Goodreads Book Giveaway

Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

Giveaway ends April 07, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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03 December 2012


I cannot believe that tomorrow will be 4 years that I've been blogging and reviewing on Laura's Review Bookshelf. It hasn't always been easy and let me tell you, some times I just wanted to give up all together.

But I persevered and I've met so many great authors and bloggers and book lovers. I wouldn't change a thing. My first ever review on this blog was the fantabulously talented Jeannine Garsee. And she's been a great friend during all of this. She's been the one that I go to when there is some sort of blogging shit going down.

As a blogger, we've been accused of only doing it for free books. Well that couldn't be the furthest thing from the truth. We do it because a) we love to read; b) we really want to promote authors, especially new, debut authors.

One of my first relationships with a debut author was Michelle Zink. We emailed back forth and just became very friendly. She sent me a copy of her book a pretty much 18 months before Prophecy of the Sisters came out and I fell in love with her gorgeous, moody, gothic writing. I've had lunch with Sarah Ockler. I've had drinks with Holly Black, David Levithan, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Barry Lyga, Cassie Clare, Elizabeth Scott, Michael Northrup, Gordon Korman, Sara Zarr.

I have had such a great time blogging and meeting so many great authors especially at BEA. That is such a great time and I wouldn't miss it for the world.

So without much ado, I want to tell you how I am celebrating number 4:

I am giving away to one (1) person FINISHED copies of THOUGHTLESS & EFFORTLESS (Effortless will not be released from warehouse until 12/17). Publisher will mail.

I am giving away to one (1) person FINISHED copies of GABRIEL'S INFERNO & GABRIEL'S RAPTURE. Publisher will mail.

To one (1) person FINISHED copy of SIGNED DISASTROUS (sent by author)

To one (1) person BOUND MS of THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY (mailed out by me)

To one (1) person BOUND GALLEY of  LOVE UNSCRIPTED (mailed out by me)


To two (2) separate people ebook copies of NOAH & GIO (5th Street Series, Book 1 & Book 2)

To one (1) person Ebook copy of the Foolish Games series

You can win these great books!

I am so happy that I was able to whip this wonderful anniversary together in such a short time. But my readers are the winners. I've read all of these books and they are absolutely wonderful and will make another reader so very happy. Plus it's perfect for the time of the season.

To all my readers, thank you for visiting my blog. I know it's not as snazzy or energetic as other blogs, but I enjoy doing what I do.

To all the authors, thank you so much for being a friend and allowing me to read and review your babies. I know how difficult it is to read reviews and I try to be fair and honest. I've been very lucky with books I have read. You are all wonderful people and I hope to be friends for many years.


  1. Four years is a HUGE accomplishment!

    Congratulations, Laura!

  2. Congrats on 4 years!!! Many more to come.

  3. Happy 4 years !.!.! :) looking forward to another 4 more years.

  4. Congratulations on your 4 years blogoversary! Wishing you many more wonderful years and a continually growing base of readers!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :)

    Best wishes,


  5. Congratulations!!! Very cool giveaway.


  6. Congrats on your 4 years !!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  7. Congrats on 4 years! I may not be able to enter the giveaway (Canadian) but I just wanted to say it's an awesome one and good luck to all others! :)

    Also quickly just wanted to add that it's because of these blogs that I've read some of the books I have, some of which are on the giveaway list. Books that i've fallen in love with and recommended on more than one occasion so it's because of people like you and blogs like this that I read them in the first place and I just wanted to say Thank You for all the work and effort you put in as well!

  8. Congratulations on this awesome milestone and many more to come.

    Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  9. Congratulations on 4 years! Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

  10. Happy 4 years and many more to come. Amazing giveaway :)

  11. 4 years, congratulations!! :)

  12. Congrats of 4 years!! That's amazing. best wishes for many many more.

  13. 4 years is amazing. Congrats and cheers to 4 more, at least!

  14. Congrats on 4 years and here's to many more

  15. Yeah! Here's to another 4!

  16. Congratulations on your anniversary!!

  17. Congrats on 4 years !!!

  18. Congratulations on your blog's success. And thanks for the giveaway.
    Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Congrats on the success of your blog. Happy Anniversary!

  20. Sorry I missed this post. Congrats! Happy Anniversary!


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