Read Around the World Challenge: Colombia
Last week we mentioned that we’ll be hosting a Read Around the World Challenge, expanding our current feature to make it more interactive. Lots of you submitted country nominations across various platforms (Litsy, Instagram, and here). The randomizer has selected the winners. If your country nominee didn’t make it this year, it will automatically be placed on the list for next year.
Colombia. We hope you join us this month and throughout the year as we travel to some really interesting places through reading. At the end of each month we’ll post our regular feature where you’ll be able to comment on your own reading and experiences.
What does this challenge entail? You can make it into whatever you like. The basic idea is to feel like you’ve had a chance to visit these countries through books. Be creative. If you’re on instagram or Litsy, you can post photos of the books, meals or drinks that fit the country, or other relevant images. If you’re a blogger, you can create your own feature (but please link back to us so we can see all the reviews). You can choose to read 1 book or multiple books over the course of the month. Or you can simply give recommendations but not necessarily read anything yourself.
We do recommend that you try to select books that fit the country the best. I plan to pick books that are written by an author born in that country and set in that country. For some of the harder countries (with limited English translations) I may be more flexible in my picks. I will also be trying to make either a meal or a drink that is traditionally from the selected country. I’m a good baker but pretty lousy cook so we shall see how that turns out!
So the month of May we will be traveling to Colombia. Will you be joining us in our travels this month? What recommendations do you have? What will you be reading? Below are a few links to some recommendations for Colombian literature.