This is my sign up page for the 2013 European Reading Challenge!
TO SIGN UP OR SEE DETAILS, GO TO THE MAIN CHALLENGE PAGE,
OR CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE.
TO POST REVIEWS, GO TO THIS REVIEW PAGE.
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.
It's my challenge, so I am signing up at the highest level, the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level, to read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
This is a list of books from my TBR shelves that I may read for this challenge. Once I read them, I will put them in red, with links to reviews.
Some possibilities for 2013 from my TBR shelves include:
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (American; Russia)
The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch; Holland)
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Polish; Nobel)
Death in the Truffle Wood by Pierre Magnan (French; France)
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (German; Germany)
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (Norwegian; Norway)
How German Is It = Wie Deutsch Ist Es by Walter Abish (Germany; PEN/Faulkner)
I, the King by Frances Parkinson Keyes (American; Spain)
I plan to update this list as I start thinking ahead to next year's reading plan.