Sunday, December 27, 2015

2016 European Reading Challenge




The European Reading Challenge
Sponsored by Rose City Reader January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017



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Gilion is once again offering the European Reading Challenge in 2016 – where participants tour Europe through books.  And have a chance to win a prize.  Please join us for the Grand Tour!


THE GIST: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it's supposed to be a tour. (Check out the full details at her page)
THE LIST: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City. 

I'll be aiming for the FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries. I've listed possible titles from my TBR stacks below--the list may change as the year goes on.

1. The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth [England/UK] (1/9/16)
2. The Philomel Foundation by James Gollin [Switzerland] (3/11/16)
3. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas [France] (4/21/16) 
4. Death in Cyprus by M. M. Kay [Cyprus] (4/22/16)
5. The Family Tomb by Michael Gilbert [Italy] (5/10/16)
6. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley [Iceland] (5/11/16) 
7. Murder at the Savoy by [Sweden] (5/20/16)
8. Murder in Amsterdam by A. J. Baantjer [Netherlands] (6/3/16) 
9. The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler [Poland] (7/17/16) 
10. A Dead Man in Athens by Michael Peare [Greece] (7/28/16)
11. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre [Germany] (8/2416)
12. Grendel by John Gardner [Denmark] (12/28/16) 
13. Frame Work by Anne Faigen [Czech Republic]
14. The Private Face of Murder by John & Emery Bonett [Spain]
15. Step in the Dark by Ethel Lina White [Belgium]
16. The Private Wound by Nicholas Blake OR Bogmail by Patrick McGinley [Ireland]


2 comments:

Gilion Dumas said...

Welcome back! And happy reading!

Gilion Dumas said...

Hi Bev! You have exceeded your goal, so congratulations on finishing! ALthough you may still be reading for the prize.

If you are done, I don't know if you linked this post to the wrap up page (http://www.rosecityreader.com/2015/12/2016-european-reading-challenge-wrap-up.html). If you did, thank you and I apologize. I had a problem and lost all the links. Please visit the page again and re-link your post.

If you had not posted your link on the wrap up page, please do when you finish.