I am halfway finished with my first online reading challenge. Click on the link to get more information about the Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge. I went through my bookshelf and pulled out six books which meet the criteria that I have not yet read. Although, I did get some great suggestions for folks for alternates in case I get bored or want to treat myself to another book. For now, here are my six gems: (Bolded titles are complete)
- What the Body Remembers (India as it is dividing into India and Pakistan) by Shauna Singh Baldwin
The Enigma of Arrival (Trinidad and England) by V.S. Naipaul
- Midnight's Children (India as it is becomes an independent country) by Salman Rushdie. I actually hope to complete this book.
From looking at this list, I also realize that all of these books were presents; I got them as gifts from people who thought that I would enjoy the story. It's so exciting to still be unrwapping gifts years later.