Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Around the World in 80 Books

I'm joining in a five-year project to read "around the world" in 80 books. This blogging project is hosted by Have Books, Will Travel. You can sign up here. Here are my (somewhat modified rules):

My rules for this challenge are:
  • I have five years to complete my journey. My start date is November 2012 and I will complete my journey in October 2017.
  • I generally read a variety of books (I THINK!) so this is more of a how many countries can I hit in five years? challenge, rather than a challenge to read precisely 80 books. I will list the books off by country. It is the setting of the book that I'm counting (rather than the nationality of the author), and if the book takes place in more than one country, I will choose the country in which most of the book is set.
  • For books set in the US, I will try to read one from all 50 states in the next 5 years.
United States
The Americas (not US)

Polar Regions

Outer Space

visited 12 states (24%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

visited 11 states (4.88%)
Create your own visited map of The World


  1. Good to see you join! I can see what you mean when you wrote that you can totally relate to being hooked on challenges =) This one is quite loose, though, and that's why I like it. And I think it might be interesting trying to find books from countries you don't have on you list yet when it's nearly completed :) Good luck!

  2. Yeah, I'm trying not to over-challenge myself at the moment, but this one seemed like it should be pretty low-key. I'm glad I saw it on your blog. ;)

  3. Books from different countries AND a book from each state...I'm impressed, and further challenged now. :-)
    Can't wait to see all the places you go!

  4. Thanks Stacy! Seems like a fun challenge. Thanks for organizing it.

  5. Do you by any chance know where our host has disappeared? I haven't heard from her for a long time and nothing whatsoever happens with the challenge... :(

    1. I was wondering the same thing. Have no idea. :(


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