The #SPFBO 2017

Posted On 20 May 2017

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It’s difficult to believe but the #SPFBO 2016 is all wrapped up with a wonderful winning entry and lots of incredibly enjoyable books to read.  There are lots of blog posts out there to read about but I’ll point you in the general direction of Mark Lawrence’s blog to get a general feel for what went on.  The winner – which you should definitely read – was the Grey Bastards by Jonathan French – and believe me when I say you should read quite a few -or a lot – of the other entrants because there were some awesome reads.

Now, I did intend to write a much fuller piece of my experience taking part and in fact I probably will do so because I thought it had such a good feel – but, for now, this is just a quick post to let you know that the SPFBO ’17 is about to commence.  Yes, that’s right, we’re going for our third year and hopefully it will be as awesome as last year.

As I said, a fuller post will follow, this is just a quick heads up.  The details are here.

That is all for me today.  More to follow.  In the meantime thank you to everyone who took part in the #SPFBO ’16.  A huge thanks especially to all the authors who put their work forward for review – there wouldn’t be any SPFBO without you after all 😀  And, good luck to everyone this year.

Watch this space for my list of books for 2017.

Remember people – there can be only one.



10 Responses to “The #SPFBO 2017”

  1. sjhigbee

    Wow – you are a hero. And all set to do it allll over again… I’ll have to track down that book:).

  2. Anindita@A Bohemian Mind at Work

    Watching your 2017 updates. I found out about SPFBO last year in December. This year I am following some of you directly involved with the event. Read quite a few of last year’s contenders. This year looks promising too. It’s already so exciting and fun. Woo hoo!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is definitely a woo hoo event! So many good reads this year so I hope the third set is as good.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    It has been great to read about all the wonderful books over the last year, so I look forward to more. Good luck for the next batch and happy reading! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were some very good books this year so I hope the third set is as good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    You’re amazing, Lynn! I’m feeling in need of a break after my first year and here you are going onto year 3! Can’t wait to see what’s in your batch 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Perhaps I should have taken a break too – sometimes I just rush in! I had a very quick look but have been away for a week so need to go and have a thoroughly good explore of what’s on my list.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Among the titles you reviewed, The Grey Bastards was the one that most caught my attention, so I’m very glad that it won the contest 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was so good – I hope you get a chance to pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

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