Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My First Giveaway!

Tonight I met with some book club friends, and as a result of our conversation, I decided to join BookMooch. The site has you list books you are willing to send to members, and in return you can mooch books off other members. But first, I have to make a wish list of books I want to read.

So my friends, I am in need of book recommendations. If you would please leave me a comment with amazing books you have read, I will enter you in my first giveaway! Be sure to leave some kind of contact information as well. A randomly selected winner will receive a $10 gift card to Borders.

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and will close at 9:00 PM EST on Sunday, November 9th.

To assist you with your recommendations, I will leave you with a list of the last few books I have read:

Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Cross by James Patterson
Not So Snow White by Donna Kauffman

I can't wait to hear your recommendations!


  1. Nineteen minutes shook me to the core.

    I don't know if you like Sophie Kinsella or have read any of her books but I finished "Do You Remember Me?" a couple of weeks ago. It had me cracking up the whole time! It's a good lighthearted fluffy book. :)

  2. I'm about halfway done with "Skinny Dip" right now... I know technically I should finish a book before I recommend it, but I'm flying through it b/c it's one of those books that I just can't seem to put down. It's soooooo good. mpb2a at mtsu dot edu

  3. "Cancer is a bitch" gail konop baker, "tabloid love" by bridget harrison, "the big love" by sarah dunn, and "escape" by carolyn jessop

    just to name a few :)

  4. Although it's long, one book I read in my early 20s that I still vividly recall is The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye. It's what people call a historical novel, where the characters are fictional, but many of the scenes are true events.

    ciarra underscore taylor at hotmail dot com

  5. I must say you HAVE to read Double Cross by James Patterson then! It is an awesome book and since you have already read Cross then well...

    Awesome giveaway
    Shay B.

  6. A good one that I recently red was Eye Contact my Cammie McGovern. Check it out

  7. That book swap sounds fun! These are the books I've recommended a lot this year:

    The Road: not really a feel-good book, but so amazing

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: I sped through this one in about 24 hours at the beach

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: super entertaining; my book club loved it

    Interpreter of Maladies: short stories about the Indian-American experience; it won the Pulitzer a while back

    Life of Pi: if you haven't read it, give it a shot; another book club read

    The Time Traveler's Wife: this novel moves so quickly, and it's really entertaining

  8. Have you read anything by douglas preston? Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman is a great read!

  10. I'm telling you I still think you should read Twilight. I'll even give it to you to read :) I've also heard the Glass Castle is great!