Monday, November 9, 2015

Me on A Celebration Giveaway!

Hi all! It's time to celebrate! Me on Books turned 5 a couple of weeks ago, and tomorrow my 500th review goes up.

5 years. 500 reviews. That's a lot of time spent reading, spent writing reviews, spent writing up other posts, spent on social media talking to other bloggers and readers, spent at book events and meet-ups. It's been hard at some points, easy at others, but I still love the little piece of the community I've fallen into.

And so without further ado, this is my top 16 (because it's so hard to narrow it down) of the last 5 years:
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
  • The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton
  • Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
  • The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
  • Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston
  • A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  • Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  • The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
All of these are books that've thrilled me, saddened me, made me think about the world, about people, about history and how we'll always be doomed to repeat it. About strength and conviction of character, about the horrible things we do to others in the name of truth or fear. About hope. About love. About time travel and far-flung futures where we travel to stars beyond our own.

I want to share these books that I've loved, so 2 winners will each get their choice of 1 book and 1 winner will get a bunch of swag that I've collected over the years, things like bookmarks and buttons.

(There might be a slight issue if 1 of the winners wants a copy of Bleeding Violet or Harmonic Feedback, both are a bit tricky to find in print. Your local library would definitely have them, and they are available on e-book sites like Kindle and Kobo. I know I could've just not added these books, but they were some of the first I read when I started reviewing. Both are rather honest when it comes to mental illness and how the world is seen through their eyes.)

The giveaway will go on until the end of the month and is open internationally as long as Book Depository ships free to your country. :)

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  1. I just recently read the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and loved it! I totally agree with you about The Raven Boys, that book was awesome! Congrats on reaching 5 years and 500 reviews! Wow!

  2. Happy 5 years and 500 reviews! What an accomplishment! Hmm, there have been many favorites over the past 5 years, but one of them was definitely Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

  3. ari & dante,me before you and carry on

  4. Congratulations!!! One of my favorite books that I have read in the past five years is Cinder (all of the books in the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer!

  5. Happy five years! My favourite book from the past five years is actually a series, The Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

  6. I have somany favorite books!! As for this year, I really enjoyed the Illuminea & the Throne of Glass series.

  7. Happy 5-year blogoversary!! *throws confetti* Wow. 500 reviews, that's amazing. Congrats! As for a top book from the past 5 years, I'd say Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma was one that really impressed me. That book packed a powerful, emotional punch.

  8. Congratz on 5 years! One of my top books is Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron. I really liked the world and the characters.

  9. Congrats on 5 years! That's so amazing! One of my top books is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi; it's one of my favorite book series!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 5 years! Most recently I've been loving Stone Rider by David Hoffmeyr.

  11. Congratz on 5 years!
    Under the Never Sky books by Veronica Rossi is one trilogy i discovered and loved ^^

  12. Wow, 5 years!! Congratulations on your milestone!! Five years is a long time and I've read a ton of great books, but my favorites would have to be Krista and Becca Ritchie's books :D

  13. I love Bleeding Violet! I'm also soooooo wanting Illuminae! AND CONGRATS!

  14. I would have to say Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. Thank you for this amazing chance! :)