Hershey’s Spreads Giveaway Winner! (+ Your Book Recommendations)

Miscellaneous / Friday, January 31st, 2014


This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Spreads. Spread possibilities!

The winner of the Hershey’s Spreads kit, featuring all three flavors and snacks for the dipping, is …


(Congratulations, Sara! Email me at rebecca@ezrapoundcake.com to claim your stack of chocolate deliciousness.)


To enter the contest, I asked you guys to send book recommendations. Then I started looking them up, and, man, I sorely underestimated your book-recommending skills. So, I compiled the entire list and decided to keep it here, just in case you’re looking for a new book, too.

Here’s the list:  

The Abomination – Jonathan Holt
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A Novel – Fannie Flagg
And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War – Sebastian Faulks
The Biology of Luck – Jacob M. Appel
The Cat That God Sent – Jim Kraus
The Cove: A Novel – Ron Rash
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Doctor Sleep: A Novel – Stephen King
Ender’s Shadow – Orson Scott Card
The Family Fang: A Novel – Kevin Wilson
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Feed – Mira Grant
Flight Behavior: A Novel – Barbara Kingsolver
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
The Interestings: A Novel – Meg Wolitzer
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Life After Life: A Novel – Kate Atkinson
Love Saves the Day: A Novel – Gwen Cooper
Me Before You: A Novel – Jojo Moyes
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel – Robin Sloan
Peace Like a River – Leif Enger
Rose Under Fire – Elizabeth Wein
The Rosie Project: A Novel – Graeme Simsion
S. – J.J. Abrams
Serena: A Novel (P.S.) – Ron Rash
Sisterland – Curtis Sittenfeld
Small Damages – Beth Kephart
State of Wonder: A Novel – Ann Patchett
Sycamore Row – John Grisham
To the Tower Born – Robin Maxwell

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland – Jim DeFede
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital – Sheri Fink
Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields – Wendy Lower
Thank You for Your Service – David Finkel

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels–a Love Story – Ree Drummond
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef – Gabrielle Hamilton
Bossypants – Tina Fey
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise – Ruth Reichl
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai
L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food – Roy Choi
The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France – Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Season – Carol Drinkwater
Practice to Deceive – Ann Rule
Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives – John Elder Robison
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography – Rob Lowe
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett

*These are Amazon Affiliate links, so if you make a purchase using one, I will make a wee tiny percentage. HOWEVER, I am a librarian’s daughter, so I strongly encourage you to check your local library first. Or Half.com.