Sunday, December 20, 2009

2010 Challenges - Typically British

OK , I'm a sucker...I've got plenty of challenges for 2010 already, but who can resist this button.  Since I am also always ready to read a good British novel or cozy or mystery, this is another one I have to sign up for. You can sign up to at Book Chick City.


1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. 

2. 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.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone! 

5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges.

6. If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the link I have set up below with the button to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.

7. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.

8. There will be a place for you to link your reviews, but this is optional.

9. Obviously only British authors count!
 Timeline: 1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

So for this one, I think I'll stay at the "Gordon Bennett" level for my goal, and hope I get to cream crackers.


  1. Hi Tina, welcome to the Typically British challenge! I'm so pleased you signed up, there are so many great British authors out there I'm sure you will have lots of great reads. Gordon Bennett level is a great place to start, good luck! :)

  2. What a fun challenge! If I can recommend one for you it would be (if you haven't already read it) The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet. It's short and very sweet! Good luck!

  3. I have read the Uncommon Reader and loved it. I'm looking to do at least one Arthur Conan Doyle, a Sarah Waters, and then leaving myself open to discovery

  4. AH! I thought I was done with challenges for next year, but I can't resist Cream Crackered!!! I'm going to go over to Book Chick City later on today and join. =)

  5. Hi Tina, I just noticed your questions: only fiction for this challenge. I really enjoyed Talking Heads by Alan Bennett but haven't read The Uncommon Reader, so I may give that a go myself. Happy reading! :)


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