Cornish Reading Challenge: What are you reading?

I’m thrilled that so many people are getting involved with the Cornish Reading Challenge, where Cornwall and books come together, to promote reading and celebrate Cornwall.

My first book is Demelza, the second in the Poldark series by Winston Graham, which I am already loving. But what have you chosen to read during the challenge? If you’re struggling to find a relevant book, here’s a list of just some of the amazing responses we’ve had, to give you some inspiration. More recommendations, courtesy of and Trip Fiction, can be found here.

lastwordreviewThe Last Word Review will be reading The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude (bonus points for the surname!).

Creatyve Books will be reading not one, not two, but three books: Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff, Amber Scott is Starting Over by Ruth Saberton, and Blue by Lisa Glass. Her blog also contains some great links to other Cornwall-related books.

Rosie Amber has just read a book which uses Padstow as a secondary setting – The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable, which is due out at the end of March.

Nicola Rowe has chosen The Lie by Helen Dunmore as her book.


poldarkedAnd Poldarked recommends… Poldark, of course! Which the fiction editor at Shiny New Books, Annabel Gaskell, has chosen as her book.


Louise Richardson recommends Not Forgetting the Whale by John Ironmonger to anyone participating in the challenge (or not!). She says “it’s uplifting and funny, but feels grounded in the real world with all its darkness too”.


Rambler commented on the first blog post with her choice: Eloise by Judy Finnegan, and Stumbling Sara decided on The Cammomile Lawn by Mary Wesley.

What are you reading for the Cornish Reading Challenge? Do let me know by commenting below, or using the following:


Don’t forget to check back throughout the challenge for more recommendations, exciting giveaways, and interviews with fabulous authors. Happy reading!



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