Tuesday, June 5, 2012

#ArmchairBEA 2012: Best of 2012 and Giveaway

In celebration of all things books and Book Expo America, today those of us unable to make it to NYC and participate in BEA still want to have fun. So, today is "Best of 2012" and giveaway day!! Be sure to check Armchair BEA for more giveaways and for more information on this awesome virtual conference.

We're almost half way through the year, and I think some truly amazing books have already come out. Have you read these five yet? These books will make you laugh, cry, you will have your heart broken, fall in love, and get your pants scared off. Get to reading!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
January 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins

 The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
February 16th 2012 by Dutton Children's Books

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
March 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
April 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

So, I received a wonderful ARC for an adult book not due out until July, and I've decided to pass it along to one lucky person. The author wrote Litte Bee which is an amazing book.

Gold by Chris Cleave
July 3rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster

Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption.
Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training. They’ve loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits. They must confront each other and their own mortality to decide, when lives are at stake: What would you sacrifice for the people you love, if it meant giving up the thing that was most important to you in the world?

Giveaway Rules
US only
13 years or older
June 5th - June 10th
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. The Drowned Cities, by Paolo Bacigalupi.

  2. Believe it or not, I've been looking forward to reading Gold - I read Little Bee last year and loved it and now am trying to get a copy of Incendiary and Gold to read.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I loved Little Bee, what a nice giveaway. Check out my giveaway too!

  4. I'm most looking forward to Rachel Vincent's Before I Wake!!! Not too long now. *yay*

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!!! :)

    1. Oh, sorry, I just realized it's US only, but I'm in Canada. So sorry!!! Just ignore me. ;)

  5. Wonderlove is showing up on lots of people's lists today! I think I'm going to have to pick it up!

  6. Book I'm most looking forward to releasing this summer (gosh there are so many great ones coming out!) but I'd say Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews. :)

  7. I've heard too many wonderful things about Wonderlove: I have to read this! Ahh!

    Enjoy BEA!

  8. I'm most looking forward to Throne of Glass! I've already preordered it :)

  9. Tiger's Destiny!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  10. I am looking forward to The Golden Lily can't wait to see what will happen

  11. I have a bunch of books I'm looking forward to reading this summer. I still have yet to read Divergent and Insurgent so that's probably at the top of the list.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! *fingers crossed* The book I'm most looking forward to this summer would have to be My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

    Great list! Most of the ones you chose are either on my bookshelf (have read and loved), on my nightstand (waiting to be devoured), or on my TBR shelf (Why aren't there more hours in the day?).

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

  13. I just finished the first book of the "Game of Thrones" series, and can't wait to read the rest!

  14. I Love seeing The Fault in Our Stars on so many lists! I loved it too!! I also really loved Wanderlove! I read it as an advanced copy on my nook though so I can't wait to get a physical copy to see those drawings on paper!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I'm a new follower! Check out my blog & follow me back: A Dream Within A Dream

  16. I really want to read The Fault in our Stars since it is showing up everywhere!

  17. Oh wow - lots on my TBR shelf. I've had City of Lost Souls since May and I'm ready to dive in now that summer is here and I've a little more time on my hands. It looks great!

    Check out my best of 2012 and giveaway at http://abookinhand.com/?p=2398

  18. The cover for 172 Hours is so creepy, I wanna read it! This summer, I'm looking forward to actually reading some of the unread books on my shelves - like the George RR Martin books - I need to catch up with the series so I can read Dance with Dragons.

  19. There are lots of them. This one and The Golden Lily are up near the top of my list though. Thanks!

  20. I would love to read Under The Never Sky.

  21. Game of Thrones and Insurgent!

  22. I am so excited to get my hands on Before I Wake!

  23. I've seen the Fault in our Stars on a bunch of blogs this week.

    Girl Who Reads