Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bookreporter Launches Twentysomethingreads and Hunger Games Contest

Last week I received an e-mail from Carol Fitzgerald, President of Bookreporter, announcing the launch of their new Twentysomethingreads site.

Twentysomethingreads is a website created for readers in their twenties, defined as, “A decade. A state of mind. An age. A lifestyle. A time for self-discovery. A new perspective. An attitude. A philosophy. Independence. Freedom. A time to re-discover reading for pleasure - and FINALLY - read what you want.”

Disclosure: I have been a book reviewer for Bookreporter for more than five years, and I'm thrilled to share this information with my blog visitors.

Here are some of features of the new Twentysomethingreads site: 

• Curated Bookshelf Collections --- 20 themed titles perfect for twentysomethings. Now Live: Great International Mysteries, Spring Break Suggested Titles, Cookbooks to Get You Started and Book Club Suggestions. Themed bookshelves will be part of each update.

• Contests : right now a chance to win all the Spring Break Bookshelf titles in a contest valued at more than $450 and a Hunger Games Contest with movie tie-in titles from The Hunger Games including a collector’s edition, The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, The Tributes Guide, and The Hunger Games movie tie-in edition.

20 Days of The Hunger Games --- in anticipation of the upcoming film release, there will be a special blog series starting on March 3rd , with 20 blogs to countdown to til this highly anticipated movie’s release.

• Booksellers’ Picks --- featuring reading recommendations for readers in their 20s, booksellers from around the country will be making suggestions as to what books to read.

* A featured author on the site is Lisa Lutz, whose latest novel, TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS, I reviewed on Bookreporter. You can read my interview with Lisa Lutz here.

* Librarian Picks --- featuring reading recommendations for readers in their 20s, librarians from around the country will be making suggestions as to what books to read.

• Bookstore Tour --- this article series will highlight indie bookstores in the United States, from coast-to-coast, beginning with Bookstores in New York City.

• 20 Over 30 --- authors over the age of 30 will make reading recommendations, suggesting which book of theirs to start with, what book they would recommend to readers in their 20s, and what book they’re reading.

• 20 Questions: A Day in the Life of… --- This blog series will follow the writing --- and living --- habits of authors, as they answer a questionnaire about what it’s like to be them for a day.

Hope you'll check out the new Twentysomethingreads site. Even if you're WAY over 20, as I am, you're never too old to enjoy some of the books you'll find there.

Happy reading!


  1. Donna, I've been a Book Reporter reader for awhile now and I think this is a great idea, even for someone who is also not even close to being in their twenties (yoo-hoo, that's me waving back at them. Boy, do those twenties look tiny. Maybe I just need stronger glasses. Sigh.)

    And HUNGER GAMES?! Can't wait! :)

  2. Hi Madeline,
    Yay, Book Reporter! It's an awesome site with something for readers of every age.

  3. Donna,

    Thanks so much for the link to this great website. I just sent an email to my 19-year-old daughter, Lauren, to let her know about it! She's already read The Hunger Games and can't wait for the movie.

    Thanks Again,


    1. Hi Leslie,
      You are welcome. Good luck to your daughter if she enters the contest.

  4. I tried so hard to get into the Hunger Games and simply could not do it. Oh well, different strokes...

    Critter Alley

    1. Hi Pat,
      How true. That's what makes the world go around.


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