Life as a Journey is hosting a unique reading challenge. She has asked us to read seven books meeting seven different geographical criteria.
A book from....
- One of the 7 countries with the largest populations--Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, read by Grayce Wey (USA)
- One of the 7 highest countries in the world--The Places in Between by Rory Stewart (Afghanistan)
- One of the 7 oldest countries of the world--Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks--(Egypt/Iraq/Iran)--I'm fudging a bit on this one. The author travels all around the Middle East but spends significant time in these three countries
- One of the 7 megacities of the world--Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Mumbai/Bombay)
- One of the 7 countries with the most immigrants--The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak (Russia)
- A continent not visited yet--The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman (South America)
- A book with a journey from one continent to another--When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi (Afghanistan to England)
You can find lists and links, as well as more information, at Life as a Journey.
Update as of January 1, 2016: I'm counting this challenge as complete. I'm over halfway through The Discreet Hero and should finish it this weekend.
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