Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015


The ‘Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015’ is my first foray into the wonderful realm of reading challenges. Hosted by Giraffe Days, this is a great little challenge which encourages the reader to seek further afield for their next (2, 4, 6 or 12) books, an opportunity to discover new authors, new literature and new lands. What’s not to love?!

There are four possible categories:
Level 1: Happy Camper – 2 books
Level 2: Wayfarer – 4 books
Level 3: Casual Tourist – 6 books
Level 4: Seasoned Traveller – 12 books

I don’t know if I’m naive or over-exuberant, but I’ve decided to launch right in at Level 4 with the ‘Seasoned Traveller’. I am totally psyched to read 12 books set in 12 different countries. I don’t know for sure which countries I will visit yet, so will update as I go.

Seasoned Traveller 2015

Level 4: The Seasoned Traveller Rules:

– The Seasoned Traveller doesn’t do anything by half-measures: they go the whole hog and the more obscure the better!
– Read 12 books over the course of the year, each set in a DIFFERENT country
– Books selected should include ones set in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia+New Zealand, North America and South America. The Middle East should be considered too
– You do not need to plan ahead but it might help you keep on track
– No re-reads
– Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge.

You can see more about this challenge over at Giraffe Days ‘Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015’

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