Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 South Asian Author Challenge

January 1-December 31, 2010

Swapna of S. Krishna's Books is once again hosting the South Asian Author Challenge. I participated in this challenge last year but to my disappointment I was unable to finish. As a South Asian American I think this challenge is very important and I hope to do much better this year!

The books read for this challenge must either be written by a South Asian author (from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, or the Maldives) or the book must be about South Asia in some way (set in a South Asian country or about South Asians living abroad). Memoirs, cookbooks, travel guides, etc. also count.

There are six levels to this challenge:

•South Asian Encounter - 1 book
•South Asian Wanderer - 3 books
•South Asian Explorer - 5 books
•South Asian Adventurer - 7 books
•South Asian Hero/Heroine - 10 books
•South Asian Guru - Over 10 books (you can set your own goal)

I am aiming for the South Asian Explorer level. Here are the books I plan to read (subject to change):

The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal
The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins
Haunting Jasmine by Anjali Banerjee

You can sign up for the South Asian Author Challenge at S. Krishna's Books

1 comment:

  1. I have heard great things about The Latte Rebellion. I will be looking forward to hearing about the other books you plan on reading from your reviews.


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