THIS IS THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR 2016
TO FIND THE 2016 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2016 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE
THE 2017 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS LIVE NOW -- GO TO THIS PAGE TO SIGN UP OR READ MORE
2016 was the fifth 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
In a real celebration of European Reading, the Jet Setter Prize for 2016 goes to "Eginhard" who read and reviewed 14 books from different countries, mostly in their original languages! He even read a book in Irish and one in Serbocroatian. I usually feel all fancy pants when I read a book that was translated from another language and not just set in a foreign country.
Congratulations, Eginhard! And I am glad you signed up again for 2017!
Honorary Mention (but no prizes) go to eight other participants 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!
- Maphead (13 books)
- Bev at My Reader's Block (12 books)
- Jamie at Whatever I Think Of! (11 books)
- Carol at Journey & Destination (10 books)
- Shonna at Canadian Bookworm (8 books)
- Cath at Read Warbler (5 books)
- Veronica at Libri Amori Miei (5 books)
- Darlene at Darlene's Book Nook (4 books)
My own wrap-up post is here. I read 10 books from different European countries (all in English), but I only reviewed one of them.
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.