Saturday, February 28, 2009

Around The World In 80 Countries

Ongoing challenge with no time limit.
Book settings from 80 different countries (or authors from those countries)

England: The Sunflower Forest - Torey Hayden (author)
Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella (author and setting)
Romania: Fangland - John Marks (setting)
United States: Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison (author and setting)
India: The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy (author and setting)
Turkey: Harem - Barbara Nadel (setting)
Papa New Guinea Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones (setting)
Sweden: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (author and setting)
Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author and setting)
Argentina: Santa Evita - Tomas Eloy Martinez (author and setting)
Norway: Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson (author and setting)
Spain: Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (author and setting)
Somalia: Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali (author and part of setting)
Russia: House of Meetings - Martin Amis (setting)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway (setting)
Poland: The Soccer Wars - Ryszard Kapuscinski (author)
The Yemen: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen - Paul Torday (part of setting)
China: The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall (setting)
Italy: The Rossetti Letter - Christi Phillips (setting)
Malaysia: The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng (author and setting)
Mexico: Tropic Of Orange - Karen Tei Yamashita (part of setting)
South Africa: Devil's Peak - Deon Meyer (author and setting)
France: Sepulchre - Kate Mosse (setting)
Lebanon : DeNiro's Game - Rawi Hage (setting and author)
Germany : Fatherland - Robert Harris (setting)
Kenya : The Camel Bookmobile - Masha Hamilton (setting)
Chile : Ines Of My Soul - Isabel Allende (author and setting)
Canada Dead Cold - Louise Penny
Australia: The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton (setting and author)
Holland: The Devil's Company - David Liss (setting)
Bosnia: People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks (setting)
Haiti: Island Beneath The Sea - Isabel Allende (setting)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

100 Book Reading Challenge 2010

30. The Flying Troutmans - Miriam Toews
29, Just One Look - Harlen Coben
28. The Blue Notebook - James L. Levine
27. The Return - Victoria Hislop
26. Obsession - Jonathan Kellerman
25. Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
24. Island Beneath The Sea - Isabel Allende
23. The Magicians - Lev Grossman
22. In The Woods - Tana French
21. I Feel Bad About My Neck - Nora Ephron
20. Shame - Karin Alvtegen
19. The Book of Tomorrow - Cecelia Ahern
18. The Woods _ Harlen Cobin
17. Cockroach - Rawi Hage
16. Twenties Girl - Sophia Kinsella
15. Strip Jack - Ian Rankin
14. A Noble Radiance - Donna Leon
13. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
12. Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner
11. The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny
10. Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
9. The Resurrectionist - James Bradley
8. Ghosts of India (Doctor Who) - Mark Morris
7. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
6. The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett
5. The Book Of Air And Shadows - Michael Gruber
4. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
3. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
2. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
1. Santa In A Stetson - Janet Dailey