Monday, December 21, 2020

The 2021 European Reading Challenge is ready to go - sign up now!


December is book challenge time, which means it's time to sign up for the 2021 European Reading Challenge! The sign up page is here, or click the button above. 

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.

The European Reading Challenge has been around since 2012. So far, no one has managed to read 50 books in one year. Will 2021 be the year? 


I'm making a big push in 2021 for readers to participate in the European Reading Challenge through social media, like Instagram, goodreads, Facebook, whatever works. Posts on those three platforms generate URLs that work fine with Mr. Linky. Probably other social media generates workable links too. 

Great! The more the merrier. Please use hashtags #ERC2021 and #europeanreadingchallenge to find each other. 

Please sign up on the main challenge page here, or click the button above. Please also encourage other people to sign up, through their blogs or social media. And if they don't blog or socialize, they can join in with comments on the challenge pages. 

Bon voyage!

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