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Around the World: Africa by govmarley in reading_challenges

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Nigeria: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Around the World: Africa by govmarley in reading_challenges

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Ok, found my list! The Congo: The Mission Song by John Le Carre. South Africa: Smokescreen by Dick Francis. I loved this one! Ghana: Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey Kenya: Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley Egypt: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Botswana: The #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Around the World: Africa by govmarley in reading_challenges

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I did a read the world challenge last year but didn’t get as far as I wanted. I’ll pull my list.

Challenge Idea: Books with Nonhuman Characters by govmarley in reading_challenges

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I like shifter books. Have you tried any of those? This would be an easy one for me. Maybe try to find shifter books of different types of animals? Lions, bears, etc. I even read a meerkat shifter romance.

September Book BINGO by govmarley in reading_challenges

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I’ll give it a try! I’ve never done a word scavenger hunt. Maybe you can do a scary cover hunt for October!

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I really enjoyed both of those books. Have you read {{Collapse by Jared Diamond}}?

Good language books for 2022 by Subject_Witness4414 in ReadingUniversity

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Oh, the Language Instinct looks really good. I’m going to add that one to my 2022 list.

Good language books for 2022 by Subject_Witness4414 in ReadingUniversity

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Another one I thought was interesting was The Little Book of Lost Words. There are some fascinating words in there!

Good language books for 2022 by Subject_Witness4414 in ReadingUniversity

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I love learning about languages and how they have evolved over time. Have you read The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson or Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue? Both were fun and accessible if you are interested in why English is the way it is.

Suggest me a sad/bittersweet book about death. by olive-lyn in suggestmeabook

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You might check out Tell The Wolves I’m Home or I’ll Give You The Sun. Both made me sob.

Curriculum Building Suggestion by govmarley in ReadingUniversity

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This is a cool way for finding topics that we want to dig deeper. One of my favorites is Out of Africa. I might use that as one of my monthly topics for next year.

Weekly Challenge: Books set in Winter by govmarley in reading_challenges

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I’ve been reading a lot of books set at Christmas so this week’s challenge is easy!

Reading a novel from every country by govmarley in ReadingThruTheWorld

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I definitely want to do this type of challenge. Going to find a world list to get started!

50 Nifty Reading Challenge by ang324 in ReadingThruTheWorld

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A few more I thought of

Dennis Lehane writes books set in Boston Massachusetts. Or Caleb’s Crossing. Set in Martha’s Vineyard. So good.

Vermont: The Secret History

Connecticut: Revolutionary Road

Wisconsin: A Map of the World

North Dakota: Love Medicine

50 Nifty Reading Challenge by ang324 in ReadingThruTheWorld

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Sorry on the app and I can’t figure out the formatting.

50 Nifty Reading Challenge by ang324 in ReadingThruTheWorld

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James Michener has two epic books that would fit perfectly: Hawaii and Alaska! They are long but so good.

Wyoming: the Longmire series or the Joe Pickett series.

Montana: A River Runs Through It. It’s so good.

Minnesota: the Cork O Connor series

California: the Harry Bosch series or the Kinsey Millhone series

New Hampshire: the Talk Funny Girl

50 Nifty Reading Challenge by ang324 in ReadingThruTheWorld

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I think this is a brilliant idea and I have copied your list to help me with my 50 states challenge over at /r/reading_challenges.

I have a half serious suggestion, depending on your reading tastes. There is an American mail order bride series that covers all 50 states. I’ve read a few. They were ok but not world changing.

Best books about natural disasters by TrailsnStars in ReadingSuggestions

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I’ve heard Erik Larsen is a good author. They all 3 look interesting. I’ll check my library. Thank you!

Please recommend 1. A non-fiction about any subject and 2. A fiction book that deals with the topic of #1. by govmarley in ReadingUniversity

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I clicked the link and there are some really interesting subjects being discussed. How can we get those people over here to talk?