** November – Armchair Traveller Challenge **

goodreads The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the November – Armchair Traveller Challenge;

After hanging around home for October, we’re going to travel far and wide for November – albeit from our armchairs!
Rules:
#1. You need to complete three of the five categories listed below to finish this challenge. One read one book for each category.
#2. List (and LINK) all the books you plan to read for the challenge.
#3. Upon completion of a book, rate it and update your progress.
#4. Minimum of 125 pages per book – full guidelines HERE
#5. At least one Australian Author.

1). Geographical Setting: Read a book set in a different country than your own.
nbh Christopher McDougall – Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere.
After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? …

(Media: audiobook)
VERDICT:

2). Travel to a Different Genre: Read a book from a genre you haven’t explored before/for a long time.

3). Cover Hunt: Read a book with a picture of a mode of transport on the cover.
taw Jim Butcher – The Aeronaut’s Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion—to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.
And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake…

(Media: audiobook)
VERDICT:

4). Title: Read a book with a PLACE NAME in the title, such as the name of a country, state, city, town, etc. Titles with words like ‘woods’, ‘beach’, ‘mountain’, ‘river’, ‘garden’, ‘park’, etc, in the title would count as places too.

5).Reader’s Choice: Read any book of your choice.

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