2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge

Amy, who blogs at The Black Sheep Dances, after a successful 2010 Scandinavian Reading Challenge is hosting a new challenge as of 1st January 2011: The 2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge. Click HEREto find out more details. I’m planning to participate at the tourist level: Read 4 books over the next 12 months. This challenge is open to any genre, but I’m restricting myself to crime fiction books only.

So far I have Entanglement by Zygmut Miloszewski (Poland), Muerte y un poco de amor (Death and a Bit of Love) by Alexandra Marinina (Russia) and I’m interested in The Widow Killer by Pavel Kohout (Czech Republic). It shouldn’t be all that difficult to find a fourth book to complete the challenge.

5 thoughts on “2011 Eastern European Reading Challenge”

  1. >José Ignacio – I am impressed by the number of challenges you're undertaking this year; this one sounds interesting and I look forward to your reviews.

  2. >Aunque me cuesta apuntarme a los desafíos, a éste no voy a poder resistirme. Aunque tendrá que ser con libros traducidos al español.Te iba a recomendar un libro que me pareció excepcional leído este verano, "Lejos de Toledo", del búlgaro-francés-español Angel Wagenstein, que transcurre en Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Pero aunque tiene unos toques de mafia, no es estrictamente serie negra, y no he visto que esté traducida al inglés. En cualquier caso vale la pena.Un saludo.

  3. >Fab vi leí tu reseña de Lejos de Toledo y me pareció un libro muy interesante. Creo que está traducido al inglés aunque no le he visto en Amazon. Pero no importa, el de Marinina tampoco está traducido al inglés y pienso leerlo de todas formas.Gracias por la recomendación.

  4. >I appreciate your posting the info and look forward to your input and favorite titles.I will keep an eye out for crime novels for you…First thought was of the Arkady Renko series from Martin Cruz Smith…he's a detective in Moscow and those are pretty great.Moscow Noir is a bunch of crime stories set around Moscow, but it is bleak to the infinite degree!

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