Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Reading challenges for 2012

I've considered joining other reading challenges for next year and then decided that I don't need the added stress! So it's just the one for me. The new British Books challenge that began this year with Becky from The Bookette and has now been handed over to Kirsty from The Overflowing Library. I hear she has great plans and ideas for the challenge in 2012, I'm really looking forward to it.

Here is my proposed list of books that I'd like to tackle in 2012. This list is obviously subject to change... and by 'change' I just mean that it will grow even larger as next year goes on!


Saving Daisy by Phil Earle
A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton
Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja
Hollow Pike by James Dawson
Torn by Cat Clarke
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
Adorkable by Sarra Manning
Nine Uses for an Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning
Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
Frostfire by Zoe Marriott


Heart of Stone by ML Welsh
Mist by Kathryn James
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
Waves by Sharon Dogar
Candy by Kevin Brooks
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
Pretty Bad Things by CJ Skuse
Mondays Are Red by Nicola Morgan
One Seriously Messed-Up Week by Tom Clempson
My Swordhand Is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
The Dead by Charlie Higson
The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick
The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick
Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel Ward
Hunted by Sophie McKenzie
The Rescue by Sophie McKenzie
Hostage by Sophie McKenzie

Hurrah for books by British authors! I'm going to have a lot of fun continuing with this challenge.


  1. Hurray! The British Book Challenge is brilliant!
    (And thank you so much for including my book in your list.)

  2. That's such a great looking list of books!

  3. Luisa - It IS brilliant, I'm really looking forward to continuing with this challenge :)

    Jenni - Isn't it?! Exciting times ahead!

  4. I really want to read Mist and Hollow Pike!

    I haven't decided what challenges to do next year but I might restrict myself to just one as well because I found it very time consuming keeping up with them all otherwise.

  5. I am thinking what challenges to do for 2012, and this one seems perfect! Good luck :)

  6. SJH - I've actually already finished Mist! So that'll count towards this year's challenge instead! Ha. But I'm very much looking forward to Hollow Pike!

    I've tried multiple reading challenges, and usually just 1 or 2 stick and the rest are ignored, so I figure 2 is my limit.

    Zoe - Thank you! Good luck with your reading challenges as well :)

    Kirsty - Of course!

  7. And I can't wait for you to read Hollow Pike! I hope you like it as much as I liked writing the thing!


  8. James - Thanks for the comment! I'm sure I will do, all very exciting :)


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