Friday, December 25, 2009

South Asian Author Challenge

S. Krishna is hosting this challenge for 2010. She writes:

This challenge is to encourage people to read books by South Asian Authors – South Asia being India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Please not that it does not include the Middle East! The books can be from any time period, contemporary or classic.

There are four different commitment levels: 3, 5, 7 or 10. There will be prizes. Find details here. I'm in with 10. I've opted for mostly YA but would love some adult title suggestions. Would love to have women writers or titles that address social justice themes so I can have crossover with the other challenges I'm participating in. Any suggestions? Are you joining in challenges in 2010.

My reading list:
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
The Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar
bitter sweets by Roopa Farooki
Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani
Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qama
Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos
Climbing The Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan
Shooting Khabul by N.H. Senzai

My recommended YA list:
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins
Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Sadika’s Way by Hina Haq

strike through= completed read.


MissAttitude said...

Awesome list! I'm reviewing Skunk Girl on Sunday and I really liked it :) I can't wait to start this challenge, since I've found so many great titles!

susan said...

Hey Ari,

I didn't wait. I get in my reading and writing in whenever I can.

Hope you had a great Christmas.

Jessie Carty said...

i almost picked up the space between us today on my book buying binge but to keep myself reigned in i bought books alphabetically :) maybe next time!

hcmurdoch said...

I am really looking forward to this challenge as well!