Asia

Asia - January 2015StepMapAsia - January 2015

Books Read

1. Afghanistan - The Kite runner by Khaled Hosseini (fiction)

                         - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (fiction)
                         - And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini (fiction)
                         - The other side of the sky by Farah Ahmedi (memoir/non-fiction)
                         - Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Steierstad (fiction)

2. Bangladesh - Shame by Taslima Nasreen (fiction)


3. Bhutan - Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli (memoir/non-fiction)


4. China - Wild Swans by Jung Chang (fiction)

               - Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (fiction)
               - The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (fiction)
               - Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See (fiction)
               - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (fiction)
               - The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (fiction)
               - Forever Lily by Beth Russell (memoir/non-fiction)
               - My splendid concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse (fiction)
               - Red Azalea by Anchee Min (memoir/non-fiction)
               - American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (fiction, graphic)

5. Hong Kong - The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee (fiction)


6. Iran - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Asar Nafisi (memoir/non-fiction)

        - The good daughter by Jasmin Darznik (memoir/non-fiction)
        - Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni (memoir/non-fiction)
        - Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas (memoir/non-fiction)
        - Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani (fiction)
        - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (memoir/non-ficntion, graphic)

7. Iraq - My father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar (memoir/non-fiction)


8. India - See "INdian Authors" page for a complete list of books


9. Israel - Exodus by Leon Uris (fiction)

          - Who by Fire by Diana Spechler (fiction)

10. Japan - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (fiction)

          - The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
          - Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
          - After Dark by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
          - Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (fiction)
          - The Street of Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama (fiction)
          - Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (fiction)
          - The Scent of Sake by Joyce Libra (fiction)

11. Malaysia - Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan (fiction)


12. North Korea - Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden (non-fiction)

                             - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (fiction)

13. Turkey - Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (fiction)


14. Pakistan - The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad (fiction) (Also includes Afganistan, Iran)

              - Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (non-fiction) (Also includes Afganistan)
              - The Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa (fiction)
              - The writing on my forehead by Nafisa Haji (fiction)
              - Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki (fiction)

15. Saudi Arabia - In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta Ahmed (memoir/non-fiction)


16. South Korea - Comfort Women by Nora Okja Keller (fiction)


17. Sri Lanka - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (memoir/non-fiction)

                 - Funny boy by Shyam Selvadurai (memoir/non-fiction)
                 - English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (fiction)
                 - Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje (fiction)

18. Vietnam - Reeducation of Cherry Troung by Aimee Phan (fiction)


Countries Remaining

1. Armenia

2. Azerbaijan
3. Bahrain
4. Brunei
5. Burma
6. Cambodia
7. Cyprus
8. East Timor
9. Georgia
10. Indonesia       
11. Jordan
12. Kazakhstan
13. Kuwait
14. Kyrgyzstan
15. Laos
16. Lebanon
17. Maldives
18. Mongolia
19. Nepal
20. Oman
21. Palestine
22. Philippines
23. Qatar
24. Singapore
25. Syria
26. Taiwan
27. Tajikistan
28. Thailand
29. Turkmenistan
30. UAE
31. Uzbekistan
32. Yemen   

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