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message 1: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments I am starting late, but inspired to read around the world in 80 books. I will begin in America as required and then who knows! I will attempt to put together a list this coming week.


message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Welcome to the challenge Linda!


message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 616 comments welcome Linda!! have fun!! i'm loving this challenge so far and already thinking about next year and trying the trekker version!


message 4: by LindaD (last edited May 04, 2011 09:49AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments Thanks for creating this challenge, Diane!!


1.Listen by Rene Gutteridge (North America) United States 3/1/11

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message 5: by LindaD (last edited Sep 29, 2011 07:09PM) (new)


message 6: by LindaD (last edited Jun 07, 2011 07:53AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 50 states challenge: 7/50


1. Alabama:
2. Alaska:
3. Arizona:
4. Arkansas:
5. California: Crush by Alan Jacobson
6. Colorado:
7. Connecticut:
8. Delaware:
9. Florida:
10. Georgia: Save as Draft by Cavanaugh Lee
11. Hawaii:
12. Idaho:
13. Illinois:
14. Indiana:
15. Iowa:
16. Kansas:
17. Kentucky:
18. Louisiana:
19. Maine:
20. Maryland:
21. Massachusetts:
22. Michigan:
23. Minnesota:
24. Mississippi:
25. Missouri:
26. Montana:
27. Nebraska:
28. Nevada:
29. New Hampshire:
30. New Jersey: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
31. New Mexico:
32. New York:
33. North Carolina:
34. North Dakota:
35. Ohio:
36. Oklahoma:
37. Oregon:
38. Pennsylvania:
39. Rhode Island:
40. South Carolina:
41. South Dakota:
42. Tennessee:
43. Texas: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
44. Utah:
45. Vermont:
46. Virginia: Sleep in Me by Jon Pineda
47. Washington:
48. West Virginia:
49. Wisconsin: The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
50. Wyoming:
* District of Columbia: Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy


message 7: by LindaD (last edited Sep 29, 2011 06:55PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments A-Z countries challenge books: 19/25
This is a list of books I will read for the challenge in no particular order. I will put the date completed when I finish each one.


America - Listen by Rene Gutteridge 3/1/11
Bosnia - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks 3/9/11
China - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 3/19/11
Dominican Republic - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz 5/3/11
Estonia - Purge by Sofi Oksanen 8/10/11
France The Matchmaker of Périgord by Julia Stuart 9/29/11
Greece In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda 8/16/11
H
Iran - Protect And Defend by Vince Flynn 3/16/11
Japan - The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima 6/27/11
Kenya - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton 4/5/11
Libya In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar 9/22/11
Mexico - Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead 7/14/11
Nigeria - Little Bee by Chris Cleave 5/29/11
O
Poland - The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman 8/11/11
Q
R
Scotland - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 4/18/11
Turkey - The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak 5/18/11
Uruguay - The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis 5/4/11
Vietnam - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien 3/10/11
W
Yemen - I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali6/13/11
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message 8: by LindaD (last edited May 04, 2011 09:48AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 2.The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen(Europe) United Kingdom 3/3/11



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message 9: by LindaD (last edited Mar 23, 2011 03:35PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 3. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Europe) Bosnia and Herzegovina 3/9/11


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message 10: by LindaD (last edited Mar 23, 2011 03:35PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 4. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien(Asia) Vietnam 3/10/11


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message 11: by LindaD (last edited Mar 23, 2011 03:34PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 5. Protect And Defend by Vince Flynn(Middle East)Iran 3/16/11


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message 13: by LindaD (last edited Mar 23, 2011 03:34PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 6. The Quiet Girl: A Novel by Peter Høeg (Europe) Denmark 3/24/11


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message 14: by LindaD (last edited May 18, 2011 06:01PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (Europe) Sweden 10/15/10


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message 15: by LindaD (last edited Mar 28, 2011 10:35AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 8. The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven by Joseph Caldwell (Europe) Ireland 3/28/11


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message 16: by LindaD (last edited May 02, 2011 09:07AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 9. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Asia) China 3/19/11

I'm not running totals after each post anymore, just one total up at message 5 at the beginning of the thread.


message 17: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 10. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (Australia/Oceania) Australia 3/29/11


message 18: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 11. The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton (Africa) Kenya 4/5/11


message 19: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 12. Outlander byDiana Gabaldon (Europe) Scotland 4/18/11


message 20: by LindaD (last edited May 04, 2011 09:48AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 13. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Caribbean) Dominican Republic 5/3/11


message 21: by LindaD (last edited May 18, 2011 05:38PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 14. The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis (Latin America) Uruguay 5/4/11

Loved this book!


I have reached the 8 regions with this book!


message 22: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 164 comments Linda wrote: "14. The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis (Latin America) Uruguay 5/4/11

Loved this book!"


Looks like a great book. I may move it up my to-read list.


message 23: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 15. The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (Middle East) Turkey 5/18/11


message 24: by LindaD (last edited May 29, 2011 07:38PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 16. Lambrusco--Collector's and Library Edition by Ellen Cooney (Europe) Italy 5/20/11

17. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Africa) Nigeria 5/29/11


message 25: by LindaD (last edited Jun 18, 2011 05:48PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 18. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali (Middle East) Yemen 6/13/11


message 26: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments waaaaaaayyyyyy behind, better get crackin'!! some smaller books are coming up!


message 27: by LindaD (last edited Jun 19, 2011 04:16PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 19. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Middle East) Afghanistan 6/19/11


message 28: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 20. The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers (Africa) Democratic Republic of Congo 6/25/11


message 29: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 164 comments Linda wrote: "20. The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers (Africa) Democratic Republic of Congo 6/25/11"

Hi Linda,
This looks interesting. Did you enjoy it?


message 30: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 21. The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima (Asia) Japan 6/27/11


message 31: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments Jayme VA wrote: "Linda wrote: "20. The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers (Africa) Democratic Republic of Congo 6/25/11"

Hi Linda,
This looks interesting. Did you enjoy it?"


I laughed more than I expected. I think they had to include humor to balance the sadness and harsh reality of the events. I really enjoyed it.


message 32: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 164 comments Linda wrote: "Jayme VA wrote: "Linda wrote: "20. The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers (Africa) Democratic Republic of Congo 6/25/11"

Hi Linda,
This looks interesting. Did you e..."


That sounds interesting- I'll have to add it to the pile. Thanks!


message 33: by LindaD (last edited Jul 13, 2011 08:02AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 22. The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum (Europe) Switzerland 7/13/11


message 34: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 23. Dancing to "Almendra": A Novel by Mayra Montero (Caribbean) Cuba 7/14/11


message 35: by LindaD (last edited Jul 29, 2011 06:50PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 24. Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead (North America) Mexico 7/14/11


message 36: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 25. Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle by Dorothy Gilman (Asia) Thailand 7/27/11


message 37: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 26. The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine (Asia) India 7/28/11


message 38: by LindaD (last edited Aug 16, 2011 04:00PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 28. The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman (Europe) Poland 8/11/11


message 39: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 27. Purge by Sofi Oksanen (Europe) Estonia 8/10/11


message 40: by Susanna (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) What did you think of Purge?


message 41: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 616 comments yeah - I have purge in the pile - would be interested to hear what you thought


message 42: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Me, too. Looks interesting.


message 43: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments Interesting and sad. I thought of Misery a little as I read it, Some crazy, twisted things happen. Some graphic language, but not an overwhelming amount. I enjoy considering various viewpoints of history, and this was a slice of life that gets overlooked because of the larger war. I would recommend it


message 44: by LindaD (last edited Sep 29, 2011 07:05PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 29.In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (Europe) Greece 8/16/11

this takes place in afghanistan, pakistan, turkey, iran, greece, and italy. I needed a G, so I chose Greece


message 45: by LindaD (last edited Sep 22, 2011 11:19AM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments I have 8 letters left to complete my alphabet in 10 days!! can I do it??? I'm going to try :) That would be 1 of the goals reached. It's been fun anyway

started F (France), finished L for Libya! 7 to go...
have books for Haiti, Qatar, Russsia, Wales,

no O or Z books yet


message 46: by LindaD (last edited Sep 29, 2011 07:05PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 30. In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Africa) Libya 9/22/11


message 47: by LindaD (last edited Sep 29, 2011 07:05PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments 31. The Matchmaker of Périgord by Julia Stuart (Europe) France 9/29/11


message 48: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments OK, on to next years challenges! It's been fun and educational. Thanks again to our fearless leader, Diane for all the work she puts in here!!


message 49: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Linda wrote: "OK, on to next years challenges! It's been fun and educational. Thanks again to our fearless leader, Diane for all the work she puts in here!!"

You're very welcome :)

Great job!


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