Saturday 8 December 2012

2013 Translation Challenge

I know I said I wasn't doing many challenges in 2013, but I saw this and just had to sign up. I've been wanting to read more translated literature for a really long time and I need something to inspire me to do it! In all fairness, this is only the third challenge I've signed up for, and one is the one I'm hosting,so. 

The translation challenge is hosted by Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm, and all you have to do is read one translated book a month. Because I like listing books, I have a list of some of the books I'd like to get to. 

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
  • Grimm's Fairytales by Jacob & Willhelm Grimm
There's a few to get me started, and the bonus is that I own all of them except two so that's good! 


  1. I really really liked Veronika Decides To Die - it's what got me into reading Paulo Coelho to begin with. It's amazing - deep and simple all at the same time, although it does go off on a bit of a tangent.

    I liked 1Q84 as well, although I've still got Book Three to read...

    1. I think you might be the reason Veronika Decides to Die is on my wishlist... I kind of remember reading a great review and thinking I had to read it and that sounds like something I'd do on your blog!

  2. The Master and Margarita! Brilliant book, definitely a good world literature pick.