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message 1: by Meagan (last edited Oct 29, 2011 02:47PM) (new)

Meagan (meaganmarble) I'm so excited to give this a try! I'm listing most of the books that have an English and Spanish version twice, I haven't decided if I'm going to try to read them in Spanish or English. I definitely borrowed some of the books from the Master List as well!

1. Afghanistan
A Thousand Splendid Suns

2. Albania
Broken April

3. Algeria
The Stranger

4. Argentina
Pájaros en la boca

5. Australia
The Thorn Birds

6. Belgium
The Angel Maker

7. Brazil
The Seamstress

8. Bulgaria
La Historiadora- Spanish version of "The Historian"

9. Canada
Life of Pi

10. Chile
The House of the Spirits OR La casa de los espíritus

11. China
The Russian Concubine

12. Colombia
Love in the Time of Cholera OR El amor en los tiempos del cólera

13. Congo
The Poisonwood Bible

14. Cuba
The Old Man and the Sea

15. Czech Republic
The Trial

16. Dominican Republic
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

17. Ecuador
Galápagos

18. Egypt
The Heretic Queen

19. England
Rebecca

20. Estonia
The Czar's Madman

21. Ethiopia
Cutting for Stone

22. Finland
The Summer Book

23. France
A Moveable Feast

24. Germany
The Book Thief

25. Hong Kong
The Piano Teacher

26. Hungary
Embers

27.Iceland
Jar City

28. India
The Enchantress of Florence

29. Iran
Reading Lolita in Tehran

30.Ireland
P.S. I Love You

31. Italy
Perdona si te llamo amor Spanish version of Scusa ma ti chiamo amore

32. Japan
Memoirs of a Geisha

33. Mexico
Like Water for Chocolate OR Como agua para chocolate

34. Morocco
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

35. Netherlands
The Assault

36. New Zealand
The Bone People

37. Norway
The Orange Girl

38. Poland
The Street of Crocodiles

39. Portugal
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

40. Romania
The Appointment: A Novel

41. Russia
Doctor Zhivago

42. Rwanda
Baking Cakes in Kigali

43. Scotland
To the Lighthouse

44. Sierra Leone
A Long Way Gone

45. South Africa
Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

46. Spain
The Shadow of the Wind OR La Sombra del Viento

47. Sweden
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

48. Turkey
My Name is Red

49. Ukraine
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

50. United States
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

51. Vatican City
Angels & Demons

52. Wales
The Mabinogion


message 2: by Genia (new)

Genia Lukin The Thorn Birds was a book I really, really liked - a long time ago.

Uh... I might be missing something, but how is The Fellowship of the Ring South African? I'm really curious.


message 3: by Meagan (last edited Oct 29, 2011 02:47PM) (new)

Meagan (meaganmarble) Wrong list for South Africa. Should read "Playing the Enemy." I'm trying to compile two lists for two challenges and overstepped myself.


message 4: by Genia (new)

Genia Lukin You could always shuffle it for England instead of Rebecca... assuming you don't want to also read Rebecca.


message 5: by Meagan (new)

Meagan (meaganmarble) I just realized that I'd posted on the wrong thread. I'm doing another post where we're reading by countries of birth of the authors, and some of mine for this list are wonkity because I posted the wrong ones.


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 1297 comments Mod
I imagine Enchantress of Florence is under the wrong country too?


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 1297 comments Mod
This is a great list, and I've updated your selections on the master list. There are a few titles on here I wish I could read again for the first time - The Summer Book, The Historian, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao were all great favorites of mine.


message 8: by Genia (new)

Genia Lukin I'm (most likely) reading Doctor Zhivago too. Er, in Russian, though.


Anne (On semi-hiatus) (reachannereach) Genia wrote: "I'm (most likely) reading Doctor Zhivago too. Er, in Russian, though."

Me too, but in English, of course.


Meagan, are you reading Dr. Z in Spanish? This could be a whole new and different type of group read.


message 10: by Judy (new)

Judy (patchworkcat) | 2212 comments Nice list, Meagan. Will you be joining us in the group read of The Poisonwood Bible? We would love to have you. :)


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue I read Dr Zhivago last winter in another group or I'd join you all. Really liked the book. Enjoy.


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