I can’t believe I’m just four days away from turning another year older! To help celebrate, I’ve decided to give away one of my very favorite books to one of you. Since not everyone’s reading tastes are the same, I’ll give you three choices:
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was my favorite novel of 2010. It’s a wonderful story with a beautiful and thought-provoking message, and I loved it! The title links to my original review, where you’ll find a plot summary and an elaboration of my love for this book.
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby was my favorite nonfiction title of 2010. It’s a collection of Hornby’s essays for Believer magazine in which he chronicles the books he’s purchased and the books he’s read each month. It’s delightfully witty and absorbing. Again, the title will take you to my original review for more.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is my favorite young adult novel, possibly ever. I read it before Erin Reads existed, so I have no review to provide you (the title links to GoodReads). It’s a story narrated by Death about a young girl living in Nazi Germany. The narration is genius, the story is wonderful, and I read the final pages with tears streaming down my face. Though it’s been several years since I read The Book Thief, the characters and story have stayed with me in a way few books have.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite book is and why. Make sure the email address you provide WordPress when filling out the comment is the one at which I should contact you if you win! The giveaway will close at 9pm EST on Monday, January 17th, and the winner will be announced and contacted via email on my birthday, January 18th, 2011. If I don’t hear back from the winner in 48 hours, I’ll pick a new winner. The winner will have his or her choice of one book from the three listed above. I’ll be ordering the chosen book (paperback) from The Book Depository, so as long as they ship to your country, you’re welcome to enter! Only one entry per person, and no extra entries will be awarded. Good luck!