British Book Challenge 2017

I have decided that since I own over 500 books its about bloody time I stepped my game up again in terms of my reading pace. At university I managed around 6 books and over 20 critics/poems a week and now I have no idea how I managed that.

So I have been trawling the tinterweb to try and find book clubs/groups/challenges to help motivate me and ensure that I pick up my reading pace. This was helped along by the fact that the renewal for this website came out of my bank account, nothing is a bigger kick than your Yorkshire husband complaining “how much?!” for something you are paying for but not using. Also the fact that i’m a stubborn cow and refuse to give up something just because it costs money…

So I am officially signing up for the British Book Challenge! It is being run this year by Chelle from Tales of Yesterday, and her blog is awesome – I have definitely stolen a few ideas and titles from her page!

To find out more about this challenge go take a peek here.

Right! I am going to try and do my best to do a mix of old and new books, there are quite a few classics which as an graduate of English I should be ashamed that I haven’t read yet. I also have quite a few new books which are starting to gather dust on my shelves.

(Also who knew how difficult it was to find out if a book was published in Britain/British Author!)

Right so heres a list of books that I am hoping to tick off my list in 2017!

  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf – Read and reviewed here
  • Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Dreamsnatcher – Abi Elphinstone
  • Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard
  • A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  • The Lost Soldier – Diney Costeloe

Oh and i’ve just realised I only own one of those so off to the OXFAM shop I go to see if I can find them cheap… If not Amazon will have to do I suppose…

My read list to date –

  1. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    • For The Fat Girl’s review click here
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
  2. Escape by Kate Cann
    • For The Fat Girl’s review click here
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
  3. Gilded Cage by Vic James
    • For The Fat Girl’s review click here
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
  4. Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson
    • For The Fat Girl’s review click here
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
  5. After You by Jojo Moyes
    • The Fat Girl’s review to come shortly
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
  6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
    • The Fat Girl’s review to come shortly
    • For Goodreads reviews click here
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