November Reading Challenge Recap


Almost there, guys! One more month on the reading challenge! One thing I’ve enjoyed about doing this challenge is that it shows me how fast the year really does fly by. It also shows me that I tend to binge-read as soon as the weather turns cold. Who knew?

This month’s challenge was to read a book set somewhere other than your home country. For those of you who live outside the U.S., that was probably a pretty easy challenge! For the rest of us, we might have had to reach… especially considering I ended up abandoning several books that I chose for this challenge. Life’s too short to read books you don’t enjoy, amIright?

As usual, my challenge books are in bold below, along with the primary location of the book in parentheses. 🙂

  • The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
  • Pines by Blake Crouch
  • Wayward by Blake Crouch
  • The Last Town by Blake Crouch
  • An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (Austria)
  • Every Wicked Man by Steven James
  • Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano
  • The Persian Gamble by Joel C. Rosenberg (Russia, Iran, North Korea)
  • What Is A Girl Worth by Rachael Denhollander
  • The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck
  • The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Did you read any books that were set in a different country this month? And even more importantly… do you want to do another challenge in 2020?



  1. Hannah Currie says:

    I love seeing lists/stacks of what people are reading. It’s always so fascinating! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    All the books I’ve read this month have been set in a different country but since I live in Australia, that’s not too difficult. That said, they weren’t all US settings. There were also a couple set in Europe and Letters from Father Christmas at the North Pole 🙂

    As to continuing the challenge next year, yes please! 🙂

  2. Suzanne Sellner says:

    Of the 70 books I’ve read so far this calendar year, some were set in countries other than my own (USA)–A Light in the Window, From Sand and Ash, The Governess of Penwythe Hall, The Seamstress, The Heiress of Winterwood, Hidden Among the Stars, The Headmistress of Rosemere, A Lady of Willowgrove Hall, No Ocean Too Wide, Castle on the Rise, the Painted Castle, The Medallion, The Lost Girls of Paris, The Lady of Milkweed Manor, The Lacemaker’s Secret, Memories of Glass, and The Winemaker’s Wife. While I love traveling in person, reading about other countries and their cultures is second best.

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