What Should I Read in January? Giveaway

It’s the holiday season, and I’m not going to miss the chance to give away a book! So, once again, it’s time for you to choose a prize from my overflowing bookshelves. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Visit my TBR list and choose one book you’d like to have. (Books on my wish list or upcoming book club reads are not eligible.)
  2. Leave a comment on this post (not on my TBR list) telling me your choice.
  3. Only one entry per person. If you’re interested in more than one book, you can offer a couple of options, and I’ll read the one that suits my fancy and pass it along to you. It’s ok to choose the same book as someone else.
  4. Make your choice and leave your comment by December  31.

During the first week of January, I’ll randomly select one recommendation. Once I’ve read the winning book, I’ll pass it along to the winner.

And now for the usual caveats:

  • All books are used, but most are perfectly readable. I’ve noted a few books that are particularly shabby on my list.
  • I’ll mail the book as soon as I’m done reading it. The longer the book, the longer it’ll take.
  • If you recommend a series, you’ll get the first book in the series only.
  • If you’re a brilliant recommender and choose a book I can’t part with, you’ll get a brand spanking new copy!

Have fun shopping from my list!

Note: I plan to cull a few books from my shelf in January—I have to make room for books I’ll really enjoy! If there are any there that you don’t think are worth reading, let me know, and I’ll take your advice into consideration; however, I am determined to give Faulkner another try this year, so it’s there to stay!

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24 Responses to What Should I Read in January? Giveaway

  1. Jes says:

    Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food by Joel Salatin

    He has great stuff to say about food! But his politics are also in some places vast chasms to the right of me, so I feel ambivalent, and hence haven’t bought his books myself. So that’s my pick.

  2. Becca says:

    Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    It’s one of those books that I always say I’m going to read but never get to. But if the book were by some chance to show up the odds of me actually reading it would go way up. Thanks!

  3. Jane says:

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

    I have been dying to read this for some time. I hear really wonderful things about it. Although of your books which I have read (and own) I would seriously push for An American Tragedy and I, Claudius to be #s 2 and 3 to read after the contest.

  4. esther says:

    I still think you should read The History of Love by Nicole Kraus.

  5. bookoholic says:

    I’ll throw my hat in the ring for Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni.

  6. Kaye says:

    Gatsby’s Girl or Foucaults Pendulum would be great. Just love Fitzgerad or anything related ot him in writing. I’ve never read anything by Caroline Preston but it might just be that gem we readers are always looking for.
    Please enter me in the drawing. Happy Holidays.

  7. I would like Do You Speak American? I just finished reading Snoop: What your stuff says about you, and now that I know what your stuff says, it would be interesting to know what my mode of speaking says.

  8. Popin says:

    I’d suggest The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It looks like such a good read and it’s on my wish list too :p.

    All the best

    ~ Popin

  9. Wrighty says:

    They all sound good! I have pages for my TBR pile and I get more good suggestions every day. It’s not a bad problem to have though is it? Different Seasons by Stephen King would be fun for those long cold nights. I think it’s some of his short stories. Creepy but fun! Thanks and happy holidays!

  10. Icedream says:

    The Mortician’s Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom is a book that I keep seeing good reviews of and think “I’d like to read that” but then forget to write it down. I’m going to write it down now just in case but I’d sure love to win it. :D

  11. adevotedreader says:

    Having just read Riki Tiki Tavi to my little brother for the first time, I’d like to read Kim by Kipling to see if his adult novel is as good.

    However, I also think you can’t read Catch 22, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Wind in the willows quick enough (although I’ve already got much loved copies of my own).

  12. Gwendolyn B. says:

    ROOTS OF EVIL by Sarah Rayne. I’m curious about her work and would love to win a book! (Hope it’s good!) Thanks for the chance.
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  13. Reva Skie says:

    Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

  14. bermudaonion says:

    I’d like to be entered for THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD.

  15. Megan says:

    I see lots of a good stuff on your list, but I’d have to say that I’m most interested in reading Triangle by Katharine Weber. It’s been on my wish list for quite some time, but I still have yet to acquire it.

  16. ElleVee says:

    UNDER THE SKIN by Michael Faber – I’ve been crazy about him ever since reading ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’, and I can’t find any books by him at my bookstore!

  17. mamacitay2j says:

    Holy cow at your TBR pile! Looks like you got a looooong way to go.. I only took a quick browse, but both “Animals in Translation” by Temple Grandin and “Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild” by Susan McCarthy look interesting.. Anyway, good luck knocking down that pile, and Happy Holidays!!

    (lpmccann AT gmail DOT com)

  18. Alyce says:

    I would love to hear about (and win) The Great Starvation Experiment: The Heroic Men Who Starved So That Millions Could Live by Todd Tucker. I’ve entered a few times for this one, so it would be fun to win.

  19. I would recommend you
    – Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    – The Finovar Tapestry (Books 1-3) by Guy Gavriel Kay
    – Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
    – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    – Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    For the contest, i would like to enter for the first of finovar tapestry (i already have the other books).


  20. BevE says:

    That’s a lot of books TBR : D

    The one I’m interested in is, The Stepford Wives by Ira Lerin .
    I’ve seen both movie versions but have never read the book.
    I loved the first movie with Katherine Ross and Paula Prentiss.

    Thanks for the giveaway – I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  21. Anita Yancey says:

    The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (or)
    Floater by Calvin Trillin
    They both sound like good books. Ones I would love to read myself. Thanks for having this contest.

  22. Sheri says:

    “The Last Single Woman in America” by Cindy Guidry sounds like a really funny read!

  23. meg89 says:

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, definitely!

    I’m determined to read this one this year, so if you read it and pass it along, I won’t have to hunt a copy down!

    If you’re going to cut your TBR list, I’d cut Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer. I’ve read a few of her books, and while they aren’t bad, I couldn’t tell you much about them either. Like a less funny, more formulaic Jane Austen. There are much better choices on the list.

    Happy reading in 2009!

  24. MJ says:

    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome Jerome

    I’d love to have this.

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