I have found the GRC a good way of ensuring that I read a good variety of books, although the fact that I am participating in a number of other challenges does that too, as does the fact that I am constantly bombarded with suggestions for reading from blogging friends, particularly through the Crime and mystery fiction room on FriendFeed.
I committed myself to reading 21 titles, all crime fiction, 3 titles each from 7 "continents". My 7th continent - historical crime fiction.
Blog site: 2011 Global Reading Challenge
Many thanks to Dorte for managing the challenge.
- OF WILD DOGS, Jane Taylor (South Africa)
- 4.7, TRACKERS, Deon Meyer (South Africa)
- 4.5, THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY, Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
- 4.5, THE HALF-CHILD, Angela Savage (Thailand)
- 4.0, MRS POLLIFAX, INNOCENT TOURIST, Dorothy Gilman (Jordan)
- 4.5, THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, Keigo Higashino (Japan)
- PRIME CUT, Alan Carter (Australia)
- BOUND, Vanda Symon (New Zealand)
- 4.3, DEVIL-DEVIL, Graeme Kent (Solomon Islands)
I can count separate Australian states.
- 4.5, DUMB WITNESS, Agatha Christie (England)
- 4.4, MAIGRET & the MAN on the BOULEVARD, Georges Simeon (France)
- 4.7, THE MAN WHO WENT UP IN SMOKE, Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (Sweden)
- 4.5, MIDNIGHT CAB, James W. Nichol (Canada)
- 4.8, CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER, Tom Franklin (North America)
- 4.7, WHITE SKY, BLACK ICE, Stan Jones (Alaska)
- 4.7, DYING GASP, Leighton Gage (Brazil)
- 4.1, CARIBBEAN MOON, Rick Murcer (Caribbean)
- 1.0, THE EMPANADA AFFAIR, Jerold & Elaine Last (Argentina)