British Books Challenge 2014 – The Round Up

Published January 5, 2015 by bibliobeth

Goodbye 2014! This was the second year I participated in the British Books Challenge and here’s a list of everything I read complete with review:

In Winter The Sky – Jon McGregor

The Blue Lenses – Daphne Du Maurier

The Flavours of Love – Dorothy Koomson

Black Dust – Graham Joyce

Marriage Material – Sathnam Sanghera

The Twins – Saskia Sarginson

The Long Weekend, A Social History of Great Britain 1918-1939 – Robert Graves and Alan Hodge

Who Framed Klaris Cliff – Nikki Sheehan

Storm and Stone – Joss Stirling

Foreign Fruit – Jojo Moyes

Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

Ghosts by John Harvey

The Lewis Man by Peter May

Talking About Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty with Chrissi

The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes

The Jewel In The Crown – Paul Scott

The Chessmen – Peter May

Of Mothers and Little People – Lucy Wood

A Room Full of Chocolate – Jane Elson

A Commonplace Killing – Sian Busby

The White Princess – Philippa Gregory

The Fortune Hunter – Daisy Goodwin

Dangerous Girls – Abigail Haas

A Case of Identity by Arthur Conan Doyle from the collection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis

Bees by Sarah Hall from the collection The Beautiful Indifference

Entry Island – Peter May

The Ascent of Woman – Melanie Phillips

She Was Looking For This Coat – Jon McGregor

Sheltering Rain – Jojo Moyes

Longbourn – Jo Baker

The Science Magpie – Simon Flynn

Cruel Summer – James Dawson

Ganymede by Daphne du Maurier

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

Say Her Name – James Dawson

Xenos Beach by Graham Joyce

Down Among The Gods – Kate Thompson

That Dark Remembered Day – Tom Vowler

Heart Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Undone – Cat Clarke

Malvern Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro

An Officer And A Spy – Robert Harris

The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness

The Lie – Helen Dunmore

Echo Boy – Matt Haig

Ghosts With Teeth – Peter Crowther

Hollow Pike – James Dawson

Eeny Meeny – M.J. Arlidge

The Madness – Alison Rattle

Shadows On The Moon – Zoe Marriott

The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde

Before We Met – Lucie Whitehouse

The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey

Mad About You – Sinead Moriarty

Lights In Other People’s Houses – Lucy Wood

The Ship Of Brides – Jojo Moyes

Daughter – Jane Shemilt

The Boscombe Valley Mystery – Arthur Conan Doyle

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery – Henry Marsh

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North

Swallows And Amazons – Arthur Ransome

The Agency – Sarah Hall

The Shock Of The Fall – Nathan Filer

The Vanishing Witch – Karen Maitland

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley – Ben Davis

Looking Up Vagina – Jon McGregor

Season To Taste Or How To Eat Your Husband – Natalie Young

The Pool by Daphne du Maurier

Partial Eclipse by Graham Joyce

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

Someone Else’s Skin – Sarah Hilary

Nocturne – Kazuo Ishiguro

How To Build A Girl – Caitlin Moran

The Memory Book – Rowan Coleman

The Common Enemy – Natasha Cooper

Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

So that makes it 80 British Books read for 2014 just one less than last year. Highlights have to be discovering the wonderful Patrick Ness, finding the perfect short stories from Natasha Cooper and Daphne du Maurier and realising that I’m quite in love with YA fiction. Why did it take me so long to read Malorie Blackman? Here’s to 2015, I can’t wait to see what goodies I find this year.

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