To widen my horizons, I decided to participate again this year in the Global Reading Challenge at the easy level.
The rules are simple: Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2012: Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America and The Seventh Continent (here one can either choose Antarctica or our own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future, …etc.) From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.
According to my own rules I restricted myself to authors I have not read before and crime fiction books in its broadest sense. Today I am pleased to report that I have completed this challenge after having read:
- Europe: A Place of Execution, by Val McDermid (Great Britain)****
- Africa: Mixed Blood, by Roger Smith (South Africa)*****
- North America: Open Season, by CJ Box (USA)****
- South America: Retrato de familia con muerta, (Family Portrait with Dead Woman) de Raúl Argemí (Argentina)****
- Asia: The Thief, by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan)****
- Australasia/Oceania: The Brotherhood, by Y.A. Erskine (Australia)****
- The Seventh Continent: Black Out, by John Lawton (History)***
I am delighted to have had the opportunity to read each and every one of these authors and books.
You can find out HERE other suggestions from fellow participants.