Monday, December 13, 2010

ASIA - Reading Around the World


Countries read are in bold blue. Potential books to be read are listed below each country. Once I've read a book, I will strike through it. An asterisk (*) indicates books I own but have not read yet.

1. Afghanistan
          Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson
          Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
          War by Sebastian Junger
2. Azerbaijan
          Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
3. Bahrain
          The French Blue by Richard W. Wise
4. Bangladesh
5. Bhutan
          Beyond the Sky and the Earth by Jamie Zeppa
6. Brune
7. Burma/Myanmar
8. Cambodia
          The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
9. China
          *Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
          Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
          The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
          Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
          Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
          The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
          Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
10. Cyprus
11. East Timor
12. India
          The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
          The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
          Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
          Life of Pi by Yann Martel
          The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
          A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
          Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
          *The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
          *Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
13. Indonesia
          Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
14. Iran
          Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat
          The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
          Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
15. Iraq
16. Israel
          Exodus by Leon Uris
          *Rebekah: Women of Genesis by Orson Scott Card
          To the End of the Land by David Grossman
17. Japan
          The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
          Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
          Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
          Shogun by James Clavell
          The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
          *The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
          The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
          Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
18. Jordan
19. Kazakstan
20. Korea, North
          Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
21. Korea, South
22. Kuwait
23. Kyrgyzstan
24. Laos
25. Lebanon
26. Malaysia
          Evening Is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
          The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
          *The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
27. Maldivs
28. Mongolia
          Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
29. Nepal
          Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
30. Oman
31. Pakistan
          *Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
32. Quatar
33. Saudi Arabia
34. Singapore
35. Sri Lanka
          Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
          Bone China by Roma Tearne
36. Syria
          The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami
37. Tajikistan
38. Tibet
          Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
39. Thailand
          The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
40. Turkey
          The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
41. Turkmenistan
42. United Arab Emirates
43. Uzbekistan
44. Vietnam
          Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
          Matterhorn: a Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
          The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
45. Yeman


Bill said...

Anil's Ghost is fantastic! For India, I've read all of Rohinton Mistry's books, often tragic, but often uplifting stories. Also, Shogun and Exodus are both fantastic. Challenging reading there. Good luck

Nicki said...

Have you heard of "Kabul Beauty School"? Pretty interesting (and sometimes funny) book about an American hairdresser's experience living in Kabul, Afghanistan. We read it for book club a few years ago and I liked it a lot.

Liz said...

Nicki, I've heard it mentioned before, but don't know much about it. I'll check into it.