I don't normally participate in the Booking Through Thursday meme. Actually I'm really bad at keeping up with any meme's. I try, I just get busy and distracted and then poof, my meme posts are no more! Anyways, It was this weeks Booking Through Thursday question that got me: Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren’t there any?
I'm an American, and while I would add more than a few home grown writers to my favorites list, I just generally gravitate to foreign writers. Typically I end up reading Europeans. It's not a purposeful thing, but it just sort of happens.
My favorite foreign discovery of the last few years would have to be Milan Kundera. He's a Czech writer currently living in France. His Unbearable Lightness of Being is my favorite book. I'm actually waiting for the copy I put on hold at the library to get in. I'm hoping his familiar words can get me out of this reading rut I've been in these past two weeks.
What about you? Do you find yourself reading works by people in far away places or sticking closer to home?