*CLOSED* Fall Into Books Giveaway Hop – Win American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar – 4 winners, US/Canada

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Welcome to the Fall Into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Literary Addicts. This event takes place September 17-30 and each blog is hosting their own book themed giveaway worth at least $10 in value.

Join us September 21st from 1pm – 7pm EST for a HUGE author EVENT. There will be Fun prizes and Find new books! Literary Addicts is the Sponsor.

I have quite a treat for you today – 2 different prizes to win for!  Well, they’re different but similar.  Enough of the riddles – I’m giving away 3 paperback copies AND 1 audiobook copy of American Dervishby Ayad Akhtar!


Here’s a description of the book:

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.

Mina is Hayat’s mother’s oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah’s doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat’s skeptical father can’t deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family’s Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina’s side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.

When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act — with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.

American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with listeners long after they finish.

You will see two different Rafflecopter forms below: one for the paperback and one for the audiobook version.  I figured this would be easier so you can just enter to win which giveaway you want (or both!).  If they don’t load after a minute, refresh your browser window or tab.  Once you’re done entering, be sure to use the link at the end of the post in order to hop around to the other great book-related giveaways!

Giveaways are are both open to US and Canada, 18 and over, no PO boxes – if you don’t have an alternate address to send a prize to, please do not enter.  Giveaways end 9/30, 11:59 PM EDT.  Good luck!

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Thanks for participating! Literary Winner is #40.



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  1. 49
    • Mya Murphy on September 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    TBR… Nightmare by Robin Parrish!!!

  2. 48
    • James Coyne on September 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    i like to snack on chips

  3. 47
    • Ed Nemmers on September 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    “Spring Awakening’ by Frank Wedekind!

  4. 46
    • lknott on September 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    My next book to read is Cry in the Night by Colleen Coble.

  5. 45
    • Lisa Hackney on September 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    The 3rd book in the Dresden files series is next… eagerly awaiting the release of the new book of The Iron Druid Chronicles in November!

  6. 44
    • bn1000 on September 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I don’t snack when I read.

  7. 43
    • bn1000 on September 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Dream lake by Lisa Kleypas

  8. 42
    • Stacy on September 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I am just finishing Dust & Decay, which is the second book of a series, so next is the third book, Flesh & Blood (I think that’s what it’s called anyway).

  9. 41

    Stones Into Schools is the next book I plan on reading

  10. 40
    • MonaG on September 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    The Memory Thief — a book I won from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
    Freak by Jennifer Hiller — sequel to Creep which I read earlier this year and LOVED

    Thanks 🙂

  11. 39
    • Amber Terry on September 28, 2012 at 3:07 am

    My next read: Sin City by Frank Miller

  12. 38
    • Scott M on September 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I like to snack a gummie bears.

  13. 37
    • Scott M on September 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    The Spiderwick Cholcles, is my next read.

  14. 36
    • Mike W Davis on September 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I don’t have anythning new on my e reader– School books– Civil War because I have to

  15. 35
    • Mike W Davis on September 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    sometimes I do snack while reading

  16. 34
    • andalene on September 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Gummi Bears and Swedish red berries – yummy

  17. 33
    • andalene on September 23, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I would really like to read “Living Beyond Your Feelings” by Joyce Meyer.

  18. 32
    • Barbara T Dunaway on September 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    chicken soup for the soul

  19. 31
    • Bonnie Yee on September 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Will read Gold by Chris Cleave next.

  20. 30
    • Karen Arrowood on September 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I had to give up snacking, because my favorite snack was potato chips!

  21. 29
    • Karen Arrowood on September 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    The new Jack Reacher book – A Wanted Man

  22. 28
    • nan on September 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    The Map of the Sky

  23. 27
    • nan on September 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    oreos

  24. 26
    • Sherry Compton on September 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I like to snack on dark chocolate m&m’s

  25. 25
    • Sherry Compton on September 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    My TBR is a James Patterson

  26. 24
    • Darlene on September 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I read in bed, so I don’t eat anything!

  27. 23
    • Darlene on September 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh is next up on my TBR!

  28. 22
    • corey on September 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

    i like eating the mini ritz crackers or sandwich crackers

  29. 21
    • corey on September 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Power Vault

  30. 20
    • Misha on September 19, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I love to eat edamame while I read! It’s like popcorn to me, lol.

  31. 19
    • Misha on September 19, 2012 at 3:05 am

    The next book on my TBR pile is Skylark 🙂

  32. 18
    • Sherry Compton on September 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I am going to read a James Patterson

  33. 17

    As much as possible I try not to snack while I read…too worried I’ll stain my pages! If anything, I drink a hot cup of coffee or tea to go with my reading instead. 😀

  34. 16

    The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon. Thanks so much for this giveaway. American Dervish is a book I’ve wanted for a while now.

  35. 15
    • kitblu on September 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I have an advanced reader copy of The Doula by Bridget Boland. I will put my library books on hold while I read it.

  36. 14
    • Seyma Shabbir on September 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Broken by Willow Rose

  37. 13
    • Kathy S on September 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Pretzels.

  38. 12
    • Kathy S on September 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    My next read is Night Road by Kristin Hannah.

  39. 11
    • Levina G on September 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    y next book on my TBR pile is Innocent Darkness! Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. 10
    • Rebecca on September 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Sounds like a good book!

  41. 9
    • Sofia on September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I love these book blog hops!! This is how I found out about Jennifer L. Armentrout and Sophie Jordan and so many awesome books!! I’ll have to come hop later while my boys nap!

  42. 8
    • Anita Yancey on September 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I am going to read Children of the Fog by Cheryl Kaye Tardif.

  43. 7
    • Jessie on September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Though I already started it, I had to put A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson on hold. However, I will be getting back to it (probably sometime today).

  44. 6
    • Tara on September 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Bookmarking this for later to enter. I love to read, thanks for the giveaway!

  45. 5
    • Joanne J on September 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I’ll check out this giveaway later, thanks!

  46. 4
    • Cujo on September 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

    How fun!

  47. 3

    Neat! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!
    Mary Ann– the Earthsea series is fantastic!

  48. 2
    • Mary Ann Woods on September 17, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I eat popcorn without butter so I don’t leave any telltale splotches.

  49. 1
    • Mary Ann Woods on September 17, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Next comes the Earthsea series. I’m finally getting around to reading it.

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