Oh dear, I seem to have failed again. I don't always do too well at this challenge lark. I start off with amazingly good intentions, loads of books lined up here on the shelf, really determined to read them this time, come what may. And what happens? Two days after lining them up, all neat and tidy, I lose interest in the actual process of reading them. I must have the attention span of a gnat, that's all I can say. It's pathetic.
So. This time the failure is... *fanfare*...The Book Awards challenge hosted by 1morechapter.com
And the reason for the failure? I only managed to read nine books, not ten. These are they:
1. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (Gov. Gen. Canada)
2. Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones (Comm. Writer's Prize)
3. Tamsin - Peter S. Beagle (Mythopoeic)
4 Mortal Engines Philip Reeve (Nestlé book prize Gold winner, and Blue Peter book of the year, 2003.)
5. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (Newbery)
6. A Fatal Inversion - Barbara Vine (CWA Gold Dagger Award 1987)
7. The Reaper - Peter Lovesey (CWA Diamond Award for Lifetime Achievement)
8. The Sedgemoor Strangler - Peter Lovesey (As above)
9. The Circle - Peter Lovesey (As above)
I really did enjoy the challenge I must admit, despite not finishing it, and would like to thank 1morechapter.com for hosting.
ETA: I meant to say that I thoroughly enjoyed all nine books too. Not one of them was a dud... a favourite is thus quite hard to choose but would probably go with The Handmaid's Tale, followed closely by The Graveyard Book and Mortal Engines. But Tamsin was terrific too... and The Reaper. I'll stop. Now.