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Monday, 1 February 2010

2010 Global Reading Challenge


The Easy Challenge
Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2010:
Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America (incl Central America)
South America

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


The Medium Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2010:
Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America (incl Central America)
South America

Try to find novels from twelve different countries or states.


The Expert Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2010:
Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America (incl Central America)
South America
Add two novels which are set in Antarctica.

Select novels from fourteen different countries or states.

The Extremist Level

Read three novels from each of these continents in 2010:
Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America (incl Central America)
South America
Add two novels which are set in Antarctica + a ´wildcard´ novel (a novel from a place or period that is NEW to you).

And if you are really an extreme reader, you will do your best to read novels from 21 different countries or states.

Please use Mr Linky to sign in if you want to participate, and tell me in a comment which level you choose (you can always upgrade later).


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prairiejournals said...

Hi! I'm a latecomer to this challenge, but I'm going to complete the Easy level. Can't wait to get started

Dorte H said...

Prairiejournals: good luck & enjoy!

Bookscount Blogs said...

Hi,

I signed up for the medium challenge a few weeks ago, but did not get a chance at that time to post what I had already read for the year that would contribute to my readings for the challenge:

Africa- I read four books set in Africa this year so far all by Wilbur Smith. They were:

"A Falcon Flies"
"Men of Men"
"The Sound of Thunder"
"Assegai"

I also read three books set in Europe this year so far. They were:
"The Other Queen" by Phillipa Gregory
"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" By Thomas Hardy
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Borrows

Four books set in North America:
"The Host" by Stephenie Meyer
"I Alex Cross" By James Paterson
"Escape" by Robert Tanenbaum

Two books from Australasia:
"Mr. Pip" by Lloyd Jones
"The Last Time I saw mother" by Arlene J. Chai

Will post any updates next month.

Dorte H said...

You have really got around this year!

beastmomma said...

I gave a shout out to this fun challenge on a blog entry I recently wrote. Here is the link for your interest: http://beastmomma.squarespace.com/life-from-the-belly-of-the-bea/never-crossed-off-the-list.html

Dian said...

I'm signing up very late, so I'll go for easy. It's already October and I've only read two books!

Dorte H said...

Hi Dian.

Welcome. I am sure you´ll make it!

potpourri-of-books said...

Now that I've finished the Extremist level I've decided to read the books I've accumulated on my shelves— Thanks for all the work you put into this challenge. I look forward to more challenges next year.


Linda

potpourri-of-books said...

Thanks for the work you both put into this challenge. Now that I've finished the Extremist Level I think I'll return to reading the books accumulated on my shelves.

Linda

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dorte. I love your global challenge, signed up for the medium level.

Paz said...

Ugh... looks like I won't make it this year.. oh well, I have all of 2011... a whole year this time!

Grilsgood said...

No blog, here is what i did

1, Europe Green, Jane Swapping Lives
Garwood, Julie Gnetle Warrior

2. Africia Grifalconi, Ann The Village that Vanished
Cleave, Chris Little Bee

3. Asia Godden, Rumer Great Grandfather's House
Xinran Sky burial : an epic love story of Tibet

4. Aurstraia Sonnenblick, Jordan Zen and the art of faking it
Zindel, Paul Reef of Death

5. So.America Keene, Carolyn The Brass Bound Trunk
Bondoux, Anne Laure The Killers Tears

Dorte H said...

Grilsgood: I hope you enjoyed them.

Grilsgood said...

no blog so here goes


1, Europe Green, Jane Swapping Lives
Garwood, Julie Gnetle Warrior

2. Africia Grifalconi, Ann The Village that Vanished
Cleave, Chris Little Bee

3. Asia Godden, Rumer Great Grandfather's House
Xinran Sky burial : an epic love story of Tibet

4. Aurstraia Sonnenblick, Jordan Zen and the art of faking it
Zindel, Paul Reef of Death

5. So.America Keene, Carolyn The Brass Bound Trunk
Bondoux, Anne Laure The Killers Tears

Grilsgood said...

no blog, here it is


1. VBaccine Jonas Salk by Bredeson, Camen
2. homicide, Santlofer, Jonathan The Murder Notebook
3. Quakkenbush, Roibert The Story of Davey Crocket
4. Feinstein, Stephen Walt Disney and Disneyland
5. Dunn, Joemng Peter pan - graphics
6. Denenbert, Barry All Shook Up: Live and Death of Elvis Presley
7.. Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan
8. Krull, Kathleen Albert Einstein

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