Circumnavigator Challenge

World travel through books. No deadline. No pace to keep. Just wanderlust and imagination and travel movies in my head.

I’m basing my progress on the country and region checklist in the Around the World in 80 Books group on Goodreads. I thought it was such a wonderful idea when I saw their annual challenge to read 80 books for countries outside your own, but that would leave me little time to read anything else during the year. Rather than feel stressed or pressured by a time limit, I’ll just leave my challenge open-ended, and mark off the areas as I “visit” them. πŸ™‚

Africa

Traveled 1 of 57 regions.

Algeria | Angola | Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Canary Islands | Cape Verde | Central African Republic | Chad | Comoros | Congo (Republic) | Congo (DRC) | Djibouti | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius | {Morocco} | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Reunion | Rwanda | Sao Tome & Principe | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Somalia | South Africa | South Sudan | Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Tunisia | Uganda | Western Sahara | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Morocco: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight

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Antarctica

Traveled 0 of 1 regions.

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Asia

Traveled 0 of 34 regions.

Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Burma | Cambodia | China | East Timor | Georgia | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Japan | Kazakhstan | Korea, North | Korea, South | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Macau | Malaysia | Maldives | Mongolia | Nepal | Philippines | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Thailand | Tibet | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan | Vietnam

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Caribbean

Traveled 0 of 29 regions.

Anguilla | Antigua | Aruba | Bahamas | Barbados | Bermuda (we’ll just call it Caribbean) | Bonaire | Cayman Islands | Cuba | Curacao | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Haiti | Jamaica | Martinique | Montserrat | Puerto Rico | Saba | St. Barth’s | St. Eustatius | St. Kitts & Nevis | St. Lucia | St. Maarten | St. Vincent & the Grenadines | Trinidad & Tobago | Turks & Caicos | Virgin Islands (BVI & US)

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Europe

Traveled 2 of 53 regions.

Albania | Andorra | Austria | Azores | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey) | Croatia | {Czech Republic} | Denmark | England | Estonia | Faeroe Islands | Finland | France | Germany | Gibraltar | Greece | Greenland | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland / Northern Ireland | Italy (can also use Sardinia and Sicily separately) | Kosovo | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia | Madeira | Malta | Moldova | Monaco (Monte Carlo) | Montenegro | Netherlands (Holland) | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | {Russia} | San Marino | Scotland | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain (also Balearic Islands) | Sweden | Switzerland | Ukraine | Vatican City | Wales

Czech Republic: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight
Russia: Night Watch

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Latin America

Traveled 0 of 23 regions.

Argentina | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Easter Island | Ecuador | El Salvador | Falkland Islands | French Guiana | Galapagos Islands | Guatemala | Guyana | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela

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Middle East

Traveled 0 of 18 regions.

Afghanistan | Bahrain | Cyprus | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman | Pakistan | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen

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North America

Traveled 2 of 3 regions.

Canada | {Mexico} | {USA}

Mexico: Dark Duet series #1 & #2
USA: see below

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Oceania

Traveled 0 of 20 regions.

Australia | Cook Islands | Fiji | French Polynesia (incl. Tahiti) | Guam & Wake | Kiribati | Marshall Islands | Micronesia | Nauru | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Niue | Palau | Papua New Guinea | Pitcairn Island | Samoa | Solomon Islands | Tonga | Tuvalu | Vanuatu

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USA

Traveled 5 of 50 states.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | {Illinois} | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | {Louisiana} | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | 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 | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Illinois: Dresden File series
Louisiana: Sookie Stackhouse series
New Jersey: Black Dagger Brotherhood series
North Carolina: Garden Spells
Ohio: The Hollows series

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3 thoughts on “Circumnavigator Challenge

  1. Wahhhhhhhhhh, this is the coolest thing! Not only because I’m a book nerd but also because I’m a MAP NERD. CRAP. Thanks, Leanne, now I get to add a new challenge and page to my blog! WITH MAPS!!!!!! πŸ˜€

    (The sad part is that probably the bulk of my reading exists in, like, made-up worlds so my map is probably going to be pretty empty, lol.)

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