As 2009 winds down, I am reading and reading…and still finishing a couple of challenges just by the skin of my teeth. Here are two more that I can check off the list:
My Year of Reading Dangerously hosted by Estella.
I set out to read 12 “dangerous books” – you can see my list with links to my reviews and ratings here. This was a fun challenge and I read outside my comfort zone for many of these books. My most challenging read was Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. Although I am not hurrying to read another of his books soon, I appreciated his ability to write. My favorite read of the challenge was a collection of short stories by Catherine Brady (The Mechanics of Falling).
Thanks so much for hosting, Estella!!
Orbis Terrarum hosted by Bethany at B&B Ex Libris.
For this challenge, participants were asked to read 10 books from 10 different countries and written by 10 different authors (countries were either defined by the country of origin of the author, or where the author was currently living). I actually ended up reading 12 books (you can view my list of books with links to reviews here). I really enjoyed this challenge. My favorite read was A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman (set in Sri Lanka). I also read books from Germany, Canada, Norway, Iran, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, England, France, India, Mexico and Ireland.
Thanks for a terrific challenge, Bethany!