Monday 3 September 2012

Summer Spotlight Wrap-Up & Mega Giveaway!

My Summer Spotlight feature was meant to be all wrapped up by now, but due to major internet issues everything on the blog has been pushed back a bit, so here's my wrap-up including details of a summer reading fail and a pretty cool giveaway!

This Summer....

I read a ton of great beach reads, but guess what, even though I live right by the beach, I spent virtually no time at all there due to bad weather. Similarly, when I went to Schull in West Cork for a break, my whole time there was a washout. We have had such a bad summer weather wise. I hope next summer is better!

My Favourite Summer Read of 2012....

Oooh, it's a hard choice. I read some really great books this summer including Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson and Pushing the Limits by Kate McGarry, but ultimately my favourite summer read this year was We'll Always Have Summer, the third and final instalment in Jenny Han's Summer series. I had such a great time reading that book. #TeamConradForever

My Summer Reading Fail....

Once again I failed to read any Sarah Dessen. I can't believe I still haven't read any of her books! I bought Along for the Ride and The Truth About Forever a while back, but I never got around to reading them. Hopefully, next summer I'll get to them! I so know I need to read some Dessen. I've heard so many good things!

Of Course....

I couldn't sign of from Summer Spotlight without having a giveaway to say thanks for all your comments on my summer features and reviews.

This competition is open to anyone who follows the blog and is open internationally (wherever The Book Depository ships).

Here's what you could win:

A pre-order of This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

A copy of Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Your Choice of ONE book from the following:
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
We'll Always Have Summer (Paperback feat. Bonus Material) by Jenny Han/or a UK Paperback if you prefer.  Alternatively if you haven't already started Jenny Han's Summer series, you can choose the first book The Summer I turned Pretty as your prize!

Just fill in the form below to be in with a chance to win!
You must be a Blog Follower to enter this competition!
Competition is open Internationally (wherever The Book Depository Ships).
Competition ends September 24th 2012.
Winner will be notified by Email and will have 72 hours to respond to this email with their details. If I don't get a response in that time, I will choose a new winner.



  1. AHH THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER! Please read it! I was just discussing with my close friend earlier today how much we love the book. I really hope you enjoy it too, it's one of my favourites. Even though you didn't get to go to the beach, it sounds like you had wonderful summer reads! I really enjoyed Second Chance Summer & I think the Summer series is so perfect for, well, summer. :) 

  2. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I agree with you regarding your favorite summer reads. Pushing the Limits was great and of course, you know i'm obsessed with Han's Summer series.  There's always next year for Dessen. I definitely think you will like her. Both the Truth About Forever and Along for the Ride are my favorites.  Can't wait for next year's Summer Spotlight!

  3. HI Leanna! Thank you for this giveaway! Dying to read This is What Happy Looks Like..

  4. Leanna! You haven't read Sarah Dessen yet???!!! I demand that you read The Truth About Forever. Like, right now. JUST DROP EVERYTHING AND READ IT. You will love. Promise. I think there's a few bloggers who haven't read her books yet. Maybe I should do a Sarah Dessen challenge. Hm. Lol :P

    Yaaaaaaay for the Summer series :) JENNY HAN LOVE! The bonus material--omg I can't beleive I still don't have it, haha.

    I have yet to read Second Chance Summer, but I have a copy and am looking forward to it. Thank you for the giveaway, too. XO

  5. I'm shocked and amazed that you've never read anything by Sarah Dessen!

  6.  The Truth About Forever is top of my list for next summer!

  7.  Thanks, Christina. I will definitely include some Dessen in next year's spotlight! I loved Pushing the Limits too - it was a great surprise!

  8.  Me too! Love the sound of that one!

  9.  I know! I so need that bonus material too! #TeamConrad

  10.  I know, I know! I really need to get to it!

  11. I'm so excited about This Is What Happy Looks Like! I loved TSPoLAFS so hoping this will be just as good! And I hope you manage to read a Dessen book soon! I love The Truth About Forever :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Yay for the fantastic giveaway Leanna. I must say I am absolutely dying to read Second Chance Summer and Pushing the Limits - I've heard such great things about it and based on your reviews, I just know I'm going to love either one of them. Oh, and I know every single blogger has probably told you this by now, but you really need to read Sarah Dessen - her books are just incredible.

  13. Fabulous thank you!!

  14. Awesome...
    Thanx for amazing giveaway,
    Love to read Saving June and Pushing The Limits >_<

    I've read ur review anyways...
    interesting :D

  15. Thanks, interesting books indeed... would love to read  This is what happy looks like (would love to read all of them, to be honest.) :D


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