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Giveaway: What’s the Most Meaningful Bookish Gift You’ve Ever Given?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This giveaway is sponsored by Read It Forward.


Read It Forward is a Book Geek’s best friend. Since 2008, Read It Forward has been surprising readers with weekly giveaways, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at new titles and new voices, and literary lifestyle chats. Discover your next great read … read it first and pass it on!


We’ve just left the season of giving, but we all know that gifting books is a year-round activity. Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, as a bribe to get someone to read your favorite novel, just because- these are all great reasons to give someone the gift of a book. For this giveaway, we want to know the story behind the most meaningful book you’ve ever given as a gift.

Tell us your story in a paragraph or two in the form below (500 words or less, please). We’ll pick our 3 favorites, and all 3 finalists will receive a prize pack of 2 books from the folks at Read It Forward: The Martian by Andy Weir and Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda!

Book Riot readers will vote on their favorite story, and the entry with the most votes wins a Grand Prize Pack of 10 books:

  • The Martian
  • Bonita Avenue
  • Dead Wake
  • Bittersweet
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
  • Summer House With Swimming Pool
  • If I Fall
  • Shovel Ready
  • The Room
  • The Marauders 

Entries are limited to the United States and will be accepted until 11:59 P.M. EST, Sunday, January 11, 2015.

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