Sunday, June 21, 2009


YA BOOK CARNIVAL is a creation of The official carnival dates are June 21-June 27. Bloggers everywhere will be holding giveaway contests or surfing the blogs to enter contests.

Here at READINGJUNKY'S READING ROOST, I'm holding my first ever giveaway contest. Since just about every book that I get my hands on goes on my classroom book shelves, I'm giving away a $20 BORDERS gift card to the lucky winner. That will allow the winner to pick their own special prize.

Here are the details of my giveaway contest. (The winner will be picked randomly.)

1. +1 = Leave a comment and include the title of the best book you've read so far this summer.
(Please include a valid email address so I can let you know if you are the lucky winner.)

2. +2 = Become a follower. (Please include a valid email address.)

Contest ends June 30. (PS - U.S. and Canada entries only.)


Lexie said...

This is a tough question! Since I haven't technically read it yet, Warbreaker can't be counted, so Generation Dead by Daniel Waters fits!

+2 became a follower

Cindy said...

+1 Id love to win! The best book I've read this summer would have to The Book Of Luke.I just finished it and loved it!

+2 = Become a follower.

My email is cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I've only just started my summer reading. But Jennifer Brown's HATE LIST, which I just finished reading in ARC form, is excellent.


~The Book Pixie said...

The best book I've read this summer is Wicked Lovely. It was really good. Great contest BTW.

+2 became follower.

~Briana :D

soundistheword3 said...

Oooh... I would have to say Ash by Malinda Lo. I just finished it a few days ago, but it's one of the best fairy tale adaptations I've ever read. I also became a follower!

Kristin at

Amanda said...

The best book I've read this summer has been Wild Roses by Deb Caletti, hands down. Thanks for holding the contest. My email is amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway.
The best book i've read so far is Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr.

+2 I became a follower


Meredith said...

I would say either A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn or The Sorceress by Michael Scott. I love The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series and The Sorceress was just as good, if not better, than the first two books!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

RagDollVampGirl said...

Awesome Contest...

+2 for Becoming a follower
+1 Best Book I read this summer...
I agree With Lexie I actually Just Finished Generation Dead Last Week And I CRIED...



Eli said...

+1 Great contest! The best book I read this summer was The Hunger Games. It was fantastic! It really blew me away-- I now understand why people are willing to sell their soul for an ARC of Catching Fire!

+2 I became a follower-- :)

Kristen said...

+1 Let's see best book so far this summer - I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. If you haven't read this you should! I listened to the audiobook and loved it.

+2 Became a follower!

Anonymous said...

+1 I would have to say my favorite books so far is the Pretty Little Liars Series


Anonymous said...

+2 for being a follower.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm so excited you're using this week to have your first contest. That's great, and I appreciate everyone spreading the word and even holding their own giveaways so thanks SO much.

If you don't mind, I'd love to be entered in this.

My favorite book this summer was most likely David Inside Out by Lee Bantle. Amazing book and makes you think. If you want to check it out, I have a contest for three copies on my blog.

-I'm a follower now. :)

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Steph Su said...

Oh, that's a difficult decision. I'll go with Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson. Amazing, amazing read. Oh, and I'm a follower now!

stephxsu at gmail dot com

scottsgal said...

I just read Twenty Boy Summer and Testimony and enjoyed both of them.

msboatgal at

Marie said...

I just finished Hunger Games and it's been the best read of the summer for me so far -- it was great!

I am a new follower.

LadyVampire2u said...

Awesome prize and so many books are out right now that I want to read also.
Okay, my favorite book so far? Hands down it would be "In Over Her Head" by Judi Fennell. Simply LOVE this book.
I am a follower of yours also. Thanks for entering me.

Polo.Pony said...

Great contest! I love gift cards to bookstores! I can always find something good!!

That is such a hard question! So far, I've loved "Prophecy of the Sisters" as well as the upcoming "After" by Amy Efaw. Ohhh, wait, I've read the "Private" series this summer and LOVED those!!

+2: Becoming a follower!


Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm a bit behind in my reading so far this season, but of the best books I've read in the couple of months was "In the Courts of the Sun" by Brian D'Amato.

Thanks for having this giveaway,

Debbie's World of Books said...

This is tough but I loved The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale, Willow by Julia Hoban or The Chosen One by Carol Lynch William.

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com
+2 I became a follower

throuthehaze said...

Fave book this summer has been The Sorceress

+2 follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

I guess I would say "Kill for Me" is the best book I've read this summer.

donnas said...

The best I have read so far is Wondrous Strange.

I became a follower,

bacchus76 at myself dot com

NotNessie said...

My favorite book this summer is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. It was FANTASTIC!!


NotNessie said...

New follower


wheresmyrain said...

hard to say so far read alot of good stuff while not having required of the best was probably "little bee" by chris cleave

minishoes1 said...

So far this summer the best book I have read is Follow Me. I was up all night reading it! I hope they make a movie about it! thanks!
I am a new follower.

Diana Dang said...

Death by Latte by Linda Gerber!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Deborah said...

Hmm best book I've read so far is The Host by Stephenie Meyer

robin_titan said...

The best book I've read this summer so far is The Strand by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It's awesome! You didn't ask but the best movie I've seen this summer is Let the Right One In. It's seriously the best vampire movie ever. :)


Deedles said...

The best book I've read this summer would so far be The Immortal Hunter be Linsay Sands.

Lizzy said...

I've read a lot of books so far this summer, but I think that the best has been the new Diana Peterfreund book (the last book in her Secret Society Series). It's probably due to the fact that I had been waiting almost a year to get my hands on it! It was called Tap and Gown

+2 I became a follower!

Angiegirl said...

The best book I've read so far this summer has got to be FIRE by Kristin Cashore. The prequel to GRACELING and so freaking good. I'm also a follower now. +3 total.


Book Spot said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway (I'm having mine, too)...

+2 for following
+1 the best book I've read is either Unwind by Neal Shusterman or Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

and I hope you like Handcuffs (that your sidebar says you're reading), I read it this winter and liked it :D

Tasha said...

The best book I've read this summer was Wasteland. Francesca Lia Block is amazing.

+2 I became a follower!

Jennifer said...

+1 The best book I've read this summer has to be The Hunger Games. I can't believe it took me so long to read it, but now I'm dying for the sequel.


Mellie said...

The best book I've read so far this summer is My fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. It's a very funny and different take on Fairy Godmothers and fairy tales!

librarybird1 at yahoo dot com

MssJos said...

Oh wow, the best book I have read this summer so far has been Fairest of Them All by Jan Blazanin.

I am a follower :)

Congrats on your first contest! Lovin the YA book carnival :)

celi.a said...

Best book I've read so far this summer: Patricia C. Wrede's Thirteenth Child. Magic + the Old West + spunky and resourceful heroine = great read.

Thanks for the contest!


Jennie said...

I'd have to say the best book I've read so far this summer has been Thanks for the Memories. Lovely book.

+2 new follower

I would love to win!!


Megan said...

I loved Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

I am now a follower +2


xdaisyx said...

+1 I would love to win this! I would have to sya My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
+2 I am a follower


kaymf said...

I just read 13 Reasons Why and it's probably one of the best books I've read all year, not just this summer!

Kristi said...

Scared by Tom Davis

or Beach Trip by Cathy Holton

can't decide which!

I became a follower!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Jenn said...

I just finished Geneartion Dead last week and it is definately the best book I've read this summer!

I became a follower!

emily said...

thats a hard question, b/c i love reading. but id have to say the best book ive read this summer (so far) is just listen by sarah dessen.
id love to win any of those great books.
+2 im now a follower.
my name is emily

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

The best book I've read this summer would have to be Swoon by Nina Malkin or Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I became a follower too :)


Alexa said...

+1 So far, 20 Boy Summer has been the best.

+2 became a follower.


Paradox said...

The best book I've read so far this summer is Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. But this may change, because one of the librarians at my local library went to BEA and brought back an ARC of Beautiful Creatures and I checked it out (yes, ARCs circulate at my library!)

+2 = I'm already a follower.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

WhatBriReads said...

Well I've only read a couple of books so far this summer since I was in Europe for two weeks and haven't had much reading time yet. But of the ones I've read so far, I'd have to say that my favorite was Commencement by J Courtney Sullivan.


Erica said...

So far my favorite book I've read this summer would be either Going Too Far or Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover.

I'm now a follower

:) Erica