2010 Challenges

Read 2/3.  Complete by January 31st, 2011.  Choose from:

  • Wolf  Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kistova
  • City Sister Silver by Jachym Topol
  • The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef Skvorecky
  • Listening Now by Anjana Appachana
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong’o


Rules. 6/6 Read. Completed by December 31, 2010. Read the following:

Rules. 17/12 Read. Completed by December 31, 2010. Choose from:

Rules. 8/8 Read. Completed by November 30,2010. Choose from:

Read 100 short stories by December 31, 2010. 100/100 read. Completed.

1. Seventy Thousand Assyrians by William Saroyan

12. The Laws of Evening by Mary Yukari Waters (collection with 11 stories)

24. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

25.  The Nose by Nicolai Gogol

26. The Prefiguration of Lalo Cura by Roberto Bolano

47. African Love Stories edited by Ama Ata Aidoo

48. Mr. Beneset by Quim Monzò

49. Honesty by Quim Monzò

57. Tropical Fish:Tales From Entebbe by Doreen Baingana

69. Waiariki and Other Stories by Patricia Grace

81. The Dream Sleepers and Other Stories by Patricia Grace

87. Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann

100. Electric City and Other Stories by Patricia Grace


    • I do read quite a bit. Not as much as some book bloggers. I’m really on a reading binge of contemporary Nigerian authors and I’m thoroughly enjoying myself. Whatever that Nigeria is doing to encourage writing is working and working well. But also the African literary scene right now is wonderful and alive. And more of our writers are trying other genres like crime fiction and fantasy. I’m looking forward to reading Nnedi Okorafor. What Nigerian authors would you recommend? I have In Dependence by Manyika, Baba Segi’s… by Shoneyin and Helon Habila’s latest on my TBR pile.


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