Emptying the Nest - June Giveaway!

So, we all have those books sitting on our shelves that we have already read and don't have a use for anymore. It doesn't mean that those books weren't great reads for us once upon a time. However, books are meant to be read so we here at Reading Lark will be giving our readers a chance to give some of our old books a new lease on life. All books are used, but still in good condition. All you have to do to enter is be a Reading Lark follower, tell us which book you'd like to adopt, and fill out the form. Any books not given new homes this month will stay on the list for next month. The used book giveaway will be posted the second weekend of every month and will last a week. This idea was originally inspired by the Secondhand Saturday event at Reading Teen.

Basic Rules:
* You must be 13 years old or older to enter.
* You must have a US or Canadian mailing address to enter.
* The June event runs from 6/11-6/19.

Click here to enter!

Here are the books you could snag in June - all summaries from Goodreads:
*Note - Cover art may vary from the edition won.*

Option #1: Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

Torn between two destinies?

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she's a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever?

Option #2: Bliss by Lauren Myracle

When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naïve Bliss has to her new environment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted, naïve Bliss is happy to be friends with anyone. That’s not the way it has ever worked at Crestview, and soon Bliss is at the center of a struggle for power between three girls—two living and one long dead.

Option #3: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

This is the book that started it all. We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead.

Option #4: In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life. together.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.

These two women with nothing in common but childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagine, and that they're more alike, than they'd ever believe. In Her Shoes observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery. Along the way, the'll encounter a wild cast of characters and they'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies -- each other.

Funny and poignant, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big -- or little -- sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size.

Option #5: The Deception by Catherine Coulter

The Duke of Portsmouth offers an impecunious half-French relative a job as his young son's nanny. What he quickly discovers is that he wants her, badly. What he discovers far more slowly is that she isn't at all what she seems.

Evangeline de Beauchamps is in way over her head. She has far more to cope with than a nineteen-year-old virgin should ever have. To top it all off, she must play an experienced widow with a man who knows women as well as he knows his horses, or so he thinks.


  1. Wow, it's awesome that you're starting your own monthly giveaway! None of the books this month look like my kind of thing, but I'll be sure to check back next month!

  2. @Lyddz - Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully next month something will catch your eye. We just thought it would be a fun addition to our other giveaways.

  3. Such a fun giveaway!! Thank you.

  4. Awesome idea, I've always pasted on my read books to someone on PaperBackSwap or BookMooch to enjoy as I never reread a book (who has time with all the awesome books unread out there). May borrow your idea (I'll definitely credit you with it). I just love the "Emptying the Nest" title.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  5. YAY!!!! Thanks... I've been wanting to read Claire de Lune FOREVER!

  6. Thanks all for leaving comments and entering to adopt our books. They need good homes. :)

  7. @Lisa - So glad you like the title of the giveaway since it'll be up once a month. I thought it was pretty cute. :)


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