Blogiversary Giveaway # 1: Hardcover Copy of The Hate U Give

It’s hard to believe this much time has gone by already, but The Bookish Libra turns one year old this week! I guess time flies when you’re doing something you love, right?  And I do love sharing my love of books!

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who has visited my blog during this first year.  Your support and friendship has been so important to me and I very much look forward to continuing to get to know the book community.

As a token of my appreciation and of course to celebrate my blog’s milestone, I’m doing a couple of giveaways.  One will start today and the other will start on Friday, so be sure to check back then to see the second one.

Up first, I’m giving away a hardcover copy of the 2017 release, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. This is such an important book that I think everyone should read so I want to do my part to make sure it gets into as many hands as possible.  I started reading it a couple of days ago and the cover does not exaggerate:  It is absolutely riveting.

In case there is anyone out there who isn’t familiar with this book, here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


This giveaway will run for 10 days, ending at midnight on April 1st, and is international (as long as The Book Depository ships to you. (List of countries TBD ships to).  The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via DM on twitter to get shipping information for the prize.

Good luck to all who enter!

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42 replies
  1. Chrystal
    Chrystal says:

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and I’m so excited to read it. Happy blog overstay! You are one of my recent blogs I’ve found and love. ❤

  2. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    Happy one year to you and your blog, that’s so exciting! I read an ARC of The Hate U Give and am dying to get my hands a finished copy one of these days. 🙂 I hope you have yet another fantastic year of blogging!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks so much! It really is exciting, especially since I still feel like such a newbie most days, haha. Good luck on the giveaway!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! I still feel like such a rookie most days, but regardless, it’s still an exciting milestone to reach. I saw you entered the giveaway, so good luck!

  3. Jasmine
    Jasmine says:

    Happy birthday to your blog, Suzanne! Thanks for the giveaway. I’m so excited to read it because literally everyone’s highly recommending it to me!!! 😀

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks so much! And good luck to you on the giveaway. I’m reading it now and can see why everyone is recommending it. It’s an incredibly powerful story.

  4. Misty
    Misty says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I have been seeing this book around a lot lately and everybody has had nothing but good things to say about it.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thank you so much! I’m reading it right now and so far I’d say it’s one of the most powerful books I’ve read in recent years. Even when I have to set it down to do other things, I just can’t stop thinking about it. Good luck on the giveaway!

  5. fatma
    fatma says:

    happy blogiversary!!! honestly, i feel like there hasn’t been a single person on my feed who hasn’t given this book less than a 5 stars. i rli wanna get my hands on it!!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thank you! Yes, same here. I’m reading it right now and it’s one of those books that even when I put it down, I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s just that powerful of a story.

  6. Fiza
    Fiza says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve seen a lot of people reading this book, it really does seem like a must read ^_^

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thank you! I’m not quite finished with it yet, but so far I’m viewing it as one of the most important books of 2017. It’s a powerful story that I can’t stop thinking about even when I’m not reading it.

  7. Adik Miftakhur
    Adik Miftakhur says:

    I’ve been hearing lots of good stuffs about this book. that makes me want to own a copy. yet, I’m so poor to buy a hardback one. :(( thanks for the chance, wish me the best of luck:))

  8. Shealea
    Shealea says:

    This is awesome! I am incredibly happy for you, and it’s remarkable how much your blog has grown. Seriously, congratulations!!!

  9. Tasha
    Tasha says:

    Congratulations on your blog turning the BIG 1💕🎉🎊🎈& thanks for the opportunity. Everyone keeps talking about this book! Amazing.

  10. Antonela
    Antonela says:

    Happy blogiversary, Suzanne! I was really happy to read that this lovely blog reached it’s first anniversary. I started reading The Bookish Libra last year, and it’s so great to always find interesting posts, comments about books that I read too, new suggestions… Hope you and the blog celebrate many more years!!!

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