Round up of British Book Challenge 2013

I can’t believe it’s been a year, since I accepted the challenge to read 12 books by a British author. I’ve absolutely loved discovering new British authors this year. I’m definitely going to continue the challenge next year. We have far too many brilliant authors in the UK, that deserve much more recognition.

Here are the British Authors I’ve discovered this year, complete with a link to my review!

Here’s to discovering new British Authors in 2014 and continuing to support UK writers!

Note To Self


How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Diversion Books


In a world where technology controls everything, sometimes your own handwriting is the only thing you can trust.

Richard Henley is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, but when he finds strange notes in his own handwriting warning that someone is trying to kill him, he is sent on a journey to places he never knew existed. With an ominous and all-powerful organisation on his trail, his only hope is to trust unexpected allies, take control of his life, and uncover the truth about what happened to the girl he loved twenty years ago. A darkly humorous commentary on our app-obsessed culture, if Richard can stay alive, his world will never be the same again.


This is a book that drew me in with the synopsis. I was incredibly intrigued. I’m glad I requested it because I thought Note To Self is an incredibly easy to read, well written book. It’s unfortunately another book I don’t want to say too much about, because I don’t want to ruin the reading experience for anyone else!

I thought the plot was fast-paced and interesting. I was confused for a lot of the book, but confused in a good way. I desperately wanted to know what was going on.

I thought the characters were well developed and three dimensional, they were believable despite the crazy things going on. Not all of them are likeable, but this just added to my experience reading the story. I loved to hate the nasty characters.

This book is science fiction, but if you’re not a fan of the genre, then please don’t be put off by it. It does include science, but it’s written in a way which is incredibly interesting and easy to read. I’m not a massive fan of science-y things, but when they’re written well, like in this book, I find it to be incredibly thought-provoking.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Songs of Willow Frost- Jamie Ford