Saturday, May 27, 2017

Romantic Getaways

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

Romantic Getaways
Duration: One year from your start date

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per getaway*****
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per getaway
Level 3: 5 tasks per getaway

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. 

When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include the title, author, and date you finished reading the book.

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Repost your challenge when you have completed the challenge, so I can mark you finished!


1. Fez, Morocco

Though often overshadowed by Marrakesh, its fashionable neighbor to the south, this medieval city is the real soul of Morocco. And with new boutique hotels opening in restored riads and dars, Fez is quietly coming into its own. Housed in a 17th-century palace, Riad Laaroussa has seven suites with mosaic floors and antique Fassi furniture, all looking out on an orange-tree–shaded courtyard. At Dar Roumana, a century-old manse on a hillside, you can take Moroccan cooking lessons. The restaurant at Riad Ibn Battouta serves traditional dishes, such as lamb tagine, on a glass-roofed marble patio. Within the city’s crumbling walls, 30,000 artisans fill the streets, brandishing everything from exquisite tiles to handworked leather goods. For a traditional Berber rug, head to Coin Berbère. At Arganza, you’ll find shelves of argan oil—derived from a native tree—which is known as “Moroccan liquid gold” for its ability to diminish dry skin and wrinkles.

Read a book with antique furniture on the cover.
Read a book where a character makes and sell things.
Read a book where a character goes to the salon. SEAL It With A Kiss Rogenna Brewer 6/8/17
Read a book with GOLD in the title.
Read a Series/TBR # 7. 
Roman Sawyer Bennett 6/3/17

2. New York City 
From uptown’s bustling avenues to the quiet, cobblestoned streets of downtown, New York is a study in contrasts. The greatest challenge is deciding where to stay. With its fireplace suites, Lafayette House feels like your own pied-à-terre. Uptown, NYLO New York City pays homage to the jazz age with exclusive commissioned artworks and classic wingback chairs. Visit the restored Plaza Hotel, where you can browse for art books at Assouline or try on handmade avant-garde jewelry at Misahara, in the expanded shopping area. At the Champagne Bar, enjoy views of the Pulitzer Fountain while sipping bubbly brut cocktails. Three blocks south, check out the skyline from the Peninsula New York’s rooftop bar, Salon de Ning. The vibe: 1930’s Shanghai, with daybeds and mandarin-orange–flavored cocktails. For dinner, Café Cluny is a portal to a Parisian cafe, where waiters deliver plates of French-inspired heritage poulet with sweet onion jus and frisee salads with lardons and fourme d'Ambert. End the evening at Smith & Mills, a tiny TriBeCa boîte in a former carriage house. The cozy banquettes can accommodate only a dozen-odd patrons. Bright lights, big city? From this vantage point, New York feels like a small town.

Read a book set in NYC. Egomaniac Vi Keeland 6/30/17
Read a book set in the jazz age (1920s).
Read a book where characters drink champagne.
Read a book with a cityscape on the cover.
When I Need You (Need You, #4) by Lorelei James When I Need You Lorelei James 8/5/17
Read a book from this Art list. Tell us the list you chose and the book's number on that list.

3. Whidbey Island, Washington
A 20-minute ferry ride from the Seattle suburb Mukilteo will bring you to Whidbey Island, a getaway that feels lost in time. With miles of beaches and plenty of wine to go around, this island on the Pacific Northwest overlooks the Puget Sound with a remarkably refreshing lens. Walk on the beach, gaze at gorgeous birds at the Earth Sanctuary or set out for a kiteboarding adventure. Deception Pass State Park is regarded as one of the top hiking destinations in the U.S., offering more than 30 miles of walking trails. After sunset, head to the Clyde Theatre, a 1937 movie house that screens classic and contemporary films.

Read a book where the characters go to the movies. NUDES Sarah Robinson 7/16/17
Read a book set in Washington. The Matchmaker's Playbook Rachel Van Dyken 6/30/17
Read a book set on an island.
Read a book with a bird on the cover.
Go to My Books. Choose the To-Read Page. At the bottom, chose the setting for 50 books. Then select from sort - Num Ratings. Choose any book from this page.

4. Napa Valley 
A pitch-perfect mix of wineries, restaurants, and decidedly sybaritic hotels makes this the ultimate wine-lover’s escape. But the best part: there’s always something new to discover in the valley. Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello's Bottega Napa Valley remains a popular date-night destination in the town of Yountville. The menu is Italian, with dishes such as Sonoma duck confit with wild mustard greens. Just a half-hour drive north, in Angwin, Cade Winery produces vintages in a solar-powered steel-and-wood space. The classics are still a draw, including Angèle, a wood-beamed bistro on the Napa River, and Round Pond Estate, known for its robust Cabernets. Check in to the light-filled Auberge du Soleil, where the rooms-large stone fireplaces; private hot tubs-are made for couples. Or consider the intimate Poetry Inn, set on a pastoral hillside, where guests are greeted with a wine and cheese pairing. 

Read a book set in California. Master of Solitude Cherise Sinclair 6/2/17
Read a book by a celebrity.
Read a book that wine is featured prominently.
Read a book with fire or a fireplace on the cover.
Read a book with a title that starts with N or V. 
Notorious Nineteen Janet Evanovich 6/3/17

5. Chassignolles, France 
Lost at a head-clearing elevation of 3,000 feet in the Livradois-Forez, France’s largest national park, 100 miles southwest of Lyons, Chassignolles invites long, extravagantly lazy days spent communing with cows, admiring the accidental land art created by a farmer with some hay bales, and stopping to smell the rockroses that fringe the lanes. There is only one place to stay: Auberge de Chassignolles. The eight rooms are basic, but the views are ravishing, whether of the village’s 12th-century church or the surrounding wildflower meadows. The chef, Peter Taylor, sources from local farms, markets, and the surrounding forests. His menu board pairs Salers beef and yellow lentils, veal tartare and river trout with biodynamic wines. If Chassignolles isn’t heaven on earth, it will have to do.

Read a book with a character that is a farmer. The Simplicity of Cider Amy E. Reichert 6/7/17
Read book #100 from your TBR.
Read a book with a character or author named Peter or Taylor.
Read a book with roses on the cover.
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley The Rose Garden Susanna Kearsley 6/12/17
Read a book with HEAVEN or EARTH in the title.

6. Telluride, Colorado 
Snowcapped mountains surround this mining village turned ski resort, where the scent of pine fills the air. Its streets are lined with 19th-century gingerbread housesand family-run shops such as the Between the Covers Bookstore, a cozy bookshop with a café; and at Coffee Cowboy locals fuel up on fair-trade espresso before taking on the slopes. At Honga’s Lotus Petal, home to the town’s best après-ski scene, bartenders mix up potent mojitos with fresh strawberries, pomegranate juice, and peach vodka. For an intimate dinner, reserve a table at La Marmotte, a 125-year-old former icehouse. Book one of the hotels in nearby Mountain Village; the easiest way to get there is by gondola, especially atmospheric at dusk, when the valley lights up from the glow of streetlights. At Lumière, all residences and penthouses come with a fireplace and oversize soaking tub. Penthouses come with a private hot tub on a deck overlooking the mountains. Or consider the Madeline Hotel and Residences, a former Capella property that underwent a $10 million renovation last year. Even after slinging cocktails at one of Black Iron Kitchen and Bar's outdoor fire tables, slopeside Ski Ambassadors will help you master the trails the next morning.

Read a book with a gingerbread house on the cover.
Read a book where a character works in a bar or cafe.
Read a book with a publication date that contains a 1, 2, or 5. 

2015 Tricky Twenty-Two Janet Evanovich 6/10/17
Read a book set in Colorado. Rock Chick Reawakening Kristen Ashley 6/9/17
Read a book where the characters use a hot tub.

7. Savannah, Georgia 
If only every city planner had the foresight of Savannah’s 18th-century founder, James Oglethorpe. His legacy—21 garden-filled public squares ringed by antebellum town houses—is a model of Southern grace. At the Ballastone Inn, an Italianate mansion three blocks from the waterfront, rooms have canopied poster beds and mahogany armoires. Or base yourself at the newly opened Andaz Savannah, on landmark Ellis Square. Browse for jewelry and handbags by up-and-coming artists at ShopSCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s boutique, and don’t miss the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary-art space by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie. There are dozens of laid-back restaurants in town, but one of the best remains Desposito’s, where tablecloths are made from newspapers and the steamed oysters and Low Country basket—shrimp, potatoes, corn—are ideal for two.

Read a book whose title starts with a letter in Oglethorpe. Going Under Lexi Ryan 7/19/17
Read a book set in Savannah or Georgia. Baby, Drive South Stephanie Bond 7/15/17
Read a book where a character attends an Art and Design college.
Read a book with a garden on the cover.
Read a book with LOW or COUNTRY in the title.

8. Granada, Spain 
The ancient Alhambra. The narrow Moorish streets. Both are within walking distance of Palacio de los Patos, a 19th-century property redesigned with sparkling white modern interiors. Book a room in the old palacio, where contemporary touches (mirrored tables and mod-patterned rugs) are mixed with original detailing (elaborate wood moldings and mosaics). Granada is full of shrill souvenir shops. For home furnishings, as well as jewelry, tiles, and other crafts, cut to the chase at Bazar Pazouki and El Zoco Nazarí.

Read a book with a white cover. Honor (The Breaking Point, #1) by Jay Crownover Honor Jay Crownover 6/12/17
Read a book set in a palace or castle.
Read a book set in Spain.
Read a book that is set in the 19th century.
Read a book where a character buys a souvenir. 
Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17

9. Vico Equense, Italy 
A crenellated castle, pink-washed clifftop church, and pebbled beach make Vico Equense perhaps the most dramatic—though surprisingly undiscovered—village on the Sorrento Coast. On the main coastal road, Annamaria Cuomo and Salvatore De Gennaro serve cured meats and cheeses at their epicurean market La Tradizione. At Torre del Saracino, chef Gennaro Esposito creates innovative dishes, such as risotto with porcini and mullet and ricotta preserved in wicker baskets, in a seventh-century tower. Stay just outside the village at the Hotel Capo La Gala, a stone-studded cliffside lodge. The hotel has a nautical theme: porthole windows and hurricane lamps in the lobby, blue-and-white guest rooms accented with miniature model boats. Book one of the nine Classic rooms, and take your breakfast (cappuccino and croissants) on the roomy balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples.

Read a book set in Italy.
Read a book with any Food type genre tag - Food, Food and Drink, etc.
Read a book with a blue-and-white cover.

Falling for You (Pearl Island Trilogy, #1) by Julie Ortolon Falling for You Julie Ortolon 8/31/17
Read a book with a V or Q in the title.
Read a book where the author's last name ends in a vowel.
The House on Tradd Street Karen White 6/28/17

10. Bora-Bora 
For the quintessential far-flung escape, there’s nothing like this South Pacific idyll, where barrier reefs meet cobalt lagoons, and volcanic peaks rise above the tropical rain forest and powder-soft beaches. On an isolated islet, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has 121 thatched-roof bungalows set on piers over the shallows, many with individual plunge pools and views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu. The resort is all about bliss: a half-day sail to hidden snorkeling sites; a trip to a pearl farm; an afternoon lounging on the deck of a catamaran. For a more affordable stay, try the luxury bungalows at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, wooden and woven pandanu accommodations perched on white-sand beaches and perched on pilings over the lagoon. Nearby, you’ll find the five-table restaurant Villa Mahana, where Corsican-born chef Damian Rinaldi Dovio reinvents native ingredients (Tahitian vanilla oil, curry, coconut milk) with classic Mediterranean techniques.

Read a book set in a resort.
Read a book with a title that has two words that start with the same letter.
Finding Our Forever Brenda Novak 6/4/17
Read a book with a catamaran on the cover.
Read a book where a character goes to the beach or a pool. Down the Shore T. Torrest 6/16/17
Read a book by an author's whose first or last name starts with a B.

11. Istanbul 
Open-air restaurants, crowded bazaars, and a swoon-inducing location on the Bosporus—this is a city made for wandering. You’ll find Istanbul at its most alluring in the quaint neighborhoods on the European side of the strait. For lunch, try the sea-bass sandwiches with olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, arugula, and an eggplant spread at Mangerie, a rooftop spot in the Bebek district. In the waterside Arnavutköy area, Dilara Erbay dishes up grilled fish at Abracadabra, housed in a wooden mansion. The nearby Rumeli Hisari fortress has panoramic views of the strait, making for a picturesque detour. After dark, there’s Anjelique, a sultry waterside club set against the glowing Baroque Ortaköy Mosque. Take your pick of the new hotels: the 10 Karaköy, in 1875 Neoclassical building now modern and stocked with Malin & Goetz toiletries; the St. Regis, a new-build decorated with contemporary Turkish sculptures and paintings; or the Raffles Istanbul, with a 33,000-square-foot spa equipped with three hammams and two pools. 

Read a book that cannot decide what genre it is. Tell us the genres.
Read a book set in the 1800s. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie Jennifer Ashley 7/27/17
Read a book with a title that begins with an I. Irresistible Forces Brenda Jackson 6/22/17
Read a book from this Food on the Cover list.
Read a book set in Europe or Asia.

12. Hobart, Tasmania 
Tasmania’s burgeoning wine and artisanal food industries have made the heart-shaped island a chic eating destination. For a wine-focused exploration of the southern wine regions, make Hobart your home base. The Islington Hotel, an 11-room Regency-era building filled with art and antiques, has as its centerpiece a glass-enclosed conservatory, where guests can dine while contemplating mist-shrouded Mount Wellington. Don't dally too long, though, there’s a lot to see: fifteen minutes away in the town of Cambridge, make a stop at Frogmore Creek Vineyard, Tasmania’s most prominent organic vineyard and delicious evidence that wine, artisanal food, and ecotourism are more than trendy sensualism here, but a way of life. Don’t miss a visit to the Moorilla, twenty minutes upriver from Hobart. Established in 1958 and known for its Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, and Chardonnays, the winery does not idly rest on its laurels. The estate, which recently built four additional ultra-modern “pavilions” for overnight guests, is fast becoming the most exciting culture center on the island—it houses a world-class art collection and regularly hosts musical performances such as jazz inside the Museum of Old and New Art. Tasmanian devils, indeed.

Read a book with a conservatory on the cover.
Read a book with a Regency-era OR Historical genre. Heartbreak and Honor Collette Cameron 8/25/17
Read a book where characters visit a vineyard or winery.
Read a book set in a country that you do not live in.
Read a book where a character goes to a museum. 
Same Beach, Next Year Dorothea Benton Frank 8/13/17

13. Bali 
This is a land of impossible beauty: wide beaches, elaborate Hindu temples, and terraced rice paddies unfolding in a checkerboard against the mountains. The resorts here are tailor-made for escaping into the landscape; among them is the Anantara Seminyak, which attracts couples looking for a scene. At its rooftop restaurant, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar, you can enjoy live music while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. If you're staying at the St. Regis Bali Resort, where polished villas open onto private pools, a blue-tinged lagoon, and Nusa Dua’s white-sand beach, you can enjoy a free transfer to and from nearby Jimbaran Fish Grills. Order lobster, shrimp, or squid grilled over coconut husks. Afterward, continue to the southernmost point of the island’s Bukit Peninsula for the views from one of Bali’s most sacred temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, which commands a cliff above the surf.

Read a book that ends with a cliffhanger.
Read a book with a white cover.
Read a book with a sunrise or sunset over the water on the cover.
Read a book with a word in the title that has 4 letters. Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17
Read a book where a character goes on the rooftop. 
After You Jojo Moyes 6/6/17

14. Los Cabos, Mexico 
These days, locals refer to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula as La Frontera, the frontier, because it remains largely undeveloped, except for the peninsula’s tip at Los Cabos, where the desert blooms with luxe resorts. But you can still find a quiet spot to relax with a chilly Pacifico beer and a succulent shrimp taco. A year after Hurricane Odile, the popular beach destination is regaining its stride. Stay at the recently renovated, Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, which reopened in May with new poolside cabanas, a ceviche bar, and remodeled rooms with stone floors. You may even catch a view of humpback whales migrating right offshore. Meanwhile, Thompson Hotels' first resort, the Cape, has made its debut with breathtaking views of El Arco rock formation.

Read a book with a frontier setting. Explain how the book relates.
Read a book where characters see whales or other sea/lake life.
Read a book with a desert on the cover.
Read a book by an author whose first or last initial is M. 

The Mountain Between Us Charles Martin 7/12/17
Read a book where characters go sight seeing. 
Loyalty in Death J.D. Robb 7/1/17

15. Kerala, India 
This lush South Indian state—the birthplace of ayurveda—is an intricate web of calm backwaters. Here you’ll find the Kumarakom Lake Resort, set on 25 acres alongside Lake Vembanad. A world unto itself, the resort features 49 villas that were created with materials sourced from century-old ancestral homes and are full of traditional details: wooden gables, carved doors, massive brass locks. Sample the spicy curries (okra-and-tomato bindi masala) and exotic ice creams (pepper; nutmeg) at the restaurant Ettukettu. A five-minute ride away is the 14-acre Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, filled with storks, herons, egrets, and parrots. You can also rent one of the property’s thatched-roof houseboats for a tour of the area’s palm-lined fields and Hindu temples. By day, float past villages and fishing canoes. Come night, you can be alone on the shimmering lake.

Read a book with a title that begins with a K.
Read a book with a 25 or 49 in the total pages.
Read a book with a door on the cover.
Read a book where a character goes for a ride on a boat (of any kind).

Robert B. Parker's Kickback Ace Atkins 6/13/17
Read a book where you find storks, herons, egrets, or parrots in the text.
Tell us the sentence and page number/location.

The Sound of Glass Karen White 6/19/17 p 61 That’s a great egret,” Gibbes explained.

16. Nova Scotia, Canada
Acadian fishing villages stud the province’s French shore, and the craggy coastline roads have nonstop panoramas. Behind almost every cove are candle-lit restaurants in salt-worn wooden houses. From the art galleries in Peggy’s Cove to the tidal changes in Digby, this rugged shore offers meandering drives, inviting B&B’s, and a sound track of crashing waves. Don’t miss a sunrise sail on Halifax Harbour. (If you’re on a budget, the $2 harbor ferry ride offers a shorter, but still stunning, view from the water.)

Read a book set in Canada or France. Furr Axel Howerton 7/30/17
Read a book with a woman's name in the title.
Read a book with water or a sailboat on the cover.

All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders, #3) by Jennifer Probst All or Nothing at All Jennifer Probst 8/8/17
Read a book that you got for $2 or less.
Read a book with a word in the title from this Fishing Vocabulary list

17. Patmos, Greece 
Just 14 square miles, this tiny island of the Dodecanese archipelago is only accessible via boat. The rewards, however, are well worth the trip. From the port of Skala, head to Chora, a walled hilltop village that’s a maze of interlinked courtyards, chapels, and whitewashed mansions—one of which serves as the town’s only hotel. Patmos has countless hidden coves and deserted beaches along its jigsaw coastline. Don’t miss a stroll on secluded Diakofti Beach—then try the fried zucchini balls at the shore front food stand. 

Read a book set in Greece.
Read a book with a white building on the cover.
Read a book with a 6 letter title.
Read a book with a title that has two consecutive vowels in it. What I Need J. Daniels 6/25/17
Read a book with a 1 or 4 in the publication date. 

2017 Betting on a Hot SEAL Cat Johnson 6/22/17

18. Miami Beach 
Rent a vintage tail-fin Caddy and cruise north on Collins Avenue to refuel at 14th Street’s La Sandwicherie, a tiny joint squeezed between a gas station and a tattoo parlor. Locals favor the pâté on baguette with a smoothie for beach excursions. Around the corner is the Thompson, Miami Beach, for a respite from the city's hyperactivity—the hotel hugs the calm waters of Biscayne Bay and is a comfortable distance from the sparkly lights of South Beach. Get a jump on the next trendy neighborhood with an architectural walking tour of MiMo or just do a self-guided drive to see the atomic age icons along Biscayne Boulevard. All this groovy style inspiring you to go retro? Set the alarm early to shop for great vintage looks at the Lincoln Road Mall Sunday flea market.

Read a book where a character rents a car. Sin City Seduction L.L. Kellogg 6/9/17
Read a book with a two word, five letters in each word title.
Read a book with a character that goes to a flea market. I Want It That Way Ann Aguirre 7/11/17
Read a book with an atomic age icon on the cover.
Read a book with BAY in the title or series name.

19. Grenada 
Some 200 years ago, the writer Henry Nelson Coleridge called Grenada a “poet’s Arcadia.” And for decades to come, the tiny Caribbean island, with its powerful waterfalls that flow into the sea and fragrant nutmeg trees, remained an insiders’ secret. The opening of the Bali-inspired Laluna Resort and the more recent Mount Cinnamon Beach Resort, on a white-sand beach, heralded a new level of sophistication. But Grenada’s authenticity and natural appeal remain. One-sixth of the land is protected wilderness, including Grand Étang, a crater lake set atop an extinct volcano. Farmers still sell fresh fruit and spices at the market, and in the French-colonial capital, St. George’s, the winding roads are lined with boutiques like Tikal, which carries local crafts. On Friday nights, listen to steel drums at the fish fry that takes over the small village of Gouyave. End your day at the beachside Aquarium, for West Indian barbecue served beneath the stars.

Read a book with a MC that is a writer. Talk Me Down Victoria Dahl 7/5/17
Read a book where characters eat outside. Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17
Read a book with a fruit on the cover.
Read a book with a title that begins with a G or ends with an A.
Read a book from this Scent, Perfume, Lotion and Soap Making in Romance list OR Smells OR Perfumista's Library Part 2 

20. San Camp, Botswana 
The middle of nowhere, recast as one of the sexiest places on earth? Only in Africa—the stark Makgadikgadi Pans in northeastern Botswana, to be precise. The Uncharted Africa Safari Company’s legendary San Camp, which opened in 1994 and is a favorite of safari enthusiasts such as photographer Peter Beard, has been completely updated. The tented main lodge is now far more roomy and luxurious, without sacrificing a shred of the original San’s sensual charms: extra-long chaise longues in buttery leather; swing beds big enough for two. On the perimeter, six very private white-canvas tents are appointed with tall four-poster beds and handwoven textiles. If you want to see more of Botswana, Uncharted Africa arranges multiday safaris through the Okavango Delta, where zebra and cheetah roam along dried floodplains, and the Western Kalahari lands of the Bushmen.

Read a book where a character has "sensual charms". Mr. Match J.A. Huss 6/18/17
Read a book with WHITE or TENT in the title.
Read a book with a wild animal on the cover. Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater Sinner Maggie Stiefvater 8/27/17
Read a book published in 1994.
Read a book from this Textile Mill Fiction list OR Fabrics 

21. Northern California 
North of San Francisco, past Muir Woods, the Marin roads wind through Ewok forest that opens into deer-, sheep-, and cow-studded farmland and then magically folds back into dense forest, until eventually you come to the Pacific spread out under the cliff—as if someone has tried to cram all of America into one place. Check into Manka’s Inverness Lodge, which specializes in awesome food in the the dining room, and coziness (fireplaces, flannel curtains, shelves of old books, and an arkful of taxidermied animals) in the guest rooms. The next morning, explore Point Reyes Station, an Old West–meets-crunchy yuppie town lined with cutesy storefronts. When the lodge’s extensive breakfast finally wears off, load up on picnic supplies at the Cowgirl Creamery, inside Tomales Bay Foods, and have a picnic 
table at Dillon Beach, a 150-year-old summer resort and surfing cove.

Read a book with a MPG Science Fiction or Fantasy. Devils and Details Devon Monk 8/3/17
Read a book with a "woodsy" cover. Explain it to us.
Read a book set in a small coastal town. Part Time Cowboy Maisey Yates 8/2/17
Read a book with POINT or STATION in the title.
Read a book with a deer, sheep, or cow on the cover.

22. Honolulu 
Check into the Royal Hawaiian, the pink palazzo-style icon on Waikiki Beach which reopened this year after a $100 million-plus overhaul, with a brand-new pool and a reimagined Mailani Tower this past April. Here, guests enjoy a dedicated concierge team, nightly cocktail hours at the lounge, and private lanais. Save one evening for dinner at the Halekulani Hotel and its grand restaurant, La Mer. Specialties include squid ink-filled ravioli and slow-cooked abalone with chorizo essence, bested only by the dazzling beach views. For lunch, grab a pho French dip at the Pig & the Lady. Don’t miss a stop at Manu Antiques, a vast treasure trove of vintage aloha shirts and silver Hawaiian jewelry. Alo-ha! 

Read a book set in a capital city. Turbo Twenty-Three Janet Evanovich 6/10/17
Read a book with a pool on the cover.
Read a book where the characters drink a cocktail. Tell us which one!

Mimosa The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17
Read a book with a 4 syllable word in the title.
Read a book from this All Things Hawaiian list 

23. Colchagua Valley, Chile 
A 2 1/2-hour drive north from Santiago leads to the heart of Chilean wine culture, Colchagua Valley. More than 30 wineries are scattered among the region’s colonial towns and haciendas, including Emiliana Orgánico. The most stunning of all is Clos Apalta, a new winery in the micro-valley of Apalta. With its rounded wood exterior and spiraling staircase, the structure resembles a deconstructed wine barrel. Clos Apalta shares a woody hillside with the Lapostolle Residence, just four 1,000-square-foot casitas with exposed beams and Cambodian silk curtains. For dinner, head to the nearby Asador del Valle, a rustic restaurant where three chef brothers roast Patagonia lamb whole on the spit.

Read a book with a staircase or stairs on the cover.
The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney The Girl Before J.P. Delaney 6/3/17
Read a book with a publication date that contains a 0, 1, 3, or 4.
Read a book with a MC whose name starts with a C or V. Mr. Corporate J.A. Huss 6/16/17
Read a book where a character has brothers. Tell us their names.
Read a book where wine is featured (not where they casually have a glass of wine) or from this Wine and Roses Romances featuring Wineries list 

24. Bar Harbor, Maine 
Down east Maine is dotted with private islands—Oar, Clapboard, Chanterelle—where couples can play Yankee castaways. One of our favorites is the four-acre Spectacle Island, a short boat ride from Bar Harbor. The best time to go is June to September. Book Spectacle Island Estate, a three-bedroom cottage on this spruce-covered spot in Frenchman Bay, well ahead of time. The master suite has spectacular sea views, a four-poster bed, and a whirlpool. The wood-burning fireplace in the living room is cozy on foggy nights, while the wraparound porch makes for good afternoon bird-watching, when gulls and osprey swoop along the shoreline. Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island offers rugged hiking trails (or walk along the beach and watch the lobster boats). The island rental also includes a seaworthy 27-foot powerboat manned by a licensed captain. Catch the boat back to Bar Harbor and have a seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobsters at La Bella Vita,in the Harborside Hotel.

Read a book set in Maine.
Read a book with a character that is a captain.
Read a book set in the summer. That Summer Lauren Willig 6/26/17
Read a book by an author whose first or last initial is a B or H. Mr. Mysterious J.A. Huss 6/17/17
Read a book with ISLAND in the title.

25. Las Brisas, Mexico 
Although it’s just 25 minutes from Ensenada, Las Brisas del Valle, set amid sandy boulders and Cabernet vines, beckons like an unexpected Tuscan estate. Chef V. Omar Garcia serves estate-made olive oil and local añejo cheese. Guests spend their days lounging on screened four-poster beds around the pool. Ask for the Lulu room, which has views of the Sierra Blanca and lavender-carpeted olive groves. Don’t miss taking a horseback ride among the desolate vineyards and countryside.

Read a book set in Mexico.
Read a book with a two word title. Under Pressure Lori Foster 7/3/17
Read a book where a character rides a horse. Adam Jennifer Ashley 7/15/17 
Read a book with a Mexican character.
Read a book with a cheesy or oily character. 

26. Maui, Hawaii
Georgia O’Keeffe was inspired to paint landscapes out on the remote Hana side of the island, known for its rugged beaches, horseback riding, and simple charms. The famous Blue Pool, an oceanside waterfall, is accessible only to those willing to ford a river and clamber over volcanic boulders. Stay at the Travaasa Hana, a flashback to old Hawaii, with cottages inspired by plantation houses. Toss the guidebook and explore the twists, turns, and stunning vistas of Maui’s 34-mile Hana Highway. On Honokalani Road, just off the Hana Highway, is Waianapanapa, a black-sand cove set between cliffs. Watch daredevils paddle their boards beyond the weathered rock arches and lava tubes jutting from the shore. At the Hasegawa General Store, load up on bargain surf shorts and folding beach chairs.

Read a book where a character surfs or goes to the beach. BOTH
Hide Your Heart Tracey Alvarez 8/10/17
Go to My Books. Choose the To-Read Page. At the bottom, chose the setting for 40 books. Choose #34 from any page.
Read a book with a four letter title.
Read a book set in Hawaii. Walking in Fire Cathryn Cade 7/21/17
Read a book by an author's whose first or last name starts with an H.

27. Palm Springs, California 
Two hours east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs has long attracted Hollywood power couples, from Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in the 50’s to Brad and Angelina. The newest draw for A-listers- The reborn L'Horizon, with private patios, outdoor bathtubs, and quick access to the Purple Palm restaurant, for a poolside meal of Mediterranean-inspired dishes. There’s more to do in Palm Springs than lounge by the pool: in a single afternoon you can hike through canyons and, after an eight-minute tram ride up Mount San Jacinto, toss snowballs in a fairy-tale alpine forest. Head downtown to browse the Midcentury Modern furniture shops along North Palm Canyon Drive. One of the best is the new Trina Turk Residential, stocked with vintage pieces and pillows upholstered in Turk’s signature graphic prints.

Read a book with a power couple.
Read a book with a palm on the cover.
Read a Series/TBR #8Personal Demon Kelley Armstrong 7/25/17
Read a book where characters experience summer and winter.  Wait for You J. Lynn 7/6/17
Read a book with PALM or Springs in the title.

28. Vancouver Island 
Off the west coast of Canada, this windswept isle has pristine beaches surrounded by old-growth rain forests, and a buzzing food scene in its chief city, Victoria. For a true end-of-the-road experience, head to Tofino: all forest, beach, and mountains. Cantilevered over the surf, Wickaninnish Inn is the place to hole up and watch romantic storms. If you’re tempted outside, Shell Beach, a hidden alcove on Chesterman Beach, is an ideal place to watch the sun set. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.

Read a book by a Canadian author. A Wild Ride Vivian Arend 6/22/17
Read a book where the first letter of each title word can be found in CANTILEVERED. (three word minimum) Into the Deep Samantha Young 7/7/17
Read a book with a character that can speak more than one language.
Read a book with BEACH in the title.
Read a book where the characters eat food from another country. Tell us what they ate.

29. Woodstock, Vermont
The town of Woodstock is a slice of classic Americana: a tableau of steepled churches, white picket fences, and covered bridges, all in the shadow of Vermont’s 
expansive Green Mountains. At the Woodstock Inn & Resort —recently updated by designer Alexandra Champalimaud—the 142 rooms have red wool throws 
on the maple four-poster beds, perfect to curl up in while sipping the hot chocolate delivered at turndown. F.H. Gillingham & Sons Country Store stocks maple cured 
hams and syrups—just what you need for an afternoon trek in the woods. Down the road in a former woolen mill, Shackleton Thomas sells handmade wooden bowls and 
ceramics. Before heading to the slopes of Suicide Six —Vermont’s oldest ski area—warm up with beef hash with poached eggs and housemade 
spicy ketchup on Sunday mornings at the Worthy Kitchen.

Read a book set in Vermont. Crow's Row Julie Hockley 6/29/17
Read a book set in the mountains.
Read a Series/TBR #6.
Read a book with a dessert or candy on the cover.

Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) by Beth Kendrick Cure for the Common Breakup Beth Kendrick 7/12/17
Choose a book from one of these Americana lists BUT it has to be set in the US. 

30. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 
With ecotourism oh-so-Disney now, you have to go pretty far to have the rain forest to yourself. Getting to the untouched Osa Peninsula is half the adventure—it includes a short plane ride from San José and a bumpy drive with rivers to ford. But, oh, the rewards: you might spot a wildcat or Baird’s tapir. Check into a 
bungalow, luxury tent, or Hacienda room at Luna Lodge perched on a mountain facing Corcovado National Park. Prepare to share a trail with sloths, tapirs, kinkajous, anteaters, spider monkeys, and the occasional jaguar. Not natural enough? The eight stylish bungalows all have private tropical gardens. For an extra thrill, book a plane ride with Alfa Romeo Air Charters into Sirena, the heart of Corcovado. 

Read a book where characters have a long journey.
Read a book with a garden on the cover. Show us the cover.
Read a book where characters visit a nature park or zoo.
Read a book by an author whose initials are in OSA PENINSULA.

Hard to Hold Nicole Edwards 6/20/17
Read a book from this Jungle Love list or a book where the characters are outside more than they are inside.  
Lord of the High Lonesome Janet Dailey 7/8/17

31. St. Petersburg, Russia 
This former seat of imperial Russia has a surreal beauty, especially in the colder months when its fairy-tale architecture—the mint-green Winter Palace, the multi-striped onion domes of the Church on Spilled Blood—stands in sharp relief to the crystalline snow. The landmarks are worth a visit: the new 2,000-seat 
Mariinsky II theatre, which reflects the original in its glass-walled lobby, opened in 2013. The less-discovered Vasilievsky Island, west of the city center, is home to the low-lit Restoran, known for its house-infused vodkas and pelmeni, Siberian dumplings filled with ground elk meat. Spend the night in one of the painstakingly restored rooms at the new Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, a grand yellow mansion guarded by marble lions. 

Read a book set in Russia.
Read a book published in 2013. Takedown Twenty Janet Evanovich 6/5/17
Read a book with a green or yellow cover.
Read a book with a MC whose name that starts with a letter in VODKAS. 

Fallout Sara Paretsky 7/9/17
Read a set in winter.

32. Antigua 
With miles of rugged Caribbean coastline and 365 beaches, you’re assured of more than a few private patches of sand on Antigua. But couples might want to stay put at just one—if they’re at the Hermitage Bay resort. Etched into a lush hillside overlooking the bay are 27 cottage suites, plunge pools, and open-air verandas with billowing white curtains that frame the views. From the highest point in Antigua—where the remains of General Shirley’s 17th-century fort still stand—the sun sets 
beautifully over English Harbour and Galleon Beach. Go on a Sunday night and you’ll meet locals who gather there for a regular sunset party.

Read a book set in another century.
Read a book set in the Caribbean.
Read a book where the characters go to a party.
Read a book whose title starts with a letter in ANTIGUA. 

The Almost Sisters Joshilyn Jackson 7/20/17
Read a book with a page count that contains a 3, 6, or 5. 

368 pages Riveted Jay Crownover 6/15/17

33. Sedona Arizona
In the spring, before the summer's heat settles in, you can enjoy the stunning scenery from the deck or porch of your vacation rental. Shoppers and cultural buffs head to Uptown Sedona for boutiques while millions make their way to the vortex tours. Sedona’s vortex energy, world-renowned for its ability to transform, awaken and heal those who enter it. Dine in the excellent restaurants or browse the art galleries of Tlaquepaque. Don't miss sunset at Airport Mesa, Slide Rock State Park or any of the myriad hiking trails that bring you up into Sedona's famous red rocks.

Read a book where a character has transformed in some way - (personality, physically, character, business, etc.) - Drew changed when he let Shelby and love into his life. Revenge Lexi Blake 6/21/17
Read a with a red cover.
Read a book with one of the following words in the title - Slide - Rock - State - or Park.
Read a book set in Arizona. Fire Brand Susan Kyle 7/9/17
Read a book where characters enjoy the sunset.

34. Negril, Jamaica 
Check in at Rockhouse the ultrahip hangout named for its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea. Be sure to cut yourself loose from the comforts of your waterfront nest to explore the island. A 15-minute cab ride from the Rockhouse, the Royal Palm Reserve buzzes with more than 300 types of birds, butterflies, and reptiles. Kayak along the coast to Rick’s Café for a rum punch, a dip in the pool, and a view of the daily cliff-diving show.

Read a book whose title starts with a N or J.
Read a book with a bird, butterfly, and reptile on the cover.
Read a book where the characters kayak. Redemption Bay RaeAnne Thayne 7/28/17
Read a book with an "ultrahip" character.
Read a book with a blue or aquamarine cover. 
Wicked Ride (The Wicked Horse, #4) by Sawyer Bennett Wicked Ride Sawyer Bennett 7/6/17

35. Nelamangala, India 
The ashram meets the Amanresort at Shreyas, a farmland yoga retreat 22 miles outside Bangalore. Its four cottages and eight tented chalets—with all the typical luxuries (but no television)—are scented with scattered jasmine, frangipani, and rose petals. Couples spend most of the day indoors, recharging with rigorous 
twice-daily Hatha yoga classes and vegetarian dishes prepared with produce from the gardens. Visit the stilted thatched hut on the edge of the gardens, built for meditation; it resembles the lookout platforms used by colonial tiger-hunters.

Read a book set in India.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Read a book where a character practices yoga. The Witness Nora Roberts 6/14/17
Read a book with a publication date that contains a 2, 4, or 8.
Form a word from the letters in NELAMANGALA and find a title to read with that word. Here's a helper . 
GAME Head in the Game Lily Cahill 6/18/17

36. Cabarete, Dominican Republic 
Just 10 minutes from the small bustling beach town of Cabarete, the 10 bungalows of Natura Cabañas, with roofs made of palm fronds and stone-and-bamboo interiors, blend into the jungle-like environs. The earthy spa menu includes mud wraps and salt scrubs; the two restaurants prepare organic dishes, from ceviche to fish stir-fry. Activity-seekers can turn to the helpful staff, who will arrange scuba diving in Sosúa Bay and horseback riding through nearby villages. Hang ten at Cabarete Surf Camp, which specializes in kite surfing.

Read a Series/TBR # 10.
Read a book where the characters go under the water - scuba, snorkeling, submarine, etc.
Read a book with eight letters in the title. Can be more than one word!

Salvaged Jay Crownover 7/17/17
Read a book with a synonym of Cabana in the title.
Read a book where a character goes to a spa. 
The Liar Nora Roberts 7/21/17

37. Buenos Aires 
Though its grand boulevards and Belle Époque–style palaces give Buenos Aires a genteel air, underneath lies an unmistakably bohemian heart. Nowhere is this more apparent than in up-and-coming San Telmo, famous for its Sunday antiques market. Along the narrow cobblestoned streets, faded mansions have been transformed into hotels, such as the Bonito Buenos Aires and the classic Palacio Duhau—Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, a stylish property in a Neoclassical mansion. Restaurants run the gamut from the innovative La Vinería de Gualterio Bolívar, where chef Alejandro Digilio plays with foams and candied lacquering in his pint-size space, to old-school parrillas (grills) like Desnivel. This is prime tango territory, and if you can’t make a show at the sultry Bar Sur, catch a mini-performance in the windows of one of San Telmo’s many dance schools. End the night at the atmospheric El Federal, a watering hole open since 1864.

Read a book with a genteel character. Return to Tradd Street Karen White 8/18/17
Read a book where the characters dance. The Heart's Shrapnel S.J. Lynn 6/9/17
Read a book with a title that uses all 5 vowels.
Read a book set in the The Belle Époque Era - 1871 to 1914.
Read a book with GOOD, AIRS, FAIR, or WINDS in the title. You may use the singular form of the words.

38. Ireland’s West Coast 
The emerald landscapes and deserted beaches of Ireland’s wild west have long attracted painters, poets, and romantics. Explore the majestic coastline of the Ring of Kerry; the Lakes of Killarney; and the flat, untamed moorlands of Connemara, then step into one of the many pubs for a pint of Guinness. Stay at Moy House, situated on a 15-acre expanse of open rippling pasture and mature woodland above Lahinch Bay. Built in the 18th century by a minor nobleman, Moy House may not be the loveliest house in County Clare from an architectural point of view, though you may find it impressive in a fort-like, defensive, Wuthering Heights sort of way. Its position on the coast and just 45 minutes from Shannon Airport makes it a perfect base for touring the region.

Read a book set in Ireland.
Read a book with beer or cocktail on the cover.
Read a book with a painter or a poet character. Between Seasons Aida Brassington 7/31/17
Read a book by an author who has an Irish name. A Monster Calls Patrick Ness 6/23/17
Read a book from this Best Irish Books list 

39. Mendoza, Argentina 
Chef Francis Mallemann runs the destination-in-its-own-right restaurant, Siete Fuegos, at Vines Resort & Spa. The property is set on 1,500 acres of private vineyards outside Mendoza, offering plates such as grilled Argentinean steaks and hearty empanadas. Order a bottle of Malbec, Cabernet Francs, or Syrah (which you can blend yourself with on-site expert winemakers)—and enjoy every sip with views of the Andean peaks and the sound of chirping crickets. Sleep it off in one of the hotel's 22 villas, set with rough-hewn stone fireplaces, outdoor soaking tubs, and private patios. Adventurous guests should take to the mountains 
for horseback riding and hiking, and for skiing in the winter.

Read a book where a character goes on vacation to another country.
Read a book with the word cricket/s in the text. Tell us the sentence and page number/Location.

Duncan's Bride Linda Howard 6/23/17 p 34 I want to sit on the porch swing and listen to the frogs and crickets.
Read a book with 150-500 pages. Tell us the page count.
Read a book where a character is someone's guest. Tell us what kind of guest.

Eliza was an overnight guest after she was hit by Aiden's car when he hit black ice. 
Snow Angel Cove RaeAnne Thayne 7/27/17
Go to My Books. Choose the To-Read Page. At the bottom, chose the setting for 30 books. Choose #22 from any page.

40. Atacama Desert, Chile 
Though stark from a distance, the world’s driest desert is an expansive, exotic landscape studded with oases, majestic dunes, and thermal pools. This is an ideal 
destination for those who enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Bonus: romantic sunsets and starry nights. Tierra Atacama, steps from the town of 
San Pedro de Atacama, is bordered by ancient native algarroba and chanar trees. Inside, the 34 rooms are swathed in natural beiges and browns, and at the 
4,850-square-foot spa, couples can book decadent treatments using local volcanic mud, salts, and herbs. Tierra Atacama will arrange for a sunrise excursion to 
El Tatio geyser, or a rock-climbing lesson in the village of Socaire. Dine at Café Adobe, a local favorite with a crackling bonfire centerpiece, or Restaurante 
Ckunna, located in what was once San Pedro de Atacama’s first schoolhouse. Don’t miss the handicrafts market—Mercado de Artesanías—at the corner of Ckilapana and 
Socaire, in San Pedro de Atacama, where you can buy downy-soft alpaca and llama wraps made by artisans in nearby Cámar and Toconao.

Read a book where a character rides a bicycle. The Strangers on Montagu Street Karen White 8/17/17
Read a book with beiges and browns on the cover.
Read a book with a title that starts with A but you're not allowed to use A and An.

Archer's Voice Mia Sheridan 6/24/17
Read a book from the #GetOutside listopia.
Read a book from one of these Knitting Fiction OR lists 

41. Hoi An, Vietnam 
This well-preserved 15th-century port town made its fortune from trade, but today it’s all about the beaches, from the infamous China Beach to the willow-lined Cua Dai. After some sun worship, couples can wander through the town’s picturesque streets, taking in the buildings of varying architectural styles, cafés, galleries, and silk shops. Check into the Nam Hai —a high-design hotel fronted by a three-quarter-mile stretch of private beach. Executive chef Richard Wilson's eclectic dishes run the gamut from Vietnamese-style banana leaf-steamed seabass to Canadian scallops with yellow lime—helping to make this one of the most exciting properties around.

Read a book with a yellow or lime coverTop Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich Top Secret Twenty-One Janet Evanovich 6/5/17
Read a book with a character that is an architect.
Read a book from the Foodie genre.
Read a book by an author whose first or last initial is in VIETNAM
Hard to Handle Nicole Edwards 7/18/17
Read a book with a character that lives in a hotel.

42. Balapitiya, Sri Lanka 
Set above the mighty Madhu River, half a mile inland from the Indian Ocean, every suite of the River House is a private compound—some have private gardens, while others boast personal outdoor jacuzzis or plunge pools. All are precisely decorated with Southeast Asian and Indian antiques sourced by owner and local design guru Nayantara Fonseka. River House boatmen lead long, lazy tours of the Madhu, where some 100 species of birds as well as yard-long lizards share tiny islands 
with Buddhist monasteries and cinnamon plantations.

Go to Browse. Hover over it and click on Explore. Go down to Popular This Week. Click. Pick a book from that list. Tell us what week it was generated from.
Read a book set on a plantation or farm.
Read a book with CINNAMON or another spice name in the title.
Read a book by author whose initials are in BALAPITIYA. The Weekend Wife Toni Blake 7/30/17
Read a book with a character that is a furniture maker. 
As Long As You Love Me Ann Aguirre 7/10/17

43. Krabi Island, Thailand 
Many beaches in Southern Thailand are overrun with Western travelers, but the quiet stretch of powdery sand known as Rai Lay, on Krabi Island—only accessible by boat—is an exception. Its towering limestone cliffs and tropical foliage, and the crystal-blue waters of the Andaman Sea, make this low-key hideaway a romantic alternative to places like Phuket. Where to stay? Bordered by beaches on three sides, the 26-acre Rayavadee is made up of 103 airy two-level bungalows—some set in 
the jungle and others overlooking Phranang Beach. At sunset, sip a coconut cocktail at the Grotto restaurant, tucked into a limestone cliff. And don’t skip the fresh food grilled by locals right on the beach: corn on the cob, chicken skewers, and chunks of pineapple.

Read a book with a blue cover. 
On A Night Like This (Callaways, #1) by Barbara Freethy On A Night Like This Barbara Freethy 6/2/17 
Read a book with a title that starts with K or I. The Impact of You Kendall Ryan 6/24/17
Read a book with a cliff on the cover.
Read a book from the 2013 or 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards list.
Read a book from any blog post on this blog list . It's large! Tell us the name of the blog post. 

44. Helsinki 
Chairs, vases, wallpaper—the Finns do it all with style. Take Finlandia Hall, the massive white Alvar Aalto edifice, or Hvitträsk, Eliel Saarinen’s house, which has become something of a shrine. The Church in the Rock is a miraculous place—not for religious reasons, but for its breathtaking interpretation of what a church can be: it looks like a flying saucer, landed in the middle of Temppeliaukio Square. Stay in the still-buzzy Klaus K Hotel, a restored 19th-century landmark decorated with mythical themes from Kalevala, a famed Finnish epic. 

Read a book with a round object on the cover.
Read a book where the author's first and last names start with the same letter, eg. Chanel Cleeton.

One Week Girlfriend Monica Murphy 7/7/17
Read a book with consecutive double letters in the title. Shooter Dahlia West 7/13/17
Read a book set in Scandanavia - (Finland, Sweden, Norway or Denmark).
Read a book with a mythical theme.

45. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia 
The Namib Desert is as dramatic as the landscape of the heart: flame-colored rolling dunes and expansive blue skies are punctuated only by a mysterious gemsbok or a lonely acacia tree. In the middle is a 450,000-acre nature reserve and Wolwedans, a tented camp on stilts. Accommodations are in tent-chalets with canvas blinds, overlooking grand terraces that pour out onto miles of empty sand. Begin your day watching the sunrise from your bed, take a safari drive or a hot-air balloon ride, and end with a four-course dinner. Splurge on a night in the Private Camp, pitched in a secluded valley two miles away, where your suite is the only man-made creation on the landscape.

Read a book with a cover of flame-colored rolling dunes or expansive blue skies.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery Secrets of the Tulip Sisters Susan Mallery 8/14/17
Read a Series/TBR #45.
Read a book where the characters go on safari or on a balloon ride.
Read a book tagged as Drama.
Read a book with a three word title.
 Love Me Again Jaci Burton 6/8/17

46. Fiji 
You arrive by seaplane at Navutu Stars, a barefoot resort on remote Yaqeta Island, swooping down over shimmering jade-green waters and a palmy white beach. In addition to a beautiful shoreline, great diving, and glamorous thatched bures—some with stunning soaking tubs carved into the smooth white-concrete floor—this South Pacific paradise has an adventurous chef who serves up Asian dishes with Mediterranean flair. Have a picnic on a nearby deserted island with a box lunch of grilled lobster and chilled white wine.

Read a book with bare feet on the cover. Found this Feet list. 
Read a book with a title that starts with F. Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17
Read a book with a remote setting.
Read a book set in the South Pacific.
Read a book where the characters go on a picnic. 
The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17

47. Courchevel, France 
The name of this alpine village in the Trois Vallées might well be French for “jet set.” Even so, it’s as romantic as it is glitzy: the wooden chalets, picturesque churches, and mountain views are as much a draw as the designer boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, and nightclubs. With five enclaves, each named for its elevation, at 1,000, 1,300, 1,550, 1,650, and 1,850 meters, Courchevel gets pricier and more sophisticated the higher 
up you go. Check into the year-old Oetker Collection hotel, L'Apogée Courchevel, with its velvet, leather, and black marble interiors. Best of all? The hotel offers ski in/ski out access to 375 miles of piste. 

Read a book set in France.
Read a book from one of these lists . Tell us the list and book number you chose.
Read a Series/TBR #5.
Read a book with a character that is from the “jet set”. Falling Hard Lexi Ryan 8/21/17
Read a book where a character stays in a hotel. 
Distraction Nicole Edwards 7/22/17

48. Essaouira, Morocco 
With its strong breezes, this Moroccan beach town—known as Wind City, Africa—is one of the world’s top windsurfing and kite-boarding spots. But there’s more to it than water sports: the local calendar is studded with world-class music and arts events, and galleries show internationally known artists. Wander the restored ramparts of the medina and past charming (though often crumbling) palaces and mansions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place to stay is Dar Loulema, perfect for living out your craziest Moroccan fantasy—and then some.

Read a book with a title that starts with a vowel. Almost Perfect Julie Ortolon 8/4/17
Read a book where something is being restored - building, home, marriage, etc.

Fading Starlight Kathryn Cushman 6/4/17
Read a book where a character does water sports.
Read a book set in Africa.
Read a book with a word in the title that is another word for WIND. 

49. Venice to Paris with Belmond 
It worked wonders for 007 and his sexy KGB double agent. Then again, why wouldn’t it? There’s the cinematic journey, passing through glittering ports of call. And the vintage carriages of the gleaming Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, whose compartments are fitted with mahogany panels inlaid in pearl and Art Deco marquetry. But it’s the black tie–only dining car, complete with four-course, 2 1/2-hour dinners, that truly transports passengers to a bygone era. Experience the luxurious side of train travel with the Belmond's route from Venice to Budapest to Paris. And don’t miss a soak in Budapest’s thermal-spring Gellért Baths.

Go to Lists. Type in James Bond. Select a book from one of the lists. Tell us the list and the number.
Read a book where characters ride a train.
Read a book with pearls on the cover. 
The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors, #2) by Sabrina Jeffries The Study of Seduction Sabrina Jeffries 9/4/17
Read a book set in France, Hungary or Italy.
Read a book where the characters go to a black tie affair.

Some Lucky Woman: Jana's Story Carmen DeSousa 8/4/17

50. Yunnan Province, China 
More than 10,000 feet above sea level, in the ancient heartland of Tibet’s Bon religion, 32 traditional farmhouses have been revamped into decadently rustic suites at Banyan Tree Ringha. Guest quarters are decorated with vivid thangkas and woolen carpets in the rich rust and maroon hues that are a local trademark, and each has an open hearth for cold winter nights as its centerpiece. Private balconies offer breathtaking views of the Ringha River and distant snowcapped peaks. After a day’s trek in the wilderness, rejuvenate with a hot-stone treatment at the spa. A creative set has fled the urban grind of Beijing and Shanghai and is transforming the traditional mud-brick houses of the surrounding villages into galleries, inns, and cafés. For a bit of a culture shock in misty Shangri-la, you can sip a martini at the bohemian bar Raven in Shangrila Old Town.

Read a book set in China.
Read a book with a cover that is a rust or maroon color.
Read a book with a title that starts with a Y. Y is for Yesterday Sue Grafton 9/10/17
Read a book where a character escapes. Tell us how. 

Alice was captured by a crazy man and she escaped after 26 years. 
Come Sundown Nora Roberts 7/23/17
Read a book with a synonym for province in the title.

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