I love travelling. And I love reading about places far away from me. So reading challenges that involve books set in other countries? Perfect! I'm signing up for three reading challenges that are pretty similar, so I thought I'd combine them into one post.
The first one is the European Reading Challenge hosted by Rose City Reader. I participated in this challenge last year, and I loved it. I love Europe, and I've traveled there several times. Reading books set in Europe is no problem whatsoever. For this challenge, I'm signing up for the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level. I will need to read 5 books set in 5 different European countries. Last year, I read twice that. I'm hoping to match that again this year.
My reading does tend to be Eurocentric, so I thought I would try to do just what this challenge says - expand my horizons. For the Global Reading Challenge, I am signing up for the Easy Challenge. I will need to read one novel set on each continent (although the seventh continent doesn't have to be Antarctica; it could be a different setting of your choice).
This last challenge is going to be the most challenging one yet. The challenge is called Around the World in 12 Books, and it's hosted by Giraffe Days. I'm going big and signing up for the Seasoned Traveller level. This means I will need to read twelve books, each set in a different country. Thankfully, it overlaps with the Global Reading Challenge, because I also need to make sure I have a book set in each continent (minus Antarctica). This one could be a bit of a stretch for me, but I'm really looking forward to exploring other areas of the world through reading. After all, what is reading for, if not to explore new places?
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