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Status re Global Reading Challenge

Posted by Gina Schwartz on September 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM Comments comments (0)

As you know I signed up to do the 2010 Global Reading Challenge which was posted on the blog of the same name.  I recently posted my porgress in the comments section of the site but got really busy and did not post here.

This is the copy of what was posted:



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"


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.

While this seems like a credible start it is likely tha tthis is all the reading I may get through this year and I will still have not fulfilled the challenge because I won't have read any books from South America.  I need at least two books from that region to qualify.  Right now I am reading three novel but none of these will qualify for this challenge.  Anyone with a suggestion of good books from South American can send me a comment - I will welcome it.

I will keep you posted.

2010 Global Reading Challenge

Posted by Gina Schwartz on August 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (1)

Bookscount has entered the 2010 Global Reading Challenge.


I stumbled onto this reading challenge quite unexpectedly but it has made my day today so I am letting you know aobut it.


This challenge challenges readers to read books from each continent - there are various levels to challenge readers and a comments page to allow you to post your progress.


I have signed up for the medium challenge which challenges me to read two novels from each of the following six continents this year:






North America

South America


I am entering late so wish me luck