I came across this read-a-thon only a couple of days ago, and I knew I had to sign up! It sounds like so much fun, and who doesn't love a themed read-a-thon ;)
For more detailed info about this read-a-thon & to join, visit the sign up post HERE!
Also, this just might be the push I need to finally read some of those books that have been sitting on my shelf unread for years now, and lots of them are set in different countries & by authors from different countries.
I haven't decided what exactly I'll read, but I have lots of choices because I'm from Macedonia, and I'll try to mix it up, and read books set in different countries & by authors from lots of different countries, though probably most of them will be from Europe, to be honest.
to finish one previously started book~ to read 2 full-length books~ to participate in a mini challenge
Ok, so, I have 2 previosly started books that fit this read-a-thon: Untold by Cat Clarke (by UK author & set in UK) & The Final Murder by Anne Holt (set in Norway & by a Norwegian author), and I'd like to finish them both. And despite the fact that I have a lot of popular books that I'd like to read (like A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Shadow of the Wind, Mistress of Rome, etc.), the book that I think would be the most perfect for this read-a-thon is Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. It was recommended to me by my cousin, and I'll have to borrow it from her, and I know it's on the chunky side, but hopefully I'll like it & read it. And to be honest, the first book I'll probably read is Red Blooded by Amanda Carlson, and she's an American author, so it still counts ;) So, yes, I'm totally undecided, but then again, I am a moody reader, but I'll start with:
I'll just update this post with my progress! I'm also planning to tweet about it now & then ;)
The books I read so far are:
Ok, so, I haven't been reading as much this first week as I wanted to read. I did finish one previously started book & read one more, though I actually finished them both today, on this 7th day. I have no idea what I'll read next. Whatever I'll be in a mood for when I'll choose my next read...
The books I read so far are:
...the previously started The Final Murder, that's set in Norway, with a few parts of the chapters through the book set in France & Sweden. Also, the author Anne Holt is from Norway.
I also read Red Blooded, which is set in the USA (when it wasn't in the Underworld), and it's by an American author, so it still fits for me ;)
I have to admit that I totally strayed from my planned reading list for this read-a-thon, so instead I read whatever I got in the mood for. I read 2 more books, both by American authors, but one was set in England, and one short story & one novella, also by American authors, and the novella set in USA, Las Vegas to be precise.
I did start Marc Levy's The First Day, which is by French author, and so far has been set in Ethiopia, Chile, UK & France, but I haven't gotten far. I guess I'm not feeling it, but I'll continue reading it & hopefully will be better.
Book Scavenger Hunt Challenge:
I decided to do some, but only with pics from my shelf.
#3: one of my favorite books from around the world - I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak - Australia.
#6: fiction book from around the world I'd like to read - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Spain.
#7: foreign city in the title - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn.
#9: book written by an author from another country than where I live - United Kingdom.
#10: Book set in a country I’d like to visit: The Alchemist's Key by Cristina Brambilla - set in Italy.