Saturday, 1 February 2014

2014 British Books Challenge: Link your February Reviews

So we're already a month into 2014 - the year is flying by far too quickly! How are you all doing with your challenge goals? I've set myself the personal goal of reading at least 5 books by British authors every month this year and I'm happy to say I managed to read 7 in January so I'm actually ahead of target. I haven't actually written reviews for all of them though so that is something I'm definitely going to have to work on in February LOL. Did you read as many books as you wanted to?

January Winner:

I sponsored the January prize pack and am offering the winner their choice of either Banished by Liz de Jager or Trouble by Non Pratt. Neither of these books have been published yet so I will pre-order the winner's choice to be sent to them after the release date. I do actually have an ARC of Banished that I could send straight away if you prefer though so that is another option.

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

Jesse from Books 4 Teens
(for his review of Salvage by Keren David)

Congratulations Jesse! You have 1 week to email me with your address and your choice of book or a new winner will be chosen. I will either post out the ARC of Banished immediately or pre-order a finished copy of the book of your choice to arrive after the release date (which is the 27th of Feb for Banished or the 6th of March for Trouble).

February Prize Pack:

Our sponsor for the February prize pack is Simon & Schuster and they are offering not just one but three winners the chance of receiving a beautiful finished hardback copy of The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis.

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 1 week 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 winners will need to give me permission to pass their address to my contact at Simon & Schuster for them to send out the prizes.

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 2014 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. *Squeak* Thanks Sarah - heads over to my email :D

    1. Congrats again Jesse :o) I hope you love Banished as much as I did!

  2. Cracking on with the reading this month! :)

    1. I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge!



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