Five-year book giveaway: the winners

As my blog turned five last month, I held a giveaway of five of my favourite books from the last five years. The books I chose were:


An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell by Deborah Levy

The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel

I have now put the entrants’ names into a metaphorical hat and can announce that the winners are…

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Book competition: the winners


The results are in! I pulled names out of a hat used and can now reveal the three winners of a copy each of Sensation by Thalma Lobel:

Jo Jones
Georgina Allen
Jeanette Kemp

Congratulations! I’ve dropped you all an e-mail, so look out for that.

Thank you to everyone who entered. If you missed the competition and are curious what on earth this is all about, check out my review of the book here.

WIN a copy of Sensation by Thalma Lobel

This competition is now closed.


Icon Books have kindly offered me three copies of fascinating new book Sensation by Thalma Lobel to give away to you, my lovely readers. Here’s the publisher’s blurb:

With Sensation, the world’s leading expert on the new science of physical intelligence, Thalma Lobel, brings us the first ever popular psychology book on “embodied cognition”: how the body profoundly affects our thoughts, emotions and decisions about everything from the people we like to the ways we work.

By sharing fascinating new findings – like how clean smells promote moral behaviour and sports teams in black jerseys are given more penalties than teams in other colours – Thalma Lobel reveals how shockingly impressionable we are to sensory input from the world around us.

Sensation is the first book to show how vulnerable we are to the unconscious influence of our senses over our minds.


To WIN a copy of this book, just leave a comment before the end of Wednesday 1 October, and then I will pick out three random winners.

If you want to find out what I thought of Sensation, keep an eye on the blog for my review, coming shortly.

The winners: UK & EU Summer Hop has done its thing and the winners of my UK & EU Summer Hop giveaway are…

Rupture by Simon Lelic goes to The Girl.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters goes to LizC.

Congrats to you both. I’ll drop you an e-mail to sort posting. Shout if you don’t get the e-mail by the end of the week.

Thanks again to Donna and Jessica of Book Passion for Life and Jodie of Books for Company for organising this blog hop. And thank you to everyone who entered. Sorry you couldn’t all win!

The UK & EU Summer Hop starts now!

** This competition is now closed. Winners are announced here. **

It’s giveaway time again! As part of the UK & EU Summer Hop, organised by Donna and Jessica of Book Passion for Life and Jodie of Books for Company, I am giving away these two books:

Giveaway goodies

So, if you fancy winning a copy of Rupture by Simon Lelic (which I reviewed here) or The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (which I reviewed here) then all you have to do is leave a comment saying which book you’d prefer, if you have a preference.

This competition is open to UK and EU residents only and it’s open until midnight on 8 August, so that’s a whole week to check out all the other great giveaways taking place in this blog hop (listed below)! I will randomly select two winners next week.