End of Year Book Giveaway!

book_giveawayThis month, to celebrate the holidays and my fifth year of blogging, I’m going to give away some of the books on my shelves! With the exception of one I didn’t finish, these are all books I read and enjoyed this year, and all are good slightly used copies. Here are your choices.

20151204_130524Three books I read and reviewed this year:

Two books I read but didn’t have a chance to review:

  • The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin – this is the last in the Tales of the City series, so of course it’s a must-read if you love the series.
  • The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer – this was strongly recommended as one of Heyer’s best. If you like regency fiction, this is a fun read. I’m not sure Heyer is for me, so I’m passing it along.

20151204_130709And lastly, a book I didn’t finish but I know someone else will appreciate:

  • How to be both by Ali Smith – this book won the Women’s Prize for Fiction last year and people love it. It’s a book that tells two intertwined stories but the two halves can be read in either order. I just couldn’t get into it. It’s a really nice hardback copy that I won in a giveaway last year.

How the giveaway works: I’ll give away one book each Saturday starting December 19.  To enter, leave a comment that includes:

  1. Which book(s) you’d like to win; AND
  2. One of your favorite reads published in 2015 and why.

20151212_155546The rules: You can enter until January 9.  I’ll give away up to four books and no one can win more than one. To win you need to follow my blog via email, WordPress, Twitter, or Bloglovin. You get an extra entry for retweeting or linking to this post on your blog (I’ll keep track since WP doesn’t give me a widget for that). I’m willing to ship outside the United States.

So there it is!  I hope you’ll enter for one of these books.

Winner #1: Kristia (The Things They Carried or Caleb’s Crossing)

Winner #2: Lory (Olive Kitteridge)

Winner #3: TJ (How to be Both)

Winner #4: Mary (The Grand Sophy)

  17 comments for “End of Year Book Giveaway!

  1. Mary Preston
    December 5, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Fantastic thank you.

    I’d love either the Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout or Georgette Heyer book.

    I actually don’t have a favorite that was published in 2015. I don’t think I have read anything from 2015. My favorite read this year was from 2013. THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS by Tom Keanally was amazing. It’s all about WWI nurses pretty much on the edge of the battlefields. Such an eye opener.

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    • December 5, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Thanks for entering! Most years I don’t read too many new releases either. The book you recommend sounds great, WWI is such an interesting time in history.

  2. December 5, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Ooh, I want to read Olive Kitteridge, especially now for my 2016 Reading New England Challenge. I’ll be interested to see what you thought of Caleb’s Crossing — just realized I needed to add that to the RNE list as well. Thanks for the great giveaway! Oh, and I would say Girl Waits with Gun as one of my favorites of 2015. It was a fun, smart book with great characters and an interesting historical setting. What’s not to love?

    • December 5, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks for the retweet! That sounds like an interesting challenge.

    • December 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Lory, you won Week 2 of the giveaway! I’ll contact you with details.

      • January 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm

        I received the book, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to reading it for the Fiction category of Reading New England.

  3. December 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    shame you didnt get on with Ali Smith. Maybe if you had a different version which began with the other story you might get into it more. I’ll pass on the giveaway this time – have gone on a bit of a buying splurge recently so no room left at this inn

  4. komal
    December 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    To be honest I didn’t get to read many 2015 published titles. I read only two: Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein and The Gracekeepers by Kristy Logan. And The Gracekeepers became one of my favourites of the year! Its a beautiful book inside and out. I guess it resonated with me because its all sorts of magical and I love that in books!
    I’d love to have either How to Be Both by Ali Smith or Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Thank you for the giveaway! (Just followed you on Twitter!)

    • komal
      December 8, 2015 at 6:10 am

      And retweeted too! 😀

  5. Kristia
    December 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to win The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien or Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. One of my favorite reads read in 2015 (not published in 2015) is Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. It’s an emotional read that makes you connect with the main character and that’s why I loved it. I read some books published in 2015 but no-one ended in my favorite’s list.
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    • December 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Kristia, you won the first giveaway! I’ll email you to get your info.

  6. Rhonda
    December 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Curious Barbour Ali Smiths book.one of my favorite boos The Daughters Adrienne Celt beautifully written a book about the relationship between mothers and daughters add to it a touch of magic.Really unique,

  7. December 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I’d love to win a copy of Olive Kitteridge or How to Be Both. Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite fiction from 2015 was probably Kent Harouf’s Our Souls at Night. It was such a quietly beautiful story.

    • December 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      I can’t wait to read Our Souls at Night. It’s on the library wait list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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