As I mentioned in my last post, the Orbis Terrarum Challenge was my first reading challenge, and to my own astonishment I completed it – just in the nick of time! It was with great excitement and trepidation that I picked out books, authors, and countries. My decision to use South America as a jumping off point proved to be one of the best reading related choices of my life. I’m so excited about Latin American literature! I’ve hit most of the South American countries, and now I am eager to explore Central America and the Caribbean.
For now though, I am finished – 10 books by 10 authors from 10 countries across 10 months. My completed reading list varies slightly from my original list, due to availability mostly. I liked almost every book I read. Here’s the list, with links to my reviews:
3. May (Original choice: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Columbia)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Columbia
The Villagers by Jorge Icaza – Ecuador
The Palace of the Peacock by Wilson Harris – Guyana
8. October (Original choice: The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell by Jorge Amado – Brazil)
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado – Brazil
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano – Chile
I The Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos – Paraguay
Hurray!! Many thanks once again to Bethany for hosting the challenge, and to everyone who commented here and gave me so much support. Hopefully there will be many more reading challenges in my future!