Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: Annihilation

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.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you August's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)
with author Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff's publisher has kindly made 10 print copies available, 
with limited international shipping....

(that basically means that everyone has a chance to win!!)

In case you're not familiar with the book:

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

This is the twelfth expedition.

Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.

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

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads.

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from August 17th through August 23rd . Jeff has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred), and you MUST state what country you reside in. 


 *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). 



  1. This sounds fun, can't wait to read it! My kind of mystery. :)

    See you at the book discussion! :)

    Thanks, Diana

    diana_dimovska (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. I'm really exited to read it!

    Sounds like fun,

    and can't wait till the discussion! ;)


    ana4mariarosas (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Good choice. I've heard great things about this series and was actually just telling my 18-year-old son about it a couple days ago. You provide the first book, and I'll buy the next two. ;-)
    bwolfe (at) bak (dot) rr (dot) com

  4. Just reading the description of the book made me very excited to read this.


    emylondon (at) gmail (dot) com. USA

  5. Hi everyone! We had 15 valid entries!! SO I entered everyone into the randomizer app in the order you commented and got the 10 Winners!!!

    I'm reaching out today with an email or a goodreads message (if you didn't leave an email)... so keep checking your inbox to see if you won!

    Congrats to the winners and to everyone else, don't let this get you down... we host a different book and author EVERY MONTH so you've got plenty of opportunity to win : )