By the skin of my teeth, I FINISHED MY FIRST ONLINE READING CHALLENGE!!!! I was reading and listening to the last two books until 8:00 p.m. EST. I really enjoyed all the selections and ended up only swapping out two. Ironically, the two that I swapped in were set in New York. I am taking this as a sign that I should go to New York! Now, I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I get selected for the grand prize :)
Click on the link to get more information about the Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge. I went through my bookshelf and pulled out six books which meet the criteria that I have not yet read. Although, I did get some great suggestions for folks for alternates in case I get bored or want to treat myself to another book. For now, here are my six gems: (Bolded titles are complete)
What the Body Remembers (India as it is dividing into India and Pakistan) by Shauna Singh Baldwin The Enigma of Arrival (Trinidad and England) by V.S. Naipaul
From looking at this list, I also realize that all of these books were presents; I got them as gifts from people who thought that I would enjoy the story. It's so exciting to still be unrwapping gifts years later.