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Challenge Update: Around the World 2016

January ended. I’ve been reading, so I thought I would update you all on the Around the World 2016 reading challenge.

One Book for Each Continent

Completed 3 of 7 Continents: Asia (The Girl at Midnight), Europe (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and North America (The Last Little Blue Envelope)

One Book for Each State

Completed 2 of 50 States: New Jersey (The Last Little Blue Envelope) and New York (The Girl at Midnight)

One Book for Each Ocean

Atlantic Ocean: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Pacific Ocean: The Girl at Midnight. I’m not sure this counts since Echo never physically crossed that ocean and never said she did. Her travel was through something called the “in-between.” If I find another book that physically crosses this ocean, I will put it in this category.

Books Set in Capital Cities

Completed 3 of 6 books:

  • Taipei, Taiwan (The Girl at Midnight)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (13 Little Blue Envelopes)
  • Dublin, Ireland (The Last Little Blue Envelope)

I found one pseudo capital. Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan, and I would consider applying it to this mini-challenge, but the book it was in is not a historical fiction.

Books Set in at Least 5 Different Places

Completed 3 of 4 books: The Girl at Midnight13 Little Blue EnvelopesThe Last Little Blue Envelope

Books Set in 2 Places from Different Continents

Completed 3 of 4 books: See the list from the previous mini-challenge.

A to Z Challenge

At the moment, I’m taking “places” to mean cities and not the various buildings.

Completed 17 of 26 Letters

A – Arcadia, Greece (Cruel Beauty)

B – Barcelona, Spain (Marina)

C – Copenhagen, Denmark (13 Little Blue Envelopes)

D – Dublin, Ireland (The Last Little Blue Envelope)

E – Edinburgh, UK (13 Little Blue Envelopes)

F – Frankfurt, Germany (13 Little Blue Envelopes)

G – Ghent, Belgium (The Last Little Blue Envelope)

H – Hamburg, Germany (13 Little Blue Envelopes)



K – Kyoto, Japan (The Girl at Midnight)

L – London, England (The Girl at Midnight, 13 Little Blue Envelopes)

M – Munich, Germany (13 Little Blue Envelopes)

N – New York, NY (The Girl at Midnight)


P – Paris, France (The Girl at Midnight)


R – Rome, Italy (13 Little Blue Envelopes)


T – Taipei, Taiwan (The Girl at Midnight)

U – Uruk, Mesopotamia (The Epic of Gilgamesh)

V – Venice, Italy (13 Little Blue Envelopes)





Different Countries

Do city-states, like Uruk, count? While that is still up for debate, I will leave it out of this count.

Completed 14 of 25 Real Countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Completed 1 of 5 Fantasy Countries: Prythian (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

Authors from Different Countries

Completed 2 of 5 Countries

  • United States: Melissa Grey
  • Spain: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I’m reading some classics of the ancient world now, but most of it is written by unknown authors. I could assume who wrote it or where it was first told, but I would rather know for a fact where the author came from for this challenge.

That is how I’m doing on the Around the World 2016 reading challenge. Look in my challenges page for the link to the challenge.

Are you participating in this challenge or others? Do you want to see updates on other challenges I’m participating in? Leave a comment below with your thoughts. Happy reading!



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