BEA Consolation Week! (Free Books!)

Are you as bummed as me that you didn't get a chance to go to BEA? Or, did you go to BEA, but you still want more books?

In case you're not sure what BEA is, it stands for Book Expo America, and it's one of the largest events in the book world. Lots of important business happens there (I'm told), but the most I see is tons of book bloggers rolling in with (apparently) truckloads of awesome new books. And I am filled with envy. I love shiny new books!

When all of us at the League started talking about our BEA-book-envy, I'll admit I turned a guilty eye to my bookshelves. Here I was bemoaning my lack of books when I had several ARCs and paperbacks that I'd been meaning to giveaway! So...that's what we're going to do all this week on the League: giving away a stack of books every day this week.

Today, I'm going to offer up eight books for you! These are all either ARCs that I don't need because I now own the hard copy of the book, or paperback books that I happen to have duplicates of. Some of them have been read--but they were gently used.

Here's the stack I'm offering up for you (if you squint, you can see a few words of A MILLION SUNS on my computer in the corner of the second picture)!


XVI by our own Julia Karr (ARC copy)
NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer (ARC copy)
MATCHED by Ally Condie (ARC copy)
THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff (ARC copy)
POSSESSIONS by Nancy Holder (ARC copy)
WAKE UNTO ME by Lisa Cahc (ARC copy)
CLASSY by Derek Blasberg (paperback)
VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead (paperback)



To enter: 

  • Leave a comment in to this post. I will announce winners in exactly one week, so make sure you comment before then! 
  • I'm sorry, but this contest is open to the US only--shipping this many books would be cost-prohibitive otherwise

160 comments:

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

What a super idea! It's much more fun to win books from awesome people than go to BEA anyway.

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Kellylou said...

Woot! What do we love? Several books! Awesome giveaway!

Jolene Perry said...

Wow. Awesome.
Found you from Elana on twitter.

Alba said...

~dies~
OMG!!!! thanks so much for this!! I'd looove to be able to go to BEA!!!!!!
!!!

Melanie Jacobson said...

I want, I need, I have to have!

Stephanie McGee said...

I wanted to be at BEA. For many reasons. And these books, well, I haven't heard of some but others are already on my Amazon wishlist and have been for ages.

Also, followed the link here from one of Elana's tweets.

jayhawks22 said...

Cool! I'm always up for free books! Since my local Borders closed I now have no where to go to get shiny new books other than Walmart....
- Kristina
jayhawks22 AT sunflower DOT com

Izzy said...

Hi! Oh, I so want to win! I loooove books, and I, too, have book envy. *sigh* *bounces in seat*

Kasie West said...

Here is me leaving a comment because I want those books. :) I totally have BEA envy.

Yamile said...

This is so cool! Thanks for the opportunity!

Chloe said...

Thank you for being sympathetic to those of us without a BEA opportunity :) I've read Matched and XVI, but don't own either and would love to!

I saw Beth and Angie tweet this!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity! I would love the chance to win these amazing books! Thanks again!
andreat78@yahoo.com

Minions said...

I wanted to be at BEA this year and went as far as blacking out my calendar for those dates until my sister announces her wedding date...so I wasn't able to go this year afterall. Good news is there is always next year! Having a few ARCs from this year would be awesome! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Writing Jules said...

*Gasp! How kind. I did not go to BEA but wished I could have.

You can totally fix me up with some summer reading! *crossing my fingers.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I definitely have BEA envy, but what a great pile of books!

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I of course would love to win this pile of books. :)

geckyboz[at]gmail[dot]com

lake said...

I hope to win the contest.

Kristi Helvig said...

Pick me! Pick me!
drhelvig (at) yahoo (dot) com

mariska said...

Yeah, wanna win all of them :) thank you !!

uniquas at ymail dot com

Jodi said...

Wow!!! This is an incredibly generous giveaway with super-fab books. *crossing fingers*

jodig_1 AT hotmail DOT com

cheesecake.thief59 said...

I really wish I was going to BEA but this totally makes up for it!!!

cheesecake.thief59(at)gmail(dot)com

Elena said...

ahh, I'd love to win these! thanks so much for your generosity!
elenathomas35@gmail.com

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Wow, thank you SO much for your generosity! I didn't get to go to BEA this year, but I've decided that I'm going to begin planning for it, and saving up for it from right now! :D But in the meanwhile, winning this would be like winning a lotto! Again, thanks a million for your generosity, this giveaway rocks! :D

~Hira~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaity said...

Awesome giveaway, so many wonderful book! Thank you for a chance to win :)

bittenbooks@gmail.com

The Media Bunny said...

What a great giveaway! One of these days, I hope to attend BEA, but this year was out because I'm still in school!

Thanks for sharing the book love with this giveaway!

Vivien said...

Count me in!! Thanks so much :)

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Maidenveil said...

This is super! Thanks so much, guys! Count me in! :)

-Len-
maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Lauren said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!! I wish I could have went to BEA, but maybe I can in a couple of years. I won't lie, I'm drooling over thus giveaway!!

Miss Lauren
lwilkerson21(at)gmail(dot)com

DollBaby said...

Pick me! Pick me!!! =P

my life with books -kjovus said...

SWEET! Glad I am not the only one with major BEA envy. I thought it was bad reading about everyone going to BEA, its worse now reading how much fun they had while there. Truly, i am happy for them, someday it will be our turn ;)
Jennifer Kjovus
kjovus AT gmail DoT com
kjovus.blogspot.com

dookiepookiebear said...

this is so awesome i was totes jealous of everyone that got to go to bea.
dookiepookiebear @ yahoo dot com

Adam Heine said...

In.

Aubrey said...

Oooo oooo me me! I AM totally jealous of BEA people! This would make me happy. ;)

SusieBookworm said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I only found out about BEA this year (I'm new to the book blogging world), but I was totally jealous of it - I love the idea of all these armchair BEA and post-BEA giveaways!

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm jealous every year of people who go to BEA. Yesterday as the husband was channel surfing, CSPAN2 was interviewing some gal at BEA about some thing and I made him stop so I could search the crowd for people I knew. Yep, I'm pathetic. ;o)

Maestra Amanda said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! You have some books listed that I've been dying to read!
Amanda

Ashley G. said...

Awesome way to make us folks that couldn't make it to BEA feel better!! Thanks!

Abgafford@crimson.ua.edu

Cat said...

Yes, I so wanted to go to BEA but alas, no :P Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway!

Oh, and my email (if you wanted it) is sparklybumblebee (AT) gmail (DOT) com

teya.hucks said...

Whoo so excited11

Kate said...

I had some major BEA envy this year, so thanks for the awesome contest to ease the ache. As far as consulation prizes go, it's pretty great.

kebirch@hotmail.com

Bethany said...

Amazingfulness!!! I would love to try to go to BEA one of these years...
Thanks for the giveaway!

fallenleaf99@hotmail.com

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

AE Rought said...

OMG Please please please let me win this one. I can't keep my teen daughter in books anymore! She reads them so fast it makes my head spin and my bank account drain! A book a day when she isn't otherwise occupied. >_<

lexirylie said...

Awesome contest! I love all those books and can't wait to read them!
Louise
Lexirylie at yahoo dot com

Laura K. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mflick1 said...

Awesome giveaway! Next year - I'm going. I'm clearing my schedule!

Bluestocking said...

Wonderful! Thanks for spreading the love!

Jenna Cooper said...

Awesome! There's so many books there I'd love to read!

tim said...

Awesome! BEA needs to work its way back to LA so I can actually go! THX!

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful stack of reads! 321gemstar (at)gmail (dot)com

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I want to go to BEA someday. It sounds like an amazing event. And being a big reader, I'd love to get my hands on some of those things.

Penelope Lolohea said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I'm so bummed I didn't get to go this year, but am looking forward to next year!

Becky Mushko said...

One can never have too many books! I'd love to read these.

Christi said...

Great giveaway, thanks! I'm planning a Book Auction at my library to reward my teens for summer reading, and these titles would be absolutely perfect!!

Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

Sigh. So sad I didn't get to go to BEA. Thanks for being awesome and doing this!

iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com

SpadesHigh said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! Nice to meet you!!

SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

TheJay2xA said...

Awesome contest! would love to win!

Anni said...

Awesome! I wanted to go to BEA so bad!

John Sankovich said...

Pretty sweet giveaway. Count me in. Have a great holiday.

Andrea said...

Yay giveaways!!! I totally wish I couldve gone to BEA! I will someday even if I have to walk there!

Becca said...

Awesome contest, there are some wonderful books in that list!

April said...

Oh my goodness. so many books. I could do so much with these.. so many trailers. :) It's so awesome of you to be doing this giveaway.. :)

BiahB - Garota Pai D'├ęgua said...

I'm crazy to read XVI and Wake Unto Me!

Hope i win! ^^

Jemma Davidson said...

Great idea :)

So many great books!

Jemma

Jared B. Peterson said...

Oh, my gosh! The Replacement came out in softcover! OMG!!! The Book Expo of America sounds SO fun! Lucky!

Hope I win! lol. :)

Mandie Baxter said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win great books!

Yani {AvidReader} said...

Great giveaway thanks! Yani from tsloaar at gmail.com

WildIrishRose33 said...

I'm with you. Definitely jealous of the big piles of books I know everyone who went is going to have. Great giveaway!

Lee723 said...

Those are some great books!
I felt that same envy, so don't worry to much.


Lisa @Fic Talk

lee(at)fic-talk(dot)com

xo
Lisa

Melody said...

Swoon-worthy guys have nothing on the fainting induced by this stack of books. :) Definitely count me in! :)

Jenna said...

Of course I have BEA-Envy (I do every year), but this contest makes it a little easier!

Thanks!

Jenna
jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

Gisselle said...

Books Books!! Yay!!! Thank you for the chance!
ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mrs. Heise said...

Such a great idea for a giveaway! I'm one of the jealous bloggers who didn't get to go to BEA - because I had to be in my classroom teaching! :)

heisereads [at] gmail[dot]com

Jenni Merritt said...

Oooo awesome! I want to go to BEA... someday. We all share the same envy ;)

jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

ashelynn hetland said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Ashelynnsanford at hotmail dot com.

Peace~Love~TeenLit said...

you ae AWESOME!!!

KrysteyBelle said...

Please enter me.

belle5678 at yahoo dot com

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

I really wished I could've gone to BEA :( I'm filled with envy too!

Thanks for the awesome chance to win!

brainytex@gmail com

Erika said...

Great giveaway! Wish I could have gone to BEA.

forth1ee (at) cmich (dot) edu

ABookVacation said...

You are too awesome! I really wanted to go to BEA, but as a teacher, there was no way I could miss that much time from work. :)

Thanks for this chance!

abookvacation@gmail.com

Magan said...

Wow so many entries! Magan.Vernon@gmail.com

Wolfluvr420 said...

Wow! Thank you for the giveaway! BEA looked awesome!
wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

Ashlee said...

Cool giveaway, thanks! I couldn't make out any of the AMS words on your computer.. Oh well!

ashleeminton(at)gmail(dot)com

Kira said...

Wow, what a great idea! And so generous! Thanks for the chance to win.

mrsboswellsbooks@gmail.com

dash-of-nutmeg said...

How exciting! Thanks for the contest, it's a great idea and awfully generous of you!

who, me? said...

Brilliant contest!!

xxladyhattaxx said...

WOW! Lots of great ARC's! Sign me up to win!!! :)

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

This is super awesome what you guys are doing. Thank you :)

vysblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Semisweet said...

Whoa, nice haul! This is a really generous giveaway.

As a sidenote I am now stalking this blog. : )

Tricia Clasen said...

What a fabulous idea/opportunity. Thanks so much!

Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

So sad I didn't get to make it to BEA, but this helps a bit. :)

jasminediana13(at)gmail(dot)com

Gen L. said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
genessis dot liahut542 @ gmail dot com

Cheyenne said...

Great idea! I wish I had been able to make BEA.

GFC Follower: Cheylea

Email: Cheylea120 AT yahoo DOT com

Thank you!

Ashley said...

I hope one day I'll be able to go to BEA. :)

Ashley_alongi@yahoo.com

mfay2 said...

If Puerto Rico counts as US, enter me, Lol

marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

stellastruck said...

Booooooks. Do you remember, when you were little, driving in the back seat and lifting your book up to read by the headlights of the car behind you? My friends and I were talking last night and realized we all did that as children. I'm not quite as obsessed as I used to be, or at least I'm more aware of social norms, but there's still nothing as sweet as opening a new book.

Natalee said...

I've been enjoying BEA vicariously through everyone's blog posts. A book give away is a nice consolation for those of us who must remain with our noses pressed against our computer screens while more fortunate get to rub elbows with writers and publishers and gather free books and swag...

Kimmel Tippets said...

What an incredible stack of books! I want every single of one them!

stimble(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thank you for thinking of everyone else who might also be experiencing BEA envy!

Minas said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

minas_1989(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura said...

This is such a wonderful thing to do for all of us who couldn't make it to BEA this year. Thank you! lcbeutler888(at)yahoo(dot)com

Britta said...

This week has been horrible hearing about everyone's BEA swag. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

Britta

ilikethesebooksblog at gmail dot com

Sarah Nicolas said...

Awesome! I'm crossing my fingers for this one!

N.E. Williams said...

wow all this scrolling down to get to the comment box. really awesome contest. I love this.

RhiannonPaille said...

Wow! Okay this one is a popular giveaway! rhiannonpaille (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm kicking myself for missing BEA!

krysalbe said...

Awesome contest! Please enter me in it :)

socalgal82(at)hotmail(dot)com

Valia Lind said...

Awe too sweet! I wish so much I couldve made it to BEA! :) Thanks for the chance to win the books!

valialind(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Sophia the Writer said...

Thank you so much for this contest!!!

Riv Re said...

*staggers* Thanks so much, Beth! These are awesome! I loved Replacement, and I'm really enjoying Matched. I'm also planning on getting to VA...eventually. And Wake Unto Me! And Possessions! And exclamation points!
Thanks again!
rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elanor Lawrence said...

Matched! XVI! I love dystopia... Thanks for running this contest.

And yes, I am super bummed about missing BEA. This is actually the first year I ever knew about it, but reading so many editor/agent blogs made me super jealous...

elanor_gamgee [at] yahoo [dot] ca

P.S. I'm actually Canadian but I someone in the US that you could ship the books to if I win. Am I still eligible?

Vivian said...

"Comment." Oh, right. I mean pick me! Ah to be lost in dystopia. *gazes into distance*

J.Lyn said...

Yay! I'm in!

Bohemienne said...

Ohh, great selection! As much as I have BEA ARC envy, these look like bunch of great books too. ;D

Swanksta at gmail dot com

Jonathon Arntson said...

Lots of great titles to be had. Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

Teril said...

Wow that is a stack of awesomesauce. THnak you!

Julia :) said...

Ohhh what a great stack of books! Love the giveaways all week idea! Who doesn't love lots of giveaways? :)

a_hobbit_of_the_shire(at)yahoo(dot)com

Asenath said...

oooh you are so kind! I was just sulking over the fact that I wasn't able to go to BEA... :)

THANK YOU!!

arallison at gmail dot com

Grace said...

Awesome idea. <3 This one I'm just entering for the hell of it, cause I never win these things, xD if I do win though all of these books will go to my followers on facebook, because I have all these, but it never hurts to enter. :]

~Grace

peachandblue2@aol.com

Miss Jessica said...

Comment! Comment! There's some great stuff in there.

StuckInBooks said...

WOW count me in!

Valerie(at)stuckinbooks.com

amy.carlin said...

I would love to win these! :)

Em @ Sash & Em said...

Completely spazzing because I'd loooove to win this (especially since I missed BEA...*sigh* work.)

Thanks!

-Em

mcnx06@gmail.com

Travis said...

Enter me please!

travisp1026@yahoo.com

G.Clyde said...

oooo I'd love to win! I couldn't make it to BEA, but I got to see everyones excited tweets when they were there. :( Enter me please! :)

-Grace
raggs89@aol.com

chelleyreads said...

WOW!! so many awesomeness. count me in please (**fingers crossed**)

chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

Lenmeo said...
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Lenmeo said...

Attempt #2 forgot the email.

jellipe at hotmail dot com

Brianna Bruce said...

I would love to win these! Thanks so much!

bruce.brianna AT gmail DOT com

Cade said...

Still sad that I missed BEA, but this makes it a little better :)

ArcadiaWearsPrada[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sasha Switz said...

This is so amazingly generous! I really do wish I could have gone to BEA. I've heard people's stories of getting ARC's and meeting awesome writers. Getting a book might help though! :D

P.S. I wish I could zoom in somehow to read the words on the screen. -_- I'll figure something out.


--Sasha
fiveforfighting42(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! :-)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh, I totally loved Vampire Academy and Matched. Enter me! =)

Shallee said...

Ooh, such great books! Thanks for this giveaway!

Faith E. Hough said...

Sounds great! You must have had a blast at BEA!

Scoot said...

I would love to win all of those books, they look great. I had super BEA envy over the past week, I might just have to make the trip next year. :) Thank you! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

kristina shields said...

Great contest! I will hopefully be able to make BEA next here!

spicedice45@gmail.com

Akasha Hale & Lexus Salvatore said...

This is so thoughtful, I wish I could give something back in return even if I don't win. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

Email: akasha_hale@hotmail.com

Emily said...

Thank you! How generous.

eprusso at comcast dot net

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is great.

ragdoll29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

OMG! You guys are AWESOME! It's like a blog community mine BEA! A BCMBEA!!
Throw my name into the mix please

sarah.ahiers@gmail.com

Bwyatt said...

WOW! Thanks for the opportunity!

britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Wow, thank you!

a6e5e9ea-8bb3-11e0-9189-000bcdcb5194 said...

Ahhh! Have. To. Win. *passes out*
thank you for the opportunity!!

Heather Leah said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!!

leahmcclung@gmail.com

Ludwig said...

Ohmygosh, thank you so much for the giveaway! :D I REALLY wish I could've gone to BEA. It's like my lifelong dream...
Winning any of these would be amazing! <3

~Susan

oneofakind308@gmail.com

Tia said...

Wow, so many great books!

tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

Allison said...

Eight books! Goodness gracious, that's a lot!

joebob1379 (at) yahoo (dot) com

YA-TITLES said...

Wow, these are all great titles. THANK YOU! :)

sierra.seifert@gmail.com

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

brookea_2006@yahoo.com

exclusive_remedy said...

I want to win! Pick me pick me pick me!

Jessy said...

Thanks so much. This is really generous of you.

Tif said...

Please include me in your giveaway! I've been eyeing so many of these books!

Thanks!

tiftalksbooks at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Eeep, so many books I want to read. Thanks!

rachie203 [at] gmail [dot] com

Khyla said...

Count me in!! Thanks so much :)

khyla_808ATyahooDOTcom

Raychelle said...

Wow! Thanks for such a great giveaway! =) I wish I could have made it to BEA.

Raychelle
SteeleReviews@gmail.com

Orchid said...

Shiny books...me NEED! :)

hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

Miss Page-Turner said...

Pls enter me:)

goldie-mail(AT)web(DOT)de

KuroHika said...

BOOKS!! *hyperventilates*

Hikari
hikablack(at)gmail(dot)com

LRAtRandom said...

I'm definitely drooling over all of these awesome BEA giveaways!

I would love to be entered!
Jen
Lratrandom@gmail.com

Sakira said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to win these books!!

Kris
GFC Follower: Sakira
elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

MonkeesGirl said...

Awesome!

chelseaschmidt90 (at) gmail (dot) com