British Books Challenge 2017 Wrap-up

British Book Challenge

I’ve always been fond of classic British authors, so the British Books Challenge (hosted by Chelley at Tales of Yesterday) fit right into my reading plan for 2017. I read thirteen books for this challenge, only two of which I had read before, Emma and Nineteen Eighty-four.

My favorite was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and my least favorite was Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson. Genres included epic poetry, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and satire. The most recent book was Agatha Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington from 1957, and the earliest book was Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year from 1722.

I’ve already signed up for the 2018 British Books Challenge, raising my goal to fifteen books.

Here are the books I read in 2017, along with links to my reviews:

  1. Emma by Jane AustenFinished 9/27/2017
  2. Zuleika Dobson by Max BeerbohmFinished 5/22/2017
  3. The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton – Finished 12/26/2017
  4. 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie – Finished 2/13/2017
  5. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe – Finished 6/17/2017
  6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – Finished 12/6/2017
  7. The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison – Finished 11/15/2017
  8. Romola by George EliotFinished 10/22/2017
  9. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – Finished 4/8/2017
  10. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn – Finished 2/11/2017
  11. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell – Finished 1/5/2017
  12. The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax RohmerFinished 1/31/2017
  13. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell- Finished 1/14/2017

Deacon Nick

Nick Senger is a husband, a father of four, a Roman Catholic deacon and a Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. He taught junior high literature and writing for over 25 years, and has been a Catholic school educator since 1990. In 2001 he was named a Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association.

2 Responses

  1. Louise says:

    That’s a great year of reading right there, and that’s only one challenge… I really want to read Rebecca, and I hope 2018 will be the year- it’s the 80th anniversary and there’s a beautiful anniversary edition coming out, which rather predictably I will buy, even though I have a perfectly good unread edition sitting on my TBR.

  2. Chelley Toy says:

    You did amazing! Well done! Thanks for taking part for 2017!

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