2024 Books in Translation Reading Challenge


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Welcome to the 2024 Books in Translation Reading Challenge! It’s pretty self-explanatory, right? Nevertheless, here are the rules, details, and linkies.

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Rules

  • You can read a book that’s been translated from any language into the language of your choosing. The challenge is not limited to translations to or from English.
  • You can read any genre
  • You can read books meant for any age group
  • Crossovers with other challenges are fine
  • Any format that you choose is also acceptable
  • The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2024
  • A blog is not required for participation; you can also link to reviews on other sites such as GoodReads, Instagram, etc.
  • Sign up anytime throughout the year
  • I’ve tried to keep this simple but if you have any questions, reach out in the comments, via social media (links in my sidebar), or my contact form.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Reading Suggestions

Looking for suggestions? I have a shelf on GoodReads you can check out. There’s also a Listopia list on GoodReads. Linked reviews from the 2023, 2022, 20212016, 201520142013, and 2012 challenges are a great resource too.

Levels

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

Spread the Word

If you like the idea of this challenge, please help me spread the word via social media using #2024booksintranslation. Please also add a link to this post and/or the challenge image to your sign-up and review posts. You can also tag me @IntrovertedReader@bookstodon.com on Mastodon, @Introverted.Reader on Instagram, or @IntrovertedReader on Facebook if you’d like and I’ll try to share your posts. Thank you!

Sign Up Posts

I’m signing up at the “Conversationalist” level myself.

Please link directly to the post announcing your intention to participate (Not your home page), or your social media profile (Please keep in mind these links are publicly viewable).

I’ve had questions from GoodReads users about how to sign up through Mister Linky. I created illustrated, downloadable instructions (below). Let me know if you still have questions or need instructions for a different site!

Mister Linky Instructions for GoodReaders

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Review Links

Please link directly to your review and not your blog home page. My suggested format is your name and/or the title of your blog and then the title of the book in parentheses.

Example: Jen @ Introverted Reader (War and Peace)

I’ve also created illustrated, downloadable instructions for sharing GoodReads reviews through Mister Linky. Let me know if you still have questions or need instructions for a different site!

Mister Linky Book Review Instructions for GoodReaders

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Wrap Up Posts

If you’ve completed the challenge, congratulations! If you choose to write a wrap-up post, you may link it here.

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  1. I’ve recently moved to the Netherlands and am using this challenge to motivate myself to read literature translated from Dutch to English.

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