Overseas Challenge

Over the years I have become obsessed with the literature from certain countries, or about certain times in history. I can go for months, even years, reading everything I can about this one country or topic, until the need is met…for now.

One day I would like to read (or reread) many of them, but for now, this page is to help me keep track of where I’m up to….which books I’ve read, which ones I own and which ones I still need to source from somewhere.

Own but not read
Read (pre-blogging days)

Russian Literature:

(especially leading up to, during or just after the revolution)
Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and Margarita (1966)
Bulgakov, Mikhail – The White Guard  (1925)
Pasternak, Boris – Dr Zhivago  (1957)
Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina  (1877)
Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace  (1869)
Tolstoy, Leo – The Death of Ivan Ilyich  (1886)

Indian Literature:

Desai, Anita – Fasting, Feasting (1999)
Desai, Anita – Journey to Ithaca (1995)
Desai, Kiran – The Inheritance of Loss (2006)
Forster, E M – A Passage to India  (1924)
Ghosh, Amitav – Sea of Poppies (2008)
Ghosh, Amitav – Flood of Fire (2011)
Ghosh, Amitav – River of Smoke (2015)
Lahiri, Jhumpa – Interpreter of Maladies (1999)
Lahiri, Jhumpa – The Namesake (2003)
Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things (1997)
Scott, Paul – The Jewel in the Crown #1 (1966)
Scott, Paul – The Day of the Scorpian #2 (1968)
Scott, Paul – The Towers of Silence #3
Scott, Paul – A Division of the Spoils #4
Seth, Vikram – A Suitable Boy (1993)

Chinese Literature:

Tan, Amy – The Joy Luck Club  (1989)
Tan, Amy – The Kitchen God’s Wife  (1991)
Tan, Amy – The Hundred Secret Senses  (1995)
Tan, Amy – The Bonesetter’s Daughter  (2001)
Thien, Madeline – Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016)

French Revolution:

Gallo, Max

The Holocaust:

Brett, Lily
Brett, Lily
Brett, Lily
Frank, Anne
Schlinck, Bernard

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