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Old 12-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #12
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Goal: 25 books about different countries and 25 paper books from my TBR pile

25 Books of 25 Lands:
  • England: Beasts and Super-Beasts, Saki
  • Egypt: The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, Lucette Lagnado
  • USA: Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Scotland: Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster: Traveling through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson, William W. Starr
  • Bhutan: Married to Bhutan, Linda Leaning
  • Russia: The Eternal Husband, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Japan: Silence, Shusaku Endo
  • Cuba: Havana Blue, Leonardo Padura
  • France: Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends, Mary McAuliffe
  • Canada: Me Bandy, You Cissie, Donald Jack
  • Laos: Another Quiet American: Stories Of Life In Laos, Brett Dakin
  • Iceland: The Greenhouse, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
  • Netherlands: The Assault, Harry Mulisch
  • Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  • Argentina: Needle in a Haystack, Ernesto Mallo
  • Germany: Defying Hitler, Sebastian Haffner
  • Hungary: In Praise of Older Women, Stephen Vizinczey
  • Albania: Chronicle in Stone, Ismail Kadare
  • China: In the Pond, Ha Jin
  • Turkey: Istanbul: Memories and the City, Orhan Pamuk
  • Italy: The Surprise of Cremona, Edith Templeton
  • Spain: The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Afghanistan: A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Eric Newby
  • Austria: The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig
  • Kenya: Someday I Will Write About This Place, Binyavanga Wainaina
  • Australia: Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
  • Malaysia: The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng

Laundry Basket Challenge (25 books from my paper TBR collection):
  • In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Under Gemini, Isabel Bolton
  • Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
  • Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940, D.J. Taylor
  • Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, Neil Hanson
  • Defying Hitler, Sebastian Haffner
  • In Praise of Older Women, Stephen Vizinczey*
  • Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939, Katie Roiphe
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Winifred Watson
  • Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Only My Dreams: An English Girlhood, Hilda Ann Salusbury
  • The Surprise of Cremona, Edith Templeton
  • The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Andrew L. Knaut
  • The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home, George Howe Colt
  • Memories of a Big Sky British War Bride, Irene Hope Hedrick
  • City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome, William Murray
  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Children of the Sun: A Narrative of Decadence in England After 1918, Martin Green
  • A Favourite of the Gods, Sybille Bedford
  • A Compass Error, Sybille Bedford
  • The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig
  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Eric Newby
  • Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor
  • South from Grenada, Gerald Brenan

I was comfortably past 100 books in 2011, so while I'll track 2012 reading at GR, it's not a goal for me.

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