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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