Monday, 15 April 2013

European Reading Challenge 2013

So many blogs, so many challenges, a lot of the blogs I follow come up with one sort of challenge or another and I love participating. It doesn't mean I have to read more, I just keep better track of what I read.

I recently found this nice one on Rose City Reader's Blog: 2013 European Reading Challenge. The idea is to read books by European authors or set in European countries and I noticed that I had read quite a few of those already this year. They even posted a list of the 50 sovereign states of Europe.

So, here is the list, in alphabetical order, I will add the books (and links) during the year:

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic 


Denmark

Tremain, Rose "Music & Silence"

Estonia
Finland
Jacobsen, Roy "The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles" (Hoggerne) 

France
Broerken, Hella "Paris-Spaziergänge: Die schönsten Streifzüge durch die französische Metropole" [Walks through Paris]
Faulks, Sebastian "Birdsong. A Novel of Love and War"
Geti, Monica "A Year of Sunshine"
Hessel, Stéphane "Indignez-vous!" (Time for Outrage!) 
Navarre, Marguerite de "Heptameron" (Heptaméron)
Rutherfurd, Edward "Paris"

Georgia 

Germany

Bánk, Zsuzsa "Die hellen Tage" [The Light Days]
Basti, Abel & van Helsing, Jan "Hitler überlebte in Argentinien" (Hitler in Argentina) [Hitler survived in Argentina]
Binet, Laurent "HHhH" (HHhH: Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich) 
Biskupek, Matthias "Der Quotensachse. Vom unaufhaltsamen Aufstieg eines Staatsbürgers sächsischer Nationalität" [The Quote Saxon]
Fröhlich, Alexandra "Meine russische Schwiegermutter und andere Katastrophen" [My Russian Mother-In-Law And Other Catastrophies]
Gillham, David "City of Women" 
Giordano, Ralph "Deutschlandreise. Aufzeichnungen aus einer schwierigen Heimat" [Germany trip. Records from a difficult home]
Grjasnowa, Olga "Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt" (All Russians Love Birch Trees)
Korschunow, Irina "Das Spiegelbild [The Mirror Image
Mann, Thomas "Der Zauberberg" (The Magic Mountain)
Marschner, Rosemarie "Das Mädchen am Klavier" [The Girl at the Piano]
Regener, Sven "Herr Lehmann" (Berlin Blues)
Rosendorfer, Herbert "Briefe in die chinesische Vergangenheit" (Letters Back to Ancient China)
Schami, Rafik "Eine deutsche Leidenschafts names Nudelsalat: und andere seltsame Geschichten"
Zweig, Stefanie "Das Haus in ther Rothschildallee" [The House in Rothschild Lane]

Greece
Bernières, Louis de "Birds without Wings
Hislop, Victoria "The Thread"
Homer "Odyssey" (Ομήρου Οδύσσεια, Odýsseia)

Hungary

Iceland
Sturluson, Snorri "Egil's Saga" (Egils Saga)

Ireland

Italy
Boccaccio, Giovanni "The Decameron" (Il Decameron, cognominato Prencipe Galeotto)
Geti, Monica "A Year of Sunshine"
Ortheil, Hanns-Josef "Im Licht der Lagune" [In the Light of the Lagoon

Kazakhstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro 


Netherlands 

Abdolah, Kader (Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani) "My Father’s Notebook"  (Spijkerschrift)
Erkelius, Per Agne "Das Bild, das ich dir schrieb" (Rembrandt till sin dotter) [Rembrandt's daughter or The Picture I wrote for you]

Norway

Poland
Becker, Artur "Die Zeit der Stinte" [not translated: time of the smelt(fish)]

Portugal 
Saramago, José "Cain" (Caim) (author)

Republic of Macedonia
Romania


Russia
Dostoevsky, Fyodor "Crime and Punishment" (Преступление и наказание/Prestupleniye i nakazaniye)
Hannah, Kristin "Winter Garden" 
Aleichem, Sholem (שלום עליכם) "Tevye, the Dairyman" (Tevye der milkhiker, Yiddish: טבֿיה דער מילכיקער, Hebrew: טוביה החולב) -x- 1894-1916

San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia


Spain  
+ Catalonia 
Barbal i Farré, Maria "Campher" (Catal. Càmfora)
Cabré, Jaume "I confess" (Catal. Jo Confesso)
Cervantes, Miguel de "Don Quixote, vols. 1 and 2" (El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha)
Hislop, Victoria "The Return"
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "Marina" (Marina)
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Prisoner of Heaven" (El Prisionero del Cielo)

Sweden 

Switzerland

Barnes, Valerie "A Foreign Affair. A Passionate Life in Four Languages"

Turkey
Bernières, Louis de "Birds without Wings" 
Mosebach, Martin "Die Türkin" [The Turkish Woman]
Pamuk, Orhan "The Silent House" (Sessiz Ev)
Pamuk, Orhan "The Museum of Innocence" (Masumiyet Müzesi)

Ukraine
Alexievich, Svetlana "Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster" (Чернобыльская молитва/Černobylskaja molitva)  
Aleichem, Sholem (שלום עליכם) "Tevye, the Dairyman" (Tevye der milkhiker, Yiddish: טבֿיה דער מילכיקער, Hebrew: טוביה החולב)

United Kingdom
England:
Aaronovitch, Ben "Rivers of London"
Austen, Jane "Pride & Prejudice" 
Austen, Jane "Mansfield Park" 
Bacon, Francis "New Atlantis" (lat. Nova Atlantis)
Bryson, Bill "Icons of England" 
Chevalier, Tracy "Falling Angels" 
Clarke, Susanna "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Collins, Wilkie "Armadale
Cottrell Boyce, Frank "Millions" 
Defoe, Daniel "Robinson Crusoe"  
Fforde, Jasper "Lost in a Good Book"
George, Margaret "Elizabeth 1"
Golding, William "Lord of the Flies" (author)
Hanff, Helene "84, Charing Cross Road" and "The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street"
More, Thomas "Utopia"
Moyes, Jojo "Me Before You"  
Neville, Henry "The Isle of Pines"
Palma, Félix J. "The Map of Time" (El mapa del tiempo)
Pool, Daniel "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist - the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England" 
Sterne, Laurence "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"   
Northern Ireland:
MacLaverty, Bernard "Cal" 
Scotland:
Gabaldon, Diana "Outlander" (UK: Cross Stich) - 1991
Wales: 

Vatican City

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I placed the books mainly where they were set, unless otherwise stated.
Any book that has not been translated into English, I translated the title and put it in [] square brackets. 
I have added links to the countries where I reviewed a book already, whether this year or before.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox Monday earlier. I don't see your post, but I see you listed your books in my post.

    I never heard of the two you listed either. :)

    ENJOY your day and your books.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    You don't see my post about the books because I haven't read them, yet. I don't have as many followers as you have, so I don't have a regular Mailbox Monday post but maybe I should do something monthly .... Mmmmh
    Anyway, thanks for stopping by, it's alwasy nice to see your wonderful comments.
    Have a great week,
    Marianne

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  3. Welcome to the challenge! You have a great list going!

    Rose City Reader

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  4. Thank you, Gilion. It's easier for me since I am in Europe, I guess. But I yope I can contribute to the challenge list, at least a little.

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    1. I really like the way you list every country, with the books following it. I may have to keep a master list like this for myself.

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    2. Thank you, it's always good to know what other people appreciate. I was going to add links to the countries since I always tag them in my reviews but I haven't come that far, yet. Watch this space. ;-)

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  5. An impressing list of books - not all my cup of tea, but that's normal. Of course, you know my list for this challenge, a bit different from yours, I'd say.

    Edith from Edith's Miscellany

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    1. Well, of course, we can't all like the same books but I always love looking at lother lists and find ideas, I know you do, too. Thanks for stopping by.

      Marianne

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  6. Wow! You read a lot of books for the challenge! You made it to the Honorable Mention list for reading more than 10 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

    Please link your wrap up post on the participants' wrap up page so more people can find your impressive list of books! That page is here: http://www.rosecityreader.com/2013/04/2013-european-reading-challenge-wrap-up.html

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    1. I cannot believe I am in a list like that. I love reading and don't really select my books for a certain type of title or where it comes from. I just love reading about all sorts of different countires, that probably helped.

      Anyway, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to find other blogs and other lists of books from other readers. It was a lot of fun.

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