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Orbis Terrarum Challenge

I found another challenge that I could not resist joining.  The title means "the whole world." It is being hosted by B&b Ex libris.  The details are below and to join go here.

The Orbis Terrarum Challenge begins April 1 2008( you are welcome to join later) Through December 20th 2008.
- For the challenge each reader is to choose 9 books (for the 9 months).
-Each book must be by an author from a different nation in our world.

The bottom line: choose 9 different books, written by 9 different authors, from 9 different countries.

I do not have all of my books selected, but so far here is what I am thinking:

  • What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin (India). Oh my goodness, I finished my eighth book. I may still finish this challenge! My review is here.
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Iran) I finished this book on September 3rd. You can find my review here.
  • I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon (Iraq) I finished this book in only two days. You can find my review here.
  • Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) This is the fifth book for this challenge. You can read my review here.
  • Remembering Babylon by David Malouf (Australia) I finally finished my first selection for this challenge. Hopefully, I can still catch up.  My review is here.
  • She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb (United States) This novel was set in many parts of the United States, so I thought it would be a good selection for this challenge. My review is here.
  • Maps by Nurradin Farah (Somalia). My review is here.
  • Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson (England)  I finished this book on October 5th, but only posted my review recently. You can read it here.
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:28PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] in | Comments4 Comments

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Reader Comments (4)

oh,WELCOME!!! So glad to have you join! I am excited that I'jaam is on your list too, that is an incredible read, incredible.

I can't wait to see how you like the other books on your list.

This is going to be a great international journey! such fun.
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbethany
I am looking forward to the challenge and hoping that I will be able to complete it!
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma
I WANT TO DO THIS, but I've just got too many on my plate to start another challenge! Good for you.
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCare
In theory, I have too much on my plate as well Care. In reality, I procrastinate and disappear into books so much that I might just be able to finish!
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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