Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Giveaway Winner....and book list

I really want to say thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and for listing your favourite books and recommendations. I have a pretty hefty list of books now, which I will post. But first the winner!

This is Belen! :)

I really do want to say thank you to everyone. It has been fun.

Here is the list of books that were recommended. Some were listed a few times so I will just mention them once. It's listed in order of comments. I've also tried to look for authors so hopefully I have the right ones. Let me know if it's the wrong author (if it's a book you recommended).

* Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
* Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
* The Bell Jar - Sylvia Path
* Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
* Polly - Freya North
* Kartography - Kamila Shamsie
* Beer in the Snooker Club - Waguih Ghali
* A map of Love - Ahdaf Souief
* On the Road - Jack Kerouac
* The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
* The Perks of being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
* Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
* Little Children - Tom Perotta
* Nerd in Shining Armor - Vicki Lewis Thompson
* Pages for you - Sylvia Brownrigg
* The Orion Series - Ben Bova
* Conversations with the Fat Girl - Liza Palmer
* Mr Maybe - Jane Green
* Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan
* The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
* Perfume - Patrick Suskind
* Company - Max Barry
* Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
* Jennifer Government - Max Barry
* Adopted Jane - Helen Fern Daringer
* April Fool's Day - Bryce Courtnay
* Hunting and Gathering - Anna Gavalda
* Hannah's Dream - Diane Coplin Hammond
* The Doomsday Conspiracy - Sidney Sheldon (and other Sidney Sheldon books)
* John Grisham novels
* The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
* Eat, Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
* Why Women should Rule the World - Dee Dee Myers
* Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
* The Kind Diet - Alicia Silverstone
* Skinny Bitch - Rory Freedman
* Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster
* To Sir with Love - E.R. Braithwaite
* The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
* Can you hear the Nightbird Call - Anita Rau Badami
* Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
* The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
* Memoirs of a Geisha - Authur Golden
* The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
* Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer
* Southern Vampire Mysteries - Charlaine Harris (I've read the first few in the series)

* The Giver - Lois Lowry
* Mandy - Julie Andrews Edward and Joanna Westerman
* Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli
* The Curious incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
* She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
* Ender's Games - Orson Scott Card
*Emma - Jane Austen
* Paul Arden books
* Seth Godin books
* Love Walked in - Marisa De Los Santos
* A Year in the World - Frances Mayes
* Dead Sleep - Greg Iles
* The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
* PS...I love You - Cecelia Ahern
* Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
* Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
* Lost Colony - Eion Colfer
* Until You - Judith McNaught
* Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
* Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
* Griffin and Sabine Trilogy - Nick Bantock
* The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (currently reading)
* Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
* Karen Kingsbury books
* The Knife of Never Letting go - Patrick Ness
* Maze Runner - James Dashner
* Homeland - RA Salvatore
* Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
* A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
* And God created the Au Pair - Benedicte Newland and Pascale Smets
* A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
* The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
* Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
* A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
* The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
* Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
* Because of Winn Dixie - Kate DiCamillo
* Jane Austen Books
* Before you know Kindness - Chris Bohjalian
* Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
* A Womans Place - Lynn Austin
* Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult
* The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian
* The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
* Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
* The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
* Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

I've highlighted ones I've read (which isn't many). Maybe next time I will list all my favourite books and other recommended ones. I will let you know how I go. And please comment or email me ( if there is a book on this list that you try and really enjoy.


Sandra said...

OMG I'm so happy she won!!
Thanks for this giveaway!
And for the list! I'm adding some of those to my book list as well!

OneCraftyFox said...

Congrats to the winner! I'm a total bookworm so I'm going to check out a few that caught my eye.

trishie said...

Thats a lot of books! i'm gonna check some of them out too.

Micaela said...

aw yay for Belen!!! i love that she won and i know how she will feel because i was SO excited when i won your giveaway for the year journal :)

Right now i'm reading "The Glass Castle" after enjoying "Half Broke Horses" by the same author for the slow readers book club. Before this one, i finished "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger, same author of my beloved "The Time Travelers Wife."

i like your list, esp. the Austen.

Reading (esp classics) is always sexy! xo

Sheri, RN said...

Congrats to the winner!

That is a great book list be sure to let us know how they go :)

I just finished The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks and it was really good - giveaway is going on for it over at my blog too :)

littletiara said...

goodness!!! Look at that list! I'll have fun reading em all if only there's no thesis to be finished! (which is the reason why I read a "narratology" books instead of those fun ones :S

and congrats to the winner! :D

Caroline said...

This list is wonderful!! Congrats to the winner! xo

thegirlhassparke said...

Yay Belen is definately a deserving winner!
Looks like you have lots of reading to do, so many great suggestions. Thanks so much for the tag as well :-)

Elaine said...

congratulations to belen!!!

and THAT, well, THAT IS ONE LONG LIST!!! i heart it --- i just might steal some titles and get myself reading again!!!

thanks for putting all that up!

Belen said...

Sweeeeet! I'm so excited! Thanks Gracie. ^_^

You know what's funny? I was out shopping just earlier today and was going through the books section and this giveaway didn't come to mind. I was this close [ ] to buying a copy of this today! Good thing I didn't! Yayyyy!!!! And I'm excited about getting a different cover.. from Austraaaaliaaaa. :) You know how much I want to go there. Hehe.

Again, thank you! I can't wait to read it!

Unknown said...

I simply must get reading. I haven't read a lot on this list...

Thank you for your sweet blog comment:)

What a pity I missed this giveaway.. I currently have one on my blog at the moment if you'd like to enter:)

julialow said...

That is quite a list! How fulfilling it would be to be able to finish reading everything. Have a great time, love.

And I received your e-mail, dearest, thank you! :) By the way, it looks as if UQ is really coming to pass. Thanks so much for all your support and advice all this while. I shall take you up your suggestion for tea and shopping together as soon as I'm there! Hee, it's gonna be wonderful. <3

Nikki Thornton said...

Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

Cassie said...

Congrats to Belen!

That is a very long list of books to get through Gracie!


PS: I have a little surprise for you on my blog Gracie xx

Anonymous said...

Perfect for after exams, when all i have to do is finish one book after another. Too bad I have ages till when the exams get over!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

WOW,that is one extensive list. I need to get reading!

Sierra said...

What a great list darlin - many of these books look so good and I have read a few too. :) Congrats to the winner!

trishie said...

Me again! Just letting you know that i'm hosting a giveaway at my blog at the moment, and would love for you to enter!

Sara said...

What a lovely list!! I should try to read all those books as well!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Congrats to your winner! And I think I need to add some of these books to my Must Read list!

its simple love said...

Exciting! I love giveaways! And what a lovely idea you had for this one. Sorry I missed it. Love your blog.

p.s. I am holding a Peruvian Feather Earring Giveaway at DOn't forget to check it out!


Alyssa said...

boy oh boy thats a mighty long list!! Im going to get googling them all now!

jozen said...

awe, i missed it!

i am having a ruffled inspired giveaway.. i do hope you stop by and join in :)

Alyssa said...

I was just trying to think of a new book to read and remembered this list!!
I'm off to the library now :)