I have decided to participate in some reading challenges in 2017.  The first one is a European Reading Challenge, hosted by Rose City Reader.

THE GIST: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it’s supposed to be a tour.

 I am aiming for the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level of participation, which means reading at least five such books.  Ideally, I’ll read more.

I’ve already picked out and started my first book:

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, by Timothy Egan.

I’m excited about this reading challenge.  Do you participate in reading challenges?