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message 51: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 76. Middle East: Yemen - A Winter in Arabia by Freya Stark

77. Europe: Slovenia - Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

78. Middle East: Oman - The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands by Nicholas Clapp


message 52: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 79. Africa: Libya - In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar


message 54: by Madeline (new)

Madeline | 293 comments Congrats Diane! Another finished with still a quarter of the year to go :O . I'm envious! :)


message 57: by Diane (last edited Jul 11, 2010 10:58AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 83. Europe: Finland: The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna.


message 58: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 84. Latin America: Colombia: Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez.


message 59: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 85. Caribbean: Trinidad: The Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace.


message 60: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 86. Africa: Gabon- Batouala by René Maran.


message 61: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 87. Africa: Malawi - The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis.


message 62: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 88. Oceania: Tonga - A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga: Stories by Julia Whitty (8/1)
89. Asia: Sri Lanka - Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje (8/3)


message 63: by Diane (last edited Sep 04, 2010 05:15AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments Well, I read The Dark Lady from Belorusse: A Memoir for Belarus, but most of it takes place in NY. Fortunately, it was a short book and I was able to use it for another challenge. So, I read:

90. Europe: Belarus - The Belarusian Cookbook by Alexander Bely. (8/31)


message 64: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 91. Asia: Singapore - Singapore Transfer by Wayne Warga.


message 65: by Diane (last edited Sep 07, 2010 07:08PM) (new)


message 67: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 94. Asia: South Korea - Echoes of the White Giraffe by Sook Nyul Choi.


message 69: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 96. Africa: Algeria - Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren.


message 70: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 97. Latin America: Guyana - Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo.


message 71: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments Well, I had really hoped to reach 100, but didn't quite make it.

98. Latin America: Suriname - Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn. (9/14)

99. Latin America: Belize - Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani by Rosita Arvigo. (9/15)


message 72: by Liz (new)

Liz Great job Diane! I'm really impressed!


message 73: by Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (last edited Sep 21, 2010 02:59PM) (new)

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (ListObsessed) | 317 comments Diane wrote: 98. Latin America: Suriname - Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn. (9/14"

Oooh I read this recently but my ed wasn't 100 pages so I didn't think I could claim it.. but if their are other editions out there that are I'm definitely counting it! (Mine DID have really small writing!) lol


message 74: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments Tanya wrote: "Diane wrote: 98. Latin America: Suriname - Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn. (9/14"

Oooh I read this recently but my ed wasn't 100 pages so I didn't think I..."


Most of the editions are greater than 100 pages. Mine had over 200. Definitely count it!


message 75: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments Launching from the U.S.:

1. North America: USA: New Jersey: High Five by Janet Evanovich.

2. Europe: France: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

3. Oceania: Tonga: The Other Side of Heaven by John H. Groberg.

Regions: 3
Countries: 3
States: 1
Countries since Sept. 2009: 99
States since Sept. 2009: 28


message 76: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 4. Middle East: Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.

Regions: 4
Countries: 4
States: 1
Countries since Sept. 2009: 100
States since Sept. 2009: 28


message 77: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 5. Latin America: Costa Rica: The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion.

Regions: 5
Countries: 5
States: 1
Countries since Sept. 2009: 101
States since Sept. 2009: 28


message 78: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:08AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #2:
Missouri: Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg.

Regions: 5
Countries: 5
States: 2
Countries since Sept. 2009: 101
States since Sept. 2009: 29


message 79: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:08AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #3
Washington: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Regions: 5
Countries: 5
States: 3
Countries since Sept. 2009: 101
States since Sept. 2009: 30


message 80: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:08AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 6. Caribbean - Puerto Rico: When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.

Regions: 6
Countries: 6
States: 3
Countries since Sept. 2009: 102
States since Sept. 2009: 30


message 81: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #4: Rhode Island: Francesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli.

Regions: 6
Countries: 6
States: 4
Countries since Sept. 2009: 102
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 82: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 7. Europe: Scotland - The 39 Steps by John Buchan.
8. Europe: Poland - Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman.

Regions: 6
Countries: 8
States: 4
Countries since Sept. 2009: 102
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 83: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #5: Massachusetts: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.

Regions: 6
Countries: 8
States: 5
Countries since Sept. 2009: 102
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 84: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 9. Europe: England: Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville.

10. Middle East: Jordan: Honor Lost : Love and Death in Modern Day Jordan by Norma Khouri.

Regions: 6
Countries: 10
States: 5
Countries since Sept. 2009: 103
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 85: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #6: California: A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton.

Regions: 6
Countries: 10
States: 6
Countries since Sept. 2009: 103
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 86: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 11. Africa: Burundi - The Wild Boy of Burundi: A study of an outcast child by Harlan L. Lane.

12. Latin America: Ecuador - The Evolution of Jane by Cathleen Schine.

Regions: 7
Countries: 12
States: 6
Countries since Sept. 2009: 105
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 87: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #7: New York - Once on this River by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. I was hoping to count this as Madagascar, but it ended up being primarily set in NY. Oh well.

Regions: 7
Countries: 12
States: 7
Countries since Sept. 2009: 105
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 88: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 609 comments if you don't mind romance - Hot Ice- Nora roberts keeps showing up on lists for Masagascar, I haven't read it yet, but I have it on the pile


message 89: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "if you don't mind romance - Hot Ice- Nora roberts keeps showing up on lists for Masagascar, I haven't read it yet, but I have it on the pile"

Cool. It is a hard country to find as a setting for books.


message 90: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 13. Europe: Croatia - April Fool's Day by Josip Novakovich.

Regions: 7
Countries: 13
States: 7
Countries since Sept. 2009: 106
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 91: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 14. Africa: Kenya - Out of Africa by Karen Blixen.

Regions: 7
Countries: 14
States: 7
Countries since Sept. 2009: 107
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 92: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 15. Europe: Spain - Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca.

Regions: 7
Countries: 15
States: 7
Countries since Sept. 2009: 107
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 93: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 16. Caribbean: Bahamas - A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett.

Regions: 7
Countries: 16
States: 7
Countries since Sept. 2009: 108
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 94: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #8: North Carolina - Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks.

Regions: 7
Countries: 16
States: 8
Countries since Sept. 2009: 108
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 95: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:06AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 17. Europe: Italy - The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole.
18. Africa: Ethiopia - Rasselas by Samuel Johnson.
19. Africa: Senegal - So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ.

Regions: 7
Countries: 19
States: 8
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 109
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 96: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 20. Caribbean: Haiti - Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat.

Regions: 7
Countries: 20
States: 8
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 110
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 97: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 21. Asia: Georgia - A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov.

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 8
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 111
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 98: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments State #9 Georgia - Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.

Interesting that the last two are both Georgias.

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 9
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 111
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 99: by Diane (last edited Dec 29, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Diane | 464 comments 22. Africa: Sierra Leone - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

Regions: 8
Countries: 22
States: 9
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 112
States since Sept. 2009: 31


message 100: by Diane (new)

Diane | 464 comments 23. Europe: Bosnia-Herzigovina - Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović.

Regions: 8
Countries: 23
States: 9
Regions since Sept. 2009: 9
Countries since Sept. 2009: 113
States since Sept. 2009: 31


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