Reading Summaries

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – January 2015

I’ve only just gotten used to writing 2015 and February is upon us. Before we race headlong into another busy month let’s take a moment to recap what happened here at Booklover Book Reviews during January.

Books Featured:

Lonesome_Amazon_Book1_Cover Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami bloodlines-hi-res-cover

Cloudstreet by Tim WintonThe Master of Go by Yasunari KawabataAvery by Charlotte McConaghy

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Giveaway Winners:

the_enemy_inside¤  To celebrate the release of her latest novel Bloodlines, Vanessa Skye generously offered 3 signed paperback copies of the first book in her ‘Edge of Darkness’ series, The Enemy Inside, for giveaway. Entries closed 31 January.

The 3 lucky winners  are:  Raewyn, Amanda B and Bube

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2015-ausday¤  It was a pleasure to participate in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop, a great annual event organised by Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out. This year we are offered readers (international) the chance to choose 1 of 3 fantastic titles (The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman, The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion or The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt).

The lucky winner is: Chris, who selected The Rosie Effect

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Other Bookish Banter:

  • Aussie Author Challenge 2015The Aussie Author Challenge 2015 began, with 20 reviews published by 21 registered participants thus far. With the year so young there’s still plenty of time (11 months) to join in the appreciation of great Australian literary talent (plus earn extra entries in giveaways of new release titles).
  • Launched giveaway of 2 signed copies of Charlotte McConaghy’s Avery thanks to Random House Australia – ENTER NOW

What’s planned for February?

Hoping to feature several titles, and at least one of them will be a giveaway:

Only the Animals by Ceridwen DoveycairoBlack Light by K A Bedford

The Room by Jonas Karlssonbad-seedTrio by Geraldine Wooller

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What was your bookish highlight in January?