My Reading Challenge

My goal is to travel around the world in 80 books. Beginning in 2017 and continuing until I’ve completed this challenge (whenever that may be), I’ll be listing out the books I read here on this page and where that reading journey took me. I’ve decided to only include books that take me to real places. As I tend to read a lot of fantasy novels, this will end up being the actual “challenge” here. I’d like to explore not only the United States, but stories that take place in areas of the world I’ve never read about before. Leave me a comment if you have any suggestions!

Travels Completed: 19/80

My reading has taken me to:


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (South Africa)


– Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai (Vietnam)

The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen (Bombay, India; Modern Day Mumbai)


London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton (London, England)

– Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (Easbourne, England)

– The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho (Andalusia, Spain)

– Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison (Scotland)

Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants by Louise Rennison (Paris, France)

– Keep the Home Fires Burning, Part One: Spitfire Down! by S. Block (Cheshire, England)

North America

– March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Washington, D.C.; Troy, Alabama)

– The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer (Brooklyn, New York)

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June (Alexandria, Virginia)

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Boston, Massachusetts)

Summerlost by Ally Condie (Utah)

– Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Los Angeles, California)

– Geekerella by Ashley Poston (Charleston, South Carolina)

Jack & Louisa: Act 1 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead (Shaker Heights, Ohio)

– Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

– Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Bybanks, Kentucky)


3 thoughts on “My Reading Challenge

  1. I’m also embarking on a 50 book challenge between now and may. Would love to share recommendations with you throughout the process (and once the book buying ban is over) 🙂

    We’ve read a lot of the similar books, and I’d like to recommend Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, a lovely story about an unexpected friendship in WWII. One of the most fantastic YA novels of the year.

    You can check out the reviews on my blog:


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