Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA: Giveaway & Literary Fiction



To celebrate Armchair BEA, Reading Lark is giving away TWO copies of a Miranda Kenneally novel. The winners will be able to choose one book from the Hundred Oaks series that has already been released. I just read Catching Jordan and LOVED it. My review will be up Friday, but I wanted to give others a chance to read this one. It's a perfect way to spend your summer AND it will help you prepare for Racing Savannah's release in December. 


We will have one US winner & one INTERNATIONAL winner. International entrants must be able to receive books from The Book Depository.

* Be 13+ years old
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below

The giveaway runs May 30 - June 6. The winner will be contacted via email on June 7. 


Now, for today's Armchair BEA topic: Literature

I decided instead of discussing Literature and giving my opinions that I would give you some reading suggestions. Surprisingly, my focus today is on books for adults. I love historical fiction and I love it even more when there a strong females. Women haven't always been given a chance to voice opinions so I love characters who aren't afraid to tell it like it is to anyone who will listen. I also enjoy women who have amazing strength and overcome hardship. Here are my must reads if you're interested in Historical Fiction with strong female characters:





40 comments:

  1. I am a Miranda Keneally fan bt unfortunately I've read only Catching Jordan. I would love to read Stealing Parker and Things I can't forget :)

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    1. I've only read Catching Jordan too, but I hope to read the others this summer.

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  2. I usually read paranormal books, so I really want to try this series.

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    1. I used to be a paranormal only girl, but I'm finding I love contemporary books like these!

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  3. I loved Stealing Parker, and would really like to read Things I Can't Forget! Didn't like Catching Jordan as much, but I still think Miranda is a great writer! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. I'm excited to read Stealing Parker - happy to hear it's a great read!

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  4. I can't say enough good things about Shoemaker's Wife. I LOVED that book -- great on audio. I've read Blue Asylum, The Bungalow, and The Help. And the Sandalwood Tree is next for me on audio. Baker's Daughter is on my list. So you could say I'm a fan, and I'll be writing down your other recommendations!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the others on the list. I love Sarah Jio; she has become one of my favorite writers. All of her books are wonderful, but I felt like that one best fit my list. I would love to hear your thoughts on the others on my list. I'm also always looking for recommendations in this area.

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  5. I have read Catching Jordan and loved it can not wait to read more of Miranda Works

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark!

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  6. I loved Catching Jordan so I'm excited to read the rest of the books in this series :)

    Here's My Giveaway & Literary Fiction Post

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  7. I LOVED Catching Jordan! One of my favorite contemporary books of all time! I haven't read Stealing Parker yet, but I already own a copy so I'm going to read it soon! It would be great to win the third book! Thank you for the chance!

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    1. I agree - Catching Jordan is one of my favorite contemporaries too!

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  8. You've got some great books on your list, most of which i have not read.
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    1. I hope you'll give a few of them a read!

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  9. I haven't read any of Miranda Kenneally's books but they sound great! I'll definitely be adding them to my TBR pile. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. I hope you'll love her writing as much as I do. :)

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  10. I've enjoyed the series so far and am eager to see how it continues!!

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    1. Have you read all of the released books?

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  11. I've never read the series but it looks really good.

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    1. I thought Catching Jordan was fabulous! My review will be up tomorrow.

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  12. I'm a huge historical fiction fan. I really want to read The Bungalow!

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    1. The Bungalow is one of my favorites! I hope you'll read it soon. Anything by Sarah Jio is worth your time. :)

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  13. I haven't read any of these but The Help, and some of them really look interesting! I'm going to bookmark this post to add some to my TBR list later! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm so glad I could provide some new reading suggestions. Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark.

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  14. Because I LOVE Miranda Kenneally!! Her Southern settings are perfect and her characters are real and deep.

    Thank you:)

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  15. I haven't read any of the books from this series yet, but they do look fabulous.

    From your list I've read NORTH AND SOUTH and THE HELP.

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  16. I have always had my eye on the series but have yet to take the plunge

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  17. I'm trying to read more contemporary novels this summer (John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, here I come!)

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  18. I loved the first book, Catching Jordan! Miranda is such a great writer!

    Thansk,
    Leanne

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  19. I have been meaning to read Catching Jordan for some time now!

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  20. I've yet to read any of these books- looks amazing, thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. I keep hearing such great things about all of those books but I haven't read any of them yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I already read and loved the first two books in the series ( I love Miranda's writing) and I would love to win the 3rd book "Things I can't Forget". Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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  23. I've never read the series but a couple of people have suggested it to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    Tallulah A. @ MAD Hoydenish

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  24. I own a copy of Stealing Parker and have heard great things about this series, so I'd love to win Catching Jordan and start the books :)

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  25. I haven't read this series, but I heard great things about it, thanks!

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  26. It took me a long time to finally read Catching Jordan, and once I started reading it I was kicking myself for waiting so long. It was amazing! I loved every single minute of that book. The plot was perfectly written and perfectly paced! But the characters were perfection! So those are the reasons that I want to continue with this series. And thank you so much for having this great giveaway!

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  27. I've heard good things about them, and though they aren't my usual genre, I want to give them a try.

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