Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- January Link-Up

Posted January 2, 2018 by Andi in 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

HAPPY 2018, you Fancy Readers!

It starts!…Okay, so technically it started yesterday, but who’s counting. It’s the first day of the 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge anyway! If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, you can do so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Anticipated contemporary romances for the 1st half of 2018.
Here are my 10 (3 I have already read):

1) Match Made in Manhattan – Amanda Stauffer (January 23, 2018)
2) A Kiss in the Dark – Gina Ciocca (March 6, 2018)
3) Hurts to Love You – Alisha Rai (March 27, 2018)
4) More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer (March 6, 2018)
5) Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett (April 3, 2018)
6) Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt (May 1, 2018)
7) Listen to Your Heart – Kasie West (May 29, 2018)
8) 9 Days & 9 Nights – Katie Cotugno (May 1, 2018)
9) Save the Date – Morgan Matson (June 5, 2018)
10) From Twinkle, with Love – Sandhya Menon (June 5, 2018)


If you have any questions, please email me ( . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2018 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!


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One response to “Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- January Link-Up

  1. Shakira

    After reading Kasie West’s “On the Fence” last year, I’m all about that Kasie West life! I finally got “Love, Life, and the List!” I’m reading it now! Don’t know what else I’m going to read. This is the perfect challenge for me, because I don’t read a lot of this genre. I’m going to add “Bookish Boyfriends” and “Save the Date” to my list. Weddings and books? Right down my alley!

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