Saturday, 4 February 2012

British Books Challenge 2012

You can't have missed the fact that I read a lot of books and review them all on here on my blog. My favourite genres are crime fiction and chicklit, but I will read pretty much everything. If someone is kind enough to send me through a review copy, I will review it and give my honest opinion, and some of my absolute fave all-time reads have been books that I never would have picked out myself ! When I saw a blogpost (here) about the British Books Challenge 2012, I didn't hesitate for a second before signing up.

Well, here is the explanation from The Overflowing Library, who is hosting the challenge : 

"The BBC is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2012 which was first hosted in 2011 by

The books can be in print or out. Old or new titles. They can be from any genre and for any age. My blog is obviously focused on YA literature but you are welcome to read adult or children's novels if you wish.
If you sign up for the Challenge you will be aiming to read at least 12 books by British Authors (which works out to one a month).  For every book you review each month you will get an entry into the draw to win a monthly prize pack. Therefore the more you read the more entries you will rack up. 

Towards the end of the year I hope to do some kind of special prize draw for those who have gone to the most effort over the year managing to read 50 or more British Books."

Well, here are the British books I've read already this year :


3) Book review : Heart of Stone - M.L. Welsh


4) Book review : The Beach Cafe - Lucy Diamond
 5) Children's Book review : Alfie Jones and a Change of Fortune - David Fuller
6) Book review : The 52 Seductions - Betty Herbert


7) Book review : All The Single Ladies - Jane Costello
8) Book review : Snapshot - Craig Robertson
9) Children's book review : Hetty Feather - Jacqueline Wilson


10)  Children's Book Review : The Gemini Spell - Jennie Dodd
11) Book review : The Two - Will Carver
12) Book review : Catch Your Death - Louise Voss & Mark Edwards
13) Mum In A Million : For The Stressy Know-It-All Mum I Couldn't Do Without - Judith Holder
14) Book review : Wild Rose - Pauline Donaldson
15) Children's book review : The Witch of Turlingham Academy - Ellie Boswell


16) Book review : The Book of Summers - Emylia Hall
17)  Book review : Never Say Sorry - Rose Edmunds


18) Book review : The Beach Hut - Veronica Henry
19)Book review : Unsceptered Isle : Three of a Kind - Joseph V. Sultana
20) Book review : The Playgroup - Janey Fraser


21) Book review : Killing Cupid - Louise Voss & Mark Edwards
22) Book review : Until The Darkness Comes - Kevin Brooks


23) Children's book review : Ghost Gang 1 : The New Ghost - James Parkin
24) Book review : Cold Grave - Craig Robertson
25) Teen read book review : Silenced - Simon Packham

So what other British books will I be reading in 2012 ? Hmmmm not sure really, I'll keep you posted and update this post as I go !


  1. I must look into this further.

  2. I used to love reading but haven't read a whole book for ages, I really need to start again

  3. I'm just like you, I love to read.

    If you like crime and chick lit have you ever read the J.D. Robb 'in death' series? It's set about 50 years in the future but don't let that put you off, it's not sci-fi. The books are brilliant, they revolve around a New York murder cop and the characters and stories are great.

    There are around 30 books in the series now and I absolutely love them. I've got them all in print and on my e-reader too.

    It's rare I find a book that bores me but I was on holiday in January and had done something odd with my reader so it hadn't downloaded all the books I'd intended to take with me. So I decided to read Gullivers Travels from the 'free classics' books that come with the reader. I'd never read it and always meant to.

    I can't tell you how bored I was (yawn) but I kept going to the end because once I've started a book, even if I'm not particularly enjoying it, I always want to get to the end to find out how the story is wrapped up.

  4. Ooh I'll definitely have to look out for the crime series, I'd never heard of that one. Thanks for the suggestion :)


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