The European Reading Challenge
January 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019
THIS IS THE PAGE TO LIST YOUR REVIEWS.
IF YOU HAVE FINISHED, WRAP UP POSTS GO ON THIS PAGE.
TO SIGN UP, GO TO THE MAIN CHALLENGE PAGE, HERE,
OR CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE.
When you review a book for the 2019 European Reading Challenge, please add it to this list using the Linky widget below. Please link to your review post, NOT the main page of your blog.
If you don't have a blog or other place where you post reviews, so don't have a way to link your review below, just post your review in a comment on this page.
NOTE: There is overlap in January 2018 between the last month of the 2017 challenge and the first month of the 2018 challenge. If you participated both years, only count books read in January in one of the years, not both.
Please put your name or the name of your blog, the name of the book you reviewed, and the country of the book or author. For example: Rose City Reader, Doctor Zhivago, Russia.
LIST YOUR REVIEW HERE:
I just linked up my review for 'If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino. I'm counting this for Italy and very excited to have my first entry for the challenge completed.ReplyDelete
I just added a couple of reviews. Now I'm off to read the other Calvino review here. Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I just linked my first 3 books, I posted them earlier but somehow missed linking them. Sorry about that.ReplyDelete
I just posed a link for my review of Kafka's 'The Trial.' Two books down!ReplyDelete
I've finished my five-book commitment with DeKok & Murder by Installment (linked)--but I'm still reading!ReplyDelete
Although it only counts as one country, I linked all of my reviews from UK authors.ReplyDelete
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks (Bosnia). An Australian rare-book expert works to discover the history of a priceless Haggadah in Sarajevo. Fascinating tale that combines detective work, travel, history, personal discovery and growth.ReplyDelete
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles (Russia). Epic Russian story of a man spending the years from 1922 to 1954 living in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow after being confined to house arrest, and weathering the changes in the USSR from his singular position. Quirky, cosmopolitan, amusing, suspenseful -- a grand tale.ReplyDelete
The Women in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck (Germany). Complicated lives and relationships of three very different women in WWII and post-war Germany. Deprivation, tragedy, secrets, lies, and survival.ReplyDelete
The Paris Wife, Paula McLain (France). Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley Richardson, and their ex-pat circle in 1920s Paris. These people are a mess, and not in a very interesting way, at least as written here. She's kind of a doormat, putting up with ridiculous humiliation and supposed penury, yet there's always child care available for their largely invisible son, and somehow they can travel and drink a lot. McLain's book about Beryl Markham was better (Circling the Sun).ReplyDelete
Obsessive Reader: Did you mean to post your recent reviews here or on the 2019 challenge review page?ReplyDelete