We’ve all been there. You read about a book. You place a hold on the library—and groan when you’re #58 in line.
You think about buying the hardback . . . but realize you’ve already bought five books this month and it’s time to practice some restraint. So you think, “Oh well; I’ll get it when it’s in paperback.”
Or: “My book club would love to read this . . . but only when it’s in paperback!”
This week’s contest celebrates a few of our favorite books from 2010 that are finally in paperback:
Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love superstar Elizabeth Gilbert wrote her follow-up about falling in love with her husband. It’s a must-read memoir, and also a history of marriage through the ages and a social commentary on the institution.
Day for Night by Frederick Reiken. Trisha’s eyes get big when she talks about Day for Night, because she loves it so much. As she wrote more than a year ago: “It is often said that successful novels need at least two out of three things: good writing, good characters or a good story. That may be true. But in the best novels, like Frederick Reiken’s Day for Night, you get all three.”
Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart. Heartbreaking and funny, Husband and Wife tells the story of a perfectly normal, happy couple—whose world turns upside down when the husband reveals his novel, Infidelity, is based on a real event.
This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson. One of our reader favorites of 2010, This Book is Overdue! will leave you convinced that librarians really can save the world.
You want ‘em? Here’s how:
TO ENTER: Leave a comment with the answer to the following questions: Which do you prefer: hardcovers, library books, audiobooks, e-books or paperbacks? Why?
CONTEST DETAILS: The prize is four paperbacks: Committed, Day for Night, Husband and Wife and This Book is Overdue! One winner will be chosen using random.org. Prizes will be shipped to the U.S. The contest closes May 27 at 6 p.m. CST.
ETA: Congrats to Jennifer, this week’s winner! Jennifer loves grabbing paperbacks from the library. “Occasionally I’ll do an e-book the same as the one I am reading. That way I always have it with me and can read it anywhere.”
Contest is now closed.