September is a big month around Paper Riot—not only is it my birthday (thank y’all so much for all of the lovely birthday wishes, by the way), it also marks my anniversary with this lovely blog. In a way, I can’t believe it has been a year since I posted my very first review. But in other ways, as Judith and I were discussing earlier, it feels like it has been so much longer than a year. I feel like she and I have been friends for such a long time. I wouldn’t trade the past year for anything— since I’ve signed on as co-blogger at Paper Riot, I get to fangirl about some great books (which is one of my absolute favorite things!), and I’ve met some people who I now consider my very best friends.
Judith, over the past year, you have gone from being one of my best “Internet friends” to one of my best friends period, who lets me talk about anything from books to boys to work to family. I love you, lady. Thank you so much for your friendship and for letting me share your blog and fangirl about books together!
I won’t mention all of you by name for fear that I’ll leave someone out, but you all know who you are. To everyone who has talked books with me on Twitter, welcomed me into the book blogging family, and just become a good friend to me over the past year, thank you!!! I treasure my friendship with each and every one of you.
I wish I could give one of my favorite books to all of you; I’ll have to settle for something a little more affordable though! As a thank you, I decided give away two books. Here’s how it will work: I’ve made two lists: one containing my favorite adult books that I’ve reviewed at Paper Riot over the past year, and one with my favorite YA books. The first winner will get to choose a book from the adult list, and the second winner will get to choose a book from the YA list. The giveaway will be open internationally. You have until 11:59 pm on September 30 to enter.
ADULT/NEW ADULT LIST
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
The One and Only by Emily Giffin (review coming soon)
Veronica Mars: Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
YOUNG ADULT LIST
Like No Other by Una LaMarche
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (or any of the Hundred Oaks books)
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Dangerous Girls by Abigal Haas
Only Everything by Kieran Scott
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Everyone go fill out the Rafflecopter below, and good luck! I’m looking forward to another great year with all of you! <3
For a trip down memory lane, here’s a link to my very first post in which I introduce myself!