Literary Blog Hop June 25-29

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes’s Blog.  Follow the link I provided here to sign up for many fun literary giveaways from now through Wednesday.  

I am offering here an international chance to win one of 2 $10 Amazon gift cards!  *I will email the gift cards to the winners so as long as you have access to an Amazon you are good to go!   Simply leave me a comment here telling me what book you wish you currently had in your possession and why.  That’s it!  😀  Party on fellow book lovers 😛

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on June 25, 2011, in Book Giveaways and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 146 Comments.

  1. I wish I had The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Mary Gordon because as well as sounding like an interesting read, the NYRB edition has such a gorgeous cover!

  2. I really like to read Veronica Roth’s Divergent because I don’t often read that genre.
    Best wishes and thank for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  3. would love to read elin hilderbrands latest novel…just finished listening to ‘the island’ by her. awesome 🙂

  4. I would love to have Gone Baby Gone or Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane. I read Shutter Island and really liked it.

  5. I have been wanting to read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction,but I have heard wonderful things about it. Thanks!

  6. Thanks for this contest

    I wish I had a copy of the complete short stories of Flannery O’Connor as I think she is a great writer and a genius

    • I bought the new edition when it came out either last year or the year before. I don’t know what I did with it though. I read the first few stories, put it down, and now I’ve seem to have lost it. I was looking for it the other day and I can’t find it. I need to get it again though. I love the peacock feathers on the cover.

  7. I wish I had either THE LAST WEREWOLF (by Glen Duncan; to be released July 12, 2011) or THE NIGHT CIRCUS (by Erin Morgenstern; to be released September 13, 2011.) I didn’t manage to grab a galley of either at BEA; but it’s not like I don’t have a ton of books to hold me over until their respective releases dates! THE LAST WEREWOLF is being released right before I go on vacation; so I plan on purchasing it at the indie bookstore where I’m vacationing 🙂

  8. I would love to read The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, the reviews are awesome and of course I do love a good mystery.
    A wonderful giveaway and thanks for participating.

  9. I wish I already had a copy of SILENT GIRL by Tess Gerritsen, the new Rizzoli and Isles book. Not a literary fiction offering, but still…

    Thanks for the giveaway, Sheila!

  10. Wish I had Georges Perec’s, Life: A User’s Manual. Recently finished Void which I adored so as this is his masterpiece , must read. Thanks & Accept my invitation to visit The Parrish Lantern.

  11. I am wishing for Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close – not out til mid August, but I definitely have my eye on it!

  12. stilettostorytime

    I really really would like to replenish my copies of “Rebecca” and “Christy”….both were loaned and never returned! I need them back! =) Thanks for the giveaway!

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  13. Thank you for the giveaway!! There are so many books I wish I had – many on my TBR pile. I’m thinking Girl from Junchow, because it’s been on that list the longest, and apparently my library doesn’t have a copy.

    anitaloves2read @

  14. The book I most want to read is Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer. After reading the ending of Nightshade, I want to continue the story and read more of Ren and Calla. Thank you for the giveaway!
    greekpatty13 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I really want to read The Lessons by Naomi Alderman. I loved her first book, Disobedience, which won the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers (2006). The Lessons is her second novel and I’m dying to have it. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  16. I’m dying to read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. i wanted to read it after all the raving reviews, but I just actually found out what it was about and the premise drew me in even more!

  17. I wish I had Apple Turnover Murder, because it’s the next in the Joanne Fluke series I’m reading. 🙂

  18. I wish I had a copy of MacLeod’s Light lifting. I have heard nothing but great things about it but haven’t gotten a copy yet.

  19. I wish i had Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen because that book never gets old… i love reading it!!

  20. I wish I had One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost. It’s the second in the Night Huntress series and I really want to read it!

  21. Breaking Up with God ~ by Sarah Sentilles

    I read about this book during Armchair BEA week and am very curious about it, so this is the book I wish I currently had in my possession. I recently finished The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs and am almost through with The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose, so Breaking Up with God would fit right in.

  22. MOLOKA’I because I just read a review of it on another blog and now I”m really curious about it. It seems like it would be a very interesting read.

  23. FOREVER. I am want it so much! And everyone teases me with their ARCs from BEA so unfair lol 😀

  24. I stopped by this am, but your post hadn’t been up yet. Just wanted to say that although I don’t always comment, I enjoy checking in to see what you have been reading. Randy Pausch story is meaningful to me as I lost both my mom and a brother to pancreatic cancer.

    I’d love a chance to win your giveaway, and hope you’ve stopped by to enter mine.

  25. I wish I had Divergent by Veronica Roth.

  26. Right now I really need to pre order some books. Nightshade, Paranormalcy, Forever.

    Have a great weekend.
    kjovus at gmail dot com

  27. I know! I know! The next one on my to-buy list that my online book group is reading next month!!! Mudbound! 🙂 Thanks for participating!

  28. I wish I owned Alan Bradleyès A Red Herring Without Mustard. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I wish I had in my hands a copy of The End of Everything by Megan Abbott because this book looks so good and I am desperate to read it. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the excellent giveaway 🙂


  30. I would like to have Rosemary Baby by Ira Levine. I really like the movie and it scared me so I want to read the book the movie is based on. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. You want me to pick ONE? LOL Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

  32. I wish I had some poetry books. I need my daily dose of poetry!


  33. Oh dear…there are so many books I want to read at the moment! I would love to read The Sookie Stackhouse series! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  34. I’d love to read the last little blue envelope by maureen johnson. I’ve read the first one and it was really good.

  35. I wish I had Bossypants by Tina Fey because I’ve read so many great reviews of it, including yours. I haven’t read anything really humorous recently.

  36. I wish that I had The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I have been on the waiting list at our local library for over 6 months and am still number 35! I have been tempted on more than one occasion to just purchase the book but when walking into a bookstore I find I get too distracted and end up saying “one day it will be my turn.”

  37. I’m on a Japanese fiction kick at the moment – I really want to read The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. It sounds tortured, creepy and strangely interesting. Fortunately it should be released here this week!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I just read a review of “Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. Its not my usual read but it sounds really interesting and strange.
    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  39. The book that I really want in my possession right now is Tiger’s Curse. Most of my friends have been reading it and I hard it’s really good, so I want to see if it’s good for myself and it seems pretty interesting to read (: Thank you for being apart of this giveaway! (:

  40. I’m dying to own A Naked Singularity by Sergio de la Pava. Apparently, it ‘s one of the best self-published novels.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  41. Oh goodness! There are so many! The more blogs I visit, the greater my list grows.

    I did see someone say Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which I have been very much wanting to read! There’s also Atonement, Shiver, or a Nicholas Sparks novel–those always seem to be my favorite in the summer 🙂

  42. I’d like to have Alice’s Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture by Will Brooker. I’m a big Carroll fan, and really enjoy learning all that I can about him and his works.

  43. Sana Saboowala

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! As for the book I want, there are so many it is a hard decision! I think the one I would want first is Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon. It is the second in the series. I really enjoyed the first, and the library doesn’t have the second! Don’t you hate it when that happens? Thanks again for the giveaway!

  44. I would really like to have The Girl Who Kicked a Hornets nest because I enjoyed both of the first books in the series Thanks for the giveaway
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  45. I want to get the new book Forever-thanks for the giveaway

  46. I want to buy The Knife of Never Letting Go because my library never has it!

    saz AT chainreader COM

  47. I would really like to read Enclave. It should arrive any day now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. I would love to read Anathem by Neal Stephenson. Heard great things & I am curious.


  49. I really want to read Die For Me, so count me in!

  50. I wish I had Feed by Mira Grant! It sounds like such an amazing story, and in the last couple of weeks I’ve seen some amazing reviews for it….it’s making me super anxious to get my hands on it! haha

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! 😀

  51. I’m always looking to add to my collection of NYRB classics or Melville House’s Art of the Novella. Not sure what I would go for at this moment in time, but I’ll sure have fun picking something if I’m lucky enough to win.

  52. I wish I had Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

  53. Would’ve loved to have Before I Sleep by SJ Watson in hand.

    Thanks for holding the giveaway!

  54. I’d like to read Something Blue, by Emily Giffin, since I’ve read the first book…and enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I would love to read Bento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America
    by Linda Furiya because I love bento and also would like to read about the differences between cultures.

    cynni _ universe (at) hotmail (dot) com

  56. Love’s Labour’s Won; you can imagine why 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  57. I wish I had Gillespie and I by Jane Harris because I loved this author’s previous book and have heard great things about her latest too.

    Thank you! 🙂

  58. I want the 20th anniversary edition of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon as it has remained by favorite book since reading it for the first time 20 years ago!

  59. I’d buy Burmese Days (George Orwell) – I’m trying to read all his work and this one’s been eluding me for a while! Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!
    right now i wish i had inevitable by kate bennett.i got really interested after reading the blurb so i would love to read it!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  61. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson because it won the last Booker Prize. 🙂

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

  62. The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill is a book that has been on my wishlist for a while. Honestly a friend suggested it and I’ve heard it’s good from others on goodreads. Thanks!


  63. I’d love to buy Room by Emma Donoghue


  64. DarkBloodyVamp

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    I would love to have Devil Without a Cause (The Devil’s Bargain #1)
    by Terri Garey because I have heard so many good reviews and it sounds like a very hot book to read!

    redfirewood888(AT) yahoo(DOT)ca

  65. Thanks for the great giveaways!! I saw this on another blog a couple weeks ago and looked very good-Memoirs of a Geisha


  66. Sarahthehobbit

    I would love to read, I Will Never Give Up on God by Derek Clark. I heard Derek speak at a conference and was really impressed by him.
    sarahthehobbit at gmail dot com

  67. I wish I had HEARTLESS by Anne Elisabeth Stengl right now, because I’ve heard good things, I’m really curious, and I already have the 2nd book and I’m loathe to read a series out of order!

  68. Currently on my wish list is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

  69. I’d buy a copy of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks for my Kindle, if I won an Amazon gift card. I loved Brooks’ People of the Book and the reviews on this new novel sound stellar!

  70. I wish I had Knitting Knee-Highs by Barb Brown so that I could knit some socks from it for an upcoming occasion.

    I’m pretty patient about fiction (I keep lists and get them when I can, whether I buy or borrow), but instructional books I like to own copies of.

  71. I wish I had a book of the complete short stories and novellas of Kafka, an intriguing author whose stories leave me thinking and considering ideas & beliefs from unexpected view points; or the collected stories of Flannery O’Connor a brilliant writer whose characters and themes are compelling and riveting.

    Thank you for a generous giveaway!

  72. Not literary fiction, but I would love Dragon’s Wild by Robert Asprin because I have heard that this series is a lot of fun.

  73. I would so love to hold in my hands Craig Thompson’s Habibi, which is not yet released, but I still want it! 🙂

  74. I really wish I had Monsieur Linh and his child by Phillippe Claudel because I recently finished Brodeck’s report and adored it. My email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Many thanks!

  75. I’m dieing to have “Snow Flower and The Secret Fan” by Lisa See which was recommend to me by my aunt to visited China and is obsessed with anything Chinese. The way she described it made it sound so intersting that I can’t wait for it to be released to me from the library. 🙂
    chloecapri @ yahoo . com

  76. Great giveaway! I wish I had Rachel Vincent’s “If I Die” that is not out yet because I love her Soul Screamer’s Series – it is such a unique idea and concept!

  77. The book I wish I had is Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich, because I love all of her books. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  78. 10th Anniversary because I have always loved to read James Patterson’s books and have looked forward to this one and haven’t had a chance to get it yet.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  79. I would like to have Blackberry Crumble: A Culinary Mystery because I love a good cozy mystery!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  80. I really want a copy of So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba. It is such an inspiring story, and it’s hard to find at the library.


  81. I wish I had The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O. McNees because it seems like the perfect summer read.

  82. Would love to have The Radleys, because I’m in the mood for something light and fun to read. Plus, it has vampires in it, so you can’t really go wrong with that. And, I think it would be a great summer read.


    By the by, great giveaway! Cheers!

  83. An international compeition! How exciting 🙂

    I really want The Help by Kathryn Stockett thanks to a great review on another blog (thebookgatherer).

  84. I wish I had the latest Sarah Vowell book as I love her writing.

  85. I’m really wanting to complete my Mary Russell (Laurie R King) collection! Need several for it!

  86. Shannon Alexander

    by Rosiland Goforth
    a friend recommended it and I have been wanting to read it for awhile now.
    shannonsweep at gmail dot com

  87. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson
    msboatgal at

  88. Oh, there are soooo many books to choose from!
    I wish I currently had… Janet Evanovich’s Smokin’ Seventeen….
    I have been reading some “heavy” books lately and could do with something a little lighter! (not to “dis” Evanovich’s work, but it’s a bit “fluffier” than some others, still great entertainment!)

  89. I would love America Pacifica by Anna North!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  90. I have been wishing for Michael Ruhlman’s Ratio for a long time – I’m trying to transition away from recipe-based cooking and I think Ruhlman’s book may help elevate my approach.

    prefix: lilywang84

  91. What a tough question to answer!! There are so many books I wish I had here right now! Of course, I have plenty here, but so many that I want….lol!! I would love to have 10th Anniversary by James Patterson,

  92. I wish I had Nayana Currimbhoy “Miss Timmins School for Girl”. Greate reviewus

  93. Only one? I guess I can do that.

    The one that I really really really want right now is Dead Rules by Randy Russell.

  94. I need a copy of All Clear by Connie Willis. It’s the 2nd book in a two part series and I’m reading book one now.

  95. I wish I can have Green Mile by Stephen King.
    I had the book once and my friend borrowed and lost it 😦 I want to reread that book

  96. Gisele Alvarado

    I wish I have Divergent by Veronica Roth! All people are saying how awesome it is and I’ve read some reviews!! so I would love to read it as well!


  97. I am wishing for Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir because we all know so much about Anne Boleyn, but not Mary…who was also a mistress to Henry VIII, her sister’s future husband. Alison Weir is a terrific biographer and this book is supposed to shed new (accurate) light on who Mary was.

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  98. I wish I had a copy of A Memory of Light (which has not yet been written) because it is the last book in the series and I want to know how it ends.

  99. Wish I had my hands on a book titled the The Taker by Alma Katsu…sounds fascinating!

  100. I’m waiting for a few new series books due to come out soon — the sequels to Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi, Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, and the next Julia Grey book by Deanna Raybourn.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. I have so many books I want to read. Right now I’d like the entire Hunger Games series.

  102. I would love to have a copy of Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective. My library does not have this book and it looks original and full of action.

  103. I would like Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • I haven’t read that since high school. From what I remember I really enjoyed it. I may have to get my hands on it again and see if I still feel the same.

  104. I stopped by your blog today.

  105. I so want to read Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. I have seen it reviewed everywhere and need to read it myself!

  106. Hum. Let’s see. Hard question. I guess if I had to pick just one I’d want my own copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I just read it for the first time this year and I’m already ready for a reread,

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  107. I’d like to have The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer, as I’d like to read it before the next Twilight movie comes out.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  108. I would love to read Deborah Swiss’ Tin Ticket, about “convict” women sent to Australia, and my library doesn’t have it. That would be what I would purchase!

    Thanks for the chance!

    Care Burpee

    careofkiddos {at}msn {dot} com

  109. redladysreadingroom

    The Bird Sisters is high on my list as I’m drawn to the story. Thanks!

  110. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I wish I had the paperback Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince because the hardback library copy I have checked out at the moment is far too big.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  111. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    If I have to name just one, I’d say SHELTER by Harlan Coben. It is being released in September. I have read a couple of his books and own several others. But this new one is aimed at the YA audience.

  112. I wish I had Inheritance the last book in the Inheritance series right now! But unfortunately it doesn’t come out until November!

  113. I wish I had Moby Dick. I feel like there are so many references to it that I don’t get.

  114. I wish I had “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. I have the other two in the series and would like to complete the set.

  115. Picking one book is really hard lol There is so many good books out right now that I want to read. So I’ll tell you the first one that comes to mind. Slow Burn by E.B. Walters. The book sounds good and it has a nice cover to look at. Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. I’d like to read The Secret Daughter. Looks like a good one. Love family dramas and stories taking place in foreign locations.

  117. I was just putting together a list of books I want to order and I must say there are a few series I really want to finish. I would love to have Forever by Maggie S. because I need to know what happens with Grace and Sam!

  118. Thank you for this possibility!
    I think I would like to have “After Dark” di Murakami because I would like to start reading this author.

  119. I wish I had DAUGHTER OF TIME, by Sarah Woodbury. I read the excerpt and fell completely in love with it! I’ve always loved the history of the Prince of Wales. 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway!

  120. Cristina Marques

    Thank you for this chance! I wish I could read Hunger Games. It’s so popular right now, but all reviews are good.

  121. I wish I had Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. It’s not out in English until the end of October but since we’re wishing I do wish I could read it in the original Japanese!! or that it were October already! 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway, Sheila!

  122. Oh wow, that’s amazing! I will definitely be checking out those blogs.

    As for the giveaway right here, I would LOVE to read the 2nd installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire. Either that, or Kristin Chenoweth’s autobiography – she is one of my favorite actresses!

  123. Thank you for your generosity and for participating in this blog hop. I really wish I had “Room” by Emma Donaghue in my possession to read – I am sure that this book will be a riveting read, and a book I’d really enjoy.


  124. I’m waiting impatiently for A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin and Snuff by Terry Pratchett to be released, and also for Awake in The World by Michael Stone.

    All three do not fit into the literary fiction genre 😉 As for this featured genre, I’m looking forward to reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  125. I want my own copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian! Thank you!!

  126. I seem to have misplace a lot of books. Other than my missing copy of my Flannery O’Connor book. I can’t find The Road by Cormac McCarthy or The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. So I would have to go with one of the last two.

    Thanks for the chance!

  127. I’d like to read The White Devil because I’m looking for a good thriller.

  128. I wish I had “The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto!

  129. Hunger’s brides: a novel of the baroque by Paul Anderson. Tho I could ‘have it in my possession’ by borrowing it from the library, I wish I could own it because I can never manage to finish this 1300+ tome before it has to go back. I wish too it was available in ebook, large print or audio which might make it easier as the font is so hard on my eyes. The novel is several stories nested with three protagonists that carry their sections: a literature professor and his grad student are two and the third is Sister Juana Inez de la Cruz a poet/nun/mystic from the late 1600s Mexico. Juana Inez (a true historical figure) is the obsession of the grad student and the gad student is the obsession of the professor. That puts it very simplisticly. The story is part historical epic and part psychological thriller

  130. The Wheel Spins by Ethel White as I’ve a weakness for mysteries set on trains.

  131. Now *that* is a generous giveaway! I wish I had Gilead by Marilynne Robinson on my shelf — I’ve heard so many raving reviews about it *and* it comes highly recommended by my favourite author David Mitchell!


  132. Pixel Berry Pie

    This is the perfect giveaway!

    Well, I’m looking forward to a set of historical fiction books written by Douglas Bond. I’ve already read some by this author and now I’m looking forward to starting a new series.

  133. Robin Blankenship

    The seventh Throne by Stephen Zimmer. It is out in a few weeks.

    robinblankenship at gmail dot com

  134. There’s a brand new series coming out in August by Gordon Korman… it’s 3 people’s perspective about the Titanic (it is written fictionally). I’m really looking forward to getting the trilogy!

  135. There’s a brand new series coming out in August by Gordon Korman… it’s 3 people’s perspective about the Titanic (it is written fictionally). I’m really looking forward to getting the trilogy!

  136. Sarah Bibi Setar

    I wish I had Divergent by Veronica Roth because I’ve read a few teasers from the book and have fallen hopelessly in love. Thanks for the great giveaway:)


  137. There are so many books I wish I had in my possession… Come Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant is one of them, or her collection of short stories…
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    empeneauAThotmailDOT com

  138. I’m dying to read Ken Follett’s “Fall of Giants,” but at 985 pages and $21 I haven’t broken down and bought it yet.

  139. Unchartered terriTori by Tori Spelling

  140. Reread the earlier books in the series and after years of waiting George RR Martin’s next book is due out 12 July. I’m dying to see where Dancing with Dragons will take the Song of Ice and Fire Series.

  141. Thanks for the chance to win! One of the next books I’m interested in buying is “Lessons from a Sheep Dog”. From what I’ve heard, it’s a very inspirational read.

  142. OK, I am going to camp read a lot in August and so I need to read and obtain Zombies vs. Unicorns. Looking forward to reading it.

  143. I wish I had the first Maisie Dobbs, so that I could lend it out to all the people I recomend the series to. 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win.

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