It is time to start picking challenges for next year and the first one I’m joining is S. Krishna’s South Asian Author Challenge. I have always enjoyed the South Asian novels that I have read and I am embracing this opportunity to read some more. The two requirements are: (1) The author must be of South Asian descent and (2) The book must be about South Asia in some way. The rest of the rules can be found here and the sign up can be found here. I am joining at the 5 book level and it runs throughout 2010. Some of the books I’m considering are:
Books I’ve had lying around the house
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
(Note: I cannot for the life of me get a good closeup with my camera. Anyone want to buy me a new one for Christmas?)
I also want to read something by Salman Rushdie and at this moment I’m thinking it might be Midnight’s Children. So that leaves me with one more. If you have a favorite South Asian author or book, let me know in the comments.
I’m also trying to get Ben to join because he loves South Asian literature as well. And I’m hoping he can guest blog for his reviews.