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Hi Cheryl, thanks for your challenge. My challenge for you is The American Boy by Andrew Taylor. I loved it, so hope you do too! X
Hi Cheryl. Thanks for the challenge, I think I'll have to save that one for when I have a week off work! My challenge to you is Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris. Beth x
Thanks Cheryl. I would like to challenge you to read The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.
Helen x
Thanks Cheryl - I'll look forward to that. I need to get stuck into some of my FS books (including an outstanding an outstanding Catch-22!) I notice that you're returning the favour - Moonfleet was my challenge to you in 2011!

I've tried to stick to a theme of classics for my challenges this year, so mine to you continues in that line, and is Silas Marner. I know you've got Middlemarch outstanding from a previous year, but SM is rather slimmer and somewhat more manageable. Anyway, hope you enjoy it.

Cheers, Will.

Your challenge is 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' by Patrick Ness. Sam :)
hi Cheryl

My challenge to you is Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier - I think it's a nice light read, not as dark as some of her other work, and I hope you enjoy it.

Hi Cheryl

I saw the TV Movie ages ago and enjoyed it, thanks for the challenge!

Will let you know mine soon.

Sorry Crispy, I was going by the fact that it didn't have a rating. Please can I challenge you to read Sacred Heart by Sarah Dunant. Helen
Thanks for your challenge, mine to you is Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Enjoy :)
Thanks Crispy that is great and my challenge to you is The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde - hope that is ok, love Shona x
How about Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C W Gortner? I thought it was an excellent read xx
Thank you xx
My challenge to you is Guernica by Dave Bolam.
I loved it.
Hi crispy

How about "The Sword in the Stone" by TH White (in The Once and Future King). I've chosen that, because we've both got the same Folio edition, and it's one that, yet again, I've intended to read for a while. Failing that, my reserve is "The Last of the Mohicans."

BTW Catch-22 is a great choice - one I've been meaning to read but never quite got around to. Another one for which I have a Folio edition, so will enjoy reading that too.

Hope one of those works out. Let me know which one you go for!
Hi Crispy, I'd like to challenge you to Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson.
Hi crispy

I'd like to challenge you to read The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon, hope you like it.
Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for the challenge, I've been meaning to read this for a long time but never got round to it. My challenge to you is 'The Little Stranger' by Sarah Waters, I read it last year and loved it, I remember rating it very highly. Hope that's ok but let me know if not.

Hi Cheryl
No thats fine, I did realise that it was an audiobook.

Val x
Hi Cheryl,
My challenge to you is The Rendezvous & Other Stories - Daphne Du Maurierthis was one of my challenges for this year and have just finished. I really enjoyed the little stories hope you do too

Nicola x
Hi Crispy

My challenge to you is Daphne by Justine Picardie. I really liked this book and I hope you do too.
Hiya, how about 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac. Sam x
Hi Cheryl, my challenge to you is 'The Year of the Flood' by Margaret Atwood. Sam x
Hi Crispy, thanks for you challenge. I'd like to challenge you to The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas.

Hi Cheryl

I'm going to pick Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa. Hope that's ok

Hi Cheryl

Thanks for my challenge, I'm sure I'll enjoy Once by James Herbert.

The book I'm picking for you is A Consipracy Of Violence by Susanna Gregory. I hope you enjoy it

Ceri x
Hi Crispy, thank you for challenging me to read Fingersmith. I have read and enjoyed two books by Sara Waters this year, so I will look forward to this one.
I would like to challenge you to read The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster. He is an author I admire a lot, and I wil try to read the book with you.
Hi Crispy, I'd like to challenge you to read The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway - I have it on my tbr pile so will try to join you, thanks Shona x
Hi Cheryl

Thanks for the challenge. I would like you to read Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier and hope you enjoy it.

Hi Crispy.
Your timing couldn't be better - I'm off to Venice in 10 days time for the weekend - wish I could start before the end of the year (but need to finish this year off first!). I'm not certain whether it's my thing either, but everything I have read about it says I should enjoy it, and what better with the challenge than to be encouraged to try something a bit different? Really looking forward to trying it out.

My challenge to you aims to be a bit of a contrast to my previous challenges to you, which have both been a bit at the 'heavier' end of the reading range (and I know that the Darwin wasn't your favourite read ever!!), whilst also being one that, looking at your books, you might need a bit of encouragement to pick up: Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner. I've also just bought it through Folio as one of my renewals, so hope to join in with this one!

Thanks for your challenge, Crispy. Look forward to reading it. xx
Thank you
My challenge to you is "Dark Fire" by C J Sansom
How about The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - another I liked.

Nicola x
Hi Crispy, my challenge for you is Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick. She's one of my favourite authors, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. xx
Thanks for the challenge. I've read other stuff by Dave Gorman, and enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to that one!
Ruth xx
Hi Crispy,

For the 2011 challenge, I've picked The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y K Lee, for you to read. It's on my tbr, so I'm going to try and read it as well.

Hope you enjoy it!

Hi Cheryl, I'm challenging you to read Reading in Bed by Sue Gee. I have read it and really liked it.

Nicola x
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