Saturday, June 1, 2013

Book Giveaway: The Wonder Bread Summer

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

I'm excited to to bring you next month's 
Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing The Wonder Bread Summer
with author Jessica Anya Blau

In order to stimulate discussion, 
Jessica and her publisher, Harper Collins, have agreed to give away 
10 paper copies
to residents of the US only

Here is the goodreads description to whet your appetite:

It's 1983 in Berkeley, California. Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson is a straitlaced college student working part-time at a dress shop to make ends meet. But when the shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug-dealing business, Allie finds herself on the lam, speeding toward Los Angeles in her best friend's Prelude with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine riding shotgun and a hit man named Vice Versa on her tail. You can't find a more thrilling summer read!

This giveaway will run through June 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on June 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book. 

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from July 15th through the end of the month. Jessica Anya Blau has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. I'd really like to win a copy of The Wonder Bread Summer because I love literature centered in and around California. Plus, this sounds like a fun and fast-paced summer read!

    I'm more than happy to participate in the group read book discussion -- I'm already a member of TNBBC on Goodreads. It's how I discovered (and subsequently read) Defending Jacob.

    My email address is heather (dot) varanini (at) gmail (dot) com.

    1. I will love to win a copy of The Wounder Bread Summer.... It sounds like a great summer read.
      I would love to be part of the discussion... and I can be contacted @

  2. I would love to read and actively participate in the book discussion for The Wonder Bread Summer. Sounds like a great summer read!

    Contact me at this email:


  3. I would love to win a copy of this book because it sounds like it has all kinds of excitement and that the main character is caught up in a mess not of her own making. It sounds like great fun!

    I will most definitely participate in the group read book discussion. I just did my first one (with the author) and I would love to do it again!

    My email address is

  4. I just read a wonderful review for this book yesterday. Can I remember where? No. :(

    I'd love to win a copy of this, it sounds like a great read. And it's set in the 80's!? That's awesome!

    Of course I'd participate in any discussions. I'm a junkie for book talk.


  5. Duh, I forgot to add my email address. Therelentlessreader(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I would love to read this book since I was a college student that same year. I think it would be a fun read!
    I would love to take part in the book discussion. Would love to hear the author's inspiration for the book.
    My email is

  7. This book sounds right up my alley! I really enjoy thrillers, and this seems like a different approach to the genre. If I receive a copy, I'd love to be part of the discussion.


  8. As I've never participated in this event and being a native Californian would make winning a copy of "The Wonder Bread Summer" very special.

    I'd like to make this my first group read book discussion and will definitely participate should I be one of the chosen few.

    You will be able to contact me at

  9. The cover and title intrigued me right away that this might be an interesting read. :)

  10. I would love to read this book because Amazon says it is based on Alice in Wonderland, which is one of my favorite books. I agree to actively participate in the discussion on Goodreads.

    Email is

    This book looks great!

  11. I would love to recieve and read this book because the description looks really cool. I enjoy the genre that this book is and even though you're not supposed to judge books by their titles I just love this one's. As I already am a member of the group on Goodreads I can promise to join in discussions wholeheartedly.

    email is

    Thanks :)

  12. I love the sound of this book!!! Sounds so good! Would love to discuss!

  13. I live in California love books centered here .I of course will happily participate in the

  14. Jessica Anya Blau is one of my favorite authors. I eagerly await for her next book to come out. I loves her prior books and they made be laugh one page and cry the next. It'd be a pleasure to win a copy of The Wonder Bread Summer and I'd fully participate in the group discussion.
    I can be reached via email:
    Baltimore, Maryland

  15. What a wonderful opportunity! Unfortunately I do not share my email address in a public forum ... so I can't participate in the giveaway.
    Signed: Book Concierge

  16. book looks great! Would love a copy! Besides today is my birthday!

    Email is

  17. Hi! This sounds like a great read! It sounds like a quirky story. And i'm always searching for new authors.

    I'll join in the chat of this book!


    THanks for the chance to win!

  18. Hi, I would love to win a copy of this book. I am a book addict, I LOVE book stores and discovering new reads. I tend to get stuck in a rut of my typical reads so I love finding new authors. My budget is very tight so I welcome a free read (just to be honest). I would love to be part of the book club and participate in a discussion. You can contact me a Thanks :)

  19. I would love to win a copy of "The Wonder Bread Summer". I grew up in the 1980s and you just had to be there to understand so many things. I love book discussions and can't wait to dive into this one.

    Email is

  20. I just won a copy of this through ArmchairBEA, so I'm excited to read along with you!

  21. After reading a bit of the beginning preview, I want to read more about these characters. This author has a way of writing that appeals to me and apparently, a lot of readers. I would also love to participate in the book club's discussion. I'm new at blogging and hope "The Wonder Bread Summer" can be my maiden voyage into this semi-live chatting genre.

  22. Summer+Cali+suspenseful adventure. Ya got me! Looking forward to discussing. karlyw743 at

  23. Uh oh. I just realized I forgot to include my email address with my comment. It is:

  24. Thank you to everyone for your comments and interest in the book! This is great. Sadly, I only have 10 copies to give, so.. using the random number generator, here's the winners of next months Author/Reader Giveaway:


    Congrats ladies and gents!!! An email is on its way to collect your mailing addresses!!!