Remember the Library Love Fest contest we ran with HarperCollins’ library marketing team? Ten lucky readers won a free book for themselves, along with five free books for a library of their choice.
Well, now we have the winners! I’ll list their names and local library branches below, but first I thought you’d enjoy seeing which books were most favored by the 600+ people who entered the contest. (When you entered, you had to choose which book you wanted for yourself, and which five you wanted for your library.)
The book readers MOST wanted for themselves was The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, followed by And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. For their libraries, readers most wanted to give The Orchardist and The Cutting Season by Attica Locke.
All I have to say is . . . Hurrah for page-turners written by women! And . . . Yay for sharing the love with libraries!
WINNERS OF THE BOOKPAGE/LIBRARY LOVE FEST CONTEST:
Beth from Newark, DE — Newark Free Library
Doris from Tampa, FL —North Tampa Branch Library
Dianne from Puyallup, WA — South Hill Branch Library
Debra from Batavia, NY — Richmond Memorial Library
Mary from Pettisville, OH — Archbold Public Library
Paula from Linn Grove, IA —Linn Grove Public Library
Helen from Paradise, CA — Butte County Library
Rob from Delmont, PA — Delmont Public Library
Lynn from Skandia, MI — Peter White Public Library
Laura from Bartlett, TN — Bartlett Public Library
Thank you to all who entered! I hope the winners (and the patrons of their library branches) enjoy the books.