Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Middle East Challenge wrap-up


I hosted the Middle East Reading Challenge for the second year in 2012. I was really gung-ho about it for the first half of the year, then when my reading slump hit, so went the ME Reading Challenge. And, that makes me sad because the Middle East is an area of the world that I am really interested in and like reading about and I just didn't do it justice this year.

The person who really embraced this challenge is Maphead's Book Blog. He read so many books!

Here are the books that I managed to read for the challenge this year:
  1. Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera (not for location, but for the subject matter)
  2. A Short History of Africa by Gordon Kerr (not the whole book, but much of it is northern Africa)
  3. Olives by Alexander McNabb
  4. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  5. Bras, Boys and Blunders: Juliet and Romeo in Bahrain by Vidya Samson (Bahrain)
  6. Shake Off by Mischa Hiller (Syria)
  7. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by Jennifer Steil (Yemen)


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