Friday, December 10, 2010

The End of the Scandinavian Reading Challenge is Near

The 2010 Scandinavian Reading Challenge was a huge success.  At final count, 78 participants joined the challenge of reading four or more titles in ranging levels.  A few ended up creating new "extreme" levels of success.  Thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm and follow through- I never dreamed we'd have more than 10 or 15 entrants!


As we conclude the year and the challenge, I'm asking that those who completed all six titles (or more) contact me.  Please send me via email your results, as well as your favorite title out of the year.  I'd like to compile a complete post to recognize those who aren't afraid of a bit of grim crime, chilly weather, and endless references to Aquavit.  Please email me your results and title to me at the email address below. 

Please send me this information by December 26 at the latest.
gingercatranch at gmail dot com, with SRC in the subject heading.

For 2011, a special new and more difficult challenge is planned.
Information on this will be posted shortly before New Years Day.
You can prepare by stocking up on a warm Ushanka, some vodka,
and maybe a black leather jacket.


  1. This new challenge for 2011 sounds mysterious, yet enticing.

    I have a feeling it has to do with the as yet unexplored region--at least for crime fiction--of Eastern Europe.

    Maybe I can read "A Woman from Bratislava" finally for a challenge.

  2. I am looking forward to this Eastern European Challenge as I have a few books ready to read. Bring it on!