Which countries are included in the Challenge?
Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
What is the duration of the Challenge?
The challenge runs from 1st Jan 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
How many books do I have to read?
Minimum number of books = 3
All the 3 books should be from different countries. After 3 you can read as mnay as you can, repeating the countries if you wish.
Do I have to write reviews?
Not necessary. But it will be great if you can write a few lines or do a mini review. That way more people will be aware of the books from this region.You can also link you GoodReads, Shelfari or any other sites where you post your reviews instead of your blog.
Does the author have to be from East or SouthEast Asia?
No, just the book has to be set in this region.
What kind of books can I read?
Every type available out there, from YA to literary fiction to mysteries to memoirs.
Can I combine it with other Challenges?
Why is South Asia excluded from the Challenge?
Because Swapna already runs a great Challenge called the South Asian Authors Challenge.
Where do I sign up for the Challenge?
Please go here to Sign up.
Where do I link my reviews?
Please go here to link your reviews. I want all the reviews at one place so there won’t be month-wise segregation of reviews.
I have huge list of books from the above countries, but I’m still compiling it. I’ll put it up this week or the next. I hope you decide to join me in this challenge.