Thursday, 29 December 2016
New year, new reading challenge! After what can only be described as an epic fail with my 2016 Goodreads reading challenge (reading 100 books in a year sounded perfectly doable back in January), I'm going to have a go at the British Books Challenge. Hosted this year by Chelle Toy over at Tales of Yesterday, the challenge aims to get more people supporting and reading books by British authors. Hopefully I'll do better at this one than I did my 2016 challenge!
I'm pretty rubbish at planning my reading ahead and I have to confess that I'm not particularly savvy when it comes to sussing an author's nationality, so I'll be on the look out for recommendations. As for the books I'm planning on reading in 2017 . . . well, the list is pretty sparse to be honest, British authors or otherwise, just because I'm so underorganised, but these are a few that spring to mind. I'll be adding to the list here and on Goodreads so it's a work in progress.
The Scarecrow Queen - Melinda Salisbury
I loved The Sin Eater's Daughter and The Sleeping Prince, books #1 and #2 in this series, so I've had this book on pre-order for what feels like forever. I'm still hoping for a happy ending, I'm ever the optimist!
Heartland - Lucy Hounsom
I read Starborn last year, purely because I loved the cover! I've been confused about the release date for the next book in the series because Amazon seems to move the date every time I check. But Lucy Hounsom assures me that it's out late next year (August from memory), so I continue to wait with bated breath!
Paper Butterflies - Lisa Heathfield
I read Seed by Lisa Heathfield for Ally at Reading in the Rain's online book club. I loved it, and Paper Butterflies immediately went on my tbr list. Unfortunately I never got round to reading it, so it can count towards my British Books challenge in 2017.
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
I read The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness for Ally's book club (we've read some great books!) and this one ended up on my list too. But, like Paper Butterflies, I just never got to it in 2016.
The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
A near miss in my monthly book group. I voted for this one, but most of the guys picked A Year of Living Danishly instead. Still, The Lie Tree immediately went on my ever expanding TBR.