2011 Global Reading Challenge



I’ve done the Orbis Terrarum Challenge for the past two years, but I always end up using English-speaking countries to fill it up, and I can never convince myself to do otherwise. But! I saw this similar challenge making the rounds, and it looks like the best chance I’ll have of breaking out of my Anglophone rut. But, because I know that I am lame, I am going to stick to the “easy” version of the challenge, and just hope I do better. 🙂

The rules!

Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011:

Africa

Asia

Australasia

Europe

North America

South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.

I’m hoping I can handle that — if you have any good suggestions, let me have them! I’m putting, oh look, my entire pool of books from the last Orbis Terrarum back on this list, because I never read what I think I’m going to.

Africa:

Asia: Death Note Vol. 7, by Tsugumi Ohba (Review) Japan

Australasia: Death of a Fool, by Ngaio Marsh (Review) New Zealand

Europe: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (Review) Sweden

North America: A Red Herring Without Mustard, by Alan Bradley (Review) Canada

South America:

Seventh Continent:

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