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!



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We’ve got tons of great holiday reads, just for you!


 Time with Friends

Monday, November 30th, 2015: I’ll be spending time with friends, which is always time very well spent! I also solemnly swear that we will most likely be up to no good. *cue the evil friends’ laugh*

Spending the Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015: We’re hosting a multi-book Giveaway for Spending the Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann. If you like hilarious, completely irreverent and snarky essays about the holidays, you won’t want to miss this one. With titles like “You Can Keep Your Cookies, I’m Just Here for the Booze” and stories about what a failure Jen is as a mom trying to remember where the hell she misplaced the Elf on a Shelf, parents of all ages are going to relate to these pull-no-punches stories.


Mrs. John Doe
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015: We’re reviewing Mrs. John Doe by bestselling author Tom Savage. In this spy thriller, Nora seems to have a normal life until she gets word that her husband was killed on a trip to England. How could someone like her end up a fugitive on the run for her life? Click here to read our review of A Penny for the Hangman.

Warren the 13th

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, a middle-grade illustrated adventure novel by Tania Del Rio & William Staehle. Orphaned twelve-year-old Warren the 13th has inherited his family’s hotel, which he loved until his Aunt Anaconda moved in. Now it could be doomed if he can’t find its hidden treasure before his evil aunt does.

The Brain Learning

Friday, December 4th, 2015: I’ll be making my brain a very happy camper by learning some new things online. I can hardly wait to brush up on new techniques for existing skills and to learn some new ones!

Saturday and/or Sunday, December 5th & 6th, 2015: We’ll update this page with the reviews and book giveaways for next week. We’ll also announce any new giveaway winners on Sunday or Monday.



Barnes & Noble

Giveaways Ending at Midnight on Monday, 11/30/2015:

Gratitude Giveaway HopCircling the SunThe New WorldFor the Gratitude Giveaway Hop, we’re giving away Circling the Sun by bestselling author Paula McLain and The New World by Andrew Motion. Circling the Sun is McLain’s latest historical bestseller, about aviatrix Beryl Markham and her amazing life in 1920’s Kenya. The New World features Treasure Island‘s Jim Hawkins and Natty, who get washed ashore in what would someday become Texas and begin a non-stop exciting adventure that takes them all across a young America’s South. Click here to go to our giveaway and link to all the giveaways in this fun hop!


Flying CarsSpy Secrets That Can Save Your LifeThis is 2 Giveaways in one because we just haven’t been having enough book giveaways lately, right? The first one is for Flying Cars: The True Story by Andrew Glass and the second one is for Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Jason Hanson. As a child, did you think flying cars would be the norm by 2015? Any adult who did or kid who dreams of them will want to check out Andrew Glass’ book about the ones that were created. Jason Hanson’s book may seem even more important following last Friday’s horrific events in Paris…it’s about how civilians can protect themselves in everyday life. Click here to go to these reviews & giveaways.



Giveaways Continuing This Week:

The Book of Lost and FoundTwo Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight NightsWe’re on a roll: Here’s another two-book Giveaway: this time for The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley and for the bestselling Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by multi-award-winning author Salman Rushdie. In Lucy Foley’s novel, a young woman searches for clues to the mystery of her lost mother and uncovers two love stories in the process. Salman Rushdie’s bestselling novel is a near-future love story during a time of un-reason, combined with mysticism and history. Click here to go to the reviews & giveaway page




The Drowning

The Drowning is by bestselling author Camilla Lackberg. An author’s dream comes true when his novel, The Mermaid, is published but, when one of his friends goes missing and the author is suddenly harrassed, the crime writer who helped him do research becomes suspicious. Why is he being threatened and what happened to his friend? Click on the book title to go to the giveawa page. And click here to read our prior review of Camilla Lackberg’s The Hidden Child.




Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Anita Yancey for winning our The Way of Sorrows Giveaway!

Congratulations to Sharon Cubic and to Meghan Berdelle for winning our Promise of Home Giveaway!

Congratulations to Nadine Stacy for winning our Goodbye Stranger Giveaway!

Congratulations to Michelle Willms for winning our Fishbowl Giveaway!

Congratulations to Bonnie Franks for winning our The Curse of Crow Hollow Giveaway!

Congratulations to Andrea Flansburg for winning our Giveaway for both Jacoby and Beastly Bones!

Congratulations to Steve Steckel and to Staci Mefford for winning our Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? Giveaway!


Beach House for Sale

This is mom’s beach house, which we’re selling. You know from following this web site that we’ve put a lot of work into improvements and have fixed anything we found that needed fixing. This beautiful vintage-style 2nd row beach house is located in Holden Beach on a North Carolina south-facing barrier island, which means beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. It’s even got a separate bonus in-law/out-law apartment downstairs that isn’t factored into the square footage. If you know someone who’s looking for a vacation home or a place to retire on a great laid-back beach then please let them know about it. More details can be found at Trulia.com or Realtor.com.

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