British Books Challenge 2018


Hello everyone and welcome to one of my favourite challenges – The British Books Challenge which I have been participating in for quite some time now. This year it continues to be hosted by the lovely Michelle over at Tales of Yesterday – to find out more information and to sign up yourself please visit her page HERE.

The British Books Challenge is about supporting the work of British authors and the aim is to read twelve books a year (one a month). I’ve had great success with this in the past and I’m hoping to have another brilliant year reading fiction/non-fiction from our talented British authors. Please see below for my reviews of any British Books I have read so far, which I will continue to update as and when I finish them.

The Keeper Of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan

The Missing Girl – Jenny Quintana

In Search Of Solace – Emily Mackie

Which Reminded Her, Later – Jon McGregor

The Haunting – Alex Bell

Books And Roses – Helen Oyeyemi

Crimes Against Magic – Steve McHugh

The Apple Tree – Daphne du Maurier

How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

Six Stories (Six Stories #1) – Matt Wesolowski

Hydra – Matt Wesolowski

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis

The Tidal Zone – Sarah Moss

The Child – Fiona Barton

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – Neil Gaiman

The Coffin Path – Katherine Clements

Come A Little Closer – Rachel Abbott

Anatomy Of A Scandal – Sarah Vaughan

The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan

The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Why The Yew Tree Lives So Long – Kate Mosse

The Child’s Problem – Reggie Oliver

Another Day In The Death Of America – Gary Younge

The Witchfinder’s Sister – Beth Underdown

The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) – Alan Bradley

I Once Knew A Poem Who Wore A Hat – Emma Purshouse and Catherine Pascall Moore

Come And Find Me (DI Marnie Rome #5) – Sarah Hilary

The Girl Of Ink And Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night – Jen Campbell

Hideous Creatures – S.E. Lister

Into The Trees – Robert Williams

Charlotte Bronte – A Life – Claire Harman

Close To Home – Cara Hunter

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

Drift Stumble Fall – M. Jonathan Lee

Bookworm: A Memoir Of Childhood Reading – Lucy Mangan

Four Hundred Rabbits – Simon Levack

Ratburger – David Walliams

The Pursuit Of Ordinary – Nigel Jay Cooper

Stranger In My Heart – Mary Monro

Our Kind Of Cruelty – Araminta Hall

H Is For Hawk – Helen Macdonald

The Wildflowers – Harriet Evans

The Coincidence Of The Arts – Martin Amis

The Sealwoman’s Gift – Sally Magnusson

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Blood And Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klause

Fault Lines – Doug Johnstone

F*** You Very Much: The Surprising Truth About Why People Are So Rude – Danny Wallace

Days Of Wonder – Keith Stuart

The Log House – Baylea Hart

A Dead American In Paris – Seth Lynch

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

I Never Lie – Jody Sabral

Tamar – Mal Peet

Scribbles In The Margins – Daniel Gray

The Sapphire Widow – Dinah Jefferies

Love And Death In Shanghai – Elizabeth J. Hall

Persons Unknown – Susie Steiner

The Last Banquet – Jonathan Grimwood

Some Drolls Are Like That And Some Are Like This – Lucy Wood

Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris

The Swan Kingdom – Zoe Marriott

The Drowning – Rachel Ward

Follow Me Down – Tanya Byrne

Shtum – Jem Lester

Do No Harm – L V Hay

In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley #2) – Cara Hunter

How Not To Disappear – Clare Furniss

The Party – Elizabeth Day

The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter

Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens

The Underhouse – Gerard Woodward

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Pride And Prejudice Manga Classics – Jane Austen

Lighter Than My Shadow – Katie Green

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Last Letter Home – Rachel Hore

The Liar’s Room – Simon Lelic

Tin Man – Sarah Winman

The Gender Games – Juno Dawson

The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

The Adventure Of The Copper Beeches – Arthur Conan Doyle

This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor – Adam Kay

You Me Everything – Catherine Isaac

Doll House – Ashley Lister

Two O’Clock Boy (DI Ray Drake #1) – Mark Hill

The Lion Tamer Who Lost – Louise Beech

After He Died – Michael J. Malone

It’s All In Your Head: True Stories Of Imaginary Illness – Suzanne O’Sullivan

The Art Of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death – Maggie O’Farrell

My Mother’s Wedding – Tessa Hadley

Three Things About Elsie – Joanna Cannon

Admissions: A Life In Brain Surgery – Henry Marsh

Nightbirds On Nantucket (The Wolves Chronicles #3) – Joan Aiken

The Innocent Wife – Amy Lloyd

The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths

Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel – Malorie Blackman

Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes – Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette – Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth

One More Chance – Lucy Ayrton

And So It Begins – Rachel Abbott

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales – Oliver Sacks

Good Samaritans – Will Carver

The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Attend – West Camel

Time Travelling With A Hamster – Ross Welford

An Act Of Silence – Colette McBeth

Elmet – Fiona Mozley

The Cactus – Sarah Haywood

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