I just realized I forgot to announce the winner of last year's European Reading Challenge! What a dolt!
THIS IS THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR 2017
TO FIND THE 2017 REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE
TO FIND THE 2017 WRAP UP POSTS, GO TO THIS PAGE
THE 2018 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE SIGN UP PAGE IS AT THIS PAGE
2017 was the sixth 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
The 2017 Jet Setter prize goes to Audrey, who participated in the challenge through Goodreads! Audrey visited 30 different European countries and posted links to her Goodreads reviews. She posted her list of countries in a comment on the wrap up post page.
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! For "Honorary Mention," the number of books counted is the number of unique countries.
- Maphead (18 books)
- Howling Frog Books (12 books)
- My Reader's Block (11 books)
- Introspective Yarns (10 books)
- Darlene's Book Nook (9 books)
- Musings, Mischief, and Mayhem (9 books)
- One Catholic Life (6 books)
- Canadian Bookworm (5 books)
- Caroline Bookbinder (5 books)
- St. Clement's Daughter (3 books)
My own wrap-up post is here. I read 13 books from different European countries, and four were translations, which is progress for me. But I didn't review any of the books I read because last year was crazy busy for me at my law practice.
Congratulations to all the readers who completed the challenge! There is still plenty of time to join us in 2018.
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.
Sign up HERE for the 2018 Challenge.