2018 Reading Around The World


This year I thought it would be really fun to keep track of the settings where the books I read take place. I want to make more of an effort to read books taking place in other countries and cultures. I think it’s becoming more and more vital that people really expand their horizons and open up their minds to new things. What better way than books? Books give you a chance to experience other cultures that you may never get the chance to experience in real life.
I will be using the place that the majority of the book takes place in. For example, Between Shades of Gray starts out in Lithuania but the majority of the book takes place in Siberia so I will count that one as Siberia, Russia. For each book I read, I will be placing a pin on my Google Map. I will be including a recap in my month end review posts and at the end of the year I will do a full recap post.
• Read books from at least 10 different countries. I’m going to give each new country a new pin color to make them easier to see when zoomed out.
• Read books from at least 15 different states in the US.

2018 Reading Around The World Challenge Map


Feel free to join in and do your own version of this challenge!  For tips on making your own custom Google Map, click here!

14 thoughts on “2018 Reading Around The World

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  2. I love this idea! I actually already started keeping track of both the nationality of the author and the setting of the story itself, so the google maps link is really helpful. Great goals! I won’t be doing the different US states myself (mostly because I’m too lazy to determine the states of the books I already read), but I’m definitely joining you with the different countries. 🙂

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  3. I made a real effort last year to read about other countries and I read some great books that way! I read 12 different countries last year. This year, one so far. I try to choose books where the author is from that country or lived there for a time. I love the map idea, and thanks for linking to a page that shows us how to do it.

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    • That’s great it helped you read more books from other places! That’s what I’m hoping for as well since my usual locals are either in the US or UK. I’m glad you like the map idea! It’s so much fun!


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