British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

No Going Back


How did I get it?:
Received from Templar Publishing, many thanks to them!


Teenager Laura gets the shock of her life when she moves to rural Derbyshire and finds the ghost of her dead father in her grandmother’s home. At first Laura is overjoyed to see him, but as time passes she begins to wonder why her dad is finding it so difficult to move on, and why her mother still refuses to talk about his death.

What is the secret that has been kept from her for all these years?


I received this book via Hot Key Books so many thanks to them for sending me a copy of No Going Back. It was an incredibly sweet read which didn’t take long to devour at all.

The plot of No Going Back centres around fourteen year old Laura. She moves with her mother to look after her grandmother, after her grandmother becomes unwell. Laura’s father died when she was young. Laura gets a visit from her grandfather in a very unusual way.

I thought No Going Back was a moving story. The author dealt with the issues involved in the book in a very realistic manner. The plot wasn’t as fast-paced as I expected, but I did feel immersed in Laura’s story. The interactions with Laura and her father were emotional. Laura as a character is a young and bright character. At times she could be a little selfish, but this was to be expected giving what had happened to her. Laura’s father was completely different to her mother. It was interesting to read about the different family dynamics especially Laura’s Grandmother who was developed beautifully over the course of the story.

This book really makes you think about loss and deals with it in such a realistic and easy to read way! Well worth taking a look at!

Would I recommend it?:

A very sweet tale of grief. Worth reading!

WWW Wednesday #95

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

What are you currently reading?


I’m halfway through No Going Back by Alex Gutteridge. This book is a moving story about family, love and loss. I’m very much enjoying it, but haven’t had much time to sit and finish it!

What did you recently finish reading?


I recently finished Trust Games by Simon Packham. This book was enjoyable, but predictable. I shall hopefully have a review of this book up soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?


Next up for me is Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. I’ve heard some good things about this book, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!

What are you reading this week? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or leave a link to your post! Happy Reading 😀