BookEnds Chat and Giveaway Today!

  • By: Jessica Faust | Date: Feb 14 2017

Well, apparently it’s International Book Giving Day. Just like National Peanut Butter day, this is one we can get behind.

Today we’re going to give more than a few books away. I mean it’s appropriate that it’s also Valentine’s Day. If you love someone, give them a book. To our loyal readers, we’re giving away a special assortment of BookEnds titles and swag. List the title and author of the best book you’ve ever received or gifted in the comments below, and we will randomly pick a winner.

On top of that, we’re going to host a special BookEnds Twitter chat from 11-12am EST. We’d love it if you’d stop by, ask some questions, and share stories about your favorite books to give and receive. Use the hashtag #BookEndsChat so we see your comments.

Last but not least, we think International Book Giving Day goes along nicely with the campaign to adopt a classroom and supply the students with diverse books. We’ll be doing some of that as well.

Happy International Book Giving Day and Valentine’s Day to all!


Here’s a list of the books we’re giving away:

Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly
What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson
One and Only Texas Series by Melissa Cutler
Clan Kincaid Series by Lily Blackwood
She Stopped for Death by Elizabeth Buzzelli
Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis
War and Peach by Susan Furlong
A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed
South of Nowhere by Minerva Koenig
Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton
Curried Away by Gail Oust
White Collared by Shelly Bell
The Express Rider’s Lady by Stacy Henrie
Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie
The Baby Proposal by Andrea Laurence
The CEO’s Unexpected Child by Andrea Laurence
His Lover’s Little Secret by Andrea Laurence
Enticed by the Operative by Lara Lacombe
Killer Season by Lara Lacombe
Dr. Do-Or-Die by Lara Lacombe


24 responses to “BookEnds Chat and Giveaway Today!”

  1. Avatar Tara Leigh Thompson says:

    Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah

  2. The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho!

  3. THE STAND by Stephen King

  4. Avatar Valentina says:

    Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani, gifted to my daughter for her 30th birthday.

  5. Avatar Beth Lahaie says:

    Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans. This was given to me upon my birth from my grandmother, who was a librarian. It was my favorite book as a child. I list it here, because it inspired my love of books, reading, and writing.

  6. Avatar Kathleen Kendler says:

    Island of the Blue Doplhin- it got me reading as a kid.

  7. Avatar Jane Estes says:

    I’ve given several copies of Augusten Burroughs’ THIS IS HOW. Love that book.

  8. Avatar EF Slattery says:

    A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle. A book I adored, and puzzled over, and have never stopped thinking about!

  9. Avatar AJ Blythe says:

    The best book? I have to choose one?! Gah!

    Received: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – I love the series and JK Rowling’s story is inspiring

    Gifted: The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths – to my son as it was the book that started the shift from occasional reader to avid bookworm

  10. Avatar AJ Blythe says:

    As an aside, just been trying to work out the time zone conversion – always makes my head hurt! Will have to go on to twitter instead and search for #bookendschat, although I think I’ve missed it.

  11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  12. Avatar Colin Smith says:

    Best Book Ever Received as a Gift: C. S. Lewis, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
    Best Book Ever Given as a Gift: The Bible. 🙂

  13. Avatar Jess Dimovski says:

    The Fireman by Joe Hill

  14. Avatar Heather says:

    I’ve been gifted so many wonderful books, but probably my favorite is the audiobook version of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. It ignited my passion for audiobooks to add on to my passion for the written word!

  15. Avatar Heather says:

    I’ve been gifted so many wonderful books, but probably my favorite is the audiobook version of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. It ignited my passion for audiobooks to add on to my passion for the written word!

  16. Avatar Kimberly Leslie says:

    There are so many that are my favorites, but only a few that are really at the top of my list of books I will never part with, instead I’ll buy friends and family copies any chance I can get.. it was a toss up between Jane Austen books, for obvious reasons, though my favorite is her complete novels. All between two covers, what more could a person ask for? But because Jane Austen is well, Jane Austen.. the other is one I’ve read so many times I’ve had to buy several copies due to wearing down of the book.. Shower of Stars by Nancy Herkness.

  17. Avatar Linda Herold says:

    The Second Man by Emelle Gamble. I really like her writing!!

  18. Avatar Ana Calin says:

    Oh, oh, I hope I didn’t see this too late. The Name of the Rose, Umberot Eco. 🙂

  19. Avatar Kelly Bowerman says:

    Received: Take the key and lock her up by Ally Carter. I loved it and couldn’t put it down.

    Gifted: Magnus Chase and the Sword of summer by Rick Riordan. My eldest is 14 and is ASD so reading up until the last few years has been painful. But now its clicked and he inhales books. I thought he was going to cry when I gave it to him recently

  20. Avatar Donamae says:

    Gone with the wind Margaret Mitchell the ending haunted me for a long time. My sisters keeper I cried and never saw what was coming. Jody Picult, sorry wrong spelling. Thank you for the chance.

  21. Has the winner been announced yet?