January 3, 2011

Global Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary:
The Easy Challenge
Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.

The Medium Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2011:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent
Try to find novels from fourteen different countries or states.

The Expert Challenge
Read three novels from each of these continents in the course of 2010:

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)
The Seventh Continent
Select novels from twenty-one different countries or states if possible. (For Australasia, selecting a different state for your last book will be acceptable)

Hosted by/Link: 2011 Global Reading Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

My Progress: 19/21 - FAILED -  90% Completed

My List:

Africa
1 Nigeria - Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2 Congo - The Witch Doctor's Wife - Tamar Myers
3

Asia
1 - Afghanistan - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
2 - China - Petals From the Sky - Mingmei Yip
3 - Russia - Beautiful Assassin - Michael White

Australasia/ Oceania
1 - New Zealand - The Garden Party and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield
2 - Papua New Guinea - Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
3

Europe
1 - Scotland - Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
2 -Ukraine - Moonlight in Odessa - Janet Skeslien Charles
3 - Ireland - Tipperary - Frank Delaney

North America / Central America
1 - Canada - The Birth House - Ami McKay
2 - Mexico - The Zigzag Way - Anita Desai
3 - USA - Halfway House - Katharine Noel

South America / Caribbean
1 - Jamaica - Pao - Kerry Young
2 - Trinidad - Valmiki's Daughter - Shani Mootoo
3 - Brazil - The Seamstress - Frances De Pontes Peebles

The Seventh Continent
1 - Space/Pegasus Galaxy - Hunt and Run (SGA #13) - Aaron Rosenberg
2 - Ancient/Mythological Greece/Afterlife - The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
3 - The Red and Mediterranean Seas - The Cat's Table - Michael Ondeetje 

Final Thoughts

So close! So Close! I even had my two books I had left for the challenge chosen. The hardest Continent was Australasia/Oceania. I wanted to do three different countries. Either way, I did travel the World through reading  and visited some new places in the process,

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