New Authors Reading Challenge 2012

I am aiming at 15 new authors for this challenge.

As I am going to read a lot of foreign authors, I will probably upgrade in the course of the year. Stay tuned!

1. Remembering Babylon, by David Malouf

2. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), by Amy Thomas

3. Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie

4. Gandhi: A Manga Biography, by Kazuki Ebine

5. The Adventures of Hergé, by José-Louis Bocquet

6. A Golden Age, by Tahmima Anam

7. Exploring the Inner Universe, by Roman Braga

8. Le dieu du carnage, by Yasmina Reza

9. The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

10. Mrs Pollifax and The Whirling Dervish, by Dorothy Gilman

11. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino

12. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton

13. The Maldive Mystery, by Thor Heyerdahl

14. Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among The People of The Rainforest, by Mary Jo McConahay

15. The Secret Garden,  by Frances Hodgson Burnett

16. The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter

17. The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson

18. Spartacus: The Gladiator, by Ben Kane

19. Tanzania, The Land And Its People, by John Ndembwike

20. The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino

21. The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

22. The Lovers of Algeria, by Anouar Benmalek

23. In The Garden Of Beasts, by Erik Larson

24. Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle, by Slavoj Zizek

25. Le Road Trip, by Vivian Swift

26. The Harp And The Shadow, by Alejo Carpentier

27. Beauty For Ashes, by Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

28. The Mirrored World, by Debra Dean

29. The Aleppo Codex, by Matti Friedman

30. Clairvaux Manifesto, by Kirk Bartha

31. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, by Suzanne Joinson

32. The Housekeeper And The Professor, by Yoko Ogawa

33. Little Princes, by Conor Grennan

34. The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

35. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss

36. To The End Of The Land, by David Grossman

37. The Siren of Paris, by David LeRoy

38. The Lincoln Conspiracy, by Timothy O’Brien

39. The Passionate Heart/Léon Morin, prêtre, by Béatrix Beck

40. The Summer of France, by Paulita Kincer

41. Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani

42. Itinerary, by Octavio Paz

43. Dusk, by Sionil José

44. Illuminations, by Mary Sharratt

45. Birds of a Lesser Paradise, by Megan Mayhew Bergman

see my list of 54 new authors
in this chart



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  39. Hi, am intrigued by your list. what countries do these authors represent? Reason I ask is that I have created a challenge for myself of reading authors from countries connected by the Equator and the Prime Meridian. some will be easy enough – like France, USA but I think I’ll struggle with the African nations so am looking round for ideas and recommendations.


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