Besides the reading challenges listed in my sidebar a number of challenges sounds very appealing to me:
- “Italy in books” – reading challenge 2011. Read at least 12 books that are set in Italy from January, 1st 2011 to December, 31st 2011.
- British Books Challenge 2011. Read 6 books by British authors in 2011 (Winston Churchill level, International Friend)
My problem is that I’ve already signed for quite a number of challenges and I presume I won’t be able to make it. However, before my GP have a serious look at it, I’ll participate in these challenges, although I won’t make it official, at least yet.
For the Italian challenge I’m currently reading Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio and I have in my TBR pile: Marco Vichi – Death in Florence, at least five Montalbanos by Andrea Camilleri, and a couple of Lucarellis. For a total of nine books set in Italy.
For the British Challenge I have: Mark Billingham – Bloodline, Ann Cleeves – White Nights, Val McDermid – A Place of Execution, Phillip Kerr – If the Dead Rise Not, three Rankins, and I have read so far this year Belinda Bauer – Darkside. For a total of eight.
Besides I’m planning to buy at least: RJ Ellory – A Quiet Believe in Angels, Elly Griffiths – The Crossing Places, Craig Russell – Lennox and a Martin Edwards’ Lake District, at least as soon as I lift my ban on new acquisitions.