British Books Challenge 2015

I might as well start off a New Year and a New Blog with a New Challenge.

Cue the British Books Challenge 2015.

For those who don’t know, the challenge is to read and review 12 books by British authors throughout 2015. If you’d like to sign up then just go here.

I haven’t really decided what books I’m going to read yet, but it sounded like a good challenge to support and get me started.

January Reviews

Brilliance of the Moon (Lian Hearn) – Last in the trilogy I started in 2014
Watersmeet (Rachel Cotterill)
The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms – (Julia Suzuki)
The Harsh Cry of the Heron  (Lian Hearn) – The sequel to the Tales of the Otori
Love Hurts – (Malorie Blackman and more)
It’s the End of the World As We Know It – (Saci Lloyd)
The Last Leaves Falling – (Sarah Benwell)

February Reviews


The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Melinda Salisbury)
The Drowning (Rachel Ward)
Water Born (Rachel Ward)
Frozen Charlotte (Alex Bell)
Unspeakable (Abbie Rushton)
A Monster Calls  (Patrick Ness)

March Reviews


Hansel & Gretel (Neil Gaiman)
Sleepless (Lou Morgan)
James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
Say Her Name (James Dawson)
More Than This (Patrick Ness)
Only Ever Yours (Louise O’Neill)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)

April Reviews


Flesh and Blood (Simon Cheshire)

Some golden oldies I’m aiming to read:

The Echorium Sequence (Katherine Roberts) – A trilogy, so that’s technically three books!
The Borrible Trilogy (Michael de Larrabeiti) – Yes, I’m a sucker for trilogies.
Pirates! (Celia Rees) – An old favourite I’m excited to rediscover.
The Sophie books (Dick King-Smith) – I loved these books so much when I was younger

And then for some newbies (for me, at least):



The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness) – I loved the Chaos Walking books so much.
Finding Jennifer Jones  (Anne Cassidy) – Finally get to catch up on what’s happened since Looking for JJ.
Stardust (Neil Gaiman) – It’s been on my reading list since I got it Christmas 2013.
Hansel and Gretel (Neil Gaiman) – A Christmas present from 2015.
A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) – Another Patrick Ness I got as Christmas present.
Witch Child (Celia Rees) – My sister just passed this down to me.
Any Malorie Blackman that I’ve not read. I know there’s a lot to catch up on since the Naughts and Crosses series and this seems like the ideal time to get round to it!

I shall leave it there for now, but I shall be sure to add to it when more spring to mind. Good luck to anyone else taking part, I look forward to the reviews!