Update: International Literature Reading Challenge

As I have posted here, I am not only trying to read 50 books this year, but I also want to read 25 international books out of the 50 :).

Since it is already the 7th month of the year, and the half of it is already over, I thought about doing an update:

1) Delicacy (orig.: “La Délicatesse”- David Foenkinos (France)

2) Hunting and Gathering (orig.: “Ensemble c’est tout”) – Anna Gavalda (France)

3) Eleven Minutes (orig.: “Onze Minutos”) – Paulo Coelho (Brazil)

4) Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall – Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan)

5) Never Let me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan)

6) Sputnik Sweetheart (orig.:スプートニクの恋人 -Supūtoniku no koibito) -Haruki Murakami (Japan)

7) 1Q84 (orig.: “1Q84 – ichi kew hachi yon”) -Haruki Murakami (Japan)

8) The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (orig.: ねじまき鳥クロニクル) – Haruki Murakami (Japan)

9) Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (orig.: 世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド -Sekai no owari to hādoboirudo wandārando) – Haruki Murakami (Japan)

10) Kitchen (orig.: キッチン Kicchin) – Banana Yoshimoto (Japan)

11) Goodbye Tsugumi (orig.:つぐみ) – Banana Yoshimoto (Japan)

12) The Jungle Books – Rudyard Kipling (India)

13) The Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie (India)

14) Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (India)

15) The Shadow of the Wind (orig.: “La sombre del viente”) – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spain)

16) The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (orig.: “Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum”) – Heinrich Böll (Germany)

17) Galileo (orig.: “Das Leben des Galilei”) – Bertolt Brecht (Germany)

18) The Idiot (orig.: “Идиот”) – Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia)

19) Crime and Punishment (orig.: “Преступление и наказание”) – Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia)

20) Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad (Poland/Ukraine)

21) Anna Karenina (orig.: “Анна Каренина”) – Leo Tolstoi (Russia)

22) The Unbearable Lightness of Being (orig.: “Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí”) – Milan Kundera (Czech Republic)

23) The Black Book (orig.: “Kara Kitap”) – Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)

24) Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth – Xiaolu Guo (China)

25) Shanghai Baby – Weihui Zhou (China)

This was my actual list. Of course, as it always happens, I have read or planned reading some other novels by International authors, mainly for my seminar at uni. And here they are:

26) The Foreigner – Arun Joshi (India)

27) The Strange Case of Billy Biswas – Arun Joshi (India)

28) The Apprentice – Arun Joshi (India)

29) The City and the River – Arun Joshi (India)

30) The Last Labyrinth – Arun Joshi (India)

31) The Zahir (orig.: “O Zahir”) – Paulo Coelho (Brasil)

So, I have read 9 books, begun 3 books, and 10 more are already in my posession :) I am looking forward for it, and I want to buy one or two Orhan Pamuk books from Turkey as well.


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