The 2011 BBC (British Books Challenge) is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2011. It is hosted by Becky at The Bookette. Within the International friend category I’m participating at Winston Churchill – Read 6 books by British authors in 2011. Have read 5 books so far:
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:
- Nadie ama a un policía de Guillermo Orsi (No One Loves a Policeman)
- Blanco Nocturno de Ricardo Piglia (Nocturnal Target)
I’m still on track, have on my TBR shelf:
- Ciudad Santa de Guillermo Orsi (Holy City)
- Plata Quemada de Ricaro Piglia (Money to Burn)
And I’m really interested in reading some book by Raúl Argemí.
The 2011 Global Reading Challenge, hosted by Dorte, has three levels of participation. I choose the Medium Challenge which implies to read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2011: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America and The Seventh Continent. (Try to find novels from fourteen different countries or states). Pretty much on track with just two books left TBR, but not all from fourteen different countries or states.
- Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, by Shamini Flint (Malaysia)
- The Eye of Jade, by Diane Wei Liang (China) TBR
- B-Very Flat by Margot Kinberg, (USA)
- U is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton (USA) TBR.
The Seventh Continent (History)
- The Saint-Florentin Murders, by Jean-François Parot (France, 1774)
- A Game of Lies, by Rebecca Cantrell (Germany, 1936)