Hello, and welcome to the Literary Blog Hop! This is a thrice yearly giveaway hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. I, along with 38 other bloggers, am giving away a book of literary merit to one lucky reader!
If you’re a regular reader, it’s lovely to see you again, and if you’re visiting Books Speak Volumes for the first time, I’m thrilled to meet you! I’m super excited to participate in this giveaway for the first time. I couldn’t decide which book I wanted to give away, so I’m letting you choose — kind of. I picked my three favorite books published in 2013, and the winner gets to pick which one he/she would like to receive!
Re-imagining the final months of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland in 1828, Burial Rites is an achingly beautiful historical novel. Kent presents a complex, morally ambiguous woman struggling to find her place in a society eager to judge and condemn her. The writing is gorgeous, and this book has stuck with me for months.
Marra’s debut novel is a complex web of stories set in Chechnya from 1994 to 2004. Spanning two wars and centering on six main characters, it is a gorgeous, moving novel about the destruction of war and the ties that bind us together. Marra expertly creates vivid, multidimensional characters, and his writing is rich and beautiful.
If you had the chance to do your life over and over again, would you ever get it right? Atkinson explores this fascinating concept. Ursula Todd is born on a snowy night in 1910 and dies immediately. However, she is reborn, and this time she survives. Her life takes on a pattern of death and rebirth, but each life takes a different path. Atkinson’s writing is fantastic, and I was surprised by the page-turning quality of this lengthy book.
Rules and How to Enter:
This giveaway is open through November 13 and will close at midnight of that day (EST). Anyone who lives in a country that The Book Depository ships to may enter. I will notify the winner via e-mail within two days of the end of the giveaway. The winner has one week to respond with his/her address; otherwise I will select a new winner.
As an added bonus, I’m currently running another giveaway! See my review of Wally Lamb’s latest book We Are Water and enter to win a copy, courtesy of the publisher and TLC Book Tours. I really loved this book, and I hope you will too!
Check out the other blog hop participants!