11 October 2014

2014 Global Reading Challenge completed at Expert Level



I committed myself to reading 21 titles, all crime fiction, 3 titles each from 7 "continents".
My 7th continent - historical crime fiction.

Blog site: 2014 Global Reading Challenge

Africa
  1. 4.8, THE SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU, Michael Stanley Botswana
  2. 4.5, DETECTIVE KUBU INVESTIGATES, Michael Stanley: a collection of short stories
  3. 4.6, THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON, Alexander McCall Smith - Botswana 
Asia
  1. 4.5, INSPECTOR SINGH INVESTIGATES: THE SINGAPORE SCHOOL OF VILLAINY, Shamini Flint- Singapore
  2. 4.3, HOTEL BOSPHORUS, Esmahan Aykol - Turkey
  3. 4.5, ARMS FOR ADONIS, Charlotte Jay - Lebanon
Australasia/Oceania (my modification) - An extra hurdle for Australasia - at least one from New Zealand.
I can count separate Australian states
  1.  4.3, THE NURSING HOME MURDER, Ngaio Marsh- New Zealand
  2. 3.9, HANK OF HAIR, Charlotte Jay- Australia
  3. 4.7, GETTING WARMER, Alan Carter - Australian author
Europe
  1. 4.6, BLOOD FROM STONE, Frances Fyfield (UK) 
  2. 4.3, THE LATE MONSIEUR GALLET, Georges Simenon - France
  3. 4.4, THE GOLDEN CALF, Helene Tursten - Sweden 
North America -
  1. 4.0, THE RIVER, Cheryl Kaye Tardif - Canada
  2. 4.5, IRREPARABLE HARM, Melissa F. Miller
  3. 3.8, LIQUID FEAR, Scott Nicholson
South America -
  1. 3.7, HOTEL BRASIL, Frei Betto - Brazil
  2. 4.5, HAPPINESS IS EASY, Edney Silvestre - Brazil
  3. 4.7, THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING, Juan Gabriel Vasquez - Colombia 
7th Continent: Historical -
  1. 4.8, LIFE AFTER LIFE, Kate Atkinson - Britain
  2. 4.4, DEATH OF A SWAGMAN, Arthur Upfield - Australia 
  3. 4.4, THE SILVERSMITH'S WIFE, Sophia Tobin   - London 1792

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Well done you, Kerrie! I really am impressed.

TracyK said...

Quite an accomplishment, Kerrie. I am just aiming at one for each continent and I have one to go for South America -- and it will probably be a book for Brazil.

jiescribano said...

Congratulations Kerrie. Well done.

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