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Happy Monday Everyone! First, thanks to everyone for my birthday wishes. It's a special birthday. I can't believe I'm 60! Glad I still feel so much younger. I had a fantastic birthday with family and special friends.

Welcome to Week 2 of my Summer Fun Book Giveaway.
I hope you'll find a book here for yourself or someone you know. I want to give a special shout out of thanks to Harper Collins for sending me most of these books. They send me many books I can't feature, and I make sure to donate them to a school that I know could use books.

Here's how the giveaway will work. Each week one winner will win the book of his/her choice or a $5 Amazon gift card. Most of the books are middle grade, which is why I'm offering the gift card for those who don't see a book they like. I am adding a book to the pile every giveaway.

Here's your choices this week. Click on the title to read a blurb from Goodreads.

Middle Grade Books:




And my two YA choices:


Big Nate Flips Out
Bridget Wilder
eleven and holding
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs
Nancy Clancy
The Keepers
The Land of Forgotten Girls
Forest of Wonder
gena finn
salt to the sea
Wishing Day

Didn't see a book you want? Enter to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment telling me what book you'd like or that you want the Amazon gift card through July 30th. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments to enter the contest.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. This is US for the books and International for the gift card.

Here's what's coming up:

Next Monday I have a guest post by debut author Margot Harrison and a giveaway of her YA thriller THE KILLER IN ME.

The Monday after that I'll have another summer fun giveaway.

The following Monday I will be off for a week as my mom and uncle are coming to town for a few days.

The Monday after that I'm interviewing debut author Bridget Hodder with a giveaway of her MG Cinderella retelling THE RAT PRINCE.

Hope to see you next Monday!


Jemi Fraser said...

My goodness what a great selection of books! :)
Happy Belated Birthday! (it's just a number)

Jessica Gipson said...

Following .... I would like the "magnificent Mya Tibbs".

Linda Mitchell said...

I am a middle school librarian....can NEVER have enough Big Nate books! That's what I would choose. But oh, Salt to the Sea. Sob. What a book!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Natalie, hope the birthday celebrations have settled down. I think you are growing younger day by day :) or maybe you have Hermione's Time-turner (you do so much for your blog, write, be a swim mom, how do you manage all this?

I would love to win the GC.

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Glad you enjoyed your special birthday (and happy that you don't feel your age!). I'd still love to win The Land of Forgotten Girls. Thanks for the opportunity. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/JoanneRFritz/status/755070991244623872

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday! You certainly don't look sixty. Keep youth in your heart and you'll always be young.

Kristin Lenz said...

Glad you had a great birthday, and I never would have guessed you were anywhere near 60!

mshatch said...

Hope you had a happy day :)

I've heard good things about Salt to the Sea.

HS said...

I follow on GFC

HS said...

Shared https://www.facebook.com/nikki.p.smith.1/posts/1355748201103902

Evie said...

Happy Birthday!
I'd love to win the gc.
GFC follower: Evie
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Happy 60th birthday Nat and wish you many more. I'm INT so it's the giftcard for me. GFC follower.
email: queendsheena(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary Preston said...


The GC would be great thank you.


Anita Saxena said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Salt to the Sea!

Productofanillusion at gmail dot com

Unknown said...


I would love the Gift Card, thanks! LynnePisano at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Eleven and Holding -- and I tweeted! You've got an envious book pile. ;)
nantanslp at yahoo dot com

bison61 said...

Happy Birthday I would love the gift card

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Janhvi said...

Happy birthday! I would love a GC :)
GFC- Janhvi Jagtap

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

Caitlin said...

Happy birthday! 60 is a real milestone. I'd like the gift card and I shared this post on Twitter @arlandriaw. Thanks!

Danielle said...

Which is YOUR favorite?! I'm leaning toward Salt to the Sea, but I can be persuaded. ;)

deduvick (at) gmail (dot) com


Fee Roberts said...

I can't make up my mind between The Keepers and Wishing Day.

I follow on Facebook (Fee Roberts), Twitter (@dragonfee64), email (dragonfee64 at hotmail dot com)

I shared on Facebook and Twitter:



Lauri Meyers said...

Happy birthday! I would love the land of forgotten girls.

BranwenOShea said...

Happy Birthday! I would love a copy of Salt to the Sea.

jpetroroy said...

I'd love the gift card. Thanks!

Danielle H. said...

Remember, you're only as old as you feel! Thanks for the chance to win. I'd choose gena finn. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/dhammelef/status/755499589398966273

Chaotic Karma said...

I would love the gift card. Thank you for the chance!! :)


Rosi said...

Happy belated birthday. Glad you had a nice one. I am looking forward to reading Eleven and Holding. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

I hope you had a good birthday! Today is my husbands!

I'd like The Keepers book if I won!!

sarahdlamb (at)gmail.com

Natasha said...

I would love Wishing Day!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

finnthefearless said...

Happy birthday Natalie! I'd love Salt tot he Sea if I win!


reneejr said...

I would pick The Land of Forgotten Girls as my choice (but very hard choice!)

Crystal Collier said...

The Keepers and Forest of Wonder both look like books my kidlets and I would have fun reading together.

I'm glad you had an epic birthday! I hope there was cheese. And chocolate.

Romance Reader said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Awesome giveaway! I can't pick a book as international postage is high...so gift card maybe.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Happy Birthday, Natalie!!!
This is an awesome giveaway. I would love to read any of them, but the one that caught my attention the most is: Bridget Wider: Spy in Training. My e-mail is tyreantigger@gmail.com

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to read Salt to the Sea. meredithfl at gmail dot com

Ashfa said...

Happy birthday!
I'd love to win Salt to the Sea
following via email
blackcapballistics at gmail dot com

Nicola said...

Happy birthday!! What an exciting giveaway. Thanks for taking the time to select these super titles. Have a great day and rest of the week!

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Beth said...

I'm going with Salt to the Sea! Great giveaway!

Michele Manning said...

So many great choices, tough to choose just one, but I would like Wishing Day. thanks!

FlashOfGreen91 said...

Wishing Day looks so cool.


FlashOfGreen91 said...

Wishing Day looks so cool.


Unknown said...

Holy cow, another giveaway??! You're a rock star, Natalie!! :)

Anonymous said...

Great book selection!