European Reading Challenge 2019: Wrap Up Post

ERC Map 2019

I don’t think I’ll be reading any more books that qualify for Gilion’s European Reading Challenge  by the end of the year. The challenge was to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from).

Here are the 8 books I’ve read (with links to my posts on them):

  1. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell – Cyprus (see also this post)
  2. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain – Ireland
  3. The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea – Iceland
  4. Fallen Angel by Christopher Brookmyre – Portugal
  1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – Germany
  2. Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop – Greece
  3. Concerto by Hannah Fielding – Italy
  4. The Riviera Set by Mary S Lovell – France

The one I enjoyed the most is Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop.

Added on 18 December – oops, I forgot to add a book for the United Kingdom! We’re not leaving Europe even if we are leaving the EU!!!

So, here is my entry for the UK – so many to choose from, but I’ve settled on:

The King's Evil

The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor. This is historical fiction at its best, full of suspense and tension, an intricate and tightly plotted murder mystery, enhanced by the intrigue of a royal scandal. I loved it.

I also forgot to say that I reached the FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE) stage of this challenge, which is to: Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.

6 thoughts on “European Reading Challenge 2019: Wrap Up Post

  1. I like the variety of European settings you chose, Margaret. And well done on taking on this challenge. I’m always in awe of the way you choose and take on the most interesting challenges.

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