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Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015 ~ sign-up post

around the world 2015

As the 2014 Around the World in 12 Books Challenge draws to a close, it’s time to launch the 2015 challenge. It’s a simple enough challenge that can fit into your usual reading pattern, or motivate you to try something out of your comfort zone. The idea is that the setting in books read for this challenge should be important, interesting, enlightening, educational etc. That is to say, what did you learn about the country/place from reading this book?

The rules are simple, and you can join in any time throughout the year. Details are below. Link your 2015 review here.

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Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015

Step 1. Choose your level

Happy Camper 2015

Level 1: The Happy Camper

– The Happy Camper likes to keep things simple and enjoys exploring her/his own backyard
– Read a minimum of 2 books over the course of the year
– Books can be set in your own neighbourhood, your home country or somewhere else entirely
– No re-reads
– Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge

Wayfarer 2015

Level 2: The Wayfarer

– The Wayfarer doesn’t like to plan; he/she likes to journey as the need takes them, deciding where to go on a whim or inspiration or simply how they’re feeling
– Read a minimum of 4 books over the course of the year
– Books can be set in any country, but they must all be different countries
– You do not need to decide on your choice of books ahead of time. You can select books as you go
– No re-reads
– Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge

Casual Tourist 2015

Level 3: The Casual Tourist

– The Casual Tourist likes to plan ahead but isn’t too ambitious. They’ve saved up their money and plan carefully, and intend to really explore the places they visit
– Read a minimum of 6 books over the course of the year
– Books can be set in any country but you should aim to read 1 title from each of the following areas: South America, Africa, Asia, Europe
– You can list your title selections in your challenge intro post but last-minute changes are allowed
– No re-reads
– Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge

Seasoned Traveller 2015

Level 4: The Seasoned Traveller

– The Seasoned Traveller doesn’t do anything by half-measures: they go the whole hog and the more obscure the better!
– Read 12 books over the course of the year, each set in a DIFFERENT country
– Books selected should include ones set in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia+New Zealand, North America and South America. The Middle East should be considered too
– You do not need to plan ahead but it might help you keep on track
– No re-reads
– Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge

Step 2. Read the challenge rules/details, below.

Step 3. Use the Mister Linky form to enter.
Leave a comment on this post to indicate the level you’ve chosen

Step 4. Publish an intro post on your blog, if you have one, and link back to this post

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CHALLENGE RULES

1. SIGN-UP by entering a link into the Mister Linky form, below. If you have a blog, please post a challenge intro post and include details of which level you picked, what countries you intend to visit (tentative or otherwise), what books you hope to read etc.

2. Leave a comment on this post to indicate which level you will be attempting

3. You can read your selected titles whenever you like throughout the year

4. Leave links to your reviews using the form, HERE.

5. Reviews should include your chosen level badge and link back to this post

6. Spread the word! This isn’t actually a rule, just an encouragement. 😉 Tweet using the hashtag #AroundtheWorldBooks and link to me using my Twitter handle, @GiraffeDays.


If you’re looking for ideas of books to read set in different countries, try my Review Index: Books by Country (Setting) page. Other bloggers might have similar lists (share a link!).

Also, I have compiled an index of all the books reviewed for this challenge since it began in 2012, which you can check out here. I’ll keep adding to it as we go.

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