We give away a lot of books on The Book Case and in our e-newsletters—and that's something we can all be happy about. One think I'm going to try to be better at in 2011, though, is updating you on who won what. From here on out, the first week of every month I'll post the previous month's contest winners. Try to keep your book envy in check, and remember: It's not too late to enter to win a collection of travel memoirs!
By my count, we gave away a whopping 35 books in February. Keep reading for the full list.
Kaye from Boone, NC, was chosen to win 10 books in a genre of her choice. She was automatically entered into this contest for filling out our Readers' Choice: Best of 2010 survey. Kaye told us her favorite book of 2010 was Pat Conroy's My Reading Life, and she asked to receive a mix of women's fiction and mystery. I sent her:
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
To Have and To Kill by Mary Jane Clark
In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline
As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs
The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen schine
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
The first week of February, we gave away two copies of The Pioneer Woman: From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Abby from Houston, TX, and Beth from Savannah, GA, were the lucky winners.
The week of February 7, Emily won My Father at 100 by Ron Reagan. If she wrote a memoir about her dad, she says she'd call it A Hard Working Man.
Last week, for the first time ever the first commenter won. Congratulations to Kay for being so quick on the draw—and for winning Elena Mauli Shapiro’s spellbinding debut, 13 rue Thérèse.
Linda from Madison, CT, won our Reading Corner giveaway from January 26. She won a collection of books for children and teens, including:
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg
Hothead by Cal Ripken, Jr.
Angel by James Patterson
Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Jerry, a middle school librarian, won our Reading Corner giveaway from February 9. He won a collection of love and Valentines Day-themed books, including:
The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone
Flirt Club by Chatleen Daly
Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!
Kiss Me! (I'm a Prince!) by Heather McLeod
A String of Hearts by Laura Malone Elliott
All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham
Our Reading Corner giveaway from last week is live until Monday (hint, hint), so I haven't yet chosen a winner.
George from Windber, PA—who won a year's worth of books after entering our 2010 Reader Survey—received four books during the month of February:
Open City by Teju Cole
The Bone Yard by Jefferson Bass
The Priest by Gerard O'Donovan
The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick
Amado from Saint Paul, MN—the winner of our 2010 BookPage/VSL Sweepstakes—also won a year's worth of books. In February he received four books, as well:
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Agent X by Noah Boyd
Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci
All winners are chosen on Random.org.
What a big group of lucky readers! You could be next . . .