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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Orbis Terrarum Challenge...

I came across this book challenge thru' one of the book blogs that I follow regularly. I found this pretty interesting 'coz I never knew there are so many different type of challenges that people take up for reading books! :) It starts from April 1st (tomorrow) till December' 20th. The challenge is to read 9 books in these 9 months by 9 different authors from different parts of the world.... Isn't that something unique?! Am really excited! I would never have put in so much thought to list down books from so many different authors if not for this... ! So here goes my list...

1. Waiting for the Mahatma- R.K Narayan (India)
2. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan)
3. The Conservationist- Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
4. Kafka on the shore - Haruki Murakami ( Japan)
5. Reading Lolita in Tehran- Azar Nafisi (Iran)
6. To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee (USA)
7. A thousand splendid suns - Khalid Hosseini (Afghanistan)
8. One hundred years of solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Columbia)
9. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (Australia)

The list might change a bit in the due course but mostly it would be the one above...

Btw.. I still have my Shantaram to read... I guess I will finish 5 more books by the time I complete this one! :)

5 comments:

bethany said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome!! Great to have you! It looks like you have a really great list too!

check back tomorrow I will do a kick-off post, and please let me know if you have any questions.

again, welcome!

Ramya said...

good luck on the challenge! that's a nice list you have there!:) my first book is "reading lolita in tehran"!:)
Ramya

molarbear's posts said...

Will read (have read) some of the books on your list, won't (haven't) read some of the others...but I am not going to rise to the challenge,either! I don't want any element of "must do" about my reading...

Me said...

Hey Pratima,
Glad that I hit upon your blog. Nice posts and this onez very informative. Awesome list you have man... Do pen your reviews on them.. I am planning to pick the challenge too. Happy reading...

Poornima Prabhu said...

Thanks to your blog, I came across a site which provides free blogger templates :). And all the best to you for the new challenge.