Browsing around some bookish blogs, I stumbled upon one I had not been to before, Fizzy Thoughts. I found a post from a few months ago concerning a World Party Challenge that Fizzy Thoughts had set up (and pulled out of, not liking challenges that lasted for a whole year). But I looked into this World Party Challenge to see what it was.
Essentially, the idea was to read a book, fiction or non-fiction, set in a specified country (that is not the US) every month. This ended up being a challenge to read books concerning 12 different countries throughout the year. So, I thought a similar idea would make a great resolution.
As I don’t like to overlap books (meaning I don’t like them counting towards more than one resolution), I decided to shoot for reading books from 6 countries, hoping to read more. I’m even using Fizzy Thought’s list of countries to choose from.
So, in 2011, I need to read books about at least 6 of the following countries (I’m not specifying a country to a month, as I don’t plan on discussing them like the original challenge):
- New Zealand
- any sovereign Native American tribe
- a communist country, past or present
I am calling this my Travel the Globe Resolution.