2012’s 26 book challenge: The list

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee from USA (suggested by Fia)
  2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe from Nigeria (suggested by Ben/Joanna)
  3. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse from Switzerland/Germany (suggested by Adam)
  4. The Uninvited by Geling Yan from China (suggested by Ross)
  5. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje from Sri Lanka/Canada (suggested by Zoe)
  6. La Guitare by Michel del Castillo from France (suggested by Maria) unavailable in English; replaced by Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (suggested by Ben)
  7. Mister Pip by Lloyds Jones from New Zealand (suggested by Ros)
  8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera from Czechoslovakia (suggested by Laura G)
  9. The Zahir by Paulo Coelho from Brazil (suggested by Jeroen) abandoned in favour of:
    The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  10. Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa from Angola (suggested by Maroney)
  11. Neuromancer by William Gibson from Canada/USA (suggested by Zem) abandoned; cruelly replaced by The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  12. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn from Russia (suggested by Ben)
  13. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink from Germany (suggested by Susanna G)
  14. Chess Story by Stefan Zweig from Austria (suggested by Manu)
  15. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi from Iran (suggested by Leila)
  16. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch from Holland (suggested by Jeroen)
  17. The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg from Sweden (suggested by Kerstin)
  18. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell from UK (suggested by Duncan)
  19. Bonus: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  20. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela from South Africa (suggested by Ros)
  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak from Australia (suggested by Susanna G)
  22. The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa from Italy (suggested by Ben)
  23. My Happy Days in Hell by György Faludy from Hungary (suggested by Laura G)
  24. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides from USA (Turkey/Greece) (suggested by Clive)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig from Argentina (suggested by Margarita)
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami from Japan (suggested by David DLP)
  • The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by ETA Hoffmann from Prussia (suggested by Eugenie)

16 thoughts on “2012’s 26 book challenge: The list

  1. Pingback: Book 1: To Kill A Mockingbird | Al Online

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  5. If you get through all these (and my mathematics suggests you are on target), I’ll give you a bonus round – Don Quixote.

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  11. Pingback: Book 11: Neuromancer | Al Online

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