Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt... it's in the news so here's some books to read

If you are like me, you've been listening or watching, or reading about Egypt recently and their non-violent efforts to move towards democracy. I was so excited today to hear that President Mubarak had resigned. A military committee ruling? We'll see. I wish them all luck.

If you are interested in reading books by Egyptians and about Egypt, here's some to get you going:

I'd love it if you left comments letting us know which of these books you've read and if you liked them or not. Or, if you have others to add to the list that's great too!

8 comments:

farmlanebooks said...

I loved Palace Walk - I really must read the rest of the trilogy soon.

I don't think I've read any other books set in Egypt - must do something about that too!

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

Loved, loved, Loved, Dreamers of the Day. that's the only I've read.

Kathy said...

Not quite the same but one of my all-time favorite children's books is The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Farmlane--I will confess that I haven't read any of them! My secret Santa gave me the Yacobian building so that's sitting on my TBR shelf

Melissa--Ok, adding Dreamers of the Day to my TBR list. Thank you for the suggestion

Kathy--I remember reading The Egypt Game (6th grade, right?)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Egypt news was the best thing that happened today. I am so happy for the people there. Thanks for all these great titles.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Diane--I felt so happy about it as well; I really hope it all comes together for the Egyptian people and they get elections. Most of all I hope the state of emergency is called off!

ruthhill74 said...

Thank you for this list. I had only ever heard of the first book but had never read it! I have added all of these books to my list!
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Helen's Book Blog said...

ruthhill--As I said, I haven't read them so don't know how wonderful they are, but I definitely feel I should read some Egypt literature given what's going on