Tuesday, December 31, 2013

European Reading Challenge: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

This year too I have been able to complete the  EUROPEAN READING challenge hosted @ Rose City Reader.

Here are the countries visited.

By Author:

Belgium: Georges Simenon
Austria: Friedrich Glauser 

Through Books:

England: Lady-Killer by Anthony Gilbert 
Norway: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun 
Switzerland: Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar 
Cyprus: Death in Cyprus by M.M. Kaye 
ScotlandEspresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith 
Italy:  Lenz by Peter Schneider 
Germany: The Sunday I Became World Champion by Friedrich Christian Delius 
Turkey  Light of the Day by Eric Ambler 
Greece Dirty Story by Eric Ambler 
Sweden: The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell 

The Challenge is being hosted again in 2014. I am signing up for it. If you too are interested,you could do so over here.


  1. Interesting list here. And you read lots of books for Europe. I hope to read a mystery for every country eventually... or at least aim at that. I will have to keep Death in Cyprus in mind. That is an unusual one.

  2. That's a very interesting project Tracy. I look forward to the reviews.

    Death in Cyprus is definitely among the top mystery reads of this year.

  3. You made it to the Honorable Mention list for reading more than 10 books set in different countries.

    The main wrap up post listing you as one of the Honorable Mention participants is here: http://www.rosecityreader.com/2014/02/2013-european-reading-challenge-wrap-up.html

    Glad you are participating in the 2014 challenge!