Yes I am bringing back Turtle Recall for its third year~!
2021 Was a bit of a bust on my end (more in that in a wrap up post) but I do enjoy hosting this reading challenge. I do hope to get a bit more interactions in the goodreads group next year but that also depends on those joining in.
Read books set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. This challenge isn’t to read the whole of the series as I know that is a big commitment. Just hop along reading the Discworld novels. Ones you still need to read or ones that you want to reread.
- You can set your own goal or reach for the levels down below.
- All Formats count
- All 41 Discworld books count
- All short stories and graphic novels count
- Companion books count as well as they are a part of Discworld. I have also seen books that talk about Discworld and all that. They can be allowed as well, however don’t do this more than once. This challenge is really about Pratchett’s own words (or Stephen Briggs and Paul Kidby (Discworld Imaginarium) count too as they worked alongside Pratchett for a long time).
- Rereads count.
Levels to Reach For
Discworld is the world that all the stories are set in. It is a flat planet (disc) on the backs of four elephants who stand upon the great turtle A’Tuin. The Disc is about 10.000 miles wide. In the middle of Discworld lies the mountain Cori Celesti, and home to the Disc’s Gods.
Level 1 / The Counterweight Continent / 1-5 Books
The Counterweight Continent is on the other end of the Unnamed Continent and Klatch. It is much smaller in landmass than either of them but makes up for it in its crust that is made almost entirely out of gold and octiron. The octiron is cause of the rare sapient pear trees the contintent has. Wood from these trees create Luggages. Beware if you come across a Luggage. It is home to the Agatean Empire
Level 2 / Klatch / 6-10 Books
Klatch is one part of Discworld’s super continent and located on the other end of the Circle Sea. It includes the countries Klatch, Howondaland, Djelibebi and Ephebe to name a few. Those outside of Klatch view it as a barren, sandy land. In reality Klatch has jungles in Howondaland.
Level 3 / Lancre / 11-15 Books
Lancre is a place on the Unnamed Continent and lies in the Ramtop Mountains. It is a major earthing point for Discworld’s magic and as such you will often see witches and walking trees abound. It is quite unknown how big Lancre truly is because of the mountain area, but mostly of all because of the magic warping things.
Level 4 / Pseudopolis / 16-20 Books
Pseudopolis, which means false city, is also known as Psephopololis according to the Discworld mapp. It has a school of magic called Braseneck College that has a longstanding rivalry with The Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork. Nothing much seems to happen here…
Level 5 / Ankh-Morpork / 21-25 Books
Ankh-Morpork is city on the Unnamed Continent. The name refers to itself, behind walls, and the surrounding suburbs and neighbouring farms. It is partly build upon itself as when the river (Ankh) flooded they just continued to build on the abanded buildings. Ankh-Morpork thrives on guilds. There are guilds for every profession. From thieves to clowns.
Level 6 / Unseen University / 26-30 Books
The Unseen University is a school of wizardy. The university is set in Ankh-Morpork. The Faculty are mostly filled up by old wizards, and strangely, one orangutan librarian. The head of the school is the archangelor, a position currently held by Ridcully. Another, somewhat, known figure is Rincewind. He holds various unwanted positions in the school for which he receives no salary.
Level 7 / The Rimfall / 31-35 Books
The Rim is the end of the world. The Rimfall is the endless waterfall there. It flows into space and takes many unfortunate things along with it.
Level 8 / Death’s Domain / 36-41 Books
Death’s Domain is, as the name suggests, the domain of Death, the reaper of Discworld. It lays outside of time and space. He lives there with his manservant Albert, his horse Binky and the Death of Rats. Almost everything is in different shades of black. Mon Repos is the main house and the inside is much larger than the outside.
A lot of things we will be doing for Turtle Recall will be hosted in the goodreads group that you can find here. There will be nominations for the readalongs and general chat things there. You can obviously take part in the readalong basics without entering the goodreads group but if you want a bit extra, it is a fun group to join. We aren’t super super active so it isn’t hard to keep up with us haha.
Every 2 months we will have a readalong book. This will be in the months February, April, June, August, October. And in December we will be (re)reading Hogfather again because it is just perfect for it. The nominations and voting will be in the month prior.
Every discussion topic will be started by general questions to take along with you as you read. If you have read the book already or have questions after reading the book, please feel free to post questions to the other readers.