Sunday, November 05, 2006

Reading Resolution

I’ve seen a few posts around talking about the stacks Winter Reading Challenge (reading a number of books from your own shelves over the next couple of months instead of buying more). If ever there was a worthy challenge, that one is it! I’ve taken inspiration from it and decided to compile my own list of books that are on my shelves already – but since I really want to finish Africa this month so I can move on to Latin American literature, I’m listing the books I want to get through by November 20th (monthly review day). I’m looking forward to seeing what Carl’s Christmas challenge is too, I’m sure I can find a way to incorporate it into a world literature theme!

Anyway, here is my list:

A Question of Power, Bessie Head

Neighbours: The Story of a Murder, Lília Momplé

This Blinding Absense of Light, Tahar Ben Jelloun

In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens, Alice Walker

Contemporary African Short Stories, Chinua Achebe (ed.)

Five books, including a collection of essays, is a lot to get through in a couple of weeks, but I’m going on holiday in a couple of days. Always good for quality reading time!


booklogged said...

One of the beauties of this challenge is that it accomodates so many of our other reading patterns. I love it. Your list looks enticing. Have fun on your holiday - here's to lots of quiet reading time.

litlove said...

Looking forward to what you have to say about the Tahar Ben Jalloun - I teach his work in college, and what I've read has been fab.

Anonymous said...

Love your list - such a fascinating selection of books. Like litlove, I, too, am waiting to discover what you think of "This Blinding Absence of Light". Bessie Head is a fascinating writer and I think "A Question of Power" is somewhat autobiographical.