I chose to pick up just one of the two books chosen for this month’s Around the World in 80 Books challenge over at Goodreads. In case you haven’t yet heard about the challenge: every month the group members vote on two books to read, one set in a country outside the U.S. and one set in a U.S. state. They have tons of challenges besides the monthly one to keep you interested in traveling via reading, and the monthly books are a great help for marking off locations for the Roadtrip Around the USA challenge or Circumnavigator challenge (which I’m doing). They also have more in-depth reading tour challenges for Italy, India, Canada, France, etc. The group is completely saturated with sources on finding books from around the world in general, which are also broken down by countries and region. It’s really an invaluable source of reading material outside your own area of living, even if you don’t want to participate in any of the challenges.
Bastard out of Carolina doesn’t sound much like something I would normally read, but looks like it will at the very least be a moving story, if not completely enjoyable. We shall see at the end of the month, or when I finish reading. Who knows, I may even do a review or something crazy like that! 🙂