>2011 Global Reading Challenge


If you should be interested in participating in the global challenge of 2011, you can see the rules and sign in here. The challenge runs all the year, and there are three levels to choose among. (Some of you have already posted about the challenge, and I really appreciate that).

I plan to go for the medium level (14 books) and use some of my TBR books. Here are my preliminary ideas, eleven writers who are all new to me, but I may change my plans several times before finishing the challenge.

Deon Meyer, Devil´s Peak, 2007 (South Africa)

Shamini Flint, Inspector Sing Investigates, A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, 2009 (Malaysia)
Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night, 2010 (India)


Esther Verhoef, Close-Up, 2009 (The Netherlands)
Fred Vargas, Have Mercy on us All, 2003 (France)

North America:
Giles Blunt, The Fields of Grief, 2006 (Canada)
Barbara Fister, In the Wind, 2008 (the USA)

South America:
Leonardo Padura, Havana Red, 2005 (Cuba)

The Seventh Continent:
Rebecca Cantrell, A Trace of Smoke, 2009 (history)
Kate Summerscale, The Suspicion of Mr Whicher, 2009 (history)

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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4 Responses to >2011 Global Reading Challenge

  1. kathy d. says:

    Hi Dorte,
    Can you tell me where online to find the 2011 Global Reading Challenge? I like to look at the lists of books which other readers have chosen.
    I am doing this challenge informally — so it doesn’t feel like pressure — and aiming for the Medium level which I’ve almost achieved.

  2. kathy d. says:

    Thank you.
    I hope that this global challenge will continue next year. Even though I am doing it (and did it last year) informally, it really helps me to read much more broadly and has brought a lot of good books in my direction. When I think I’ll fall back on some U.S. writers, I am reminded to go much further in my reading adventures — which always proves to be a good thing.

  3. Kathy: I must admit I have thought of stopping – because I feel I do not have enough time to care for the challenge and look after the blog or anything. I prefer doing things well or not doing them at all so I have thought about suggesting someone else take over if people want the challenge in 2012.

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