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1Andrew_MC
Editado: Ago 17, 2017, 5:45 pm

I expect this will take me quite some time to complete, but I look forward to the prospect. I've included books I've read since November 2011.

ALBANIA
ANDORRA
ARMENIA

AUSTRIA
- Who is Martha? by Marjana Gaponenko

AZERBAIJAN
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BULGARIA
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC

DENMARK
- Terminal Innocence by Klaus Rifbjerg

ENGLAND
- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
- The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

ESTONIA
- When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen

FAROE ISLANDS

FINLAND
- The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna

FRANCE
- The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott
- Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

GEORGIA

GERMANY
- Fatherland by Robert Harris
- The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge
- Lazy Days by Erlend Loe
- Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
- This House is Mine by Dörte Hansen

GREECE
- Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott

HUNGARY
- Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondor

ICELAND
- The Blue Fox by Sjón

IRELAND
- The Green Road by Anne Enright

ITALY
- This Is the Garden by Giulio Mozzi

KOSOVO
LATVIA
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MACEDONIA
MALTA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
MONTENEGRO

NETHERLANDS
- The Evenings by Gerard Reve

NORTHERN IRELAND

NORWAY
- Doppler by Erlend Loe

POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA

RUSSIA
- Us Conductors by Sean Michaels

SAN MARINO
SCOTLAND
SERBIA
SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA
- Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

SPAIN
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

SWEDEN
- Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg

SWITZERLAND
TURKEY
UKRAINE
VATICAN CITY
WALES



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2Ameise1
Dez 6, 2012, 3:49 am

Welcome and enjoy your reading travel through Europe.

3thornton37814
Dez 7, 2012, 4:28 pm

Welcome to the challenge. I've actually completed mine, but I'm still hanging around here.

4VivienneR
Dez 7, 2012, 6:40 pm

Welcome to the challenge. I was hoping to finish by the end of this year but it doesn't look like that will happen, especially as one of the books I want to read (for the Isle of Man) won't be released until the spring of 2013.

I must point out, as someone who grew up in Northern Ireland, that you have omitted that beautiful country. Fortunately there are lots of books set there.

5Andrew_MC
Dez 9, 2012, 1:44 pm

I put the list of countries together from memory without looking at a list, so it's possible I missed a few. I've already gone back to add in Montenegro because I left it off originally. Actually, I have roots in Northern Ireland -- one of my great-great-great grandparents emigrated to Newfoundland (where I grew up -- a beautiful country that is now a province of Canada) from Belfast.

Any suggestions for a book set in Northern Ireland?

6thornton37814
Dez 9, 2012, 3:08 pm

There's a wiki page somewhere that has a list of options. Feel free to look at my threads too since I recently completed the challenge. There should be lots of options for the Belfast area and for some of those counties.

7VivienneR
Dez 11, 2012, 12:57 pm

>5 Andrew_MC: Leaving out Northern Ireland is understandable - it even sounds like it is just a region of Ireland and not a separate country. Your Belfast/Canada connection is lovely. I imagine it is common in the Maritime provinces. I have never been to Newfoundland and it is my dream to go there someday. Everyone who visits the province adores the place.

My current favourite Northern Ireland writers are: Ian Sansom, Colin Bateman, Neville Stuart, Adrian McKinty and Brian McGilloway.

They are all mystery writers, and style varies a lot. Being a Newfoundlander you might appreciate the gentle humour of Ian Sansom whose protagonist is an English, Jewish, vegetarian librarian who gets a job on a mobile library in Northern Ireland.

I'll look forward to reading about your trip through Europe.