Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Favorite Reads--AND a Giveaway

Happy Wednesday everyone! 
I hate Wednesdays... soooo to brighten it up a bit I want to document my favorite books AND host a giveaway.
I absolutely LOVE to read and am always in the need of new books.
I am kinda picky about what I read though.
I want to be surprised. I want to be intrigued. I want a bit of everything; romance, adventure, mystery, etc.
I want to be transported to a new world and lose myself completely.
I have found a few worthy ones along my journey and I would love to share them with you.

First off...
The Princess Bride

Its got it all
Fencing. Fighting. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles and True love. 
I love how Goldman interrupts his telling of the story with random thoughts and side stories. Some might find that annoying, but I think its hilarious.


This was my most recent read and it was a fun read
It doesnt require much thought, it was pure entertainment.
Its about a boy who escapes his foster home life when he's accepted to a prestigious school.
He comes to find out that its actually a prison and nobody is who they appear to be.
Very fun but sure ends in a cliffhanger. I cant wait until October when the second one comes out.

Of course I like these series:

Yup, I am on the bandwagon.
But I claim that I liked these BEFORE they all became so wildly popular.

I also liked:


Obviously I'd been diggin the Utopian type books lately.
This one was good as well. 

The Help

I read this while on vacation in Cancun and I absolutely LOVED it.
Nothing, I repeat NOTHING beats a good book in a hammock on the beach. 
Oh ok add a nonalcoholic beverage and its heaven.

But I think my ALL TIME FAVORITE book(s) are by the author, Shannon Hale.
The books of Bayern series is awesome but my favorite are the first two:
Goose Girl and Enna Burning

Shannon Hale's retelling of the fairy tale, The Goose Girl is superb.
Its full of adventure, romance, mystery... oh my you guys, its got it all! 
It takes a few chapters for the fun to start, but it needs to be there to explain the story. 
And as much as I adore Goose Girl, I love Enna Burning even more. 
Yes, I said MORE. 
Its just... *sigh*... fantastic.

Because I love you guys, I am hosting a giveaway.
I would be thrilled to share one of my favorite things with you and I am offering one lucky reader the opportunity to own a copy of their very own Goose Girl!

To enter you must:
Be a follower of My Happy Thought- Comment telling me your favorite book
Additional entries:
Follow on facebook- post about the giveaway and tag me
Follow on Twitterpost about the giveaway and tag me
Follow on Instagram 
Blog about your favorite books and add my link in the body of the post 
(add your link in the comment section so I can read it too!)

Leave a comment for each entry
Contest ends Aug 6
Good luck!



Carlie said...

Great giveaway! I love reading good books. My most recent favorite book is Star Girl! You should definitely check it out!

Chelsea said...

My husband and I are huge readers! Our reception was actually book themed, hahaha!
I have so many favorites that it's hard to pick just one. I really enjoy many of the book that you posted. I guess if I had to pick one and just one it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. If I had to pick a non-fiction book it would be (well after the scriptures :P) 5 Love Languages, such a good and insightful read.

Kirsten said...

My all time favorite book is Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare. It is the story of a girl who is taken by indians, and later sold as a maid to the French. It is a great read with a little romance throughout. :)


anything louie lamore

Addie McKee said...

my favorite book is into the woods!

Addie McKee said...

i follow on facebook!

Addie McKee said...

and instagram!

Jacquie Jones said...

As I Have Loved You by Kitty Duyter

Jacquie Jones said...



i follow facebook

Gentri said...

I'm a follower and my favorite book is "The Host"

Anonymous said...

My fav is the graveyard book right now love you!


Gentri said...

I follow on Instagram. :)

Alexis Jones said...

Hmmm I'd have to say my favorite book(s) is/are the Tweleve Kingdoms series.

Diana said...

My favorite is The Chronicles of Narnia!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I'm a follower and I have to agree with ALL of those books (except twilight...sorry). FABULOUS choices!

My all time favorite book is East of Eden.

Mary Ann said...

Following - My favorite book of all time has to be Holes by Louis Sacher or any of Marcia Lynn McClure's books.

Mary Ann said...

Posted about it on Facebook, but couldn't figure out how to tag you and give a link to this blog, so I just gave a link to the blog.

Nikki said...

Hi, Just recently followed you on Twitter @MumOfRuralRea

My favourite book of all time is by Andrea Semple called The Make Up Girl, it's so funny. But at the moment so stuck into 50 Shades of Grey

e said...

one of my favorites is Sunshine by Robin McKinley. I consider it a novel with vampires done right.

following you on fb and posted about the giveaway there.