Reading Challenges and Projects 2011

Click on the buttons to go to the challenge pages!

Murakami Challenge cat-tail-button

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2011


aussie author challenge 2011

Aussie Author Challenge 2011

east and southeast asia challenge

East and SouthEast Asia Challenge 2011
Extensive book list by Violet!

  1. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
  2. ..
  3. ..

Chinese Literature Challenge 2011

Chinese Literature Challenge 2011
3 February 2011 – 23 January 2012



1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge (2011)


GLBT Challenge

GLBT Challenge 2011


South Asian Challenge 2011

South Asian Challenge 2011


Graphic Novels 2011

Graphic Novels Challenge 2011


2011 Global Reading challenge

Global Reading Challenge 2011

Asia: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
North America: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)
The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own Β΄seventhΒ΄ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

Immigrant Stories 2011 Challenge

Immigrant Stories 2011 Challenge

  1. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck


What’s in a Name 4 Challenge (first time lucky!)

  1. A book with a number in the title: Three Cups of Tea?
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Girl with a Pearl Earring?
  3. A book with a size in the title: A Short History of Nearly Everything?
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title: EAST of Eden by John Steinbeck
  5. A book with evil in the title: Nothing to ENVY by Barbara Demick
  6. A book with a life stage in the title: Then We Came to the End, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Midnight’s Children, A Suitable Boy, Gone with the Wind, Girl with a Pearl Earring?


Non-Fiction Challenge 2011
17 January – 31 December 2011

Culture: Non-fiction books about different cultures, religions and foreign lands; memoirs & biographies count.
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
: Non-fiction books about anything art related (painters, music, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.). Memoirs/biographies of any people related to the arts count.
: Food memoirs, anything related to food industry, food lifestyles
: anything related to the medical field–industry memoirs, memoirs about illnesses (mental included) /diseases, etc.
: travelogues, industry memoirs, travel guides, etc.
: Self explanatory
: Anything related to finances, economics, history of money, financial improvement etc.
: Anything related to any scientific field, memoirs count.
: Anything history related– events, biographies of historic figures, etc.

1-3 books from different categories: Master of Trivial Pursuit
4-6 books from different categories: Apply For Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
7-9 books from different categories: Future Jeopardy Champion

Middle East Challenge

Middle East Reading Challenge completed
1 August 2010 – 31 July 2011

  1. Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks

Japanese Literature Challenge IV

Japanese Literature Challenge IV completed
1 June 2010 – 31 January 2011

  1. The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
  2. Megumi: Documentary Manga on Abductions by North Korea by Shigeru and Sakie Yokota
  3. Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki

20 replies on “Reading Challenges and Projects 2011”

I see we’re signed up for many of the same challenges. Thanks for joining the GN challenge. I can’t wait to see which books you read for the challenge. Happy reading!

Vasilly, thanks for the welcome! Graphic novels and comics are second nature to me, so I wouldn’t miss the challenge!

JoV, I know I know. But I have promised myself, it’s all guilt-free! I’ll be surprised if I complete all of them. In other words, I’m ready to fail some from the get go πŸ™‚
I think we joined a lot of the same challenges. So good luck to you too!

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