Challenge (not) Completed: World Citizen Challenge

Unfortunately it’s come to my attention that I’m not going to be able to finish the World Citizen Challenge this year.  I had committed to the highest level of the challenge, which is reading seven books, including one from each category.  Well, I actually read only six books, and I never did complete a selection for the history category.  😦  If I would have chosen to do any of the other levels I would have finished, but since I didn’t actually do what I told myself I would do, I feel sad.  Oh well.  I’m more than understanding of the fact that there is no possible way I will read a history book in the next week.  So, here’s what I did read:


  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch review



  • The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs review


  • The Good Women of China by Xinran review

Worldwide Issues:

  • The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade by Victor Malarek review


  • Slave by Mende Nazar and Damien Lewis review
  • Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife by Irene Spencer review

I made a pretty good attempt on this one, but it was just not to be.  If Eva hosts it again this year, hopefully I can be either smarter in my commitment or better at tackling my goal. 🙂


6 thoughts on “Challenge (not) Completed: World Citizen Challenge”

  1. You still did a great job with six books! 🙂 I’m not hosting it again (I’ve realised I’m an awful challenge host, lol), but I’ll be doing a more personal style challenge with similar books that you’ll be welcome to join!

  2. So close! I have one challenge left for the year (100 mile challenge) and it’s going to go down to the wire. I’m hoping for the best, but I can’t beat myself up too much. It’s Christmastime 🙂

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