Thursday, December 26, 2013

European Reading Challenge 2014

DATES:  January 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
HOSTED BY:  Rose City Reader

Technically, the 2013 edition of this challenge is still running (until the end of January), but I know I won't be reading any more qualifying books this month.  (You can take a look at my wrap-up post for that one.)  So, I'm signing up for the 2014 challenge.

Basically, the idea is to read books by European authors, or books set in European countries regardless of where the author comes from.  Go to the challenge announcement page (HERE) to see all the guidelines and sign up, and to see the list of eligible countries.  There are five levels of participation, and I'm signing up for the Four Star Level (Honeymooner / 4 books).  I signed up for five books last year, but found that four was a much more comfortable goal. 

I don't really have a definite list of books I intend to read, but there are several I'm thinking about:
  • The Collector of Dying Breaths. M.J. Rose (set in France) 
  • Death in Berlin. M.M. Kaye (set in Germany) 
  • Identity. Milan Kundera (author born in Czechoslovakia) 
  • Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon (set in Turkey)
  • This Rough Magic. Mary Stewart (set in Greece) 
  • The Two Hotel Francforts. David Leavitt (set in Portugal)


  1. I should probably join this one, as I seem to read a lot of books set in Europe, and authored by Europeans. Enjoy!

  2. Welcome back to the European Reading Challenge for 2014!

    Your book possibilities all sound terrific. Happy reading!


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