I don’t tend to look at where the books I read originate. That means I read a lot of American authors. It’s convenience. So I saw this challenge and decided to join. I have a Commonwealth passport, that counts, right?

The British Books Challenge means reading and reviewing at least 12 British books in 2018. I’m starting late January, so I’m counting a re-read of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but I’m not sure I’ll get a review done in time.

A summary of the rules:

  • Authors who were born in the UK, live in the UK and are published in the UK
  • Authors who were born overseas but are CURRENTLY living in the UK and his/her books were/are being published in the UK first
  • Authors who were born in the UK are currently living overseas but his/her books are being published in the UK first
  • Ireland is not part of the UK. The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Authors who live in any of these four locations can count towards the challenge.

If you want to join the challenge, sign up or follow #BritishBooksChallenge18 on Twitter.

British Books Challenge Titles


  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (but this may become a review of all the extra books) – JK Rowling
  • Going Solo – Roald Dahl
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More – Roald Dahl
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter










  • The Tissue Veil – Brenda Bannister



  • The Bride of Science – Benjamin Woolley (OK, I started this months ago and just can’t get into it)