Monday, 31 December 2012

European Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

 I joined this challenge in April, but counted back to January for books that applied. 
 For this challenge, the host uses the list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. This list includes the obvious (the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy), the really huge Russia, the tiny Vatican City, and the mixed bag of Baltic, Balkan, and former Soviet states.
I joined at the level of Five Star (to read at least 5 books by different European authors or books set in different European countries).

So here is my final count for the challenge:

1. A Dublin Student Doctor (Ireland)
2. The Midwife of Venice (Italy)
3. I am Half-Sick of Shadows (UK)
4. Trap for Cinderella (France)
5. Redbreast (Norway)
6. The Lucky Child (Greece)
7. An Altered Light (Denmark)
8. Amsterdam Stories (Netherlands)
9. Spies of Warsaw (Poland)
10. The Prisoner of Heaven (Spain)
11. The Expats (Luxembourg)
12. The Summer Book (Finland)
13. Watching the Dark (Estonia)
14. The Honey Locust (Bosnia)


  1. Congratulations for finishing the challenge. You made the Honorable Mention list for reading more than 10 books.

    Are you going to sign up for the 2013 version? I hope so! The sign up post is here.

  2. That's great Gilion!
    I've already signed up for the 2013 edition, and have put up 3 reviews so far (Slovakia, Germany, and Turkey).
    Keeping my eyes open for good candidates.