Friday, December 18, 2015

Books In Translation Challenge 2016

Link to Announcement/Sign-up Page

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Host: Jen @ The Introverted Reader

  • Read translations of books, from any language into the language(s) you're comfortable reading; 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.
  • You don't need a blog to participate; link up your reviews from another site like Library Thing or GoodReads.

  1. Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation
  2. Conversationalist: 4-6 books
  3. Bilingual: 7-9 books
  4. Linguist: 10-12 books
✸ I'm signing up at the "Conversationalist" Level, so I'll be reading 4-6 books.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
● See the challenge review link-up page HERE.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):

  1. The People in the Photo. Hélène Gestern; translated from the French by Emily Boyce and Ros Schwartz [linked to review page 12/22/2016]
  2. Villa Triste. Patrick Modiano; trans. from the French by John Cullen
  3. The Disappearance of Signora Giulia. Piero Chiara; trans. from the Italian by Jill Foulston
  4. This Too Shall Pass. Milena Busquets; trans. from the Spanish by Valerie Miles [linked to review page 12/22/2016]
  5. Inkheart. Cornelia Funke; trans. from the German by Anthea Bell  [linked to review page 7/14/2016]
  6. Tainted Tokay (Winemaker Detective Series #11). Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen; trans. from the French by Sally Pane [linked to review page 12/22/2016]
  7. The Nightwalker. Sebastian Fitzek; trans. from the German by Jamie Lee Searle

(Also see my shelf of translated works "to be read" at GoodReads.)
  • After Dark. Haruki Murakami
  • The Castle. Franz Kafka
  • Farewell Waltz. Milan Kundera
  • The Fencing Master. Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire. Stieg Larsson 
  • Identity. Milan Kundera 
  • Kafka on the Shore. Haruki Murakami 
  • King, Queen, Knave. Vladimir Nabokov 
  • The Kreutzer Sonata. Leo Tolstoy 
  • The Ladies from St. Petersburg: Three Novellas. Nina Berberova 
  • Last Year At Marienbad. Alain Robbe-Grillet 
  • The Luzhin Defense. Vladimir Nabokov 
  • Missing Person. Patrick Modiano 
  • The Nautical Chart. Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Norwegian Wood. Haruki Murakami
  • The Seville Communion. Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Steppenwolf. Hermann Hesse 

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