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