2 thoughts on “Around the World in 12 Books Sign-up

  1. Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    So glad you’re taking part in the challenge, Christina! I spent some time yesterday trying to find books set in Fiji, and there aren’t many (in English, anyway). There are a few that include a bit of Fiji, and there are several travelogues. Maybe I should have looked into it before including it on the list, but sometimes the hunt uncovers other books we end up reading, too. I’m ordering a book called Henderson’s Spear by Ronald Wright which takes place in Fiji as well as Tahiti, or just generally in the South Seas. In terms of literary fiction, it seemed the best I could do. So I decided to open that one up to other genres to make it easier for people. πŸ™‚

    I haven’t looked yet at the other countries. Will have to go through the books I still have here first, see what I can match up. I know I have some French and Chinese books. Oh and I loved Balzac and the Little Chinese Steamstress!

    • Christina says:

      Yup, I ultimately couldn’t resist it! I’m getting a little ahead of myself trying to find books, I think. I know what I’m reading for January, and I think I have a good pick for Sudan in February (The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih)…and that’s probably all the planning I need to do at this point. πŸ™‚ I’ll cross those other bridges when I come to them!

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