Around the World

Around the World Reading Challenge

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FINISHED!!!!

** 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 –

NORTH AMERICAN
Consolation
by Michael Redhill  (Canada)
2006 / 466 pages
rating: 8.75/ historical fiction – Toronto

and many more from the US

SOUTH AMERICAN:
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)

EUROPEAN:
Involuntary Witness
by Gianrico Carofiglio  (Italian)
translated by Patrick Creagh
2002 /290 pages
read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m
rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller

Suspended Sentences
by Patrick Modiano  (French)
2014 / 232 pages
rating – 9.25 / three novellas (autobiographical)

AFRICAN
The Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles
1949 / 352 pages
read by Jennifer Connelly 10h 30m
rating:  6 / classic

Maps
by Farah Nurruddin
1986 / 288 pages
rating – 8.5

AUSTRALIAN
The Rosie Effect
by Graeme Simsion
2014 / 352 pages
Read by Dan O’Grady 7h 32m
Rating:  7.5 / fiction (humor)

ASIAN
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

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