First off, I really want to say thank you to everyone who helped me in creating this Love month event, from the fabulous guest posters to the friends who listened to me when I was stressed out, to everyone who commented and spread the word about Love month. It has meant so much that so many of you contributed. I wanted to make people happy in February, and I hope that this was achieved. I know that I'm happier knowing the levels of awesome that my readers are. Thank you all.
Before we get to the round-up of giveaway winners, here is an overview of what happened during Love month. There were a lot of topics that I wanted to cover and just didn't have the time for them, so you might see them popping up sometime in the near future (love poetry, love letters etc)
Love month Mr Linky
Favourite TV Couples
Favourite Love stories
Real life romantic moments: Marriage Proposal
Waiting On: Love Stories
Favourite YA authors who write love stories
LGBT love stories
Real-life romantic moments: Airport meeting
Love Stories on my TBR shelves
High School Crushes
What influenced my idea of love
Romantic couples in history, part one
Romantic couples in history, part two
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day
A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
Rules Of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart
Swapped By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
By Midnight by Mia James
Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton
Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
A reader's response to Delirium by Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase and Ink and Paper
YA boys I will always love by Lyndsey from Heaven Hell and Purgatory Book Reviews
Recommendations for Younger Readers by Luisa Plaja from Chicklish
Why Didn't I Hire a Wedding Planner? by Vivienne from Serendipity
Comparing Love Interests by Suey from It's All About Books
Expectations of Love by Ali McNamara
Lessons Jane Austen Taught Me About Love by Stephanie Burgis
A discussion on love in YA by Sya from The Mountains of Instead
The trouble with loving YA boys by Laura from Sister Spooky: Book Fangirl
Greatest description of Love in a song by Emma from ASAMUM BOOKTOPIA
Susie Day on the books she writes by Susie Day
A love poem by John O'Halloran
The Good Guy by Tricia Rayburn
Favourite couples in YA by Kirsty from The Overflowing Library
Portia and Vance by SusanKMann
The loyalty 0f Puck from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Love by N from g r e y s q r l
Top 10 Favourite couples by Dwayne from Girls Without A Bookshelf
...And now for the GIVEAWAYS
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (UK HB) Winner: Carrie from TeaBelly
Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day Winner: Jessica L from JessHeartsBooks
From Notting Hill With Love ... Actually by Ali McNamara Winner: Kulsuma
A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis Winner: The Library Owl
Swapped By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja Winner: Cem from Cem's Book Hideout
Congratulations to all the winners, you should each have already been emailed. Please respond as quickly as possible with your postal addresses and the books will be sent out very soon!
The rest of you, thank you (again!) so much for taking part in this with me. I've had a lot of fun!
...and just because I thought it was a lot of fun, here are just a few of the anwers to 'Love is...' for the Delirium giveaway:
knowing that you want to grow old with the person you are with and knowing that no matter what they will be there for you
A child's hand in the palm of yours.
the warmth that can envelop even the iciest of hearts and allows even the heaviest of souls to soar and fly like a butterfly; gliding from flower to flower, simply, peacefully and content.
...a puzzle. It encounters joy, hapiness, jelousy and pain. It triggers our emotions that make you no longer hide.
... passion, vulnerability, happiness, frustration and excitement... all rolled up in one!
making cups of tea and tucking you up in bed when you are ill. It's cleaning the bathroom and going out in the middle of the night to buy toilet roll because no one else has. It's buying your favourite biscuits. It's laughing at your jokes. It's rubbing your feet and playing with your hair. It's a choice you make everyday, in small ways and big ways, to say 'You. I choose you.'
Aww. Such a beautiful month, February. Thank you all.