Book Giveaway – Midori By Moonlight

It’s time to announce my next book giveaway! This time it’s my first 5-star rated book this year, Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Tokunaga [review]!

I had some trouble finding this book in bookstores and ended up just getting it online. Since it can be difficult to find, I figured that I’d give away my copy so one of you doesn’t have to go through the same trouble!

To enter, leave me a comment telling me the name of a good book that’s difficult to find in a bookstore. I love learning about new, obscure titles, and so do your fellow entrants! You get a second entry if you blog about the contest and link back here. Third entry if you Stumble one of my reviews. (Don’t know what Stumbling is? Visit the StumbleUpon webpage to find out). Make sure you leave a comment letting me know which post you Stumbled! U.S. & Canada only, please. Giveaway ends Sunday, February 8 at 11:59 PM. Good luck!


  1. This sounds like a good obscure book to read. I always have a hard time finding my favorite writing book, 3AM Epiphany in bookstores. I’m not sure if its because people love it as much as I do and buy it for all the writers they know or if its just one of those books no one knows about.

    I just love the obscure writing exercises in it.

  2. When Sheldon Rusch’s For Edgar first came out, it was impossible to find in any of the big bookstores. And I couldn’t get Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Christmas for the longest time – not even secondhand.

  3. I blogged about your giveaway here

  4. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. I went to fifteen different book stores before I was able to buy it.

  5. I’ve had a hard time finding certain young adult titles at the bookstores in my hometown — notably Audrey, Wait! I’ve heard such good things about it but seem to only be able find it on Amazon! I’ll break down and order it one of these days. šŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance šŸ™‚

  6. The book I can never find in a bookstore is “In the Shadow of Lions” by Ginger Garrett. It was my first real intro to my current love of historical romance/fiction. Ginger has other books in print which are just as hard to find like “Beauty Secrets from the Bible”.
    Thank you for the considerate give away!!!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  7. I am having the hardest time finding Of Masques and Martyrs (The third book in the Shadow Saga series) by Christopher Golden.

  8. I enjoyed reading Enid Blytons as a kid in India and I wanted to get some for my nieces here.. I was surprised to see that most bookstores have no idea about Enid Blyton let alone carry any of her books!:(
    anyways, do enter me for the giveaway.. Loved your review of this one and would like to read it sometime..:)

  9. Would you believe I had to special order Big Red? I mean, come ON! That’s a classic!!

    No need to enter me, though. I’m just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book.

    (and always ask your local indie bookstore to order it for you. They will; not only do they want the business, they want to know what people want to read!)

  10. The book that I’m finding hard to find is The Shadow in the wind by Carlos ruiz Zafron..I’ve gone to book stores and can’t find it.

  11. This looks like a good book! Please enter me. My obscure book is actually a kids’ book – “What are You So Grumpy About?” by Tom Lichtenheld. I always want to buy it as a gift and can never find it in bookstores. It’s very entertaining.

  12. Hmm. A good book that’s hard to find in a bookstore… I’m coming up blank…

  13. If you gave this 5 stars than it must be great. Please sign me up. Thanks.

    A few months back, I decided to read the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris and let me tell you I went to 5 book stores before I was able to find them. They musta been popular at the time or something b/c now I see them everywhere. Other than that, I’ve never really had a problem finding a book.


  14. I have wanted to read this for a while, and you are right….it is so hard to find. I was thinking of getting it on amazon but then got distracted. I would love a chance to win it!

    Oh, I have a hard time finding any books in spanish that I want to read. Sometimes I find them, other times I search for years before I get them. Eva Luna by Isabel Alliende was one such book for me.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us šŸ™‚ so sweet of you.

  15. It was very hard for me to find the book Battle Royale by Takami.

    I blogged about your contest:


  16. A hard book for me to find was the follow up to The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe the name of it is Swimming Lessons. I wanted to get it for my mother-in-law. I would like to be entered in your drawing : )

  17. tell me that you love me, junie moon by marjorie kellogg is a REALLY good book but it’s not easy to find a bookstore, I borrowed it from my teacher then found it on amazon marketplace for about 5 dollars total

  18. I haven’t been able to find Janeology in a bookstore. I haven’t read it yet, but I understand it’s good. milou2ster(at)

  19. I read some great reviews for The Selected Journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery that I would love to read, but they are out of print in the U.S. I haven’t been to a used bookstore to look yet, but they are very expensive used from amazon.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  20. “The Camera My Mother Gave Me” by Susanna Kaysen is hard to find. I had to order it online.

    stacie_vaughan AT hotmail DOT com

  21. Perhaps you’ld be interested in my book: Purple Butterflies by DW Golden.

  22. “Thrift Score” by Al Hoff. The book is out of print, has been for awhile, and it offers some excellent, humorous stories about thrift shops. It also offers some great thrift tips! The book is developed from a zine produced in the early ’90s by the same author.

  23. the liavek books edited by will shetterly and emma bull. also penni russon’s “drift” the third in the series and i think it’s only out in australia!!

  24. Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a while and really enjoy it.

    I live in Mumbai, and three books I love but never ever see in stores anymore are:
    A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, by Alan Sillitoe
    Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, by Peter Hoeg

    I guess the giveaway is just for readers in the US, but it was nice to finally delurk and say hi.You’re on my blogroll too.

  25. This is not the only book I’ve found hard to find, but…A couple years back, I saw “Gone With the Windsors” in hardback by Laurie Graham and decided to wait until it came out in paperback. Now everytime I think to check at any of the bookstores, I never see it; only her other titles (a couple I’ve read).

    “Midori” looks like a good book; if I don’t win it, it’s already on my TBR list :-).

  26. keys to ultimate freedom. That book has been hard to find and i want to read it so badly. I’m having so much fun blog-hopping and making friends this year.
    Thanks for a generous giveaway! I hope I’m chosen as the lucky winner!!!

  27. Hi – I blogged this – – please add this to my comment above!

  28. Please enter me. I read about your give away on Gayle’s blog (see post above mine). A book I read about in the NYTimes and then couldn’t find in a store (because it was published in the 1960s) is Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins. It “was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and later filmed for television with a screenplay by Harold Pinter for a BBC adaptation starring Jeremy Irons and Judi Dench.” I plan to read it in March – the month I devote to Irish authors and/or books relating to Ireland. I hope it’s a good one! I’ll also blog about this give away in my sidebar.

  29. The Apothecary’s Daughter by Patricia Schonstein


    Night of the Avenging Blowfish by John Welter

  30. I had a hard time finding The Shape-Changer’s Wife by Sharon Shinn. It took me a whole year or so to obtain a copy. I would love to read Midori by Moonlight. I will be cashing in some of my luck for this contest.


  31. I posted the giveaway at my LJ here:


  32. 97 Pictures of Kids on My Wall by Nancy DiGirolamo is a great true story of a foster mother and adoptive parent that is really hard to find in bookstores but it amazing.

  33. I can’t really think of a book that I had a hard time finding in a bookstore. But I blogged about your contest here

  34. Das Parfum is a good book and in Germany I had a difficult time finding an English translation.

    Please enter me – I would be thrilled to win.


  35. Back when I just started reading “adult books” I could never find My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews at the library or any of the bookstores I went to. I finally found it at a used bookstore a few years after I had been searching for it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. So right now I’m having trouble finding a book called Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight and that is because it has only been released in Australia. I’m thinking of buying it online but I’m not sure how much that would even up being with shipping! Eeek!

  37. “I Think of You, Only When I’m Mad. It was published by Centurion something or other.
    God bless our troops!

  38. I’ve been having trouble finding the Maj Sjowall and Par Wahloo mysteries – finally found one on Bookmooch!

  39. I was recently recommended “About the Author” by John Colapinto but couldn’t find it in any bookstores (although I did find it online). Thanks for the giveaway:)

  40. Stumbled (Stumble ID jkindred3) A Thousand Splendid Suns reviews a it one of my absolute favourite books.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  41. I tend to have difficulties finding H.P. Lovecraft’s works, especially the volume “Tales”.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  42. I’ve had a lot of trouble finding LILY by Paullina Simons – I finally ordered it used online. I’ve heard good things about MIDORI BY MOONLIGHT. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  43. Please enter me in the drawing, this sounds like a great book. Love the title! florida982002[at]yahoo dot com

  44. A good book that’s hard to find in a bookstore… I would say The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White. You have to be open minded to read this but definitely a good read.
    Please enter me in your giveaway

    Thanks, Meaghan _Smith222 at hot male

  45. I can’t think of a novel that I’ve looked for in a bookstore and not found (I usually go to the library for novels), but I’ve looked in a few bookstores for a cookbook called Flatbreads and Flavors and it hasn’t been there.

  46. Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman is relatively hard to find in bookstores, but it is the first book in one of the most incredible series I’ve ever read!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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