Saturday, November 27, 2010

CHALLENGE: Global Reading Challenge

The Global Reading Challenge is being hosted again at DJ's krimiblog. I plan to repeat my effort this year, following Kerri's lead, of only reading mysteries. I really like reading mysteries set in other countries, and after this year, I've got mystery series from all over the world to keep up with. It's not necessary to only read mysteries; that's just my personal goal.

You can chose Easy (one from each continent), Medium (two from each continent) or Expert (3 from each continent).
North America (incl Central America)
South America
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 think I'm going for Expert, but I am a little concerned about the Seventh Continent; may have to get creative. Here's my list of potential reads. I am working more on continuing series from many countries.

1. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, Alexander McCall Smith, Botswana
2. Children of the Street, Kwei Quartey, Ghana
3. Trackers, Deon Meyer, South Africa

North America
1. Dearly Devoted Dexter, Jeff Lindsay, US Florida

2. The Brutal Telling, Louise Penny, Canada
3. Pretty in Ink, Karen E Olson, US Nevada

1. Death in la Fenice, Donna Leon, Italy
2. The Coffin Trail, Martin Edwards, England
3. The Redbreast, Jo Nesbo, Norway

1. The Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall, India
2. The Devil's Whisper, Miyuke Miyabe, Japan
 A Case of Two Cities, Qiu Xiaolong, China

South America
1. Buried Strangers, Leighton Gage, Brazil
2. Southwesterly Wind, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Brazil
3. A Window in Copacabana - Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Brazil

1. Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood, Australia
2. The Broken Shore, Peter Temple, Australia
New Zealand: 

Seventh Continent (oldies - Agatha Christie books)
1. Murder in Mesopotamia
2. And Then There Were None
3. Hercule Poirot's Christmas

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