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Thursday, December 24, 2015

2016 European Reading Challenge


***Challenge complete; see my wrap-up post HERE.***

Hosted by: Rose City Reader
Dates: January 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Guidelines (quoted from the announcement page):
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. 
  • Books should be read between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.  If you participated in the 2015 European Reading Challenge, you can only count books read in January 2016 for one year -- either the end of the 2015 challenge or the start of the 2016 challenge -- you don't get to count one book for both challenges. 
  • You do not have to commit to your choices now; and you can change your mind about books at any time. 
  • Overlap with other challenges is allowed -- and encouraged! 
  • Re-reads count. 
  • Audiobooks count. 
  • E-books count. 
  • Self-published books count. 
  • There will be a page for linking your reviews. Reviews are not necessary, unless you are going for the prize, in which case only books reviewed count.
  • If you do not have a blog, put your reviews or reports in a comment on the announcement post. 
  • There will be a page for posting links to wrap-up posts. 

Levels of participation:
  1. Five Star (Deluxe Entourage): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
  2. Four Star (Honeymooner): Read four qualifying books.
  3. Three Star (Business Traveler): Read three qualifying books.
  4. Two Star (Adventurer): Read two qualifying books.
  5. One Star (Pensione Weekender): Read just one qualifying book.
✹ I'm signing up for the Four Star ("Honeymooner") level.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.
● See the challenge announcement page HERE.
● See the review page HERE.
● See the page for challenge wrap-ups HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. The People in the Photo. Hélène Gestern; translated by Emily Boyce and Ros Schwartz (set in France, mainly Paris) [linked to challenge review page, 12/22/2016]
  2. The Disappearance of Signora Giulia. Piero Chiara; translated by Jill Foulston (set in Italy)
  3. This Too Shall Pass. Milena Busquets; translated by Valerie Miles (set in Catalonia region of Spain) [linked to challenge review page, 8/04/2016
  4. The Invoice. Jonas Karlsson (set in Sweden)
  5. The Nightwalker. Sebastian Fitzek; translated by Jamie Lee Searle (set in Germany


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