Ficciones 2011 Argentina Reading Challenge

Ficciones 2011 Argentina Reading Challenge. The rules are simple:

  • Read at least one book by an author from Argentina (either born in Argentina or has spent a significant part of his or her career living in the country).
  • Books originally written in English do not qualify for this challenge. You should either be reading the books in translation or, if you are fluent in Spanish, you may read them in the original.
  • Fiction, nonfiction or any other genre count.
  • Re-reads are perfectly acceptable, as are books in alternate formats (e-books, audio books etc).
  • Crossovers with other reading challenges are encouraged!
  • The challenge begins on February 15, 2011 and will end on February 14, 2012. However, you can join at anytime. You can also change your level of participation at any time.
  • There is no requirement to list your books in advance, but please consider doing so; it will be helpful for others who are considering joining the challenge, but are unsure which books to read.
  • A list of suggested books is included under the “Reading List” tab.
  • You do not have to have a blog to participate.
  • You do not have to post reviews of the books you choose to read, but they are strongly encouraged as a way of building community around the reading of Argentinian literature. Those who choose to share their reviews, may post them under the “Reviews” tab.

As usual I have restricted myself to crime fiction books and I have chosen the Expat Level, read at least 5 books. So far I’ve read:

But I have not been able to post them under the “Reviews” tab.

Plan to read from my TBR pile:

  • Ciudad Santa de Guillermo Orsi (Holy City)
  • Plata Quemada de Ricaro Piglia (Money to Burn)

2011 Nordic Challenge

The 2011 Nordic Challenge is hosted by Zee at Notes from the North and runs from January 1 2011 to December 31 2011.

The Rules are simple. There is no need to make a list before hand. Any book by any author born in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and/or Sweden) or a book set in a Nordic country.

They can be from any genre but I have restricted myself to crime fiction only.

There are 5 levels, and I decided to join in at the highest possible level, in a fit of insanity. Valhalla Level: Read 20+ books

My count so far:


Can’t believe I’m still on track.

Next from my TBR pile:

  • The Inspector and Silence by Hakan Nesser
  • Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
  • The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
  • Nadie lo ha oído (Unspoken) by Mari Jungsted
  • Sangre derramada (The Blood Spilt) by Asa Larsson
  • Antes de que hiele (Before the Frost) By Henning Mankell
  • La Pirámide (The Pyramid) by Henning Mankell


From my Wish List:

  • Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum
  • Frozen Moment by Camille Ceder
  • Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason
  • The Quarry by Johan Theorin
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