Monday, February 1, 2010

Challenge: Typically British Reading Challenge


This challenge paired perfectly with my Battle of the Prizes Challenge -- British Version -- as well as my reading preferences. Which is why I finished it first of all my 2010 challenges.

The challenge was to read "typically British" novels by British authors in 2010.  There are different levels of participation.  Since I typically read typically British novels, I signed up at the "Cream Crackered" level to read eight qualifying novels.

This challenge was a lot of fun and I look forward to participating next year if Book Chick City hosts it again. I hope she does!


One Fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis (reviewed here)

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (finished, not reviewed)

The New Confessions by William Boyd (reviewed here)

Three Loves by A. J. Cronin (reviewed here)

Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster (reviewed here)

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (reviewed here)

Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis by Kinglsey Amis (reviewed here);

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (reviewed here)


The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Bolt by Dick Francis

Orlando by Virginia Woolf


Last updated on June 23, 2010.


  1. I am doing the Typically British challenge and am seriously considering joining your Battle of the Prizes Challenge - the British version. I agree - they dovetail nicely!

    I will likely sign up a little later this week!

  2. Bermuda -- Thanks!

    Booksync -- I would be wonderful if you signed up! I'm not so familiar with the James Tait Black books, so am looking forward to seeing what people pick and reading their thoughts. I hope you join us.

  3. Hi, welcome to the Typically British Reading Challenge - I hope you enjoy it and have fun! Happy reading! :)

  4. I'm doing this one too, I've read seven books already for it. It's not really a challenge for me since I read a lot of UK writers anyway. I really enjoyed The Secret Scripture, The Sea, the Sea, and Orlando. I hope you do too.

  5. Looks like you read some good books for this challenge! I've read several posts lately about A.J. Cronin, so I think I'll look this one up!


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