THIS IS THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR 2014
(horribly late -- my apologies!)
TO FIND THE 2014 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2014 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE
THE 2015 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS LIVE NOW -- GO TO THIS PAGE TO SIGN UP OR READ MORE
2014 was the third 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
Maphead was the big winner of the Jet Setter Grand Prize. Maphead posted reviews for books from 20 different countries! I have to say that I am personally pleased that Maphead won because we are both PORTLANDERS! He won a $25 gift card to Powell's Books.
Honorary Mention (but no prizes) go to the seven other participants who read 10 or more qualifying books (meaning books set in different countries, by different authors):
- Jean at Howling Frog Books (15)
- Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit (14)
- Shonna at Canadian Bookworm (14)
- Bev at My Reader's Block (11)
- Jen at Notes from the Officer's Club (10)
- A Hot Cup of Pleasure (10)
- Miguel at St. Oberose (10)
Congratulations to all the readers who completed the challenge! Fourteen people posted wrap-up posts, but many others completed the challenge. For those who finished the challenge but didn't post a wrap-up, feel free to do so now and link it on this page here.
JOIN THE 2015 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.