Thursday, 19 February 2015
Challenge Sign Up: British Books Challenge 2015
Today is my day for signing up to challenges as part of getting back into blogging. As with The Flights of Fantasy challenge I wanted to choose challenges which weren't too restrictive and which would cover books I definitely wanted to read/books I already had on my shelf waiting for me to pick up.
The British Books Challenge is hosted by Fluttering Butterflies and sets participants the task of reading 12 books by British authors in 2015. I've been wanting to read more UKYA (I think I have failed badly at this in the past) and also have a lot of adult books - like all of Dorothy Dunnett's historicals - which I've been wanting to get to.
I'm not going to do a full list of 12, as there are bound to be new books that I grab, but on the list at the moment are:
- Anything by Dorothy Dunnett. I'd love to finish The Lymond Chronicles at least but that is a huge undertaking.
- Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens (I loved Murder Most Unladylike and will review that soon).
- The UKYA books I've bought so far in 2015: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury; The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell; and Me & Mr J by Rachel McIntyre because seriously I need to get on top of my buying to reading ratio
- Darkness Hidden and Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (with a reread of The Night Itself)
There are others, and I will update this post and my 2015 Challenges page as I read and review.