tirsdag den 30. november 2010

2011 Global Reading Challenge


If you should be interested in participating in the global challenge of 2011, you can see the rules and sign in here. The challenge runs all the year, and there are three levels to choose among. (Some of you have already posted about the challenge, and I really appreciate that).

I plan to go for the medium level (14 books) and use some of my TBR books. Here are my preliminary ideas, eleven writers who are all new to me, but I may change my plans several times before finishing the challenge.

Africa:
Deon Meyer, Devil´s Peak, 2007 (South Africa)

Asia:
Shamini Flint, Inspector Sing Investigates, A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, 2009 (Malaysia)
Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night, 2010 (India)

Australasia:


Europe:
Esther Verhoef, Close-Up, 2009 (The Netherlands)
Fred Vargas, Have Mercy on us All, 2003 (France)

North America:
Giles Blunt, The Fields of Grief, 2006 (Canada)
Barbara Fister, In the Wind, 2008 (the USA)

South America:
Leonardo Padura, Havana Red, 2005 (Cuba)

The Seventh Continent:
Rebecca Cantrell, A Trace of Smoke, 2009 (history)
Kate Summerscale, The Suspicion of Mr Whicher, 2009 (history)

12 kommentarer:

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

Looks like a good list Dorte but I'm gonna pour a little rain on your parade - that Clare Langley-Hawthorne book takes place in England not Australia (though the author is Australian)

BookPlease sagde ...

I've just signed up, Dorte and now I can't wait to get started!

I love the idea of the Seventh Continent - a genius idea.

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: Spoilsport ;D

Margaret: I am glad you like the new rules. So do I, because I can´t use Sarah Andrews´ book again twice :D

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Good luck with this, I look forward to reading your reviews.

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - You do have some great titles there! I'll very much look forward to reading what you think of the novels.

Dorte H sagde ...

Tracy: thank you!

Margot: with all the glowing reviews I have seen of them, they should all be good reads.

Kelly sagde ...

I plan to participate and will link in to the challenge when I have a sign-up post ready for my blog.

I have a question...The book counts toward that continent as long as it takes place there, correct? (Obviously there are not many authors living in Antarctica!) So, although Donna Leon is an American, her Inspector Brunetti books take place in Venice and this would count for Europe. Right?

Just checking. It could make the difference between trying for easy vs. medium level.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: I´d say it is most important that the story is set in the continent in question, but I don´t police my readers´ choices in any way. You can´t win anything, and you won´t get a phd for finishing, so I assume everybody participates to get a great reading experience ;D

Kelly sagde ...

A diplomatic answer, Dorte.

Considering I tend to get stuck in where my books take place, I'll use it as an opportunity to branch out to foreign settings, regardless of where the author is from. If the author happens to be foreign... all the better!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: I made up the challenge to get out of my *own* comfort zone. I enjoyed participating this year, but whenever I don´t have challenges to read for, I tend to pick British books most of the time :D

Beth F sagde ...

Yay!!! I'll be signing up.

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: I am glad you couldn´t resist this one.