Reading Challenges

ITALIA READING CHALLENGE

I. Book Around the Corner – The Island of Souls by Piergiorgio Pulixi

II. Book Around the Corner – The Day Will Come by Giulia Caminito

III. The Moon and The Bonfire by Cesare Pavese – ★★★★

IV. Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello – ★★★★

V. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome by Alberto Angela – ★★★★

VI. La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri – ★★★★★

VII. The Siren: A Selection of Short Stories by Dino Buzzati – ★★★1/2

VIII. Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante – ★★★★

IX. Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo – ★★★★

X. Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan – ★★★★

XI. Catastrophe & Other Stories by Dino Buzzati – ★★★★

XII. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani – ★★★★

LATIN AMERICA READING CHALLENGE latin america map

I. CHILE – Roberto Bolaño – Amulet [1999] – ★★★★★

II. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Julia Alvarez – Before We Were Free[2002] – ★★★★

III. BRAZIL – Clarice Lispector – Near to the Wild Heart[1943] – ★★★★1/2

IV. ARGENTINA – Adolfo Bioy Casares – Asleep in the Sun [1978] – ★★★1/2

V. COLOMBIA – Ingrid Rojas Contreras – Fruit of the Drunken Tree[2018] – ★★★

VI. MEXICO – Juan Rulfo –Pedro Páramo [1955] – ★★★★

VII. MEXICO – Leonora Carrington – The Hearing Trumpet[1974] – ★★★★

VIII. CHILE – Roberto Bolaño –By Night in Chile[2000] – ★★★★1/2

IX. ARGENTINA – Silvina Ocampo –Thus Were Their Faces [1989] – ★★★★1/2

X. HAITI – Edwidge Danticat – The Farming of Bones [1998] – ★★★

ASIA READING CHALLENGE asia reading challenge

I. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself [1996] by Young-Ha Kim (South Korea) – ★★★

II. Please Look After Mother [2008] by Kyung-sook Shin (South Korea) – ★★★★

III. Moth Smoke [2000] by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan) – ★★★★1/2

IV. The Decagon House Murders [1989] by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japan) – ★★1/2

V. Sweet Bean Paste [2013] by Durian Sukegawa (Japan) – ★★★★★

VI. Shipwrecks [1982] by Akira Yoshimura (Japan) – ★★★★★

VII. Malice [1996] by Keigo Higashino (Japan) – ★★★1/2

VIII. The Woman in the Dunes [1962] by Kobo Abe (Japan) – ★★★★★

IX. Miracle Creek [2019] by Angie Kim (South Korea/USA) – ★★★★

X. Half a Lifelong Romance [1950] by Eileen Chang (China) – ★★★★★

XI. The Far Field [2019] by Madhuri Vijay (India) – ★★★

XII. The Face of Another [1964] by Kobo Abe (Japan) – ★★★★★

XIII. The Memory Police [1994] by Yoko Ogawa (Japan) – ★★★★★

XIV. Convenience Store Woman [2016] by Sayaka Murata (Japan) – ★★★★

XV. A House Without Windows [2016] by Nadia Hashimi (Afghanistan/USA) – ★★★★