50 Book Challenge 2012 + Giveaway

I didn’t manage to reach my goal of 50 books for this year, but I did get through a variety of books and discovered some new favourites. As I did in 2011, I will be hosting a Christmas giveaway with my favourite books from this year. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post letting me know which of the following books you would most like to receive: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace, The Beach by Alex Garland, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood or The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The winners will be announced on January 18th, 2013 and please note that this giveaway is open to everyone, even my international readers. Good luck!

44 Thoughts on “50 Book Challenge 2012 + Giveaway

  1. Good job on reading that many books though! I’d love to read The Beach, I read it in German when I was there but I’ve never gotten around to reading it in English….

  2. Amber Boyce on December 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

    The Beach by Alex Garland. It’s been on my ‘must-read’ list for a while now.

  3. I love these book posts you make! It is interesting to see what other people read. I would love to read The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I haven’t heard about it before, but it sounds like my kind of book ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. The Secret History sounds fascinating. Can’t believe I’ve been following you for a year since your last Christmas/End of Year giveaway!

  5. A thousand splendid suns ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. That many books is still an achievement. Consider The Lobster sounds good.

  7. sunshine91 on December 18, 2012 at 4:17 am said:

    I’d like to read the Beach by Garland! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for this chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. The Handmaid’s Tale sounds very interesting, I wish I could read as many books this new year, I was way too short on the challenge this 2012.

  9. The Secret History sounds like the kind of book I’d like ๐Ÿ™‚ I love stories which challenge the social norm.

  10. I would love to read Consider the Lobster. I have a friend is writing his Phd on David Foster Wallace and I would love to be able to chat to him about it more.

  11. JuneNightingale on December 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm said:

    I’ve dying to find an Insurgent book! I hope it’s worth the read. I’ll have to browse your goodreads reviews now ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. I’d love to win A Thousand Splendid Suns! Good luck on reading that many books, perhaps next year you can get to 50!

  13. Effie Bakkalis on December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

    I’d love to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas to you!

  14. Katherine on December 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

    The Secret History has been on my to-read list for about a year now, so would LOVE a copy of that! Fingers crossed. Thanks for all your great posts over the past year ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Natalie on December 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

    Thank you for a great competition. I’d love to win The Handmaid’s Tale.

  16. Elizabeth on December 24, 2012 at 11:06 am said:

    The Beach by Alex Garland sounds good from what I’ve heard, I’d like to win this book thanks! Good luck with next year’s challenge, I don’t like to set a number of books to read in a year but all the best, happy holidays!

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  18. Glenda Booth on December 29, 2012 at 9:50 am said:

    Friends have recommended The Beach so I would be very interested to read this.I actually managed to read 100+ books this year and everyone was a new adventure!

  19. Caroline Kelly on December 29, 2012 at 10:42 am said:

    I love stories that reflect upon the character’s morals, and how their lives are impacted by their choices. For this reason, I select, “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt.

  20. Great competition, I’d love to win the handmaids talr

  21. Jacqueline on December 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    The Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood has been on my list for a while now, would love a copy of it! Congratulations on this years efforts hun, those are great books!

  22. A Thousand Splendid Suns: After recently finishing The Kite Runner (and finding it amazing) I am eager to read this one.

  23. Jill Walton on January 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm said:

    The Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood has been on my list too. Thanks for reminding me!

  24. Joy M. on January 3, 2013 at 4:56 am said:

    I’ve wanted to read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and would love to have it ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Narelle Rock on January 5, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

    I would love to read The Beach, haven’t read a good book for a long time!

  26. Stacey Shailer on January 6, 2013 at 11:04 am said:

    I’d LOVE to read ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, looks like a wonderful book to lose myself in for a few days ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Celeste on January 8, 2013 at 9:18 am said:

    I would love The Secret History if I am lucky enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I’d love to win either: Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace, The Beach by Alex Garland, This is such a lovely idea for a giveaway!

  29. The Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood has been recommended to me a few times! Thankyou for the giveaway!

  30. I thought I’d put them in order of preference-hope that’s ok
    1.The Beach by Alex Garland
    2.The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    3.The Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    5.Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace

  31. Melissa on January 15, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

    The Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood or The Beach by Alex Garland. I love the blurb from each and would love to read them cover to cover!

  32. andreea nicolescu on January 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm said:

    The Secret History,looks like you read some fantastic books

  33. Charlotte on January 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm said:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win A Thousand Splendid Suns as I’ve been dying to read it since I read The Kite Runner and just haven’t gotten around to getting a copy! The Kite Runner was beautifully lyrical and such an enjoyable read, and I’m sure A Thousand Splendid Suns is just as brilliant!

  34. Renee Ballantyne on January 16, 2013 at 6:26 am said:

    The Beach by Alex Garland, sounds like a great read and one you could read over and over again

  35. The Lobster by David Foster Wallace- purely based on the name!

  36. Michelle Gray on January 16, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

    would love to read The Beach by Alex Garland ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Wendy D on January 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm said:

    I would love to read the Secret History by Donna Tartt I love suspense, murder, greek history and a little detective work. This book has everything and would be delight to read.

  38. Krystal B on January 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm said:

    Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace, did you know lobsters only have one mate for life and they’re capable of living for over 100 years.

  39. melanie w on January 17, 2013 at 1:28 am said:

    I would really love to read Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace.

  40. mm difficult but A Secret History please, as something different to my usual reads! Keep up the good work and the reading!

  41. (Not sure if wordpress log-in is just playing games and hiding my posts.. I apologise for a double-up if that’s the case). I’d love a copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns – which I will pass on to my two teenage daughters when I am finished, to broaden their world view and give them an appreciation of how other cultures have different expectations of their female population.

  42. Kimberly on January 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm said:

    I’ve heard that Consider the Lobster was funny, so I would like a copy of that please, thank you very much for the giveaway.

    You have great taste in books so whenever I need a new one, I’ll be sure to pop back and see what you were reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Belinda on January 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm said:

    A thousand splendid suns sounds like a novel that would make me cry, hope and eventually smile. It sounds fabulous.

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