2010 Global Reading Challenge – Progress Update


global I’m aiming for the expert’s level. This requires me to read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2010: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America (incl Central America), South America plus two novels set in Antarctica. From fourteen different countries or states.

I’ve restricted myself to crime fiction books only from completely new to me authors. In addition to that after completing a first round from each continent, except Antarctica, I have choose to read female writers only.

So far I have read 12 novels:

Africa:
1) Michael Stanley – A Carrion Death (Botswana) January 11.
2) Margie Orford – Like Clockwork (South Africa) April, 29.

Asia:
3) Mehmet Murat Somer – The Gigolo Murder (Turkey) February 15.
4) Natsuo Kirino – Out (Japan) Currently April 21.

Australasia:
5) Peter Temple – Dead Point (Australia) January 29.
6) Vanda Symon – Overkill (New Zealand) April 3.

Europe:
7) Alicia Gimenez Bartlett – Death Rites (Spain) January 3.
8) Karin Fossum – Don’t Look Back (Norway) March 8.

North America:
9) Leonardo Padura – Havana Gold (Cuba) February 9.
10) Laura Lippman – What the Dead Know (USA) March 18.

South America:
11) Santiago Roncagliolo – Red April (Peru) January 18.
12) Claudia Piñeiro – Thursday Night Widows (Argentina) March 23.

Plus two novels set in Antarctica
13) Bob Reiss – Purgatory Road TBR .
14) Sarah Andrews – In Cold Pursuit TBR.

5 thoughts on “2010 Global Reading Challenge – Progress Update”

  1. >Nice one Jose. You're closing in on the goal. Like Kerrie, I'm waiting on my final novel, a South American one (Bolivian author) – ordered it 2 weeks ago and it still hasn't arrived. A bit annoyed, but will be finished soon. Nice collection of books – I've read some of those, and have others in my TBR pile.

  2. >You are so organized! And it is interesting to see that so many readers set their own, extra goals as they read.

  3. >Well done, Jose. I am going to check out your Antarctica suggestions…it is tough finding anything I want to read from that "neck of the woods".

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