A couple of months ago, I joined Penguin’s First to Read program. This is where they email you a list of books and you basically put your name in a drawing to have the opportunity to read the book before anyone else does – you’re getting a change to read the book’s proof copy. How cool is that?
Well, I threw my entry into Friendswood by Rene Steinke and I was selected. Except, my stupid email put the email into spam or something, because I never received it, which meant, I lost my opportunity to read the book before anyone else did.
But, the book was just published last week, so there’s hope that I’ll be able to pick up a copy of it soon. I’ve read an excerpt of it and the book is fantastic.
That brings me to One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. I wasn’t selected to read this one, but it was one of my choices. I read a very short excerpt and I can’t wait to read the rest. I’m adding it to my reading list. This book was released on 7/1/2014.
There are others I put a bid for:
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters — I wasn’t selected, but I’m reading an excerpt
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman — I was selected to read this one
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer — I’ll be reviewing this one in a couple of days, as I’m almost done reading it.