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Jan 2015 Poisonwood Bible Readalong Sign Ups


Lost in Books, Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to announce a Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Event, our Poisonwood Bible Readalong coming in January! The goal of our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge is to encourage readers to explore other cultures and countries through books. We thought it would be fun to enjoy the journey to Africa together and read a highly acclaimed and recommended book with The Poisonwood Bible.

As with our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, you set your own reading pace. Every week stop by our blogs and weigh in on the discussion questions we post. We’ll have a Twitter chat to wrap up the book and event on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 9-10pm EST.

Poisonwood Bible, set in the Belgian Congo in Africa, comes highly recommended and seems to be a favorite for those who have read it. Here’s the summary from Goodreads:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it — from garden seeds to Scripture — is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

Sign Up for the Poisonwood Bible Readalong!

Ready to join us? Sign up is easy! Just add your blog URL, Goodreads, Twitter, or Facebook profile in the linkup. Or leave a comment saying you will be reading along with us! By entering your email address, you agree to receive email notifications of our Travel the World in Books Reading challenge news and events. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Info

Our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge is a no-pressure reading challenge where you set your own goals and choose your own adventure to read books from around the world. You can start your challenge anytime and participate for as long as you like. Check out our main challenge page where you can sign up, where participants can linkup their completed book reviews by continent and look over the book maps created by participants to document their reading travels.

Find our challenge on Goodreads and on Google+. Join in the conversations, share your book recommendations and stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

What are you waiting for? Join us as we travel the world in books!



  1. Hi Tanya,

    I’m excited to share that I’ve launched a new party called the Book Nook for book lovers at Create With Joy – come join us and please help spread the word!

    I’ve linked up here because it includes the specific announcement and invitation to my readers to join this fabulous reading event (sorry I didn’t get to post sooner but due to my computer crash – my year is just really starting about now!)

    1. How exciting! You know I love link parties and especially ones dedicated to books! Thank goodness the computer crash is behind you, I look forward to chatting with you more during Bloggiesta!

    1. So glad to have you join us Camilla! Happy New Year and happy reading. Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to discussing the Poisonwood Bible with you.

  2. This readalong sounds like so much fun. Must check if my lib stocks this book, if so will definitely join up (on a book buying ban right now 🙁 )

  3. Hi Tanya,

    This has been on my reading wish list for quite some time so I was thrilled to see that you were co-hosting this reading challenge in January!

    I ordered my book today and am looking forward to this event!

    1. Fantastic, so glad to have you join us! It’s my first time reading it but Lost in Books and my bookworm friend highly recommend it. Glad you’ll be joining us!

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