Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Best Books of 2014...with a Giveaway!

What a year it has been for me! A record 238 books read! Wowsa. You just can't end a banner year like this one with a simple Best of list. Instead, I made lots of little lists of all my favorite books in my favorite categories...PLUS a Best of list.

I'd love to hear what you think. Please be sure to leave a comment about any of the books I've listed that sound intriguing or that you've read. I'd also love to hear about your favorites of the year.

And join in at the very bottom of this post for my giveaway!








And, finally, my Best Books of 2014:






And now...the Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader!


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As part of the Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop I will be giving away 
any book from any of my Best-of lists (above) from Book Depository
which is open to worldwide entries. 
The book chosen must have a value of $15 or less.

.Rules for the giveaway are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here that includes an e-mail address (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).
(3) In the comment, you must list the book from one of my Best-of lists (above) that you would like to win.


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win this giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter
and leaving a comment +1 

Befriending me at Goodreads
and leaving a comment +1

Befriending me at Facebook
and leaving a comment +1


I will leave this giveaway open until Thursday, December 18th, 2014.
Good luck!

Thank you, BookHounds and I Am a Reader for sponsoring this giveaway!



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57 comments:

  1. Lila would be my pick.
    Lomazowr@gmail.com
    Thanks for giveaway happy holidays

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  2. I follow on twitter will tweet@rhondareads

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  3. Friend request FB Rhonda lomazow

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  4. I love those posters! What tool are you using?
    glad to see Murakami and Modiano here, and of course Marcia DeSanctis! You will have to wait January to see mys lists, things can still change in December for me. Thanks for your generous giveaway.
    Even though I have read and loved it, I would like to win the Murakami, to give away to a friend to make her discover one of my favorite authors.
    Emma at ehc16e at yahoo dot com.
    I follow you on twitter @wordsandpeace and commented n your tweet: https://twitter.com/wordsandpeace/status/542863169065320448
    I am your friend on Goodreads and commented on your Murakami's review - it does not give me a url but I'm the first to comment there - Emma Cazabonne
    I follow you on FB and with the same name I seem the first to have commented on your giveaway.
    conclusion: you got it, I'm super excited about your giveaway!!

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  5. As a Lone Star State native, I would choose The Homesick Texan's Family Table. I've followed you via GFC. kateivan {at} aol {dot} com

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  6. For one bonus entry, I've sent you a Goodreads friend request .....

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  7. And for a second extra entry, I've friended you on Facebook. Thanks for sharing your "best of" lists--I discovered a few titles that I will seek out. Happy holidays to you and yours!

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  8. Ifollowed you via bloglovin as kimyunalesca and befriended you at goodreads

    I'd like Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami it's been on my list since the release day on japan was announced and waited for an english version I hope the translation's good.I find the story very compelling that's why I'd love to read it XD

    kimcuasay(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow via Bloglovin under http://www.bloglovin.com/maitran
    koukkunokka@anvianet.fi
    Colorless Tsukuru Takazi - Hakuri Murakami

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  10. I would choose Lila by Marilynne Robinson

    I follow on Twitter as @seeword
    Friend on goodreads as M Gifford
    follow on Bloglovin' as Martha Gifford
    mgifford01 (at) snet.net

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  11. Love your graphics... and hooray for Florence Gordon!!

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  12. That's faun way to break it all down. My favorite book for 2014 is the first book I read this year - The WInner's Curse.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  13. thanks for the giveaway. i am an old follower and would love to have a copy of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY.
    neerrr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I'd love to win A Month in the Country. Thanks for the chance. I subscribe by email using an address that I don't want to leave here, but if I win, could yo u please contact me and you can double check it. I promise I'm really subscribing. :-)

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  15. I follow you on Twitter. @debbierodgers

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  16. You're my friend on GoodReads (debbierodgers)

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd pick These Broken Stars.
    GFC Name: Thais

    thais_rpc at hotmail dot com

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  18. I follow on twitter (@hunting_books).

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  19. Friend on Goodreads (Thais Pampado).

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  20. I follow you by email.

    bethvollbach(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    The book I want most from your lists is BURIAL RITES.

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  21. Also, you are my goodreads friend.

    bethvollbach(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  22. I forgot to tell you that my name on goodreads is Beth

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  23. Also, you are my facebook friend. My name on Facebook is Beth Vollbach

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  25. michele at mccarthy dot net is my email. Thanks for the Giveaway. The book I would choose is Lila.

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  26. I follow you. My email is hufflepuffgrl13 at yahoo dot com. I would like to win While Beauty Slept.

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  27. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY caught my eye thank you.

    Email subscriber:

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com


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  28. GR: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  29. FB: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  30. I'd like to enter for the Gardam book. Thanks for sharing

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  31. wow Deb I am deeply impressed. I haven't even managed my Goodreads goal of 54 books.....

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  32. I'd love to get Lila!
    GFC Follower: Ashfa Anwer
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  33. Followed on Twitter: @TopsyTurvy_Ash

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  34. Followed on Goodreads: Ashfa Anwer

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  35. Friends Facebook: Cricket Purist

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  36. I follow on twitter, am a friend on goodreads and facebook. I'd love to win Haruki Murakami's new book!

    Harvee Lau at harvee44@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the giveaway contest opp.

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  37. I follow on twitter, am a friend on goodreads and facebook. I'd love to win Haruki Murakami's new book!

    Harvee Lau at harvee44@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the giveaway contest opp.

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  38. I know you're judging for the Cybils again this year, but when it's all over, can you PLEASE publish a "best children's books of 2014" list? :-) Christmas vacation starts in one week and I would love some recommendations for the kids.

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  39. I'd like to read one of the Best Book Club reads, These Broken Stars. Thank you for the chance!

    GFC follower - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  40. Goodreads friend - Dovile (dova113)
    http://www.goodreads.com/dova113

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. Fabulous reading year, Deb - Congrats!
    Anne Lamott's my winning choice - TY - can hardly wait ;)
    faithhopecherrytea [at gmail.] com
    gfc follower

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  42. third +1 for happily tweeting with you @_eHope

    you can tell I want Annie's book right? :)) Thanks for the generosity!

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  43. GFC(MonaG)
    I would like to win Me Before You.

    Thanks :)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  44. Goodreads friend(Mona Garg)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  45. Facebook Friend(Mona Garg)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  46. I follow you on email, GFC and Bloglovin. I would love Lila by Marilynne Robinson if I won. Thank you for the giveaway.
    marybrandis@gmail.com

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  47. I follow you on GFC Cheryl Rogers. My email cherylslife67(at)charter(dot)net and I would choose Lila from your bests lists.

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  48. I'd choose *Love Letters to the Dead*.

    I follow on GFC as Holly Letson.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow you on gfc jessie2247. Just friended you on goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23199385-jessica and facebook Jess Ica D. I would choose something off your literary fiction list.
    i_love_books at aol dot com

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  50. Following on GFC: Alisha
    Friended on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16090859-alisha

    I would choose Lila by Marilynne Robinson
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

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  51. No need to enter me, I'm probably too late anyway. ;=) Just wanted to say that the Murakami book my my top ten list, too. I"m publishing y list tomorrow morning. Happy holidays!

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I love to hear what you think.