Monday 1 July 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your July Reviews

So we're halfway through the challenge (I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by!!) and I have to say a massive thank you to everyone who is taking part and posting such fabulous reviews. I've been enjoying reading them all and have added loads of new books to my wish list. How are you getting on with the challenge? Are you on track to meet your goals? I have to admit that I'm a bit behind where I wanted to be at the end of June. So far I've read 20 books by British authors which is good but not on track for reading 50 by the end of the year so I'm really going to try and focus on reading more over the next few months.

June Winner:

The fantastic March prize pack was generously sponsored by my lovely contact at Hachette and the lucky winner will receive copies of:
  • 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
I'm very happy to announce that the June winner is:

Congratulations Beth! 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 Hachette so that they can send out the prize pack.

July Prize Pack:

Our sponsor for the June prize pack is Bloomsbury and they have an amazing prize pack containing 17 (yes SEVENTEEN!!) books by British authors to give away to one lucky winner. You are NOT going to want to miss out on the chance of winning this pack!!

  • The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper
  • After Eden by Helen Douglas
  • Breathing Underwater, Drawing with Light, Bringing the Summer and This Northern Sky by Julia Green
  • Burn Mark and Witch Fire by Laura Powell
  • Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew
  • Dead Time and Killing Rachel by Anne Cassidy
  • Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
  • Hostage 3 and In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • The Weight of Water and Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  • The Wall by William Sutcliffe
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 Bloomsbury 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'm making up for my poor showing last month! Three review up so far and I hope to get a couple more up this month! :-)

  2. Wow, what a fantastic prize this month! :-)

  3. *whistles* Just linking up & am blown away by those prizes! Literally so much love for the generous publisher donating these books for July. Lovin' the BBC, its great (:

  4. @ Mel - you're doing so much better than I am on this challenge. I really need to get myself organised to do some catching up LOL

    @ Victoria - Bloomsbury donated an amazing prize pack!

    @ AwesomeAmy - I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge :o) I've been amazed at the support I've had from all the UK publishers who have offered to sponsor prize packs



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