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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Orbis Terrarum 2009


One of my favorite challenges is back for 2009! Bethany has done an AWESOME job creating a challenge blog and has added several new and FUN aspects to the challenge, including a book swap and tie-in film challenge.

The basic challenge remains the same: read 10 books by 10 different authors from 10 countries (author's country of origin or where he/she lives). The challenge runs through 2009 and participants can change their book-picks at any time. To increase my exposure to world literature, I'm not allowing myself to pick any books from countries that I picked last year.

My list of possible reads:

The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah (lives in Morocco) -- completed 3/25/09; review here

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (born in New Zealand)

The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) -- completed 5/3/09; review here

The Double by Jose Saramago (Portugal)

A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul (born in Trinidad) -- completed 9/3/09; review

Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) -- completed 3/22/09; review here

Daughter of China: A True Story of Love and Betrayal by Meihong Xu and Larry Engelmann (China) -- completed 7/18/09; review here

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (born in Zimbabwe) -- completed 4/20/09; review here

If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino (Italy)

Nana by Emile Zola (France) -- completed 10/11/09; review

Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee (South Africa)

The Great Fire: A Novel by Shirley Hazzard (born in Australia)

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (born in Sweden) -- completed 4/24/09; review here

Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin (China)

After Dark by Haruki Murakami (Japan)

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Ireland) -- completed 5/10/09; review here

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Australia)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)

Drown by Junot Diaz (Dominican Republic)

1 comments:

bethany said...

welcome to the 2009 OT challenge!! I hope it is even better than last year :) It is so fun to interact with you all.

Thanks so much for joining in!