Katrina is planning to host a few challenges next year, and this one looked very appealing, the Latin American Reading Challenge. This challenge will run for 4 months, between the 1st January - 30th April 2009. The aim is to read a 4 books from Latin America, these can be fiction or non-fiction the mix is up to you. There are several options to chose from, check out her post for the details.
Here's a list of potential countries that are classified as Latin America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
I haven't thought of any books yet but I would like to read something from these countries. I read a mystery from Peru last month that was very good. A list will be developed soon.
Chile: Isabel Allande - Daughter of Fortune
Brazil: Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza - December Heat
Cuba: Mayra Montero - Dancing to Almendra
Colombia: Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Dominica: Jamaica Kincaid - The Autobiography of My Mother
Here's a South America country quiz and a North America country quiz to see how many countries you are familiar with.