Thursday, 20 December 2012

The British Book Challenge 2013


I am definitely signing up for this challenge but rather than attempt to put it in my words, here is Sarah's description of the challenge. Sarah runs the very successful blog Feeling Fictional and is one of my lovely blogging friends - she will be taking over the baton from Kirsty and hosting the challenge this year. 
 The BBC is a reading challenge that was created by Becky from The Bookette in 2011 as a way to encourage people to read more books by British authors. The challenge was taken over by Kirsty at The Overflowing Library for 2012 and this year it's my turn.

The books can be in print or out. Old or new titles. They can be from any genre and for any age range. Becky and Kirsty's blogs both focus on YA books but I read a mixture of adult and YA so you can expect to see reviews of both on my blog. Obviously it's entirely up to you if you want to read adult, YA or children's novels - or a mixture of all three!


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. As prize packs are mainly being sponsored by British publishers I'm afraid that some of the prizes will only be available for UK participants but I hope that international bloggers will still take part. I will try to host a couple of international giveaways throughout the year but it will depend on finances and whether I can afford postage costs for sending out the books.

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Doesn't it sound brilliant! 
Here are a few of the books I aim to read this year by UK authors:
Undone by Cat Clarke
Night School Legacy by CJ Daugherty
A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
Infinite Sky by CJ. Flood.
And many many more.

This will be my post link page for the challenge and will be added to my side bar. 
If you would like to take part in this challenge too, then please click here. 

My reviews for this challenge.

1) Broken by A.E. Rought
2) Black Spring by Alison Croggon
3) Ketchup Clouds by Annabelle Pitcher

7 comments:

  1. Well, I think a book challenge might be jusst the thing my preciousss. Starting with the Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein. :-) Will go and try to sign up...

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  2. I think I might try again next year for this - I started last year but somehow managed to loose track - oops!

    Will sign up over the weekend :)

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  3. This is the one challenge I do every year! :)

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  4. This sounds like a great challenge! Think I'll join!

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  5. Hi Viv, I'm very late getting around to visiting everybodys sign up posts but I wanted to say welcome to the challenge and I hope you enjoy taking part :o)

    I'm looking forward to reading your reviews! I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I'm afraid that Alison Croggon is Australian and AE Rought is American so neither of them count towards the challenge. I'm looking forward to reading their books though! I loved Ketchup Clouds too, have you read My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece? Annabel Pitcher is such an incredible writer :o)

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