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It's My Birthday! Time for a Giveaway!

Birthday Giveaway choices

Happy Birthday to me! Since I know I'll end up buying myself a book or two for my birthday, I figured it would be a good idea to remove a couple from my bookshelves.

I'm giving away TWO books to one lucky winner. You get to choose which two books featured in the image above you'd like to win. Note that all of these books are actually from my bookshelf, which means they are used. However, they are all in very good condition, and they are all final copies (not ARCs).

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents to keep the shipping costs down. (I do have a affiliate links on my blog, but don't actually make any money from them. Why I still have them is the subject of a whole different post...)

More information about the books

I just realized I never reviewed The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (Doh!), but here are links to my reviews of the others:

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 

Enter to win

To enter to win two of the books listed, please complete the Rafflecopter below by midnight Eastern time on February 10th.

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Comments

  1. I copied that list of books into my planner. Always looking for new book ideas.

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  2. I love to read but I seem to have little time to do so. Happy Birthday!

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  3. Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Wow, they all seem like really intense stories. This Dark Road to Mercy sounds really good with the two girls who lose their mother. The Light Between Oceans sounds like a crazy story with the boat that drifts ashore with the dead man and baby, can't wait to check these out even if I don't win! Happy Birthday!!

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    1. I hadn't thought about it but they are all pretty intense stories. Good luck!!

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