ATW in 52 Books



Along with a whole group of fabulous readers at Goodreads, I'm joining the Around the World in 52 Books challenge for 2012. My normal reading will continue, but in conjunction with the challenge. If you would like to join us, please drop by the group and start making that list - Around the World in 52 Books


Books from this list will include this cute little icon



Without further ado, here's my list:

Afghanistan
Dressed to Kill by Charlotte Madison

Algeria
The Plague by Albert Camus

Antarctica
Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson - reviewed HERE

Australia
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Austria
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider

Bolivia
Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg

Burma
The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

Cambodia
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him

Canada
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Chile
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado

China
The Mother by Pearl S. Buck

Congo
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Czech Republic
A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer by Melissa Muller

Egypt
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

England
Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty by Catherine Bailey

France
The Children of Freedom by Marc Levy

Germany
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Honduras
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux

Hungary
I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson

India
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Indonesia
The Persimmon Tree by Bryce Courtenay

Iran
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Iraq
Sniper One by Dan Mills

Ireland
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (review to come in May 2012)

Israel
Day After Night by Anita Diamant

Italy
The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

Japan
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (swapped in 14-1-12) - finished 18-1-12 and reviewed here

Kenya
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Macedonia
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Malaysia
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

Nepal
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil

Netherlands
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

New Zealand
The Colour by Rose Tremain

Nigeria
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

North Korea
Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in a North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-Hwan

Norway
The Solitude of Thomas Cave: A Novel by Georgina Harding

Poland
The Auschwitz Kommandant: A Daughter's Search for the Father She Never Knew by Barbara U. Cherish

Romania
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Russia
A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army by Vasily Grossman

Saudi Arabia
The Consequences of Love by Sulaiman Addonia

Sierra Leone
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Somalia
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival by John S. Burnett

South Africa
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (amended 7-1-12)

Sudan
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-torn Village by James Maskalyk

Sweden
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (Swedish author)

Switzerland
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Turkey
Death on the Black Sea by Douglas Frantz

Uganda
Far North by Marcel Theroux (author born in Uganda) - finished 9 Jan '12 review

Ukraine
The Story of a Life by Aharon Appelfeld

USA
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Vietnam
Close Quarters: A Novel by Larry Heinemann

Zimbabwe
House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb

6 comments:

  1. Nice list! You have about 20 books on here that I'll be reading next year (hopefully). It'll be nice to see your reviews :) I can't believe next year is almost here.

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  2. You just reminded me I need to update this list! Almost forgot it was here...

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  3. I wish I had the dedication to write out a list, once I put things on paper I change my mind lol.

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  4. Awesome list, Kat! I love lists! I started a blog to follow my 2012 Challenge, Around the World in 52 Books.

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  5. I don't see very many international zombie novels on your list, and I'm frankly disappointed! *grin*

    Looking forward to following your reviews!

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