The British Books Challenge is hosted by Michelle at Tales of Yesterday. Find out more about it HERE.
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. I smashed it once again this year by reading 63 books by British Authors.
Here are 2017’s efforts!
- The One Memory of Flora Banks– Emily Barr
- Paper Butterflies– Lisa Heathfield
- We Come Apart– Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
- How Hard Can Love Be?– Holly Bourne
- Disclaimer– Renee Knight
- Margot & Me– Juno Dawson
- The Trouble With Goats and Sheep– Joanna Cannon
- The Witchfinder’s Sister– Beth Underdown
- London Belongs To Us– Sarra Manning
- The Cuckoo Sister– Vivian Alcock
- The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time– Mark Haddon
- The One– John Marrs
- Mad Girl– Bryony Gordon
- Lie With Me– Sabine Durrant
- Pilot Jane and The Runaway Plane– Caroline Baxter
- Fish Boy- Chloe Daykin
- Awful Auntie– David Walliams
- The Last Beginning- Lauren James
- Girlhood– Cat Clarke
- One Italian Summer- Keris Stainton
- Release- Patrick Ness
- Unboxed- Non Pratt
- Follow Me– Angela Clarke
- Watch Me– Angela Clarke
- Trust Me– Angela Clarke
- Truth Or Dare– Non Pratt
- I See You- Clare Mackintosh
- Blood Sisters– Jane Corry
- The Prime Minister’s Brain- Gillian Cross
- The Nearest Faraway Place– Hayley Long
- The Graces– Laure Eve
- Miss You– Kate Eberlen
- Damage– Eve Ainsworth
- Indigo Donut– Patrice Lawrence
- Gone Without A Trace– Mary Torjussen
- Her Husband’s Lover– Julia Crouch
- He Said/She Said– Erin Kelly
- Cartes Postales from Greece– Victoria Hislop
- Fortunately, The Milk– Neil Gaiman
- Good Me, Bad Me– Ali Land
- The Scarecrow Queen– Melinda Salisbury
- Charlotte Says– Alex Bell
- Close To Me– Amanda Reynolds
- Coraline- Neil Gaiman
- The House– Simon Lelic
- The Betrayals- Fiona Neill
- The Trophy Child– Paula Daly
- Saffy’s Angel– Hilary McKay
- Behind Closed Doors- B.A Paris
- No Virgin– Anne Cassidy
- No Shame– Anne Cassidy
- Then She Was Gone– Lisa Jewell
- The Treatment– C.L Taylor
- Letters From The Lighthouse– Emma Carroll
- Black Hearts In Battersea– Joan Aiken
- The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club- Alex Bell
- 13 Minutes– Sarah Pinborough
- The Hours Before Dawn– Celia Fremlin
- Noah Can’t Even– Simon James Green
- Witch Child- Celia Rees
- The Friend– Dorothy Koomson
- A Quiet Kind Of Thunder– Sara Barnard
- Finding Jennifer Jones– Anne Cassidy
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten new to me authors that I read in 2017.
As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!
I had been meaning to read this book for ages and 2017 was the year I finally got around to it. A stunning read!
I absolutely loved this unique read about a girl who could not speak due to her disability and found out about an awful crime.
This book divided me. I loved but hated it in parts!
I am excited to read more from B.A. Paris as I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
This wasn’t the ‘wow’ book that I wanted it to be, but it was still a decent read!
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. I do love a thriller though!
This book was such a good find! I was completely captivated by it.
A fabulously dark YA thriller!
Heather’s book was fabulous. It’s been on my radar for a while now. I’m glad I got around to it in 2017.
I can’t wait to read more from C.L Taylor. A very engaging read.
Who did you discover in 2017? Let me know. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! Happy New Year to all of you!
I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!
NOW– Damage– Eve Ainsworth– I decided to read this book before Heartless which was on my post last week. I decided to do this because it’s a short read that I hear is so powerful and I was in the mood for that!
THEN– The Graces– Laure Eve– I really enjoyed this book which centres around obsession and witchcraft!
NEXT– Heartless– Marissa Meyer– I MUST read this book next. It’s got to happen!
What are you reading this week? Let me know!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Everyone said the Graces were witches.
They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.
They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different.
All I had to do was show them that person was me.
Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?
I had heard so much about this book including hearing Laure Eve reading from it at a Faber event. Goodness knows why I’ve only just got around to it. It immediately gripped me and I finished it within a day!
It centres around three siblings (The Graces) who are incredibly intriguing to the rest of their peers and their town. Every single person wants to be seen with them. However, people are scared of them. There’s a rumour going around that they are a family of witches. River, our main protagonist, is really intrigued by The Graces. She’s determined to find out everything about them and become part of their gang, no matter what it takes…
I was immediately intrigued by this book. I found River to be an utterly fascinating character. I didn’t know what she was going to do next! I began to develop some mixed feelings about River, and I’m still not entirely sure what I make of her. I felt for her in the beginning and then she turned a little bit obsessive. I’m intrigued to see how River’s story continues… I liked getting to know The Graces through River’s eyes. They had their secrets and River got close enough to know more about them. The Graces were so interesting. I liked them more as the story progressed.
The Graces is about obsession. It’s got a slice of magic and witchcraft and even a little bit of romance. It’s not a flawless read and I found it a little slow at points, but I was still intrigued to see what was going to happen next. I’d definitely pick up the sequel too!
Would I recommend it?:
A wonderful page-turner. Super intriguing and well worth a read!
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!
Received from Hot Key Books
I absolutely love Juno’s writing, so I’m so intrigued to read this book. I aim to read it within the next week or so!
I do really want to read this book and I can’t believe that I haven’t yet, but I’m concerned that it’s such a beast at nearly 700 pages! A current almost 600 page read has taken me nearly a week as I’m so busy! I do intend to read it this year though.
I have been intrigued by this book by so long that it was time to pick up a copy. I hope to prioritise this book soon!
I love Cecelia Ahern and have heard such wonderful things about this book. It’s time to add it to my collection…
What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by. Happy Reading!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all about those releases in 2016 that we didn’t get around to (but fully intend to at some point!) There could be so many on this list…
Empire of Storms- Sarah J Maas-
I don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet. I have been enjoying this series! Hopefully this year!
Stars Above- Marissa Meyer
Here’s another one that I’m not sure why it’s not been on my radar!
Furthermore- Tahereh Mafi
I can’t wait to read more from Tahereh Mafi. I have heard this book is so good!
Replica- Lauren Oliver
I’ve found Lauren Oliver to be a little bit hit and miss, so I’m certainly intrigued by this story.
Firsts- Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
I’ve heard so many good things about this book. I must try and read it this year!
Wanderlost- Jen Malone
Like the sound of this one too. The simple cover really appeals to me.
Tell Me Three Things- Julie Buxbaum
I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but I still want to give it a go!
As I Descended- Robin Talley
I loved Robin’s debut and was a little let down by her follow up. I am intrigued to read this one though.
The Girls- Emma Cline
Another one that seemed to be everywhere last year.
The Graces- Laure Eve
LOVE the concept of this book. I’m not sure why I didn’t get around to it.
What did you not get around to in 2016? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!