2012 Reading Goal Book Giveaway! ***CLOSED***

10.24.2012

For those of you who were keeping track (which I'm pretty sure is no one but me), a few weeks ago I completed my 2012 reading goal! I read 30 books this year---that's over TWICE as many as I read in 2011 (14).

This impressive number is due in large part to my fast and furious reading of the entire Harry Potter series back in February/March, where I knocked out all 7 books in one month. Of course, I didn't eat or sleep or shower that entire month either, but sometimes these types of sacrifices need to be made for literature. Amen.

Next year I've already decided I'm not going to have a reading goal. Having one was a bit stressful. Still, I'm proud of myself for completing my goal. To celebrate my accomplishment, I am giving away a book from my reading list! 

All you have to do is leave a comment with the book from my list that you want to win!

Here's the list: 
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (Book #2 in The Song of Ice and Fire series)
Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings
The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
11/22/63 by Stephen King

Home by Marilynne Robinson
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerich (Jordan and I read this over a 7-month span--one chapter per week.)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to edit yourself into print by Renni Browne & Dave King
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Murder in Manolos by Lindsey Mastin
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit by Laurie Lawlor
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I was going to pick a favorite book from the list, but I just can't. I think I got lucky: most of the books I read this year were really good. You can go here and check out some of my book reviews if you're so inclined.


Giveaway will be open until October 31.
Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified in this post and via email on November 1. I will then mail you the book of your choice. Yay! 
Anonymous said...

11/22/63!! I have wanted that book for MONTHS!

-A

PS Nice job on hitting your goal!

Heather said...

Yay! Good for you! I love having reading goals even if I don't meet them! Its really hard with 3 kids! Your blog is super cute and so are u in those awesome purple skinnies a few post back! Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Ooo, A Clash of Kings! I want to read it but am dying to watch the first season of the series first since I already read that book this year.

Mimsie said...

Congrats on reaching your reading goal for the year...early! I don't read much fiction, so my choice from your list would be Love and Respect--always enjoy a marriage perk-us-up book.

Anonymous said...

I really want to read The Maze Runner after hearing about it at book club.

Also, congrats on finishing! I'm roughly 1 book behind right now and wondering how I'm going to finish in this busy season...

No reading goals next year, folks.

anna lizbeth said...

congrats on reaching your goal. that is quite impressive!

Anonymous said...

This was a tough pick, but I'm going with 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Lindsey @ I Run in Heels

A_Luck said...

Woo! Way to go, Reese! In the event that I'm randomly selected, I'd love to win 11/22/63!

Katie said...

bossypants! i started reading it this summer - didn't finish and had to return it to the library! that is awesome that you read all those!

Lauren said...

Yay! So amazed my your reading diligence!

I'd go for The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Lauren said...

What a cool giveaway!! I think either one of the Francine Rivers books would be cool since I've heard nothing but positive things about her.
By the way...I nominated you for a Liebster Award.
Check it out here...
http://lifeasalabeth.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-baby.html

Have a blessed day!

the Rosones said...

Congrats, Amanda, on your completing your book goal challenge. I love looking back on a year and everything that I've read in that time.

I'd LOVE to read either "Home" or "The Book Thief" - I'm thinking I will need to add those to my need-to-read list.

Samantha Shepherd said...

Oooh! What a fun giveaway...especially for book lovers. :) I've been wanting to read The Maze Runner for a while now so I'll go with that one.

B. C. Harding said...

Hard to decide, buuuttt....Maze Runner.

April M. said...

Oh, I've been wanting to read The Happiness Project for a while. You have a diverse list!

LauraKatie said...

I would love to win/read Bossypants! I've heard so many good things about that book!

Kelly Ann said...

What a great list! I would love to win The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Anna Hall said...

What a list, Amanda! I would read a book recommended by you any day. I am interested in The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Happiness Project. I recently read the Geography of Bliss, and I bet this would be a good follow up. I love your blog and I hope you're doing well!!!
Anna Hall.

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