The Big Book Giveaway!

** UPDATE: comments are now closed — winners announced over here x

Oh my loves, I have something really delicious for you today!

This week marks the one year anniversary of my book baby being out in the world – one whole year! Can you believe it? To celebrate I’ve got some fun posts lined up for this week, starting with today’s Big Book Giveaway.

One of the most amazing things to have come out of the blogosphere in the last few years is a creative community of women sharing their lives and talents with the world. Whether it’s blogs, books, courses, coaching or art, I’m constantly inspired by these women and try my best to add something worthwhile to the pot, too. So rather than just giving away my book (how boring!) I wanted to put a spotlight on the books that have been birthed out of this community and give them away too. I reached out to my book-writing peers and they all replied with a resounding hell yeah! so here’s what we’ve cooked up…

For a chance to win one of the 21 26 beautiful books listed below just follow the instructions at the end of this post. BUT HERE’S THE BEST BIT! There’ll be one extra winner who’ll get bookbombed — one copy of every book will arrive through his or her door — bam!

Can you imagine it? 26 books all for you. 26 books to inspire and delight. 26 new book friends to be made.

If I wasn’t running this giveaway I would SO be entering it :)

Meet the authors

Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

Cultivating Your Creative Life by Alena Hennessy

Creative Thursday by Marisa Anne

The Declaration of You by Jessica Swift & Michelle Ward

The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

The Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee

Brave Inuitive Painting by Flora Bowley

Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough

Photo Craft by Susan Tuttle & Christy Hydeck

Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker

Zen Under Fire by Marianne Elliott

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr

Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux

The Life Organiser by Jennifer Louden

Desire to Inspire by Christine Mason Miller

The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond

A Field Guide to Now by Christina Rosalie

Your Other Names by Tara Mohr

This I Know by Yours Truly

My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk

Life is a Verb by Patti Digh

UPDATED! We have FIVE extra books!!

Instant Love by Jen Altman, Amanda Gilligan and Yours Truly

The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonora Beam

You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s Cheap) by Tammy Strobel

The Inside of Out by Jena Strong

Photographing Your Children by Jen Altman

How to play!

You can enter up to four times in the following ways:

1. Leave a comment telling us your favourite book from childhood

2. Pin the giveaway image with a link to this post (leave a second comment saying you’ve pinned)

3. Tweet it out (leave a third comment saying you’ve tweeted the post)

4. Share this post on Facebook (leave a fourth comment saying you’ve Facebooked)

Comments will close on Monday June 10th at 11pm BST and I’ll announce the 22 27 winners on Tuesday June 11th

Winners will be drawn at random — I’ll draw the bookbomb winner first

Good luck! xo

** UPDATE: comments are now closed — winners announced over here x

Ps. The majority of the books will be sent out by the authors themselves and the word on the street is they intend to include extras in the package… just sayin’ x

3,376 responses
  1. Nissa


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  4. Jean Skipper

    Just one book from childhood?!?!?! It’s just too hard to choose. :-) Lady and The Tramp and Charlotte’s Web come to mind as two early favorites.

  5. Jean Skipper


  6. Lyndsae


  7. Jean Skipper

    Posted to Facebook.

  8. Jean Skipper


    Thank you for this opportunity! :-)

  9. Lyndsae


  10. Avery

    I think my favourite book was called the magic forest

  11. Avery


  12. elizabeth

    My fav’s: Little Women, The Little Prince and Black Beauty

  13. Maria

    I had a few favourite books from my childhood, it is difficult to decide. If I had to choose, I would probably go for Red Riding Hood during my early childhood, then Anne from Green House later on and during my teenage years I discovered Bronte’s Jane Eyre.

  14. elizabeth

    I’m very pleased to have *pinned* the Big Book Give Away!

  15. elizabeth

    Just Tweeted this fantastic contest!

  16. india

    in all honesty could no more choose a favourite book than a favourite child or a favourite plant – i was blessed by an abundance of books including Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons”, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods”, and of course C S Lewis’ “Narnia” series. but who can ignore the “Billabong” books by Mary Grant Bruce or the “Silver Brumby” series by Elyne Mitchell. thank you for opening the gate to Memory Lane, I think I’ll take a longer stroll there today!

  17. Sharon Peart

    It was an adventure just scrolling down to add this comment…
    I loved so many children’s books but I loved “The Magic Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton…
    I have pinned, tweeted, and face booked as asked..
    Thank you for the chance to enter into such a great Giveaway! Congratulations to the chosen winners and if I am one of them yippee! God bless!

  18. Laura

    My favorite childhood book was Socks for Supper. Brilliant little read. I still have my cherished, beat-up copy.

  19. Sarah

    Oh how wonderful! Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway! Good luck to everyone who has entered!

    My favorite book from childhood (if I had to choose just one) is When The Tripods Came by John Christopher. It fired up a lifelong love of science fiction and reading in general!

  20. Amal

    I have tweeted and pinned it!! Thanks :)

  21. Danielle GAlante

    My favorite book as a child was Little Women. It meant so much to me and it still does!

  22. Amanda Sue

    My favorite book as a child was Alexander & the Magic Mouse, and almost no one has heard of it. lol

  23. Beth Ann

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein…I still read it at least once a year! :-)

  24. Janis Mccallen

    How generous and what special books! I’ve publicized the Big Book Giveaway on Twitter.

  25. Mary

    My favorite book from childhood was Youth Replies I Can a collection of true stories of child heroes in WWII.

  26. Mary

    posted on my fb page

    thanks Susannah!!

  27. lia

    Just posted on Facebook!

  28. Rachel

    I loved the ‘Princess and the Pea’! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane…I had forgotten all about that. :-)

  29. Sara Elizabeth

    My favorite book as a child was A Little Princess

  30. Rachel

    Just pinned & tweeted it!

  31. Dawna

    Favorite Book- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    Book bombing is awesome- thank you!

  32. Dawna

    Shared this on Facebook this loveliness!

  33. Dawna

    pinned it!

  34. Lori

    Winnie the Poo read by grandma, Robinson Crusoe, Alice in Wonderland….wait you said just one!!! Happy Anniversary, and wonderful giveaway! Thank you!!!!!

  35. Kathryn

    What a lovely contest! My favorite book as a child was The House At Pooh Corner.

  36. Kathy

    I was horse crazy as a young girl and read all the Walter Farley books about the “Black Stallion.” I grew out of that phase but now love all creatures great and small. I’m posting to my FB now. It would be wonderful to get another book under my belt.

  37. Paulette Rees-Denis

    My fav books from my childhood were the Nancy Drew series! oh yea….

  38. Paulette Rees-Denis

    Pinned and linked!

  39. Paulette Rees-Denis

    tweeted too! very exciting…

  40. Paulette Rees-Denis

    and lastly, yes all over Facebook!…many thanks…

  41. Paula Farrington

    Fave book from childhood: The Secret Garden

  42. elizabeth

    Facebook post accomplished! :)

  43. Paula Farrington

    Tweeted about this fab book giveaway!

  44. Lisa Jane Humphries

    My favourite book from childhood was the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton and I am now reading a chapter a night to my 3 year old xx

  45. Jan

    My fav book as a child was Little Black Sambo. I found out the other day it is off the banned list and available again. There is nothing racist about the delightful story so why it was ever banned is beyond me. My copy was loaned to a young nephew when I was still quite you g. Unfortunately their house burned down and my book was lost.

  46. Jan

    Pinned ;)

  47. Kathleen

    The Black Stallion was my favorite book!

  48. Megan Hallifax

    I heart books!

    My favourite book from childhood was a box set of Hand Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales. I was astonished that the tales were different to the Disney versions, like the little mermaid – when she got legs each step was like walking on broken glass or nails! Anyway – that is where I fell in love with books and my imagination flourished!

    Love your blog Susannah and your book – I was captured on every word and did not want your writing to end!

  49. rachel

    Favorite books as a child were the Little House on the Prairie series…

  50. rachel

    Posted giveaway on Facebook!

  51. Valri Hamilton

    Favorite book from childhood was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

  52. Valri Hamilton

    FB’d! What a fab summer I would have if book-bombed!

  53. Valri Hamilton

    Tweeted! Thanks for the chance to win any or all!

  54. Sophie

    My favourite book as a kid was “Eloise” by Kay Thompson!

  55. Lisa Wright

    Corduroy by Don Freeman. Still love it now!!


    Picking just one favorite is SO hard. High on my list are The BFG by Roald Dahl, Maybe They Knew Everything by Toon Tellegen, and everything ever written by Annie M.G. Schmidt (a dutch writer). Oh, and Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder.


    FB’ed: check! :D


    Aaaand consider it tweeted too. Actually, it’s my first tweet ever, that’s how bad I want to win any of these babies ;)

  59. Steph Marks

    What great books! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Favorite childhood book: The Cricket in Times Square

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  61. Steph Marks

    Shared on Facebook!


    My favorite book as a child…hmm, I think it was the Nancy Drew series, all of the books!

  63. Chelley

    Shared on facebook! :)

  64. Chelley

    Favourite book from Childhood?? Probably Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl!!! So funny, so terrifying to a 7 year old, and with a fascinatingly dark undertone that adults smile wryly about, too! :)

  65. Chelley

    Tweeted it out! :)

  66. Chelley

    And finally, pinned it up! I would so so love to win this… thanks for the opportunity Susannah! :)

  67. vicki

    my favourite childhood book was ‘where the wild things are’ which I now love reading to my little boy :)

  68. vicki

    I’ve pinned :)

  69. vicki

    and tweeted :)

  70. nathalie

    Bonjour and thank you for this amazing opportunity !
    best wishes,
    I enjoyed reading “Le club des cinq”

  71. Joanne Cain

    Hello from the USA! My favorite childhood book was Alice in Wonderland.

  72. Joanne Cain

    Pinned to my Pinterest page!

  73. Joanne Cain

    Just shared on Facebook. Thanks and have a happy day!

  74. Agnese

    Amazing books! And my favorite book when I was a child was “The little prince”….so sweet! Thanks!

  75. KARen h

    What a fantastic giveaway Susannah!
    My favourite childhood book was Wolf Story by William McCleery. My dad used to read it to me at bedtime. I absolutely loved it and the illustrations too.

  76. Nicola

    Hello x
    This might be a bit nerdy!
    But my favourite childhood book was … The young naturalists handbook!
    I loved it and it really go me into seeing the world around me at a young age, also lots of sciences, geeky stuff to do in it ! Good for boys!
    Xx Nicola

  77. Joanna W.

    Susannah – what a nice opportunity – Thank you! My favorites were “Blueberries for Sal” and “Green Eggs and Ham”

  78. Shari Sherman

    I’d love to win any of these and especially ALL of these! My favorite book from childhood was Gentle Ben.

  79. Shari Sherman

    I Facebook’d too!

  80. Shari Sherman

    I Pinned too!

  81. Shari Sherman

    I Tweeted also!

  82. Joanna W.

    I FB’ed the link, too! :)

  83. Josie

    Woo – bookbombing – awesome! My favourite is a real classic – Alice in Wonderland – still read it every year or so even though I’m 40 something!

  84. Sarah Steele

    My favorite book(s) from childhood are probably the Little House on the Prairie series. What a great giveaway!!

  85. Sarah Steele

    I’ve pinned it!!!

  86. Sarah Steele

    I’ve tweeted!

  87. Sarah Steele

    And I’ve facebooked! :)

  88. Luna jaffe

    Posted on twitter…. love the book-bomb wow factor!

  89. Luna jaffe

    Favorite childhood book: My Friend Flicka

  90. Bonnie Mieth

    I had to go pull that tattered ole’ book down off the dusty top shelf, “Lad A Dog,” by Albert Payson Terhune. My grandfather was a Bookstop club member and he even signed this book for me on the back cover. As I flip through the pages, yellow and worn, there are bright colored heart shaped stickers adorning the front page. I’ve kept this book with me all these years and it brings back the best of my childhood memories.
    Bonnie Mieth

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