Hi everyone! Well, today wraps up our 5th Annual Reading Challenge Month! I can’t believe it all flew by so fast! If you missed any of the posts or reviews, you can check out all of the Challenge Month posts here.

I have some more winners to announce, but first a few thoughts. As you can imagine, this event is a major undertaking. I start preparing for it back in June and it is definitely an “it takes a village” type of endeavor. So I have lots of thanks to share for all the folks who helped make it happen.

First, big thanks to the readers in our blog Facebook group, The Joyful Jays, who helped us pick this year’s challenges.

Second, we couldn’t do this event without the generous support of some amazing authors and publishers. Our four weekly sponsors this year, JMS Books, Carina Press, NineStar Press, and Riptide Publishing, not only were incredibly supportive, but also so generous in their prize donations. I also want to thank the many authors who contributed to making our Grand Prizes so spectacular. We had so many people donate, we were able to offer THREE grand prizes, each of about 20 books each. So HUGE thanks to all of them. And if you want to check out the prizes and sponsors again, details are here.

Also, an ENORMOUS thanks to my incredible reviewing team. I am not sure anyone quite realizes the amount of time and effort they give to the blog, all out of the goodness of their hearts. It takes hours to read and write reviews and they do it all for the love of the books and the support of the blog. Reading Challenge Month requires them all to find challenge books and turn them around really quickly, and I so appreciate all their time and love for the blog.

And finally, a huge thank you to all the readers who participated this year. We had over 1200 entries, so lots of reader support. I enjoyed reading all of your comments, and most especially your mini reviews. Thank you to everyone who joined us this month and big congratulations to all of our winners.

And speaking of winners…

Our winners for Older/Younger Hero Week, who each won a $20 JMS Books gift card are:

  • Gabriella
  • Nidhi
  • Victoria Golar
  • Jenn
  • Suze

And our Grand Prize Winners, who each won one of our fabulous book bundles are:

  • Heather C (prize 1)
  • Barbra (prize 2)
  • Jennifer Shannon (prize 3)


Thank you again to everyone who joined us this year!

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