Travel the World in Books Readathon Oct 2015 Day 2: Book Maps and TBR

Our Travel the World in Books Readathon is a chance to read books to learn about different cultures and countries other than your own. Join us October 18-31, 2015 to expand your horizons, travel the world in books and let publishers know #WeNeedDiverseBooks.
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How was the first day of the Travel the World in Books Readathon? If you’re joining us straight from Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, then I’m sure you’re tired! I am ready to dive into some more great books from around the world. Let’s see how I do with The Determined Heart (historical fiction about Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley) today! 

If you haven’t heard, our readathon goal is quite simple…to get you reading more about other countries and cultures than your own. It’s both a learning opportunity and a great excuse to cozy up with a good book and travel to places you might not otherwise be able to visit!

My fabulous co-hosts Becca, Savvy, Lucy and Aloi and I have a great couple of weeks in store for you, check out the entire schedule of events here.


Travel the World in Books Readathon, Oct 18-31, 2015. Mini-challenges to get you thinking outside the book!
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My wonderful co-host Aloi from Guiltless Reading gave us a phenomenal tutorial and mini-challenge last year on How to Create a Book Map. Thankfully, she’s agreed to give us an update and another Make Your Own Book Map mini-challenge and a GIVEAWAY for those who participate. Head over to Guiltless Reading and good luck with creating or updating your book map, it’s such a fun way to see where your reading travels have taken you. I know I’ll be working on mine! 

Daily Discussion Posts


Travel the World in Books Readathon, Oct. 18-31, 2015. Mini-challenges to inspire you to think outside the book!
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This year we want to get YOU talking about your favorite books, authors, genres, and characters. Every day we’ll have a different topic of discussion. You can write a new blog post, link up a couple of old posts that are pertinent to the topic and/or leave comments answering our questions. Linkups will be open through 11/7/15 ( a week after the readathon ends to give you plenty of time to write a new post if you want).

Today’s discussion topic: World Literature/Books You Want to Read

Whether you are reading it for this readathon or you have a TBR a mile long like I do of the books you want to read from around the world, feel free to share it with us in the linkup below.

Instagram Photo Challenge

Are you hooked on Instagram like I am? If I could choose another career, I’d want to be a photographer. I’m happy that we’re doing an Instagram challenge for our Travel the World in Books Readathon, using our new shorter #TTWIBRAT hashtag. Be sure to follow your hosts on Instagram too: TanyaBecca, Lucy and Aloi. Tag each day’s photos with the #TTWIBRAT hashtag. Don’t worry if you miss a day, just share and tag the photo with #TTWIBRAT anytime!

Today, head over AND share the book or stack of books you are reading for our readathon. It doesn’t have to be literature, it can be any genre/type of book in your photo. Have fun and I’ll see you on Instagram! 

Travel the World in Books Readathon Instagram Photo Challenge. Join us October 18-31, 2015 for the readathon and share pictures of your favorite books and authors from around the world.
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Want to know more about our Travel the World in Books Readathon? Sign up here, check out our schedule of events, linkup your goals if you like and travel the world in books with us!  Want to continue the reading and traveling fun all year long? Sign up for our no-stress Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge and our Goodreads group too.

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  1. I decided to link up my reading lists for the Northern Lights Reading Project, since that is where I keep my elaborate TBRs of Scandinavian fiction and nonfiction books, including cookbooks! These will definitely work their way into my Instagrams these two weeks. 🙂 I’ve included one book from Iceland, Independent People by Halldor Laxness, on my reading plans for this Readathon.

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