Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been just over four years since I started this blog on January 1, 2014, and I’d love to celebrate with you.
Stealing a fun idea from Nicole of Feed Your Fiction Addiction, I’m posting a list of 20 books on my TBR pile. If you win, you get to pick one and and I’ll send you your very own copy. Depending on price and availability the book sent may be used (good condition) or new; I will send via Book Depository if international. I can also send an ebook if you prefer and if it’s available.
I then solemnly vow and promise to read and review my copy within a month; it would be great if you would read along with me, but I won’t hold you to it. Please peruse the list, and then if you’d like to participate, use the Rafflecopter widget below. I hope there’s enough variety to give you all something that might interest you! Links are to Goodreads.
I would hereby like to acknowledge and thank my top commenters, and give you an extra boost in the giveaway — please identify yourself via Rafflecopter, and you will get five extra entries!
- Chris of Calmgrove
- Laurie of Relevant Obscurity
- Brian of Babbling Books
- Erica of Erica Robyn Reads
- Katie of Doing Dewey
- Jessica of The Bookworm Chronicles
Thank you all so much for being with me through these four years, or for stopping by if you’re a new visitor. And now for the book list:
- The Art Forger – B. A. Shapiro (Contemporary fiction about the Gardner Museum heist)
- Before the Feast – Sasa Stanisic (novel in translation about a German village steeped in myth and folklore)
- The Blood of the Martyrs – Naomi Mitchison (historical novel about early Christians)
- The Blue Flower – Penelope Fitzgerald (lyrical historical fiction about the German poet Novalis)
- The Butterfly Mosque – G. Willow Wilson (memoir of the author’s conversion to Islam and life in Cairo)
- The Country Child – Alison Uttley (autobiographical fiction of an English childhood)
- A Different Kind of Daughter – Maria Toorpakai (nonfiction about a sport-loving Pakistani girl who passed as a boy)
- Dream Days – Kenneth Grahame (classic essays and stories by the author of The Wind in the Willows)
- The Edge of the World – Michael Pye (nonfiction about the cultural importance of the North Sea region)
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively (Carnegie-medal-winning ghost story)
- The Infinite Air – Fiona Kidman (historical bio-fiction about a New Zealand woman aviator)
- Jude The Obscure – Thomas Hardy (ultimate depressing Hardy novel)
- A London Child of the 1870s – Molly Hughes (memoir of a London childhood)
- Love – Elizabeth von Arnim (semi-autobiographical romance between an older woman and a younger man)
- Love in a Fallen city – Eileen Chang (stories in translation from one of the great writers of contemporary China)
- Marmee and Louisa – Eve LaPlante (biography of Louisa May Alcott and her mother)
- Notes on a Cowardly Lion – John Lahr (biography of Vaudevillian Bert Lahr)
- The Owl Service – Alan Garner (classic YA fantasy based on Welsh myth)
- The Path – Michael Puett (based on a popular Harvard class on Chinese philosophy)
- The Spire – William Golding (historical fiction about the building of an English cathedral)
Congratulations to R-J, who won the Make Me Read It giveaway and chose The Art Forger from my TBR list. I’ll be sending her a copy, and reading mine ASAP!