I told you on Sunday there was a lot going on in May!   Thanks to Valerie at Stuck in Books I’m hosting a stop in the May I Suggest… Giveaway Hop from  May 6th (Fri) to 19th (Thurs).

These are books I recommend, and I thought I’d pick out a range of books I’ve enjoyed recently and let you choose one of them if you’re lucky enough to win – or you could choose something else you’d like from Book Depository. The Crossing Places

The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths, is the first of a series of crime mysteries featuring Ruth Galloway.  Nearly all of them are set in Norfolk (UK) which is where I live.  I recently gave Room Full of Bones 5 stars, even in my stricter Goodreads 5 stars = amazing rating.  You can read my reviews of all of the books so far on Goodreads (link to series) or individually on my blog – click the menu item for book reviews and scroll through!  And… book 8 in the series, The Woman in Blue, is out this week! A Spell for Chameleon

If you read my A to Z Challenge post, you’ll find I ‘discovered’ Piers Anthony’s Xanth series last month.  If you like what I said about it, or have heard but never tried it, I recommend starting with A Spell for Chameleon.  It’s fantasy and magic and a really well-written story! Sons of the Sphinx

Would you rather go for a younger, or historical read? Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello fits the bill perfectly.  It’s a terrific reimagining of the life of King Tutankhamun, with plenty of twists and a teenage protagonist to suit the Boy King’s story.

The Giveaway is open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to you free, and your country allows raffles of this type. Rafflecopter closes  Thursday 19th May, 11.59 pm New York time.


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PS If you’re a Goodreads member – why not enter the Goodreads Giveaway for BRAVO VICTOR – see the right side panel for details.

And now… GO HOPPING!

May I suggest… Giveaway Hop

37 thoughts on “May I suggest… Giveaway Hop

  • 5 May, 2016 at 9:18 am

    You weren’t kidding when you said May was busy! Take care of yourself, too, Jemima! :O)

  • 5 May, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Have to admit I’m currently reading The Crossing Places and not liking it so much. Some of that is the nature of the crime being investigated, some maybe the writing style (totally a personal taste thing). I do like the author’s rendering of the setting, and am enjoying seeing a bit more of what your neck of the woods looks like.

    • 5 May, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Maybe you have to read it in an English accent 😉

  • 5 May, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I really want to try some Piers Anthony. The covers always made the books look so interesting. 🙂

    • 5 May, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      And in this case, you CAN judge the book by the cover!

  • 6 May, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’d suggest Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day, On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young, or Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton.

  • 6 May, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    The Daddy Pact by Kristy K James, is a really good clean romance.

    • 6 May, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      OK… as long as it’s not too sweet! Thanks, Steph

    • 6 May, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Yeah… I’ve had Divergent on my list for ages now, I must get down to it. I started the first Hunger Games film but didn’t like it. Maybe I’d enjoy the book better. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • 6 May, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I have just started Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight and I am really enjoying if so far, but I like Cassandra Clare’s books!!!

    Judy Cox

    • 6 May, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about Cassandra Clare. Must try her out some time.

  • 7 May, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Thank you for posting.

  • 7 May, 2016 at 1:50 am

    It By Stephen King its more horror sci fi but not dystopian

  • 7 May, 2016 at 3:11 am

    The Ashfall series by Mike Mullin is very good.

  • 7 May, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Hello Jemima, how about Sci-fi! I read a great book called LUCA by Jacob Whaler ♡ check it out. Thank you

  • 8 May, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I’m currently reading the book “Remember to Forget” by Ashley Royer. It’s amazing – I think you would like it! I’ll be reviewing it on my blog in a few days.

  • 8 May, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Paranormal is my MAIN read! So, I would recommend the house of night series. OR if you read biography. ..Princess by Jean sassoon!

  • 9 May, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. They are great books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 11 May, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost!

  • 12 May, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    An Ember in the Ashes by Saba Tahir!

  • 14 May, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know what to suggest other than JFK by Stephen King.

  • 14 May, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    The Martian by Andy Weir or The Racketeer by John Grisham

  • 15 May, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Bared To You.

  • 15 May, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    not sure

  • 15 May, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    The Hob’s Bargain

  • 16 May, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Glimmer of hope by Sarah M.Eden! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  • 17 May, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Shh… I am probably the very last person here who could provide any intelligible sort of answer or recommendations! I really– now, this is just between you and me here 😉 — haven’t read any of the genres you mentioned. For one, I was caught up in the hellscape of grad school (clinical psych) for about seven years. So naturally, my very favorite genre is horror– the uglier, the better. …I kid, I kid. I love memoirs, and quirky/offbeat essay collections. My very favorite author today is probably Augusten Burroughs. And because why not?, here’s the link to my Goodreads profile, where you can check out my “A few old favorites” and “Shopping list” shelves. ….Ah! But for steamy romance: I’m not sure how steamy this one is, but Layla Hagen’s “Withering Hope” is on one of my Amazon Wish Lists.

  • 18 May, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Well, if you’re interested in books with slightly weird premises…Too Many Curses (By A. Lee Martinez), or Mogworld (Yahtzz Croshaw).

  • 20 May, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon so good!

  • 20 May, 2016 at 4:27 am

    The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich

  • 20 May, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. I must do a round-up post with them!

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