I'm so excited to be participating in the British Books Challenge 2011, hosted by Becky at The Bookette.
You can find out all about the British Books Challenge 2011 by reading THIS post. But in summary, the BBC is a reading challenge which is all about reading British books by British writers. They can be in print or out, new releases or books that have been on your shelves for a while and they can be adult, YA or children's fiction and from any genre.
For any wonderful bloggers living overseas who wish to support British writers.
You can choose to between:
The Royal Family - Read 12 books by British authors in 2011
There will also be the chance to earn yourselves a Crown if you manage to read 50 books by British writers in the year. Monthly prize packs are generously being provided by a cadre of UK publishers, including Chicken House and Bloomsbury.
As for me, I'm an International Friend (we're a long way, culturally at least, from the UK here in North Carolina ;) ), going for the Royal Family. Scanning my bookshelf, a good many of the books here are written by British authors, so I hopefully won't have a problem making the count. As for earning a Crown (reading 50 books)... well, that's a very high aim, but who knows? I've composed a short list of books by British authors which I hope to enjoy in 2011. I'll probably happen across a lot more British books over the year, and may not get to all of these-- I just want to make a starting point with this list. Good luck to everyone else who's taking the challenge!
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Entangled by Cat Clarke
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
Crusade by Linda Press Wulf
0.4 by Mike Lancaster
Malice by Chris Wooding
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman