Monday, October 4, 2010

Typically British Reading Challenge 2010

Yes, I know it's October.  Yes, I am well aware that 2010 is slightly over seventy-five percent complete.  I just found this challenge, though.  I simply can not resist participating.  I adore books that are set in Britain.  I adore most of the British authors whom I have read.  So yes, I am going to take this challenge on.  I'm not certain how many British authors I'll read by the end of the year but I'll have fun doing this.

If you're so inclined to share - who is/are your favorite British author(s)?

Here is the original post from Book Chick City if you want to jump in late, as well:

Timeline: 1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.


1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

2. There are four levels:
• "Put The Kettle On" – Read 2 Typically British novels.

• "Gordon Bennett" – Read 4 Typically British novels.

• "Bob's Your Uncle" – Read 6 Typically British novels.

• "Cream Crackered" – Read 8 Typically British novels.

3. Any book format counts. Must be fiction not non-fiction.

4. You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone!

5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges.

6. If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the link I have set up below with the button to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.

7. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.

8. There will be a place for you to link your reviews, but this is optional.

9. Obviously only British authors count!


  1. You are on a roll Sheery, you are making my head spin! My favorite British authors are Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde, who's Irish really but his plays are very, very English and always make me laugh out loud, I love his humor. 'The picture of Dorian Gray' is an amazing story.

  2. I love British authors as well - Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Jane Austen (my favorite), Joanne Harris, Maeve Binchy, Rosamunde Pilcher, Peter Mayle (although his books are set in France), Alexander McCall Smith (born in South Africa, but lives in Scotland), Frederick Forsyth, John LeCarre - oh, too many to list! I think my to-be-read list is too long this year, but it would be fun to do a British reading challenge next year. See you at the Read-a-Thon Saturday! Oh, and of course, Shakespeare!!