DRAWING CLOSED. I’ll post the name of the winner early Wednesday morning.
I’m giving away a new Kindle Paperwhite. Random drawing, simple rules:
1. Enter once and only once (IP addresses are noted by the program)
2. Name one good book you’ve read that was published in 2012 or 2013, for the first time. So no new editions of something first published in 2001
3. I’ll draw a name in about two week’s time. You must come back here to find out if you’ve won. If I don’t hear from the winner in five days, I’ll draw a new name.
Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The characters really come alive!
“Under the Same Sky” by Genevieve Graham
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
As a huge fan of Chelsea Cain, I read Let me Go, which was published in August 2013. It was amazing, but I am biased :)
Necessary Lies, by Dianne Chamberlin — unfortunately based on the sterilization of poor women in North Carolina in the 1920s through the early 1970s. The story is fiction, but this really happened to many poor women deemed feeble-minded or suffering from epilepsy. It is a great book.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – I enjoy all his myth/god stories for their fantasy and grittiness.
The Firebird Susanna Kearsley
“Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. Thanks for the contest.
I recently read The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin, a terrific first novel. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16110311-the-persecution-of-mildred-dunlap
Thank you, Rosina!
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel This is the female side of “The Right Stuff.”
Imperial Scandal by Teresa Grant
“Lighthouse Bay” by Kimberley Freeman :-)
The Aftermath by Rhidian Brooks
Deeply Odd by Dean Kootnz – great series.
Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, and was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. Her novels, have received critical acclaim.
The book I most highly recommend is Grande’s 2012 “The Distance Between Us,”a memoir. She writes about her life before and after moving without papers from Mexico to the States. Reyna write her life through a child’s eyes, later as an adolescent and young adult: She was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. She writes of this sadness as a child sees it, and from the 3rd person viewpoint. When Reyna was going on ten, she became a clandestine immigrant, and she shows us the terrible costs that she and her whole family endured simply to survive. She writes poignantly about the dark side of the American Dream that the child, adolescent and young adult experiences, the ripped up family life. The costs, the losses, and her survival.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
DUST by Hugh Howey
100 summers by Beatriz Williams
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey ARcher
Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Witch Wrath by Terry Brooks
The Raven Boys (Book 1) September 2012 & The Dream Thieves (Book 2) September 2013 by Maggie Stiefvater.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
“tThe Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, 2012
Round House by Louise Erdich
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Metzer. One of the
most unique and engaging fiction books I read last year.
I am torn between two…”The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, and “The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Soiciety” by Darien Gee. Two amazing and drastically different books!
I fell in love with Cormoran Striker in “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (Later I found out that J.K. Rowlings wrote it. Had I known, I might never have bought it since I never read any of the Harry Potter books (nor saw the movies). Perhaps I should but I would rather read more about Cormoran Striker.
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig.
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Divergent series. My students recommended the series.
You don’t have any new ones, do you?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
I’ve read some wonderful books recently but apparently very few newer ones! So I have one parenting book – Peaceful Parents Happy Kids by Laura Markham. Loved it and keep returning to it.
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
bad monkey by carl hiaasen, great beach read…
I’m a big fan of Lois Greiman, so I couldn’t wait for Finding Home to be published in November of 2012. A great start to a new series.
Thanks for the chance to participate in this contest!
Shadow of nights, by Deborah Harkness,,great stuff.:)
‘The Silent Wife – A.S.A. Harrison. Stayed up late to finish this one!
The Other Child by Charlotte Link
Very good, sad, disturbing and glad I read it!
I just finished “Savage Continent” by Keith Lowe. Great non-fiction.
Thanks a lot for the opportunity, Rosina.
The After Wife (Gigi Levangie Grazer) made me laugh at loud, sometimes at myself!
Flight Behaviour by Brbara Kingsolver
“The Firebird” by Susanna Kearsley
“Out of The Easy” by Ruta Sepetys
Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. When I put this down, I said to myself “I may have just read a Nobel Prize winning author.”
How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny. Lovely and gripping series.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Just one book!? There are SO Many GREAT books I’ve read they were published in 2012 or 2013. I think I will pick one that not many people may have heard of, “You Are Mine” by Janeal Falor. Thanks for holding the giveaway!
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. Am loving all the book recommendations. Thanks.
The Light In The Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.
A Memory of Light, by Robert Jordan
Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara. Book 8 of the Chronicles of Elantra. Fantasy meets cop story.
Poison Princess- Kresley Cole
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Book 2 of the All Souls Series)
I finally got a Kindle (yay ebooks!), so I can keep my name out of the hat, but I love seeing new reading recommendations. I’ve just finished Courtney Cole’s If You Stay, and I really liked it. The storyline had some weight to it, without bringing me so far down that I was sorry to be reading it.
“Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy” by Ken Follett Thanks for this opportunity!
11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
The Midwife’s Tale by Sam Thomas. I loved it and I hope there is a continuation.
I read, and liked: “I Murdered the Spelling Bee” by Wendy Dager, Published in 2012.
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Well, this made me realize I truly rarely read newly published books. Finally found The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern which was published in 2012 and that I read for book club.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Reza Aslan’s “Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth”. Fine scholarship that reads like a story. And a well-known story becomes new because of fine scholarship!
And, the new Mary Oliver collection, “Dog Songs”.
Thanks to everyone for adding to my library list!
The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
UNDER THE SAME SKY by Genevieve Graham
The Redeemer; Jo Nesbo
Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley!
House of Hades by Rick Riordan. It is a children’s/young adult book, and I’m reading the entire series of Riordan’s children’s books with my 10 year old. That, in itself, makes it special because we argue over who gets the book to read in the evening and then hash out plot twists. Watching my son’s anticipation for this book to come out (it was released on Oct. 8) was really great. This book talks about being true to yourself, friendship, team work, accepting others who are different from you, believing in yourself, finding your own path, etc. Its really, really great. (as are all of his books – I haven’t read his adult books yet)
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
Best book I read that year for the first time was “life after life” by kate atkinson.
The President’s Henchman by Joseph Flynn