If you’re interested in joining, here are the guidelines:
- The challenge runs from July 1 through December 31 during which time you must read six books that fall under the ‘armchair traveling’ theme.
- Fiction or non-fiction works are fine, and do not need to be specifically travel related, as long as the location is integral to the book - I’ll leave that to your discretion. Locations must be actual places that you could visit, so no Middle Earths or galaxies far, far away.
- Books may be cross-posted to other challenges, but you cannot count any books read prior to July 1st.
- To join, make a post outlining your six choices and link to that post below. Because I like to have a little wiggle room, you can opt to switch out books throughout the challenge.
- And yes, there will be prizes!
Here is my list of six:
- Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer (FORKS, WA; I know this is a slight cheat, but I've never been to WA and the geography and weather are germane to the story.)
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith (AFRICA)
- Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher (PERSIA)
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (SOUTHERN U.S.)
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (ENGLAND)
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel (INDIA/OCEAN)