This year I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. Please check it out and visit some of the other participants and enter to win free books! All giveaways will be literary fiction or nonfiction.
I’m offering two books in the Giveaway. Rules for entering are below.
First is a new copy of The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell. See my review and my interview with the author. The Full Ridiculous is contemporary fiction written about a family in Australia. Michael O’Dell is hit by a car one morning while out jogging, and that trauma, compared with other family events, sends him into a downward spiral. The book is dark but funny, and reminded me of some of Jonathan Tropper’s novels. It’s about a decent guy struggling with life and trying to be a good husband and father. Thanks to publisher Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press for providing the giveaway copy.
Second is an Advance Review Copy of The Bees by Laline Paull. This is a truly fascinating book written from the perspective of a worker bee in a hive. It has a science fiction/dystopian feel to it because you’re in such a different world. While I don’t know much about bees, this book felt like it was carefully researched, and instead of simply anthropomorphizing the hive, you never forget you’re reading about bees. The main character, Flora, struggles with her need to follow hive conventions but also be an individual. Only individuality could be the downfall of the hive.
To enter, leave a comment. Tell me about a book you’ve read recently and why you recommend it. Also say which of these two books (or both) you’d like. If you don’t have a blog, leave an email so I can contact you if you win. I’ll do a lottery of all entries, picking a winning number for each book at random.
This giveaway closes on November 5 and I will ship to winners outside the U.S. It’s not required, but if you like my blog, please follow by Twitter, email, or Bloglovin.
Thanks for entering, and please visit the other participating sites listed below!