Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Giveaway: May and June Books We're Looking Forward to Reading

We're starting a new series at the blog. Every two months, we'll feature EIGHT books we're interested in checking out. (We know there are many, many more, but we're just highlighting a few that haven't received their time in the spotlight yet.) Here are the books we've chosen for May and June. There is one copy of each book available to give away and we will choose FOUR winners to each receive TWO books at random (one from May and one from June).


May:

Not Working by Lisa Owens (May 3rd)

This sounds like a refreshing story and it has been endorsed as humorous. Who doesn't need to laugh sometimes?!?

*Thanks to Penguin Random House for the giveaway copy.

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand 
(May 10th)

It sounds like an emotional and touching story that will stick with readers long after they have finished.

*Thanks to MB Communications for the giveaway copy.

The 100 Year Miracle by Ashley Ream (May 24th)

Melissa A. read Losing Clementine a few years ago and it really stuck with her, so she's excited to check out Ashley Ream's sophomore novel, which has an intriguing premise.

*Thanks to Flatiron for the giveaway copy.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
(May 24th)

Written by someone with food industry experience, we know this book is going to make us hungry, but leave us satisfied. We've heard lots of buzz about it on social media and it has made many "must read" lists for the summer!

*Thanks to Knopf for the giveaway copy


June:

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell (June 7th)

From Jami: My mother recommended I read Lisa Jewell's The House We Grew Up In, and although the subject of hoarding wasn't one I'm usually drawn to, the story was as compelling as any mystery. That's why I'm so excited about Jewell's new book, The Girls in the Garden. The plot offers an actual mystery, as a 13-year-old is attacked in the middle of an idyllic, well-to-do neighborhood. It's being compared to Liane Moriarty's work, mixing mystery and women's fiction tropes. I love both these genres, and I can't wait!

*Thanks to Atria for the giveaway copy.


The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay (June 14th)

Amy loved Juliette's previous novels and we've been told this appeals to fans of Orphan Train, which Amy and Melissa A. definitely enjoyed.

*Thanks to Gallery Books for the 
giveaway copy.

Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand (June 14th)

Amy and Melissa S. are both fans of Elin's books, so they're looking forward to her latest novel, which will undoubtedly take place in idyllic Nantucket, making for a great summer read!

*Thanks to Hachette for the giveaway copy.

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams (June 28)

Amy is a fan of Beatriz Williams and Melissa S. is a fan of the 1920s. This book appeals to them both, and the cover is absolutely stunning. It's already receiving a lot of five-star ratings and will definitely interest fans of The Great Gatsby.

*Thanks to William Morrow for the 
giveaway copy.

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Worldwide. Giveaway ends June 1st at midnight EST.


54 comments:

Burma Turner said...

The Girls in the Garden sounds great!

Jennifer said...

All of these books sound so good, but if I had to pick just one, I would pick A Certain Age because I adore Beatriz Williams' writing. What a giveaway!!!

Milena M said...

A Certain Age, The Girls in the Garden, and Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Thank you for the giveaway

Janine said...

They all look good. But I would pick Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand to read first.

Tatum Rangel said...

"The Tumbling Turner Sisters" looks interesting.

Shelby N. said...

I'm looking forward to all of them! Most of these are on my TBR list on GoodReads already.

I love Elins books, so I'm looking forward to Here's to Us. Sweetbitter sounds really good too...I love trying new to me authors!

susieqlaw said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

Bonnie Franks said...

A Certain Age. Not a cover person, but love this one. Just sounds good.

Amy Bez said...

A Certain Age - LOVE Beatriz Williams' novels!

Suzanne said...

Sweetbitter, A Certain Age, and Here's to Us...

Ana @ThisChickReads said...

I'm really looking forward to Lisa Jewell's new one, it sounds brilliant. Thanks for the great giveaway, ladies. xx

traveler said...

I would love to read A certain Age. Thanks.

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Jessica Meddick said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand . I'd say Lisa Jewell's new book but I've already read it. ;]

jpetroroy said...

The Tumbling Turner Sisters!

Susan Roberts said...

The Girls in the Garden.

Bonnie K. said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, Here's To Us,and A Certain Age are the ones that I was aware of and want to read. I read an ARC of The Girls and thought it was good.
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Jen said...

Here's To Us and Hundred Year Miracle. And the rest of them!!

holdenj said...

I've already been hearing good things about A Certain Age and a new Hildebrand in the summer is always great!

Anonymous said...

A Certain Age, The Girls in the Garden and Sweetbitter

Suzy

Kelly M said...

The Girls in the Garden. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Jewell.

Rita said...

I love Elin's books. Can't wait to read Here's to Us.

Barbara Khan said...

I want to read all of Beatriz' books.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Here's to Us, but honestly they all look amazing!

Linda Kish said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee sounds good.

Mary Preston said...

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams - a favorite time period.

Grandma Cootie said...

What a fascinating collection of books to look forward to. Who wouldn't want to read anything by Elin Hilderbrand? And The Girls in the Garden sounds especially interesting. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Cher B said...

I can't wait to read The 100 Year Miracle, I loved Ashley Ream's first novel, Losing Clementine. Sweetbitter also looks very good to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

The books by Juliette Fay and Elin Hilderbrand because I have read these authors before and I know I will love them. But all of the books sound wonderful! So many amazing books coming out right now. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Patricia said...

I've heard such wonderful things about Sweetbitter. I can't wait to read it.

Melanie Backus said...

I know they are all great but I would pick Here's to Us.

Stacie said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee and A Certain Age are top on my list!

Britney Adams said...

What a great line-up! I'm most excited about Here's to Us and A Certain Age!

Jessica said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, The Girls in the Garden and A Certain Age look intriguing.

rhonda said...

A Certain Age one of my favorite authors .Sweatshirts so much buzz The Girls in the Garden love Lisa Jewell books.

Jennifer said...

The 100 year miracle!!!!

L Bryant said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand looks amazing.

Summer said...

I've always wanted to try Elin Hilibrand's books, they seem ideal for warm weather reading.

Tracy said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee!

bn100 said...

maybe Sweetbitter

Fiorella :) said...

The Girls in the Garden :D

Cindy B said...

A Certain Age. I have been dying to read it!

Hailey Fish said...

Beatriz Williams and Elin Hilderbrand because I've met them and they are just as lovely in person as they are online and they write amazing stories!

Carol Doscher said...

Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand. She is my favorite Beach Read author and I lam so looking forward to this book!

Diana said...

All but I am most interesting to The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, thank you for the chance!

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Magdalena Johansson said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. A friend of my did a post about the book a while back and that made me curious about the book.

cpr040304 said...

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee ;)

Lori Raines said...

I am most interested in Here's to Us!

Jennifer said...

I'm looking forward to Happy People Read and Drink Coffee - the title is perfect!!

drbethnolan said...

I so want to read the Tumbling Turner Sisters! Thanks for hosting/posting! Beth of Beth's Book-NOok

Mary Evelyn said...

All great selections but I enjoy Beatriz Williams and most interested by A Certain Age.

Connie Lynn said...

I would read Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand first! Great summer reading! Thank you!

Denise Berube said...

I would like to read The 100 Year Miracle

Letty B said...

Oh goodness! I want to read them all!! I would pick Happy People Read and Drink Coffee first, then the Girls in The Garden. Then...the rest!! :-)