2012 Choice Awards with Giveaway CLOSED

 It is time for the Goodreads 2012 Choice awards.  And since I am a fan of reading, love the site Goodreads.com for a place to find new authors, I thought you would like to know some of my favorite books and authors up to win.  So here are some of the nominees.

I was interested in reading Easy by Tammara Webber.  Having read many of the new young adult books it is nice to have one that crosses over to a lil older age group.  We now have the 'new adult' genre.  

Tammara Webber’s  novel EASY follows two characters on the cusp of adulthood.  Nineteen-year-old college student Jacqueline Wallace grapples with the aftermath of an attempted assault and a painful breakup with her longtime boyfriend.  We see she is in a very fragile state.   After a handsome and mysterious stranger comes to her rescue, Jacqueline is both intrigued and attracted.  And though neither seems ready to begin a relationship, the two just can’t stay away from each other. As Jacqueline and her friends struggle with the serious repercussions of an attack, her budding romance may just save her life.  

Easy started as a self-published e-Book with over 150,000 copies sold.  It moved on to the New York Times bestseller list for 9 weeks.  And has over 35,000 ratings on Goodreads.  Of course it is now one of the 2012 nominees too!  I really love that I can relate better to the story line than so many of the young adult books.  You find yourself wanting to help Jacqueline, much like a mom watching her young daughter take all of those first steps in adulthood.  Letting the apron strings go and encouraging her to fly in the face of diversity.    Tammara is a fellow Texan (Yehaw!) and is welcome on my big ol front porch any time to share a cup of coffee and a bowl of Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt.  But she will have to watch out as Granny M loves big earrings and has quite a collection to show off.  

The next book that is also one of the nominee's is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.  This is what is currently on my nightstand.  I started it last night and already have bitten my knuckles when I learned of the opening suspense.  Now I can not wait to find out the story line as to what lead up to the action.  

During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime...A crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy-her vivacious, loving, nearly perfect mother.

Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress living in London. The family is gathering at Greenacres farm for Dorothy's ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this may be her last chance, Laurel searches for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day, answers that can only be found in Dorothy's past.

Dorothy's story takes the reader from pre-WWII England through the blitz, to the '60s and beyond. It is the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds-Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy-who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams and the unexpected consequences they sometimes bring. It is an unforgettable story of lovers and friends, deception and passion that is told-in Morton's signature style-against a backdrop of events that changed the world. 

Read on below for I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky follower.  See we scored once again.  A best selling author with a fantastic book that is up for the 2012 Goodreads Choice awards that can be on your nightstand too!  I will tell you at the bottom how to enter.

 My girl, JD, shared her review of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain back in August.  JD is thrilled to have this book as one of her private collection.  Well, yes it is also on the list.

As well as Cinder that we listened to at the first of the year.  It seems fitting to have Marissa Meyer with us since it is NaNoWriMo.  Remember that is National Novel Writers Month.  JD is working on her entry this month.  I wonder if Marissa is also participating now that she is a published author?

It really is pretty amazing to have a chance to read so many stories.  Meeting the characters as well as getting to learn a lil about those who write these novels always makes me feel pretty special.  I do thank the authors, publishers and pr reps who help get these books to me too.  All of the above were provided to me as part of my reviews here at Crazed Mind.   As I said we do have a giveaway here of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.  Just leave a comment below to enter.  I want to know what book or books are you voting for on Goodreads.com 2012 list?   Here is the link to know what is nominated.


  1. Thank you for sharing your love of reading!

  2. I've enjoyed emily giffins books before so I guess Id give hers my vote :)

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    1. Yippeee.....Here is our winner!

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