Read Around North America Challenge

The Great Gatsby
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Rating: 3     14 Votes

  • Part of the "Read Around The World Challenge"
  • Join book lovers like you from all over the world who want to read at least one book written by an author from each of the 23 countries in North America.
  • Track your reading progress on a world map which is automatically created for you
  • Leave your reading comfort zone and expand your reading horizon.
  • Make 2023 the year you:
    • will read more books,
    • discover new authors,
    • learn more about North America.
  • Register to join the " Read Around North America Challenge"

23 countries in North America means 23 books to read for this challenge
Reading progress by all challenge participants
6.8%
93.2%

Read Around North America Challenge

Read at least one book by an author from each country in North America.

Register to join the "Read Around North America Challenge"

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Recommended Challenge Books (152)
1.

China Cry : The Nora Lam Story by Nora Lam, Richard H. Schneider EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
Tells the true story of the love, courage, and struggles of one woman, Nora Lam, whose Christian faith led her to make the ultimate choice between life and death
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

2.

Revolution in World Missions : One Man's Journey to Change a Generation by K. P. Yohannan EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
Description:
Step into the story of missionary statesman K.P. Yohannan and experience the world through his eyes. You will hang on every word - from the villages of India to the shores of Europe and North America. Watch out: His passion is contagious!
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

3.

Like a Mighty Wind by Mel Tari, Cliff Dudley EN

Rating: 4.5     14 Votes
Description:
Translated into dozens of languages, with millions of copies sold, Like a Mighty Wind remains a beloved classic from global evangelist Mel Tari. Recounting the incredible story of revival on the island of Timor during 1965 in the midst of political turmoil, the book is an amazing testament to the power of faith and the reality of God's power to work miracles in modern times.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

4.

Samurai! by Saburo Sakai, Martin Caidin, Fred Saito EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Description:
Saburo Sakai is Japan's greatest fighter pilot to survive World War II, and his powerful memoir has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring books ever written on the Pacific war. First published in English in 1957, it gave Americans new perspectives on the air war and on the Japanese pilots who, until then, had been perceived in the United States as mere caricatures. Today, the books remains a valuable eyewitness account of some of the most famous battles in history and a moving, personal story of a courageous naval aviator. A living legend, Sakai engaged in more than two hundred dog... continue
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

5.
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, David Hazard EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Description:
The unforgettable story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian with deep love for both Jews and Arabs. The birth of the modern Jewish nation is set against ancient and modern history.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

6.

Growing Up bin Laden : Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World by Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, Jean Sasson EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knew--or thought they knew--before September 11, 2001. The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life--until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells th... continue

7.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats : A Novel by Jan-Philipp Sendker EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
The first book in the Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, this is a passionate love story, a haunting fable, and an enchanting mystery set in Burma. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion... continue
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

8.
The Bullet That Missed

The Bullet That Missed : A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Description:
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman. “The quartet of aging amateur sleuths…remain wonderful company,” —the New York Times Book Review “The Bullet That Missed hits on every front.” —the Wall Street Journal It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no an... continue
Recommended: 22 Nov 2022

9.

Lucy : A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 3     4 Votes
Description:
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

10.

The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 2.5     13 Votes
Description:
After her mother dies at birth, Xuela is left by her father with his laundress for the next seven years in a home where she feels no love or affection, so when she moves in with her father's friends, the LaBattes, she finds pleasure however she can. Reprint.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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