Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And we're done...

I have completed my first challenge of the year! Melissa over at Book Nut (see sidebar for a link to her blog) hosted the Expanding Horizons Challenge. During the past four months I have read six books, each by an author of a different ethnic minority.

My books and ratings were:

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (African) 4/5
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See (Asian) 3/5
The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmin Crowther (Middle Eastern) 3/5
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Latino) 4/5
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard - Kiran Desai (Indian) 2/5
The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera (Native Peoples) 5/5

I think we can tell by my ratings that my favorite with The Whale Rider. I gave it a perfect score! I was not, however, a big fan of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Unfortunately.

I read a good mix, I think. And had a wide variety of reactions. I think overall I enjoyed more than I disliked. So that's good. All in all, a good first challenge of the year!


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Melissa said...

I'm glad you had a good experience. I enjoyed reading all the reviews... my TBR list is WAY out of control now. Thanks for participating!!