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English teacher interested in language and culture, and also in fiction using magic, myth, folklore and the supernatural. Now teaching part-time in a Leicester Upper School (ages 14-19) and also writing for children, teens and teachers.

British Books Challenge 2013

I've really enjoyed taking part in the British Books Challenge for the last two years, so I'm signing up again for 2013. This year it's being hosted by Sarah at Feeling Fictional, but the basic challenge remains the same: to read and review at least 12 books by British authors. I managed 43 last year, out of the 100 books I read in the year (of which I reviewed 72 overall on the blog). Dare I go for 50 this year? My Goodreads target for 2013 is 100 books (same as 2012), so can I make half the books I read, and potentially two thirds of those I review, British? Let's see...

This is the list of books I plan to read in 2013 and review here (to be updated as time goes on):

  1. Operation Eiffel Tower by Elen Caldecott
  2. North of Nowehere by Liz Kessler
  3. Hold On by Alan Gibbons
  4. Siege by Sarah Mussi
  5. A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
  6. The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
  7. OMG! is this Actually my Life? by Rae Earl
  8. Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins
  9. Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran
  10. The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins
  11. The Witching Hour by Sara Grant
  12. Flying High by Sara Grant
  13. The Retribution by Val McDermid
  14. The Night Rainbow by Claire King
  15. The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper
  16. The Ghostly Guinea Pig (Mariella Mysteries 1) by Kate Pankhurst
  17. Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  18. The Great Ice-Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott
  19. The Fate in the Box by Michelle Lovric
  20. Acid by Emma Pass
  21. Wolfsbane by Gillian Philip
  22. Unrest by Michelle Harrison
  23. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
  24. Almost True by Keren David
  25. Another Life by Keren David
  26. The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth, welcome to the BBC again in 2013! I hope you enjoy it as much this year as you have previously :o)


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