Friday 1 March 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your March Reviews

Well I thought we got the year off to a good start with over 70 reviews for books by British authors in January but we blew that away in February with close to 90 reviews! I wonder if we'll be able to beat that again in March? Thank you all for your enthusiasm for the challenge & for working so hard to help support British authors. I'm still trying to read all of your reviews but I have to admit I'm finding it difficult to keep up and I just don't have time to comment on them all. I've been enjoying reading them all though :o)

Are you visiting each others reviews too? It could be a great way to find some new to you bloggers and perhaps even add a few new books to your to read piles!

February Winners:

The fantastic February prize pack was generously sponsored by my lovely contact at Egmont. The lucky winner will be receiving a massive 19 book prize pack including 6 books from fabulous British authors: Blood by K.J. Wignall, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham, How to Keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro, Oliver Twisted by J.D. Sharpe and Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt plus many more!

I'm very happy to announce that the February winner is:

Congratulations Rebecca! You have 48 hours to email me with your address or a new winner will be chosen. By sending me your address you are agreeing that I can pass your details to my contact at Egmont so that they can send out the prize pack.

March Prize Pack:

Our sponsor for the March prize pack is the lovely ladies at Simon & Schuster and they have a wonderful selection of books from British debut authors to give away (if you're taking part in the Debut author challenge then these books all count towards that one too!):

  • The Disappeared by C.J. Harper
  • Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
  • The Hanged Man Rises by Sarah Naughton

If you'd like to know more about these books visit where you can download free sample chapters.

One winner will be picked at random from the list of valid reviews submitted each month and will be announced in the following month's review link up post. Obviously the more reviews you enter the greater your chance of winning but it doesn't matter if you only review one book (or even skip a month or two in the challenge!) you'll still be entered for each review you do write. I'm afraid that due to postage costs this month's prize pack will be open for UK participants only, the winner will need to give me permission to pass their address to my contact at Simon & Schuster for them to send out the prize pack.

Important Information:
  1. Please make sure you sign up for the challenge before you start linking your reviews, I will delete links from people who aren't registered. You can sign up HERE if you haven't already.
  2. When you add your link to the Mr. Linky below please make sure you link directly to your review, not just to your blog (invalid links will be deleted)
  3. Books must have been read in 2013 to count towards the challenge so those books you read in December but reviewed in January don't count!
  4. Also, please make sure that the reviews you link are for books written by British Authors - they can be born in Britain (living here or abroad) or they can be adopted British Authors (who were born elsewhere and now live here) but if they don't fit into one of those categories then they don't count. (as above invalid links will be deleted and won't get you an entry into the prize pack). Please note that Britain includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, I'm afraid authors from Southern Ireland don't count.
  5. If you need ideas for books by British Authors check out the FAQ page for lots of suggestions. You don't have to choose books from these lists though - they are just to give you ideas if you need help!
Link Your Reviews:

Now for the important part, make sure you link all of your reviews using the Mr. Linky form below. In the Your Name field please include your blog name, the title of the book and the author. Make sure the link takes me directly to your review or your entry won't count and will be deleted from the list.


  1. Starting early this month! :-)
    I have a really mixed range of British books up this month - loving this challenge!

  2. Mine isn't mixed at all Mel- I'm doing Malorie Blackman month, woo! I have 5 books to read for that... Good luck this month with the challenge (:

  3. @ Mel - I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge & finding lots of different books to read :o) I'm looking forward to seeing what books you read!

    @ AwesomeAmy - I love Malorie Blackman's writing! I still need to catch up on her Noughts & Crosses series but I loved the first book and I really enjoyed Boys Don't Cry too :o) I hope you enjoy the books you'e chosen

  4. I have to agree this challenge is brilliant!

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  6. I can't believe it's March already :) It looks like there's some great books to be discovered here!



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