Updated! 9 Bestsellers to Add to Your Reading List AND A Book Giveaway!

April 27, 2011

in Culture

Congrats to Ann (@annhepburn) for winning the giveaway!

This has been a wonderful week so far, and it started off with a great radio show featuring author Arthur Wooten on Monday morning.

(Side note: Now that bizchickchat live is happening and is airing on Monday mornings at 9:30 PT/12:30 ET, I have a feeling my Mondays are going to be great!)

Book Giveaway

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Do you like free stuff? I know that I do! It always amazes me that people don’t take more advantage of things that are given free of charge, especially when times are tough financially! But I’m digressing…

Arthur has graciously offered to give away a copy of his novel, Birthday Pie! I’m nearly finished with this book and I am telling you that it is GREAT. When you read this book, you will snuggle up with it before bedtime, and then laugh, cry, and think about your own family. It’s a wonderful novel. If you did not get a chance to hear my interview with Arthur about Birthday Pie, go have a listen! It’s on BlogTalkRadio and you can listen at any time. You can even skip ahead to about the 17 minute mark to where the interview really starts. :)

Click this link to listen to the interview on the radio show.

How to Win – Easy Peasy!

Winning is VERY easy! All you have to do is share this post on either Facebook OR Twitter, or link to this post from your blog, and then let us know that you did so in the comments below. If you choose to share more than once or using more than one method, let us know that, too. You’ll get more entries.

Winning will be drawn on Monday, May 2nd. Good luck!

9 Best Sellers to Add to Your Reading List

I visited Barnes & Noble last night and had a look at the new in paperback shelf. I now know what my spring & summer reading list is going to look like! So many best sellers; I put the ones of interest together in a list for you. These are all being sold at Barnes & Noble and members receive an extra 10% off the sale price of these. If you have read any of them, please let us know what you thought of them in the comments!

Click the images to read more about the books.

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

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The Help, Kathryn Stockett

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Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

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The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

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The Postmistress, Sarah Blake

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford

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Heart of the Matter, Emily Giffin (one of my FAV authors)

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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Todd Burpo

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, Gretchen Rubin

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Two Other Books I’m Adding to My Reading List

When Did I Get Like This? The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be, Amy Wilson

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The Best of Friends: Martha and Me, Mariana Pasternak

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Arthur Wooten May 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Congrats to Annabelle! Hope you enjoy Birthday Pie!

Andrei@Backgammon Online April 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

All this books seem to be very interesting. I will definitely like to give it a try to “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” by Todd Burpo. Thanks for sharing.

Beth April 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hi Tia,

Just tweeted this post. I love books. Love em even more if they are free.

Btw, I have to get the book, When Did I Get Like This? The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be. Looks perfect for me.

Thanks for a great list!

Beth

Tia Peterson April 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Thank you, Beth!! You’re officially in the running for the giveaway.

Yes, I NEED to get that other book, too. I picked it up and read a few pages. It really is funny!

redkathy April 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hi Tia, I loved the show and am inspired to read Birthday Pie. I really do need to read more than blogs and blue prints!!! Arthur sounds like such a great guy and author :)

Arthur Wooten May 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Kathy – Thank you so much for listening in to the show and your kinds words! Arthur

redkathy April 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Hi Tia, I loved the show and want to read the book. I reallly do need to read more than blogs and blue prints!!! Arthur sounds like a great guy and author :)

Monica Dennis April 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm

When Did I Get Like This – ha! That looks really good, therefore I have “liked” you for FB. :-)

Sherryl Perry @ internet business strategy April 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I need to read more for fun Tia. I read way too much business and technology related content. I’m going to pick at least one book from this list and read it. (I also tweeted and liked this. So, maybe i’ll win.)

Tia Peterson April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Cool! Good luck with the contest! :)

Which book are you going to pick? There are sooooo many. I love reading for fun. I do it all the time! ;)

If I had to pick JUST ONE, it’d probably be either the Martha Stewart friend memoir one, or the other one at the bottom. I read several pages from each of those the other night.

The other one that has me really intrigued is “The Help.”

Fran Aslam From Online writer April 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hi Tia

This is a good introduction for avid readers and for those who are looking to become avid readers. as you have made their job easier.

Fran A

Tia Peterson April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Thanks, Fran!

Kristi Hines@Blog Marketing April 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Great list! It’s been awhile since I curled up with a good book. Mostly been listening to audible selections recently. :)

Tia Peterson April 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Hi Kristi! Yes this list is really nice – great selections (I have to give B & N credit for that). Let me know if you want me to include you in the book giveaway for Birthday Pie!

Ann April 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Hi, I shared the contest on FB and Twitter!

Tia Peterson April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Welcome, Ann! Good luck! :)

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