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2014 Winter Olympics Reading Challenge

Goal
Read a book featuring a country that got a Medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Duration
March 1, 2010 - Feb 6, 2014

Summary
This is a personal challenge, but feel free to participate with me by leaving a comment below. The purpose is to encourage reading books from countries other than your own - where the country is the setting for the book, or the author is from that country. And you have until the start of the next Winter Olympic games to do it.

The 2014 Winter Olympics Reading Challenge

If you do want to participate, choose a level below:

Level 1 (Gold): Read a book from every country that won a medal.

Level 2 (Silver): Read a book from every country that won a Gold medal.

Level 3 (Bronze): Read a book from every country that won Gold, Silver AND Bronze medals.

Of course, I'm going for the GOLD!!! Valuable resources for finding books from different countries include BiblioTravel and Books Set In.

Below is a List of the 26 Countries with Medals from the 2010 Winter Olympics (* means the country got gold, silver and bronze medals).
  • Australia - Gold & Silver (no Bronze)
  • Austria *
  • Belarus *
  • Canada *
  • China *
  • Croatia - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
  • Czech Republic - Gold & Bronze (no Silver)
  • Estonia - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
  • Finland - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
  • France *
  • Germany *
  • Great Britain - Gold (no Silver or Bronze)
  • Italy *
  • Japan - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
  • Kazakhstan - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
  • Latvia - Silver (no Gold or Bronze)
  • Netherlands *
  • Norway *
  • Poland *
  • Russia *
  • Slovakia *
  • Slovenia - Silver & Bronze (no Gold)
  • South Korea *
  • Sweden *
  • Switzerland - Gold & Bronze (no Silver)
  • United States *

This is one monster of a challenge - click here to see my reading plan.

(Photo Credit: {studiobeerhorst}-bbmarie)

 

-: Comments :-

Lah | November 24, 2011 3:06 AM | Reply

Um yes this is a MONSTER of a challenge. I was wondering why it went on for so long. Well good luck to you! You can do it!!

xo,
Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Tanya Patrice | November 24, 2011 8:05 AM | Reply

@Lah thanks :-) The challenge goes until the start of the next Winter Olympics - 4 years, 26 books - the hardest parts is finding books for some of the countries.

Helen Murdoch | November 30, 2011 10:15 PM | Reply

I am really excited about joining your for this challenge as I love to read books about/based in other countries!

Tanya Patrice replied to comment from Helen Murdoch | December 1, 2011 7:46 AM | Reply

Hey Helen - awesome! Glad to have you on board for the challenge.

Brooke | January 13, 2012 1:22 PM | Reply

I'm on board and I'm looking forward to this. I'm starting a bit late, but I think I can manage it.

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