Friday 20 December 2019

The European Reading challenge 2020

Once again I'm signing up for The European Reading challenge which is being hosted by Rose City Reader.

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.

The challenge runs from the 1st. January 2020 to the 31st. January 2021.

These are the 50 countries that count as 'Europe':

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.

These are the levels of participation:

FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.

FOUR STAR (HONEYMOONER): Read four qualifying books.

THREE STAR (BUSINESS TRAVELER): Read three qualifying books.

TWO STAR (ADVENTURER): Read two qualifying books.

ONE STAR (PENSIONE WEEKENDER): Read just one qualifying book.

For further info and rules please visit the sign-up page HERE.

As with 2019 I will be going for the Five Star category, and plan to read at least five books, hopefully more.

These are a few 'possibles'.

They cover such countries as Spain, The Netherlands, Cyprus, France, Italy, Ireland and so on.

I managed to read 10 for the 2019 European challenge so as I'm not doing many challenges this year I may even manage to do better than that, possibly visit a few obscure places, who knows.

Books read:

1. ICELAND: The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward - K.J. Findlay



DesLily said...

LOL you always say you aren't going to do so many challenges... but .. do! lol

Cath said...

Pat: LOL... I know... but this year... only two, I promise.

DesLily said...

I'm going to save your comment! LOL

Sam said...

I would have done pretty well on this one this year with books by authors from Britain, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, and Sweden. Too bad I didn't know about this one in January because it would have been the very first challenge that I would have ever actually completed. LOL

Cath said...

Sam: That made me laugh. Might you be tempted to do it in 2020?

Vintage Reading said...

Sounds interesting but I never can stick to the challenges so I won't be signing up. I read Josephine Tey on your recommendation by the way. The Franchise Affair, very well written. I guessed the ending wrongly!

Cath said...

Nicola: The Franchise Affair is my favourite Joesphine Tey book but several others are excellent too. I love Miss Pym Disposes which is a standalone set in a girls' college.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for signing up again! Happy reading!

Cath said...

My pleasure, Gilion!