I love the way this Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck in Books turns up in November, just as I’m starting to think about a review of the books I’ve read this year, and plans for next.

So, what am I grateful I’ve read this year?

The first thing that sprang to mind was the K’Barthan Trilogy.  I know MT McGuire has taken a bit of stick for having a trilogy in four books recently.  All I can say is, if you can’t see the fun in having a four-book trilogy, then you won’t enjoy the humour in the series – or serial, since it’s a rollercoaster from start to finish with cliff-hangers at the end of books 1 – 3.  But I love the whole world(s) she’s created, of intersecting alternative earths, even though one is called K’Barth (or Grongolia).  The Pan of Hamgee is cute, muddled, exciting, self-effacing, and perennially dim about the identity of the Candidate, who will emerge from the mists and save K’Barth from the Grongols.  So it is prophesied.  And thanks to some nifty time/space portals, he is able to nip into what looks a lot like our Earth, complete with modern tube trains, which prepared me for the change to my favourite trains when I turned up in London last year.  There are intelligent nice feisty women (from Earth), drop dead gorgeous feisty ones (from Grongolia), and mean and unbelievably cruel (and hot) baddies (Grongolian).  Or are they?  There is also Big Merv, Our Trev, Snoofle, Blurpons, Pub Quiz Alan, people with dreadfully pun-ishing names, and it’s wacky and delightful.

And then there are snurds.  You’ll have to read the books, but believe me, you’ll want a snurd.  Even I want a snurd!

Few Are Chosen; The Wrong Stuff; One Man No Plan; Looking For Trouble are the K’Barthan series (formerly Trilogy) by M T McGuire

So having waxed lyrical about K’Barth, what else?

Well, I was equally upbeat for the Emperor’s Edge series by Lindsay Buroker, which was the subject of my giveaway hop in the summer.  I was so up for meeting author Elly Griffiths whose Ruth Galloway crime mysteries I’m romping through, that she must have thought I was on something!  I was also seriously grateful for finding Apocalypse Weird: Reversal, by Jennifer Ellis.  You can read my reviews by clicking on the titles.

So I’m limiting myself to those as my books that I’m grateful I’ve read this year.

My Giveaway

I’m giving away one prize of paperbacks from Book Depository to the value of $20 by any of those four authors I’ve been raving about above.  Anywhere in the world that Book Depository ships to free of charge.  If you’re keen on the K’Barthan ones I might even arrange for MT McGuire to send you two signed ones.

Just enter using the Rafflecopter below – entries close 11.59 pm 14th November New York time.

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And it’s a Giveaway hop, so get hopping! (hop link)

Books I’m Grateful I’ve Read Giveaway Hop

27 thoughts on “Books I’m Grateful I’ve Read Giveaway Hop

  • 1 November, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Probably one of the Elly Griffiths books. BTW, what a fantastic idea for a giveaway/hop!

  • 1 November, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I believe I would pick The Janus Stone. Thanks for your participation.

    Judy Cox

  • 1 November, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Few Are Chosen sounds intriguing. Thank you for asking 🙂

  • 1 November, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Squeee! That’s ace! Thank you for the plug.

  • 2 November, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I would pick a christian fiction book. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity !

  • 2 November, 2015 at 2:35 am

    THE CROSSING PLACES looks great.

  • 2 November, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I think I would go with The House at Seas End.

  • 2 November, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Third time’s a charm? I’ve been trying to post a comment and it’s getting eaten! I want MT’s books!

    • 2 November, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Sorry about that, Rebecca. I’ve mostly been okay recently.

  • 2 November, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I would pick The Crossing Places

  • 2 November, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    First comment disappeared… I’d choose The House at Seas End or The Crossing Places

    • 2 November, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Sorry, Jan. Not sure where the first went, but the later ones went into spam. I have you now, though. Thanks for persevering.

  • 2 November, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I think I would pick The Crossing Places.

  • 3 November, 2015 at 1:12 am

    The Emperor’s Edge, by Lindsay Buroker seems interesting. Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome book. You’re totally amazing.

  • 4 November, 2015 at 7:27 am

    The Emily Griffith’s books look amazing!

  • 4 November, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Elly G’s “The house at seas end” is really captivating.

  • 6 November, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    If I won, I think I would chose “The Crossing Places”. I think it looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • 7 November, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I’d probably choose The Crossing Places. Thank you. 🙂

  • 7 November, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I would pick Few Are Chosen. Thanks for participating in the hop!

  • 10 November, 2015 at 5:39 am

    The Crossing Places sounds interesting so I’d pick that one.

  • 12 November, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I would probably choose a book by Elly Griffiths. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 13 November, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I would choose The Crossing Places

  • 15 November, 2015 at 2:09 am

    maybe The Janus Stone

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