January Reads & Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway #ReadingChallenge

Reading Challenge Books

It’s the last day in January and about mid-month, I decided to start a reading challenge for this year. I am inviting all my readers to join in this challenge through the year. I love to read and I love to find new books to read, which is why the 2014 Reading Challenge came to be. Reading is a way for me to take a moment for me, in my busy life, I don’t do a lot for myself, but taking a few moments to lose myself in a book is sometimes all I need.

As each month comes to a close, I want to hear all about what you have read (to inspire new books for me) and share what I have read. I am also planning a giveaway at the end of each month, that has something to do with reading. It may be one of the books I have read, reading accessory, or who knows what else. Today I am giving away my favorite reading device. Before we get to that, I want to share the books I read since I started the challenge.

Reading Challenge

A Woman and Her God by Beth Moore // Outpost by Ann Agguire
Horde by Ann Agguire // The Fault In Our Stars by John Greene

A Woman and Her God.  This was my morning devotion and it was so inspiring.  Many of today’s most extraordinary Christian women communicators join together to impart the wisdom God has given them–and to help women realize all God intended for them.

OutPost is the second in a trilogy (so be sure to check out Enclave first). After reading the first, I snatched up Outpost because I had to know what happened when Deuce and Fade went topside. Aligning with unlikely allies, this book shows how Duece has to adjust to a world she has never known. Once considered an adult, she is now considered a “brat” (child). The freaks have grown smarter and Deuce wants to help make sure Salvation is safe.

In Horde, the monsters are at the gates and they are staying. Deuce and her partners from the previous books have to set out with the odds against them. That’s something Deuce is used to. She faces the challenge with her companions to save the people she loves. As they help not only their own settlement, but surrounding settlements, they realize this is going to be a war.

The Fault In Our Stars is a book that will make you laugh and cry. I fully admit to sobbing during the book. Hazel has always been terminal when it came to her tumor. She is resigned to that and lives a life of complacency…until Augustus Waters. Her life takes a turn, she never expected and we get to follow along the beautify and heart breaking journey.

I can’t begin to say enough about the books I read. I highly suggest picking them up or adding them to your kindle library! Don’t have a Kindle? I can help with that. As we end the first month, I want to give the gift of reading of a Kindle Paperwhite to one of my readers.

Kindle paperwhite

One reader will win a Kindle Paperwhite to make it easy to take the reading challenge on the road! Enter using the giveaway tools form below (it may take a minute to load)

**Giveaway is provided by A Daily Dose of Toni. Must be 18 and in the US to enter. Giveaway will end and winner will be announced at the next month’s “share your reads” post, the last day of February!**

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    I read the Book Theif earlier this month and greatly enjoyed it. I wish I had more time to sit and read, there are so many books I want to get to!

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    My favorite book is “The Diary of Anne Frank” it doesn’t matter how many times I read it, I’m still on the edge of my seat.

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    One of my all time favorite books is actually the first of a series (the whole series is great) Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. It’s a great supernatural adventure of a fry cook named Odd who has a special ability that he uses to help others and pretty much save the world.

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    I LOVED The Fault in Our Stars and I’ll admit to sobbing too.

    I haven’t read that particular Beth Moore book, but I have read several of hers, I’ll have to check that one out.

    I was just recommended the trilogy by Ann Aquire by another friend, so I’ve put it on my list.

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    I forgot to answer the question. My favorite book of all time, that’s a hard one to pick. Probably Little Women. I still enjoy re-reading it, especially to my daughters.

    As for January reads — My job is with books, so I read a ton. Just a few from January are Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally, Believe Erin McCarthy, Take a Chance Abbi Glines, Until You Penelope Douglas. There were more, but these will do. I think I’m going to have to join your Challenge so I can keep up better.

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    Gosh, I don’t know if I could pick one favorite. I love the Chronicles of Narnia.

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    I am so behind on my reading, my Goodreads account has virtual cobwebs! LOL But I decided to start reading the full Chronicles of Narnia.

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    I love to read! I always have my e-reader on me. My favorite book is The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

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    I can’t pick one favorite, each book I read leaves an impression, some last longer than others. I read a couple books this month and they are listed on my blog.

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    Love anything by Jodi Picoult

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    The first book you recommend, the devotional, sounds like something I might pick up. I’ll be honest, most days I’m just so self focused I don’t really sit to think about what is most important, and it leads me to get lost and often just not be who I want to be and should be :-/ A daily reminder sounds good to me.

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    Favorite is a tough one. There are sooo many I really love. The Hobbit is up there. But one of my all-time favs has to be “Lightning” by Dean R. Koontz.

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    I have a lot of favorites- cold mountain, gone with the wind, the glass castle, the history of love, the book thief, harry potter book series, and anne of green gables book series.

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    My favorite book is Firestarter by Stephen King.

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    I love The Last Lecture!

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    My favorite read is Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, thanks!

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    My favorite book is Art of War.

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    My all-time favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King.

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    My favorite book is from my childhood and sparked my love of reading. It was “The Five Little Peppers And How They Grew”.

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    I don’t have a favorite book, but I do have one that is the most memorable and I always remember, and that is Jane Eyre.

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    Colleen Boudreau

    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

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    Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice are my all time favorites.

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    I really enjoy reading Gone With The Wind. I have read it multiple times.

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    Really only ONE? That is tough but I really loved the Twilight series that is definitely at the top of my list.

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    I always loved Little Women.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is my favorite. I could read that again and again!

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    I love Bared to You

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    my favorite book of all time is pet cemetary! !

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    Amanda Sakovitz

    I loved the DaVinci Code

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    My favorite book is moby dick.

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    I’m reading the remembering wholeness and I love it!

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    My favorite book is The Jungle. by Upton Sinclair.

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    Wow! As an avid book reader that’s really hard because there are several books that I enjoy rereading like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Deadly Love series, but I guess I would go with a Discovery of Witches

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    I’m not sure I have an all time favorite book, but one of my favorites is Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher!

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    My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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    I need to pick up “The Fault in our Stars” – I don’t want to be spoiled by the movie!

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    Melanie Montgomery

    My all time favorite is Night by ELie Wiesel

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    I really like the book Anthropology of an American Girl.

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    My favorite all time book is one called Extreme Measures by John Cook. I read it when I was in school and I believe it was a little to mature content wise for me, but the story was captivating. This book was the first fiction book I read for fun and I loved it.

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    It has been such a long time since I have read a book that I don’t have an all-time favorite.

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    My favorite is Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. Those books are the BEST!

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    Anne of Green Gables is my favorite book.

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    I love to read, I finish 2 or 3 books a month. One of may favorites is Tell No One by Harlan Coben.

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    My favorite is Absolute Power by David Baldacci.

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    All time favorite book… Diary of Anne Frank

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    I just finished Game of Thrones series this month and loved it!

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