Around the World 2015

AroundTheWorld2015Challenge hosted by Crini @ All About Books

I actually made a map for 2014 but totally lost track in February. Yes, epic fail! I just didn’t have such a nice incentive. The main goal is to visit as many different and preferably exotic places as possible. There are furthermore a couple of more or less difficult mini challenges, which are totally optional. Speaking of optional, the whole challenge is just for fun and there will be no prizes. For more information and to sing up, visit Crini’s introductory post.

Not only am I going to participate, I will also work on my very own version of EpicRead’s ‚Planet YA‘ maps. They are just so pretty! Naturally, this is a long-term project because I won’t be reading 195 books in 2015 for sure. Still, let’s see how it goes.

My Map

The Mini Challenges

There are twelve challenges in total, but I won’t be participating in all of them, mostly because I can’t remember ever reading a book set around one of those mountains, poles, or extreme points and I’m pretty sure that I don’t have anything suitable on my TBR. Furthermore, I won’t set myself any goals for the open challenges, but I will keep track of all matching books further below.

  1. One Book for Each Continent (2/7)

    The most difficult will be Antarctica for sure. I can’t remember ever reading a book that was set there.

    [wpspoiler name=“List of Continents“]Europe: Das Haus der Stimmen by Ursula Isbel
    Asia:
    Australia:
    Africa:
    Antarctica:
    North America: Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead
    South America:
    [/wpspoiler]

  2. One Book for Each State in the US (6/50)

    This means I’ll have to read more contemporary and/or paranormal/urban fantasy novels. I don’t think it’s going to happen, though. I’m going to be glad if I manage half of them.

    [wpspoiler name=“List of States“]Alabama:
    Alaska: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead
    Arizona:
    Arkansas:
    California: Stumme Tränen [Silent Tears] by Cheryl Zach
    Colorado:
    Connecticut:
    Delaware:
    Florida: Das Leben fängt noch einmal an [All the Days of Her Life] (One Last Wish, #11) by Lurlene McDaniel
    Georgia:
    Hawaii:
    Idaho:
    Illinois:
    Indiana:
    Iowa:
    Kansas:
    Kentucky:
    Louisiana:
    Maine:
    Maryland:
    Massachusetts:
    Michigan: Kelly: Liebe ist stärker als der Tod [She Died Too Young] (One Last Wish, #10) by Lurlene McDaniel
    Minnesota:
    Mississippi:
    Missouri:
    Montana: Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead
    Nebraska:
    Nevada:
    New Hampshire:
    New Jersey:
    New Mexico:
    New York:
    North Carolina:
    North Dakota:
    Ohio:
    Oklahoma:
    Oregon:
    Pennsylvania:
    Rhode Island:
    South Carolina:
    South Dakota:
    Tennessee:
    Texas: Bleib mir treu! [Split Second] (Pivot Point, #2) by Kasie West
    Utah:
    Vermont:
    Virginia:
    Washington:
    West Virginia:
    Wisconsin:
    Wyoming:
    [/wpspoiler]

  3. One Book for Each Ocean (1/5)

    I really hope the characters of next year’s books like to travel a lot!

    [wpspoiler name=“List of Oceans“]Arctic Ocean:
    Pacific Ocean:
    Atlantic Ocean: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead
    Indian Ocean:
    Southern Ocean:
    [/wpspoiler]

  4. Visit the Most Famous Landmarks in the World (1/18)

    Yes, yes, yes! That’s a great challenge! I also picked the city icons found under the link Crini provided. I’d love to visit all these places but I already know that this is not going to happen. Still, I’ll try my very best.

    [wpspoiler name=“List of Landmarks and City Icons“]Giza Pyramid, Egypt:
    Taj Mahal, India:
    Stonehenge, UK:
    Great Wall, China:
    Angkor, Cambodia:
    Acropolis of Athens, Greece:
    Colosseum, Italy:
    Potala Palace, Tibet:
    Statue of Liberty, US:
    Eiffel Tower, France: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
    Big Ben, UK:
    Empire State Building, US:
    Forbidden City, China:
    Sydney Opera House, Australia:
    Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy:
    Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar:
    Cologne Cathedral, Germany:
    Brandenburg Gate, Germany:
    [/wpspoiler]

  5. A to Z Challenge

    This is going to be a lot of fun! Let’s bring it on!

    [wpspoiler name=“List of Places“]Ann Arbor (Kelly: Liebe ist stärker als der Tod [She Died Too Young])
    B
    C
    Dallas (Bleib mir treu! [Split Second])
    E
    Fairbanks (Spirit Bound)
    G
    H
    I
    J
    K
    L
    Moscow, Russia (Blood Promise)
    Novosibirsk, Russia (Blood Promise)
    Omsk, Russia (Blood Promise)
    Paris, France (Belle Epoque)
    Q
    R
    St. Petersburg, Russia (Blood Promise)
    T
    U
    V
    W
    X
    Y
    Z
    [/wpspoiler]

  6. Visit a Certain Number of Countries

    [wpspoiler name=“List of Countries in Alphabetical Order“]

    Denmark: Das Haus der Stimmen by Ursula Isbel
    France: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
    Russia: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead
    United States of America: Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead
    [/wpspoiler]

  7. Books Set in Capital Cities

    Moscow, Russia: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead
    Paris, France: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

  8. Books Set in at Least 5 Different Places

    Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Omsk, „Baia“, Novosibirsk, Missoula
    Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead: St. Vladimir’s Academy (Montana), Royal Court (Pennsylvania), Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Bethlehem

  9. Books Set on at Least 2 Different Continents

    Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead: Europe, Asia, North America

  10. Books Set Within a 100km Radius of Where I Live
  11. Books Set in Places I’ve Visited Myself

    Paris, France: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

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