Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Great British Books Challenge 2011

Some of you may already read The Bookette's blog.  If you don't I'm delighted to introduce you. Becky, meet Scribble City Central--Scribble City Central meet Becky.  See what a polite blog I run!
Here are three crucial Bookette facts:
  1. She's a UK school librarian (librarians are FAB!)
  2. She's addicted to YA books and reading in general. (And who here isn't?)
  3. She drinks A LOT of tea.  (Tea is the Elixir of Life to us Brits).
and here she is:

And now Bookette Becky has set up a booky challenge for us booky bloggers.  I like a good challenge, so I signed up at once to her
All I have to do is read and review ONE book by a British author once a month, thus equalling 12 books in the year.  How hard can that be?  So come January, look out for the first of my reviews.  I'm going to start by considering Marcus Sedgwick's vampire book, My Swordhand is Singing,

and then move on to John Dickinson's foray into sci-fi thrillerdom, WE.  After that, you'll have to wait and see, because I don't yet know what delicious YA and children's book Britishness awaits me next year. 
It's going to be fun, and I'm hoping to have some nice surprises for you...not saying any more than that now.  Possess your souls in patience, Lovely Readers!


Katherine Langrish said...

WE is a fantastic book! Look forward to your review!!!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

How exciting! I do hope you will include my little tome!

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Loved Mr S's take on vampirism - happily before they got all silly and sparkly!

Lucy Coats said...

Glad you are pleased with my choices, Kath and Nicky. These are two I can't wait to read.

Prodigal T--am only reviewing YA and children's here, but your book definitely sounds like the kind of thing I'd enjoy in my 'adult' life, so will go off and look it up.

Becky said...

I have WE on my pile of books to read for the challenge too. I have read Swordhand. I am quite a fan of Marcus Sedgwick but it isn't my favourite of his books. I prefer Blood Red Snow Red.

Thanks so much for signing up to the challenge Lucy. I am delighted that an author is taking part. Best of luck with the challenge!

Jan Markley said...

That's a great idea, we should do that here in Canada!

Jo Treggiari said...

Wow- My swordhand is singing sounds amazing! So glad you're doing this Lucy. I'll rely on you to root out some new Brit YA wonderfulness for me.

Dawn Kurtagich said...

What a fantastic idea!

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