I have decided to push myself and go for the Medium Challenge -- read two novels for each "continent." I am very excited about this challenge. This year I am concentrating on reading mysteries set in different countries. In addition to my other goals of reading more science fiction, fantasy, and related books. And keeping up with reading vintage mysteries and historical mysteries.
Sign In and Challenge Rules
The 2013 Global Reading Challenge (2013GRC) challenges you to expand your reading boundaries, go where you haven't been before, move a little outside your comfort zone.
You may read any genre so long as the books are fiction. Your reading will take place in the calendar year 2013.
The Medium ChallengeRead two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2013:
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).
Try to find novels from fourteen different countries or states.
I will add my books (with links to reviews) below as I read them. I have listed a few to choose from that I already have, but I reserve the right to change my mind.
Ghana Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
Botswana A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
South Africa Blood Safari by Deon Meyer
Japan The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
China Death Of A Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
Israel Murder In Jerusalem by Batya Gur
Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka (Canada, Saskatchewan)
The Smoke by Tony Broadbent (United Kingdom)
Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland (Russia)
SEVENTH CONTINENT (Space)
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
Old Man's War by John Scalzi