Bloggers Recommend…and a Very Special Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch) Book Giveaway!

Have you heard of Bloggers Recommend?

Chances are you haven’t, and well, that’s because it’s new! It’s a newsletter about books for readers by bloggers. It’s released each month, featuring around 20 book picks—think of the monthly IndieNext book picks or B&N picks and you’ll have the general idea.

I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the Advisory Board for Bloggers Recommend, which means I have a book pick and blurb featured in every newsletter. I’m also the Communications Director because it’s a project I love and absolutely believe in. 

(If you’re interested in what I’ve recommended each month—April: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, MayThe Caretaker by A.X. Ahmad, JuneThe Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan, JulyThe Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian, AugustNight Film by Marisha Pessl.)

All this is to say is that Bloggers Recommend is a pretty amazing venture; if you’re a reader in search of the best books coming out each month, this is your one-stop shop, and it’s delivered straight to your inbox! Here’s the August newsletter; you should absolutely subscribe, so you don’t miss September’s (take my word for it, there are some AMAZING books coming out!)

The Goldfinch cover

And now, why you probably are reading this post: the giveaway.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about being able to announce this. I have TWO copies of Donna Tartt’s (yes, THAT Donna Tartt, who wrote The Secret History and hasn’t released a book in 10 years) upcoming book The Goldfinch to give away to you all. This book doesn’t release until October, so you’ll get to be one of the first people to read this book—I’m reading it right now, and it’s pretty special. This giveaway is courtesy of the publisher, Little, Brown and Company, and Bloggers Recommend, who will be fulfilling the giveaway.

If you want more chances to win The Goldfinch, Bloggers Recommend is giving away 50 (yes FIFTY) copies, so head over there and enter their giveaway as well!

So now, how to enter? Well, because this giveaway is fulfilled by the publisher and Bloggers Recommend, U.S. addresses only please. Fill out the form to enter. COMMENTS ON THIS POST WILL NOT BE COUNTED FOR ENTRY! This giveaway will run until Friday, August 23 at 11:59 PM EDT. I’ll pick the winners and inform them via email Saturday; I’ll also send their mailing addresses to the publisher so be sure to provide complete and accurate mailing information or you will be disqualified.

That’s about it—good luck, and don’t forget to subscribe to Bloggers Recommend! Our September issue will be releasing soon.


  1. Beth Hoffman says:

    Thanks so much for offering a giveaway of THE GOLDFINCH. I’ve been excited about this book ever since I learned of its upcoming release. Happy weekend, Swapna!

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