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

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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