Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Middle East Reading Challenge

I'm joining the 2012 Middle East Reading Challenge hosted by Helen at Helen's Book Blog. In the 4th grade, I got hooked on ancient Mesopotamia. I hope this challenge will allow me to expand on my interest in the history of the Middle East as well as deepen my understanding of the diverse cultures, religions, and politics of the region as they exist today.

Timeline: January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

1. THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
2. WHEREVER YOU GO by Joan Leegant
3. BEIRUT 39 edited by Samuel Shimon
4. MORNINGS IN JENIN by Susan Abulhawa
5. LAND OF MARVELS by Barry Unsworth