Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Virtual Travel 2023

 Once again I am going to try to visit all 50 states plus various countries through challenges this year.   The main state-based one is hosted by Lori on her blog EscapewithDollyCas  in her Literary Escapes Challenge.  Use the #LiteraryEscapes when reading books for this challenge.  

On Goodreads there is the Around the World in 80 books which has both US Roadtrip and Global challenges.   The idea is to diversify where your books are set.   There is a perpetual Global one that goes by Circumnavigation.  My global tracker for 2023 is Tourist Travels which meant I could read any books in any order after starting with a US-based book.  There are harder and easier challenges within this global option as well. They also host some prompt-based challenges called Magic Squares.  Many of these prompts are different from most of the other challenges.  

My Circumnavigation tracker   At this point I have traveled to all 9 regions and 46 different countries since 2020.

These are the links to my 2023 travels 

Tourist Travels 2023

Here is my US Roadtrip for 2023  

 For a full list of challenges, I am participating in for 2023 see this blog entry.

My book passport in 2023

States Visited so Far: 32/51
Additional Countries:13
√ Alabama  Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club #2) by Erika Chase Blog/Goodreads 1/12/23
√ Alaska The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/24/23
√ Arkansas  Hook, Line and Sinker (Ozark Lakes #3) by Marc Jedel Blog Post  Goodreads Review 8/2/23
√ California Claws for Alarm (Nick and Nora, #2) by T.C. LoTiempo Blog / Goodreads 1/9/23

√ Connecticut   The Plot and the Pendulum by Jenn McKinlay Blog Post and Goodreads 8/13/23

Delaware IDEA: the unbearable book club for unsinkable girls by Julie Schumacher / Hope Never Dies
√  District of Columbia  The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/17/23
√ Florida  The Key Lime Crime  by Lucy Burdette BlogGoodreads 1/9/23
√ Georgia  Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery, #1) by Nora Page Blog /and Goodreads  5/17/23
√ Hawaii   Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess #1) by Jill Marie Landis Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/15/23
√ Idaho Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch, #2) by Lynn Cahoon Blog  / Goodreads 1/21/23
 Illinois A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Cana Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/4/23
√  Indiana  Death Over Easy (Country Store #5 ) by Maddie Day Blog Post and Goodreads 3/28/23
√ Iowa Double Trouble in Iowa (Izzy Lewis #2) by Wendy Byrne Blog Post and Goodreads Review 10/3/23
Kansas IDEA:  Gluten for Punishment (A Baker's Treat, #1)
Louisiana  IDEA: The Physicists’ Daughter
√ Maine   Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/10 /23
 Maryland  IDEA:  A Cookie Before Dying
√  Massachusetts  Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng   Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/1/23
√ Michigan  Put Out to Pasture (Farm to Table #2) by Amanda Flower Blog Post/ Goodreads Review 5/4/23
√ Minnesota The Sentence by Louise Erdrich Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/4/23
√  Mississippi A Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/12/23
√  Montana  Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz Blog /Goodreads 1/24/23
Nebraska IDEA: Death by Dissertation
√ Nevada Masking for Trouble  by Diane Vallere Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/11/23
New Hampshire  IDEA:  Mad Honey
√ New Jersey Ms Marvel Vol 4 Last Days by G. Willow Wilson Blog Post /Goodreads  3/31/23
√ New Mexico Dead Before Dinner by Kat Bellemore  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/7/23
√ New York  Distant Thunder (Stone Barrington, #63) by Stuart Woods Blog Post and Goodreads 1/24/23
√ North Carolina  A Pizza to Die For  Pizza Lovers #3 by Chris Cavender Blog Post and Goodreads  3/3/23
North Dakota IDEA: The Night Watchman; See Also MurderThe Children's Blizzard
√ Ohio  by Laura Bradford Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/6/23
 Oklahoma   IDEA: For a Few Dumplings More
√   Oregon  Beagles Love Steak Secrets by C A Phipps Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/9/23
√   Pennsylvania  Christmas Candy Corpse  by Rosemarie Ross Blog Post / Goodreads 5/17/23
 S Carolina  IDEA:    Chamomile Mourning (A Tea Shop Mystery, #6)
South Dakota  IDEA: Nearly Departed in Deadwood
 √ Tennessee  Death in Bloom (Flower House #1)by Jess Dylan Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/30/23
√ Texas  West Side Love Story (Queens of Mariachi #1) by Priscilla Oliveras Blog Post and Goodreads 2/7/23

√ Vermont  Through the Liquor Glass (Literary Pub #5)  by Sarah Fox Blog Post /Goodreads 2/13/23
√ Washington  Winter Takes All (Seattle Wilderness #1) by ML Erdahl Blog Post and Goodreads 1/30/23
 Wyoming  IDEA: Sign Off

Additional Countries Visited:

  1. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson Blog /Goodreads 5/5/23
  2. The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/21/23
BahamasMurder Takes a Bow (Olivia Morgan #1) by Wendy Neugent Blog/Goodreads 7/2/23

China:  Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/12/23

  1. Dead Heat by Dick Francis and Felix Francis Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/14/23
  2.  Larceny in Liverpool by Kal Smagh Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/7/23
  3. The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/18/23

France: The Bloodthirsty Bee: a Provence Cozy Mystery by Ana T Drew Blog Post/ Goodreads 1/27/23
Ireland: Murder in an Irish Village   by Carlene O'Connor Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/3/23

  1. Aged For Murder Tuscan Vineyard #1 by Fiona Grace Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/1/23
  2. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/19/23

  1.  Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/8/23
  2. Death on Cozumel Island  by Cindy Quayle  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 6/25/23

Morroco:  Less by Andrew Sean Greer  Blog Post and Goodreads Review 5/24/23

  1. A Scone of Contention (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #11) by Lucy Burdette Blog / Goodreads 1/19/23
  2. The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop #1) by Paige Shelton Blog Post and Goodreads Review 3/30/23
SicilyVilla in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder (Cats & Dogs #1) by Fiona Grace Blog /Goodreads 7/25/23

  1.  Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho Blog Post and Goodreads Review 2/16/23
  2.  Meddling and Murder (Singapore Mystery #4) Ovidia Yu Blog Post and Goodreads 10/9/23

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