Welcome to the 2016 Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop

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2016 has arrived and the year is in full swing. The holidays passed so quickly, I’m not even sure I remember what happened during those days. It’s all a blur. However, I’m truly looking forward to experiencing whatever 2016 has in store. I’ll admit, 2015 wasn’t the greatest year for me. In fact, I’d chalk it up to being one of the worst. But we trudged our way through the madness, right? Time to look ahead and get enthused about what the upcoming months has in store for us. Sounds like the perfect moment for a giveaway hop, doesn’t it?

Which brings me to the subjects of this month’s giveaway hop. Once again, I’m excited to be teaming up with Mary Jacobs over at Bookhounds. For this contest, I’ve chosen to highlight a few selections that I plan on using to help motivate me both spiritually and financially. I think the title Dreaming of Books works so well for describing the way we sometimes feel at the beginning of each year. January makes the perfect time to check your reading lists and decide on a few books to tackle, that would be the ones we’ve put off for what might seem like forever.

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The three books featured in this list cover aspects of my psyche that make me feel empowered. There’s one fiction book and two nonfiction works. I’m reading through Ruby by Cynthia Bond now and the author’s prose amazes me. I’ll be honest and say, I didn’t think I was going to like this book at first. However, as many reviewers have said, the story sucks you right in and doesn’t letΒ  go until you glance at the clock and five or six hours have passed. Review on Ruby to follow shortly.TheSingleWoman-Dreaming-of-Books-Giveaway-2016-LiWBF

I read through Mandy Hale’s Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass a couple of years ago. In the plight of starting this year with a bang, I’ve chosen to pull it out and read Mandy’s story again. Don’t let the title fool you. Her advice for living a well-rounded life works for both single and married women as well. Finally, there’s my idol and creative inspiration, Shonda Rhimes, and her witty book called the Year of Yes, something I definitely need to work on saying this year. I haven’t read this one yet, but I already know I’m going to enjoy the story. Shonda’s personality reminds me so very much of my own.

TheYearofYesSHondaRhimes-Dreaming-of-Books-Giveaway-Hop-2016-LiWBFThat’s it. Those are the 3 books I’ve been mostly dreaming of reading so far. Since I want my gorgeous readers to feel inspired as well, the winner of this contest will receive your choice of an ebook copy of one book listed above and a $10Amazon gift card so you can buy yourself something cool and motivational to go along with it.

 

Happy 2016 and good luck in the contest!

 

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