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Thursday, 1 September 2011

BBC: September Review Link Up

Well, it's official: I am rubbish at my own challenge. I just haven't been reading British books. I just checked Goodreads and the last time I finished a British book was on July 31st. I can't think what to say about this other than it is a shame. In August I was in the mood for fantasy novels and the ones that I owned or were sent for review were by American authors. So I conclude I need to be recommended some great YA/ adult high or urban fantasy cross over titles by British authors. Ideas in the comments, please?!

In September I will aim to read at least one British book. Surely if I keep the goal small I will be able to destroy it and read many more. *Fingers crossed*

While I'm here, I'm going to give a huge shoutout to Kirsty who has now read 50, yes you read that right, 50 British books. You can find her blog here.

The August prize draw winner was Rebecca Books for her review of Morris Gleiztman's Once. Congrats! I will contact you so I can get Girl, Missing winging it's way to you.

The September prize is going to be The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. Why? Because I love this series and it's nice to have a pre-teen book as a prize for a change.

Let's linky up. Let's make September a jolly good month. Oh and anyone else have that shiny new pencil case feeling? It's back to school on Monday...


Rebecca-Books said...

Oh hey, thanks!
I was just about to post another review when I suddenly saw my name :)

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

First, I would like to say that I have been enjoying this challenge.
Second, I read the directions all wrong and linked my reviews to my original post, but didn't linky them up back here...that being said, I've linked up the original book challenge post...if you scroll about 1/2 down you find the links for my British Book Challenge reviews (i thought that would be easier than taking up space posting them all in the month of September). i am so sorry for the error on my part, please tell me if i need to do anything else. i'll post the rest of my reviews in their proper month again sorry for the confusion and...i like the new look of your blog. my reviews are for:

Little Bee (The Other Hand) by Chris Cleave
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Limitless (The Dark Fields) by Alan Glynn
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
One Day by David Nicholl
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Sarah said...

Well done to Kirsty for reading 50 books already! I think I've done 44 now though so I'm not too far behind her :o)

I've been trying to come up with ideas for you for fantasy stories by British authors Becky. Have you read any of Terry Pratchet's Discworld series? I love the Tiffany Aching books if you fancy YA & the rest of the series is very good if you fancy adult. Or you could read his stand alone book Nation which is also YA. Have you read Curtis Jobling's Wereworld series? Loved the first one & will be reading the second one soon hopefully. Or Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw which was also very good, I must read Blackwatch soon! Or how about re-visiting an old favourite and re-reading the Harry Potter books?

I'm sure you've probably read most of those already but hopefully there is something there that you haven't tried yet :o)

Phanee said...

I have been failing abysmally these past few months. For some reason, none of the books I am reading are by British Authors...!

But at last!! I have a book to add to the linky this month!!

Oh, and congrats Kirsty and Sarah for reading so many books already! I've read 25! :)