So, the European Reading challenge 2018 actually ends on the 31st. of this month but I'm pretty sure I won't be adding to the eight books I read for it so it's time for the wrap-up post.
The challenge was to read at least five books set in different European countries. These are the eight books I managed to read:
1. ITALY: Summer in the Islands - Matthew Fort
2. FRANCE: A Climate of Fear - Fred Vargas
3. ICELAND: Snow Blind - Ragnar Jónasson
4. SPAIN: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Laurie Lee
5. GERMANY: Travellers in the Third Reich - Julia Boyd
6. BULGARIA: The Shadow Land - Elzabeth Kostova
7. SWITZERLAND: Swiss Vendetta - Tracee De Hahn
8. SCOTLAND (my 'UK' book): Against a Dark Sky - Katherine Pathak
I chose all of these books because I felt they would tell me something about the country in which they are set. And they did exactly that. All eight belonged very much in their respective countries and were excellent reads. I really enjoyed this challenge, I'm not doing it this year as I have five others on the go but will definitely be doing it again at some stage as I found it hugely enjoyable. Many thanks to Rose City Reader for hosting.