Around the World Reading Challenge
** Challenge: to read and blog about at least six books in 2015, with the following stipulations:
- At least one book must be by a North American author.
- At least one book must be by a South American author.
- At least one book must be by a European author.
- At least one book must be by an African author.
- At least one book must be by an Asian author.
- At least one book must be by an Australian author.
Comment – I usually read a lot of English and US books – Asia is easy enough as is Australian. South American and African are harder –
by Michael Redhill (Canada)
2006 / 466 pages
rating: 8.75/ historical fiction – Toronto
and many more from the US
The Hummingbird’s Daughter
by Luis Alberto Urrea (Mexican – South American? – Latin American!)
2005 / 528 pages
read by Luis Alberto Urea (the author) 18h 25m
(read and listened)
rating: 9.5 – historical fiction (mystical realism)
by Gianrico Carofiglio (Italian)
translated by Patrick Creagh
2002 /290 pages
read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m
rating: B+ / crime – legal thriller
by Patrick Modiano (French)
2014 / 232 pages
rating – 9.25 / three novellas (autobiographical)
The Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles
1949 / 352 pages
read by Jennifer Connelly 10h 30m
rating: 6 / classic
by Farah Nurruddin
1986 / 288 pages
rating – 8.5
The Rosie Effect
by Graeme Simsion
2014 / 352 pages
Read by Dan O’Grady 7h 32m
Rating: 7.5 / fiction (humor)
The Gift of Rain
by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
2007 / 432 pages
Rating 9 / historical fiction
The Lives of Others
by Neel Mukherjee
2013/ 505 pages
rating: 8.75 / historical fiction