Sunday, December 13, 2020

Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2021

Another that the Introverted Reader is bring back after not having it since about 2016. I will get as many as I can for this one.


  • You can read a book that’s been translated from any language into the language of your choosing. The challenge is not limited to translations to or from English.
  • You can read any genre
  • You can read books meant for any age group
  • Crossovers with other challenges are fine
  • Any format that you choose is also acceptable
  • The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2021
  • A blog is not required for participation; you can also link to reviews on other sites such as GoodReads or LibraryThing
  • Sign up anytime throughout the year
  • I’ve tried to keep this simple but if you have any questions, reach out in the comments, via social media (links in my sidebar), or my contact form.
  • Most importantly, have fun!


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

Here is what I am reading:

  1. The Plague--Albert Camus
  2. The Terrorists--Maj Sjowall
  3. Medea and Other Plays--Euripides (reread)
  4. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Volume 1--Shiro Amano
  5. Of Love and Shadows--Isabel Allende
  6. Praise of Folly--Erasmus
  7. Voices From Chernobyl--Svetlana Alexievich
  8. Hippie--Paulo Coelho
  9. Jade City--Fonda Lee
  10. The Dove's Necklace--Raja Alem
  11. The Diving Pool--Yoko Ogawa
  12. Anxious People--Frederik Backman
Calling challenge complete on November 16


Elephant's Child said...

Happy reading.

Sandra Cox said...

Have fun.

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

Thanks for signing up! I hope you enjoy the books you choose!