Give Away… The Lifeboat – Charlotte Rogan

I don’t only like to share books I love with you by writing about them, when I can I also really like to give you the chance to win some of them too (don’t forget I am giving you the chance to get a parcel of books in the post here). Well, thanks to the lovely people at Virago I have five copies of ‘The Lifeboat’ by Charlotte Rogan to give away to you lucky lot.

All five copies are kindly available internationally so wherever you are in the world (as I am aware you Savidge Readers come from all over the shop) you have a chance to get this fabulous book. If you love a really good gripping story and wonderful writing you are in for a real treat.

All you have to do is tell me of a subject in books that you really don’t think you like (like me and books set on boats) and then an example of a book which bowled you over despite yourself (like me and ‘The Lifeboat’) and why it blew you away. You have until midnight GMT on Saturday and then The Beard will pick you out of a hat at random. Good luck.

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28 responses to “Give Away… The Lifeboat – Charlotte Rogan

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  2. Time Travel – Diana Gabaldon’s series. I never thought I’d fall in love with this genre but I have!!! sorry no boats.

  3. I don’t like memoirs but I *loved* Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman. It’s a really great book and I’m glad I ignored my natural instinct to avoid that style of book.

  4. Like you as I mentioned before I generally don’t like books set on boats – but loved Jamrach’s Menagerie. For a long time I hated things set in WW1 – famously disliking Birdsong (shock horror!) – but loved Pat Barkers regeneration trilogy.

  5. Andreea

    I don’t like baseball, in fact I don’t know anything about it because it’s not a common sport in Europe. So I was afraid I wouldn’t get The Art of fielding but I just loved the connections between the characters! I still don’t care about baseball though..

  6. Mariag

    I don’t particularly like humor/memoir but I loved Bossypants by Tina Fey!

  7. Geraldine.

    I don’t like ghost stories as they scare me too much but I was persuaded to read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill and I thought it was great even though it was very scary.

  8. Oh goodie, I love a good giveaway!!
    Even though I’m an animal lover, I’m not much into reading books with talking animals in them… that is with one exception.
    ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ by Garth Stein. A must read in my humble opinion!

  9. Katie

    I didn’t think Westerns were for me until I read Sisters Brothers. A great read!

  10. I was never really into fantasy and thought it was a bit of a rubbish genre…until I read Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice. It totally switched me on to the genre and I have loads of fantasy faves now.

  11. Laura Caldwell

    “The Last Werewolf” was a huge surprise to me because I can’t even stand to look at a Twilight poster. Just proves vampires and werewolves are two different things! Ha! Ha!

  12. I don’t like gee-weren’t-my-parents-crazy type memoirs (in the vein of Running With Scissors), but I was totally won over by The Glass Castle. We were selling a ton of copies of it when I was working as a bookseller at university so I gave it a try – I’m so glad I did!

  13. Teresa

    I never thought I’d enjoy a book about physics (despised physics class) but From Eternity to Here by Caroll proved me wrong. Shockingly readable!

  14. Ceri Kay

    I have never been a fan of really dark or violent fiction but found Skin Lane by Neil Bartlett very powerful, compelling with such detailed descriptions of the fur trade.

  15. gaskella

    I totally fell out of love with fantasy after my twenties, and avoided it like the plague for years, but nowadays I find it creeping back in around the edges – in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, in mythological form etc.

  16. Em

    I have always avoided books involving capital punishment, however Stephen King’s The Green Mile got me hooked, it was available in a series of books many years ago I think released weekly. Each time I see them all on the bookcase I remember the anticipation and the strength of feelings as I read through the story and awaited the next part.

  17. I’m not a big fan of crime stories or murder mysteries especially if it’s very graphic, but I recently read The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye and enjoyed it very much. The story has alot of history wrapped around the murder mystery which kept me interested.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  18. JanaNav

    I never thought I’d like books about militantly repressive regimes; however, I recently read The Orphan Master’s Son and am now extraordinarily curious and searching out more to read on North Korea and other such countries. Fascinating & horrifying.

  19. I never thought I’d fall in love with a story which is based on an era of war. Throughout the first 19 years of my life the Sri Lankan government was in a civil war against the LTTE. So I know how ugly and sad the war stories can get. But things changed for me when I read The Book Thief. I’m not saying it is not a heartbreaking story. But when Liesel stole a book from the Berlin Book Burning, the war stories had me! After that I got my hands on The Reader too. And to this date both remain to be two of the most fabulous and moving books I’ve ever read.

  20. Sharkell

    I avoid vampire stories and refused to read one when someone in my bookclub picked one (I did try but I hated it) but then I turned around and read Justin Cronin’s The Passage and loved it! I can’t wait for his next book being released later this year.

  21. I thought I hated any sort of diva story or mad love triangles involving dictators (basically anything that sounded like it was the plot of a soap opera or telenovela) and then I read Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto and was completely blown away.

  22. Alison P

    I have no interest in SF and have never read a SF book until Kindred by Octavia E Butler was recommended by a friend. It is a fantastic book combining time travel with an American Slave narrative. Highly recommended (if you can get hold of a copy)

  23. Melissa Nowinski

    I’m not too fond of YA literature (except Harry Potter!). I then read The Book Thief on the recommendation of Michael from Books on the Nightstand. I absolutely loved it! I know keep a more open mind.

  24. Kate G

    I am not too fond of dystopia/alternate worlds or YA books, but The Hunger Games really grabbed me!

  25. Thank you! Never thought I was into wizards and witches but I queued for every Harry Potter book from 5 onwards! (As an adult too…)

  26. I didn’t think I liked westerns but two books, True Grit and The Sisters Brothers changed my mind! Both great reads.

  27. Kristen M.

    I was not a fan of science fiction until I read The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. I don’t know if it was the humor that bridged the gap or if he just makes space travel and aliens fun.

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