My Challenges - 2012
European Reading Challenge:
I have signed up for the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level, and have already completed my five books for that level. My personal challenge is to read a book from each of the listed countries, plus one from each of the four U.K. countries.
Armenia: Forgotten Fire, by Adam Bagdasarian.
Austria: Vienna Prelude, by Brodie and Brock Thoene.
Belarus: The Bielski Brothers, by Peter Duffy.
Belgium: At Midnight in a Flaming Town, by Lorraine Bateman and Paul Cole.
Bosnia: Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway.
Bulgaria: Daughters of War, by Hilary Green.
Cyprus: Small Wars, by Sadie Jones.
Czech. Rep.: Lost Wife, by Alyson Richman.
Denmark: Wildflowers of Tereszin, by Robert Elmer.
Estonia: In Search of the Elusive Peace Corps Moment, by Douglas Wells.
Finland: Riding with Reindeer, by Robert M. Goldstein.
France: Madame Tussaud, by Michelle Moran.
Germany: The Pieces from Berlin, by Michael Pye.
Iceland: Journey Home, by Olaf Olafsson.
Ireland:The Search for God and Guinness, by Stephen Mansfield.
Italy: Confessions of Catherine de Medici, by C.W. Gortner.
Kazakhstan: Apples are from Kazakhstan, by Christopher Robbins.
Lithuania: Between Shades of Gray, by Ruth Sepetys.
Malta: Ironfire, by David Ball.
Moldova: Bullets on the Water, by Ivalyo Grouev.
Monaco: White Truffles in Winter, by N.M. Kelby.
Netherlands: Postcards from No Man's Land, by Aidan Chambers.
Poland: Once & Then, by Morris Gleitzman.
Portugal: Codex 632, by Jose Rodrigues dos Santos.
Rep. of Macedonia:
Romania: Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar.
Russia: Lost Crown, by Sarah Miller.
Serbia: The Hemingway Bookclub of Kosovo, by Paula Huntley.
Slovakia: Katarina, by Kathryn Winter.
Spain: Reign of Madness, by Lynn Cullen.
Sweden: The Queen's Soprano, by Carol Dines.
Switzerland: Swiss Watching, by Diccon Bewes.
Ukraine: Band of Angels, by Julia Gregson.
Vatican City: Pope Joan, by Donna Cross.
England: Alice I Have Been, by Melanie Benjamin.
N. Ireland: Watching the Door, by Kevin Myers.
Scotland: The Flower Reader, by Elizabeth Loupas.
Wales: When God and His Saints Slept, by Sharon Kay Penman.