Google+ The Introverted Reader: 2013 Books in Translation Reading Challenge

2013 Books in Translation Reading Challenge

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I'll be hosting the Books in Translation Reading Challenge again this year. I failed pretty miserably at it last year, reading only two when my goal was 4-6. Oops. I hope to do better this year. The goal is obviously to read translations of books, from any language into the language(s) you're comfortable reading in; they don't have to be in English.

You can read any genre and any age range. Crossovers with other challenges are fine. Any format that you choose is also acceptable. The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2013.

Looking for suggestions? I have a shelf on GoodReads you can check out. There's also a Listopia list on GoodReads. Last year's linked reviews are a great resource.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation
Conversationalist: 4-6
Bilingual: 7-9
Linguist: 10-12

I'm committing to the Conversationalist level at 4-6 books. I'll track my progress here.

  1. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  2. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai, translated by Ina Rilke, read by B. D. Wong
  3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson
  4. Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by various

I hope you'll join me!  Sign up anytime throughout the year by linking below!

Post your reviews here as well. Enter your name or your blog name and the title of the book in parentheses. Example: The Introverted Reader (The Bookseller of Kabul)

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I have an affiliate relationship with Malaprop's, my local independent bookstore located in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC; and Better World Books. I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase books through links on my site.


  1. Sign me up! I wanna repeat as a "linguist!"
    Thanks for hosting!!

  2. Just posted my wrapup for 2012 - and can't wait to get started on 2013 ....

  3. Can't pass this one up. I'm joining in at the "Beginner" level. Thanks so much for hosting.

  4. I'll definitely sign up soon :) Just a quick question, does re-reads count?

  5. All signed up. Looking forward to reading books in translation. Thanks for hosting.

  6. Here's a linguist signing up for a "Linguist" level! And I love the button!

  7. Hello I'm signed up with you all for that challenge with 3 books beginner level challenge reading by Arabic language for English originally Books.


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