Everything España: a 2014 Reading Challenge [Sign-Up!]

Posted 1 December, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 11 Comments


Everything España: a 2014 Reading Challenge hosted by caffeinatedlife.net

Spain is a very interesting country with a very rich culture and history. I’m personally always on the lookout for novels either set or coming from this country so I thought it would be interesting to host a reading challenge all about this Iberian country (something I haven’t really come across online in the blogosphere) 🙂

Here’s the rundown on the challenge:

  • This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
  • You can join at any time
  • Books accepted in this challenge:
    • Books set anywhere in Spain (either completely or partly)
    • Books written by a Spanish author (born in or is a citizen of Spain). Authors like Arturo Perez Reverte and Carlos Ruiz Zafon are acceptable but authors like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende are not (unless their novels are set in Spain).
    • Books either written originally in Spanish or translated to another language (but still falling under criteria 1 & 2 (within Spain))
    • Re-reads are acceptable
    • Fiction and non-fiction titles are acceptable
  • Linking your reviews to THIS POST is optional but strongly recommended just so that we can share titles and thoughts with other bloggers, learn new titles out there and get to know each other in the process 🙂

For a list of novels either set in Spain and/or written by a Spanish author, check out a Pinboard I made on Pinterest. You can also browse through my tag here (although it only includes novels written by Spanish authors) and my list of books set in Spain 🙂 You can also refer to this GoodReads list or this Wikipedia page.

Levels (sorry, not feeling very creative coming up with these levels, lol; I’m pretty laxed about this):

  • 1 – 4 books — Tourist
  • 5 – 9 books — Frequent Traveller
  • 10+ books — Spain Is My Home

Interested in joining me for this reading challenge this year? Feel free to sign up in the linky widget below and post your reviews that are a part of this reading challenge in THIS POST (which will remain open through to 31 December 2014):

Please note: If, for whatever reason, the following widget refuses to allow your link through and the url you are inputting is too long, try using a shortlink (e.g. bit.ly) and try again.

Edit: And because I’m forgetful and new to this, here’s the code to add a link on your blog:

Please spread the word (through Facebook, Twitter, etc.)–the more, the merrier! If you have any questions (or if the widget is acting up–this is the first time I’m using Simply Linked so *fingers crossed*), please feel free to drop me a comment in this post or email me. Have fun and I look forward to seeing what everyone’s reading next year 🙂

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11 Responses to “Everything España: a 2014 Reading Challenge [Sign-Up!]”

  1. I know you have quite the reading challenge line-up, so this might not be feasible, but I was wondering whether you would consider doing a few more link-ups throughout the year or maybe putting a master link-up up all year on another page. If I wait until December 31 to talk about the books I’ve read, I’m not entirely sure I’ll remember them. Half the time I can’t even remember what I did yesterday. 😉 But, of course, whatever works best for you! And thanks for hosting this! I’m pretty excited!

    • Oops, perhaps I should’ve clarified this a bit in my post (in my excitement yesterday I seem to have forgotten a few details on my entry *goes off to edit it not*) but you’re right, I’ll definitely be posting up a master link-up post by the end of the month 🙂 I will also leave a link in my sidebar for easy access to that master page *nods* Thanks for raising the subject, even with the blog I still have trouble remembering what books I’ve read when!

      Glad to have you on board for the reading challenge next year! Looking forward to seeing what books you’ll be reading for it 🙂

      • Maybe you always said that and I was just confused. I don’t know now…. But thanks for clarifying! 😀 I have to go and pick out some books to read. I’ll probably have to finish La sombra del viento and Nada finally. I’ve started both of them at least three times. This reading challenge was meant for me!

  2. Cat

    Thank you creating this- there really is a lacuna in the blogosphere and it’s great to see someone filling it. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else reads. 🙂

    • It’s strange that there’s such an absence of Spain-themed challenges out there, isn’t it? Thanks for participating, looking forward to the titles you’ll be reading 🙂

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