A little housekeeping of sorts, before we start. I am still really not doing okay. A lot of you are also probably not okay. I wavered while trying to decide if I should still do this, but I am doing this, and here is why: 
  • If I can spread a little happiness via a book, that can’t be a bad thing.
  • Books are still incredibly important. Books allow us to open our minds and our hearts, and that is something we need very, very much right now.
  • I realized that I can still talk about books, while still fighting the fight. I can still write while fighting the fight. We have to live, yes, but we never have to stop fighting. I can post a blog post while still writing letters. I can share love for a book while still making sure that I am doing as much as I can to try to somehow right these wrongs. This isn’t going “back to normal”, because there IS no going back. There’s only going forward. Yet books can have a place in this new reality, of course, and they should. So… here we go.

Welcome to the November 2016 New Release Giveaway Hop! Which, incidentally, I host now. 

I will be giving away any November 2016 new release of your choice, up to $17. The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!) Oh, and if you are a US winner, I will most likely ship from Amazon- because it will be there for you sooner!) If you prefer, I will send a Kindle edition via Amazon gift. (Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)

And now, the books! 

This was a really good bookish month for me. While there aren’t as many books as in the past two months, the ones that are coming out are awesome. I really loved We Are Still TornadoesFlashfall, and Scythe so, so much! 

And I am looking forward to SO many more! I have heard great things about so many of them. 

Enter here to win whichever of these or any other November release your heart desires! Please be sure to check the terms and conditions :) 

Ends November 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
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Now hop along to all the other blogs, and thanks for entering! Good luck :)

Posted November 13, 2016 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Giveaway / 64 Comments

64 responses to “November New Release Giveaway Hop!

  1. Love you, Shannon! <3 This is honestly all I can offer. But YES, read books, educate others and continue to fight. We're way more stronger than people believe us to be and will fight through this horrid man and his equally horrid supporters. There's no going back, but we have to be stronger than ever and we have to be together.

    I'm particularly intrigued by This Is Our Story from your list because I've been hearing some good things about it. Also Timekeeper. I need to try and put a request in at the library. Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  2. Totally agree that books are important and hold tremendous power in these times. Also, I loved what you said about the fact that we can still be readers AND keep fighting. These things are not mutually exclusive, and I have to keep reminding myself that. As for something positive: my friends and I celebrated Friendsgiving last night– lots of delicious food, card games, and productive discussions. <3

  3. danielle hammelef

    My happy: I think I finally figured out the angle for my picture book idea! Yay! The sun is shining and today I wrap up the yard work for the seaon before the flakes fly. It’s a good day.

  4. KM

    I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. We are too. So.. something happy.. I ordered something in memory of the loss of my pet, and I’m excited about something for the first time in a long time.

  5. I woke up late this morning to a sunny day with the sounds of a Connecticut fall (tree trimming). When I went downstairs to make my coffee, the pot was all set up with a note from my housemate/daughter: “Just push the button.” And there was a link in my email from Kinna Reads aboot a great book event in Nigeria ( https://kinnareads.com/2016/11/13/currently-eagerly-anticipating-akefest16-in-abeokuta/ ) If you want to add some African titles to your TBR list, check it out. All in all, it was a nice start to the day.

  6. Books are important, so I’m glad you decided to still do this. Thank you very much!

    Something happy? I came out as bisexual when I realized Trump was probably going to win. I did this on Facebook and I got mostly positive feedback from people.


  7. Emma Saldivar

    Thank you for the chance!! Today has been a great day since it’s been cloudy and rainy all day!! Which is my favorite weather l!

  8. Trix

    I just read that Morrissey and Henry Winkler (ya know, The Fonz) are good friends from Morrissey’s time in LA…for some reason, picturing them hanging out together makes me incredibly happy! [hugs]

  9. Honestly there’s not a bunch of happy in MY life right now, either, but honestly, I’m so glad that you’re providing us a chance to win these amazing books in this giveaway! Thank you so much! I also recently saw the CUTEST dog ever. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

  10. Lots of love headed your way, Shannon!! I know exactly how you feel, so sending tons of ♥ your way!!! I also agree that books are super important, and I’ve tried to submerge myself in books even more so lately. I hope others don’t take that as a bad thing… to me it’s a good thing. Just trying to keep my head above water and smile whenever possible, while fighting like a tank and refusing to give up!! You’re the best, my friend! Keep up the positive attitude! It’s so admirable. ♥

  11. John Smith

    Well, my ideal of happiness might be winning the book “My SIster Rosa”? Or not dying in the gutter?–I’m worried about that one. But I will soon this evening be drinking some cups of cocoa. Maybe I should be grateful for that–drinking cups of cocoa.

  12. Stay strong Shannon! <333 The bookish community are here for you! I'm so glad that you could still found happines in books. As for the happy thing, this week I'm kinda exam free so I finally could read a book as long as I want to 😀

  13. Judy Cox

    I have had a few of these bad times, hope you feel better soon!!!! We do have a new puppy. We lost ours a few months ago, so I thought my husband needed a new one and it has helped him tremendously.

  14. Stacy

    I ran my first half marathon on November 6th! I had an injury during training so the farthest I had run before my race was only 8 miles, but I did it, I kicked butt, and I was smiling at the end!

  15. Something that has been making me happy is that I’m pregnant and I’m finally starting to feel the baby moving around! I hope your month gets happier!!! <3 Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  16. Shannon, I’m so sorry you guys have to go through this. It’s definitely a frustrating time, but I hope you do keeping fighting the fight and know that you’ve got support!
    My happy news is in 2 days I will write my last exam ever and be done school forever! (It’s a long 10 years – I did get 2 bachelor and a master degree out of it, but seriously, it’s time to stop…)

  17. Today is snowed here and so I drank dark chocolate cocoa.
    And my husband got a job! Yippee! After almost five months steadily looking for a job, he started one Monday!

  18. Rashika

    You know all my happy things. I met my gmma for the first time in 3 years over the summer! That’s my happy 2016 thing. Otherwise, this year has been a shitty thing.

  19. I just started a global book share project called #BooksWithWings. I hope my faith in humanity is not too naive and that people really will share their love of books in a pay-it-forward type gesture.
    Lots of hugs and thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway.

  20. Nikki Ooi

    My boss gave me a bunch of flowers last week and I was so happy cause they matched the book I’m currently reading, Heir of Fire! So of course I took some pics and IGed them!! Woot!

  21. Jan Lee

    I finally got my car back after 6 weeks in the shop after an accident. I’m happy to have it back and I hope it will get me thru this winter! 🙂

  22. Anna G.

    I sent in an application today and will most likely start studying health and social care in the beginning of next year :]

  23. Cynthia R

    What gets me happy is good deal, i went to the thrift store yesterday to find 4 books, 3 of which I’ve been wanting and looking for, 4th was a bonus, it was BOGO!

  24. Lily M.

    I was just eating some pumpkin pie it was very delicious , and my cat is always nosy and wants to know what i’m eating so I let her sniff it so she can relax hehehe

  25. Wayne Lecoy

    It would be great to win a November 2016 New Release.
    In response to your requirement to tell you something happy.
    I am happy that i bought some new books to read
    and that i have the chance to win a book.
    I am also happy that next year in March
    i am going to see Tanya Tucker who is one of my favourite singers in concert.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  26. I am watching the Thanksgiving episode of The Golbergs right now, and it is so funny that it makes me laugh even when I don’t really want to. And I am getting to the end of a really cute book, and it seems like we are heading toward a happy ending! Sometimes, real life isn’t all that great, but we have awesome TV and books to make you smile when you really need one!

  27. Hi! I’m up at the crack of dawn enjoying me time before my babies wake up! Also loving getting caught up on my soaps and looking forward to the holidays! Thanks so much for continuing to host this amazing giveaway!

  28. Christina Carolin

    I have completed all of my christmas shopping today! 😀 This is so early for me, normally I get the last gift on Christmas Eve and now I have finished everything (except for the DIY stuff) before December even started. This is the best feeling ever! 😀 😀 😀

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