I didn't end up reading nearly as much international literature as I would've liked this year. The goal of this challenge was to read 9 different books, written by 9 different authors, from 9 different countries. When I made up my original list of possibilities (of which I only read 3!), my idea was not to include any English-speaking countries. So considering that criteria, I read the following since the challenge began in April, representing 5 countries:
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami (Japan)
The Scortas' Sun -Laurent Gaudé (France)
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur - Daoud Hari (with Dennis Michael Burke & Megan M. McKenna) (Sudan)
Perfume - Patrick Süskind (Germany)
The Book of Proper Names - Amélie Nothomb (Belgium)
Kafka on the Shore is probably my overall favourite but they were all worth reading. The Translator especially was eye-opening and educational.
Although it wasn't my original intention, I suppose I could count some other books that I read this year to make up the numbers, such as:
The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney (Scotland)
How to Be a Canadian - Will Ferguson & Ian Ferguson (Canada)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë (England)
Matrimony - Joshua Henkin (USA)
among the many other American, and British authors that I read this year, but I still kind of feel like it's cheating. There is always next year though, and I plan to try again for Orbis Terrarum 2. Thanks for hosting Bethany!