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Give the Gift of Reading: Romance/Chick Lit Shopping List & Giveaways

November 13th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Thanks to everyone that submitted their suggestions of the best romance and chick lit books that they would suggest buying as a gift for those romance lovers  out there. Download a printable shopping list of the most often suggested authors and their most suggested books hereCheck out the full shopping list below or all of the shopping lists will be linked at the top of my blog.

See the  giveaway information at the bottom of the post. 3 great giveaway packs are up for grabs.

The authors that were most often suggested were:

  • Cecelia Ahern (Chick Lit)
  • Mary Janice Davidson (Paranormal)
  • Christine Feehan (Paranormal)
  • Diana Gabaldon (Historical)
  • Julie Garwood (Historical)
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon (Paranormal)
  • Marian Keyes (Contemporary)
  • Sophie Kinsella (Chick Lit)
  • Lisa Kleypas (Historical)
  • Julia Quinn (Historical)
  • Nalini Singh (Paranormal)
  • J.R. Ward (Paranormal)

If you are thinking of pairing a book up with something else here are a few suggestions:

What’s better than snuggling up in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa this winter to enjoy a good book? Why not get a hot cocoa gift set and a snuggie to pair up with one of these books?

Chocolate is a girl’s best friend so pair up a box of yummy chocolate to munch on while reading.

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Maybe try an aromatherapy gift set from Bath & Body Works or another store so they can soak in the tub & enjoy a book.

If you want to try out a little romance with your special someone get them their favorite romance & bring it home with some candles & edible chocolate body paint.

Full List of Suggestions

Paranormal Romance

Historical Romance

Contemporary Romance

Chick Lit


And now for the giveaways!

I hope you have actually read through the list and got some good ideas of holiday gifts for those romantic at heart readers.  To help spread the word about this project there are 3 packs up for grabs.

Thanks to Avon Books, Bohlsen PR and a wonderful member of my online book club I have three great giveaways.  Check out Avon Books site for other great romance books.

Avon Books Giveaway #1 (Open to US only)

His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell

The First Love Cookie Club By Lori Wilde

The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page

Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart

Giveaway Pack #2 (Open to US only)

Waiting For the Moon by Kristin Hannah

Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

Giveaway Pack #3 (Open International)

Stan’s Leap by Tom Duerig

Polyxena: A Story of Troy by H. Allenger

The Rules

  • This is really counting on the honor system here but leave me a comment about either someone you are going to buy a book for as a gift (it doesn’t have to be a child) or someone to who you have mentioned this shopping list to (be it a mother, friend, fellow blogger, random stranger in a book store…), which giveaway pack you want to enter for, you can enter for all if you want, and your contact information.
  • Note that packs 1 & 2 are US only and pack 3 is open world wide. No PO Boxes please.
  • Ends December 25, 2010.

Extra entries (some people love ‘em, some people hate ‘em so it’s up to you)

Since the point is to spread the word as much as possible about this project here are some ways to get extra entries:

  • If you advertised the original post about giving the gift of reading then leave a comment with the link (+3 entries)
  • If you advertise this post (Tweet, Facebook, link to side bar, etc.) leave the link (+1 for each link)
  • If you dedicate a post on your blog to this shopping list and this project leave the link in the comments) (+5 entries)

Posted in Books, Giveaways

35 Responses

  1. DarcyO

    I will most likely buy a book for my sister for Christmas. There are a lot of great titles listed here to choose from. I would love to win prize pack #1. Thanks for the chance.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  2. Renee G

    I’ll be getting my mom a book for Christmas. She loves reading any of the Amish stories that are out now.
    [email protected](DOT)com I would love to win pack #1.

  3. Linda Henderson

    I give my sister and my grandkids books every year. My sister and I are both big readers and I started my grandkids out young and they love to read.

    +1 Tweeted

    +1 Posted on Facebook

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. Linda Henderson

    Sorry I forgot, enter me in #1 & #2.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  5. Martha Lawson

    I will definitely be buying books for my grandaughter and my grandson, they both love to read!!
    I’d like to enter for prize pack #1. Thanks for the awesome contest and the list!!

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  6. Chrizette

    I am buying a book for my “secret santa” partner this year. Still waiting for the draw but I am very excited as I am a terrible gift buyer . . .

    I would like to enter the international part of the giveaway as I do not live in the US.

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  7. Victoria Zumbrum

    I am going to buy a book for my mother-in-law. Please enter me for Prize Pack No. 1. I am a follower and email scriber. Thanks for the giveaway. [email protected]

  8. Carol Wong

    I would most like to find a book that my brother Steve would like. He is severaly autistic both loves poetry with illustrations. I will have some hunting to do! He also loves trains so maybe I can find him a richly illustrated book on trains. I really love the books that you picked for #1.

    +1 Tweeted

    My Twitter name is Carolee888 See link for great giveaway!

  9. Patti

    I will be buying books for my neice and nephew this year. I see a lot of books on your lists that I will be adding to my wishlist as well. I would love to win Prize pack 1 or 2.

    I subscribe to your email.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

  10. Emma

    I will be buying books for my daughter and sister and other friends. I would love to win Prize pack 1 or 2.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.
    I subscribe by email.

  11. Jennifer

    I have to buy books for my mother she loves a good romance book. Prize pack 1 & 3 .
    New follower, email subscriber and Twitter follower

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  12. Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews

    Seriously? Why can’t I be the gift receiver since I rarely get the thing I really wanted from my family? (Why is it so difficult???) :-) Because I’d definitely pick pack #1! :-)

    BTW…Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews

    Tweeted about the giveaway here:!/farrah1230/status/4012890264698881

  14. Mystica

    I would be entering for the International giveaway.

    I will probably be buying books for my son and my eldest daughter. My son has already indicated the books he wants!

  15. Pam S

    Thanks so much for the great list Debbie! I have fwded to friends/fam. Also ty for the suggestions – I know will be using them for a few people on my list :).

    All gift packs look good, I woul especially want #1 as a couple of the books are on my wishlist.

    I tweeted –!/pams00/status/4354931951673344

    Pam S
    pams00 @

  16. Julie H

    What a super list. I was actually going to get my sister in law started on Ahern this year! Thanks for the great giveaway, I would be happy with any of the three packs, they all look great.

  17. Bethie

    I always buy books for my nieces and nephew. And of course my own kiddies. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win Pack #2

  18. Carol M

    Iwill be buying books for my seven grandchildren!

    I’d love to win Avon Books Giveaway #1


    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  19. PinkStuff28

    I’ll be buying books for my mom.

    I would love Giveaway Pack #3

    raluk.93 at gmail (doT) com

  20. Aik

    I’d buy books for my internet pal, Mary!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  21. Aik

    I tweeted:

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  22. Belle Découverte

    I’m planning on buying a cookbook for my mom. She owns a ton so I’m still thinking about what book to buy her, but I’m leaning towards a desserts books because recently she’s been baking a ton of sweets.

    [email protected]

  23. Belle Découverte

    Forgot to mention I would love to be entered for the Avon Books Giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    [email protected]

  24. Belle Découverte

    +3 I advertised the original post:

    [email protected]

  25. Belle Découverte

    +1 I tweeted:!/bdecouverte/status/8018049898643456

    [email protected]

  26. Belle Découverte

    +1 I facebooked:!/permalink.php?story_fbid=169550339734975&id=100001871926137

    [email protected]

  27. Belle Découverte

    +1 I linked on my sidebar:

    [email protected]

  28. Belle Découverte

    +5 I dedicated a post on my blog to this shopping list and this project:

    [email protected]

  29. Jolene Allcock

    I won a book that I already had. It was signed by the author. All I could think of was how much my neice would love this book. It was the second in the series. I called her and told her and she was extatic. She heard a lot about the series. Not only am I sending that one, but I went out and bought her the first one as well so she can read them back to back. I know, I’m an amazing aunt and I am talking about Beautiful Creatures and Darkness :)
    I would love to win pack 2
    [email protected]

  30. Beckie

    I am planning on buying some romance books for my BFF Courtney for Christmas. She loves them as do I. :)

    I would love to have this set:
    Avon Books Giveaway #1


  31. PinkStuff28

    I think i will buy The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella for my older sister. She loves chick lit :)

    enter me for Giveaway Pack #3 only Polyxena: A Story of Troy by H. Allenger cuz Stan’s Leap i already own :)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  32. PinkStuff28

    I tweeted this post !!/raluk15/status/13590176391503872

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  33. PinkStuff28

    I posted on facebook (this post )

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  34. PinkStuff28

    I made a blogpost about Giving the Gift of Reading Giveaway Bonanza

  35. JamericanSpice

    I’ll be buying my mother a book as a gift. And I’d love to enter for pack 1, 2 and 3.

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