Welcome to Popcorn Reads!

bowl of popcornAt PopcornReads.com, we’re life-long bookaholics who’ve always been passionate about the joys of reading. This publication is about sharing books, e-readers and other book related products we love with you. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as we do!

What’s a Popcorn Read? It entertains you, triggering all of your emotions and often your funny bone. Above all, it’s a rollicking good time – however you define that. We hope you find great new reads among our favorites, so check back often to see what new books we’re reviewing! We’re eclectic readers, so you’ll find reviews of all kinds of fiction here. We also love to host book giveaways!

  Summer VacationHope You’ve Packed Some Good Books To Take Along!


kithen countertop installation

Monday, June 29th, 2015: The kitchen countertop is finally going in – making us one step closer to getting this renovation done, despite the local “manana” attitude that has repeatedly delayed progress. Yes! Still lots to be done but every step forward feels like a major win!

beach lightning

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015: Today it’s all about getting my new Kindle programmed and all my review notes back in place for this week’s upcoming book reviews. My current Kindle was fried (sob) in a severe lightning storm this past week because it sat too close to an appliance that got zapped when lightning arced nearby. Word to the wise: If you’re ever on the beach and see dark clouds  approaching in the distance – get back in your house because lightning at the beach isn’t like it is anywhere else. And be sure everything electronic that you value is on a good surge protector!


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015: Update @5pm EDST 7/1/2015: Still working on getting my WiFi/Internet Connection working. I’ve been assured it will happen before midnight – doh. Looks like some rearranging will have to be done. Update @9am EDST 7/1/2015: My wireless router was also affected by the lightning, so I’ve got to travel to the nearest city to get it replaced – that’s going to delay today’s review and giveaway. Will post it as soon as possible.

The Grace Keepers

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (originally scheduled for yesterday. In a possible future world that’s more sea than land, Callanish tends watery graves in penance for a misdeed that haunts her.  When a sudden storm brings her into contact with a sea-faring performing troupe, will she discover hope for redemption? Please note: The review originally scheduled for today will be posted next week.

 The Knockoff

Friday, July 3rd, 2015: We’re reviewing The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza. What happens when a highly successful magazine suddenly goes online? Think All About Eve meets the 21st century digital fashion world – and hold onto your seat because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Beach 4th of July

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 & Sunday, July 5th, 2015: Happy Independence Day weekend to everyone in the U.S.! This weekend we’ll post the upcoming week’s reviews & giveaways. Because it’s a holiday weekend in the U.S., giveaway winners’ names will be posted next weekend.

Barnes & Noble

Giveaways Continuing This Week:


The Book of Speculation The Book of Speculation is by Erika Swyler. Simon lives in a house on a cliff that’s threatening to fall into the ocean. When he is sent an odd 18th century book, he begins to uncover secrets about his mysterious family’s history. Could the women in his family, who performed as mermaids in the circus, have been cursed for generations? Is his family still cursed? Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page.


False TonguesFalse Tongues is by Kate Charles. In this English clerical mystery, Deacon Callie Anson has misgivings about attending a college reunion where she might see her ex-boyfriend even though she’s moved on. What is she so afraid of? Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page.


Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Kathleen Remsa on winning our Giveaway for Finding Audrey!

Congratulations to Allie Gardner on winning our Giveaway for In Wilderness!

Congratulations to Gloria Walshver on winning our Giveaway for Beach Town!

Congratulations to Brittany Marie Thompson on winning our Giveaway for The Mapmaker’s Children!

Congratulations to Bette Lee Crosby on winning our Giveaway for The Memory Painter!

Congratulations to Cheri Oggy on winning our Giveaway for Off the Page!

Congratulations to William Gossage on winning our Giveaway for Are You Dissing Me & The Tapper Twins Go to War!

Congratulations to Barbara Norton on winning our Giveaway for Five Middle Grade Novels!

Congratulations to Donna Harris on winning our Giveaway for War of the Wives!

Congratulations to Nadine Stacy on winning our Giveaway for Dead Wake!

Congratulations to Amy Paulson on winning our Giveaway for The Art of Baking Blind!

Congratulations to Anne Berger, Anthony Ciofani, Holly D. Edwards, Lisa Vazquez, and Mary Brandis on winning our Giveaway for Stolen Songbird!

Congratulations to Beverly Sizemore on winning our Giveaway for The Poser!

Congratulations to Heather DeLuna on winning our Giveaway for If I Die, If I Fall!

Congratulations to Heather Howard on winning our Giveaway for The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering!

Congratulations to Johannah Brookwell on winning our Giveaway for The Patriot Threat!

Congratulations to Maria Malaveci on winning our Giveaway for Shadows Over Paradise!

Congratulations to Lysette Lam on winning our Giveaway for Sisters of Shiloh!

Congratulations to Renee Grandinetti on winning our Giveaway for Trigger Warning!

Congratulations to Deanna Schwartz on winning the three novels in our Spring Cleaning Book Giveaway!

Congratulations to Donna Teller on winning our Giveaway for The Nightingale!

Congratulations to Melissa B. on winning our Giveaway for Dragons at Crumbling Castle!

Congratulations to Truman Hung on winning our Giveaway for The Buried Life!

Congratulations to Kara Shamy and Sandra Williams on winning our Giveaway for Dreaming Spies!

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