>Typically British Reading Challenge 2010


Typically British Banner I just realise that I have not read enough British authors/books this year but I’ve just started Martin Edwards’ The Coffin Trail. Therefore I thought it might be a good idea to join this challenge hosted by Book Chick City. This Challenge runs from Jan 1st to Dec 31st, 2010. Only books started on January 1st counts and 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.

Any book format counts. Must be fiction not non-fiction. As always I will voluntarily restricted myself to crime fiction books. And since I have in my TBR pile Barbara Vine’s The Birthday Present it should not all that difficult to reach the first level before December 31st. Anyhow my goal is to read at least 6 books and reach the third level. It would be nice if I can choose two authors from Wales, Scotland and England.

Your suggestions will be taken into consideration and they are more than welcome.

6 thoughts on “>Typically British Reading Challenge 2010”

  1. >For England I would concur with Kerrie and suggest THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths. Or you could try Belinda Bauer's BLACKLANDS or Simon Lelic's RUPTURE (also published as A THOUSAND CUTS) all of those were excellent. All of these are debut authors.For Scotland have you tried any of Denise Mina's books – I read GARNETHILL last year and loved it. Or perhaps you might like Caro Ramsay's ABSOLUTION or SINGING TO THE DEAD or you could start Ann Cleeves' Shetland quartet (starts with RAVEN BLACK)I can't think of any Welsh novels off the top of my head

  2. >Jose Ignacio – Oh, I'm glad you've started The Coffin Trail. I think you'll like it very much. And I agree completely about Denise Mina. I wish you well with this challenge, and I'm sure you'll finish your books in no time.

  3. >Kerrie thanks for your suggestion. Only problem is that I have already selected two English authors, but I will take Griffiths into account, regardless of any challenge.Bernadette, thanks for reminding me that I have also Raven Black in my TBR pile. Again I´ll take also due note of your advise.

  4. >Jose Ignacio, you could continue the Lake District series by Martin Edwards with The Arsenic Labyrinth which I really enjoyed. It is the typical English detective story brought right up to date.Or you also might like to try the brilliant Troy series by John Lawton.

  5. >Excellent choices to begin with. I reviewed my first book from Wales today; very funny. It is harder to select ONE Scottish, but my favourite writers are Val McDermid (her stand-alones) and Denise Mina´s Garnethill trilogy.

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