This challenge is just for fun and can be used as motivation to read more books with diverse settings.
There is no start and/or end date for when to join the challenge (latest date to enter a link is Dec 31th, 2015)
A book counts if you’ve read it in 2015 (= started AND finished in 2015), no matter when you joined the challenge
If characters travel to different places in the book, every place counts Tip: you can connect places on a google map!
One book can count for multiple mini challenges
These mini-challenges are optional! The main goal is just to have a map full of dots that are hopefully spread all over the world. Some of these mini-challenges are rather easy, others not so much. For some you can set your own goal of books you want to read.
Read one book for each continent
Read one book for each state in the US
Read one book for each ocean (the character travels across the ocean, no matter how)
A to Z challenge: Find a place for each letter in the alphabet
Visit a certain number of countries.
Read books from authors from a certain number of different countries.
Read a certain number of books set in places you’ve visited yourself.
Here is a google spreadsheet that can help you keep track of your progress for these mini-challenges. IMPORTANT: go to the Read Me tab first to learn how to use it! This is a read-only file. You have to make yourself a copy within your google docs to be able to use it. (via File>Make a copy)