2013 reading challenges and reading goals

Challenges

Chunkster2013

Chunkster Challenge
Level: Mor-book-ly Obese (8+ books, 3 over 750 pages)

  1. Jerusalem by Simon Seabag Montefiore
  2. Shogun by James Clavell
  3. A Dance with Dragons by G.R.R. Martin
  4. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
  5. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki
  6. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

nonfiction

Non-Fiction Challenge
Level: Explorer (6-10 books)

  1. Jerusalem by Simon Seabag Montefiore
  2. Alpha Beta by John Man
  3. In Search of Plenty: A History of Jewish Food, by Oded Schwartz and Jane Human
  4. Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox by Victoria Finlay
  5. Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

classicdouble

Double Classic Challenge
Level: 2 pairs

MiddleEast

Middle East Challenge
Level: Tourist (1-5 books)

  1. Jerusalem by Simon Seabag Montefiore
  2. … really no idea, but last year I ended up reading only books written by Western writers, so I’d like to concentrate on local writers this time. Any suggestion?

Aussie

Aussie Author Challenge
Level: Tourist (3 books)

  1. something by Melina Marchetta, certainly
  2. something by Geraldine Brooks, ideally Year of Wonders if I can get a copy
  3. The True History of the Kelly Gang, by Peter Carey

global

Global Reading Challenge
Level: Easy (1 book per continent)

  • Africa:
  • Asia: The Lilac House by Anita Nair
  • Australasia/Oceania
  • Europe: Long John Silver: the True and Eventful History of My Life of Liberty and Adventure As a Gentleman of Fortune and Enemy to Mankind, by Bjorn Larsson
  • North America:
  • South America:
  • The Seventh Continent:

Personal goals

  1. Joie de Croire, Joie de Vivre
  2. Luce del mondo
  3. Credo la vita eterna

Language diversity

French:

  1. Brice Matthieussent, Vengeance d’un traducteur
  2. Michel Pastoureau, Bleu: Histoire d’une couleur

German:

Portuguese:

  1. Filipe Melo e Juan Cavia, As Extraordinárias Aventuras de Dog Mendonça e Pizzaboy II – Apocalipse
  2. José Rodrigues dos Santos, A Fórmula de Deus
  3. Raul Brandão, Os pescadores
  4. João de Barros, Os Lusíadas Contados às Crianças e Lembrados ao Povo

Italian (original):

  1. Carlo Maria Martini, Credo la vita eterna
  2. Paolo Giordano, La solitudine dei numeri primi
  3. Carlo Lucarelli, L’ottava vibrazione

Italian (translation):

  1. Felix J. Palma, La mappa del tempo, trad. it. P. Marchetti
  2. Jan Potocki, Manoscritto ritrovato a Saragozza
  3. José Saramago, Viaggio in Portogallo
  4. Mario Vargas Llosa, La città e i cani
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