Today is the fourth day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010! This yearly event of giveaways, blog hopping, blogging, and awards is all about you! And you and you and you and me and is the brainchild of Amy from My Friend Amy.
Each day this week I'm hosting an international giveaway (winners announced on Monday, September 20), so I hope you come back to see what I have in store.
On this Thursday, BBAW asks us to talk about a book or two that we wish everyone would read. I'm spotlighting a novel I reviewed in April 2009 that I still think about: The Killing Tree by Rachel Keener. Here is a paragraph from my review:
No one seems to rest easy in the small-town world of Crooktop Mountain, and some secrets are held so closely that even those who have lived there all their lives are oblivious. Through Mercy Heron, Keener has expertly revealed the many layers of rural prejudices and hidden segments of Appalachian life. The Killing Tree is not a novel about the romance of a simpler life, it's an examination of a young woman who struggles to understand her family and her own conflicting hopes and expectations.I found only three other reviews in the Book Blog Search Engine, and all were also positive. I'm not sure why this gem of novel did not get picked up by blogging world. Check out my review and give the book a shot if the premise appeals to you.
Today I am giving away three books from my own collection. I hope at least one will become a favorite of yours. I'm offering a mix of genres.
Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant (gently read paperback) is a historical novel of a Bedouin woman set during the Crusades. A Gift from Brittany by Marjorie Price (gently read paperback) is a memoir that takes place in the French countryside. Day for Night by Frederick Reiken (gently read ARC) is a novel of interconnected stories.
This giveaway is open worldwide and will run until I turn on my computer on Monday morning (September 20). To enter, you must fill out the form. One winner will be picked via random number generator, and I will delete all data after the winner is contacted.
Good luck and don't forget to check all my BBAW posts -- I have a giveaway each day.