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Life as a Journey is hosting the 7 Continents, 7 Billion People, 7 Books challenge 2015. She has asked us to read seven books meeting seven different geographical criteria.
A book from….
- One of the 7 countries with the largest populations—Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, read by Grayce Wey (USA)
- One of the 7 highest countries in the world—The Places in Between by Rory Stewart (Afghanistan)
- One of the 7 oldest countries of the world—Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks–(Egypt/Iraq/Iran)–I’m fudging a bit on this one. The author travels all around the Middle East but spends significant time in these three countries
- One of the 7 megacities of the world—Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Mumbai/Bombay)
- One of the 7 countries with the most immigrants—The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak (Russia)
- A continent not visited yet—The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman (South America)
- A book with a journey from one continent to another—When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi (Afghanistan to England)
This should push me out of my comfort zone! I’ll track my progress here.
You can find lists and links, as well as more information, at Life as a Journey.
Update as of January 1, 2016: I’m counting this challenge as complete. I’m over halfway through The Discreet Hero and should finish it this weekend.