Sunday, December 15, 2019

The 2020 European Reading Challenge

Have loved doing this one. Will get as many as I can of next year.

January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021

WHAT COUNTS AS "EUROPE"?: We stick with the standard list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. This list includes the obvious (the UK, France, Germany, and Italy), the really huge Russia, the tiny Vatican City, and the mixed bag of Baltic, Balkan, and former Soviet states.
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.
NOTE: Even with Brexit, the United Kingdom is still one country, in Europe, that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So one book from any one of these four counts as your one book for the United Kingdom. I'm not a stickler about it because challenges should be about fun not about rules. However, when it comes to winning the Jet Setter prize, only one book from one of the UK countries counts.

My Books:

  1. And Then There Were None--Agatha Christie (UK)
  2. The Girl With the Red Balloon--Katherine Locke (Germany)
  3. Lysistrata--Aristophanes (Greece)
  4. An Appetite for Violets--Martine Bailey (Italy)
  5. The Guest List--Lucy Foley (Ireland)
  6. The Lost Vintage--Ann Mah (France)
Calling challenge completed on December 15


Elephant's Child said...

How do you keep track of all these challenges?

Sandra Cox said...

Fascinating. I appreciate the info on Europe.

Sandra Cox said...

AND...Thanks for stopping by to comment even when I was MIA. I appreciate ya.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for joining again! I look forward to seeing what books you pick.