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.
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’