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Friday, 10 December 2010

British Books Challenge 2011: My list

I am so excited to be hosting this challenge. I am so overwhelmed by the support shown by my fellow bloggers and the positive response I have received on Twitter from our authors. I am very excited to begin. Just a few more weeks to wait and err... get organised.

You can find out all about the British Books Challenge 2011 by reading THIS post. But in summary, the BBC is a reading challenge which is all about reading British books by British writers. They can be in print or out, new releases or books that have been on your shelves for a while and they can be adult, YA or children's fiction and from any genre. I am going to do a FAQ post soon.

These are the British books that I hope to read in 2011:
  1. Candy by Kevin Brooks REVIEW
  2. I Am The Great Horse by Katherine Roberts
  3. Ravenwood by Andrew Peters REVIEW
  4. Waves by Sharon Dogar REVIEW
  5. Shadow Web by N.M. Browne REVIEW
  6. City of Masks by Mary Hoffman REVIEW
  7. The Returners by Gemma Malley REVIEW
  8. The Declaration by Gemma Malley REVIEW
  9. Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis REVIEW
  10. Entangled by Cat Clarke REVIEW
  11. The Island by Sarah Singleton REVIEW
  12. The Stranger by Sarah Singleton REVIEW
  13. The Secret Kingdom by Jenny Nimmo REVIEW
  14. Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson REVIEW
  15. The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison REVIEW
  16. The 13 Curses by Michelle Harrison REVIEW
  17. The 13 Secrets by Michelle Harrison REVIEW
  18. The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastham REVIEW
  19. Exodus by Julie Bertagna REVIEW
  20. Paradise Barn by Victor Watson REVIEW
  21. My So Called Haunting by Tamsyn Murray REVIEW
  22. Immortal War by Justin Somper REVIEW
  23. The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence REVIEW
  24. David by mary Hoffman REVIEW
  25. Emerald by Karen Wallace REVIEW
  26. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould REVIEW
  27. The Thief Taker's Apprentice by Stephen Deas REVIEW
  28. Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper REVIEW
  29. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher REVIEW
  30. Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick REVIEW
  31. When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman REVIEW
  32. Blood Red Road by Moira Young REVIEW
  33. A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master
  34. The Opposite of Amber by Gillian Philip
  35. Troubadour by Mary Hoffman
  36. The Demon Collector by Jon Mayhew
  37. Spray by Harry Edge
  38. Hidden by Miriam Halahmy REVIEW
  39. Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David
  40. Bloodstone (Rebel Angels Book 2) by Gillian Philip REVIEW
  41. The Spook's Nightmare by Joseph Delaney
  42. Ghost Hunter by Michelle Paver
  43. WE by John Dickinson
  44. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
  45. The Eyeball Collector by F. E. Higgins
  46. Don't Ask by Hilary Freeman
  47. Edwin Spencer: Mission Improbable by J D Irwin
  48. The Sight by David Clement-Davies
  49. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  50. Without Looking Back by Tabitha Suzuma
And there are more to add...


Library Mice said...

I have always wanted to read "Waves", maybe this would be a great opportunity to actually do it too!!!
I am going to try to link this with Carnegie shortlist/longlist because that involves so much reading as well.
I have seen a few Irish authors appearing on some bloggers' lists. Can they be included, even though they are not theoritically "British" (I have an Irish husband and they are VERY touchy about these things LOL)?

Melissa said...

This is a really cool challenge, and I love that it's a regional one for those of you in the UK! Good luck, Becky! I look forward to your reviews :)

Becky said...

Library Mice, my personal thought is that Irish writers should not be included in the challenge because the likelihood is they will not perceive themselves as British. I also think there was an Irish authors/books challenge last year so perhaps they can be read for that. Will you let me know the authors that shouldn't be counted? Thanks

Melissa, thanks!

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Love your list Becky. I'll have to do more research...I need to add to my list :)

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Wow, you compiled a great list! I'm looking forward to the reviews already!

Willa said...

This is such a cool challenge! I willl have to consider a bit but I think I will sign up! For now, I will start by being your newest follower :-)

Pisinat said...

Great list! Some of these books will probably be on my list too (Incarceron, The declaration in particular :)) (I'm not sure of my list so far ^^)

Becky said...

Michelle, hope you find some great books.

Irena, thanks!

Willa, welcome to The Bookette!

Pisinat, I still can't believe that I haven't read The Declaration. I've had a copy for ages.

Lauren said...

Interesting list - Incarceron is frankly amazing, and I thought Shadow Web was really unique and interesting. I should probably add some older titles to my list.

asamum said...

I will have to add The Returners as I have a library copy. I will take my irish authors off my list *sigh* Bye Derek Landy and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Hannah Mariska said...

Cool - its always good to hear about British writers!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Good luck with your challenge! There are a few on there that I have had my eye on, especially Incarceron. I've been meaning to read that one. A lot of my students really enjoyed it. I look forward to your reviews!

Clover said...

Ooh. You've given me lots of great ideas to add to my list! Will be typing it up soon so I can join with this one..

Rebecca-Books said...

Oh I've read Shadow Web and The Declaration before.
They are both equally good. :)

theincrediblebookeatinggirl said...

WE is flippin fantastic. A rare teen sci-fi novel.


Luisa at Chicklish said...

Don't Ask is brilliant, and so are all the other books by Hilary Freeman!