British Book Challenge: 2017

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So what is the British Books Challenge?

The British Books Challenge is a reading challenge that will be running here on Tales Of Yesterday between 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017 and the main focus of the challenge is reading and reviewing books by British authors.

This challenge is available for all bloggers and/or booktubers who review books on their blogs, YouTube channels or readers who review on other websites such as Goodreads.

If you sign up for the challenge you will be aiming to read at least 12 books by British authors (which works out to one a month).

For every book you review each month you will get an entry into the draw to win a monthly prize pack (assuming that you’ve left all appropriate links on the monthly link page!). Therefore the more you review the more chances you have at winning that month’s prize(s).

Also see the Author Of The Month and Debut Of The Month section for ways to gain extra entries each month!

Please note that entries must have been read and reviewed in the month that you are entering your link/entry.


In terms of what books would count towards the challenge – the books can be in print or out. Old or new titles. They can be from any genre and for any age range. In previous years Becky, Michelle and Kirsty focused mostly on young adult books on their respective blogs, and Sarah’s reviews for the challenge spanned many genres and age ranges. The primary focus on Tales Of Yesterday will be on YA and MG with a few adult books in the mix too, however feel free to read any books by British authors and have those books count towards the challenge: children’s books, middle grade, young adult, new adult, or adult fiction or non-fiction – whatever you feel like reading by any British Authors.


I’ll go for 12 and see where I end up

See my challenge tally here

  1. Solo by Jill Mansell
  2. The Language of Love by Jean Saunders
  3. Searching for Steven: Whitsborough Bay #1 by Jessica Redland
  4. The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce
  5. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
  6. Playing by the Rules by Rosa Temple
  7. Among a Thousand Stars by Jo Bartlett
  8. Rosie’s Little Café on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet
  9. Rome is Where the Heart Is by Tilly Tennant
  10. The Beachside Sweet Shop by Karen Clarke
  11. There’s Something About Cornwall by Daisy James
  12. The Choir on Hope Street by Annie Lyons
  13. The Second Chance Tea Shop by Faye Keenan
  14. A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant
  15. Four Bridesmaids and a White Wedding by Fiona Collins
  16. Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons
  17. The Hidden Thread by Liz Trenow
  18. Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin
  19. The New Beginnings Coffee Club by Samantha Tonge
  20. Annie’s Lovely Choir by the Sea by Liz Eeles
  21. Ella’s Ice-Cream Summer by Sue Watson
  22. Summer at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot
  23. The Cornish Escape by Lily Graham
  24. When We Danced at the End of the Pier by Sandy Taylor
  25. The Beachside Flower Stall by Karen Clarke
  26. Right Here Waiting for You by Rebecca Pugh
  27. Summer at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples
  28. The Irish Inheritance by M.J. Lee
  29. The Chateau of Happily-Ever-Afters by Jaimie Admans
  30. The Law of Attraction by Roxie Cooper
  31. The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
  32. Meet Me at Number Five by Lisa Hill
  33. The Big Little Festival by Kellie Hailes
  34. The Little Cottage in the Country by Lottie Phillips
  35. The Cotswolds Cookery Club – Italy by Alice Ross
  36. Summer Loves by Georgia Hill
  37. Forever After by David Jester
  38. Summer at Bluebell Bank by Jen Mouat
  39. Holding by Graham Norton
  40. A Christmas Wish by Erin Green
  41. Land Girls: The Homecoming by Roland Moore
  42. Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice-Cream by Sue Watson
  43. Summer at the Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard
  44. A Taste of Spain by Alice Ross
  45. The Girls of Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke
  46. It Was Always You by Georgie Capron
  47. The Cosy Canal Boat Dream by Christie Barlow
  48. Playing Her Cards Right by Rosa Temple
  49. Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Jennifer Bohnet
  50. Escape to Willow Cottage by Bella Osborne
  51. The One with All the Bridesmaids by Erin Lawless
  52. Too Damn Nice by Kathryn Freeman
  53. The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
  54. Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
  55. Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot
  56. The Thief’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall
  57. Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
  58. It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
  59. The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry
  60. Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles by Philippa Ashley
  61. Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson
  62. The Beachside Christmas by Karen Clarke
  63. Annie’s Christmas by the Sea by Liz Eeles
  64. No-One Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day by Tracy Bloom
  65. A Very Vintage Christmas by Tilly Tennant
  66. A Taste of France by Alice Ross
  67. The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
  68. A Cosy Candlelit Christmas by Tilly Tennant
  69. Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham
  70. Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found by Emma Davies
  71. The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey
  72. It Had To Be You by Keris Stainton
  73. The Captain’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall


Well I far exceeded the challenge I set for twelve titles here – but when I remove the handful of authors that I have already read and loved I come up with 55 new to me authors in this list of 73 titles – many of these titles were also favorites for single books, series and a few of the authors are on my ‘auto-buy’ list.

Challenge Completed !