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For Reading Addicts Reading Challenge 2021 – October

By October 1, 2021Cwts Club Book Club

We hope you are still enjoying and reading along with this year’s challenge, we know some of you are reading lots of books by the amount you are sharing on the Cwts Discussion Group page. As we approach the end of the year, get your thinking hats on for next year’s challenge. We will be asking for ideas very soon.

Just a reminder of this year’s challenge, we wanted to stick to the inclusive style of the 2020 challenge but have different categories. We’re still going to have the three options, Easy, Hard, and Super Reader but this year’s monthly category will be “Read Around the World”. Hopefully, this will mean that everyone can join in, whether you read one book a month or three or more!

September’s categories are:-


Read a book with a title that begins with a J or a V.

I’m not going to list recommendations this year, as obviously the amount of books fitting these categories are endless.


Read a book set in or by an author from Eastern Europe.

Here are just a few suggestions:

Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith

Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk

The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway

Midnight in Chernobyl – Adam Higginbotham

Between the Woods and the Water – Patrick Leigh Fermor

Suggested authors from Eastern Europe included Iva Hercikova, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Imre Kertesz, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Jaroslav Hasek, Svetlana Alexievich, Margarita Khemlin, Kristiina Ehin, Yelena Moskovich.


Read a book with a title beginning with J or V (or both) and read a book set in or by an author from Eastern Europe.

As usual pick a book from our list, pop along to your local book shop or library, order something online or pick up something that’s already in your TBR pile.

Don’t forget to share what you are reading in our Cwts Club Discussion Group.

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