Thursday, August 11, 2011

TBR Thursday {2} & The Secret Year Giveaway

Time for this week's Bookaholics Anonymous meeting. So hi, my name's Melanie and I'm addicted to books. This week I purchased 5 books. Yes 5, but I'm going to bury my shame and only tell you about the last one I picked up.

Last Book Purchased:

The Secret Year

The Secret Year, by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Colt and Julia were secretly together for a year, and no one ever knew, not even Julia's boyfriend. Why would they-they were from two different crowds. Julia lived in her country club world and Colt . . . didn't.

Then Julia dies in a car accident. Colt is devastated but can't mourn openly, and he's tormented that he may have played a part in her death. And when Julia's journal ends up in his hands, he is forced to relive their year together-just when he is trying to forget. The problem is, how do you get over someone who was never really yours to begin with?

And here's why I purchased it:

I've been wanting to read this book for some time now but haven't gotten around to it since it was not available on my Nook and required a trek to the Barnes & Noble in the suburbs. However, I recently made the trip and picked up not only a copy for myself but one for a lucky blog follower as well. (Giveaway details below) It's a beautiful book. The cover feels like satin. I looked like a freak rubbing it in the aisle at B&N, but once you touch it, you'll understand.

TBR Books:

Click on the book cover for a synopsis

Amaretto Flame (Eagleton Coven) 1. Amaretto Flame, Sammie Spencer

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) 2. Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Seed 3. Seed, Ania Ahlborn

Legend (Legend, #1) 4. Legend, Marie Lu

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) 5. Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini

Darkness Becomes Her 6. Darkness Becomes Her, Kelly Keaton

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1) 7. A Need So Beautiful

Carrier of the Mark (Carrier, #1) 8. Carrier of the Mark, Leigh Fallon

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) 9. Half-Blood, Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Book of Lost Souls 10. The Book of Lost Souls, Michelle Muto

Okay, so now for the Giveaway details...

The rules are simple. If you want this lovely paperback copy (and if you haven't read it yet, trust me you want it) just follow these steps:

1) Be a follower of this blog
2) Leave me a comment below with either your email address or Twitter handle so I can contact the winner.

Contest closes at midnight on Wednesday 8/17/2011. Good luck to everyone who enters!!

Also, if you want to join me on TBR Thursday you can link up below!!!



Angel C @ Mermaid Vision Books said...

Hey girl hey~~ :D

Thanks for the giveaway! This book's been on my TBR list FOREVER, but I always forget about it.

Twitter: mermaidvisions

Mandie Baxter said...

Ugh, forgot about this post! If notlater today, next week! :) good picks!

I'm MandieBaxtet yahoo & twitter. ;)

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

I agree, great picks! I bought 5 books yesterday.

@Keri_726 on Twitter

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

I hope you like it! And thank you so much for giving one away.

Melanie_McCullough said...

Jennifer - I loved it and I'll be posting a review soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) I'd love to enter!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've really been wanting to read this book

Also you have some great books on your TBR list!

amanda at lettersinsideout dot com

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch

iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com