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message 1: by Lisa (Harmonybites) (last edited Dec 24, 2013 06:57AM) (new)

Lisa (Harmonybites) | 160 comments Of the below, 16 of the main selections as well as the alternates come from The Ultimate Reading List. The books listed below are subject to change depending on their availability in my neighborhood Barnes and Noble.

AFRICA
Congo - Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible review
Egypt, Mika Waltari, The Egyptian review
Ethiopia - Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone review
Kenya - Beryl Markham, West with the Night review
Libya - Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men review
Mali - Frank T. Kryza, The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold review
Nigeria - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun review
Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography review
Sierra Leone - Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love review
South Africa - Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country review
Sudan - Dave Eggers, What Is the What review
Zimbabwe - Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing review

ASIA
Cambodia - Loung Ung - First They Killed My Father review
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table review
China - Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China review
India - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake review
Indonesia - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love review
Iran - Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran review
Israel - Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness review
Japan - Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go review
Nepal - Pico Iyer, Video Night in Kathmandu review
North Korea, Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son review
Philippines - Tess Uriza Holthe, When the Elephants Dance review
Turkey - Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar review
Vietnam - Tatjiana Soli, The Lotus Eaters review

AUSTRALIA and OCEANA
Australia - Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines review
New Zealand - Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider review

EUROPE
Austria - Joy Adamson, Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds review
Czech Republic - Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis review
Denmark - Lois Lowry, Number the Stars review
England - George Eliot, Middlemarch, review
France - Julia Child, My Life in France review
Germany - Cornelius Ryan, Longest Day review
Ireland - Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes review
Italy - Dava Sobel, Galileo's Daughter review
Lithuania - Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray review
Netherlands - Baruch Spinoza, Ethics review
Russia - Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita review
Scotland - Arthur Herman, How the Scots Invented the Modern World review
Switzerland - Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract - review

NORTH AMERICA
Canada - Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie review
Mexico - Tony Cohan, On Mexican Time: review

SOUTH AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN
Anguilla - Melinda and Robert Blanchard, A Trip to the Beach review
Brazil - Candice Millard, The River of Doubt review
Cuba - Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana review
Dominican Republic - Julia Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies review
Guyana - Julia Scheeres, A Thousand Lives review
Jamaica - Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica review
Peru - Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki review
Puerto Rico - Esmeralda Santiago, When I Was Puerto Rican review
Uruguay - Nando Parrado, Miracle in The Andes review
Venezuela - W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions review


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue nice list. some I read this year, some were on this year's list but unread. some I definitely plan to get to and have.


message 3: by Lisa (Harmonybites) (last edited Dec 22, 2012 04:23AM) (new)

Lisa (Harmonybites) | 160 comments Sue wrote: "nice list. some I read this year, some were on this year's list but unread. some I definitely plan to get to and have."

Some are left overs from The Ultimate Reading List , that's provided fodder for three years of reading, most of the African selections from the bibliography of a book I read for this year's challenge, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight--one of the more winning books, and several authors and books I've been meaning to get to forever but have never managed to (Nabokov, Greene, Waugh, Ondaatje). It should make for an interesting year of reading!


Lisa (Harmonybites) | 160 comments Judy wrote: "I'm seeing some excellent reading there, Lisa. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin is a book that I am drooling over for my upcoming Aussie book voyage."

I'm excited to read that too--one of those I found recommended on The Ultimate Reading List


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Nice list.


Lisa (Harmonybites) | 160 comments Osho wrote: "Nice list."

Thanks!


message 7: by Sue (new)

Sue Just found a copy of The Songlines in a box on my sunporch. I knew I had it in the past and wondered what happened to it. Now I can read it too--maybe next year!


Lisa (Harmonybites) | 160 comments Sue wrote: "Just found a copy of The Songlines in a box on my sunporch. I knew I had it in the past and wondered what happened to it. Now I can read it too--maybe next year!"

Yay!


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