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#readinto16 giveaway winner

Remember how at the end of last year I invited you all to join in with #readinto16 by sharing what you were reading at the turn of 2015 into 2016? As an incentive I offered a giveaway where one reader would win one of the seven books I enjoyed most in 2015.

After much deliberation amongst the jury members (the entire Booker Talk household) and with the aid of a highly sophisticated algorithm we have a winner.

The prize goes to Cleopatra who blogs at Cleopatra Loves Books – at the midnight hour on December 31, 2015 she was reading The Lake House by Kate Morton. Here’s her post on the topic.  She now gets to choose one of these books:

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Thanks to everyone who played along with this. It was good to get a glimpse of what you were up to on that date.




What do you need to know about me? 1. I'm from Wales which is one of the countries in the UK and must never be confused with England. 2. My life has always revolved around the written and spoken word. I worked as a journalist for nine years then in international corporate communications 3. My tastes in books are eclectic. I love realism and hate science fiction and science fantasy. 4. I am trying to broaden my reading horizons geographically by reading more books in translation

One thought on “#readinto16 giveaway winner

  • Thank you very much – I loved taking part and it was a good choice of book to start the new year with!


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