June Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Posted 22 June, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook / 102 Comments


Giveaway Closed!

Judith from Leeswammes is hosting a Literary Giveaway Blog Hop this week. I’ve missed the past two giveaway hops (they occur quarterly) but am glad that I’m able to participate again this round. I hope you have fun hopping around to all the various giveaways!  I’m giving the winner a choice of any book I’ve blogged about in the past six years.

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment with the book of your choice from my list of books reviewed.
  2. Tell me one book you’ve read from the list that you loved.
  3. Include your email address in the comment.
  4. You don’t need to follow me, but if you enjoy my blog I hope that you will!
Giveaway will be open until Wednesday June 26th at 10 pm (CST) and I will draw a winner via Random.org on Thursday June 27th. 

Giveaway Closed!

Check out the other Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Hosts Below:

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Ciska’s Book Chest
  3. The Book Garden
  4. Sam Still Reading
  5. Ephemeral Digest
  6. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  7. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  8. The Things You Can Read (US)
  9. Seaside Book Nook
  10. The Relentless Reader (US)
  11. Under a Gray Sky Blog
  12. Exurbanis
  13. Candle Beam Book Blog
  14. Booklover Book Reviews
  15. Books in the Burbs (US)
  16. Babyboomerwrites
  17. River City Reading (US)
  18. Lakeside Musing (N. America)
  19. Read Lately (US)
  20. The Book Diva’s Reads
  21. A Place That Does Not Exist
  22. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (US)
  23. A corner of the library
  24. Roof Beam Reader
  25. The Misfortune of Knowing
  26. Girl Vs Bookshelf

  1. heavenali
  2. Love at First Book
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. The Siren’s Tale
  5. Musings and Ramblings
  6. The Readers Realm (US)
  7. Lost Generation Reader
  8. Readerbuzz
  9. Literary Meanderings
  10. Book Clutter
  11. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  12. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  13. Nose in a book
  14. Audios & More
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Mythical Books
  17. Books in the City

Happy Hopping!

102 Responses to “June Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!”

  1. I’ve just finished 11.22.63 and adored it! I didn’t think I would enjoy Stephen King, but I could not stop reading. I’d love to win Their Eyes Were Watching God.
    Thank you for a fantastic giveaway!

  2. Hello… :D thank you for this GA.
    I have looked into the list and I’m so excited to follow this blog because your book taste is similar with mine. I really love The Giver and I love Before I Go to Sleep too.

    But one book that always sticks in my mind is Ready Player One, man that’s one hell of a read (remind me of my MMORPG addiction back when I’m in high school).

    I’d love to win 11.22.63 because I’m Stephen King fans but I don’t have that book yet.

    Can I follow this blog via email ? My email is yahoo and I don’t know how to follow this. *I’m sorry for asking this.


  3. I would love to win The Art Forger.

    There are many books on your list I loved, Rebecca by du Marier, IT and The Stand by King. The Night Circus and 11.22.63.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Do not hesitate to enter mine :)

  4. I’d love to win The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. The Book Thief, A Thousand Splendid Suns are my favourites on your list! Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. I would love to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I read The Night Circus and The Book Thief.
    Thank you :D
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  6. Trish, I’m not even going to tell you a book from your list that I loved (I love SO MANY) but one that I am currently loving, which is True Grit by Charles Portis- I’m about 60 pages in and I loooooove it so much already! And please please may I win Stardust by Neil Gaiman please? Because everyone keeps talking about him all the time and I still haven’t read any of his books and that is NOT OK!

    Am I done?! Oh, right, email address :): devouringtexts[at]blogspot.com

  7. Great giveaway. I’d love to win 11-22-63 by Stephen King. I absolutely loved this book. My daughter would lo0ve this. I also saw one of my all time favorites on the list “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I’d love to win Little Women to read to my daughter some day- thanks for the giveaway!

    I’ve enjoyed many books from your list- but one I’ll mention is The Road by Cormac McCarthy because it was so different from anything I’ve ever read before.

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

  9. Ohhh Trish, you ALWAYS do this and I ALWAYS struggle to pick just one for my comment! ;)

    I think the one I’m most eager to read is NIGHT by Elie Wiesel. Probably. As for ones I’ve already read and loved… well, two of my favourite books ever are THE SECRET HISTORY and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, so you’ve got those covered. And I just read THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN and rather liked that as well. Yay Arnold!

    Happy reading this summer! :D
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
    emp501 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

  10. I don’t know which is harder, picking ONE book I loved or ONE I’d like to win ;-)
    But here goes..

    I loved The End of the Affair, and Colin Firth’s narration.
    I’d love to win The Remains of the Day.

  11. Eat, Pray, LOve is on my top 10 of all time list, and so is Life According to Garp, but that’s the book I would choose because I don’t have a copy at home to lend to friends :) Thanks, LLucane at yahoo dot com

  12. I loved many of the books on your list of books reviewed (and BTW, wow! it’s long!) but one that I don’t see mentioned very often is City of Thieves by David Benioff. I didn’t expect it to be SO GOOD! I would like to win Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I listened to the audio edition of The Marriage Plot and it was amazing. Thanks for the giveaway! My email (in spam-reducing format) is laurie c AT baystatera DOT com

  13. I would love Me Before You by Jojo Moyes!
    One book I’ve read and loved from your list is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)


  14. I’d love to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery but gosh it was hard to choose just one from your amazing list!

    Of course your Murakami reads are two of my favorites. And I love your blog, as you know. :)

    monika.lovelybookshelf (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I would love to read Confessions of an Ugly stepsister
    by Gregory Maguuire
    I have read EMMA and PERSUASION by Jane Austen….they are 2 of my all time favorites

  16. My one book I’ve read from the list and loved is The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. I read it as a teenager and now it’s actually my favourite classic, completely changing the way that I view ‘classic’ literature. Prior to reading it, my idea of what a classic novel was could be called narrow at best.

    In light of that, if I had to pick one from your list, I think I’d go with The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale.

    Thanks so much for holding a giveaway!

    endofmissc [at] gmail [dot] com

  17. Hard decision, but I think I made my choice: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. My boyfriend is a huge fan of Stephen King and I really want to read a book written by him. A book I loved from your list was “The girl with the dragon tattoo” by Larsson (read in Dutch). The story was just so.. I don’t know. I couldn’t let it go haha, that’s almost always a good sign, right?
    My email is _wendy(at)hotmail(dot)nl

  18. i would love the color of magic( though you said there was a cliffhanger so i will wait to get teh next book too so i can read them back to back^^)

    i loved the little house in the woods by laura ingals wilder^^ i have fond memories of reading it as a child


    thank you a lot

  19. I would choose The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, because I adore him and have managed to not yet read this one.

    From your reviewed books list, I especially loved The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I also really appreciated Brave New World when I read it decades ago.

    Thanks for running a great giveaway!


  20. Whenever you run a giveaway, I go down the rabbit hole of looking through all of your old reviews and reading the ones of books I’ve finished recently. There are so many on your list that I’ve loved. Most recently, I’d say The Perks of Being a Wallflower (loved the movie, too).

    I would love to win a copy of Middlemarch. I love me some chunky books.

    I hope you’re having a nice weekend and staying cool.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  21. You have a blogger’s dream library full of great books! I’d love any of them, but the ones I saw are:
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Elegance of a Hedgehog

    I follow you on Twitter, email, and Pinterest :D
    booksintheburbs at gmail dot com

  22. My choice would be Gone Girl, I’ve heard so much about it!

    Of your choices, It by Stephen King is one of my favorite books ever.

    My email is buffywnabe at gmail dot com

  23. I would love to win The Night Circus, please :)

    One book from the list that I loved was The Fault in Our Stars, so heart-breaking!

    Thank you!

  24. I’d love to win The Windup Bird Chronicle by Murakami. I meant to participate in a readalong for it earlier this year but didn’t have time because we were moving.

    I loved 11/22/63 – the first and only SK book I’ve read.

    akreese at hotmail dot com

  25. I’d love to get either The Night Circus or Will Grayson, Will Grayson! Out of the books, I love Looking for Alaska (and, of course, Harry Potter)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I’d like to win The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. And I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

  27. My pick is The Glass Castle. I haven’t read many on the list, so I will go The Fault in Our Stars, which I did read.


    Click on Blogger icon for email addy.

  28. I’d love to win The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
    I’m currently reading Shatter Me and it’s great.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Thanks for joining the hop, Trish! I’d love to win The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

    From your list, I love loads, such as The Help, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Fall on your Knees, and many more.

    Happy blog hop!

  30. So glad to have you found you through the blog hop! I really enjoy reading your reviews.

    I’d love to win “The Book Thief” since I hear it’s pretty good…


  31. Thanks for this giveaway!

    I’ve read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which I’ve loved tremendously! It was just so funny and sad at the same time. As for the one I’d love to read, it’s Middlesex – I’ve read two of Eugenides’ books and enjoyed both of them.

  32. Hello!
    I’d choose Will Grayson, Will Grayson since it’s from David Levithan, one of my favorite authors.

    And from your list I’ve read several books, but I really liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I think it had an unexpected ending!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. so of course i’m following you :)

    you’ve got quite an impressive list! we’ve share quite a few books read already. one book i really enjoyed was A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka which i found unusually heartbreaking yet funny at the same time. I’ve come to enjoy immigrant stories (bec I am one myself).

    i’d love to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — the title is deceiving and I don’t think I would pick it up based on the title. i’ve heard so many rave reviews that i’d love to find out what it’s all about!

    readerrabbit22 at gmail.com

  34. I would love to win The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, I have read a few other Haruki Murakami books and I have loved them. There were many books on your list that I have loved too, but I have to say Middlesex!
    kimberleyjgriffiths at gmail

  35. have read and loved harry potter
    aaaand I choose…..The Book Thief. I checked it out from my school library around 4 years ago and had to return it before I finished it, but I enjoed what i was able to read and would like to read more.

  36. If I win, I would like Cloud Atlas (unless, of course, I was to win it on one of the other giveaways…I guess I really want that book. HaHa!).

    I recently read Never Let Me Go and really loved it. It’s a book that really gets you thinking.

    Thanks for the chance!

  37. I have read several titles from your list, my favorite? Perhaps Anne Frank and The Great Gatsby, and a couple more. :)

    If I win, I think I’d like to have George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Thanks for the giveaway, anyway!

    joviemaria at yahoo dot com

  38. I’d like to be counted in for 11-21-63 apart from so many other gorgeous titles!

    Thanks for sharing.


  39. I read and LOVED all the Harry Potters! I would love to win Looking for Alaska by John Green.


  40. Anonymous

    I want to pick the absolutely true diary of a part time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I love this book so much . Made an essay based on this book and I love it , Aretha zhen , arethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

  41. I’d love to read Watchmen or The Complete Maus.

    I really loved At Home by Bill Bryce from your list and Twilight Saga.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  42. I was very happy to find you read and reviewed Ender’s Game. I had it recommended to me back in 2000-2001. I honestly didn’t think I was going to like it because I thought it was a “war” book. I don’t like “war” books, even if they are sci-fi “wars” (Star “Wars” don’t count).

    But I loved every page of Ender’s Game. I’ve read it at least 2-3 times. Have you tried Ender’s Shadow? It’s essentially the same events as Ender’s Game but told from the point of view of Bean. It’s just as good. There were 3 or 4 Bean sequels after Ender’s Shadow that I read as well. But Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow remain two of my all-time favorites. I was hoping to re-read both this year with the new movie coming out.

    And, by the way, your review of Ender’s Game was very personal and very….just awesome. Well done.

    You know, someday, I should go ahead and buy Night Circus, but I’ll just keep trying to win it from you. ;-)

    And if not Night Circus, my second choice is Stardust.


  43. I would like to win “The Kitchen Counter Cooking School”, it sounds like a very useful book. Two of the books on the list that I have read and things have stuck with me are “Angela’s Ashes” and “Ride the Wind”. I have read others on the list but those two especially I had read years ago and are quite memorable. “Ride the Wind” is a long book but the descriptions of the life that the people led back then is quite graphic and shows the hard life they had.
    Thanks for being part of the Bog Hop!
    I had forgotten my email address so here it is: ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

  44. Anonymous

    I loved AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS, and would choose PARIS TIMES EIGHT.


  45. Your list of books you’ve read is fantastic, Trish! It’s difficult to choose one that I’d love to read if I win your giveaway but I think I’ve settled on The Book Thief which I’ve always meant to read and just keep forgetting about. So sad.

    I loved The Language of Flowers and Night Circus. They’re very different books but both held my attention for different reasons. I haven’t forgotten either book.

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. Thank you for the giveaway!
    1. I think I’d choose The Fault in Our Stars for my book.
    2. I saw that you’ve read The Woman in White. One of my favorite books!
    3. My email should be linked to my WP account. ;)
    4. I’m following you via Twitter.

  47. 1. Leave a comment with the book of your choice from my list of books reviewed.
    Excellent giveaway! It is really tough to choose from your impressive list‚ but I think I’d go with Stephen King’s “11/22/63” if I won.

    2. Tell me one book you’ve read from the list that you loved.
    More than one! Definitely the Krakauer books, Gone Girl, and Bossypants.

    3. Email: kristinshafel [at] gmail [dot] com

    4. Follow: I have you on Bloglovin.

    Thanks again! Happy Literary Blog Hop week :)

  48. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I loved pouring through some of your reviews. I think I’d pick Coraline since I’m collecting Gaiman’s books and I don’t have this one. I also need to re-read because I read this back in 2004 or so as an ebook on the computer. Old school I know. Only pick ONE I’ve read and loved? I think Into the Wild – something I wouldn’t normally have picked up but my husband recommended it and I ended up really liking it. Which is weird since I lived in Alaska and even played basketball sometime in the town near where he died. I had no clue. I flipped flopped between admiration (not the right word though) for his ideals and anger since Alaskans tend to have a low threshold for when it comes to the idiocy of people who even though don’t mean to disrespect nature or don’t take it seriously enough.

    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

  49. I’d love to read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.

    I read Angela’s Ashes when it first came out and it’s still in my top 3 all time favorite books!!

  50. Debbie W.

    I’d love to win The Book Thief and I really loved it!

    xsweeteternityx (at) hotmail (dot)com

  51. I would like a copy of 11/22/63…I have it on my kindle but want a hard copy.

    I totally loved Night by Elie Wiesel. I like books of that time period because we should never forget what happened.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  52. JessS

    I’d love a copy of Looking for Alaska or The Help or Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. And I really loved Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult and Pride and Prejudice and Tess of the D’Ubervilles.


  53. I’d love to own The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It’s one of my favorites and I’d like to read it again.

    masha at heartinghandmade dot com

  54. I enjoyed The Book Thief so much, and if I should win, I’d pick The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Thanks!
    elsa_maran at yahoo dot com

  55. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d like to win The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why. :D
    cohlesguerra at gmail dot com

  56. So many of them looked awesome!! The Night Circus looked terrific though! Thanks:))
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  57. Gosh, I’ve read the Harry Potter books, the Twilight books, Pride and Prejudice, and watched the movie version of lots on your list! Great list of books there.

    I really really REALLY want 1 book on that list. And it is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Pretty please? Please PLEASE?? I need that book!!

    Thanks so much for the great choices!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  58. Suz

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win and pick Ready Player One from your list. I loved The Giver and The Alchemist from your list and 11/22/63 which I am currently reading. Your list has many books on it that I want to read!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  59. I would love to read Catch Me If You Can. I’ve always been fascinated by Frank’s story.

    I’ve read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. She is so amazing and fuuny! I love her blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  60. I love to win The Night Circus or Stardust. I’ve read quite a few of the books and enjoyed them…Bridge to Terabithia; Ethan Frome; Little Women; etc. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  61. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote! I have not been able to find this anywhere! After seeing the movie, I MUST read the book!
    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com

  62. I’ve read and loved so many books on your review list, I lost count. I’m currently reading The Shadow of the Wind. I’m thinking I would choose to win Star Dust. I’ve never read Neil Gaiman, but really want to!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  63. Choosing a favorite from your list is difficult! If pushed, I would have to say that I loved Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, as it was such a thought-provoking and rewarding literary tale. Have you read the sequel, Closing Time? Regarding the giveaway, I am looking forward to reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Having read and enjoyed several of his other novels, it has been on my TBR list for far too long. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Email: jeffreymalis(at)hotmail(dot)com

  64. I’d love to have The Absolutist by John Boyne that has been on my wishlist for long. Of the books read, I rate Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying very high. Thanks.


  65. Isi

    The book I would like to win: The thirteenth tale. It’s not one of the newest but a friend recommended to me and I’m interested!
    One I loved: Gone girl. It was launched a few moths ago in my country and I loved Amy!!!
    And I’m also going to tell you one I hated: One hundred years of solitude, which I’ve just finished and I found it very disappointing!!!

    My email: fromisi.orejas at gmail.com

    Thank you very much for the giveaway!!!

  66. I would like to win your new review book “A walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson” my middle brother hiked the Applachian Trail from Georgia to Main before he turned 50 and I bet he would love this book and I bet he met this Bill.. I would give it to him, he kept a log of every day how far he hiked, what weather was like what he seen, who he met and their trail names, etc, was very interesting, of course he and I are a lot older now and it is all a pleasant memory.

    I have been reading a lot of medical mysteries lately… bones series, etc.

    I am i.teel(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  67. 1. A book from your list I’d like to read:
    The Black Dahlia

    2. A book from your list I’ve loved:
    11/22/63 – Stephen King

    3. My email address:

    4. I followed you, your little one is freaking adorable, and my blog is aplacethatdoesnotexist.wordpress.com (also doing the giveaway), if you want to check it out.

  68. 1. A book from your list that I’d love to own:
    The Woman in White — Wilkie Collins

    2. I loved:
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky

    3. My email address:


  69. Just found your blog via the hop, I love your taste in books! You have a new follower :).

    I think the book I most want to read on that list is Atwood’s Blind Assassin. I’ve read a bunch of her other work and I’ve heard so many good things.

  70. BW

    Book I’d love to read: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (I haven’t read any Murakami).
    Favorite book in your list: Garp, Secret History, End of the Affair — impossible to choose!
    Bill bwolfe@bak.rr.com

  71. I would like Matrimony please. I loved Gone,Girl.

    Great selection of books!
    Thanks for the giveaway