Friday, November 7, 2008

CHALLENGE: Exploration: Latin American Reading Challenge

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.


  1. I would fail any quiz, so I won't bother. But this challenge would be a good way for me to learn more about South America, because my inerest has been rising over the past few years. I'd love to travel there, so reading up first would be a good idea.

    By the way, we are in The Complete Booker together. So today is my day to check out the blogs of all my fellow participants. What an interesting and creative bunch of fellow readers! Keep up the good work!

  2. I'm not very good at listening to my own rules...I'm not supposed to be joining any more challenges, but I really, really want to do this one!


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