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