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50 Book Pledge Giveaway

Leonicka Valcius: 50 Book Pledge Giveaway

Thursday, August 30, 2012

50 Book Pledge Giveaway

I was so worried I’d fail this challenge that I almost did not try! Well I was wrong, folks. I completed the 50 book challenge with 4 month to spare!

Here are my stats:
Total books: 50
Full manuscripts: 20
Fiction books: 43
POC books:  28
Books by women:  38 

Book number 50 was The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland and it was a great way to round out the challenge. I won’t say too much about it now since it won’t be on sale until March 2013, but it was a lovely, lovely book with a heart-wrenching characters and a touching romance. If y’all ask very nicely, I’ll review it before the new year :)

But now for the GIVEAWAY!  THREE lucky winners (from the US or Canada only) will receive ONE book of their choice from the list of published books I’ve read this year. You have until Sept 14 to enter! Good luck, everyone!

Click the links for my reviews or check out my Goodreads page for ratings.
  1. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  2. The Obamas by  Jodi Kantor
  3. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  4. Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
  5. The Whore of Akron by Scott raab
  6. The Book of Negoes by Lawrence Hill
  7. Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
  8. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  9. Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston
  10. Ru by Kim Thuy
  11. Talking With My Mouth Full by Gail Simmons
  12. Wicket Season by Gabrielle Prendergast
  13. The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
  14. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  15. When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew by Jan Andrews
  16. We are in a Book! by Mo Willems
  17. Salsa Nocturna by Daniel José Older
  18. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wien
  19. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  20. Miguel Street  by VS Naipaul
  21. Throne of Glass by SJ Maas
  22. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente
  23. Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko

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Blogger Tanya Patrice said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on finishing the challenge. I read the Zora Nealson book a while ago - loved it! From the others, I would pick Throne of Glass or Code Name Verity to read.

(And I'm subscribed but via RSS not email).

Tanya Patrice

August 31, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Just a Lil Lost said...

Yay!! Congrats on finishing 50! I finished my 50 this past week too.. :) Phew!

I've read Slumdog Millionaire and really liked it.. also Harold Fry. I've had Book of Negroes on my shelf forever and a friend was just telling me how she loved it. also read To Kill a Mockingbird back in grade 9... so I honestly don't remember TOO much of it..

Congrats again and thanks for the giveaway! :D

August 31, 2012 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Amanda Grinstead said...

I've read To Kill a Mockingbird and Their Eyes Were Watching God. I loved both of them but I'm an English major so that's not a stretch. I own Prisoner of Tehran but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet because my book list is so large. The book that I really want to read from this list is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente. You peaked my interest when you were raving about how good it is. Finger crossed I get a free copy of it. :D

September 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

I would love to see a review of "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce

September 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Leonicka said...

As you wish!

September 4, 2012 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger ZaraAlexis said...

I'm interested in reading "Ru" and am curious to know what you think of it! Thanks for the giveaway, Leonicka! May Rafflecopter be kind to me. :D

September 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked up The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making at a library used book sale recently and would be interested in your review. Thanks for the giveaway! -- Laurie C.

September 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger GoGreen said...

I would like you to review Ru. Have heard great things about it.


September 12, 2012 at 7:45 PM  

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