THIS IS THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR 2015
TO FIND THE 2015 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2015 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE
THE 2016 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS LIVE NOW -- GO TO THIS PAGE TO SIGN UP OR READ MORE
2015 was the fourth 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
We had a dark horse winner this year. Jim Casterline, a faithful reader but non-blogger got involved late and, as allowed, posted his reviews in comments on the review page. Jim read a lot of classics and his pithy reviews are worth reading! He won the Jet Setter Grand Prize for reading books from 15 different European countries! He won a $25 gift card to Powell's Books.
Honorary Mention (but no prizes) go to eight other participants. In years past, HM went to those who read 10 or more qualifying books (meaning books set in different countries, by different authors). This year, I'm awarding HM to those who posted wrap up posts on the Wrap Up page because I appreciate these posts very much for making my job of figuring out the winner so much easier!
- Bev at My Reader's Block (11)
- Shonna at Canadian Bookworm (10)
- Maphead (10)
- Avid Series Reader (30 books from 8 countries)
- Julie at Smiling Shelves (7)
- Jen at The Introverted Reader (6)
- Sherrie at Food for Thought (5)
- Mave at LibriAmoriMiei (5)
Congratulations to all the readers who 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.
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.