Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Winter 2014-15 Events



Enjoy reading books set in different countries without the pressure of traditional reading challenges? Then be sure to join us for our relaxed, set-your-own-goals Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge and start your reading journey with us anytime you like!

We had so much fun during our Travel the World in Books Readathon in September especially during our Facebook and Twitter chats. We have been thinking of ways to keep up the excitement for our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge and sharing great book recommendations from around the world. Our participants took a survey and we responded, so here’s what’s new and what we have coming up!

Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Google+ and Goodreads Groups

Our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge now has it’s own Google + and Goodreads Groups. We’ll be posting reading challenge announcements, events, giveaways and threads where you can share your recommendations and book reviews by continent. Also you can place your votes for books to read and share feedback for future events you’d like to see. Feel free to join one or both, just some more ways to share our reading journey with each other.


We’ve selected some books we are excited about discussing with you so be sure to join in the chats whether you’ve read it before or are reading it with us.

November 2014

For Nonfiction November, Savvy Working Gal and I are focusing on North America and currently reading Waiting for Snow in Havana. We will be having a Twitter chat to discuss the book on Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 9-10pm EST. Be sure to follow Savvy (@SavvyWorkingGal) and I (@momsvictories) on Twitter and use the hashtag #TraveltheWorldinBooks to join the conversation.

Our other co-host Lost in Books is also co-hosting Nonfiction November and she’s hosting a readalong of Cleopatra. It sounds like an interesting and different account of Cleopatra’s life and I’m adding it to my TBR. If you’ve read it, be sure to join in on the lively discussion over on Becca’s blog.

January 2015



We will be heading to the Belgian Congo in Africa and reading The Poisonwood Bible in January. Whether you’ve read it before like my co-hosts or are a first timer like me, it should be an interesting discussion. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this book so I look forward to reading it!

Twitter Chats

We all enjoyed the Twitter chats during the Readathon and actually went over our allotted hour, that’s what happens when we were all excited about sharing great books! We’ll be hosting a few more Twitter chats so be sure to follow Lost in Books (@imlostinbooks), Savvy (@SavvyWorkingGal) and I (@momsvictories) on Twitter to join in the discussion and use the #TraveltheWorldinBooks hashtag.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9-10pm EST
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9-10pm EST
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9-10pm EST

We’ll start off with these 3 and schedule further chats depending on interest.

We have a lot of exciting events and book discussions coming up these next couple of months, we hope you will stay warm, curl up with a good book and Travel the World in Books with us! Remember it’s never too late to sign up for the Travel the World in Books Reading challenge, where you set your own goals and choose your own reading adventure.

Have you read Waiting for Snow in Havana or the Poisonwood Bible? Be sure to join our Goodreads group and tell us what you’d like to do or read!


    1. lol, well I hope you join us and find that it’s better than you anticipated once you start reading it. If not, no worries, we can’t love all the books.

  1. I’ve heard a lot about The Poisonwood Bible. I had no idea it was set in Congo. That’s a book I could consider for my African lit reading challenge, I guess.

    1. We hope you will give it a try with us and hope it meets the qualifications for your African lit reading challenge. Thanks for stopping by Nish and hosting Spread the Love linky party.

  2. Looking forward to the Poisonwood Bible readalong–a modern classic that I just haven’t gotten around to read yet. I saved the lovely Readalong badge–thanks. I’ll also mark down those Twitter chats–is the one in December just for Waiting for Snow in Havana readalong, or is it a general Travel the World in Books chat, sharing current reads, etc.?

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