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WINTER CHALLENGE 2011: EARTH > 10.5 - It’s Summer Somewhere

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 26, 2011 03:23PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
10.5 It’s Summer Somewhere: Let's warm up! Read a book that is set in the southern hemisphere OR one that takes place during the summer. These maps might help: Hemisphere Map, African Map, South American Map. As long as part of a country is in the Southern Hemisphere (ex: Kenya, Columbia, Brazil, etc), it can be used for this task. Required: State how the book fits the task if it is not obvious from the Goodreads description.


message 2: by Kristina Simon (last edited Dec 14, 2011 06:52AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Approved:
King Solomon's Mines - set in South Africa
I Am the Messenger - set in Australia
Shadowed Summer - takes place during the summer
A Separate Peace - set during the summer

These won't work:
She
Half of a Yellow Sun - set in Nigeria
Heart of Steel - set in Morocco
The Twentieth Wife - set in India


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

She Would this book work?


message 4: by April (new)

April Will The Twentieth Wife work? I'm pretty sure it's set entirely in India


message 5: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 436 comments April wrote: "Will The Twentieth Wife work? I'm pretty sure it's set entirely in India"

I think the entirety of India is located in the Northern Hemisphere.


message 6: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Just wanted to check and see if King Solomon's Mines will work?


message 7: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments Just throwing out a suggestion: From our AUSTRALIA challenge -- I bet there are some good suggestions, if you scroll down that those Task Help threads.


message 8: by Meghanly (new)

Meghanly | 325 comments I was just writing to check that Australia counted, siince it wasn't mentioned in the description. I am planning to read I Am the Messenger, which is set in Australia. Hoping this will work!


message 9: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15613 comments Mod
Take a look at post 2 in the help thread for 5.2 this season - http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/6....


message 10: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
★Meghan★ wrote: "Just wanted to check and see if King Solomon's Mines will work?"

Yes, this works. It appears to be set in South Africa.


message 11: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Meghanly wrote: "I was just writing to check that Australia counted, siince it wasn't mentioned in the description. I am planning to read I Am the Messenger, which is set in Australia. Hoping this will..."

Australia definitely works. It lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.


message 12: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
☆Rebecca G. wrote: "She Would this book work?"

Sorry, Rebecca. I don't think this one is going to work. All I can find about the setting is that it's set in a a fictitious African lost city. Since most of Africa lies in the Northern Hemisphere, I would need more information to approve this one. If you find a source with that information, feel free to post it here and I'll revisit that decision.


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:) I'll just switch mine to King Solomon's Mines, didn't really think about that one and it's on my TBR :)


message 14: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 903 comments Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell okay?


message 15: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Anomander wrote: "Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchellokay?"

Yes, that works.


message 16: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) Would Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer as part of the book is set in Rio?


message 17: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments How about Stolen: A Letter to My Captor work? It is set in Australia.


message 18: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Jade wrote: "Would Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer as part of the book is set in Rio?"

Brazil works.


message 19: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Kathryn CA wrote: "How about Stolen: A Letter to My Captor work? It is set in Australia."

Yes. Australia works.


message 20: by Robin (new)

Robin (rgage) | 192 comments since you said it has to take place in the southern hemisphere OR during the summer does that mean a book set anywhere as long as it's summer will work?
For example Dead is So Last Year by Marlene Perez.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (moragepona) | 124 comments kind of along the lines of Robin's question, that OR part, would "The Summer I turned pretty" work, as that's set during the summer...?


message 22: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 26, 2011 03:11PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Robin wrote: "since you said it has to take place in the southern hemisphere OR during the summer does that mean a book set anywhere as long as it's summer will work?
For example Dead is So Last Year by Marlene..."


Correct. The book can be set anywhere in the world if it is set during the summer. So Dead Is So Last Year will work. And so will The Summer I Turned Pretty.


message 23: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments I am so glad you guys asked that because I missed the OR. lol, I thought it had to be in the Southern Hemisphere and during summer. lol, that clarification just made the task so much easier.


message 24: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Kathryn CA wrote: "I am so glad you guys asked that because I missed the OR. lol, I thought it had to be in the Southern Hemisphere and during summer. lol, that clarification just made the task so much easier."

You're probably not the only one. I bolded and capitalized the OR, just in case. Thanks for pointing out that you missed it ;-)!


message 25: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I totally didn't even see the set during the summer part of the task... I just thought they had to be in the Southern Hemisphere.


message 26: by Darlene (new)

Darlene | 37 comments This one takes place in Morocco. Does that work?

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2) by Meljean Brook


message 27: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Darlene wrote: "This one takes place in Morocco. Does that work?

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2) by Meljean Brook"


No, sorry, Morocco lies north of the equator.


message 29: by Darlene (new)

Darlene | 37 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Darlene wrote: "This one takes place in Morocco. Does that work?

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2) by Meljean Brook"

No, sorry, Morocco lies north of the equator."


Oh, boy, my geography is rusty! LOL!!


message 30: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Would Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie be ok?"

Biafra was in south-eastern Nigeria. Nigeria is north of the equator. So, sorry, this one won't work.


message 31: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1644 comments I was just looking at:

The Dovekeepersand it is set on a desert mountain, but not in the Southern Hemisphere. I can't tell if it's summer, but does the desert setting make it ok? If not, I have another one that fits, so I'm just checking.


message 32: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2052 comments Helliconia Summer

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliconia

The Helliconia Trilogy is a series of science fiction books by Brian Aldiss, set on the Earth-like planet Helliconia. It is an epic chronicling the rise and fall of a civilization over more than a thousand years as the planet progresses through its incredibly long seasons, which last for centuries.


Book #2 is Helliconia Summer which takes place during the "summer" heating centuries of the planet.

Would this count as "takes place during the summer"? Thanks


message 33: by Bea (new)

Bea | 3815 comments I just checked GR for A Separate Peace which I had planned to read for this task. GR description did not say anything that indicated summer but the back cover of my copy of the book says "What happened between them (Gene and Phineas) at school one summer during the early years of World War II is the subject of A SEPARATE PEACE."

May I use this book for this task?


message 34: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Karen GHHS wrote: "I was just looking at:

The Dovekeepersand it is set on a desert mountain, but not in the Southern Hemisphere. I can't tell if it's summer, but does the desert setting make it ok? I..."


No, sorry, desert won't work (unless you find out that it's summer in the desert).


message 35: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Deedee wrote: "Helliconia Summer

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliconia

The Helliconia Trilogy is a series of science fiction books by Brian Aldiss, set on the Earth-like planet Helliconia..."


That will work. You might want to explain it when you claim the book, though. The GRs description doesn't make it all that clear as to what's goining on.


message 36: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Bea wrote: "I just checked GR for A Separate Peace which I had planned to read for this task. GR description did not say anything that indicated summer but the back cover of my copy of the book s..."

The edition you linked to has exactly that wording in the GRs description. Yes, it will work.


message 37: by Bea (new)

Bea | 3815 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Bea wrote: "I just checked GR for A Separate Peace which I had planned to read for this task. GR description did not say anything that indicated summer but the back cover of my copy o..."

Oh! I linked to it because the cover was the same but had previously just looked at any edition for the description. Never occurred to me the descriptions would be different. THANKS!


message 38: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot I'm looking forward to reading a book set in Borneo for this challenge, just as something different!


message 39: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments I was planning on reading Up Over Down Under, but found out when I got it from the library that only half of it takes place in Australia. The other takes place in Washington D.C. Will it work if half of the book takes place in the southern hemisphere?


message 40: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Stacie wrote: "I was planning on reading Up Over Down Under, but found out when I got it from the library that only half of it takes place in Australia. The other takes place in Washington D.C. Wi..."

Yes. As long as at least half the book is set in the southern hemisphere, it'll work.


message 41: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 903 comments Would Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch, #1) by Kimberly Frost work?


message 42: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10780 comments Mod
Midu wrote: "Would Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch, #1) by Kimberly Frost work?"

Sorry, I don't see a mention of the time of year this book takes place in the GRs description. Does it take place during the summer?

Otherwise, it looks like the setting is the southern United States which is firmly in the northern hemisphere. So it won't work for that option.....


message 43: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 903 comments Thanks, Kristi!


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