I had to give up on The Hakawati for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge (9 books by 9 authors from different countries), I just couldn't get into it and it was looming over me and I decided that even for a challenge, reading still has to be fun, not a chore. But now I need another book for the challenge and I want to be sure it's a good one (not that The Hakawati was bad, it just wasn't for me). So, if you have any recommendations of books that blew you away, please leave a comment!
The author can't be from any of these countries, as I have them covered:
Thanks in advance!!