So what is the British Books Challenge?
The BBC is a reading challenge where bloggers sign up to read books by British writers throughout 2012 which was first hosted in 2011 by www.thebookette.co.uk
To sign up: Go to the sign up post HERE by 31st January 2012
For suggestions of British Titles to read: Go to my list of British Books or look at other participants lists for ideas (See list of participants on the British Books Challenge Page). Also visit Teenage Fiction for all ages who posts lists of books published each month with the titles with British authors highlighted
Frequently asked Questions:
I post reviews on more than one blog. Can they count towards my challenge total?
I am an international entrant and sometimes I do not have time to write my reviews in English. Can I write them in my native language?
Of course. It would be helpful if there was a little summary in English so that I can comment but as long as you make sure the book's title is translated somewhere on your post then it is fine. I'm delighted that international bloggers are going to help promote British authors.
Do Irish authors count towards my challenge total?
No. 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 locations can count towards the challenge.
How about authors who were say born in America (insert any other country here) but are currently living in the UK?
Yes, we are using the following criteria to decide whether an author can count towards the challenge:
- 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 their books were/are being published in the UK first
- Authors who were born in the UK are currently living overseas but their books are being published in the UK first
I do not have a blog but I would love to take part. Is there a way that I can take part?
I am a publicist promoting a book by a British author (or indeed a British author). Can I promote my book via the British Books Challenge?
Yes. If you would like to donate prizes to the monthly prize packs that would be fantastic. Please contact me to discuss.
I have a question that you haven't answered here. How can I contact you?
Go to my about me page for my email address or contact me on twitter at @overflowingklc