1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010, fiction or non-fiction.
• "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.
My tbr list (8 books) with completed books highlighted or linked to reviews:
Black Swan Green**** by David Mitchell
So Many Ways to Begin**** by Jon McGregor
Mrs. Dalloway*** by Virginia Woolf
Blacklands***** by Belinda Bauer
The Outcast**** by Sadie Jones
The Blue Flower***** by Penelope Fitzgerald
Orlando***** by Virginia Woolf
Holiday**** by Stanley Middleton
Solar***by Ian McEwanEven the Dogs***** by Jon McGregor
Our Horses in Egypt***** by Rosalind Belben
As of Tuesday March 9, 2010, I'm officially "Cream-Crackered" but I challenge on:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Infinities by John Banville
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
Five quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Half Broken Things by Morag Joss
something by Iris Murdoch
I read 26 books by UK authors in 2009, including some top drawers novels by A.S. Byatt, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, Chris Cleave, Brian Lynch (yes, the Irish poet and director), William Fiennes, Alistair Campbell, Samantha Harvey, Sue Gee, Sally Vickers, Stanley Middleton, Jon Mcgregor, Susan Hill, Deirdre Madden, and newcomer Edward Hogan. I'll have no problem with this challenge I should think. It will be fun to see what others read. Won't you join us?
Always open to questions about works or authors mentioned, comments, reading suggestions (literary fiction only and No Spoilers please), dissenting opinions, or links to reviews. I'd love to read them.