A long-term reading goal

In one of my Goodreads groups, a clever person had the idea of each of us challenging ourselves to read a book by an author from every country. Obviously, this is a big challenge, and not something that can be banged out in three minutes, or even three months (for most of us!)

If you want to see my list so far (it’s fairly scanty, still) go here.

And if you’re a reader and you haven’t joined Goodreads, you might be missing out on one of the best tools for readers I’ve seen in some time.

7 thoughts on “A long-term reading goal”

  1. Very ambitious. I think this is a lifetime goal, at least for me.

    Barbara, come in. The water’s fiiiine. 😀

  2. Author recommendations from The Bahamas (in order of published works available online):

    Ian G. Strachan (work available through Amazon) (prose fiction, non-fiction, drama)
    Winston Saunders (work available in a collection on Amazon & various UK sites) (drama)
    Patricia Glinton-Meicholas (work available through Amazon) (non-fiction, fiction, poetry)
    Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming (Bahamas-Trinidad – work available through Amazon) (poetry)
    Nicolette Bethel (work available through Amazon and Lulu.com) (non-fiction, drama, poetry coming)
    Michael Pintard (work available through Amazon) (poetry, non-fiction)
    Obediah Michael Smith (work available through Amazon) (poetry)

    and definitely worth reading if you can find her work online:

    Marion Bethel (poetry)

  3. Hi! To the list from The Bahamas, I would also add Pat Rahming and Susan J. Wallace. (both have work available through Amazon) They are representative of an older style of Bahamian poetry and writing than represented by the excellent list above, and – in my opinion – extremely satisfying reading in terms of cultural exploration and purely for aesthetics.

  4. Hello! I’ve just stumbled across your post because I’ve taken on the same challenge. I’m pleased to see I have fellow literary nerds sharing my passion. I’ve read many of the same authors on your list, interesting to see how they become iconic of their country. Good luck and keep it up!

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