2014-04-27

Dewey's Read-a-Thon Spring 2014 Mini Challenge

GOOD NEWS READATHON-ERS!!

We are now at HOUR 22 of Dewey's Read-a-Thon! We are SO close to being done, wow! Congratulations to all of you for doing so well with your reading goals :)

I have a fun little challenge for you now, in case any of you need a little break from reading.

Welcome to my Books Around the World Challenge!

The rules for this mini challenge are simple:

All you need to do is list FIVE books that take place on FIVE different continents. Fill out the Rafflecopter form, listing your books (include the book title & author so I can verify) and list which continent the book takes place on.

For example: (And don't list this example on your form, since I'm giving it to you for free!)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (North America)

(If you need a hint, search around on Goodreads for lists! Those should help you out.)

There's a prize for this challenge, too - the winner will get their choice from the prize page on the Dewey's Read-a-Thon website right here. I'll let the winner know how to fill out the form to select their prize. Note that this challenge is open for international readers and you can still win a prize no matter where you're from!

Good luck and have fun!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

Rachel Noel said...

North America - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
South America - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
Africa - Hellboy: The Last Army by Chris Golden and Mike Mignola
Europe - Dracula by Bram Stoker
Asia - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Elishia said...

I pressed enter by mistake and wasn't finished and I can't edit it :-(
Anna and the french Kiss(Europe) - Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the boy next door (North America) - Stephanie Perkins
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's (Africa) - Lola Shoneyin
Tigers and Devils (Australia) - Sean Kennedy
Peony in Love (Asia) - Lisa See

Mackenzie said...

Europe--Number The Stars (Lois Lowry)
North America--Looking For Alaska (John Green)
Antarctica--The Final Warning (James Patterson)
Asia--Kira-Kira (Cynthia Kadohata)
South America--The Orphan Factory (James Morcan)

Readitandwept said...
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Readitandwept said...

accidentally did countries earlier
North America : anne of green gables (Lucy Maude Montgomery)
Europe: Pride and prejudice (Jane Austen)
Africa: the power of one
Asia:Women of silk (Gail Tsukiyama)
South America: City of God (Paulo Lins, Alison Entrekin)

heydor said...

1. No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe (Africa)
2. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Aisa)
3. Albert of Adelaide by Howard L. Anderson (Australia)
4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Europe)
5. The Round House by Louise Erdrich (North America)

jeannettosaurus said...

Europe: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Asia: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
North America: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Africa: Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
Oceania: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Timothy Guillan said...

Europe - A Tale of Two Cities
N.America - The Snow Child
Africa - A Bend in the River
Asia - Midnight's Children
S.America - Kiss of the Spider Woman

spiritofchildrensliterature.com said...

Love this mini challenge!

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (Europe)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (North America)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Asia)
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (Australia)
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez (South America)

-Katie @ Spirit of Children's Literature

threehndrd65 said...
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threehndrd65 said...

Africa: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Asia: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenSouth America:
Europe: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
North America: Divergent by Veronica Roth
South America: The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle

Karine said...

North America :The secret history - Donna Tartt
South America : House of Spirits - Isabel Allende
Europe : Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Africa : Une saison blanche et sèche - André Brink
Asia: Tsubaki - Aki Shimazaki

Thanks so much for this mini-challenge!

Bleeding_Crimson_Sin said...

Asia: Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Takes Place in India part of the time. )
Africa: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria).
Europe: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (U.K.)
North America: Death Note-Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin (U. S. A. )
South America: Latinalicious: The South America Diaries by Becky Wicks (I have no clue what places this is set in. I just found it when I was looking for books for this region. )

Nádia Batista said...

I misunderstood the challenge, was only thinking about different countries, and they all are from Europe, but well... I had fun :P

Dracula, by Bram Stoker - Romania (not only, but also) - Europe
The Island, by Victoria Hislop - Greece - Europe
The Lady of the Camellias, by Alexandre Dumas - France - Europe
The House of Special Purpose, by John Boyne - Russia and other European countries
The Remedy, by Michelle Lovric - England and Italy - Europe

http://eu-e-o-bam.blogspot.pt/2014/04/deweys-read-thon-update-of-last-few.html

Jen @ Book Scribbles said...

Already entered the Rafflecopter, but SUPER excited about this challenge. Thanks Esther!

That being said, I'm also sharing a link to my list here:

http://bookscribblesbyjen.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/books-around-the-world-mini-challenge/

Thanks again Esther and hope you enjoying the Read-A-Thon as much as I am!

Kate Odair said...
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Kate Odair said...

USA- Divergent by Veronica Roth
Australia- Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden
Germany- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Japan- Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Greece- Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brasheres

martine said...

A Pale View of the hills by Kazuo Ishiguro - Asia
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngosi Adichie - Africa
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Europe
A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier - Antarctica
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut - South America

Had fun doing this challenge, looking though my book review lists to find books that happened very specifically in a certain place.
Thanks for the challenge, we have had a great read-a-thon.

Cayce said...

Out by Natsuo Kirino (Asia/Japan)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Europe/France)
Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler (Australia)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (N. America/Canada)
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (S. America)

Cayce (810 - Njiclover)

Elisa Bergslien said...

I am going to skip the US and Canada (since that is where I am)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Paris)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (UK)
The Book of Heroes by Miyuki Miyabe (Japan)
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (South Africa)
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (Australia)
Ah - and Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ends up in Antarctica!

CaroG said...

I am bit late to the party, so I am not sure this will count, but is seemed like fun to participate :)
Europe: Going Over by Beth Kephart (Germany)
Asia: Everything under the Sky by Matilde Asensi (China)
Africa: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (Morocco)
North America: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (USA)
South America: Delirio by Laura Restrepo (Colombia)

Skeeter Lee said...

North America - Big Sky Mountain by Lori Lael Miller (USA)
South America - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Marquez (Colombia)
Africa - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
Europe - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
Asia - Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden (Japan)

skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

Teri Beckelheimer said...

Asia - A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
North America - Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
South America - Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado
Europe - Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Africa - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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