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Read It Forward is giving away a Box o’ Books with twenty-five – count ’em 25! – bestselling novels, memoirs, and narratives that will keep you reading into summer. Scroll down to get the complete list and read about each book.

Our Box o’ Books has something for everyone! Blockbuster bestsellers like Into Thin Air, The Horse Whisperer and Seabiscuit. Book club favorites like Olive Kitteredge, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. And many more!

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midnight in the garden of good and evil by john berendtMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
by John Berendt

A sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
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seabiscuit laura hillenbrandSeabiscuit
By Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini.Get the reader’s guide
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar NafisiReading Lolita in Tehran
By Azar Nafisi

A work of great passion and poetic beauty, a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, and a celebration of the liberating power of literature. Get the reader’s guide

horse whisperer nicholas evansThe Horse Whisperer
By Nicholas Evans

His name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. Annie Graves is desperate to heal her injured daughter, the girl’s savage horse, and her own wounded heart.
into thin air jon krakauerInto Thin Air
By Jon Krakauer

A storm on the summit of Mt. Everest, which claimed five lives and left countless more – including Krakauer’s – in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
guernsey literary and potato peel pie society mary ann shafferThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Get the reader’s guide

snow flower and the secret fan lisa seeSnow Flower and the Secret Fan
By Lisa See

A captivating journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel is, as the Seattle Times says, “a beautifully drawn portrait of female friendship and power.” Get the reader’s guide
olive kitteritdge by elizabeth stroutOlive Kitteridge
By Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine but offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. Get the reader’s guide
hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet jamie fordHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
By Jamie Ford

An extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart. Get the reader’s guide
mountains beyond mountains tracy kidderMountains Beyond Mountains
By Tracy Kidder

This compelling and inspiring book shows how one person can work wonders. Pulitzer Prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. Get the reader’s guide
dante club matthew pearlThe Dante Club
By Matthew Pearl

Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars can solve the mystery, if they shed their sheltered literary existence. Get the reader’s guide
prep curtis sittenfeldPrep
By Curtis Sittenfield

An insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition, set in the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Get the reader’s guide
19th wife david ebershoffThe 19th Wife
By David Ebershoff

It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, she embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. Get the reader’s guide
a widow for one year john irvingA Widow for One Year
By John Irving

Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, this is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief. Get the reader’s guide
don't let's go to the dogs tonight alexandra fullerDon’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
By Alexandra Fuller

In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, Fuller stares down disaster and looks back at her African childhood with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.
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drinking caroline knappDrinking: A Love Story
By Caroline Knapp

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. Get the reader’s guide
orchid thief susan orleanThe Orchid Thief
By Susan Orlean

Orlean follows one deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man’s possibly criminal pursuit of an endangered flower. A wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession.
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kabul beauty school deborah rodriguezKabul Beauty School
By Deborah Rodriguez and Kristin Ohlson

A remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom reveals the magnificence behind the burqa.
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devil in the white city erik larsonThe Devil in the White City
By Erik Larson

The true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, this has all the thrills of the best fiction. Get the reader’s guide
dreams from my father barack obamaDreams From My Father
By Barack Obama

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. At last, he reconciles his divided inheritance.
gone-girl-pbGone Girl
By Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Get the reader’s guide
is everyone hanging out without me mindy kalingIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
By Mindy Kaling

Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.
quiet susan cainQuiet
By Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, and they are undervalued. Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. Get the reader’s guide
constellation of vita phenomena anthony marraA Constellation of Vital Phenomena
By Anthony Marra

A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime and a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year.
five days at memorial sheri finkFive Days at Memorial
By Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.

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  • Melissa I.

    I don’t even know where to begin to express the readers dream come true this would be. I’m not one to win prizes like this, but I’m not letting go of the hope for the possibility. The synopsis’s of these books have brought me to tears *literally crying* because a few have been on my WL for a long time, some are new to me and the blurbs are hard hitting to the heart topics. I do own two of these books and if by a chance of some magical work up there in the stars or an amazing stroke of luck that I won I’d have send those two copies to gift “read” them forward to the top readers and book friends (bloggers, authors, readers) I know. The others as I said a dream come true for those of us who cherish our books and the stories written in all those amazing pages. Thank you ‘so’ much for this opportunity and as I look to the stars and make a wish I also wish good luck to everyone entering. This is massive, epic and my jaw is still on the floor at the thought. An absolutely ‘amazing’ gift you’re offering to one lucky winner. Thank you for this chance!!! WOW!!!

    • Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

      Wow, thanks so much for comment, Melissa! We agree this is a very special Box o’ Books ~ we can’t wait to share them with one very lucky RIFer!

      • Melissa I.

        Okay now that reply just made me cry also *in a good way*. I know my posts are always so long, but I’ve got a lot running around in this brain that’s screaming to get out. Thank you so much for your reply. I cannot believe what I’m seeing here! Insanely unreal and awesome. Early cheers to whomever the lucky RIFer will be!! I think time is going to go very slow for those of us crossing our finger and wishing on stars. Have an awesome week, Kira!! :)

  • villagelady

    This would be amazing to win. I’m helping a friend stock a library at a local retirement/assisted living home. I would absolutely share these books with them, if I were to win.

  • Kim Hall

    Fingers are crossed! Some of these titles are old familiar books that I have loved, and others are titles I have on my to-read list. My high school students always enjoy the books I bring in to share with them in my classroom library. Hope I get lucky!

  • Carley

    I never win any contest I enter, but if I won this box of books, I would never have to enter another contest again. This would be a dream come true!

    • Melissa I.

      Carley, I’m totally dying at the thought of winning this also, but seriously, your comment is so special and I’m sending extra wishes to the stars for you!! Good Luck and I Hope your Dream comes true :’)

  • Laura

    Winning would be like dying and going to heaven. I read and review between 90 and 100 books each year so to win these books would be WONDERFul,,,, so many of them are on my To Read List already!!!!

  • Ellie Hoffschneider

    I teach middle school English and would be so excited to share some of these books with my kids…that is after I have finished the box myself :)

  • Tricia

    Twenty-five books! Amazing. Since I try not to be greedy, I would share some of them with my book buddies. With this many books we’d have enough to read and pass around for a year! As a retired teacher I’ve been trying to catch up on what I’ve missed in the last thirty years. Many of the books in the box are on my TBR list so you would definitely hear bells ringing from California if that box became mine! Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck to everyone.

    • Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

      We love readers like you, Tricia, who ‘read it forward’!

      • bj

        Hi Kira, warmest greetings from the Philippines :-)
        Can you open your contests to all of us in Asia
        and other parts of the world? Thanks!
        Light and Love

        • Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

          BJ, I wish we could ship books all over the world but with hundreds of books going out every week, we had to make a tough choice to keep it to US and Canada. I hope you understand! We’re so glad you’re here, part of the conversation about great reads!

    • Connie

      I read 2-3 books a week so this will be about a month of reading for me

  • Donna Lawrence

    Wow, some amazing books on this list!

  • Phyllis Lautenschlaeger

    Reading has been my hobby since I was four or five years old. I am 77 now and still reading to learn. My favorites are autobiographies, fiction, historical fiction and intrigue books. I manage to read most anything handed to me.

    • Connie

      Phyllis I have been reading my whole life too any will read any thing with words on it

  • Lisa Munley

    So many great titles! My book club would be thrilled to receive this!

  • Guin Reese

    I would love to win this eclectic group of titles.

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  • Kathy Durr

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Alexandria

    hello there this is such a great giveaway!! A fabulous box of books would be so good.i love books this is exciting.thanks hope i am lucky !!

  • Lilyt

    I kind of really hope to win so I can give this to my 9 th grade English teacher. I go to school in Philly and the schools their are often lacking in supplies like novels for the students. It would be truly amazing if I can provide my class with new books(:

  • Kris Becker

    I would love this prize!

  • Renee

    Putting the finishing touches on a Little Free Library…so as soon as the ground thaws and we can put a post in the ground, it will be ready to go! What a collection!

  • Minnie

    This would be a dream come true!!

  • Wendy

    Awesome Contest!

  • Dawn Price Bach

    I admit it – I briefly left my first love, books, for the glitz and glamour of the internet. My stack of ‘to read’ books grew and grew. Recently I picked up Sue Grafton’s latest and wondered why I had ever thought Facebook and Candy Crush were so wonderful that they required hours of my attention. My ‘to-read’ pile is now much lower, and winning this box of books would be a real treat!

  • Rachel Fiege

    Ah, this is so amazing! As a college student the majority of my money goes directly to textbooks (or to my FOL bookstore since paperbacks cost $1) so this is a truly amazing opportunity! I’m so excited to see someone win <3

  • Crystal Melanson

    I feel the same way Carley. Winning books would be the dream of a lifetime :)

  • Nishat

    It would be amazing it if it was open for Asian region. :(

  • Jean Huber

    This is awesome! Hope I win and can share these with my little free library!!! After I get to read them of course :-)

  • Patroclus E. Savino

    I have very few used books around the old run down stone house of my late maternal grandfather’s home. It sure would be nice to get box of books out here in Checkerboard Area of New Mexico. Plus, there are no libraries or bookstores within walking area. I now live in the middle of nowhere.

  • techeditor

    I already own practically every book in the list! I guess I won’t bother entering this one. :-(

  • Barbk

    What a terrific selection of books!

  • Jo Ann Wardaein

    I would loooove these books for my Little Free Library – what an awesome addition this collection would be for the many park-walkers who use my LFL! Some GREAT books!

  • mache

    This would be such a great addition to the senior center. our book are old and outdated

  • MALJ

    A great selection of books. They would be perfect for giving away to the ladies in the shelter for abused women I work with!

  • Claudia Marcus

    Know what would be really fun? If there were a fair way to do it of course, for us to pick the person who sounds like they could really use and enjoy the books the most!

  • Frankie

    I’m with Carley! I never win anything – be it contest, lottery, whatever – therefore, if I were to win these books, I would be in heaven! Win or lose, thank you for the opportunity!

    • Connie

      I have never won any thing either I agree with you Frankie to win this would be a dream come true

  • MuhDeex3

    I’d love to win so that I could share with my bookclub; we’ve been reading since 1990 and still enjoy as much now as when we first started.

  • Sonia Lal

    This is a good idea. Hope I win!!!!


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  • Norma

    As a retired teacher, I am spending my time volunteering . My heart is reading to children who do not have books of their own. With the help of friends and churches, I am blessed to be able to give the children a book of their own as often as possible. Winning these books would give me a chance to share the books with the mothers who need a hand up. They would love to have their own copy of one of these books. Nothing warms my heart more than to see the light in a child’s eyes when told the book of the day is theirs. I even have authors who have been willing to help me on this journey. This week, Arlan who is six years old will receive his very own copy of ISH written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. He has wanted this book for a long time. I can hardly wait to see his face when he finds it is his bag at the end of the day. Every week he makes me an ISH picture. What a treasure for me!!

  • karen

    I would read all of these and then loan them out to people at work. They always come to me and ask what I’m reading. They like my taste and I seem to be getting quite a few people reading out of their comfort zone.

  • Diana D

    What a fun contest! So many good books to read and share. Good luck to all of us

  • crystal

    What a great opportunity for me to get back into reading and with such a great selection of books!!! Would love to read these and and pass them on to my niece to read! She is an avid book lover as am I!!! Thank you for the great opportunity! I will def keep my fingers crossed 😀

  • AJ

    Can’t believe you can give away so many books – to win would be awesome. I always ‘Read it Forward’ with family, friends, libraries and teachers. While winning would be mind boggling, it would be nice for this great box of books to go to a more diverse readership. The titles included are wonderful and have given me some new books to add to my reading list. Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll still keep my fingers crossed and if selected, I will certainly ‘Read it Forward’. I love giving away books too.

  • Gabriele

    I do not read at this time but this set of 25 sure would give me that push to get started :)

  • shannon

    I have been in a reading rut and need to broaden my horizons :-) step away from Stephanie Myer… 😉

  • Niel Bornstein

    I’ve only read 5 of ’em already (though I own another 2). So if I win, that’s a net of 18 new books :)

  • Marjorie

    This is just amazing, there are so many books in this giveaway that I have always wanted to read. Many thanks for the chance to win.

  • Elizabeth Michael Grabow

    It would be amazing to have these books in our collection. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Pat

    Several of these would end up on my classroom bookshelf because my teenage students would love them. There are also a few I would pass on to friends.

  • Kristie

    This would be like Christmas! I am a huge reader and love to lose myself in a good book the thought of winning this makes me smile so big!

  • Debby

    This would be fantastic to win these books. I recently gave away 4 boxes of books to our local library.

  • Lara

    Book joy! What a great selection of books. I’ve read a couple already, but would be happy to forward them to other readers. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, for example, is share-worthy. Others on the list are on my to-read list, including Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and Quiet. Crossing my fingers! Good luck to all.

  • Ann

    Nice birthday gift for me on April 20

  • Val

    What an awesome giveaway! I would have to share some of these books in our Summer Reading Giveaway Basket. It’s one of our most popular baskets.

  • karen d

    Live in a rural town that is trying to get a library started If I win, I will donate books to the library

  • Amy

    What a wonderful gift/contest. I know that my book club would love to be able to share all these books.

  • oakesn

    I’m taking a chance, because I’ve never won anything except my awesome husband. LOL

  • Carol Ann Westbrook

    What a wonderful prize. Such diverse subjects would be an eye-opening…and mind-blowing…experience!

  • Erin

    These books look fabulous! If its not me, then happy reading to whomever wins them!! :-)

  • Pat Halbert

    All to read and all to share.
    How wonderful for my Book Club and me!
    I think this win would be stupendous

  • Shannon

    I’m constantly running out of books. My hubby replaces my stack and I read them all too quickly. This would be great! He wants to buy me a Kindle but I won’t have any part of it. I need to hold my book and turn the pages, not swipe a screen :) Good luck to everyone!

  • itllshine

    Love the idea of this contest. This would keep me in reading material for quite some time. What an awesome selection of titles. Crossing fingers and toes!

  • Debbie

    This would be wonderful and would keep me reading for months! I still prefer reading in paper format. Great contest!

  • Sylvia B

    I am an avid reader! I belong to book clubs to share my love of reading
    with others. An I absolutely love memoirs, and narratives! <3

  • Louise

    Most of these would be FANTASTIC for my prize box for our library’s teen group. They earn points for doing stuff at the library and they get to spend those points on prizes — and of course it is the books that go the fastest. I can never keep enough books in that prize box!

  • Carla

    I cant believe all the great books that are on this list! I would be happy to read every single one of them and then “read it forward” to my family who are also avid readers! :) We also have a family lake house that is filled with folks during the summer who enjoy this selection of titles and authors! What a great giveaway!

  • Marci601

    I always have a book in my hand when I’m not working … read myself to sleep at night too. To win that many books would truly be a blessing. As a pensioner on a fixed income it is difficult to purchase little luxuries so I mainly depend on yard sales and libraries for my books. To have new books would be such a luxury.

  • debbie

    I m always entering contest , Like ever day…I love the Book ones…this one is the best that I came across .. it would be real nice to win…Thank you for letting me enter…have a great day!!!

  • lalas57

    This is going to make the lucky reader who wins it very happy!! I just won a copy of Taylor Steven’s The Catch here on Read It Forward so don’t get discouraged, real people do win all the time! Good Luck everyone!

  • BluePenguin

    Not only would I love to win for myself BUT every book that I read I take to an Assisted Adult Residence for people with non-violent Mental Health issues …. For the most part they are the “forgotten” people within Our (US) system and usually by thier families too!

  • Tessa

    What a tremendous prize this is ~ crossing my fingers and hoping I win!

  • Pat

    Would love to win. Avid reader who sends the books forward to the childrens’ hospital and to reader friends around the country.

  • Donna Zeigler Roucoulet

    My daughter and I would share the books, and then pass them along when we’re done. There is no such thing as having read too many books!!

  • Kathy Garrison

    This would be a wonderful win [which NEVER happens to me]. Reading is my all-time favorite hobby; I sometimes read an entire book in one night. I go to bed early, just so I can read, read, read!!! Also, I live in a Seniors Mobile Home Park, which boasts a pretty good shared library in our rec room so, what better place to read it forward, than sharing with the other seniors in the park. This is a very special endeavor you have undertaken for those of us who adore reading!! Thanks

  • Nora-Adrienne Deret

    Interestingly enough, after looking at the list of books in the box. There’s not a single title in there that appeals to me… And I’m a voracious reader (225 books a year) and blogger/reviewer.

  • Katherine

    There are some amazing books in this box and I would be thrilled to win it. And amazingly, there are only a couple I have read. That would give me almost a year’s worth of books for my “to read” pile. Fingers crossed!

  • Joann West

    I plan to promptly donate the books when I win (positive vibes here) to our Senior Center Library, after I read them all first! Thanks for this great opportunity.

  • Diane Hughes

    Amazing giveaway! Best wishes and good luck to everyone that has entered!!

  • Dorothy

    Would love to win this great prize. I would also share these books AFTER I have read them. 30 books read so far this year as posted on Goodreads.

  • Chris I

    I read a lot of romance fiction. I would love to win the box of books.

  • Lee

    What an AMAZING collection of books! I’ve read a few of them, heard of many (that I’ve been wanting to read), and am not familiar with – but very curious about- the rest. Someone will be a lucky recipient indeed!

  • lostinala

    I take care of an alzheimer patient so reading is my only outlet. Radio and TV distrub him too much. Books are my outlet I have read all that is in his home, he was a big WWII reader. Sure would love some variety.

  • Vivian

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an excellent book! In fact, I’ve purchased it three times only to loan it out and never get it back as the people I loan it to enjoy it so much they pass it on! What a wonderful selection of books!

  • Jaime

    Oh, how we love books in my home! This would be such a blessing – our little rural library tries but we just don’t get a lot of books!

  • Robin Pinder

    What a great bunch of titles. I just finished reading another book about conquering Everest but I have to say “Into Thin Air” remains my favorite even after all these years. It had that haunting quality so hard to capture that let you almost understand what would drive a person to risk everything, and the mountain was the “star” of the book, unlike so many others. I’ve read so many of the other titles as well, it sounded like a box of old friends coming for a visit and bringing a bunch of fond memories with them. Whoever wins will be a really lucky person, so good luck everyone.

  • Susan

    What a wonderful list of books. Thank you for the opportunity to win these and for introducing to some I might not otherwise have thought about.

  • Pat Stuckey

    I always “pay it forward” with books I own. I love sharing them with others and getting new “non-readers” to become “readers”. Nothing more satisfying than that!!

  • Susan

    Wow, what a great bunch of books. I’d love to read all of them, especially “The Horse Whisperer”. Saw the movie, one of my favorites ever! Then I’d donate them to our small town library. It’s the only way we get books in there is by the locals donating them. Then everyone gets to share. I’m like Carley. I’ve never won a contest either, but I keep hoping!

  • Virginia

    Sweet. I’ve been practicing read it forward for years. I’m doing my part to spread the word.

  • Glenda L

    What a prize! How fun it would be to win this.

  • Sandy Steckler

    This is like going to be heaven for one lucky winner! I would love to be that lucky winner and share the love when I get done with the books and pass them around to other people so they could share the love too. Good luck!

  • Beatrice Pierre

    I would love to win these!

  • Mary Buchenthal Brandis

    Wow what a wonderful giveaway!!! I love to read it’s my favorite hobby. I just looked through the books being offered and they all are something I am interested in reading. Thank You !!

  • Alley36

    I know for sure that if I were to win this that I would be expected to share with, at the very least, my daughter as well as any of either of our friends who would like to read them.

  • Tim

    What a great list!! Wow! Hope I win.

  • ceblain

    Our entire family has always been a family that reads constantly and we have all of our lives We are retired and so now read at least three books each a week and listen to a book on CD in the car as well.. Our daughter reads as much and as often as she can even though she works and now her children are book “addicts” just as their parents and grandparents are. When we ask the grandchildren, ages 3, 7 and 11 what they want for their birthday or Christmas or Easter, they say a gift card to Barnes and Nobel or some other book store. They prefer books to toys any day and the three year old is already reading kindergarten level and first grade level books and writing all of her letters. That is proof that reading and being interested in the printed word is working well. Winning these books would be a thrill for every person in our family if we were to be lucky enough to win. Not being lucky, I am not counting on that at all, but it certainly is fun to hope for such a great prize when you know how many people will enjoy it together. Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

  • Sandy Pochapin

    There are so many great books here. I would read them, then loan them to friends and family and eventually hand them over to the Friends of my local Public Library for their annual book sale so that other people could enjoy them and we could raise more funds for the library.

  • Ixachel

    Amazing giveaway! Hope I win.

  • zoeoz

    I was a very young reader, some would say say much of my reading past 10 was age inappropriate(the only stopping it would have been by my parents removal of the books). Of coursey had no idea. I have had two tragedies involving “Things”. At 21 I took my 2 small children with me from my marriage and my only true pain loss thing wise, was I could only bring their books. Very recently I lost my replaced and 20 years of new books to fire damage.
    Why some of us see our books as part of our skin, while others must feel forced by a social group or a classwork assignment to even pick up a book? I read my children their books until they fell apart, and then I recited from memory. Sadly my children did not find my joy in reading. I blame it on the visual saturation of the digital age. Why make up your own fantasy if it is already provided.
    To some books are only second to life. So I now e-read(financial burdens). To fill my waiting bookshelves would be a wonderful strokr of luck! Good luck to everyone!

  • Barbara

    What an exciting contest! Our book club would go crazy!

  • Heidi

    This would be awesome, best of luck to all!

  • linda h

    since i;m in two bookclubs & my daughter(17) has started one w/her 4 closest
    friends what a super box to win & share w/them all

  • Margaret McDaniel

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such awesome books. I appreciate the chance to enter.

  • Barb

    Books are like a warm blanket on a cold day. A cup of coffee in the morning. An easy conversation with your best friend. So, so thankful for people who write books!

  • Kay

    I volunteer at 3 assisted living nursing homes and would love to have
    books to share with the residents. They would be thrilled and could start a
    trading library for the other residents..

  • LeAnne Jennings

    Would LOVE to win these books to share with our book club members! We are a group of fifteen women and are celebrating our 15th year of reading together
    as The Happy Bookers!

  • Jeanne M

    Thanks for offering us the opportunity to fill our bookshelves with such a wonderful array of books by wonderful authors!

  • doris thompson

    Nice selection! Unfortunately for me, I’ve read all except the Kidder and Irving books. Should I be chosen, you can send the box to the next person drawn. I envy their still having these wonderful books to read.

  • ResearchAddict

    Amazing! The idea of winning these fabulous books makes my toes wiggle and tingle. I’ve been reading even more than usual this year as I am between jobs; though I’m having to enjoy the library and other sources of free books as I watch my pennies. As a lit major, I’m enjoying the opportunity of this time enormously – – perhaps too much! Naa, not possible. 😉 Great title selections that I would enjoy sharing with my book buddies! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • diana

    Read and recycle to your local library. They love the donation!!

  • Jodi

    I don’t enter contests ever but I’ve never seen one like this! I live to read so it would be fantastic to win a box of books. I would pass each one on to great friends also.

  • djlon

    Would like to win this box o’ books giveaway to give to my friend who is going through a really tough time right now with many medical issues.

  • Peg

    I usually read about 4 books a day…. I make the time as I really enjoy reading. This would be a great treat and then I would pass most of them forward to someone else. I do have about 2,000 books that I keep as I love to re-read some of them.

  • Pamela

    WOW, I just read the posts from all these lovely lifetime readers and realize that one of them (not me) should win the books. I have two short stacks of books that I have not read and it is my plan to go through them this coming summer. Please remove my name for the contest entry list. One of these people who have already posted a comment should win. Actually, ALL of them should win! It was exciting for me to read their excitement.

    • Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

      Pamela, how lovely! We’re thrilled to offer these books to voracious readers like you who loves books as much as we do!

  • Denise

    I’ve read several of these books and they were all good — this would be so exciting to win!

  • Andrea

    Reading is my one and only hobby, I love reading so much! If I won Omg I would be the happiest person on earth not because of winning 25 books, but because the books that are being given away so interesting! Oh, how I’m during to win them!

  • Stephanie

    I would love to win this. I would read them and then pay it forward by updating the outdated never new books at the Rose Cancer Center where I go for treatment every week.
    For that reason alone I want to win.

  • Amy

    Some of these I’ve already read, but I would love to pass them on if I won! Some of these books have been on my “book bucket list” for quite some time.

  • Patricia Mickel

    I would love to win these books; of course everyone who enters wishes the same…So I figure I have as good a chance as anyone. Some of these books I have read so I would love to pass them on to people who frequent our food pantry. Good luck.

  • Amber Rairdan

    Would love this

  • Jenny Donnison


    Each book review has intrigued me. I would love to read each & every one of the books mentioned!

  • Sue Stone

    This would be better than winning any other contest I’ve entered! Books are my passion….; reading always takes me to a better place! Thank you and may luck be with me!!

  • Momma J

    Wow!! What a wonderful assortment of new “classics”.
    Thank you for the chance for our home school to increase our library significantly with so many amazing titles!!
    So many mothers & teens would enjoy this collection!!

  • carolruth11

    Thank you :)

  • Mary BookHounds Jacobs

    Ah! I have read all of these except 3!

  • dawnmomofreed

    omg please let me win I havent read any of them!!

    • dawnmomofreed

      i know that what i or others post here its a random selection and good luck to all, as none would have entered if we werent such book lovers, im not quite sure why you’d enter if you’ve read all but 3 it is a pass it forward program, but, let the actual people who liked this page belong to this website and havent read the books enjoy, instead of im sure your remark will be , i have so and so I want to read it,or I want to own it.. let so and so hit the library like a lot of us must and give us better of dds at winning..

  • Maria Fletcher

    Wow! Awesome! Admittedly I have read some of these books, but I would happily ‘read them forward’ to my friends and family :o) But the rest of the books would be all mine…well, at least until I’ve finished them. Thanks sooo much.

  • Shamrock

    What a great selection. While I have read most of the books on the list, I have made note of those I have not read.

  • rachella

    who won the books

  • Rita Spratlen

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! Love to win of course and thanks for the chance!

  • Kelly R. Baker

    I would really like to win this contest. This would be great and after I am done reading them, I will donate them to the library so others have the same chance to read them as I would. I think it is great to have contests like these. Good luck everyone and thank you for allowing me to enter this contest.