Thursday, March 31, 2016

Quarterly Round-Up and Giveaway

It is time for the Quarterly Review Round-Up where I talk about the best of the best, the one's I couldn't finish, and the non-fiction and adult novels I'm reading that I don't review here. Plus there's a GIVEAWAY.

The DNFs (links to my reasons why-if I shared them-on Goodreads):
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
Secrets of Valhalla by Jasmine Richards
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Non-Fiction (links to reviews on Goodreads):
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

Adult Books (links to reviews on Goodreads):
Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra (contemporary romance)
Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston (historical romance)
Her Bull Rider's Baby by Genevieve Turner (contemporary romance)
Knowing the Score by Kat Latham (contemporary romance)
Mad Dog and Annie by Virginia Kantra (contemporary romance)
Rescued by Her Firefighter by Genevieve Turner (contemporary romance)
Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jennifer Holiday (5 stars! contemporary romance)
Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner (historical romance)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (science fiction)

The Best of the Best (where the Giveaway comes in):

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

Links to my reviews unless otherwise noted.


*Indicates later books in a trilogy or series. If you are wanting to begin with the first book and you win, I will allow you to choose that as your prize.

If you want to win one of the 4.5/5 star books I read this quarter, leave a comment below and tell me:
1) A favorite book of yours from the past few months.
2) Which of these books you are interested in if you win. (You can change your mind if you do.)
3) A way to reach you (email or Twitter handle) if you win. If you are using a Twitter handle, you may want to follow me in case I need to DM you.

Open to any reader who lives where Book Depository ships for free.

I will close this GIVEAWAY and choose a winner on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 PM EDT.


jpetroroy said...

I just finished All American Boys and loved it so much, so I'd so love a copy of When I Was the Greatest!

Brenda said...

I really enjoyed reading The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, I don't normally read much non fiction, but the story was an interesting mix of facts and personal recount of the events. I'd really like to read Secrets of The Dragon Tomb, I remember it being one that you really loved reading. I'm @ log cabin library. Happy reading.

Shae McDaniel said...

Oh gosh, what HAVE I read in the last month... Um, first one that comes to mind is ROOK by Daniel O'Malley. Shockingly, it's an adult book, but I loved it!

And I have no idea which book I'd like to win. They all look awesome in their own way. I'd rest on your judgement.

Brandy said...

Reynolds' other book, The Boy in the Black Suit, is fabulous too. And he has a MG book coming out in May. I can't wait to see what he does with MG!

Brandy said...

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler is my next non-fiction read.

Brandy said...

Just looked up that book, and it sounds awesome!

Alecia said...

A recent read of mine and one that's become an instant fav is Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar! Also If I won I'd choose Burb Baby Burn it sounds so cool. Thanks for the giveaway!! Email si

Brandy said...

I've heard so many things about the new Kirsty Eagar book! I need to get it.

Deb K said...

Oooh a favourite book of mine of recent times would have to be All The Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry. It was an unexpected read for sure but one I was pleasantly surprised by! If I was lucky enough to win I'd choose either Burn Baby Burn or When I was the Greatest - they sounds more of my type of story. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! My email is