Monday, December 15, 2014

What Book Would You Give Away?


Kelly Ansara (Blogger, Sales Representative at Jonathan Ball)
Book: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

As the silly season kicks in and Christmas fever settles, as trees go up, fighting through lines in shopping malls - or if you're anything like me, you start bulking up on reading material, wine and beer. Tis the Season to be Jolly

So as my last post for the year (and what a year it's been - but we'll get to that later). I was inspired by a post on BuzzFeed (Find the article here), the sinkhole for my insomnia, where Authors and Readers took part in a 'Giveaway Book' extravaganza.  Completely inspired and excited, I called in a few favors from my fellow book-lovers.

The premise of this exercise was to pick a book that shaped/changed/evoked/shook your world so dramatically that you would give the copy away (and in some cases not your actual edition, hehehe) to another person so they to can have that life-changing experience. 

Talita van Graan (Events Co-ordinator at Exclusive Books)
Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

S.A Partridge (Author)
Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Tammy February (Books, Community & Bride editor at Women 24)
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Stefania Beninca (Make-Up Artist/Shop Manager at Kryolan SA)
Book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling


Tarryn Talbot-Da Costa (Publicist at Pan Macmillan SA)
Book: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen


Rene Brophy (Marketing Manager at Exclusive Books)
Book: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

And while some just couldn't decide...


Varsha Lalla (Sales Assistant at Jonathan Ball)
Books: Harry Potter by J.K Rowling | The Discworld Series by Terry Prachett | Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

Samantha Jacobs (Sales Assistant at Jonathan Ball)
Books: The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Houseini | Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Lizaan Kotze (Sales Assistant at Jonathan Ball)
Books: The Girl who Played Go by Shan Sa | Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels


If you want to be a part of this list, give a shout on twitter, facebook or even via email (contact details are in the contact tab). I want to thank my readers, the publishers, booksellers and fellow bloggers for this amazing book-filled year. I hope next year is as jam-packed. 

Have a glorious and safe festive season!



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