Can\’t help myself…
I saw this challenge and decided some of the titles I\’ve picked for other 2016 challenges would qualify. I\’ll possibly also add a couple of children\’s books set in Europe that I\’ve been wanting to read.
For the details, and to sign up, see Rose City Reader. Basically you read books by authors from any of these European countries, or books set in these countries:
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 idea is to \’tour\’ Europe but you may read just one book or as many as you like, although each book must be by a different author and set in a different country. This means that only one book from one of the four UK countries will count.
I\’ll be deciding on my books throughout the year and will add them here as I go, with links to my reviews/thoughts on them but these are some I have in mind:
Greece – Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes
Austria – The Third Man by Graham Greene
France – I Will Repay by Baroness Orczy
Germany – All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Netherlands – The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Turkey – The Road From Home by David Kheridian
Czech Republic – The Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka
Russia – Russia\’s Man of Steel by Albetrt Marrin
Poland – The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
Hungary – Dangerous Journey by Laszlo Hamori
Finland – Mercy at Midnight by Lois Hoadley Dick