Orbis Terrarum Challenge 2009

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The Orbis Terrarum Challenge 2009 is being hosted by B&b Ex-Libris

Main Challenge Rules:
*The Orbis Terrarum Challenge begins March 1st 2009 and runs until the end of the year
*For the challenge each reader is to choose 10 books (for the 10 months)
*Each book must from a different country

I love reading books from around the world, so am really looking forward to starting this challenge.

I’m going to read (subject to change!)

  1. Out – Natsuo Kirino (Japan)
  2. The Ghosts of Eden – Andrew Sharp (Uganda)
  3. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Nzozi Adichie (Nigeria)
  4. The Book of Fathers by Miklos Vamos (Hungary)
  5. Snow by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
  6. Animal’s People by Indra Sinha (India)
  7. to 10. To be decided

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  1. Welcome! I am glad you are joining in! I read Half a Yellow Sun last year for the challenge and it is a really great book.

    Make sure to check back frequently on the OT challenge blog as we will have fun things to share and neat ways to interact.

    Happy travels to you!! :)

  2. Sandy says:

    Oh, this is tempting! But I will resist. I’m not sure if I will finish the ones I’ve already signed up for!

  3. Simon S says:

    Blimey how many challenges are you doing? This one actually really appeals to me, I might belatedly get involved lol. Animals People and Half of a Yellow Sun are two simply stunning books, cant wait to hear what you make of them.

  4. Simon – I’m doing quite a few challenges, but there is a lot of overlap between them all! I’m only signing up for ones which I’d probably read the number of books required anyway. At least I hope that’s the case!

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