Saturday, December 19, 2015

Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2016

Trying this one for the first time. It's hosted at The Introverted Reader.  Will try for the first level, but see if I can go over.

Books in Translation Reading Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

The goal is obviously to read translations of books, from any language into the language(s) you're comfortable reading; they don't have to be in English.

You can read any genre and any age range. Crossovers with other challenges are fine. Any format that you choose is also acceptable. The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2016.

Looking for suggestions? I have a shelf on GoodReads you can check out. There's also a Listopia list on GoodReads. Linked reviews for the 2015,20142013, and 2012 challenges are a great resource too.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation
Conversationalist: 4-6
Bilingual: 7-9
Linguist: 10-12

Here is what I am reading:
  1. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow--Peter Hoeg
  2. The Iliad--Homer
  3. The Alchemist--Paulo Coelho
  4. History--Elsa Morante
  5. War and Peace--Leo Tolstoy
  6. The Metamorphosis--Franz Kafka
  7. Medea and Other Plays--Euripides
  8. The Odyssey--Homer
  9. The Prophecy of the Stones--Flavia Bujor
  10. The Divine Comedy--Dante Alighieri
  11. Persepolis--Marjane Satrapi
  12. Persepolis 2--Marjane Satrapi
  13. Veronika Decides to Die--Paulo Coelho
  14. I Am Malala--Malala Yousafzai
  15. Murder at the Savoy--Maj Sjowall
  16. The Housekeeper and the Professor--Yoko Ogawa
  17. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia--Jean Sasson
  18. Princess Sultana's Daughters--Jean Sasson
  19. Princess sultana's Daughters--Jean Sasson
  20. Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You Vol. 1--Karuho Shiina
  21. Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You Vol. 2--Karuho Shiina
  22. Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You Vol. 3--Karuho Shiina
  23. The Kite Runner--Khaled Hosseni
Challenge completed on September 15

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great challenge. You'll end up reading books you never would have experienced otherwise.