The 2010 Global Reading Challenge consists of four levels. The Easy Challenge requires one novel to be read and reviewed from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America (including Central America) and South America. If you want to try a bit harder, the Medium Challenge requires two books from each of the above continents to be read and reviewed. A third level, the Expert Challenge, has the same requirements as the Medium Challenge with the added goal of reading two works from Antarctica. For those hard core global readers (and there are plenty out there), the Extremist Level requires the reading and reviewing of three novels from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America (including Central America) and South America, two novels set in Antarctica, and on top of that a ‘wildcard’ novel which should be set in a location or time period that is completely new to the reader.
I’m completing the Easy Challenge this year.
John Mutford at the Book Mine Set has been challenging people to read Canadian fiction for several years now. This 4th Canadian Book Challenge requires readers to read and review 13 books by Canadian authors within a one year time frame (Canada Day 2010 – Canada Day 2011). Readers are encouraged to read one book from each Canadian province and territory, which is why 13 books are required to complete the challenge. Better get reading, eh?
Yukon: The Tent Peg by Aritha van Herk
Saskatchewan: Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell
PEI: Ann of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Ontario: Fauna by Alissa York
Nunavut: Rankin Inlet by Mara Feeney
Nova Scotia: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Northwest Territories: Tatsea by Armin Wiebe
Newfoundland/Labrador: Annabel by Kathleen Winter
New Brunswick: Nights Below Station Street by David Adams Richards
Manitoba: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence