia, Vol. 25: Tomura Shigaraki: Origin
World Trigger, Vol. 9
World Trigger, Vol. 10

Flight 2: England-
The Cain Saga, Volume 03
"Okay"
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 3
The Orphan Choir
The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 1
The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 2
The Graveyard Book Volume 2
This Side of Murder
Treacherous Is the Night
Cosy: The British Art of Comfort
Married by Christmas
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Tragedy At Marsdon Manor
The ABC Murders
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot
The Monogram Murders
The Dream
The Adventure of the ‘Western Star': A Short Story
Sad Cypress
Animal Farm
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding: A Hercule Poirot Short Story
The Labors of Hercules

Option 2:
Flight 3: Ellen Hopkins-
Starter Book: Glass

Option 3:
Flight 4: WWII-
Number the Stars
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2—Battle Tendency, Vol. 1
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2—Battle Tendency, Vol. 2
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2—Battle Tendency, Vol. 3
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2—Battle Tendency, Vol. 4
On the Horizon


Goal Met So Far: 101/50 Books; 3/4 Flights


message 33: by Elaine (last edited Nov 02, 2020 12:04PM) (new)


message 34: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments Just completed the first book of my first flight (Feminism and Christianity) - God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America by Lyz Lenz. I absolutely love this book! I feel so incredibly seen right now - everything that I've experienced in church as a child, as a teen, in Christian college and law school in the midwest, and as an adult, including my absence from the faith, feels very validated. It was not all in my head, and I'm not alone. Definitely worth reading! 5 stars

1/12 books, 0/3 flights


message 35: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 11, 2020 08:08AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 256 comments 2020 Reading Challenge
Find Your Flight - 2020
Duration:
January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Progress: 10 out of 15

Just like a good winery or brewery can create a flight of beverages that complement each other, we are going to explore flights, literary that is, of fantasy, spirits, or whatever gets you interested. There are several ways to create your literary flight:

To participate, simply decide how many flights that you want to accomplish this year and let us know. Each flight must consist of at least 3 books. You can also add in how many total books that you intend to read for the challenge. However you choose to connect the dots or curate your list is entirely up to you.


Happy Reading!

Option 1 - Choose a location: TEXAS:
Want to explore a specific location? Great, find books related to that place to create your flight. Example - I'm traveling to Paris, so I want to delve into books that explore the city. So I could read My Life in France by Julia Child, The Paris Wife by Paula McLean, and How Paris Became Paris by John deJean = 1 Flight
1) Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley - ***** - 1/2/2020 - 304 Pages
2) Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - *** - 3/13/2020 - 495 Pages
3) Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - ***** - 3/28/2020 - 384 Pages
4) Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - **** - 5/1/2020 - 385 Pages
5)
Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1) by Jennifer Ashley Fancy Pants (Wynette, Texas, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Lady Be Good (Wynette, Texas, #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas, #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Option 2-Choose a Starter Book:
Ever read a book that sends you spiraling down a rabbit hole exploring the author, subject matter, or other books? Great, then this flight is for you! Example - I want to finally tackle Beloved by Toni Morrison. So, I would read that book, then also could read Toni Morrison: a Biography by Stephanie Li, Sula by Toni Morrison, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates = 1 flight
1) When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors - ***** - 8/21/2020 - 257 Pages
2) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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When They Call You a Terrorist A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Option 3 - Choose a subject: Memoirs/Graphic Novels
Want to learn a bit more about a time period or a specific person? Great, choose your subject matter, then curate your flight to learn about that subject matter. Example - I want to learn more about hurricanes. So I would curate my list to include The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, and The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.
1) Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs - ***** - 1/3/2020 - 104 Pages
2) A Fire Story by Brian Fies - ***** - 2/4/2020 - 154 Pages
3) Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley - ***** - 2/18/2020 - 292 Pages
4) Hostage by Guy Delisle - **** - 2/20/2020 - 436 Pages
5) First Year Out: A Transition Story by Sabrina Symington - ***** - 3/14/2020 - 100 Pages
Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs A Fire Story by Brian Fies Something New Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley Hostage by Guy Delisle First Year Out A Transition Story by Sabrina Symington


message 36: by Barb (new)

Barb | 34 comments I'm in for 3 flights of 5 books each!

1- Choose a Location: Books Set in the Southern US
2- Choose a Starter Book: The 5 Books that Have Been On My GR Shelf the Longest
3- Choose a Subject: Chicago, non-fiction


message 37: by Amber (last edited Jan 21, 2020 03:02PM) (new)

Amber Prince | 71 comments I would like to join for 3 flights
1)Africa-flight finished
Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison
2) Australia
3)Alaska


message 38: by Sunny (last edited Aug 21, 2020 01:57PM) (new)

Sunny | 1765 comments Edited #26

Flights: 2/3
Books: 6/9


message 39: by Carmen (last edited Aug 09, 2020 10:35AM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Hola!
Sign me up for 60 books and 5 flights, please
EDIT: I've added 5 books more

FLIGHTS: 5/5
BOOKS: 159/65

FLIGHT 1: PHRASEBOOKS: IN TRANSLATION
✔1. French-Spanish: Nuestra Señora de París
✔2. French-English: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
✔3. French-English: Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
✔4. English-Spanish: El coro de los maestros carniceros
✔5. Danish-Spanish: Expediente 64
✔6. Bengali-English: He
✔7. German-Spanish: El perfume: Historia de un asesino
✔8. Japanese-English: The Devotion of Suspect X
✔9. Danish-English: The Marco Effect
✔10. Arabic-English: Telepathy
✔11. Icelandic-English: Jar City
✔12. Indonesian-English: The Rainbow Troops
✔13. Russian-Spanish: Crimen y castigo
✔14. Swedish-English: The Ice Princess
✔15. Portuguese-English: Borges and The Eternal Orangutans
✔16. Chinese-English: Red Sorghum
✔17. Spanish-English: Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World
✔18. French-English: The Patience Stone
✔19. Hindi-English: The blue lake & other stories
✔20. Italian-Spanish: El péndulo de Foucault
✔21. English-Spanish: La ciudad y la ciudad
✔22. Irish-English: The Kiltartan Poetry Book
✔23. Bulgarian-English: Natural Novel
✔24. Czech-Spanish: Yo que he servido al rey de Inglaterra
✔25. Inuktitut-French/French-English: Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
✔26. Russian-Spanish: Vida e insólitas aventuras del soldado Iván Chonkin
✔27. Russian-English: The Case of the General's Thumb
✔28. Russian-English: The White Ship
✔29. Afrikaans-English: Fiela's Child
✔30. English-Spanish: La Tormenta Perfecta
✔31. Faroese-English: The Old Man and His Sons
✔32. English-Spanish: Yo soy Malala
✔33. German-English: Auto-da-Fé
✔34. Bulgarian-English: Under the Yoke
✔35. Russian-English: Doctor Zhivago
✔36. French-English: Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
✔37. Turkish-English: The Bastard of Istanbul
✔38. Portuguese-English: The Elephant's Journey
✔39. English-Spanish: Crónicas marcianas
✔40. Arabic-English: The Seven Veils of Seth
✔41. German-Spanish: La musa oscura
✔42. Arabic-English: Women of Sand and Myrrh

FLIGHT 2: GRAND TOUR: UNITED KINGDOM
✔1. Scotland & Isle of Mull: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
✔2. Suffolk - Enland: The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
✔3. London - England: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
✔4. London - England: A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
✔5. London - England: Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth
✔6. Exeter - England: The Cry of the Dove by Fadia Faqir
✔7. Yorkshire, London - England: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
✔8. Kent - England: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
✔9. Wales: The White People by Arthur Machen
✔10. Berkshire, London - England: Dumb Witness
✔11. London - England: Enter a Murderer
✔12. Suffolk, London - England: Mystery Mile
✔13. London-(Eng)/Edinburgh, Glasgow-(Scot): The Case Is Closed
✔14. London - England: Mrs. Dalloway
✔15. London - England: Sad Cypress
✔16. London, Hampshire, Liverpool - England: Unnatural Death
✔17. London, Suffolk - England: Look to the Lady
✔18. London, Kent, Hertfordshire - England: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
✔19. England: Lonesome Road
✔20. London - England: The Nursing Home Murder
✔21. England / Scotland: Macbeth
✔22. Belfast-Nortern Ireland: Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
✔23. Lincolnshire - England: Hag's Nook
✔24. London - England: The Hollow Man
✔25. Devonshire - England: Evil under the Sun
✔26. Wales/Hampshire, London - England: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
✔27. London - England: Death In Ecstasy
✔28. England: Dogsbody
✔29. London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, West Sussex - England / Dumfries - Scotland: Lord Peter Views the Body
✔30. Shrewsbury - England: One Corpse Too Many
✔31. London, Cambridge - England: Police at the Funeral
✔32. England: Danger Point
✔33. Dorset, London - England: The Floating Admiral
✔34. London, Dorset - England: N or M?
✔35. London, Devonshire - England: Five Little Pigs
✔36. London, Suffolk, Dorset, Oxfordshire - England / Biggar, Mallaig, Skye - Scotland: Brazzaville Beach
✔37. Suffolk - England: Sweet Danger
✔38. London - England: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
✔39. England: The Chinese Shawl
✔40. London, Southampton - England: Inspector French’s Greatest Case
✔41. London - England: Artists in Crime
✔42. London, Westmorland - England: Strong Poison
✔43. Kent, Oxfordshire, London - England: Love in a Cold Climate
✔44. Staffordshire - England / Cardiff - Wales: Winding Up the Serpent
✔45. London, Essex - England: Death of a Ghost
✔46. London - England: Miss Silver Deals With Death
✔47. England / Scotland / Wales: Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
✔48. London - England / Glasgow - Scotland: Mongol
✔49. England / Scotland: The Man in the Queue
✔50. Manchester, Liverpool, London - England: My Fathers' Daughter: A Story of Family and Belonging
✔51. England: The Clock Strikes Twelve
✔52. Dorset, Somerset, London, Buckinghamshire - England: Lolly Willowes: or, The Loving Huntsman
✔53. London, Buckinghamshire - England: Death In A White Tie
✔54. Sussex - England: A Night to Surrender
✔55. Sussex, London, East Midlands, Yorkshire, Northumberland - England / Edinburgh - Scotland: A Week to Be Wicked
✔56. Dumfries and Galloway - Scotland: The Five Red Herrings
✔57. London - England: Flowers for the Judge
✔58. England / Wales: Fairest of Them All
✔59. Cambridge, Suffolk - England: A Company of Swans
✔60. Cambridge, Yorkshire, Oxfordshire - England: The Thirteenth Tale

FLIGHT 3: BRANCHING OUT: The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi
✔1.The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi
✔2. Escalera para Electra by Aída Cartagena Portalatín (Dominican Republic)
✔3. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
✔4. The Piano by Jane Campion (New Zealand)
✔5. The Rainbow Trail by Zane Grey (USA)
✔6. Raza de bronce by Alcides Arguedas (Bolivia)
✔7. El amante by Marguerite Duras (Indochina/Vietnam)
✔8. Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia)
✔9. Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah (Tanzania)
✔10. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey (Trinidad)
✔11. The Orchid House by Phyllis Shand Allfrey (Dominica)
✔12. Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (Marshall Islands)
✔13. Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Solomon Islands)
✔14. Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa by Catherine Higgs (São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, and South Africa)
✔15. Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell (Belize)
✔16. Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (Kenya)
✔17. American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Burkina Faso)

FLIGHT 4: CHARTER FLIGHTS: ISLANDS
✔1. Channel Islands-Jersey: Night Of The Fox
✔2. Saint Lucia: A Caribbean Mystery
✔3. Ionic Islands-Ithaca: Odisea
✔4. Prince Edward Island: Kilmeny of the Orchard
✔5. Papua New Guinea: Euphoria
✔6. Dominican Republic: How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
✔7. Comoros: A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth
✔8. Britain: Enchanted Glass
✔9. Cuba: Te di la vida entera
✔10. Greenland: An African in Greenland
✔11. Ireland: Wheels Within Wheels
✔12. Tortola (BVI): The Water Rat of Wanchai
✔13. Nantucket: Nantucket Nights
✔14. North Island (New Zealand): Vintage Murder
✔15. Venice: Cándido o el Optimismo
✔16. Haiti: Claire of the Sea Light
✔17. Capri: Sailing to Capri
✔18. Tahiti: Mutiny on the Bounty
✔19. Svalbard Archipelago-Spitsbergen: Dark Matter
✔20. Jamaica: A High Wind in Jamaica
✔21. St. Barts: Murder in St. Barts
✔22. Canary Islands-Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma: La niebla y la doncella
✔23. Grenadines-Bequia, Union Island, Mayreau: Dead Reckoning
✔24. Guam: Keeper of the Night
✔25. Hawaiian Islands-Maui, Kauai: The Big Kahuna
✔26. Guadeloupe: The Bridge of Beyond
✔27. Grand Turk: I Dare You!
✔28. Vancouver Island: Loving From Afar
✔29. Réunion: Dead Sexy
✔30. Bahrain: The Meeting Point
✔31. Japan: Kokoro

FLIGHT 5: TERRA INCOGNITA: GREAT EXPLORERS, ADVENTURERS, AND PIONEERS
✔1. In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (From Venice to China along the Silk Road)
✔2. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (From England to Antarctica and all the suffering they went through, an amazing tale of survival!)
✔3. El cóndor de la pluma dorada (Expansion and fall of the Incan Empire and the rediscovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in the early 20th Century)
✔4. Vision of Eden: the Life and Work of Marianne North (Marianne North, an English woman who travelled the world alone, in the XIX century, to paint all the flora unkown by the Europeans of the time)
✔5. Gorillas in the Mist (Dian Fossey went to the Virunga Mountains in East Africa to study the gorillas, (where nobody had ever been before))
✔6. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest (For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment—and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture.)
✔7. Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
✔8. Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus


message 40: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Regina wrote: "Please sign me up for:
4 Flights
40 Books

0/40 completed

Flight 1: Phrasebook—In Translation

Flight 2: City Guide—London

Flight 3: Connecting Flights—Empire and Immigration

Flight 4: Flights o..."


Regina, I'm going to borrow some of your great flights 😍.
Hope you don't mind 😊


message 41: by Carmen (last edited Jan 03, 2020 09:16AM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Update to message #42

PROGRESS:
BOOKS: 1/60
FLIGHTS: 0/5

FLIGHT 2: GRAND TOUR: UNITED KINGDOM (1/20)
Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1) by Robert Louis Stevenson


message 42: by Rina (last edited Jan 11, 2021 02:42AM) (new)

Rina (rina_p) | 135 comments I'm joining with 2 flights and 20 books.

FIND YOUR FLIGHT CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020


Progress: 12/20

Flight 1 - Location: Alaska
1 - I Know You Remember - Anchorage
2 - The Great Alone - Kaneq (fictional) near Homer
3 - Pandemic
4 -
5 -
6 -

Flight 2 - Subject: Shadowhunters
√ 1 - Clockwork Angel - read: 17 Aug
√ 2 - Clockwork Prince - read: 27 Sep
√ 3 - City of Lost Souls - read: 10 Oct
√ 4 - Clockwork Princess - read: 7 Dec
√ 5 - The Bane Chronicles - read: 29 Nov
√ 6 - The Shadowhunter’s Codex - read: 1 Dec
√ 7 - City of Heavenly Fire - read: 9 Nov
√ 8 - Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy - read: 23 Dec
√ 9 - Lady Midnight - read: 31 Dec
10 - Lord of Shadows
11 - Queen of Air and Darkness
12 - The Red Scrolls of Magic
13 - Ghosts of the Shadow Market
14 - Chain of Gold


message 43: by KaraBeta (new)

KaraBeta | 157 comments Updated msg #19

Progress: 0/4 flights, 1/12 books

Flight 3: Lost Land Of Childhood
Finished:
Ich bin Vincent und ich habe keine Angst by Enne Koens Ich bin Vincent und ich habe keine Angst


message 44: by Carmen (last edited Jan 06, 2020 09:04AM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Update to message #42

PROGRESS:
BOOKS: 2/60
FLIGHTS: 0/5

FLIGHT 2: GRAND TOUR: UNITED KINGDOM (2/20)
Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1) by Robert Louis Stevenson The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Mystery #1) by Margery Allingham


message 45: by Michaela (last edited May 28, 2020 12:52PM) (new)

Michaela | 35 comments Please sign me up for:
4 Flights
15 Books

12/15 Books
4/4 Flights

Flight 1: Europe
1. The Song of Achilles => Greece
2. Bear Necessity => England
3. A Summer to Remember => England
4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine => England
5. Holiday Cottage By The Sea => England
6.
7.

Flight 2: America
1. Have you seen Luis Velez?
2. Christmas Ever After
3. Beach Read
4. Royal Blue
5. Verity

Flight 3: Asia
1. The Braid => India
2.

Flight 4: Australia
1. The Sea Sisters


message 46: by Carmen (last edited Jan 05, 2020 01:22PM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Update to message #42

PROGRESS:
BOOKS: 3/60
FLIGHTS: 0/5

FLIGHT 3: BRANCHING OUT (1/5)
Escalera para Electra by Aída Cartagena Portalatín


message 47: by Carmen (last edited Jan 06, 2020 03:07PM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Update to message #42

PROGRESS:
BOOKS: 5/60
FLIGHTS: 0/5

FLIGHT 2: GRAND TOUR: UNITED KINGDOM (4/20)

Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1) by Robert Louis Stevenson The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Mystery #1) by Margery Allingham Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12) by Agatha Christie A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh


message 48: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6795 comments Welcome to the challenge everyone! Great job to everyone who's already completed their first book (and some who have been flying high with their reading!)!


message 49: by Tara (new)

Tara (ptaradactyl816) | 259 comments Megan, thank you for being our pilot :)

message 18 updated! 1/50 NYC books read!


message 50: by Carmen (last edited Jan 09, 2020 01:53AM) (new)

Carmen | 5047 comments Update to message #42

PROGRESS:
BOOKS: 6/60
FLIGHTS: 0/5

FLIGHT 1: PHRASEBOOKS: IN TRANSLATION (1/20)
1. French-Spanish
Nuestra Señora de París by Victor Hugo


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