British Books Challenge 2013 – Round Up

Published January 7, 2014 by bibliobeth

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Goodbye 2013! I’m quite pleased with the amount of British books that I read last year, here they all are with links to my reviews.

Jasmine Nights – Julia Gregson

Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead – Paula Byrne

Gold – Chris Cleave

The Glass Room – Simon Mawer

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Black Mischief – Evelyn Waugh

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

The Dark Winter – David Mark

The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley

Eloise – Judy Finnigan

Corpalism – Arun D. Ellis

Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

Eve Green – Susan Fletcher

The Fever Tree – Jennifer McVeigh

Entangled – Cat Clarke

Bright Young Things – Scarlett Thomas

The Palace of Curiosities – Rosie Garland

Netsuke Nation – Jonathan Magonet

Churchill’s Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made – Richard Toye

The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

Elijah’s Mermaid – Essie Fox

Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939 – Virginia Nicholson

Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

Mrs Robinsons Disgrace – Kate Summerscale

A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle

The Bloody Chamber and other stories – Angela Carter

The Falcons of Fire and Ice – Karen Maitland

The Quietness – Alison Rattle

Stig of the Dump – Clive King

Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor – Adrian Fort

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things – Paula Byrne

Skios – Michael Frayn

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

These Foolish Things/The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Deborah Moggach

And Did Those Feet – Charlie Connelly

The Girl You Left Behind – Jojo Moyes

Idiopathy – Sam Byers

Close My Eyes – Sophie McKenzie

The Bone Dragon – Alexia Casale

The Slaves of Solitude – Patrick Hamilton

Dear Lupin: Letters to a Wayward Son – Charlie and Roger Mortimer

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton – S.G. MacLean

Buddha Da – Anne Donovan

A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Natural Causes – James Oswald

Possession – A.S. Byatt

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

The Bolter: Edwardian Heartbreak and High Society Scandal in Kenya – Frances Osborne

Torn – Cat Clarke

Flesh House – Stuart MacBride

A Child of the Jago – Arthur Morrison

The Sea Change – Joanna Rossiter

My Dear I Wanted To Tell You – Louisa Young

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky – Simon Mawer

Cross My Heart: And Hope To Live – Carmen Reid

1984 – George Orwell

Walking Home – Simon Armitage

The Ice House – Nina Bawden

Tell Me Who I Am – Alex and Marcus Lewis with Joanna Hodgkin

The Sea Sisters – Lucy Clarke

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

NW – Zadie Smith

The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare

The Humans – Matt Haig

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

Voyage In The Dark – Jean Rhys

Mr E. Morse BA OXon (Failed) – Colin Dexter

The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle

One Step Too Far – Tina Seskis

Heartbreak Hotel – Deborah Moggach

Kiss Me First – Lottie Moggach

The Killing – David Hewson

Never Coming Back – Tim Weaver

Northern Lights/The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

A Month in the Country – J.L. Carr

The Red-Headed League – Arthur Conan Doyle

The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall from the collection The Beautiful Indifference

The Village In The Jungle – Leonard Woolf

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

So that makes 81 British books read over the year. I’ve found some great new authors and re-visited some old classics which has been brilliant. I’m looking forward to carrying on this challenge in 2014!

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