BBAW Giveaway: A Book a Day

EDITED TO ADD: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all the participants. Winners are listed below!

For Book Blogger Appreciation week, I want to give all of you an opportunity to share your favorite blogs, so I’m hosting a book giveaway in which you can do just that. The prize is up to you! Last year, I had such fun with this giveaway that I knew I had to repeat it.

To enter, leave a comment with in which you tell me about (1) a favorite book blog and (2) one book that you’ve learned about on a blog and really want to read.

Each day during BBAW, I’ll choose one winner around 10 pm EST, making a grand total of five winners. If your comment is chosen, you’ll win a copy of the book that you mentioned in your comment. (Limit $25 USD.) This contest is open internationally. I’ll choose the final winner on Friday at 10 pm EST. All winners selected at

Only one entry per person. Although readers who enter early in the week will be entered in all remaining drawings for the week, you can only win once!

The Winners

  • Monday: Caite, whose recommended blog is Angieville and book selection is Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
  • Tuesday: Kristen M., whose recommended blog is Bibliophile by the Sea and book selection is War on the Margins by Libby Cone.
  • Wednesday: Sit Here and Read, whose recommended blog is The Story Siren and book selection is Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
  • Thursday: Moridin, whose recommended blog is Confessions of a Bookaholic and book selection is Paranormalcy.
  • Friday: Velocibadgergirl, whose recommended blog is Write Meg and book selection is The Hunger Games.
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80 Responses to BBAW Giveaway: A Book a Day

  1. Amanda West says:

    Booking with Bingo is one of my favorite blogs. My Name is Memory is one book I learned about on several blogs and I really want to read. Thanks for the giveaway!
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  2. Michelle says:

    One of my favorite bloggers is Devourer of Books. One book that is at the top of my wish list is Mr. Peanut. What a great giveaway!

    jmchshannon at gmail dot com

  3. Simon T says:

    I feel I’m going to be asking qu.1 all week, so today I will choose Claire’s blog A Captive Reader. And the book I saw on a blog (maybe yours, actually!) and want is A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Reading Jane Austen!

  4. Okay, I’ll talk about Fyrefly’s Book Blog. Nicki’s blog is lovely to look at, organized, and her reviews are succinct but deep enough to cover any problems or any joyous things she’s found in a book. She also created the Book Blogger Search Engine, which I use weekly.

    Her cheerleading for Guy Gavriel Kay has made me want to read Under Heaven, one of his historical fantasies, even though I didn’t like The Summer Tree as much as I thought I would have.

  5. Rebecca Reid says:

    Amanda at the Zen Leaf is a favorite book blogger — and she really enjoyed The Tenant of Wildfell Hall so I’d really love to win that one.

    I think you guys wrote about that recently too? Right? You’re a favorite blog of mine too, of course.

  6. Tony says:

    One I didn’t mention in my post earlier today is Claire at ‘Paperback Reader’, a most eclectic and articulate reader/writer :)

    A book, you say? Hmm. How about Rohinton Mistry’s ‘Tales from Firozsha Baag’ then? ;)

  7. Caitie F says:

    A favorite? But I have so many! I will go with one that I have discovered relatively recently — Angieville.

    I have seen a lot of interesting things about Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin and really want to check it out!

  8. Trisha says:

    What a great way to host a giveaway! I cheated a bit and talked about two new book blogs for today’s prompt, but over at Amy Reads, there’s an overload of books I want to read. I think the one that stands out is From the Beast to the Blonde by Marina Warner.

  9. Erin says:

    I have recently discovered Minnesota Reads and have been loving the blog. Not just for Minnesotans!

    A book I’ve been hearing about and would love to read is Finny by Justin Kramon!

  10. I love the site
    I would like a copy of the book Matched by Ally Condie.

  11. Misha Mathew says:

    My favorite book blog is LA Femme Readers. I love her book reviews!
    A book i have been yearning to read is Dancing for Degas by Kathryn wagner. I would love to read that book


  12. Ang says:

    In addition to your wonderful blog, my other favorite is Vulpes Libris – always entertaining!

    The book I would like right now is Murder City : Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields. I first read about it on the Powells book blog – I knew they were a great store, but didn’t know about their blog. I always find something interesting there!

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  13. Jenny says:

    I have ridiculously many favorites, including y’all of course! One I really enjoy is A Book Blog. Period (; She always makes me smile. And a book I’ve read about on a book blog–I’m rather longing for What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt, which Andi at Estella’s Revenge mentioned recently. It sounds great!

  14. Lu says:

    How about Jenny’s Books who posted right before me? She’s a fabulous book blogger! I always love her posts and she’s a very honest reviewer.

    So this one has been everywhere, but I didn’t *want* to read it until I heard an interview with Jonathan Franzen on NPR. So I’m picking Freedom by Franzen. I’ve totally ignored most of the hype, so I don’t think I’ll be disappointed.

  15. Steph says:

    I love Nicola’s blog, Vintage Reads ( It’s got such a wonderful selection of oft neglected women writers, and if a book blog can be soothing, this is it!

    One book that she highlighted that I’d love to read is Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons. I think it’s just recently been reissued in the U.S. after being out of print for quite a while… Here’s hoping for a Stella Gibbons renaissance!

  16. leeswammes says:

    One blog that I really like is She’s currently nominated for two of the BBAW blog awards!

    A book I’ve been waiting to read is Room by Emma Donoghue – I’ve been hearing good things about it.

  17. Amy says:


    1. A Musing Reviews is a hilarious blog with great content!

    2. I really want to read MATCHED!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  18. Rabid Fox says:

    What a fantastic contest.

    One of my favorite book blogs to frequent in Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews( It’s a great blog that focuses mainly on fantasy titles, but does branch out into other genres on occasion. Always something new to find there.

    As for a book I’d like to read. I picked up word of a book called Slights by Kaaron Warren that I’d quite like to read.

  19. Melissa says:

    Awesome giveaway!

    One of my favorite blogs is

    She’s always reading great classics and I love talking about them.

    As for the book, I keep hearing about Room by Emma Donoghue and I would love to read it.

  20. One of my favourite blogs is:

    And one book I want to read is The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson!

    Here is my BBAW: First Treasure post!

  21. Sandee61 says:

    Here’s one of my favorite blogs: sKrishnas books:

    She reads such a great variety of genres, has awesome book covers and reviews. I’m really intrigued by two books on her site and would love to read them:

    The Life You Imagined by Kristina Riggle
    Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

    Thank you for the entry!


  22. diana says:

    probably sheila’s blog….one person’s journey etc……loveher her morning meanderings and her review and gushing of to kill a mockingbird makes me think i need to read it again because i think….gasp…..i didn’t like it so much the first time around!!!

  23. Emily says:

    What a great giveaway, Teresa! I’m going to cheat a bit and mention a book that several of my fave blogs have reviewed recently, including this one: Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North. Other than y’all, I enjoyed Richard’s review at Caravana de recuerdos, and EL Fay’s at This Book & I Could Be Friends.

  24. Judit says:

    I’ve recently came across Kelsey Sutton’s blog and I really loved it. She has great reviews and also runs Secondhand Saturday giveaway which is fun :)

    She made review of Matched by Ally Condie and I suddenly became very interested in this book.

    Thank you for the contest and for making it international!

    judittten at gmail dot com

  25. Miss Marjie says: Gotta love The Book Smugglers. They’re amazing.

    I really want to read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. :)

  26. Ashley says:

    I really enjoy Confessions of a Bookaholic ( I’m looking forward to “Matched” by Ally Condie, which I’ve heard about on several blogs.

  27. Katy says:

    I love Helen’s Book Blog:

    I really want to read THE FIDDLER’S GUN by A.S. Peterson.

  28. Hi !
    I would like to enter for the giveaway. The OF blog is one of my favourite books blogs (

    Recently i’ve seen some reviews to Dreadnought by Cherie Priest, and i’m curious about

    To enter, leave a comment with in which you tell me about (1) a favorite book blog and (2) one book that you’ve learned about on a blog and really want to read.

    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

  29. Tanya says:

    One of my fave book review blogs is

    and I am excited to read Mockingjay because I have read so many great reviews of it Thanks for the giveaway

  30. lizzysiddal says:

    I love although Frances’s book lust series is a serious drain on my finances.

    From that series, I haven’t yet bought Edith Grossman’s “Why Translation Matters”. I’m hoping that your giveaway will remedy that ….


    Very generous giveaway, Teresa. Thank you.

  31. Splendibird says:

    I really love The Bookette and her recent review of Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld had me instantly adding it to my wishlist.

  32. One of my favorite books blogs is Jen’s Book Thoughts at She recently mentioned Dennis Lehane’s MOONLIGHT MILE, which I’m champing at the bit to read. It doesn’t come out until November but can be pre-ordered now.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  33. I really like the blog Dreaming in Books, as a new one I love at least.

    I’d really like to read Amy and Eric’s Epic Detour. I saw that around the blog world.

  34. Suey says:

    Angieville ( is one of my favorite book blogs, and recently, she talked about a book called Jane by April Lindner that I think I’d love!

    jenstusue AT yahoo DOT com

    Fun giveaway! Thanks!

  35. Lori L says:

    A favorite blog is Chris at bookarama:

    I’d really like to win Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

  36. Moridin says:

    1. Confessions of a Bookaholic
    2. Paranormalcy

  37. Alyce says:

    One of my favorite book blogs is Age 30+… A Lifetime of Books (

    I’d like to win Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, which I learned about at Presenting Lenore – one of my other favorites.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  38. a GREAT read is a wonderful blog.

    I’m a long time follower.
    I seen a great review of Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn. I want to read that book sooo much!!

  39. Kristen M. says:

    I really like Diane’s blog, Bibliophile by the Sea —

    We tend to read different sorts of books but I read her blog anyway because she’s a great person!

    I would love to get a copy of War on the Margins by Libby Cone. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Heather says:

    One book blog I really like is Nonsuch Book ( – Frances has excellent taste, both books-wise and design-wise, and is always drawing her readers’ attention to all kinds of loveliness like this:

    And a book I learned about from a blog that I really want to read: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. I first heard about it via Jane Brocket’s blog ( and then Carol over at Book Group of One mentioned it recently, too (

  41. Amy says:

    One of my favorite blogs is Bibliophile by the Sea
    South of Broad by Pat Conroy

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

  42. Melody says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    One of my favourite blogs is Sandy of You’ve Gotta Read This!

    I want to read “The Gendarme” by Mark T. Mustian after reading Sandy’s lovely review!

    melreadingcorner AT gmail DOT com

  43. 1. I love Carin at A Little Bookish.
    2. The book that I am dying to read is Mr. Peanut.

    girlsgonereading (at) yahoo (dot) com

  44. Memory says:

    things mean a lot is a long-time favourite. Ana reviews many wonderful-sounding books, but her review of THE FOX WOMAN by Kij Johnson particularly piqued my interest.

  45. I really like this idea for a giveaway!

    I love the blog theHappyNappyBookseller A while ago she wrote a review of Wanting Mor by Rukshana Khan. ever since I’ve wanted to read it, but I’ve never gotten around to it.

    willbprez at aol dot com

  46. Marilyn says:

    Well, not to suck up too much, but I think Shelf Love is my favorite book blog. The book that I read about on a blog that I really want to read right now is Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. I read a good review about it at:

  47. Myrtle Z. says:

    The Story Siren is one of my favorite book blogs – she’s so up-to-date.

    Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus is a book that was featured in a lot of blogs and I am dying to read it.

    Myrtle Z.

  48. mrsheisefpms says:

    A Favorite Blog: The Story Siren

    Book I Really Want To Read: The Replacement

  49. Spav says:

    One of my favourite blogs is Literary Escapism.
    One book I really want to read is Sea by Heidi R. Kling.


  50. kemendraugh says:

    Oh, I am going to squeeze in two blog mentions into this!

    One of my favourite blogs is written by a close personal friend of mine, Snazel is absolutely fantastic, and her review make me smile :)

    And a book I learned about on another friend of mine’s blog, is How to Tame Your Dragon. She loved it and it’s spreading!

  51. Sasha says:

    Let me point you to my friend Carina’s new book blog: We’re good friends, she’s an amazing human being, and I was thrilled to bits and pieces when she told me she’d begun to blog about books. :]

    The book? Alberto Manguel’s A READER ON READING, which has gotten love from many book-lovers everywhere.

  52. sithereandread says:

    My fav book blog is The Story Siren

    I have heard such great things about Personal Demons by Lisa Schroeder, I’d love to win it!

    sithereandread (at) gmail (dot) com

  53. Scoot says:

    A favorite book blog of mine is Supernatural Snark! ( and one book that you’ve learned about on a blog and really want to read is Matched by Ally Condie!


  54. Alena says:

    I often visit Carol’s prints book blog:

    The author – Carolina is a writer so there are also many posts about writing, publishing etc…

    I recently became interested in Firelight by Sophie Jordan. The very first review I read about this book have been Carol’s :)



  55. Angela D. says:

    One of my favorite book blogs is Reading with Tequila ( and one book that I found there that I would really like to read is Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell.

  56. Marie says:

    I’d really like to read THE BELLS, which I heard about on Books on the Nightstand. Thanks for entering me! :-)

  57. SFP says:

    You know about Frisbee: A Book Journal, right? A wonderful spot for out of the ordinary recommendations.

    A book I’m really looking forward to this fall is Cynthia Ozick’s Foreign Bodies.

  58. Throuthehaze says:

    VVB32 Reads is one of my faves

    I would love a copy of Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith

  59. Susan in TX says:

    Oh, there are many favs, but Simon’s Stuck-in-a-book and Claire’s Captive Reader head the list for me. A book I’d like to read would be Mr. Rosenblum’s List recommended many places, but I believe I saw it first on Simon’s blog.
    Of course, Shelf Love is on the fav list as well! :)

  60. scottsgal says:

    I like Book Binge. I can’t wait to read Blink by James Patterson or Mockingjay

  61. Aths says:

    My favorite blog is Kathy’s Bermudaonion’s Weblog! As for a book that I am itching to read after seeing some awesome blogger recommendations, it is Matterhorn.

  62. Heather Henderson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite blog and the blog that I first discovered that got me hooked on all that is book blogs is Stephanie Barko’s blog
    The book that I’ve read reviews of from several different blogs is Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

  63. My favorite book blog is Bart’s Bookshelf. He really have an excellent taste for books.

    His rave reviews for Patrick Ness Monsters of Men really pushed me to look for the first two books of the series even if its pretty hard to find a copy of those here.

    Great giveaway, btw.

  64. The Raven says:

    I’m really enjoying Dead White Guys right now–along with many of the ones mentioned above.

    I can’t wait to read the new Pevear & Valakhonsky translation of Doctor Zhivago…or perhaps new Maude translation of War and Peace…?

  65. My favorite book blogger is Write Meg :

    The book I most want to read this year after hearing about it online is The Hunger Games!

  66. I enjoy many book blogs. Recently, I discovered, and there was a review of Firelight by Jordan. I really want to read this book.

  67. anotherjoy says:

    One book blog I’ve recently really appreciated has been Cafe Lily’s Book Reviews at . I also saw the latest Beth Moore book “So Long, Insecurity” over at Tuesdays with Maggie’s blog ( ) and I’m really interested in that now.

  68. emily l says:

    Bookin’ With Bingo is probably my favorite book blog, and a book I never would have known about if it wasn’t for book bloggers would be Pride & Prejudice and Zombies

  69. Jessica B says:

    I love Stephanie Perkins’s blog, and two blogs have recommended The Light of Asteria, so I really want to read it.

  70. Chase says:

    My favorite book blog is probably Book Chick City. As for a book I learnt about on a book blog and really want to read, it’s gotta be Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.

  71. Dovile says:

    I like the Historical Tapestry blog.
    I’d like to read The Complete Persepolis about which I learned here.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  72. Giada M. says:

    One of my favorite blog is vvb32 reads and a book I’ve learned on a blog and I want to read is Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key by Kage Baker. Thank you for making this giveaway international! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. Kinna says:

    One of my favorite book blogs is Amy Reads. I would love to read Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okarafor

  74. Sue says:

    My favorite is Farmlane Books. LOVE it. A book I want to read is Room by Emma Donoghue. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  75. Lu says:

    Books with bite is my favourite blog at the moment. And I would love to read Paranormalcy which I have seen on a lot of blogs.

    Thanks so much for a brilliant giveaway!!

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

  76. Elise says:

    Favorite book blog is The story siren, I love imm meme and reviews and letters to publishers answering questions.

    A book I discovered on a blog was The Tension of Opposites, which I immediately bought and read and loved it. It it wasnt for a few blogs mentioning this book, I probably would have missed it.

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  77. andrea says:

    I think my favorite book blog is The Undercover book lover and a book that I remember reading about first on a book blog (not sure which one) is Plain Kate, I’ve heard that it’s awesome.

    thanks a lot for the contest!

    email: adbcoz(at)

  78. jen7waters says:

    (1) a favorite book blog: I like to visit Book Lovers Inc. on a regular basis :)

    (2) one book that you’ve learned about on a blog and really want to read: oh my Gosh, one? xD ok, so recently I saw this book on a blog giveaway, called Bloodmaiden by Christine E Schulze, I read the review and got it soon after that.


  79. Linda Kish says:

    Booking with Bingo is a favorite of mine.

    I really want to read Don’t Blink.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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