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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Typically British Reading Challenge 2010

***Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post here.***

Dates:
1 January to 31 December 2010
Hosted by: Book Chick City

Guidelines:
  • The challenge is to read a set number of fiction books by British authors.
  • Challenge begins January 1, 2010. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
  • You don't have to make a list of books to read - just choose as you go. Or, if you do make a list, it can be changed at any time.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • There will be a place to link your reviews, but reviews aren't mandatory.
Levels of Participation:
  1. "Put the Kettle On" - Read 2 books
  2. "Gordon Bennett" - Read 4 books
  3. "Bob's Your Uncle" - Read 6 books
  4. "Cream Crackered" - Read 8 books

See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the challenge announcement page here.
See the challenge review page here.

I'm signing up for Level 4 ("Cream Crackered") - read 8 books.

MY READING LIST (subject to change):
  1. The Raphael Affair. Iain Pears [see review]
  2. The Island of Dr. Moreau. H.G. Wells [see review]
  3. The Brontes Went to Woolworths. Rachel Ferguson [see review]
  4. Heresy. S.J. Parris [Review to come]
  5. The Inheritance. Simon Tolkien [see review]
  6. Cards on the Table. Agatha Christie [see review]
  7. Animal Farm. George Orwell [Review to come]
  8. The Thirty-nine Steps. John Buchan [see review]

Other Possibilities:
According to Mark. Penelope Lively
Afternoon of a Good Woman. Nina Bawden
All Passion Spent. Vita Sackville-West
The Ballad of Peckham Rye. Muriel Spark
The Black Prince.
Iris Murdoch
The Camomile Lawn.
Mary Wesley
Circles of Deceit. Nina Bawden
The Comforters.
Muriel Spark
Consequences.
Penelope Lively
The Driver's Seat. Muriel Spark
Family Album. Penelope Lively
Family Money. Nina Bawden
The Finishing School. Muriel Spark
The Go-Between. L.P. Hartley
The Heat of the Day. Elizabeth Bowen
Heat Wave. Penelope Lively
Judgment Day. Penelope Lively
Jumping the Queue. Mary Wesley
The Mandelbaum Gate. Muriel Spark
The Moonstone. Wilkie Collins
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. Elizabeth Taylor
Murder Must Advertise. Dorothy L. Sayers
The Public Image. Muriel Spark
The Road to Lichfield. Penelope Lively
The Sea, The Sea. Iris Murdoch
Treasures of Time. Penelope Lively
The Virgin in the Garden. A.S. Byatt
Symposium. Muriel Spark
In Chancery (Forstye Saga, book 2). John Galsworthy
To Let (Forsyte Saga, book 3). John Galsworthy
Mrs. McGinty's Dead. Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary. Agatha Christie
Good Morning, Midnight. Jean Rhys
The Years. Virginia Woolf
The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt
Afternoon Men. Anthony Powell
Travels With My Aunt. Graham Greene
Party Going. Henry Green

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