March of Books 2011 (photo by Jennifer Pinkerton, design by Abigail Westbrook)It’s here!  Our second annual March of Books.

Last year, we decided that since March is the time to “read the books you’ve always meant to”, we’d dedicate the entire month to sharing our mutual love of books — on our own blogs and here on

We talked about Kindles, we reviewed Bible study books and books on mother-daughter relationships.  We peeked into each other’s homes and saw books on shelves and talked about decorating with books.  We heard about little-known treasures, famous classics, and ever-popular children’s books.  Not to mention all the reviews you shared on your own blogs!

This year, we have a whole slate of reviews, some fun posts on books and reading, more giveaways than ever — and some fun new link carnivals as well!

So here’s the drill: All month long, post book reviews to your own blog (the more the merrier!).  Then, at the end of the month, share the links to each of your book reviews in the Book Review Carnival (see below)!  But in between, look for lots of book giveaways and more special link-up carnivals coming to YLCF throughout all of March, including:

March 7 Snapshots of Favorite Books – Do you have a favorite copy of a favorite book?  Maybe it’s dog-eared and underlined and well-read.  Maybe it’s a precious antique volume you found somewhere.  Maybe it’s special because of who gave it to you.  Share a photo of the book with us–and though a picture may be worth a thousand words, please tell us about the book in a few words or more, as well!

March 21Books About Books – Have a great reading guide, book of book lists, or book about books?  Be prepared to share all the details about it in this link-up!

March 28Book Reviews Carnival – We’ll wrap it all up by sharing the links to all the books we’ve been reviewing on our blogs this month.  Please keep each book review in a separate post on your blog and use the book title in the link-up.  (Duplication is fine — we’d love to see your reviews of the books we review at YLCF this month, and reviews of the ones your friends are reading and reviewing, too!)

Planning on joining us?  Want to spread the word?  Grab the code in the sidebar at right to put the March of Books button on your blog! (Please use only the specified button sizes.)  Many thanks to Jennifer Pinkerton and Abigail Westbrook for their combined talent in this year’s button!

Tweeting your posts? Use the #MarchOfBooks hash tag!

Now that you’re in the know, I’m going to get back to the books I’m reading.  But stay tuned for some great book reviews.  And keep checking back all month for giveaways you won’t want to miss!


  1. oh thanks! I’m so sorry, I’m new at this, have always been a quiet reader. do I just write one at my blog and then post a link of ylcf?

    1. Yes, that’s right! You can write one book review post on your blog or review as many books as you want in different posts, then add them to the link-up we’ll post here on Monday.

      1. alright! thanks gretchen! on a random note, i’ve just started a book review noticeboard in my church, so this is going to be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hi, not sure if i’m too late, but wondering if i can still post a book review ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ~AnneGirl~ says:

    Hurrah! Thanks so much for doing this!

  4. Melissa M. says:

    This sounds fun!

    Are we allowed to post reviews of books we haven’t read this year/old reviews?

    1. Reviews of books you’ve read in the past is just fine! ๐Ÿ™‚ For the link-up, please keep the links to posts from this month on your blog (you can always choose to re-post an old review this month specifically for the March of Books).

  5. Samantha R says:

    Looking forward to it and can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hooray! I’m very excited to be participating this year!

  7. Yay! Looking forward to reading all the book reviews…

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