Saturday, December 27, 2008

A-Z Challenge

The last challenge I am going to embark upon in 2009 is the A-Z Challenge. There are a couple of different angles you can choose from. The one that I am choosing is every letter of the alphabet read a novel that is set in the corresponding country. For a list of official rules and to sign up, click here. Here is my list:

A- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseinni setting in Afghanistan

B- Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage setting in Brazil

C- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See setting in China

D- In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez setting in Dominican Republic

E-Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy set in England

F- The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson setting in Freeville, NY

G- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak setting in Germany

H- Tai-Pan by James Clavell setting in Hong Kong

I- The Four Seasons by Laurel Corona setting in Italy

J- Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson setting in Japan

K- War and Revenge by Tim Judah setting in Kosovo

L- The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb setting in Littleton, CO

M- Mexico by James A. Mechener setting in Mexico

N- The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life throughout the Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel setting in New York

O-Life of Pi by Yann Martel setting in the Ocean

P- Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson setting in Pakistan

Q- Dead Cold by Louise Penny setting in Quebec, Canada

R- Hunger by Elise Blackwell setting in Russia

S- The Heteric's Daughter by Kathleen Kent setting in Salem, Massachusetts

T- Kingdom of Make Believe by Dean Barrett setting in Thailand

U- Charolette's Rose by A. E. Cannon setting in Utah

V- The Piano Teacher by Elfreide Jelinke setting in Vienna, Austria

W- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah setting in Washington


Y- Motoring with Mohammad by Eric Hansen setting in Yemen

Z- Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire author from Zimbabwe


Care said...

Fun! I have a few of these on my 09 tbr, too.

*claire* said...

what a great list! :D

Trish said...

Wow--must have been quite some work making up this list!! I really loved The Book Thief; hope you like it too.

Happy New Year! Did you make it back to SLC for Christmas?

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