Giveaway Winner, Or Mailing Books to Georgia

Eight people commented on last week’s Aimee Reads post, and I am sure you are – all eight of you – on pins and needles, waiting to see if you’ve won.

Okay, fine, I gave you a hint in the title.  Considering a full quarter of the entrants live in The Peach State, it was only a little hint.


Congratulations, Becky!  Email me your address, and I’ll send you seven books to read!  I suggest presenting several to your book club as ideas for future reads.  Two birds, one stone.

And thanks to everyone for the great book recommendations.  Here’s a list of everyone’s favorite books from the past year.  Put ‘em on your Goodreads list!


The Help by Kathryn Stockett*
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins*
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson*
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junet Díaz

…and I’ll add a few of my recent favorites, because you can never have too many books on your to-be-read list:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
The Eloquence of Blood by Judith Rock

*I’ve read these ones, and I second the recommendations.  Great books, all!

Last week, I mentioned putting myself on restriction from the library, so I went by Half Price Books instead on Saturday.  Yeah, not my smartest move.  I brought home three new-to-me books.  I’m quite enjoying The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  I think I’ll have to read the whole series…  I’m also reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, since it was sitting, unread, on my shelf, and I didn’t feel like knitting Friday night.  Why am I reading two books at once?  This is very unlike me.

(OH, and thank you, Brooke, for the Liebster Award!)

(And, OH again, this just happens to by my 200th post since switching to the new blog.  Thanks for sticking with me, everybody!)

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6 Responses to Giveaway Winner, Or Mailing Books to Georgia

  1. Congrats to Becky!

    Thanks for the shout out Aimee!
    I juuuust started reading A Discovery of Witches last night… it’s fantastic.
    I pinned this post…into my worth reading board. woo!

    Also… I wanted to recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. There are 7 books out right now (and 8th to be published late this year) and they are so amazing. The writing is so intelligent and beautiful. Once you read them, you’ll be hooked. Every book can be read as its own piece…but I’d definitely suggest reading them in order…I am so invested in these stories now. They are my all-time favorites. MUST READS!
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  2. Becky says:

    Oh my gosh! Thanks so much! This is literally the first time I have ever won any blog contest or giveaway. I am so excited! Great idea!
    Becky blogged this: I Chop Wood, I Carry WaterMy Profile

    • AimeeWrites says:

      I aim to please! (In this case, by carefully maintaining a low blog readership, so as to give my readers a better chance at winning.) Your books will be on their way, as soon as I can find a box…

  3. Arnebya says:

    You know, Aimee, I read that list and was like how can “The Girl Who” trilogy not be on there? HOW? And then I saw…I almost want to reread it just b/c I have all three and can do it in succession rather than stand outside of Barnes & Noble the day #2 was released like they had the best crack and I was destined to try it (b/c it was early and I was in the rain and had to pee and doing the pee pee dance. Crackheadlike). I liked the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (even more after the cable series).
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    • AimeeWrites says:

      Yes, “The Girl Who…” are WONDERFUL. Love them so much. I just finished “No. 1,” and I’m sitting on my hands to keep myself from ordering the rest from the library. (Well, not literally, as it would be awfully difficult to type this whilst sitting on my hands.) Guess I’ll just have to hit Half Price again. Darn, what a hardship…

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