Friday Morning Bookclub

October 31, 2014

Welcome To The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Filed under: Give Aways — susanbright @ 11:31 pm

Blog Hop

This Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Between now and November 5th, you can hop to over 30 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items.

The Friday Morning Bookclub is giving away a copy of:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver


If you are a Barbara Kingsolver fan, Flight Behavior is a must read ย Just leave a comment with a book recommendation and you will be entered to win! The winner will be notified by email on Thursday November 6

So many great blogs to visit and so many great giveaways! Have fun and start hopping!

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read Her Like an Open Book (US/CA)
  3. My Book Self (N. Am.)
  4. The Book Stop
  5. My Book Retreat (US)
  6. Books in the Burbs (US)
  7. Guiltless Reading
  8. Word by Word
  9. Juliet Greenwood
  10. BooksandLiliane
  11. Words for Worms (US)
  12. The Relentless Reader
  13. The Misfortune of Knowing
  14. The Friday Morning Bookclub (US)
  15. Readerbuzz
  16. Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams
  17. The Emerald City Book Review
  18. Wensend
  1. Laurie Here
  2. A Cup Of Tea, A Friend, And A Book (US)
  3. Moon Shine Art Spot (US)
  4. I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach (US)
  5. Lost Generation Reader
  6. Books Speak Volumes
  7. Mom’s Small Victories (US)
  8. Books on the Table (US)
  9. Orange Pekoe Reviews
  10. Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams
  11. Words And Peace (US)
  12. Booklover Book Reviews
  13. Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning (US)


  1. I recommend Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones, a madcap fantasy set at a SFF convention…you can enter to win a copy in my giveaway! : ) Don’t like fantasy? I recommend Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart, a fun and literate gothic mystery.

    Comment by Lory @ Emerald City Book Review — November 1, 2014 @ 7:36 am | Reply

    • Thanks Lory, I will be sure to check out your giveaway! I don’t often read fantasy, but enjoy it when I do. Nine Coaches Waiting sounds interesting also.

      Comment by susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

  2. The first book I read for the Friday Morning Bookclub, was Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Prodigal Summer”. It still remains one of my favorites of hers. I just finished listening to “The Daring Ladies of Lowel”, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    Comment by janinefrier — November 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am | Reply

    • Hi Janine! I too really enjoyed The Prodigal Summer. I always enjoy a good audio book. Thanks for the recommendation!

      Comment by susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  3. I haven’t read this one yet. I just finished reading “Mrs Poe”. It’s based on the lives of Edgar Allan Poe, his wife and a woman poet who was suspected of having an affair with Poe. I liked how it was written a little edgy and spooky like Poe’s tales. Also, I remember reading all of his works but I didn’t know very much about his life.

    Comment by moondance38 — November 1, 2014 @ 9:11 am | Reply

    • Hi Harriet! So good to hear from you. Mrs. Poe sounds fascinating! Thanks !

      Comment by susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  4. Fantastic book giveaway!! I would recommend Madame Picasso by Anne Girard…love her style of writing!

    Comment by Books in the Burbs — November 1, 2014 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

    • I have not read anything by Anne Girard but will check out Madame Picasso….and your giveaway. Thanks for hopping by.

      Comment by susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  5. I have Flight Behavior waiting on my Kindle, so I don’t need to enter. One of the best books I’ve read recently was East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. A great “lighter read” is Wool by Hugh Howey — fantastic dystopian/science fiction. Enjoy the blog hop!

    Comment by curlygeek04 — November 1, 2014 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

    • I have never gotten around to reading East of Eden and downloaded Wool fairly recently.Thanks for the reminders and for stopping..or hopping by! Now I am going to do a little hopping!

      Comment by susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  6. I am crazy about Barbara Kingsolver and would love to win a copy of Flight Behavior..The book I am recommending is The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Myes.

    Comment by Brenda — November 1, 2014 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

    • Welcome Brenda! I recently listened to The Girl You Left Behind. It was an excellent audio book. I also loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

      Comment by Susanbright — November 1, 2014 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  7. Yay! You picked one of my favorite authors, and I have not yet had the chance to read Flight Behavior! So excited! Have you read The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd? I am a fan of her writing and would recommend anything written by her!

    Comment by Lisa — November 1, 2014 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

    • Hi Lisa, Barbara Kingsolver is on of my favorites also! I have not yet gotten around to reading The Invention of Wings but it is on the top of my list. Thanks for visiting and entering our giveaway.

      Comment by susanbright — November 3, 2014 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  8. My latest favorite literary novel is A Month in the Country. This is probably the only Barbara Kingsolver book I haven’t read.

    Comment by readerbuzz — November 1, 2014 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

    • I have not heard of A Month in the Country but will check it out. Thanks!!

      Comment by susanbright — November 3, 2014 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  9. I love Kingsolver! If you haven’t already read The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees, you must!

    Comment by Words for Worms — November 1, 2014 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

    • Agree! One of these days I would like to reread The Bean Tree. I read it SO long ago! Thanks for visiting.

      Comment by susanbright — November 3, 2014 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

  10. I do love Barbara Kingsolver. Prodigal Summer is my favorite of hers. I would suggest the novels of Emma Donoghue – I particularly love Life Mask and Room. Thanks for the chance!

    Comment by Michelle — November 1, 2014 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Michelle! Room was also an excellent audio book!

      Comment by susanbright — November 3, 2014 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  11. Oh gosh, so many books I could recommend. Recent loves are The Children Act by Ian McEwan and Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. I’m also loving The Goldfinch so far. Thanks for hosting, and check out my giveaway if you haven’t already. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by lostgenerationreader — November 1, 2014 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

    • I have heard good things about The Children Act! Thanks for stopping by and I will definitely be checking out your giveaway!

      Comment by susanbright — November 3, 2014 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  12. I really love Barbara Kingsolver’s books. I also love to hear her speak. I would like to read Flight Behavior. I’ve enjoyed quite a few books this year. Haven’t done well in my challenges. One book I’ve enjoyed is AMERICANAH by Chimamanda NGOZI ADICHE. It takes place in Africa as well as in the United States. Wonderful.

    Comment by Topazshell — November 2, 2014 @ 10:06 am | Reply

    • Thanks for the recommendation. I will add Americanah to my to read list!

      Comment by susanbright — November 5, 2014 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

  13. I second lostgenerationreader in The Children Act and ANYTHING by Margaret Atwood!

    Comment by April @ The Steadfast Reader — November 2, 2014 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  14. Wonderful choice! I loved this book. Thanks for participating!

    Comment by Leeswammes — November 2, 2014 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  15. I recommend The Returned by Jason Mott.

    Comment by Michelle Willms (@willms_m) — November 2, 2014 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  16. I recently read Pigeon In A Crosswalk by Jack Gray and loved it!

    Comment by Vicki — November 2, 2014 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

    • Welcome Vicki, Iam not familiar with Pigeon in a Crosswalk but plan to look it up.Thank you!

      Comment by susanbright — November 5, 2014 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  17. I’d recommend Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    Comment by Amber Terry — November 3, 2014 @ 3:39 am | Reply

  18. I haven’t read it yet…but it’s one that I’m dying to get my hands on. Preordered through Barnes & Noble, since Amazon doesn’t have it up yet and the hardcover’s 50% of for preorder ๐Ÿ™‚ Josh Sundquist’s We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story. Here’s the blurb –

    Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
    For twenty-three hours.
    In eighth grade.

    Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

    The results of Josh’s semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided “grand gesture” at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love — or at least a girlfriend — in all the wrong places.

    Doesn’t that sound amazing?? I love that guy. He’s a big YouTuber, so you learn a lot of embarrassing things about him that way too. Makes me think the book will have me laughing an anatomical part of me off ๐Ÿ˜›

    Comment by Sarah M — November 3, 2014 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sarah. We Should Hang Out Sometime sounds very entertaining. Thanks!

      Comment by susanbright — November 5, 2014 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  19. I recommend anything by Haruki Murakami! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like magical realism/surrealism and short stories, check out The Elephant Vanishes. If you like something a bit more down to earth, Colorless Tsukuru.

    Comment by Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf — November 3, 2014 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Monika! I loved IQ84! I will check out The Elephant Vanishes and Colorless Tsukura.

      Comment by susanbright — November 5, 2014 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  20. Love the blog! – so many books so little time ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Barbara Kingsolver and this is one I haven’t read yet. On my list. One of my favourite books is ‘Pattern of Shadows’ by Judith Barrow. It’s about an English nurse working in a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers in Lancashire in WW2.

    Comment by Juliet Greenwood — November 4, 2014 @ 1:03 am | Reply

    • Thanks Juliet. I enjoyed your blog also. Pattern of Shadows sounds like my kind of book!

      Comment by susanbright — November 5, 2014 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

  21. Two of my recent favorites are VISIBLE CITY by Tova Mirvis and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr. FLIGHT BEHAVIOR is a great choice for a giveaway, especially for butterfly lovers. I already have a copy.

    Comment by Mary Ellen — November 6, 2014 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

    • Hi Mary Ellen! Thanks for the recommendations.I will check them out!

      Comment by susanbright — November 6, 2014 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

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