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message 1: by Zaz, Mood Minion (last edited Apr 27, 2015 07:45AM) (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
Week 13: a book set in a different country
March 26 - April 1, 2015

It's time to discover new countries. Would you succeed to travel around the world in 7 days? Maybe not, so just one country will be fine ;)

How to Create a Topic:
1. Create a topic in the appropriate folder using your book's author and title (Title by Author). Link your book with the "This topic is about" feature.

2. In the body of your post, comment about why you chose this book. Have you read it before? What are your expectations?

3. Feel free to use the thread as a way to update the group on your progress. Also, when you are finished reading, add a small review and your thoughts about the week's challenge.

4. Comment on everyone else's posts as well! Participation and group involvement will make this challenge so much fun!

**If you chose the same book as another group member for the same week, do not create a duplicate thread.**

Week 13 ideas:
General lists:
Set in Foreign Countries (Goodreads, list)
Novels set in other countries (Goodreads, list)
By countries:
Read great stories set in different countries around the world (Amazon, listmania)
List of Fiction Books by European Setting (Librarything, european challenge)
A Year of Reading the World (196 countries, blog)
Around the World in 80 Books Reading Challenge (blog)

Countries the group is visiting:

And the Mountains Echoed

The Namesake
An Abundance of Katherines
The Year She Left Us
The Fiery Cross
Cold Mountain

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
The Rosie Project
The Light Between Oceans
Dangerous Games
Salechii: A Shark Park

In the Shadow of the Banyan

A Tale for the Time Being

The Painted Veil

Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World

The Sound of Language

The Queen's Handmaid

Death Comes to Pemberley
Caleb Williams
The One You Love
Sarum: The Novel of England
The Paying Guests
Private London
The Looking Glass Wars
The Physician
Ayoade on Ayoade
I Remember You

Cutting for Stone

The Finnish Line
The Summer Book

Sarah's Key
The Dud Avocado
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
The Paris Architect
Guillotine: The Timbers of Justice
The Day of the Jackal

The Book Thief

The Mango Season
The Jungle Book
Private India
The Hungry Tide


The Yellow Birds

In the Woods
Tara Road

Eat, Pray, Love (+Indonesia and India)
Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily

A Tale for the Time Being
The Tale of Genji
Battle Royale

The Dinner

New Guinea

New Zealand
Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Anna Karenina

Hanna's Daughters

The Tempting of Thomas Carrick

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
The Angel's Game

Abyssinian Chronicles

The Winter Witch

We Need New Names

message 2: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments This is the week I'm most excited about so far! I'm going to Indonesia.

I'm promoting Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal. It's set in the Philippines and it's really good.

message 3: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) I've wanted to go to New Zealand my whole life, so I think I'll choose a book from there for this week, if anybody has a good suggestion...

message 4: by Jenna (last edited Feb 02, 2015 07:25PM) (new)

Jenna (jennywatts) Sophie wrote: "I've wanted to go to New Zealand my whole life, so I think I'll choose a book from there for this week, if anybody has a good suggestion..."

Hi Sophie! I've always wanted to go there too. It so happens two of my favorite authors are from there! I am not sure if they are your cup of tea, but you can check them out:

Katherine Mansfield - I suggest The Garden Party and other stories. Important Modernist short story writer from NZ, book is on "1001 Books To Read Before You Die" list if you care about that! The Garden Party and Other Stories

Janet Frame - I suggest An Angel At My Table, second volume in her highly regarded three volume autobiography considered a masterpiece of memoir. Frame grew up on a farm in NZ and was a shy, sensitive artist who ended up being mistakenly diagnosed as schizophrenic and institutionalized. An Angel at my Table

Good luck with whatever you read! :-)

message 5: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
Feel free to post your book and country here, I'll update the 1st post with the group travels :)

message 6: by QS (new)

QS (yodepalma) | 42 comments Well, I'm taking a gothic lit class this semester, so rather than add on another book to this time period (right before finals), I'll just use the book I'll be finish up during this week for the class: Caleb Williams by William Godwin. It looks like it's set in England. I had been hoping to find a fantasy or sci-fi novel set pretty much anywhere but the US, but this makes life much easier on me. :)

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Lora (misplacedselchie) | 347 comments I am planning on Anna Karenina. Wish me luck! lol

message 8: by Saeed (new)

Saeed other country compared to what? my own?

message 9: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
A book set in another country than yours.

message 10: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments Saeed wrote: "other country compared to what? my own?"

To make it even more challenging, try choosing a country you've never read about either.

message 11: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
I'm deciding between Wave, Secret Daughter, and Skeletons at the Feast

I guess I'll choose when the week comes, unless anyone as some feedback for any of them!

message 12: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I picked up Tara Road at the library to read. So I'm off to Ireland!

message 13: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
The list in the 1st post is growing very nicely :)

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