THE 2021 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE IS HERE!
2021 is the ninth year of the European Reading Challenge, where readers make the Grand Tour of Europe in books. The idea is to read books by different European authors or set in different European countries. It makes a nice crossover with other "read the globe" or "books in translation" book challenges. Any suggestions?
You can sign up for the challenge at your chosen level, deciding to read 1 - 5 books. Want more of a challenge? Go for the Jet Setter Prize! The person who reads and reviews the most books -- each from a different country -- wins a prize.
The most books you could read for the challenge would be 50 because there are 50 commonly recognized sovereign states of Europe:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.