Friday, September 25, 2015

Challenge Goal Complete: Travel the World in Books




I started this journey back in 2012 (for 2013).  It was originally sponsored by Stacey over at Have Books, Will Travel as the Around the World in 80 Books Reading Challenge.  But something happened and her blog seems to have gone away. Tanya over at Mom's Small Victories has adopted it in partnership with I’m Lost in Books and Savvy Working Gal and renamed it the Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. They have graciously allowed those of us who had started the journey with Around the World to claim the countries already "booked" and continue our trip from there.


I am currently in my third year of travels and needed a total of 48 books read by the end of this year to meet my goal. I will, of course, keep reading and any books set in foreign locales will be added to the total towards next year's goal of 60 books read.

Here's my list of books read and location:

1. The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime by Michael Sims, ed (11/5/12) [England]
2. The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield [Australia] (11/16/12)
3. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas  [France] (12/15/12)
4. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke [US] (12/19/12) 
5. The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö [Hungary] (1/8/13)  
6. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan [Spain] (2/9/13)  
7. The Perfect Landscape by Ragna Sigurdardottir [Iceland] (3/12/13)
8. The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) by Ethel Lina White [takes place on train ride through the "Balkans" which could conceivable be part of several countries. I have arbitrarily decided that the bulk of the action takes place in Bulgaria] (3/17/13) 
9. The African Queen by C. S. Forester [Tanzania] (4/6/13)
    Death in Zanzibar by M. M. Kaye [Tanzania] (6/25/13)
 
10. Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen [Argentina] (4/30/13)   
11. The Talking Sparrow Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet [Germany] (5/6/13) 
12. Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon [Wales] (5/18/13)  
13. Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon [Ireland] (5/23/13)   
14. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp by Carter Dickson [Egypt] (5/27/13)   
15. Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley [Kenya] (6/8/13)  
16. Devoured by D. E. Meredith [Malaysia (& England)] (6/22/13)

Year One Challenge Goal met! 

17. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov [Russia] (6/23/13)  
18. The Scarlet Macaw by S. P. Hozy [Singapore] (8/10/13)
19. The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb [Italy] (8/17/13)
20. Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen [Denmark] (8/20/13)  
21. Cold Earth by Sarah Moss [Greenland] (10/18/13)  
22. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell [Sweden] (1/5/13)  
23. The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton [Mexico](1/18/14)  
24. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold [Turkey] (2/4/14)  
25. Murder in the Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis [Vatican City] (3/5/14)   
26. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd [Tahiti (French Polynesia)] (3/8/14) 
27. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane [Tangier, Morocco] (4/5/14) 
28. Decoded by Mai Jia [China] (4/5/14) 
29. Gale Warning by Hammon Innes [Norway/Norwegian Sea] (4/15/14) 
30. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Souroudi [Greece] (4/26/14)   
31. 20.12 by Dustin Thomason [Guatemala] (6/6/14) 
32. DeKok & Murder in Ecstasy [Netherlands] (6/27/14)    

Year Two Challenge Goal Met!  

33. The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell [Arctic Circle] (6/29/14)
34. Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason [Monaco] (7/14/14)  
35. The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease [Panama--one of major stops/scenes of action in the sea-faring tale] (7/17/14) 
36. The Dark Ring of Murder by Misa Yamamura [Japan] (11/19/14)   
37. A Dead Man in Trieste by Michael Pearce [Austria] (1/27/15)  
38. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash [Malta] (2/8/15)  
39. Into the Valley by John Hersey [Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] (2/28/15) 
40. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell [Trinidad & Tobago] (4/19/15)  
41. Safari by Parnell Hall [Zambia] (4/21/15)   
42. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox [Scotland] (6/3/15)
43. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood [Canada] (8/16/15) 
44. Death in Kashmir by M. M. Kaye [India] (8/25/15) 
45. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer [Egypt] (9/10/15)  
46. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy [France & Italy] (9/14/15)  
47. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen [Poland] (9/14/15)  
48. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich [Brazil] (9/23/15) 

Year Three Challenge Goal Met!

1 comment:

LuAnn Braley said...

You GO girl! Congratulations!