Last year my book group did a Classics Challenge. We selected 5 classics and read them over the year. This year we have decided to do a continental challenge. We will each select 7 books (1 per continent) either by an author from that continent or based in that continent (well I’ve heard those Emperor Penguins aren’t great authors).
Part of my list shall be generated by books already on my shelf. They are as follows:
North America – Stoner by John Williams
Asia – Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Africa – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
That leaves me with South America, Europe, Australasia/Oceania, and the Antarctic to identify books for. I have absolutely no idea for any of these.
For Europe I don’t want to read an Irish or British writer as I read them all the time. I have been meaning to explore the Russian and French classics, so they may be an option. However I am at least aware of the Russian and French classics. It would maybe be more interesting to use this challenge as an opportunity to explore contemporary European literature of which I’m far less aware. For South America and Australasia I haven’t any ideas. I’m very much open to suggestions.