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Sashana | 6358 comments Oddrun, this is great! It's amazing how creatuie you guys are. I'm excited to see your books.


Sashana | 6358 comments I'll suggest something if I come across one.


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Lisarenee | 8306 comments I'll start a log for this challenge to keep track. Right now The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova come to mind.


Sans | 2275 comments Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto: A Novel by Maile Chapman takes place in Finland and there's Ice Land by Betsy Tobin and The Sagas of Icelanders in, well, Iceland.


Sans | 2275 comments Tolstoy and Dostoevsky's books are set in Russia.


Sans | 2275 comments Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the Millennium trilogy (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc) by Stieg Larsson are in Sweden.


message 7: by Heather (last edited Sep 03, 2010 12:46AM) (new)

Heather Tisdale (Horrorvacui000) For Denmark - Hornet Flight by Ken Follett

About the Danish resistance during WWII.


Heather Tisdale (Horrorvacui000) I hate that they have the UK together. Wales, England, and Scotland are all separate countries.


message 9: by Jennifer W (last edited Jan 16, 2011 06:36AM) (new)

Jennifer W Yay! My first challenge! I'm starting here because for some reason most of the books I've read/am reading of late are set in Europe.

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia Passage to Ararat 1/16/11

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina The Bridge on the Drina 11/29/10

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France Une Vie 11/9/10

17. Georgia

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Italy The Name of the Rose: Including Postscript 11/15/10

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began 11/12/10

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 12/5/10

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom A Small Death in the Great Glen Scotland read 11/6/10 (fyi, I hated it, and do not recommend it)

50. Vatican City


message 10: by Jex (last edited Nov 19, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Jex (Jexball) | 2170 comments This one kind of scares me but might as well try:

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France

17. Georgia

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

50. Vatican City


message 11: by Diane (last edited Dec 31, 2010 12:03PM) (new)

Diane | 41 comments Backtracking to Sept. 2. (Aren't Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan part of Asia?)

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus - The Belarusian Cookbook by Alexander Bely

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia - April Fool's Day by Josip Novakovich

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France - Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
---------------Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

17. Georgia - A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Italy - The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland - Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
---------------Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain - Lorca: Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca
--------------Yerma by Federico García Lorca

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom - The 39 Steps by John Buchan (Scotland)
----------------------------The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
----------------------------Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
----------------------------The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
----------------------------James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
----------------------------Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville

50. Vatican City


Diane | 41 comments Oddrun wrote: "Diane wrote: "Backtracking to Sept. 2. (Aren't Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan part of Asia?)

I found the list on wikipedia, and no, they are not. Parts of old Yougoslavia and Ts..."


I looked them up, too, and apparently they (or part of them) are considered to be part of both Asia and Europe.


message 13: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Apr 24, 2011 05:22AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (OnlyOrangery) I started working on something similar on March 1 as a personal challenge. My country list that I am working from is slightly different from the one being used for this challenge, but I hope it's okay if I join in here anyway.

Europe Reading Challenge
Started March 1, 2011
Current count: 8/42


My google map

Albania - Broken April by Ismail Kadare

Kosovo - The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

Lithuania - Vilnius Poker - Ričardas Gavelis

Macedonia - The Internationals by Sarah May

Moldovoa - Stella's Sisters by Philip Cameron

Romania - Coming from an Off-Key Time by Bogdan Suceava

Switzerland - Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov

Turkey - The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas


message 14: by Alexandra (last edited Apr 28, 2011 06:39AM) (new)

Alexandra Brovco (yukino) I'd love to do this one, only I'm afraid it'll take me longer than a year.
Start: 25.04.2011
End:

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland
23. Italy
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom: the Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett
49.1 England
49.2 Northern Ireland
49.3 Scotland
49.4 Wales
50. Vatican City


message 15: by Janet (last edited Jun 15, 2012 09:36AM) (new)

Janet | 47 comments Fun! I didn't make it in 2011 so I'm trying again in 2012.

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium - Glamour in Glassby Mary Robinette Kowal
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muiel Barbery
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece This Rough Magic by Lackey, Flint and Freer
20. Hungary
21. Iceland Ice land by Betsy Tobin
22. Ireland Godmother's Apprentice Elizabeth Ann Scarbarough
23. Italy The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco, The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania Shadow of the Lion by Lackey, Flint and Freer
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova Much Fall of Blood by Lackey, Flint and Freer
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia - The White City by Elizabeth Bear
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland - Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
47. Turkey - Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom - Freedom & Necessity Steven Brust & Emma Bull
50. Vatican City


message 16: by Lisa Kay (last edited Nov 15, 2011 09:21AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15257 comments I'm in. A little intimidating; we’ll see how I do. :) -- Updated 11/13/11

9/50 - Start 6/15/11

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. ✔ Czech Republic Die for You by Lisa Unger★★★★✩OD audio 8/3

13. Denmark Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France

17. Georgia

18. ✔ Germany Borrower of the Night (Vicky Bliss Series #1) by Elizabeth Peters★★★½✩ MyiLibrary audio 8/9
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

19. Greece Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer The Right Path  With Earbuds  by Nora Roberts

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. ✔ Ireland Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ OD audio 11/13

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta The Information Officer  A Novel by Mark Mills

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. ✔ Romania Dark Prince (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan ★★★★☆e-book 6/26

39. ✔ Russia The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #1) by Boris Akunin★★★★☆ +audio 9/3 (Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, Paris, Berlin, Brazil)

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain Any Human Heart by William Boyd

45. ✔ Sweden The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ★★★★☆ OD audio 8/21 Lnk to my goodreads review .

46. Switzerland

47. ✔ Turkey There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20) by M.C. Beaton ★★★★✩ CDs to iPod/Touch 11/12

48. Ukraine

49. ✔ United Kingdom Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood★★★★½ PB 7/17

50. ✔ Vatican City Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters ★★★★★ PB 7/6


message 17: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 29, 2011 06:27AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 428 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges discussion
Reading Through Europe
Duration:
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1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France = 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson - 9/18/2011 - ***

17. Georgia

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland = Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning - 7/18/2011 - *****

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain = The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 9/7/2011 - *****

45. Sweden = The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - 6/23/2011 - *****

46. Switzerland = Not Even for Love by Sandra Brown - 11/28/2011 - ****

47. Turkey = Troy = Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn - 8/24/2011 - ****

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom = The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley - 6/26/2011 - *****

50. Vatican City

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson Not Even for Love by Sandra Brown


Lani (hiddenpasts) | 107 comments I like the idea of breaking the UK up so I'm stealing this format from above. Also I couldn't do this in a year so I'm giving myself 2 years instead.

Start: July 23, 2011
End: July 22, 2013

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland
23. Italy
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom
--49.1 England
--49.2 Northern Ireland
--49.3 Scotland
--49.4 Wales
50. Vatican City


message 19: by Nadine (last edited Dec 01, 2011 01:21AM) (new)

Nadine | 3 comments This challenge sounds great! Time to get to know some more of Europe! I will steal the idea of splitting up the UK as well. ;-) Some countries sound damn tricky though! I will see how it goes, I highly doubt I will make it within one year, so I won't set a finish line, but I hope to be done in a year.
What if there is a book about a journey with let's say a quarter in each of 4 countries? Does it cover those 4 countries?

Start: October 11th, 2011

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria Ursula Poznanski: Saeculum
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France: Anne Delaflotte: Mathilde und der Duft der Bücher
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland
23. Italy: Paolo Maurensig - Spiegelkanon (great book!)
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland: Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Das Versprechen. Requiem auf den Kriminalroman (good book!)
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom
--49.1 England: Kate Atkinson: One Good Turn
--49.2 Northern Ireland
--49.3 Scotland
--49.4 Wales
50. Vatican City

5 down, 489 to go :-)


message 20: by Julschaen (last edited Oct 22, 2011 10:30AM) (new)

Julschaen | 1 comments That sounds great, I' in.
I'll start my list with no books, and will add them after finishing.

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France

17. Georgia

18. Germany
In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts - Eugen Ruge

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway
Die Larve - Jo Nesbo

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom

50. Vatican City


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15257 comments Added two more! Slow, but sure. ☺


message 22: by Aleksandra (last edited Nov 14, 2011 03:26AM) (new)

Aleksandra (spalkiry) | 68 comments I'm gonna add books I've already read, and set the start date to 24/09/11 - the date I started reading Veronika Decides to Die, because I've read a fistful of Europe-set books for the past month and a half ;).

24/09/11 - 23/09/12

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria - Ballad for Georg Henig - 07/11/11 ♥♥♥♥♥ - I can recommend it to all of you, if you can find it. The novel is beautiful, sad and very touching and is considered one of the best in contemporary Bulgarian literature.

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France

17. Georgia

18. Germany - Allemagne, conte cruel - 30/10/11 - ♥♥♥ + Bonus - the books is set in former East Germany :)

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia - Veronika Decides to Die - 27/9/11 - ♥♥♥♥

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland - Eleven Minutes - 04/10/11 - ♥♥♥♥

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom - Sense and Sensibility - 24/10/11 - ♥♥♥

50. Vatican City

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho Ballad for Georg Henig by Viktor Paskov Allemagne, conte cruel by Viktor Paskov Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


message 23: by Turtlecollector (last edited Mar 11, 2012 01:47PM) (new)

Turtlecollector | 892 comments Start: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
Completed: 11/50


Albania
Andorra If You Dare
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlata's Diary
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera 1/26/12 ♥♥
Denmark Call Me Princess by Sara Blaedel 1/4/12 ♥♥♥
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason 2/24/12 ♥♥♥
Ireland
Italy The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania The Boy In The Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol 1/31/12 ♥♥♥
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands The Tulip Virus by Danielle Hermans 3/3/12 ♥♥♥
Norway Yours Until Death by Gunnar Staalesen 2/5/12 ♥♥
Poland The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Portugal
Romania Dark Prince Christine Feehan
Russia Trial Run by Dick Francis 1/24/12 ♥♥
San Marino
Serbia April Fool's Day Josip Novakovich
Slovakia Siren of the Waters Michael Genelin
Slovenia
Spain The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
Sweden The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg 1/2/12 ♥♥♥♥♥
Switzerland Hotel du Lac Anita Brookner
Turkey The Virgin's Knot Holly Payne
Ukraine Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Foer 2/19/12 ♥♥
United Kingdom The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald 1/12/12 ♥♥
Vatican City The Third Revelation: The Rosary Chronicles by Ralph McInerny 2/26/12 ♥♥


message 24: by Teneal (last edited Feb 24, 2012 03:51PM) (new)

Teneal | 22 comments READING THROUGH EUROPE

1/50

1. Albania

2. Andorra

3. Armenia

4. Austria

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. France - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

17. Georgia

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Hungary

21. Iceland

22. Ireland – Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt 25.1.12

23. Italy

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway

36. Poland

37. Portugal

38. Romania

39. Russia

40. San Marino

41. Serbia

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom

50. Vatican City


Sharon | 29 comments Adding this to my list of challenges:
0/50 -

1. Albania
Broken April (if you really must, it was a pretty awful book)

2. Andorra
If You Dare (historical romance)

3. Armenia

4. Austria
anything by Thomas Bernhard

5. Azerbaijan

6. Belarus

7. Belgium

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Aleksandar Hemon; the question of Bruno,
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic
Zlata's Diary

9. Bulgaria

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark
To Siberia (maybe Siberia, too, I don't know, haven't read it)

14. Estonia

15. Finland
Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto: A Novel by Maile Chapman
Anything written by:
Aarto Paasilinna

16. France
No Greater Sacrifice
Rescue Me (romantic suspense)
Pierre Siniac; the collaborators

17. Georgia
Four Walls

18. Germany
The Book Thief
Anything written by:
Hermann Hesse, Gunter Grass, Patrick Suskind


19. Greece
Four Walls

20. Hungary
Anything written by Magda Szabo, Imre Kertesz
Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter PNR most of the seriestakes place there

21. Iceland
Zen and the Art of the Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Ice Land by Betsy Tobin and The Sagas of Icelanders (no author)
Halldor K. Laxness; the independent people

22. Ireland
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Uncertain Magic (HR)
Angela's Ashes
Flann O`Brien; the third policeman
James Joyce; Ulysses, a portrait of the artist as a young man

23. Italy
Your Scandalous Ways
Dino Buzzati; the tartar steppe
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Anything written by:
Luigi Pirandello, Elio Vittorini, Pier Paolo Pasolini

24. Kazakhstan

25. Latvia

26. Liechtenstein

27. Lithuania

28. Luxembourg

29. Republic of Macedonia

30. Malta

31. Moldova

32. Monaco

33. Montenegro

34. Netherlands

35. Norway
Dag Solstad, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset, Per Petterson, Jostein Gaarder,
Out Stealing Horses

36. Poland
Jurek Becker; jacob the liar
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

37. Portugal

38. Romania
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (the last part of it)
Christine Feehan's Carpathian series (I know the first book, Dark Prince, is set there).

39. Russia
Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu
anything by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
anything by Ivan Bunin, Andrei Makine, Andrei Platonov

40. San Marino

41. Serbia
Charles Simic; hotel insomnia (poems)

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain
The Sun Also Rises

45. Sweden
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
the Millennium trilogy (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc) by Stieg Larsson
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
August Strindberg; the red room
Anything written by:
Carl-Johan Vallgren, Astrid Lindgren, Selma Lagerlof

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine
Everything Is Illuminated

49. United Kingdom
Anything written by:
Chris Cleave

50. Vatican City
Angels & Demons Dan Brown


Chelsea (ChelseaAnne) | 88 comments 1. Albania: Dimiter by William Peter Blatty

2. Andorra: Andorra by Peter Cameron

3. Armenia: The sandcastle girls by Chris Bohjalian

4. Austria: Embers by Sándor Márai

5. Azerbaijan: Ali and Nino by Kurban Said

6. Belarus: The Bielski brothers: the true story of three men who defied the Nazis, saved 1,200 Jews, and built a village in the forest by Peter Duffy

7. Belgium: On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina:Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright.

9. Bulgaria: The Fragility of Goodness: Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust by Tzvetan Todorov

10. Croatia: The ministry of pain by Dubravka Ugrešić; translated by Michael Henry Heim

11. Cyprus: The facts of death by Raymond Benson

12. Czech Republic: Daylight in nightclub inferno: Czech fiction from the post-Kundera generation. Selections chosen by Elena Lappin

13. Denmark: Darkness over Denmark: the Danish resistance and the rescue of the Jews by Ellen Levine

14. Estonia: Purge by Sofi Oksanen; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

15. Finland: Helsinki white by James Thompson

16. France: The time-traveling fashionista at the palace of Marie Antoinette by Bianca Turetsky.

17. Georgia: Walking dead by Greg Rucka

18. Germany: Life goes on by Hans Keilson; translated from the German by Damion Searls

19. Greece: Other lives by Sarah Woodhouse

20. Hungary: The wild rose by Doris Mortman

21. Iceland: Last rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

22. Ireland: Ireland's love poems: wonder and a wild desire. Edited by A. Norman Jeffares

23. Italy: The broker by John Grisham

24. Kazakhstan: Apples are from Kazakhstan: the land that disappeared by Christopher Robbins

25. Latvia: The dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

26. Liechtenstein:

27. Lithuania: Stalemate by Icchokas Meras; translated from the Lithuanian by Jonas Zdanys

28. Luxembourg: The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone

29. Republic of Macedonia: Faceless men & other Macedonian stories by Meto Jovanovski; edited with an introduction by Jeffrey Folks; translated by Jeffrey Folks, Milne Holton and Charles Simic

30. Malta: The jukebox queen of Malta by Nicholas Rinaldi.

31. Moldova: Rachel's secret by Shelly Sanders

32. Monaco: Marrying up: a right royal romantic comedy by Wendy Holden.

33. Montenegro: The devil's own by Sandra Brown

34. Netherlands: The twins by Tessa de Loo; translated from the Dutch by Ruth Levitt

35. Norway: Out stealing horses by Per Petterson; translated by Anne Born

36. Poland: A city of broken glass by Rebecca Cantrell.

37. Portugal: The cave by José Saramago; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

38. Romania: The hooligan's return: a memoir by Norman Manea ; translated by Angela Jianu

39. Russia: The slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya; translated by Jamey Gambrell

40. San Marino: Secrets of the seven smallest states of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City by Thomas M. Eccardt.

41. Serbia: You know when the men are gone by Siobhan Fallon

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Switzerland

47. Turkey

48. Ukraine

49. United Kingdom

50. Vatican City


Chelsea (ChelseaAnne) | 88 comments I will not read in this challenge right now. I don't like some of the books I checked out already from my list of possible books to read. I will just do another challenge.


message 28: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 23, 2013 11:41AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1161 comments I have shelves for a good number of countries - they all start with set in.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Here are a couple of other helpful links
Search by Location: http://www.librarything.com/profile/d...
Set in: http://www.goodreads.com/places
A list of books set in foreign countries: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/6...
A List of books set in European Countries: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_...


message 29: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1161 comments I'll give this a try though there are a few that I'm pretty sure I won't be able to complete.

READ: 19/50

✔1. Albania - The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
2. Andorra -
3. Armenia -
✔4. Austria - Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16
5. Azerbaijan -
6. Belarus -
7. Belgium -
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina -
✔9. Bulgaria - Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18
10. Croatia -
The Lion's Daughter  (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Angelopolis (Angelology, #2) by Danielle Trussoni


✔11. Cyprus - Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton 2/5
✔12. Czech Republic - Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 2/11
13. Denmark - Invisible Murder - Lene Kaaberbøl
14. Estonia -
✔15. Finland - Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7
✔16. France - Citadel - Kate Mosse 7/16
17. Georgia -
18. Germany -
✔19. Greece - Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin 4/27
20. Hungary - The Book of Summers - Emylia Hall
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6) by M.C. Beaton Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Invisible Murder (Nina Borg, #2) by Lene Kaaberbøl Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

✔21. Iceland - Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
✔22. Ireland - Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29
✔23. Italy - The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18
✔24. Kazakhstan - Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11
25. Latvia - God of Thunder - Alex Archer
26. Liechtenstein -
27. Lithuania -
28. Luxembourg -
29. Republic of Macedonia -
30. Malta - The Middle Sin - Merline Lovelace
Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5) by Derek Landy The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston Deep Black  Death Wave (Deep Black, #9) by Stephen Coonts God of Thunder (Rogue Angel, #7) by Alex Archer The Middle Sin (Cleo North #2) by Merline Lovelace

31. Moldova -
32. Monaco - Guilty Wives - James Patterson
33. Montenegro -
✔34. Netherlands - The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington 5/13
35. Norway - Lethal Investments - K.O. Dahl
✔36. Poland - Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6
37. Portugal -
38. Romania - Key to Conflict - Talia Gryphon
✔39. Russia - Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31
40. San Marino -
Guilty Wives by James Patterson The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington Lethal Investments by Kjell Ola Dahl Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc #1) by Talia Gryphon Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett

41. Serbia -
42. Slovakia -
43. Slovenia -
✔44. Spain - Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham 5/29
✔45. Sweden - The Postcard Killers - James Patterson
46. Switzerland - This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel
✔47. Turkey - Behemoth - Scott Westerfield 2/8
48. Ukraine -
✔49. United Kingdom - The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
50. Vatican City - The Third Secret - Steve Berry
Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham The Postcard Killers by James Patterson This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde The Third Secret by Steve Berry


Jex (Jexball) | 2170 comments Welcome to the challenge TheButterflyEffect and Barbara ★! Thanks for posting the awesome links for book ideas.




Chelsea (ChelseaAnne) | 88 comments Barbara ★ wrote: "I have shelves for a good number of countries - they all start with set in.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/......"


Thanks a lot!! I had a hard time finding books for certain countries and I think this will help me when I decide to do it again.


message 32: by Sanz (last edited May 12, 2013 11:45PM) (new)

Sanz | 107 comments 14 Mar '13 to 13 Mar '14
Done: 1/50


1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland
23. Italy
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (★★★★★, 14 Mar '13)
50. Vatican City

The Autobiography Of Henry VIII by Margaret George


message 33: by Juuli (last edited Jun 19, 2014 12:30AM) (new)

Juuli | 10 comments Reading Through Europe
Start: 17th September 2013


1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany - Spark of Life: A Novel of Resistance by Erich Maria Remarque 16/11/13
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland - Minding Frankieby Maeve Bincy 17/03/14
23. Italy
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway - The Snowman by Jo Nesbø 24/09/13
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden - The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell 22/10/13
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom
--49.1 England
--49.2 Northern Ireland
--49.3 Scotland
--49.4 Wales
50. Vatican City

Spark of Life  A Novel of Resistance by Erich Maria Remarque Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø The Man Who Smiled (Wallander #4) by Henning Mankell


message 34: by Teodora (last edited Jun 07, 2014 07:10AM) (new)

Teodora Byanova (teodora_byanova) Start: 6th December 2013
Completed: 0/50

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland
23. Italy
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey - The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom - Matilda by Roald Dahl
50. Vatican City


message 35: by Rebekah (last edited May 04, 2014 11:39AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekahpaige) | 54 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges discussion
Reading Through Europe
Duration: 9/1/10 - ???
4/50

1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Armenia
4. Austria
5. Azerbaijan
6. Belarus
7. Belgium
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Bulgaria
10. Croatia
11. Cyprus
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Georgia
18. Germany - The Book Thief- 10/28/12
19. Greece
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Ireland - The Story of Lucy Gault - 2/3/13
23. Italy - The Birth of Venus - 7/27/13
24. Kazakhstan
25. Latvia
26. Liechtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxembourg
29. Republic of Macedonia
30. Malta
31. Moldova
32. Monaco
33. Montenegro
34. Netherlands
35. Norway
36. Poland
37. Portugal
38. Romania
39. Russia
40. San Marino
41. Serbia
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Spain
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47. Turkey
48. Ukraine
49. United Kingdom - The Remains of the Day - 3/16/13
50. Vatican City


message 37: by Anita (last edited May 08, 2014 07:45AM) (new)

Anita | 258 comments Hey, I'm not gonna join this challenge, because I've been joining too many as it is. But I can help you with a couple of books set in Denmark if you'll need that.

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Department Q #1) Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Absent One (Department Q, #2) by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Department Q #2) Jussi Adler Olsen

He has written 5 books in this series so far, but I'm not sure if there's been translated more than the first two to English. I know most of the books have been published in German as well, but since most of you in here speak English, that may not help.

Anyway - these books are for the people who enjoy suspence novels. It's about this man called Carl Mørck who gets "promoted" to run Department Q, which is a one person department, where his job is to go through and filing cold cases. Assad, who is this mysterious guy from Syria, is suddenly being being attatched to department Q as well. After Assad joined the team they both find a case that has too many flaws, and suddenly they're doing a full on inspectation of a girl who dissappeared suddenly 5 years earlier.

The writing is written mostly by Carls POV or from the Victims POV.
This book has both humourous and thrilling moments, and really creepy ones too, but I've really enjoyed all of those books.


Sarah Longhurst | 1 comments I am really struggling to read The Bridge on the Drina and I can't figure out the answer to these questions. Specifically, I want to know where I can them in the book.
How does Andric characterize the effects of modernization and nationalism in Visegrad in the Ottoman and Austrian eras? What did the bridge symbolize, what troubles could it attest to, and why was it destroyed?


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 665 comments I'll like to try this challenge. Don't know how many I'll do but I'll get it a go. :)

Reading Through Europe
Duration: May 8,2014- ??

1.Germany:
The Book Thief
2. Italy: Meet Me in Venice
3.


Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) | 8022 comments Sarah wrote: "What did the bridge symbolize..."

Endurance, hope?


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