Reading New England Giveaway

Posted December 30, 2016 by Lory in challenges, giveaways / 21 Comments

Reading New England

As 2016 draws to an end, it’s time for the Reading New England giveaway, celebrating a wonderful year of reading and discussing the literature of this region — which was also my third full year of blogging. It’s been so much fun to share it with you!

The giveaway winner can choose a book or books from all the titles I’ve read this year — see my wrap-up post for that list. Note that this includes ALL the books I read, whether I reviewed them or not.

You do not have to be participating in the challenge to enter, but here’s the incentive for participants:

  • If you win and have linked up 0-2 reviews, you can choose ONE book from my list.
  • If you’ve linked up 3-8 reviews, you can chose TWO books.
  • If you’ve linked up 9-12 reviews, you can choose THREE books.


Visiting and commenting on other posts will also earn you extra entries, so be sure to check out the Genre Post and State Post linkup pages. From Alcott to Updike, Wharton to Tartt, Lovecraft to Jackson, there are so many famous books and authors to explore — as well as new and lesser-known gems.

This giveaway is international (to countries served by Book Depository), and as always, void where prohibited by law. Books may be in new or lightly used condition, but will be finished copies (not ARCs). Good luck to all!


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21 responses to “Reading New England Giveaway

  1. I would love a copy of The Children by Ann Leary! I read it as an e-ARC but she is a favorite author of mine and I’d like to own her books!

  2. Of all the books you’ve read, I was most intrigued by New England Bound. I think it would be a great follow-up to Mayflower, which only hinted at the slave trade started by the colonists. Did you ever got around to watching Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House? Or did the book put you off trying the movie?

    • That would indeed be a great follow-up. The history of New England slavery is shamefully underexposed.

      I did watch the movie, and enjoyed it! It was interesting to see what they chose to lift pretty much straight from the book, and what they altered. It did make a more light-hearted impression, I found.

  3. I really wanted to read Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House, but couldn’t find a copy, so I would choose that one. I really like the film so I’d be interested in reading the book.

    Or Olive Kitteridge since I’ve heard others talk about it and Life among the Savages, because I need to read more Shirley Jackson!

    Such a nice gesture for the participants.

  4. I would love to read New England Bound. It looks fascinating. I think sometimes we New Englanders have a tendency to view ourselves as a little bit superior to southern people because we don’t see our history as quite so bound up in slavery, but of course, that is not the reality. It’s just that it’s not talked about as much.

    • I had the same impression about New England, but from this book I learned how slavery is very much part of our history.