I’ve seen a few posts around talking about the stacks Winter Reading Challenge (reading a number of books from your own shelves over the next couple of months instead of buying more). If ever there was a worthy challenge, that one is it! I’ve taken inspiration from it and decided to compile my own list of books that are on my shelves already – but since I really want to finish Africa this month so I can move on to Latin American literature, I’m listing the books I want to get through by November 20th (monthly review day). I’m looking forward to seeing what Carl’s Christmas challenge is too, I’m sure I can find a way to incorporate it into a world literature theme!
Anyway, here is my list:
A Question of Power, Bessie Head
Neighbours: The Story of a Murder, Lília Momplé
This Blinding Absense of Light, Tahar Ben Jelloun
In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens, Alice Walker
Contemporary African Short Stories, Chinua Achebe (ed.)
Five books, including a collection of essays, is a lot to get through in a couple of weeks, but I’m going on holiday in a couple of days. Always good for quality reading time!