9.13.2007

Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge

Challenge sponsored by A Life in Books

If you’re interested in joining, here are the guidelines:

  • The challenge runs from July 1 through December 31 during which time you must read six books that fall under the ‘armchair traveling’ theme.
  • Fiction or non-fiction works are fine, and do not need to be specifically travel related, as long as the location is integral to the book - I’ll leave that to your discretion. Locations must be actual places that you could visit, so no Middle Earths or galaxies far, far away.
  • Books may be cross-posted to other challenges, but you cannot count any books read prior to July 1st.
  • To join, make a post outlining your six choices and link to that post below. Because I like to have a little wiggle room, you can opt to switch out books throughout the challenge.
  • And yes, there will be prizes!
My choices:

1. The Poet of Loch Ness: Brian Jay Corrigann (Scotland)
See Review.

2. A Tale of Two Cities: Charles Dickens (England/France)
Needs no introduction.

3. The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmine Crowther (Iran)
Haunted Maryam returns to Iran to determine whether she can recapture her past.


4. The Marquise of O - Heinrich Von Kleist (Germany)
The story of the Marquise of O begins with a plea: she has become pregnant,
but does not how or by whom, but will marry him for her family's
reputation, and he must come forward soon.

5. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaleed Hosseini (Afghanistan)
See Review.

6.
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata (Japan)
A heart-wrenching love story between a lost man a Geisha. Kawabata won
the Nobel Prize for this novel in 1968.


I will be reviewing these books here, so if you are reading these too, be sure to come back and have a chat with me in the Red Room Library!

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