European Reading Challenge 2012

European Reading challenge 2012
Organised by: Rose City Reader
From January 1st 2012 to January 31st 2013
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.

There are five different levels: I chose the five-star one (Deluxe Entourage) Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.

1) France: L'homme aux cercles bleus, de Fred Vargas
2) Norway: Le sixième homme, de Monica Kristensen
3) Iceland: La cité des Jarres, d'Arnaldur Indridason
4) 4.1) England: No more dying then, by Ruth Rendell
    4.2) Northers Ireland: The pilot's wife, by Anita Shreve 
5) Switzerland: Belle du Seigneur, d'Albert Cohen
6) Belgium: Surviving with wolves, by Misha Defonseca
7) Italy: Through a glass, darkly, by Donna Leon
8) Ireland: Irish Coffee, de Carol Higgins Clark
9) Germany: The book thief, by Markus Zusak
10) Latvia: Les chiens de Riga, d'Henning Mankell 
11) Ukraine: A short history of tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka 
12) Sweden: Meurtriers sans visage, d'Henning Mankel
13) Romania: Black Sea Twilight, by Domnica Radulescu
14) Estonia: Purge, de Sofi Oksanen
15) Spain: Toro! Toro!, de Michael Morpurgo
16) Denmark: La librairie des ombres, de Mikkel Birkegaard
17) Vatican City: Angels and demons, by Dan Brown
18) Russia: Zoya, de Danielle Steel 
19) Finland: L'armoire des robes oubliées, de Riikka Pulkkinen
20) Lithuania: Between shades of gray, by Ruta Sepetys
21) Hungary: The book of summers, by Emylia Hall  


I am lucky because most of the books I read are from European countries. I'm thinking I'll choose Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden. I am really excited about this challenge and I might try and read more than 5.


Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Thank you for signing up for the ERC! I look forward to seeing which books you chose.

I fixed the Linky thing, so you are now officially listed.

Books can be in any language you choose. It is very exciting to have participants who actually live in Europe, which I think you do (maybe I am wrong, sorry).

Happy reading!

Rose City Reader

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Congratulations for finishing the challenge. You were in second place for the most books read!

Are you going to sign up for the 2013 version? I hope so! The sign up post is here.

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