Google+ The Introverted Reader: 2015 Books in Translation Reading Challenge

2015 Books in Translation Reading Challenge

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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This is the challenge sign-up page. Please link your reviews here.

I'm sure I'm behind as usual, but it's time for the 2015 Books in Translation Reading Challenge signup! 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, 2014.

Looking for suggestions? I have a shelf on GoodReads you can check out. There's also a Listopia list on GoodReads. Linked reviews for the 2014, 2013, and 2012 challenges 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 also posting a separate post for review links. I'll keep a permanent link to both posts in my sidebar. That will be easier to keep track of which links are reviews and which are sign up posts.

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

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  1. I'm ba-a-a-ck! :O) Trying to be better organized than 2014. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Jen!

  2. Oops, sorry signed up twice, If you can remove a link that would be awesome.

  3. will try this again and maybe do better this year - have a few cross overs with other challenges - will come back to linky when better organized:)

  4. Just signed up. Great idea for a book challenge! Your Goodreads shelf was very useful, I was surprised the number of books I was already planning to read that were in fact translations.

  5. I'm in! Beginner level, but I hope to read all my books in French for this!

    1. Ashley, the books you read for this might well work for my French Bingo! See here:

  6. Hi! I'm signing up at Beginner level. hoping to read some Murakami this year, :)

    ~ R of Coffee-Stained Dreams >>

  7. I'm back!!
    Sign me up for The Linguist!!

  8. I'm in! I'm signing up for the Conversationalist level. I already have 3 books on my list to read so I'm sure I can find at least one more. I'm determined to finish Anna Karenina this year. I've started to read it a couple of times in the past but never finished it.

  9. Bonjour, my 1st time for this challenge, finally! Just to be sure I keep it up - I read actually 25 books in translation last year, and I translated 3 myself!

  10. I need to remove my link. The URL isn't valid. I messed it up. I'm number 27 on there if you could delete it. I'll go ahead and resign up with the correct URL. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  11. I would like to join the challenge and challenge myself to read only books in foreign language (not English and not my native language)

  12. Hi! Can you remove Parneet? I put the participation post up and I've linked that under The Enchanted Book.
    -Parneet (The Enchanted Book)

  13. Sign me up for Linguist (and beyond)! I've actually read a few already this year, I just need to get myself organized and start writing the reviews!

  14. I've got two under my belt already this year, so I'll hopefully be in the bilingual category by year's end!


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