Ready to Travel the World in Books? Grab the button and “arrivederci”, “bon voyage”, “sayonara” and
enjoy your travels!

Join via Goodreads Group HERE

**Fresh start participation begins with Jan 1 2015 for me.*~ Foodie February News ~

Join us as we read foodie books in February from around the world as part of our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. Sign up with a blog post, social media or Goodreads account where you are talking about your foodie reads.

*Adding my participation HERE**

America ~ Christmas Every Morning [Bergren] New MexicoHidden in the Stars [Caroll] ArkansasTraveling Mercies  [Lamott] CaliforniaThe Girl Got Up [Srubas] IllinoisChristmas Past [Smith] GeorgiaThe Promise Keeper [Norato] MassachusettsSomebody Like You [Vogt] ColoradoThe Rivers Run Dry [Giorello] Washington Snow Angel [Carie] AlaskaA Promise Kept [Hatcher] IdahoDear Mr Knightley [Reay] Illinois
create your own personalized map of the USA 
*Australia ~All Together Now [McInerney]Austria ~Belgium ~Canada ~ Snow Angel [Carie] YukonBe My Companion [Stairs] OntarioAnne of the Island [Montgomery] PEIEngland ~ Death and the Oxford Box [Stallwood] OxfordA Lady Most Lovely [Delamere] LincolnshireThe Seafront Tea Rooms [Greene] North YorkshireThe Promise Keeper  [Norato] CornwallI Only Want to Be With You [Norato] CotswoldsThe Harlequin Tea Set [Christie]The Daughter of Highland Hall [Turansky]KensingtonFinding Father Christmas [Gunn] SuffolkLondon Dawn [Pura] CamdenThe Vintage Teacup Club [Greene] SussexJane and the Twelve Days of Christmas [Barron] HampshireAfter the Funeral [Christie] At Home with Mr Darcy [Connelly] DerbyshireLady at Willowgrove Hall [Ladd] WiltonshireMist of Midnight [Byrd] HampshireFrance ~Germany ~ London Dawn [Pura]Greece ~ Wish You Were Here [Connelly]Holland ~Iceland ~India ~
Words to Love By [Mother Teresa]Ireland ~Israel ~In the Field of Grace [Afshar]Italy ~New Zealand ~Scotland ~ Manx Gold [Christie] Isle of ManThe Pilgrim Spirit [Skevington] IonaSpain ~ Barcelona Calling [Kirkpatrick] BarcelonaWales ~
*create your personalized map of europe

create your personalized map of europe


Travel the World Book Adventure   29/12 books

*create your own visited country map 

Wish You Were Here [Victoria Connelly] GreeceHis Majesty’s Hope [Susan Elia MacNeal] GermanyLondon Dawn [Murray Pura] England + Germany+SwitzerlandSomewhere in France – Jennifer Robson

*Travel the World in Books 2015The “rules” are simply thisYOU choose your own adventure!
[Thanks for the FuN, Tanya!]

Your goals, but you can change them any time.
1. Determine length of time you will participate in the challenge. 
One month, An entire season, a year [finished up this year] or 5 years?
Jan 1 2015 begin a new adventure!

 how many countries you would like to read about during your adventure. What criteria are you using to determine the number of countries you read about (ex. book setting, author, background or both)? 

{I also like to include characters as a location criteria}
How will you 
track the countries you visited in books? You could create a map in Google Maps, track on your blog or on Goodreads
{I have a Goodreads list created for 2014 of this challenge and 

will add 2015 on this blog post}
4. Determine your book list or genre if you like. Will you be listing specific books you would like to read? Do you aim to read fiction, nonfiction or a mixture of both?  {I read a mix and don’t plan ahead}

5. Link up your posts. **Linkies are available for sign up/goals, wrap up, and a linky for each continent for you to add your book reviews .

6. Please follow each of Tanya’s 3 hosts by at least one social media or bloglovin, RSS, GFC so you can keep informed regarding this challenge. 
That’s it, are you ready to Travel the World in Books? Grab the button and “arrivederci”, “bon voyage”, “sayonara” and enjoy your travels!

Join via Goodreads Group HERE


*2014 Travel the World Challenge

My progress is tracking at Goodreads 

80+ books + 5 Continents throughout 2014

AFRICA – Girl Who Married a Lion
N AMERICA – The Road Past Altamont [Canada]
S AMERICA – Elusive Hope [Brazil]

AUSTRALIA – Uncanny Life of Polly
EUROPE – Shadowed by Grace [Italy]
MIDDLE EAST – Blades of Valor [Holy Land]


Antarctica and Asia settings to read…

Titles need updating due to my unexpected departure for studies this year.
80+ locations as books read are now 122.



The Adventure of the Christmas PUdding
All My Belongings
The Art of Arranging Flowers
As I Lay Pondering

The Best of Daughters
Blades of Valor
A Beauty So Rare
Bon Appetit
Born of Persuasion

The Christmas Child: a story of coming home
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Christmas Kisses
Christmas Angel
A Cup of Christmas Tea
Creating Your Perfect Christmas
The Christkindl’s Gift
Cold Tangerines

The Dancing Master
The Darcys of Derbyshire
Death by the Book
Death Goes on Retreat
Death of a Charming Man
Death of a Dentist Hamish Macbeth Mystery #13 
Death of a Scriptwriter – Hamish Macbeth #14
Death of an Addict – Hamish Macbeth #15
Death of a Valentine – Hamish Macbeth #25
Damsel in Distress – Carola Dunn #5
Dead in the Water – Carola Dunn #6

Daisies are Forever – Liz Tolsma

Elusive Hope
Engaging Father Christmas

A Flight of Fancy

The Girl Who Married a Lion: Adult Edition: Folktales from Africa
The Girl in the Gatehouse
Goodnight June

The Headmistress of Rosemere
A Highlander for Christmas
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Hope at Dawn
Hope’s Rising

In Perfect Time

Jane Austen’s First Love


Lady in the Mist
Love’s Refuge
A Lady’s Honor
Listening for the Soul
Lessons in Love

Martyr’s Fire
Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
Murder on the Flying Scotsman
Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections
Moonlight Promise [Sincerely Yours]
Merry’s Christmas: a love story
A Mediterranean Christmas
Merry’s Christmas: a love story
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Miss Marple Investigates
Murder at the Mikado
A Marriage in Middlebury
Martyr’s Fire
Mark of Distinction

Northanger Abbey

The Outcast
One December Night
Out of Solitude
One Little Word [Sincerely Yours]
One Perfect Spring

Pardonable Lies
The Pigeon Pie Mystery
A Promise in Pieces
The Promise- A Christmas Tale
Pilgrim Principles
Postern of Fate

Quilter’s Apprentice
The Queen’s Christmas Speech

The Road Past Altamont
Round Robin
Reflections for Ragamuffins

Shadowed by Grace
Shepherds Abiding
Stories from the Vinyl Cafe
The Sheriff’s Mistletoe Law
Spiritual Direction
A Saving Grace [Sincerely Yours]
Sweet Macarons

The Tutor’s Daughter
Trustworthy Connections

The Uncanny Life of Polly
Underground to Canada 

Victoria’s Intimate Home
Very Holly Christmas

With Open Hands

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the EXtraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

Yohanan I, II, III
Show Me Your Way



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