Monday, August 1, 2016

Book Giveaway: The North Water

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 beginning of a new month and you know what that means..
Time to give away our September Author /  Reader Discussion novel!

We will be reading and discussing The North Water
with author Ian McGuire

His publisher, Henry Holt, has made 10 copies available to residents of the US. 
(Sorry international folks!)
Your choice between Print and Digital formats

What it's about: 

A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller.

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring?

With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

This giveaway will run through August 9th . 
Winners will be announced here and via email on August 10th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads. Remember, you must be a resident of the US to enter.

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from September 19th through the 25th. Ian 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).


 *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. I read the Dan Simmons book "the Terror" and found myself enthralled by the story of attempting to sail through the arctic. I would love to read this and participate in the discussion. Im pretty far north in Seattle and I love water :)

  2. I love to read and especially thrillers. I am originally from Seattle but now live in Utah and miss going to the beach. I would love to read this and participate in the discussion. You can contact me at

  3. Hey you two! We had exactly 10 entries so everyone is a winner this month! Check your email and respond asap with the information I need so we can get your books out to you!