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message 1: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Aug 16, 2011 09:20PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Africa
Sudan
Algeria


Asia (Asia and Middle East)
Asia - China
Asia - Philippines
Asia - Indonesia
Asia - Vietnam
Asia - Hong Kong

Middle East - Israel

Antarctica
Antarctica

Europe
France
Ireland
England
Turkey
Switzerland
Albania
Moldova
Lithuania
Kosovo
Macedonia
Romania
Germany
Cyprus
Russia
Hungary
Slovakia


North America
Mexico
USA (all 50 states + D.C.)


Oceania
Australia

South America (Caribbean and Latin America)
Caribbean - Dominca
Latin America - Chile

My google map


message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Welcome to the challenge!


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Thanks Diane. Now I just have to read something located in the USA so I can start logging my books!


message 4: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Jan 16, 2011 09:47AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Starting in the USA...
New Hampshire
Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult

Also...
Europe: France
Chocolat - Joanne Harris

Europe: Ireland
The Dead - James Joyce

Oceania: Australia
Pobby and Dingan - Ben Rice

Regions: 3
Countries: 3
States: 1
Books: 4



message 5: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited May 13, 2011 03:11PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: England
The Affinity Bridge - George Mann

Asia: China
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie

USA: Iowa
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson

Antarctica
The White Darkness - Geraldine McCaughrean

Regions: 5
Countries: 6
States: 2
Books: 8



message 6: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Feb 24, 2011 09:03PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Ohio
North by Night - Katherine Ayres

USA: Maryland
Kindred - Octavia E. Butler

USA: Illinois
Maud Martha - Gwendolyn Brooks

USA: Pennsylvania
Black Girl/White Girl - Joyce Carol Oates

USA: Nevada
The Art of Disappearing - Ivy Pochoda
5 Star book. And I don't say that very often.

Regions: 5
Countries: 6
States: 7
Books: 13



message 7: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 20, 2011 04:37AM) (new)


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Africa: Sudan
Standing at the Crossroads - Charles Davis

Asia: Philippines
Banana Heart Summer - Merlinda Bobis

USA: Alaska
Drop City - T.C. Boyle

Regions: 6
Countries: 8
States: 13
Books: 21



message 9: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Mar 05, 2011 08:04PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Turkey
The Oracle of Stamboul - Michael David Lukas

Europe: Switzerland
Transparent Things - Vladimir Nabokov

Europe: Albania
Broken April - Ismail Kadare

Europe: Moldova
Stella's Sisters - Philip Cameron

Regions: 6
Countries: 12
States: 13
Books: 25



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Hawaii
East Wind, Rain - Caroline Paul

South America/Caribbean: Dominica
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys

South America/Latin America: Chile
Easter Island - Jennifer Vanderbes

Regions: 8
Countries: 14
States: 14
Books: 28



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Louisiana
The Awakening - Kate Chopin

USA: Delaware
Hawkes Harbor - S.E. Hinton

USA: Arkansas
Fallen Angels - Patricia Hickman

Regions: 8
Countries: 14
States: 17
Books: 31



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Colorado
The Mirror - Marlys Millhiser

USA: California
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

USA: Tennessee
The Diary of Trilby Frost - Dianne Glaser

Regions: 8
Countries: 14
States: 20
Books: 34



message 13: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Mar 31, 2011 11:12AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Asia: Indonesia
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad

USA: Missouri
The Moonflower Vine - Jetta Carleton

USA: Kansas
Doc - Mary Doria Russell

Regions: 8
Countries: 15
States: 22
Books: 37



message 14: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 06, 2011 09:12AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Minnesota
Tam Lin - Pamela Dean

USA: Idaho
Sweetwater Burning - Heather Sharfeddin

USA: Georgia
Sabbath Creek - Judson Mitcham

Regions: 8
Countries: 15
States: 25
Books: 40


Halfway there...woohoo! :)


message 15: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited May 13, 2011 03:12PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Massachusetts
The Red Garden - Alice Hoffman

USA: Nebraska
The Magician's Assistant - Ann Patchett

Europe: Lithuania
Vilnius Poker - Ričardas Gavelis

Regions: 8
Countries: 16
States: 27
Books: 43



message 16: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 17, 2011 07:16PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Kosovo
The Day of the Pelican - Katherine Paterson

Europe: Macedonia
The Internationals - Sarah May

These were interesting books to read back-to-back, as both stories involve the Kosovo War in 1999. The first is a YA book about a young girl and her family who flee Kosovo. The second is about politicians in Macedonia and how they dealt with opening their borders to refugees from Kosovo, and the volunteers who worked at the refugee camps.

"The Day of the Pelican" is written by the Newbery winning author of "Bridge to Terabithia." While it's not the best the book I've read by her, it was enjoyable.

"The Internationals" seems like it's a rather obscure book, but it was longlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize, so it's not completely off the radar.

Regions: 8
Countries: 18
States: 27
Books: 45



message 17: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Europe: Kosovo
The Day of the Pelican - Katherine Paterson

Europe: Macedonia
The Internationals - Sarah May

These were interesting book..."


Great finds!


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Diane wrote: "Great finds!"

Thanks Diane! I think part of the fun of this challenge is hunting down the books. :)


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Romania
Coming from an Off-Key Time - Bogdan Suceava

USA: Washington
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford

USA: Kentucky
Shadow of Ashland - Terence M. Green

Regions: 8
Countries: 19
States: 29
Books: 48



message 20: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 25, 2011 06:44AM) (new)


message 21: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 30, 2011 06:02AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Montana
How to Be Lost - Amanda Eyre Ward

USA: Vermont
Secrets of Eden - Chris Bohjalian

Regions: 8
Countries: 19
States: 34
Books: 53



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: New Mexico
The Night Journal - Elizabeth Crook

USA: Utah
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.

USA: Maine
The Weight of Water - Anita Shreve

Regions: 8
Countries: 19
States: 37
Books: 56



message 23: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited May 13, 2011 03:13PM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Texas
Cloudy in the West - Elmer Kelton

USA: Wisconsin
The Short History of a Prince - Jane Hamilton

USA: West Virginia
Lark and Termite - Jayne Anne Phillips
This was such a good book. I'm debating on whether to rate it a 4 or a 5...


Regions: 8
Countries: 19
States: 40
Books: 59



message 24: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited May 31, 2011 07:25AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Germany
Blindness of the Heart by Julia Franck

USA: Michigan
The Art Student's War by Brad Leithauser


Regions: 8
Countries: 20
States: 41
Books: 61



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) I've been doing quite a few repeats but finally have somewhere new!

Europe: Cyprus
Small Wars by Sadie Jones

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 41
Books: 62



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Indiana
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

USA: North Carolina
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 43
Books: 64



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: South Carolina
Trouble the Water by Nicole A. Seitz

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 44
Books: 65



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Mississippi
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

USA: Oregon
The Fields Of Eden by Richard S. Wheeler

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 46
Books: 67



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Arizona
These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

USA: North Dakota
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 48
Books: 69



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Wyoming
Heart Mountain by Gretel Ehrlich

USA: D.C.
A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne

Regions: 8
Countries: 21
States: 50
Books: 71


Because I included D.C. I still have one book to read to complete all the states.


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Africa: Algeria
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Regions: 8
Countries: 22
States: 50
Books: 72



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Middle East: Israel
Wandering Star by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Regions: 9
Countries: 23
States: 50
Books: 73



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Asia: Vietnam
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

Regions: 9
Countries: 24
States: 50
Books: 74



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) USA: Connecticut
The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper

Regions: 9
Countries: 24
States: 51
Books: 75



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) North America: Mexico
The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

Europe: Russia
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky

Regions: 9
Countries: 26
States: 51
Books: 77



message 36: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Aug 13, 2011 08:16AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Hungary
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb

Regions: 9
Countries: 27
States: 51
Books: 78



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Asia: Hong Kong
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam

Regions: 9
Countries: 28
States: 51
Books: 79



message 38: by Jayme VA (last edited Aug 15, 2011 03:56PM) (new)

Jayme VA | 164 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Asia: Hong Kong
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam


That looks really interesting. Did you enjoy it?


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Jayme VA wrote: "Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Asia: Hong Kong The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam That looks really interesting. Did you enjoy it?"

I rated it 2 Stars. Here's the review I wrote:

Big huge massive DISAPPOINTMENT! Betty has had this amazing life - growing up in China, spending time in the Japanese internment camps, a career in espionage. Do we get to read about any of that? NO! The book begins when she is 28 years old and newly engaged to Filth. There's no back story at all. Just the vaguest hints of what her life was like in the 27 years Before Filth.

And so all it is, is this vague boring story. There's very little plot and virtually no character development.

Filth and Betty don't really know each other, but they decide to get married for some reason, and once they're married there really isn't a relationship because Filth is always away on business. Betty supposedly has an affair with Filth's career rival, Veneering, but it's all kind of distant and obscure and you're never really quite sure if there was an affair or not. And Filth becomes a famous lawyer, and they're ridiculously rich, and they live in Hong Kong, and they live in England, and Betty plants tulips. The End.

Reading "The Man in the Wooden Hat" is kind of like eating celery. It's not exactly bad, but it would be a whole lot better if you had the ingredients to make Ants on a Log (celery stuffed with cream cheese and garnished with raisins).


message 40: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 164 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Jayme VA wrote: "Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Asia: Hong Kong The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam That looks really interesting. Did you enjoy it?"

I rated it ..."


Thanks for sharing- I'm glad I read your review before spending time on this book!


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Jayme VA wrote: "Thanks for sharing- I'm glad I read your review before spending time on this book!"

Other reviewers have liked it, so you might. But me? Not so much.


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Europe: Slovakia
Zoli by Colum McCann

Regions: 9
Countries: 29
States: 51
Books: 80



Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) DONE!

Ok, it's not an "official complete" because even though I read 80 books, I didn't cover 80 countries. But I'm calling it finished. :)

I'm looking forward to starting again in October!


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