I had every intention of joining the Travel the World in Books Readathon but haven't gotten around to writing my introduction until now. The readathon started last Sunday and goes through October 31st. Here's a brief description of what it's all about:
Explore countries and cultures other than the one where you live. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TTWIBRATI already finished one book that took place in Europe: After You by Jojo Moyes. Now I'm reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling for my book club which meets next week. That also takes place in Europe. My goal is to finish that book as well, and then to read at least one more book that takes place in another country (outside of the U.S., since that's where I live) by the end of the readathon. I'm not sure what that will be yet.
I'm going to attempt to be more involved with online discussions related to this readathon from now through the end of the event. I'm looking forward to it!