Thursday, November 20, 2008

Orbis Terrarum Challenge finished!

I'm happy to report another challenge down! This one was hosted by B&b ex libris and lasted from 1 April. It finishes on 20 December so I'm a month ahead of time, yay! ;-) The challenge was to read 9 books by authors from 9 different nations. Here is what I read, it's pretty much the same as my original post planned:

7. The Vanishing by Tim Krabbe (The Netherlands)
9. The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton (Ireland)

My least favorite was Crow Lake - I just couldn't get into it somehow. The Xiaolu Guo one wasn't great either. The others were all very good, with The God of Small Things, Kafka on the Shore and The Book Thief standing out among them. Those three will probably make it onto my list of favorites for the year.

Many thanks to Bethany for the idea and for hosting - I think the idea is really great and would love to see this challenge again!


Lezlie said...

Excellent! How many challenges have you finished now?


joanna said...

Ooh, I don't know... but I'm getting a bit lost so I know I need to do a challenge update post to see where I am! :-) Sadly, I've yet to find a 2009 challenge that I don't want to sign up for!

Lezlie said...

Just go for them all. Why not? :-)


Ana S. said...

Congrats on finishing, Joanna!

Richard said...

I've been enjoying the OT Challenge also and very much liked your Murakami review as well. You have a nice blog!

Iliana said...

Congrats! I only read two books for the challenge so I already took myself out of it. Still fun :)

joanna said...

Thanks Nymeth!

R-Lo - What a nice thing to say, I'm glad you like it!

Iliana - well you can't them all, despite the best intentions! ;-)