Fantasy Indie Reading Challenge: Non-native English speaking

Are you taking part in the 2020 Fantasy Indie Reading Challenge? Read further to discover new books to read for the challenge ‘Author from a non-native English speaking country.’

Fantasy Indie Reading Challenge 2020: Author from a non-native English speaking country

I’m excited to do this challenge with you, as it’s also the first time I’ve created a challenge. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, but we’ll get there (hopefully before it’s over).

If you haven’t read about the challenge, you can find it here. It’s a casual challenge, so no pressure at all. You can read as many or as little books as you want. I’ll be here to offer you a selection of books you can read for each challenge as I do the challenges myself.

How to participate

You can participate in the Fantasy Indie Reading Challenge however you want. If you prefer to follow along silently, that’s completely fine. You can also share what you’re reading or have picked to read. Also, if you have a suggestion for books, please let me know so I can add it and credit you (or not, if you wish to stay anonymous). If you don’t want to share anything in the comments, you’re also always welcome to shoot me an email or tag me on social media! Whichever way is the most fun for you!


Author from a non-native English speaking country

The first challenge I’ll tackle from the Fantasy Indie Reading Challenge is all about writers whose native language isn’t English, but who write all their work in English nonetheless. I’ll admit: this was a difficult one. I was excited about this challenge since I already knew one author and book that would fall under it, and I was sure there would be more. Now, I’m sure there are more, but I’ve searched for quite some time and haven’t found others so far. I know they must be out there, and I will continue searching, so expect this page to be updated!

Not know where to start? Take a look at these suggestions!


Crown of Conspiracy – Kara S. Weaver

Crown of Conspiracy by Kara S. Weaver

Kara S. Weaver is from the Netherlands. Yep, that’s where I’m from too! Crown of Conspiracy is a tale set in Ilvannia, where we follow Shalitha. She’s the inheritor of the throne, amidst the unwinding of a conspiracy against her and her family. It’s the first book from the Ilvannian Chronicles.

You can read a full review (no spoilers) of this book right here!

Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


The Power of Conviction – Catrin Russell

The Power of Conviction by Catrin Russell

Catrin Russell is from the North of Sweden and writes mainly Epic and High Fantasy. The Power of Conviction is #1 in the Prime Series (there’s also a book #0.5 & a book #2). The Priesthood fight against demonkind as the Darkness is closing of the Midlands. Priestess Anaya is unwavering in her faith in the Goddess until she encounters the demon Samael. Are they wrong about demonkind after all?

Get on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


Challenge discussion questions

I’d love to hear it if you have a book that would be perfect for this challenge! Also, if you’ve finished this challenge, please tell me your experience.

Here some example questions you could use to share your experience:

What book did you read for this challenge?

How did you choose your book?

What are your thoughts on the book you read?

Would you recommend the book?

If you have any feedback on this post, the challenge or the newsletter updates, please let me know! I’d like to make this all as fun as possible for all of you.


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