Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Orbis Terrarum Challenge 2009 Update

It's 6 months since the challenge started and I am done reading 5/10 books. I think that's a decent progress :) I am enjoying this more than I did last year! I have a tendency of getting stuck reading specific genres, so am glad that becoz of this OT challenge I consciously expand my reading to books from various countries...

1. FLIGHT OF PIGEONS by Ruskin Bond (India)
3. SIDDHARTHA by Herman Hesse (Germany) - book is based in India
4. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY by Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan)
5. BUDDHA MIND, BUDDHA BODY by Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnam)

Currently Reading: THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI by Robin Sharma (Canada)

I am yet to decide on the next 4 books that I need to pick up! So suggestions are welcome :)


Veens said...

Me too! I am done with 5!
Well Let me see - you can read Memoirs of a Geisha- that's like the one of my best reads this year!

senthil said...

For a good mix of philosophy and fiction you could try reading Ayn Rand's -"Fountainhead" and "Atlas shrugged".
For a good mix of Philosophy/ spiritualism and adventure you could read Robert.M.Pirsig's -"Zen and the art of motor cycle maintenance" and "Lila"

Pratima said...

Thanks Veens and senthil...i'll pick them up :)