Named after Europa, a Phoenician princess, Europe's boundaries and borders may shift and realign, but the "birthplace of western civilization" has been generating stories, myths and treatises for millenia. Read along as part of Read City USA's Read Around the World challenge for 2020.
- Adventures with Waffles (Norway) by Maria Parr
- Dodsworth in Paris (France) by Tim Egan
- Pippi Longstocking (Sweden) by Astrid Lindgren
- The Problem with Chickens (Iceland) by Bruce McMillan
- Running with the Horses (Austria) by Alison Lester
- Strega Nona (Italy) by Tomie DePaola
- The Thief Lord (Italy) by Cornelia Funke
- When Mischief Came to Town (Denmark) by Katrina Nannestad
- White Bird: A Wonder Story (France) by R.J. Palacio
- Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Germany) by Avery Reed
- A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann (France)
- The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker (Germany)
- The Musician’s Daughter by Susan Dunlap (Austria)
- All Is Fair by Dee Garretson (Europe)
- Wanderlost by Jen Malone (Europe)
- Tamar by Mal Peet (Netherlands)
- And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz (Europe)
- Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small (France)
- Enchantee by Gita Trelease (France)
- White Rose by Kip Wilson (Germany)
- The Dinner by Herman Koch (Netherlands)
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spain)
- Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (France)
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Italy)
- Juliet by Anne Fortier (Italy)
- What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Spain)
- The Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield (Greece)
- The Almond Picker by Simonetta Agnello Hornby (Sicily)
- The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman L. Eisen
- The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix (France)
- A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler by Frances Mayes
- Amarcord - Marcella Remembers by Marcella Hazan (Italy)
Completed the European leg of your journey?
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