Fabulous Book Giveaway “WONDER” by R.J. Palacio

Fabulous Book Giveaway “WONDER” by R.J. Palacio

I know I mentioned earlier in the week that I would be taking this week off, and wouldn’t be posting anything new until next week…but, I just couldn’t help myself. This blog is about sharing amazing things with you all, and I just finished a fabulous, FABULOUS book that I couldn’t wait to tell you about. I’ve read some great books over the past six months and will be sharing all of them with you next month in my annual Wonderful Winter Reads post, but the book Wonder by R.J Palacio deserves a review post of its very own. I have noticed it floating around Goodreads over the past few weeks and put a copy on hold at the library. Then, on Christmas Day my mom gave a copy to me and all of my siblings. “This is required reading” she said. I figured it must be good. 🙂


Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a book about a sweet 10-year-old boy, August Pullman who has a very deformed face. His dear Mother has home schooled him in the past but feels it best for him to go to attend a regular school once he hits the 5th grade. The story of his ups and downs and interactions with classmates both kind and unkind is told through his eyes, and the eyes of those around him. He is a smart, endearing, tender soul that captivates the reader from the first few paragraphs. In short, it’s a story about kindness and amazing transformations. The author is brilliant and interjects many, many golden nuggets of wisdom throughout. I was reminded as I read it, that every single person can make a difference for good. Even the slightest act of kindness matters.

I loved this book, and have to agree with my mom. It definitely is “required reading”.  At least for the people living under this roof of mine. 🙂

I would love to give away a copy of Wonder to 5 lucky readers. To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite books. You may enter from today until next Thursday January 2nd. The 5 winners will be announced Friday January 3rd. Good luck! Hope you are enjoying a nice winter holiday!

For a list of more book recommendations click HERE.

To enter the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by Pam Cooking Spray and BlogHer, click HERE.

Post a comment!


  1. 1
    Mary Emerson
    December 30, 2013 at 9:46 am

    “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. I love them all but this one is the best for me.

  2. 2
    Becky Ethington
    December 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I have a lot of favorite books. I just finished reading The House of Hades by Rick Riordan and have to say his books are among my favorite adventures. The Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus series (of which House of Hades is number 4), and The Kane Chronicles. If you have kids who are reluctant readers and enjoy adventures have them try these. You just might discover a new reader in your family!

  3. 3
    Melanie Wade
    December 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Some of my all time favorites from when I was younger- Christy, Tisha. Far North, Crossing the Wire By Will Hobbs. Books – Rick Riordan 🙂

  4. 4
    December 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    As classics go, I love Jane Eyre and The Crucible. As for others, I love The Hiding Place and Out of the Dust. Thanks for the recommendation for a new book.

  5. 5
    December 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I loved the Redemption series by Karen Kingsbury!

  6. 6
    Lori Hayes-Neifeld
    December 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    One of my favorite books that I have read is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I could not put it down! Love your blog Jamie!

  7. 7
    Annette Krueger
    December 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    “Quiet” by Susan Cain–a refreshing perspective on introversion and the value of silence!

  8. 8
    December 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    One of my favorites lately has been Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank.

  9. 9
    December 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I have so many favorites…most recently my little sister got me to read her favorite, “Black Radishes” and I really enjoyed it!

  10. 10
    December 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. As a retired teacher, I have used this book in my Language Arts classes.

  11. 11
    Susan Broughton
    December 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    There are so many! I guess my All Time favorite I read years ago as a teen called “Flowers In The Attic” I read that book over and over.

  12. 12
    Angel Free
    December 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans is an awesome book — as are all of his books.

  13. 13
    December 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I have so many but I will stick to one I have to re-read every few year. “Jane Eyre”, I think it’s the perfect book, romance, mystery, intrique….love it!

  14. 14
    Crystal G.
    December 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I just read John Grisham’s Sycamore Row and loved it.

  15. 15
    Dena S.
    December 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I love to read almost anything, but a book that has really stuck with me is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It is a very good book. Right now I’m reading Inferno by Dan Brown, so far it’s pretty interesting.

  16. 16
    Fatma Shahin
    December 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness!:D Fantastic book.

  17. 17
    December 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Well right now my favorite book is “Grandma and Grandpa trip to Mars with Me” written and illustrated by my 4 year old granddaughter. But it is not widely published.
    Beyond that 2 new favorites are “Book of a Thousand Days” and “Code Name Verity”. I am always looking for a new good book would love to win this but will be putting it on my list to read.

  18. 18
    Brandy Rhea
    December 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I love cook books!

  19. 19
    Shalise Roberts
    December 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

    The Help

  20. 20
    December 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I love to read. I absolutely adore the Alan Bradley books about a little girl named Flavia de Luce. The first book is The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie.

  21. 21
    December 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I recently read and liked The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.

  22. 22
    December 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Okay for now

  23. 23
    December 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Wonder and the Hunger Games books are my very favorite. I don’t own a copy of Wonder though, so would love one of my own 🙂

  24. 24
    December 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    These is my words by Nancy Turner

  25. 25
    December 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Gone girl by Gillian Flynn

  26. 26
    Linda Farris
    December 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    One of my favorite books is “God’s Guest List:Welcoming those who influence our lives” by Debbie Macomber – It has stories of how others influence our lives, and how we can help shape the lives of others whose paths cross ours.

  27. 27
    Brandy Rhea
    January 1, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I loved the Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks!

  28. 28
    Laura Miller
    January 1, 2014 at 8:39 am

    A favorite of mine is Left to Tell and Small Change: the story of Penny Buford. Both incredible reads.

  29. 29
    Bonnie Hepworth
    January 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I just finished Wish You Well by David Baldacci. I really enjoyed it!

  30. 30
    January 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I loved Devil in the White City!

  31. 31
    January 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    One of my all time favorite books is Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. It really hit home for me.

  32. 32
    January 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.

  33. 33
    Kathy Edmunds
    January 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    My favorite book of all time is Mrs. Mike. I must have read this book 20-30 times during my lifetime. Wonderful book! Thanks for your recipes and a chance to win!

    • 34
      Debbie Cline
      January 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Ok, I’ve ordered this book on Amazon based on your recommendation. Thanks!

  34. 35
    January 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I have many favorites, but this year, due to your recommendations, I read and loved all of Kate Morton’s books. Thanks!!

  35. 36
    Brandy Rhea
    January 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I loved the last song! Great book

  36. 37
    Debbie Cline
    January 4, 2014 at 8:40 am

    You absolutely must read House Rules by Jody Picoult. Keep the Kleenex nearby!

  37. 38
    brenda polk
    January 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    So many people love your recipes. They seem easy to make. Fast and delicous.

  38. 39
    February 6, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Not long ago i found your internet site and poessss been reading along. I figured I would leave my 1st comment. Nice blog. I am going to keep visiting this site very frequently. Thanks

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