Time for the final wrap-up post of 2019 challenges. This time it's the 2019 European Reading challenge which was hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader.
I signed up to do the FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE) which was to read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
In all, I read 10 books and these are they:
1. BELGIUM: The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin - Georges Simenon
2. FRANCE: The Riviera Set - Mary S. Lovell
3. ITALY: A Small Place in Italy - Eric Newby
4. ICELAND: The Darkness - Ragnar Jónasson
5. AUSTRIA: Schlepping Through the Alps - Sam Apple
6. SPAIN: Bitten by Spain - Deborah Fletcher
7. GERMANY: Black Roses - Jane Thynne
8. The CZECH REPUBLIC: Melmoth - Sarah Perry
9. The UK: Sir John Magill's Last Journey - Freeman Wills Crofts
10. DENMARK: The Year of Living Danishly - Helen Russell
Well that was quite a pleasant jaunt around Europe. Several countries that I haven't previously been to on this challenge, Austria, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium. Countries I never seem to have a problem finding something for, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland, (and such will be the case for 2020 too). What I need to do is find books for some of the more unusual places. The list is quite large:
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.
I do often read about them in multi-country books (see my Europe shelf on Goodreads) but those don't count of course. I need to find books that are only about these specific countries. All recommendations welcome!
Anyway, good fun, I love this challenge to bits. As always, many thanks to Gilion for hosting.