Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Books available for swapping?

I know that on Wednesdays I usually have a non-bookish related post up, but if I'm honest, I'm feeling a little drained from all the personal posts! Some weeks I feel I have nothing left to give (or that I'm just not interesting enough to maintain weekly posts about myself and my interests!). So for today, I'm taking the easy way out and writing about something different.

I'm having a bit of a clear-out. I have way too many books and there needs to be more of a balance in my life of books coming in and books going out. As I have hundreds of books lying around that I haven't yet read and would like to, I thought I should make huge donations.

These piles will be donated to my local secondary school.

I have another pile of younger books going to my son's primary school. My adult books will be stuffed in carrier bags and donated to several different charity shops whenever I visit the High Street.

But I also have a stack of ARCs that I don't know what to do with. I asked on Twitter, and while some of you DO donate advance reader copies to charity or give them away to friends, I thought (after a suggestion from the lovely Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time) that perhaps I could offer these to you, my lovely readers in exchange for books that I have on my wishlist. That way, I know my ARCs are going to good homes AND I'm not spending any more money on new books.

So, here they are:

Books available to swap:

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Passion by Lauren Kate
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne
POD by Stephen Wallenfels
A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson*
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready*
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs*

* indicates finished copies

Books I'd like to swap for:

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Wither by Lauren deStefano
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mylnowski
The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

I've tried to keep both lists as equal as possible and only include books on my wishlist that have been published in the UK, but of course I do have other books available for swapping (see list here) and I also have larger wishlists (here and here) if you are so interested. Please leave me a comment below if you'd like to swap for any of these books or send me an email!

I shall hopefully return with a more personal post for next Wednesday!


  1. The Demon's Covenant for Amy and Roger's Epic Detour??

    Great idea btw!

  2. What a fabulous idea. I hope you get the books you want.

  3. OOH, Lyndsey, you have yourself a deal :)

    Thanks Vivienne, me too!

  4. Would you swap blood magic for Richelle Meads Blood Promise?

  5. whispering words - I'd love that! Let me try to find your email address and I'll drop you a message.

    Zoe - Thank you :)

  6. here is my email: edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom and my site is Live To Read ~Krystal I would love to swap for The Name of The Star, and the Daughter of Smoke and Bones-been dying to read and promote these on my blog-I have a ton of adult and young adult...even a few children books for swap.


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