Sunday, January 27, 2013

Where Am I Reading in 2013?

I've done BookJourney's Where Are You Reading? challenge for two years now, and I really like the way it pushes me to read outside my comfort zone. When the days grow short and I'm missing a Rhode Island or a Kentucky book, I'll grab anything I can find and then suddenly I'm immersed in the world of giant pumpkins or wild environmental thriller off the coast of South Carolina. I liked the idea of planning to get at least five books a month, although I'll probably be falling behind by the end of the year again.

I'm also going to try to track all my books here, but I'm a sloppy record keeper so no promises. And I'm adding in the global stuff at the bottom so I have one post for all my settings.

Alabama: Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, Darkroom, Looking For Alaska, Fourmile
Alaska: The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: A Story of Failure on Mount McKinley
Arizona: Impulse, Blood on the Verde River
Arkansas: Grave Sight, Shakespeare's Landlord
California: Sammy Keys and the Power of Justice Jack, Lucky Breaks, Gone, The Con Job, High Voltage Danger Lab, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The Native Star
Colorado:  The Prairie Thief, How to Save a Life
Connecticut: Bride Quartet
Delaware: Unspoken Fear
Florida: How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, Freak Show, Chomp
Georgia: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse; A Bone to Pick, Real Murders, The Julius House, Last Scene Alive, Poppy Done to Death, One More Theory About Happiness,
Hawaii: Night of the Howling Dogs
Idaho: The Mountain Valley War
Illinois: Will Greyson, Will Greyson; Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Almost Home
Indiana: Seed No Evil
Iowa: Blue Jasmine
Kansas: May B, The Adventures of Beanboy
Kentucky: Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
Louisiana: Dead Ever After, The Iron King, Poison Princess
Maine: The Young Man and the Sea
Maryland: Every Day
Massachusetts: My Stroke of Insight, Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Music Was It, Clementine and the Spring Trip
Michigan: Platypus Police Squad: The Frog that Croaked, Libriomancer, Dark Currents, Big Girl Small
Minnesota: Sparrow Road
Mississippi: Blood Trade
Missouri: The Shape of Desire, Still Life With Shapeshifter
Montana: Cry Wolf
Nebraska: Standing Bear of the Ponca
Nevada: The Showdown in Sin City
New Hampshire: Temple Grandin
New Jersey: Cold Cereal
New Mexico: Bomb: The Race to Build -- and steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
New York: My Year with Eleanor, Celebrity In Death, Wild Girl, Naked in Death, Glory in Death, The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode, Olivia Kidney and the Secret Beneath the City, Tessie, Delusion in Death, Rapture, PS Be Eleven, Enclave, Bestseller Job, Liar & Spy, Wonder, The Theory of Everything, Calculated in Death
North Carolina: Blackwood, Paranormal Properties, An Ice Cold Grave, Shine, Four Corners of the Sky, Listen!, The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes, 
North Dakota: The Round House
Ohio: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Oklahoma: Coyote Autumn
Oregon: Tears of the Sun
Pennsylvania: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bossypants, Elfhome, Boy21
Rhode Island: Outside Providence
South Carolina: Hidden in Plain View
South Dakota: Ascension
Tennessee: A Dog's Way Home, Grave Surprise 
Texas: Holes, Under the Mesquite, Redskin and Cowboy, Grave Secret
Utah: World's Strongest Librarian
Vermont: Bread and Roses, Too; Soup's Hoop
Virginia: Stink the Incredibly Shrinking Kid
Washington: Succubus Blues, Lottery, Succubus On Top, Moon Called (GN) I & II, 
West Virginia: Snow in Summer
Wisconsin: I'm With Stupid
Wyoming: Wyoming Bold

Washington, D.C.: All the Possibilities


North America (non US): 2
Canada: The Curse of the Wendigo, A Rule Against Murder, Half Brother, Ted of the Mounties, Smokescreen, Friends With Boys, Outpost
Mexico: Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

South America:
Bolivia (?): Dearly Departed
Costa Rica: Hide and Seek
Chile: The Dreamer
Peru: Crucible of Gold
Argentina: Moonbird

Britain: The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie, Ways to Live Forever, The Borrowers Afield, The Enemy, Bloody Jack, Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince, Bob Son of Battle, Dr. Dolittle's Puddleby Adventures, The Duchess War, Lord Peter Views the Body, Fire Lord's LoverBiggles of the Special Air Patrol, The Black Hawk, Sometimes a Rogue, My Name is Mina, The Queen's Pawn, Spellbinder, Beswitched, Chime, Etiquette & Espionage, The Last Dragonslayer, The Peculiar, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?
Spain: The Shadow of the Wind, The Spanish Marriage, 
France: Twenty and Ten, The Avion My Uncle Flew, Code Name Verity, The Cabinet of Earths
Greece: Marathon
Czech Republic: War With the Newts
Albania: The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax
Turkey: Amazing Mrs Pollifax
Bulgaria: Elusive Mrs Pollifax
Switzerland: Palm for Mrs. Pollifax
Germany: The Storyteller

Thailand: Nexus
Myanmar: Elephant Run
China: Little White Duck
Iraq: Mirage
Japan: Eight Million Gods, Ichiro
Mongolia: Warrior
VietNam: Last Airlift

New Zealand: The Tricksters
Australia: And All the Stars
Papua New Guinea: Four Corners
Tiny Island: Limbo Lodge
Open Sea: The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

Africa: 3
Egypt: The Serpent's Shadow
(Imaginary West Coast country): The Zoo Job
South Africa: The White Giraffe
Congo: Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Endangered

Antartica: 0

Outer Space: Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, Invincible (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier), The Moon Maze Game, Killbox, Tarnished Knight, The Ninth Circle, Shards of Honor, Kris Longknife: Furious, Aftermath, Ghost Planet, Song of Scarabaeus, Necessity's Child, Barrayar, Living Hell, Redshirts, A Rising Thunder, Shadows in Flight,  The Guardian, Endgame, Dragon Tide, Children of Scarabaeus, Intruder, Spy to Die For, When Diplomacy Fails, Born of Night, Assassins In Love, Training Daze
Fantasy World: Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, Grave Memory, Ecstasia, Toads and Diamonds, The Song of the Lioness Quartet, The Emperor's Edge, Dark Currents, Vessel, Wild Magic, Seraphina, Deadly Games, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Shadow's Claim, The Eye of the Warlock, Ordinary Magic, Limits of Power, Banner of the Damned, False Prince, The Last Dragon, Boy Princess 1,
Other: Steel's Edge, Runaway King, Senrid, Battle Magic

I'm putting states I'm currently reading but haven't reviewed yet in italics, which will matter during the end game when I'm frantically searching for the last few.

P.S.  World 66 has a nifty map that tracks where you've been.  I'm tracking where my books have been:
create your own personalized map of the USA

Here are the counties I read in this year:  
create your own visited country map or write about it on the open travel guide

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool way to keep track!