And the Winner Is….

Gina Choe, who promised to read Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s summer reading challenge! And we still have a very worthy list of contemporary and not-so-contemporary titles, as we asked critics, professors, booksellers, writers and translators which five (Arabic) books they would suggest you must read “before you die.”

(You’d better get going; it’s quite a list.)

Also, the latest review by a reading-challenge participant is Joanna’s review of Ahdaf Soueif’s The Map of Love. You can read her detailed review here.