Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2013 European Reading Challenge: Wrap Up & Winner

The 2013 European Reading Challenge
January 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014



THIS IS THE WRAP UP POST FOR 2013
TO FIND THE 2013 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2013 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE

THE 2014 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS LIVE NOW -- GO TO THIS PAGE TO SIGN UP OR READ MORE

2013 was the second year for this challenge, which involves reading books set in different European countries or written by authors from different European countries.

Big thanks to all the participants who joined me for the Grand Tour!


JET SETTER GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Edith from Edith's Miscellany was the big winner of the Jet Setter Grand Prize.  Edith posted reviews for books from 25 different countries!  She actually read 68 books set in or by authors from 38 countries, and wrote 32 reviews.  But she wins the prize for reviewing the most books all from different countries.

One of my favorite things about this challenge is that many people living in Eoropean countries participate.  Edith is a native of Austria, where she still lives and blogs.  Edith won a $25 gift card to the international Book Depository.  (Actually, she won a gift card in Euros, but I haven't figured that out yet.)

Honorary Mention (but no prizes) go to eleven participants who read 10 or more books:
Congratulations to all 24+ readers who completed the challenge! Twenty-four people posted wrap-up posts.  For those who finished the challenge but didn't post a wrap-up (including me), feel free to do so now and link it on this page.

JOIN THE 2014 CHALLENGE! SIGN UP HERE.

The gist: 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.

8 comments :

Ekaterina Egorova said...

25 countries?! Wow! Congrats, Edith! :)
Thanks again for hosting, Gilion, that was an awesome challenge!

Peek-a-booK! said...

Congratulations Edith!
And thank you Gilion, your challenge is one of the best.
Go on with the 2014 edition now! :)

Valentina
www.peekabook.it

Jen K said...

Thanks for hosting, I had a lot of fun with this one!
Congratulations, Edith! That is amazing.

Miguel (St. Orberose) said...

2013 was a very bad year for me, only 5 reviews. I'll have to improve this year.

fredamans said...

Congrats Edith!

Shonna said...

Congratulations Edith, and thanks Gilion. I always have such fun with this challenge.

maphead said...

Congrats to Edith!
Thanks Gilion for hosting!!

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations, Edith! Wow--25 countries!!

And thanks Gillion for hosting us!

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