Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: I Read 50 Books This Year, Here's the Whole List + Book Bundle Giveaway: Day 4

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I Read 50 Books This Year, Here's the Whole List + Book Bundle Giveaway: Day 4

It's Day 4 of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

Today is all about BOOKS.  All kinds of books.
Read on {pun intended} to see what I read this year + the chance to win a great book bundle!

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Are you guys having fun yet?  These first three days of giveaways have flown by!  There is still time to enter Day 2 {Cutco knife set} and Day 3 {Hungry Fan Thermal Bag} today.  Make sure to head on over and enter via the many avenues before it's too late!

Now, to Day 4.

If you've met me, you know I love books.  In my life it pretty much goes books, kids, husband, food...in that order.

Kidding!

But books really do rank right up there.  I always have one I'm reading, one on deck and about 20 I'm itching to get my hands on.  Geek alert in full force!  This year I set a goal of 60 books on my Goodreads app {a great app to track what you're reading, what you want to read and what your friends are reading}.  

As of today I'm currently on my 50th book, a bit short of my goal this year {last year I read 55} but not too shabby, right?  I'm guessing I'll sneak a few more in before the year is out.  Once again, I've listed out the complete list of books I've read this year along with my top picks!

Plus, if you keep reading, TWO lucky winners will win a book bundle hand picked by me!  Scroll on through to see what books you need to put on your list for 2019.

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Mystery
Little Fires Everywhere: a psychological thriller about two very different mothers fighting to uncover each other's secrets.
The Woman in the Window: Anna sees something she shouldn't outside her window one night.  But what is real?  Is her mind deceiving her?
The Party: a sweet sixteen party goes terribly awry and a wealthy family sees their perfect life unravel.
The Fifth Letter: best friends from high school vacation together and write anonymous letters to each other only to discover each others secrets.
The Family Next Door: small, perfect towns hold the deepest secrets; as two neighbors grow closer, secrets comes to light.
The Rules of Magic: the Owens family has been cursed since 1620 and three siblings have to navigate life without falling in love.
Killman Creek: Gwen saved her kids from her ex-husband, but the war is not yet over, once she finds out he has broken out of prison.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Historical Fiction
The Wartime Sisters: two estranged sisters each burdoned by their own secrets, find themselves reunited at an armory in the early days of WWII.
Saints for All Occasions: two sisters leave their small town in Ireland in journey to America, both equally opposite, when one falls pregnant, the other is forced to make a plan.
The Room on Rue Amelie: tells the tale of an American woman, a British pilot and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in Paris during World War II.
Blackberry Winter: Seattle, 1933, a single mother kisses her 3 year old son goodbye and heads off for a night shift, only to find him missing when she returns home.
A Piece of the World: the only daughter in a family of sons, Christina, is tied to her home by her health and circumstances, but a chance encounter with a traveling painter changes things.
The Orphan's Tale: sixteen year old Noa has been cast out of her family for becoming pregnant - living on her own she discovers a boxcar containing Jewish babies headed for a concentration camp, her next decision changes the course of her life forever.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


Self-Help/Christian
Remember God: popular author, speaker and podcaster, Annie F. Downs tells her life stories and how she remembers God.
Everybody Always: best selling author Bob Goff, teaches us how to love difficult people, even amongst life's setbacks.
Looking for Lovely: Collecting Moments that Matter: full of stories that have challenged and changed her, Annie F. Downs shows us how to bring excitement in everything you do in life.
Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions About Relationships, Reality T.V., and How We See Ourselves: popular blogger and podcaster Lincee Ray shares stories of her career, her insecurities, and how all women feel the same.
Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff: Chip Gaines shares stories of how his story started; work, his personal life, being a boss and becoming a national superstar.
Home is Where My People Are: The Roads That Lead Us to Where We Belong: all roads lead to home, popular blogger and podcaster Sophie Hudson shares stories of growing up in the south, her faith and why all those stops brought her to where she is today.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Romance
The Kiss Quotient: a blushing read, a woman with Asperger's hires a man to help her figure out how to date.
The Fault in Our Stars: two cancer patients explore the funny, thrilling and winding ride of falling in love.
One True Loves: a woman is unexpectedly forced to chose between the husband whom she thought was dead and her new fiance.
Every Breath: two strangers on different paths find themselves together for a week, then later reunited much later in life.
The Recipe Box: when a chef returns to her small hometown and her families orchard business she is forced to choose between staying and keeping an old part of her life with her.
Maybe Not: a short novella, where two roommates pretend to hate each other, but find themselves falling in love instead.
Come Home to Me: leaving her music career in Nashville behind, Summer returns to her hometown for a change for her and her son, only to find a rekindled friendship with an old classmate.
Everything, Everything: having a rare disease where she is allergic to everything, Maddy is house bound, only to find a deep relationship with her neighbor, whom she'll risk her life to be with.
Wish You Were Here: Charlotte literally collides with Adam, has a one night adventure, then he disappears.  She later moves on, only to find him again and realizes she has to choose.
Now That You Mention It: when Nora gets hit by a car and overhears just how her fiance really feels about her, she flees back to her hometown to regroup, only to find it more difficult.
Save the Date: floral designer, Cara, is struggling in her business and in her love life.  Torn between an ex and a new interest, her business is stuck in the middle.
The Great Alone: Alaska, 1974, Leni is the only child of a Vietnam vet who struggles to keep his family off the grid, while Leni stuggles to escape her family life.
Still Me: Louisa arrives in NYC for a new life, confident she can keep her long distance relationship alive, but runs into obstacles.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Miscellaneous
An American Marriage: a newlywed finds himself locks up for a crime he didn't commit, and when put back into society, he realizes what happened while he was gone.
This Is How It Always Is: what happened when you have a child who isn't the norm?  This family shows how they roll with it, because it is what they were given.
All We Ever Wanted: one photograph snapped at a party changes the course of life for one upper class family, their children and the life they thought they wanted.
The Next Best Thing: at three years old Ruth survives a car crash that takes her parent's lives and in present day finds herself trying to pursue her dream in Hollywood.
The Faded Photo: a suburban mom tried to keep her cancer diagnosis a secret to a family she feels doesn't care.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


Memoir
Heaven is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph and Incredible Joy: Stephanie, a popular Mom blogger started sharing her life of raising her children, but all things changed when her and husband were in a horrific plane crash, the rest of the story shares her journey back.
This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today: popular This is Us actress Chrissy Metz shares her life story and how she made it to Hollywood.
Laught It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy: it all started with a Facebook live video of Mom Candace Payne laughing while wearing a Chewbacca mask...what she shares later is the story behind that mask.
Eat Cake, Be Brave: hilarious and heartbreaking, this is one women's inspiring journey of standing up for herself.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: a funny memoir written about a woman's life - birth, childhood, parenting, mid-life crisis'...wise and quotable takes on life.
One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions and Saying Yes to Them Both: the funny tale of a mom of 6 struggling to juggle home life and her passion to write.
Educated: born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara tells the story of her isolated childhood, not having stepped foot in a classroom until she was seventeen.
Girl, Wash Your Face: popular blogger and podcaster Rachel Hollis shares how she stopped believing the lies and became who she wanted to be.
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder: the first comprehensive autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, stories of her familes survival, stuggles and life on the prairie.
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland: a riveting story of how one small town in Canada welcomed hundreds of displaced passengers on September 11th and gave them a home while stranded.
Beautiful Bodies: a brave and witty memoir examing how we try to control our bodies with food.


12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Did you see a book you want on your shelf?  I hope I was able to give you some reading ideas.  Now to the fun part!

TWO lucky readers will win a book bundle package from me!  I hand picked these titles, with some generous help from these publishers: B&H Publishing Group, Robert Rose, Independent Publishers Group, Trafalgar Square Publishing.

A couple great cookbooks, a few memoirs and one of my favorite historial reads of the year.  You know, a bit of everything!

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways...Book Bundle Giveaway...All 50 Books I Read in 2018 (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Simply use the Rafflecopter Giveaway icon below for multiple chances to win.  U.S. residents only.  Two random winners will be chosen on December 6th.

Good luck!  And a special thanks to these publishers for donating to this giveaway: B&H Publishing GroupRobert RoseIndependent Publishers GroupTrafalgar Square Publishing.

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