3rd Blogiversary: Guest Post by Utopia State of Mind + Giveaway

The Blogiversary celebrations continue today with a Top Three by book blogger Lili, from Utopia State of Mind, and a Giveaway for a book of your choice. Since discovering this blog, it has become a firm favourite of mine, so it's an honour to welcome Lili to the blog:


If I had to pick my top 3 books, it would be:

Dawn by Octavia Butler. This was the book series that started my obsession with science fiction. It challenged me and I loved it so much I wrote my thesis on that series. It covers so many different issues, not only aliens, but also race and the figure of Lilith. I highly recommend it as a great starter into science fiction.

Sabriel by Garth Nix. I first read this series when I was in high school, and it meant, and still does, so much to me. It inspired me to be a strong woman, to go against what society told me I was capable of and break those walls. I know it seems nostalgic, but when I think of books that I love and would read again, this makes my top. On the subject of books like this, I have to mention the Tamora Pierce novels as well in the same category of "inspiring books for a young feminist without the words to express herself". 

And to update my reading list, my last pick is The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. I have been trying to come to terms with my cultural identity lately and my recent dive into Asian Fiction has really made me happy. This book portrays some fascinating mother/daughter relationships that I loved reading about! The things we do to our family never ceases to surprise me and this story does it right. It is such a great and complex story that I highly recommend.

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Thank you Lili for sharing your top books with us. I definitely need to add those to my tbr pile!

And now, for a chance to win a book of your choice from Book Depository, enter the following giveaway. Thanks to Lili, from Utopia State of Mind, for offering this generous prize to celebrate my 3rd blogiversary! 



The Giveaway is open Internationally and the winner will be contacted via email. They will have then 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck

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15 comentaris

  1. Child 44 by Tom rob smith, I think it's just brilliant

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  2. Dream a little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Philips :)

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  3. Atonement by Ian McEwan, thank you for the chance!!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! My all time fave novel is The Great Gatsby :-)
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

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  5. A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

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  6. It keeps changing. I don't tend to reread books and I've started reading new genres so I can't say I have an all time favorite

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  7. Tough one! But I'd say my all time favourite novel is "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", by J. K. Rowling :)
    Congratulations on three years of blogging, Alba! ♥ My best wishes for you and 'Alba in Bookland' ^^ And thanks to Lili for being so generous and joining the celebration with that prize! :D

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  8. My all time favorite book is Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger.

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  9. Either Gone with the Wind or Forever Amber

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