Friday, January 06, 2012

Where Are You Reading 2011 Final Tally

This year, I participated in my first-ever challenge, the Where Are You Reading Challenge hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  Well, I didn't actually challenge myself to read certain books, but I kept track of all of the locations where my books took place.  You can view my map at Google Maps or check it out here:

View Where I Am Reading 2011 in a larger map

All together, I read books taking place in 20 different U.S. states and in 11 different countries outside of the U.S. (plus quite a few that either didn't specify a location or were "otherworldly"):

US States
  • California (2)
  • Colorado (2)
  • Connecticut (4)
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland (2)
  • Massachusetts (2)
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota (4)
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New Mexico
  • New York (5)
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania (2)
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont (2)
Countries Outside the US:
  • Afghanistan
  • The Balkans (an unnamed country)
  • Ethiopa
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom (9)
  • Vietnam

I also discovered that New York City, Connecticut, and London (and the UK in general) are all very popular settings for books!  One of the things I enjoy most about reading is how it can transport me to different places and teach about places in the world that I might never have a chance to visit in person.

This was fun, and I plan to sign up for this challenge again in 2012.   Stop by Book Journey to check out the 2012 challenge and sign up yourself!


  1. I've not thought too much about the settings of the books I've read. What an interesting thing to look back after a year. Connecticut? Who woulda thunk?

  2. Same here, Pam - it was fun to keep track. I think CT gets used a lot because you can set your story in a smal town but still have it close to NYC (which seems to be the most popular setting in the US!)


  3. I think this is a very interesting stat to keep track of--I might try it in an unofficial kind of way for 2012.

  4. Wow you read 4 in my home state of Minnesota! :)

    I have to figure out how to put my map into the post... that was clever!