August 2017 Contest: Win a Kindle Paperwhite

Welcome to what we hope is the first of many contests here at

This contest runs until August 31st, 2017 at midnight EST.

The winner shall win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader pictured to the right. Or the equivalent amount in Amazon gift cards if you don’t want a Paperwhite.

Everyone can get an entry after logging in by simply clicking to “Enter”. There are then multiple bonus entries including leaving a comment below the contest on what the last book you read was.

That’s the highest valued one for entries so we recommend doing that. Now get started and be sure to come back daily – you can earn one entry every single day.

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Winner will be notified on September 1st, 2017 and we’ll get your Kindle or gift cards shipped right out that very day.

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  • Paula Adams

    I finished Dressed To Confess by Diane Vallere, a very good series with costumes in Proper, Nevada.

  • Heather Ward

    I recently finished Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I was reading it for our high school librarian. I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Kathryn Carpenter Boglovits

    I just read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.

  • Jane Spickett

    Just read The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. If you like Chandler-type mysteries, then this is for you.

  • The last book I read was Proof Positive by Philip Margolin. Number 3 in the Amanda Jaffe series. I realized that there are books by Margolin that I had not read, so I looked him up on and am going back to read those I missed.
    There are other authors for which I am doing the same.

  • Jane Goldsmith

    I just finished Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burroughs.

  • Jean Guenther

    Just finished Watch Me disappear by Janelle Brown. Good read!

  • Lynette Orbovich

    I finished The Post Mistress by Sarah Blake. I read the first few pages in the book store and was certain I’d come across a new favorite author but into the second half was very disappointed. Story set in Franklin , Mass. and Europe during WWII. The London Blitz in the first half is definitely worth the read. In fact, the book is worth reading just know that it’s uneven; I was more interested in the female reporter than I was the postmistress

  • Cariad Law

    Just finished Dark Horse by Jessica Gadziala – brilliant!

  • andy artin

    Ace Collins the yellow Packard..story of a Packard adn its various owners and it is a thriller.

  • Rochelle Getzler

    Kevin Hearne: Tricked. Love this Iron Druid series! So fun!

  • Antoinette Ponzo

    Currently rereading the Argeneau Vampire series by Lynsay Sands. One of the most original vampire series going

  • Fabrice CORNET

    I just finished Invictus, by Simon Scarrow. Always a pleasure to spend some time with my old friends Cato and Macro.

  • Deborah Ball

    Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman ~ did not realize it is nonfiction & very interesting

  • Heather Muir

    Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton.

  • Melissa Ward

    Recently Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan was recommended to me. It is Khan’s third book in her series and I look forward to “catching up” with the first two. The main characters are complex and believable and the political scene in which the novel takes place is well documented and for me quite educational. Thank you for your wonderful websites and all the information you provide — and your generous giveaway.

  • Dan Bird

    The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter, Have moved on to “The Day before Midnight” on your recommendation.

  • Marina Walsh

    I have just finished the Harry Potter series, again, because I absolutely love it. The movies were great but, of course, you get so much more with the books. I always felt a little disappointed that the last movie didn’t follow the book’s words for the final fight between Harry and Voldemort. In the book they circle round each other in the great hall, surrounded by everyone to see, until Harry defeats him and later repairs his own wand with the Elder Wand which he gives up. I think that’s how it should have been in the movie.

    Anyway, I also just want to say that your is a great resource. For example, following your recommendation, my husband got into the John Wells series and read all the books it so far. Thank you, for all your hard work and keep it up, please! 🙂

  • Marcy Chestnut

    LAst book read: Caput Mundi (Dark Song of Blood) by Ben Pastor, a series about a German army captain in WW2, working with an Italian inspector. Not really a mystery (although there are murders to be solved), wonderful sense of German occupation (esp. army vs. SS, and Vatican involvement) Rome in the days before the Americans entered. The problem is that only the first 4 books have been translated (or are available to me), and I’d love to know what happens to Captain (now
    Col.) Bora.

  • Marcel Jeanfreau

    Recent books by Ken Follett are just great. His early works were a little stilted, but the series building a cathedral in medieval England was wonderful, if a little long.

  • Paula Shreckhise

    The last book read was from the Annie’s Attic cozy mystery series. The Spicy Secret. I am now reading Roseanna White’s A Name Unknown

  • Ultracon

    Daniel Silva scores again!

  • Sandi Cotroneo

    I just finished reading History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.

  • Phoenix Hocking

    I’m currently reading the newest Ann Swinfen book, “The Merchant’s Tale.” I love a good medieval mystery, and she fills in where Margaret Frazer left off when she died. I read Swinfen’s book “The Huntsman’s Tale” just before that. I’ll probably go into withdrawal waiting for her to write another….

  • catherine barry

    I’m currently reading The Summer Guest and started On The Origin Of Species hoping it would be a sleeping pill. Not so much!

  • Mike Duggan

    Michael Connelly’s 2 latest novels are just wonderful!

  • Aisha Hashmi

    Okay, last book I read, is “She loves me not”, by Wendy Cosi Staub. About to start another one by her, she is freaking awesome!

  • Linda Latimer

    Last book read was Sandstorm by James Rollins. Now on to book 2 in the Sigma Series.


    Just fininshing “THE FIX” by David Baldacci
    Just recently found this author and really enjoying reading his books

  • kyurenka

    reading An Echo in the Bone after just finishing A Breath of Snow and Ashes, both by Diana Gabaldon.

  • sharon zapka

    I’m reading Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani. I’m hoping she has returned to her roots for this book. I did not enjoy her detour into celebrity biography with Her last book.

  • Annette Bode

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. FANTASTIC

    • Anne Kalich

      Totally agree! I just finished this book and hated for it to end. I loved the characters, and the premise was totally new (to me, at least).

  • Jody Beaudin

    The Kitchen House was the last book I read.

  • Daniel Zendejas

    I just finished The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I’ll be seeing the movie as well as I am curious how the story will look on the big screen.

  • Audrey Martin

    The last book I read is The Alchemist, I promptly gave my copy to a friend it is a book I love and have told several people about it.

  • Georgia Self

    I just finished “The Strange Case of Peter the Lett” by Georges Simenon – an Inspector Maigret novel. I plan to read the entire series – 75 books!

  • Becky Richardson

    The last book I read was Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe.

  • Sheila

    The last book I read was The Heiress of Lin Hagh by Karen Charlton. Liked it a lot. Is the first of her series with Detective Lavender. Looking forward the next one in the series. I am also reading the Paris Bookshop by Nina George. A book passed unto me by my daughter. I would recommend both of these. I read one e-book, and one Hardback or Paperback at the same time. Ebook in the evening and the other during the day. Love them all. If I could figure out a way to crochet or knit and read at the same time I would.

  • Pamela Hagan Withrow

    The last book I read was If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock. It is the second in the If I Run series. Not as good as the first one, but it is a continuation of the story and I can’t wait to read the next (last?) one!

    • Awna Stark

      I just checked this book out on audiobook (the 1st one) I hope I like it.

  • Kathy Sales

    I read Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Excellent book.

  • Awna Stark

    Last book I read was Collard by David Rosenfelt…kinda funny.

  • margaret_LNM

    The last book I read I just finished a day ago… Genteel Spirits by Alice Duncan. It is the 5th book in the series, and I have started the 6th book in the Daisy Gumm Majesty Series, Ancient Spirits. I usually read these “cozy” murder mysteries on my Kindle Paperwhite at night before going to sleep in my bed with all the lights out. It feels sort of like reading under the sheets with a flashlight, which I swear I never did do as a child!!!

  • Jan Bowen Swartz

    The Thirst by Jo Nesbo. His best one yet!

  • Troy Becker

    I read the latest in the Ted Bell series. I hope the series will continue

  • Bill

    Just finished David Baldacci’s The Fix and would recommend. Especially liked the growing of the relationships of the main characters and would recommend reading in a chronological order as this site makes so easy to do.

  • Scott Katz

    Just finished Rat Pack Confidential and also Springsteen: Album by Album

  • Susan Yurkovich Masterman

    Just finished reading The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mall

  • Margaret Langenberg

    I recommend both the Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein, as I just finished up the book Killer Look in where the DA died in her arms from a drive by shooting. But Alex had just found out the boss was crooked and may have led to her kidnapping. Another series that I have been reading are the Lincoln Rhyme books by Jeffrey Deaver, I would have to say my favorite so far is The Coffin Dancer. But I think my favorite, are a two-part story-line by Lisa Unger, Sliver of Truth and Beautiful Lies. Ridley learns that she is not who she thinks she is and was actually kidnapped at the hands of her biological father and raised by his best friend who knew he was a killer. .

  • Oswaldo Reyes

    House Of Spies by Daniel Silva is a masterpiece.

  • April Joy Ping

    I had stopped reading Connelly a few books ago, because they seemed so repetitive, but maybe I should go back. My favorites are Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva, Genevieve Lenard series by Estelle Ryan, Jack Reacher series by Lee Child but there are many, many more that I love – just not in the top 3.

  • Lane Mercer

    I recently finished “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton

    A fun read and really neat back story to it.

  • Teresa Coleman

    I just finished …The Girl With No Name. True story really amazing. Rita Mae Browns newest , was good but not quiet up to par. I’m reading another true story… Starvation Heights set in 1910 by Gregg Olsen. Well written but I’ll have a hard time finishing it, really dark. Teresa Coleman

  • Marlene R. Leonardo

    I just finished reading Michael Connelly’s “The Crossing.” It was very good. Before I read the latest one by Connelly I need to finish “Bleeding Kansas” by Sara Paretsky.

  • Rhoda Helmuth

    Last book I read was The Ghost War by Alex Berenson. It was number 2 in the John Wells series. Not as good as the first one in the series but looking forward to number 3.

  • Sandra Ramsey Buske

    Just finished reading ‘Treasure Hunt’ by John Lescroart. A good read. I’m looking forward to reading more of his books.

  • Annette Bode

    The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. Victorian feminism – can you believe?

  • Cheryl C

    The Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen is riveting and subtly humorous. I am anxiously awaiting the release of “The Scarred Woman.” Also love Jo Nesbo and Camilla Lackberg.

  • Denise M George

    Play Dead by Harlan Coben

  • Kacey Easterwood

    Just finished Michael Connellys latest…all his books are great!!

  • Lynn

    Just read An Impartial Witness, book 2 in the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd. Really enjoy the period setting of WWI.

  • Shari Cohen

    I read “Adventures in English – the biography of the English language”.

  • Carla

    “Spouse on Haunted Hill” by E. J. Copperman–a fun and witty cozy.

  • blokely

    Currently reading The Jesus Chronicles, the first book in the series John’s Story, by Tim LaHaye.

  • Ektor

    Just finished Glenn Ford: A Life. Now reading Personal, by Lee Child and The Poacher’s Daughter, by Michael Zimmer.

  • Janet M

    Just finished Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods. Hope he does more Teddy Fay books.

  • Fredericka Richter DeBerry

    Jeffrey Archer’s False Impression

    • pippin2

      All of Archer’s books are great.

      • Fredericka Richter DeBerry

        They are! I’ll bet you enjoyed the Clifton Chronicles as much as I. Yes?

        • pippin2

          Yes, when I finished the first of that series, I bought all of the rest of them. Great series. Now I have one more of his stand alone books to read.

          • Fredericka Richter DeBerry

            Same here. The series was great, but the stand alone books are also top notch. I’m a real fan.

  • Lynne Guse Evans

    The Ghost and the Leprechaun I love this series by Bobbie Holmes

  • retrophiliac

    hope by amanda berry & gina bejesus

  • Jaime Stephens

    The last book that I read was Plot Against America by Roth!

  • Douglas Reid

    The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

  • Betty Spry

    Janet Evanovich one of the Stephanie plum series

  • Debbie Bashford

    TWO BY TWO by Nicholas Sparks

  • Darren Scrubb

    Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver

  • Morgan Stewart

    The last book I read was 13 reasons why!

  • Shana Fey

    The last book I read and loved was Blindness…. had me on the edge of my seat!

  • Marlene V

    The 50 Shades of Grey series.

  • Lisa Halladay

    The last book I read is Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

  • Calvin F.

    A book about networking and vulnerabilities.

  • Lisa Michelle

    I finished reading the Chemical Garden series

  • Edith Rennes

    I am currently reading Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman

  • Judy Duong

    After watching the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, I decided to read the book. That was the last book I read.

  • Erin Newhouse

    The last book I read was The Road by Cormac McCarthy


    Today I finished The Rainbow Comes and Goes, Reviews
    Book by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt and loved it

  • shannon fowler

    I just finished the black key in a series by amy ewing

  • Missycat11

    Cassandra and Jane: A Jane Austen Novel

  • Tracey11

    Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

  • Alanna W

    The last book I read was It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

  • augustgphs

    I am finishing up all the Jo Nesbo books….Thankfully I found the order of the series here!!

  • Judy Thomas

    Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

  • mike

    The Martian was the last book I read

  • Blaise MacLean

    Anatomy of Evil. Barker and Llewellyn series by Will Thomas. I like them very much.

  • Tanya Nayler

    Good as Gone (a texture exclusive)

  • Catherine Robichaud

    Just finished The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

  • fossie55

    The Whistler John Grisham
    Florence C

  • Sarah p

    Last book I read was Before I Go to Sleep…and I am currently try reading doctor Sleep.

  • Patrick Hopper

    Game of Thrones

  • julie_bolduc

    I just finished FIERCE KINGDOM oh wow so good a page Turner

  • Guest

    Last book I read was Order of the Phoenix. For the hundredth time or so 😉
    Looking forward to getting some fresh ideas in the comments below!

  • Christine McLuckie

    I read James and the Giant Peach to my son.

  • Susan B.

    Currently reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro – fascinating!

  • Kathryn Carpenter Boglovits

    Just started THE WHISTLER by John Grisham. So far, so good.

  • Rowena Winfrey

    Just finished the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr…LOVED IT!!

  • Toni Smith

    Many, many years ago I subscribed to the Agatha Christie Book Club and received every month a leather bound volume. I collected all the books and read them all. This year I am reading them all again. What a joy to rediscover them

  • sushibouquet

    The last book I read was Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

  • Patrick Hopper

    Game of Thrones

  • Barbara

    Frank Delaney’s Ireland is fascinating

  • Cyndi Bowdish Noyes

    Pardonable Lies Jacquline Winspear

  • Karla Wormington

    I’m currently reading Use of Force by Brad Thor.

  • disqus_LdHzo8uU90

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

  • Dec

    The Martian

  • Kathryn Carpenter Boglovits

    Okay, couldn’t get into John Grisham’s The Whistler. Will save if for a later date. Now reading Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz.

  • Elena

    The Innocent by David Baldacci

  • ballisticpantz

    Re-reading Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, figured it fit with how things are going right now in the US…

  • Lois A Becker

    The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White. Love how she writes about the building or rebuilding of relationships.

  • BJ Toll

    Love and Mary Ann, by Caherine Cookson

  • Janet M

    Just finishing Lisa Scottlines “Betrayed”. Lots of plot twists in this one. Along with favorite characters of mine, the girls from Rosato & Associates.

    Up next, Night School.

  • Toshiki

    Digital Fortress

  • Janet M

    I wish life would stop getting the way of finishing a book. All I want right now it to finish Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. 110 pages left. I will finish it tonight. I am even blowing off happy hour to stay home and read. Guess that make me a dedicated bibliophile.

  • David Tanguilig

    No Middle Name Lee Child

  • pippin2

    I am really liking Charles Todd’s books. Inspector Rutledge is very interesting and as a nurse, loved Bess Crawford.

  • Chantelle Daigle

    I just finished The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub. Taking a little break with an entirely different book and then heading right into Black House 🙂

  • zenamichele

    Crime Scene by Jonathon and Jesse Kellerman

  • Wanda Bergman

    The last book I read was Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

  • Lady B

    I just finished Thud! by Terry Prachett

  • Glogirl3

    The last book I read was called “An Amish Year” by Beth Wiseman.

  • Donnas

    The last book I read was The Hot One by Carolyn Murnick

  • Darren Scrubb

    EVOLVED ENTERPRISE by Yanik Silver

  • Edis Zukić

    just started with Dunk and Egg hehe well “The knight of seven Kingdoms” from Gorge R Martin

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    the last book I read was two by two by Nicholas Sparks

  • Peter Luong

    Neil Strauss – The Truth

  • Carol Ezovski


    All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr is the last book I read
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  • Fredericka Richter DeBerry

    Dang it! Hurricane Harvey came calling & I missed out entering for a few days! Seriously, I’m glad that is the least of my problems.

  • Debbie Snell

    maestra by lisa hilton. It wasnt what I was expecting but it was intense and I enjoyed reading it. Direct gritty but well worth reading 🙂

  • Robyn B.

    The Gunslinger by Stephen King.

  • jane kramer

    difficult women by roxane gay

  • CyberScooby

    I last read an old favourite … The HItchHikers Guide to the Galaxy

  • nep2653

    ‘The Kite Runner’ was the last book I read.

  • Trixie

    I’ve read the whole Bridgerton series bu Julia Quinn in the last week! Next book 99 (Wayne Gretzky)

  • James

    Cryptonomicon, again!

  • Ringhawk

    Buried Prey