Hello, and welcome to the FIFTH YEAR OF BOOKSGIVING!
What is Booksgiving? It’s pretty much the only holiday I actually enjoy celebrating (other than Halloween). It’s a day when I give out free copies of my books to people who may need them. It usually takes place earlier in February but I was in a bit of a depression so I decided to wait until I could breathe again and turns out today is also Random Acts of Kindness Day so it’s almost like my mental illness planned this.
The strange thing about Booksgiving is that very often other people get involved and are like, “I want to buy a book for someone too!” so even if you’re the 26th person asking for a book it is entirely possible some wonderful stranger will gift it to you.
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All you have to do is start a brand new wishlist on Amazon with ONE book on it. (Just one book, okay? Otherwise it’s not really fair. The only exception to the one-book-maximum is if you are also picking one book for your child, which is totally fine.)
Click here for directions on how to create a wishlist and PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW STEP 3 about adding your address to this specific brand-new wishlist because otherwise the person buying it won’t be able to send it.
And if you want to surprise a stranger with a book just click on their link, buy their book, choose their address at checkout (it’ll just give you their town for privacy reasons) and send! (If it doesn’t give you their address it means they skipped step 3 and didn’t enter their address so just delete that book from your cart and try the next person.)
And if you want to get involved but don’t want to buy or give books then just share in the comments what your favorite book is that everyone should read. What’s the underrated book that no one knows? What’s the book you wish you could wipe out of your mind just so you could read it again for the first time? What’s the book you read as a kid that saved you? (And if you wrote a book feel free to pimp it out below.) Discovering new books = fried gold.
(Also, I do realize that it’s a bit ironic I’m doing this on Amazon when I’m about to open my own independent bookstore but I haven’t been able to figure out a good way to do this through Nowhere yet. Maybe next year.)
SO! Do you need a copy of Furiously Happy, or Let’s Pretend This Never Happened or You Are Here? Make a wishlist with the one book you want on it and post it in the comments and I’ll send a copy to the first 25 people who respond with a working wishlist. And if I can find some extra cash I’ll send some more later.
Happy reading y’all!
PS. If you aren’t in America leave that in your comment because shipping can be crazy expensive if you aren’t matched up with someone in your country. 🙂
PPS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADDED YOUR ADDRESS TO THIS SPECIFIC WISHLIST. That always trips people up.