Read Around North America Challenge

The Great Gatsby
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Rating: 3     22 Votes


23 countries in North America means 23 books to read for this challenge
Reading progress by all challenge participants
7.4%
92.6%

Read Around North America Challenge

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

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Recommended Challenge Books (198)
1.

Lucy : A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 2.5     3 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

2.

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

3.

Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
The classic coming-of-age story of a precocious young girl's deteriorating relationship with her mother, as she enters adolescence and leaves her childhood behind on the idyllic island of Antigua.

4.

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Description:
The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

5.

An Evening in Guanima : A Treasury of Folktales from the Bahamas by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

6.

Woman Take Two by Telcine Turner EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
A three-act play that deals with love and greed. Set in The Bahamas, it tells the tale of a few people forging alliances for themselves - for love and/or money. Suspenseful and intriguing, it provides a glimpse into the darker side of the human character.
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

7.

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Amelia Bloomer List’s 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers A Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection A Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Semifinalist A BC Book Prize Finalist “A love letter to girls—bittersweet and full of hope.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street “This is a stellar debut.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and Pointe “A vibrant, essential story of healing, resilience, and finding one’s family.” —Stephanie ... continue
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

8.

Climbing Clouds : Stories and Poems from the Bahamas by Telcine Turner EN

0 Ratings
Description:
A collection of short stories and poems, most of which have been written by college students.
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

9.

Blind Sight by Tanya R. Taylor EN

0 Ratings
Recommended: 21 Aug 2022

10.

Thine Is The Kingdom by Garth Buckner EN

0 Ratings
Description:
This novel of adventure and conflict explores the nature of class and identity in the post-colonial world of the Bahamas. The narrative, rich in imagery, reveals the inner lives of the characters and implicates us all in one man's struggle to do the right thing.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022


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