One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

I’m super excited to announce that it’s my one year blogoversary and that I’ve hit 200 followers! The two achievements have coincided (actually about a week ago- but I’ve had some personal drama to deal with) and I’m so excited and grateful!

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When I started up this blog, I just wanted to get my love of books out there, have an outlet for writing and to practice my critical reading. I never dreamt that I’d make some beautiful friends, have a ton of fun, get in some fantastic discussions and find it to be a massive support!

Thanks to all my lovely followers- I love and appreciate each and every one of you. I’m thrilled that you’re following me and have contributed so wonderfully to all of my posts. To show my appreciation, I’m going to host a wee giveaway of a few of my favourite books!

I will be giving away:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Maryanne Schaffer

A Room of One’s Own and The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

The Heather Blazingย by Colm Toibin

The Haunting of Maddy Clareย by Simone St. James
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My only condition is that it must be posted through The Book Depository, so please make sure they post to your region before entering.

To enter to win, let me know in the comments what your absolute favourite book is and why. What makes a book a favourite? How did it change your life or way of thinking?ย 

The giveaway will be open until the 15th of June! Good luck!

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17 thoughts on “One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

  1. THIS IS SUCH A HARD QUESTION! If I absolutely had to pick just ONE book, it would probably be Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I’ve read it countless times and each time I do I love it even more. Congrats, and thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I can never pick just one ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’s too harddddd, like picking a favourite child or something! I tried to read that one but didn’t like it =( Probably coz I was pushed into reading it. But I’ve heard great things about Looking for Alibrandi by her!Thanks! Good luck!

  2. Congratulations on your blogoversary AND reaching 200 followers! Both of those are amazing achievements.

    My favourite book is probably Jane Eyre. I love how independent and strong she is, and also how clever she is.

    Thank you for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ooh, I love your choice! Jane Eyre is definitely up there in my top ten favourites โค Jane is such a fantastic character, I love her too!
      No problems, thank you and good luck!!

  3. My favorite book is Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I love the characters (even Henry Crawford), setting and storyline. It was my first Jane Austen novel and it really got me into loving to read classics.

  4. Happy Blogoversary ๐Ÿ™‚ Appropriately, because of your gif, my favourite book is The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien. Not only do I love Bilbo and think it is a perfect, simple, and immersive world and adventure; but I also have very fond childhood memories of my dad reading it to me at bedtime.

  5. Congratulations, dear heart, and happy blogoversary! My favourite book is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. I first read it before I hit my teens, and I don’t remember ever being so struck by a novel. It was startling and beautiful, and my love for it has increased for it with each re-read. It is such an important book, both to me personally, and in terms of the world it evokes and the strong themes which come across from the very beginning. I love it so much that I even wrote my BA dissertation about it!

  6. Happy blogoversary!
    My absolute favorite book is Pride and Prejudice! That’s the book that got me started on my book craze ๐Ÿ™‚ The way the characters were drawn out and the writing is absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Ugh. What an impossible question!! I’ll give you a rundown – first up, of course, we have Harry Potter. Favourite books ever, no question. But HP is top for a lot of people, so we’ll break it down more. (Thank God for Goodreads, I don’t know how I coped before it!) – anything by Sarah J Maas, and pretty much anything by Colleen Hoover is sure to be a favourite with me, I love them both. Then we have To Kill A Mockingbird, a classic I can finally say is my jam. I LOVED this book. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was a very different read for me (being literary) and one I adored, really looking forward to the sequel. Bad Feminist is a non-fiction I fell in love with this year, which has inspired me to get my hands on more feminist texts. Katie McGarry books are great for a gritty contemporary, and Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world is an absolute fave. I could go on… R x

    • Ugh girrrrrrl you’re making me so excited for Life After Life and Bad Feminist! Why do I have no time?! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m loving getting into the feminist stuff- have you read A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf? I’m sorry for giving such a hard question! I couldn’t think of another one ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Lol I flew through Bad Feminist in one night, the essay format really helps. Life After Life took a while to read though. Lots to chew over. No I haven’t read those yet, I was focusing more on feminist non-fiction, but I hear A Handmaid’s Tale is good? R x

      • Oh no, those two are her amazing early feminist essays, they’re non fiction ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t even love Woolf but think they’re fantastic! I haven’t read any Margaret Atwood yet but I’ve heard The Handmaid’s Tale is amazing, I have a copy but haven’t got around to it yet!

  8. Happy blogoversary! My favourite book is The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. This is simply because it allowed me into a world I don’t really know a lot about and it helped me able to be able to understand the problems a person can face. It is really well written too, it’s a very beautiful and moving story! It has also encouraged me to read more books that I wouldn’t normally read, before I just read best-sellers, Russian lit and classics but now I am more conscious of what I read and try to read more diversely. Thanks for the giveaway, of all the things I found you through H.D.!

    • The fact you have found me through H.D. is enough to make me extend this giveaway until I can afford the books again ๐Ÿ˜› I’m so pleased! I’ve never read any Radclyffe Hall, but I will make sure to have a look out for them now!
      Which H.D. have you been reading/looking into?! I’m dying to know!

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