Couple years ago a friend of mine (my friend isn’t helpful because she knows I like challenges) pointed out about a blog of a woman that read books of the world in one year, wow! That is quite big challenge, reading books of the world. I honestly will not be able to read it in one year, but I like to idea and want to start it. Because I love to read about other cultures, to learn, to grow and become open minded. Of course I realise that I will not be able to read books from all the countries because some are not translated to Dutch or English, but I for sure want to have a go! I will start with it in January. Any tips are welcome. I will not tell myself I have to finish this in couple year or so, because a I have not the financial possibility to buy loads of books.
For each country I only put three titles from different authors, or the list will be very long!
Hard to categories the authors that has been born in different country, does it count as read of that country or read as the country that they life now. Like to hear your opinion about that. One is born in Iran but is American-Iran now, other born in Cambodja and lives in America now.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
De woede van Abraham – Conny Braam
De belofte van Pisa – Mano Bouzamour
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
The Boy Who Could See Demons – Carolyn Jess-Cooke
United States of America:
The Ages of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker
Revival – Stephen King
The World According Garp – John Irving