Saturday, 1 June 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your June Reviews

Thank you all for being so enthusiastic about supporting British authors, this month was a little quieter than the previous months but we still had around 40 reviews posted which is absolutely fantastic! I've read 18 books towards the challenge now but considering my goal for the year is 50 I'm a bit behind so I'm going to have to work harder for the rest of the year! How are you all doing towards your goal? At the end of this month we'll be half way through the challenge (I can't believe how fast this year is flying by!) so are you on target?

May Winner:

The fantastic March prize pack was generously sponsored by my lovely contact at Oxford University Press and the lucky winner will receive copies of After Tomorrow by Gillian CrossHazel by Julie HearnSmuggler's Kiss by Marie-Louise JensenWaiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins and Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding.

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

Congratulations Luna! 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 Oxford University Press so that they can send out the prize pack.

June Prize Pack:

Our sponsor for the June prize pack is Hachette and they have a wonderful selection of books from British authors to give away to one lucky winner. Trust me you're going to want to be in with a chance of winning this pack!

  • The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins
  • Dead Jealous by Sharon Jones
  • and the winner's choice of either Slated or Fractured by Teri Terry
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. The winner will then have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. 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 Hachette 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. I just found Sarra Manning, love her!

  2. I've been really bad this month - only 1 review! But I have loads planned for July...promise! :-)

  3. I'm really enjoying this challenge!

  4. @ bobbie killip - I've heard a lot of great things about Sarra Manning & have a couple of her books on my to read pile so I'm glad to hear you're enjoying her work :o)

    @ Mel - Don't worry there is no pressure on how many reviews you post each month! It's entirely up to you how many books you want to read for the challenge :o)

    @ Chrissireads - I'm so glad you're enjoying taking part in the challenge!



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