Find of the Month: Books Are Beautiful


So…it’s November 1st. That means the Canadian Gift Guide is officially in holiday mode, so stay tuned, break out a pencil, and start jotting down gift ideas because they will be coming fast and fabulous over the next 55 days. Starting with today’s pick, which has earned the righteous honour of being named THE Find of the Month going into the holidays – Random House of Canada’s spectacular new book design series, Books Are Beautiful.


Why have I chosen this as one of the must-have gifts this holiday season? For one, I’m an avid reader, as most of you know by now. I believe books are one of the very best gifts you can give someone, because you’re not only providing hours of entertainment, you’re giving them hours of escapism, hours of brain-building activity, and hours of discussion points to bring up at that next cocktail party when the best literature is brought up.

Beyond that, books are meant to be shared. That’s why book clubs exist, or sharing circles, or even libraries for that matter. It’s why, unlike say, kitchen gadgets or DVDs, we proudly display our books as representations of who we are, and what we love. Beyond that, book covers are among the most accessible forms of iconic art for us to place in our homes. Think about how many times you really have judged a book by its cover, or stared at the cover of your favourite titles, reflecting on how the artists behind legendary covers have managed to boil down the essence of an amazing story in lines and type. It’s why I don’t own an eReader in many ways – you can’t beat the beauty and feeling of holding a book in your hands.

So what is Books Are Beautiful? Well as you’ve probably deduced by this point, it’s a collection of Random House of Canada’s most popular paperback titles, which are being released in a limited-edition collection of colour-coded, minimalist covers, to allow you to build an immensely displayable virtual reading rainbow.

The titles are primarily modern classics from authors around the world, including a few Canadian entries like Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and Michael Ondaatje’s In The Skin of a Lion. When I say modern classics, I mean that most of these books were published in the last thirty years, but have earned pretty hefty accolades, critical acclaim, and legions of fans. I myself am kind of jazzed at the time period of the titles, because it means most of ’em are ones you’ve heard of, but maybe haven’t had the chance to read yet – like Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go (released as a film last year) or Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. It also means you won’t feel like you’re ploughing your way through a pile of schoolbooks. Although these are all works of literary fiction, they’re also all modern and readable.

Beyond that of course, is the design of the books. As I mentioned, they’ve all been given a uniform look, despite being from different eras, authors, and regions. Each book puts emphasis on one of the thirty featured authors first, with the titles of their classic books second. Which brings me to another reason why this set rocks – consider it a great introductory tool to a whole host of authors; after making it through every book, you can then boast about having read Douglas Coupland and Salman Rushdie alike.

But here, really is the BAM part of the design. Each cover has its own unique Pantone colour…which actually extends to the edge of the pages, all of which have been handsprayed in a matching shade for a 360 design experience. Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did ya?

By now, you’re probably salivating / wondering where you can get your paws on Books Are Beautiful / how much they cost. Let me help you out. You can get Books Are Beautiful exclusively at Indigo stores. Each title costs you $16.95 (list price), but you can earn some sweet discounts by purchasing multiples. Buy 5 for $70, 10 for $120, or full collection for just under $350 – no matter what, you’ll actually find this pricing model offers a bit of flexibility when it comes to gifting. You could start with a certain section of the rainbow, or cherry pick titles you know your giftee will flip for, and spend the rest of your gifting occasions (Valentine’s, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s / Father’s Day, etc.) to fill out the set. Or you and your siblings or spouse could team up to surprise your parents with the full set, or parents, give your kids the gift of knowledge and buy every book for them. It’s a splurge, but a worthy one.

Of course, I couldn’t write about this beautiful, best of the best gift idea without offering up something for you all to salivate over…namely, two winners are each going to take home half of a Books Are Beautiful set (so you know exactly what’ll be on your gift list if you take the prize – the other half!) That means you’ll snag 15 titles from across the spectrum. Here’s how you enter:

1) Leave a comment by November 30th on which title from the series you’re most excited to read. For a full list, click here (or check out the images in this post). Check out the fun quiz if you click on the link!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 1st to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Like Random House of Canada on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall (you’ve got no obligation to mention this contest). Leave your Facebook username in the comments below so I know to count your entry!

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Random House of Canada on Twitter and send them (@RandomHouseCA) and me (@cdngiftguide) a Tweet about the contest. Leave your Twitter handle in the comments / a link to your Tweet so I know to count your entry!

6) Bonus Entry #3: Shoutout to my subscribers. If you’re already a subscriber, remind me in the comments below to earn a bonus entry. If you aren’t, what are you waiting for? Hit the ‘Gift Me Please’ section in the sidebar and stay tuned for the very best gift ideas in the country, all year long. Then let me know in the comments once you’ve signed up to earn your bonus entry. 

Comments
204 Responses to “Find of the Month: Books Are Beautiful”
  1. leah leitch says:

    So Pretty, love to display(and read of course) on my crisp white bookshelf! I am a subscriber and I’d love to read Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry and my fb name is Leah Leitch. Liked and left comment on facebook/Random house.

  2. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Wow… I have always resisted the idea of color coding books (horror!) as I sort them by genre and author but I really like what Random did. I am looking forward to reading Roy’s The God of Small Things…

  3. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Oh yes, I am a subscriber and love getting my daily gift ideas. With Xmas on its way I am ever so grateful for your suggestions.

  4. Jordan Kentris says:

    I organize my books by size and type but have yet (although I’ve been dying to) organize them by colour so this would kick things off nicely! I’d love to read The Virgin Suicide by Jeffrey Eugenides (love him!)

  5. Debbie Petch says:

    The books look great! I would like to read Such A Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry.

  6. Debbie Petch says:

    I already liked Random House! D. Petch Thanks.

  7. CAROL ANN WESTBROOK says:

    What a great prize! I wouldn’t care if we had tons of snow this winter because if I won the books, I would just sit and read day after day after day! Reading books is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

  8. GARRY SUSSMAN says:

    IN THE SKIN OF A LION

  9. Nisha T. says:

    Wow, gorgeous! I’ve read a lot of those, but I’d look forward to REreading The Satanic Verses.

    Liked and commented on Facebook as well: Nisha Tuli

    Followed on Twitter: @prairie_plate

    And I’m subscribed!

  10. darlene boyle says:

    A student of weather by ELIZABETH HAY

  11. Such a long Journey is one I would love to read. Thanks 🙂

  12. Like Random House of Canada on Facebook, and left a comment.
    doreen lamoureux

  13. I follow Random house of Canada on twitter and left a tweet.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I ALREADY SUBSCRIBE BECAUSE YOU ROCK 🙂

  15. Bon says:

    Random House has a great contest going

  16. kittypride says:

    Beautiful collection! I would like to read Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

  17. Grace F says:

    What a kaleidoscope of colour! I’m the most excited to read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go…although so many of them sound wonderful ….it was really difficult to select just one.

  18. Geraldine says:

    Great book package! All That Matters sounds like the book in this collection I’d most want to read, first that is! they all sound good. 🙂 And what a beautiful presentation here too.

    veggiecook@myway.com

  19. I love the rainbow colour of this set – what an awesome display on a bookshelf. I would most like to read Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses.

  20. The Virgin Suicide by Jeffrey Eugenides has been on my to-read list for awhile. I am an avid book collector (both me and my husband, who would LOVE this). We’ve never gotten a kobo all this time because we love owning the books (and displaying them) far too much. My fb name is Brandy Vallet and I liked and commented on Random House’s wall. I am already a subscriber. Thanks!

  21. beewbedard says:

    Would love to read Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

  22. beewbedard says:

    Liked Random House of Canada on Facebook,

  23. beewbedard says:

    already subscribed to your blog

  24. I would love to read Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens. i love Random House and was at the Bookstravaganza and the Word on the Street which were absolutely amazing.

  25. Jessica Lord says:

    “Sweetness in the Belly” by Camilla Gibb

  26. Kristen says:

    sarah waters ‘the little stranger’

  27. Burcu says:

    Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

  28. Eva says:

    I’ve heard really good things about Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, so I would be delighted to read that C:

  29. Susan says:

    Well this has to be one of my all-time favourite gifts to win! Like you, I love to read and have a very eclectic taste in books — as was borne out in taking the book colour quiz! I had answers all over the map! I am excited to read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam, All That Matters by Wayson Choy, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.

  30. Susan says:

    I am already a Facebook fan at Randome House (Susan Huston).

  31. Susan says:

    I am a subscriber of The Canadian Gift Guide!

  32. mongupp says:

    True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

  33. Debbie f says:

    I would like to read Rush Home Road

  34. Debbie f says:

    I like Random house. Debbie Flynn

  35. sean pynaert says:

    I’m looking forward to reading the god of small things

  36. Jessica Riches says:

    I really want to read Elizabeth Hay’s A Student of Weather. I liked Random House Canada on Facebook and left a comment (Jessica Riches), and I already follow them on Twitter (@jrichesbookworm), but I refuse to tweet because I don’t want to get addicted. I also subscribed to Cdn Gift Guide.

  37. Michelle Nesbitt says:

    True History of the Kelly Gang…it sounds rich with history of a more difficult time to live when it was life or death. Even if I don’t win it I’m putting it on my Christmas wish list. thanks

  38. Catherine Burke says:

    Already subscribed love these colour (I am green)!! I want to read all of the ones I have not yet read. Sweetness in the belly. I follow on twitter.

  39. Jennifer says:

    Wow, what a great prize. The one I’d most like to read is The Thirteenth Tale.

  40. Evan says:

    In the Skin of a Lion sounds great. Thank you so much.

  41. tegan says:

    This is stunning – I have been meaning to read A curious tale of the dog in the nighttime for ages now!

  42. Carilyn says:

    I am a recent graduate from McMaster with an degree in honors English, so I have actually read a great number of these authors and works already. I purchased Rohinton Mistry’s “Such a Long Journey”, along with Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection of short stories “Unaccustomed Earth”. I have already read other works by these authors and fell in love with them so when I saw their names I simply had to indulge. I would die for the entire set to brighten up my library, as it consists of a lot of Oxford Classics, which needless to say lacks pazzaz! I will definitely be going back to purchase Doulas Coupland’s “Eleanor Rigby” which is one of the few authors on the list I am yet to enjoy.

  43. patc1 says:

    I would read all the green books….:) My FIRST read would be The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels (apropos to the coming season)!

  44. Perfect gift for my mother in law who is quite the reader…

  45. thomas rusinak says:

    i dont read much but these would make good gifts

  46. travelbuds2009 says:

    I would love to read Never Let Me Go

  47. travelbuds2009 says:

    Bonus Entry #1. Like Random House of Canada on Facebook. – done (Pamela McKenzie)

  48. travelbuds2009 says:

    Bonus Entry #2. I follow @RandomHouseCA on twitter and I tweeted

  49. travelbuds2009 says:

    Bonus Entry #3. I hit the Gift me Please button and am now following your blog.

  50. Vesper says:

    I would like to read Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  51. Vesper says:

    Follow Random House of Canada on Twitter

  52. Vesper says:

    subscriber – meikleblog at gmail dot com

  53. Victoria Ess says:

    These are breathtaking!! I want to replace all my classics with these! And a must-read would be Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verse.

  54. Victoria Ess says:

    Facebook: Victoria Ess

  55. Victoria Ess says:

    Twitter: VictoriaEss2

  56. Victoria Ess says:

    Subscribed with victoriaess at hotmail dot com

  57. Hal Jenner says:

    Bloodletting and Miraculous cures by Vincent Lam

  58. louisa says:

    Liked, following, tweeted … @belleellem

    Subscribed belleellem at gmail dot com

    So many great choices – beautiful collection. Would like to read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  59. I’m excited to read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  60. Facebook – Yasmel-Andria Cordovez-Mulet

  61. Adina H. says:

    I would like to read Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens.

  62. Adina H. says:

    I like Random House of Canada on Facebook and I left a comment on their page.

  63. Adina H. says:

    I follow @RandomHouseCA and I tweeted – https://twitter.com/Adinagator/status/264463721160654848

  64. lucy says:

    I like Random House.

  65. Pamalot says:

    I am most excited to read Mercy Among the Children

  66. Pamalot says:

    I liked random house and left a comment
    pam wood humphrey

  67. Pamalot says:

    tweet

    Pamalot28

  68. Pamalot says:

    I am a subscriber

  69. sonja says:

    I WANT TO READ DIGGING TO AMERICA

  70. sonja says:

    I’M A SUBSCRIBER

  71. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like to read The Virgin Suicide

  72. maybe31 says:

    The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin and Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides.
    Like Random House FB under Mabel

  73. Jayne Cameron says:

    Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures would be a definite read for me.

  74. Debbie Beam says:

    I love the bright colours! I would love to read Lori Lansens …Rush Home Road!

  75. Marlene V. says:

    I really like the Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

  76. Tammy says:

    Gorgeous! I’d love to read them all but Never Let Me Go might be the first one!

  77. Lori says:

    The little Stranger
    Nice collection would love to read these!!

  78. Andrea Amy says:

    The Little Stranger, but I would probably read them in order of colour lol

  79. What a great contest. Trying to choose a title is difficult, so I took the quiz & chose from among the suggestions of the dominant colour – it’s still a toss up, but I’ll say The Thirteenth Tale intrigues me, as does A Student of Weather.

  80. waterlilybarb says:

    I left a comment on Random House Canada’s FB page. My FB name is Barbara Westfall: https://www.facebook.com/waterlilybarb

  81. waterlilybarb says:

    My twitter handle is @waterlilybarb.

  82. waterlilybarb says:

    I am already a subscriber.

  83. Danie K says:

    In the Skin of a Lion by Micheal Ondaatje. I really want to read it. c:

  84. kathy wilson says:

    ANNE MICHAELS THE WINTER VAULT

  85. Yvonne Pley says:

    I am a subscriber and I love reading especially on rainy days!

  86. P Ruthven says:

    In the Skin of a Lion.by Michael Ondaaje

  87. Karen W says:

    The quiz didn’t tell me much, but apparently I’ve read more books from the green pile than any other, so, going with that, one I haven’t read, but would like to would be The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.

  88. Karen W says:

    I already follow on Facebook, and just left a comment there.

  89. Karen W says:

    I follow on Twitter as Yabut and I just sent a tweet about the contest. https://twitter.com/Yabut

  90. HEIDI says:

    This would be a wonderful collection to have! I would like to start with Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures.

  91. HEIDI says:

    I was already a fan of Random House and lrft a comment (Heidi Carlson-Reid).

  92. leah says:

    Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland…one of my favourite authors!

  93. April Harper says:

    1) I am very interested in reading Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time
    2)Liked Random House of Canada on Facebook and left a comment (April Harper)
    3)Following both on Twitter ( ReadyToPartay)
    4) I’m already a subscriber…thanks

  94. dustin coombs says:

    ANNE TYLER DIGGING TO AMERICA

  95. Would like to read Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

  96. Bookish Jojo says:

    This really is a beautiful collections of books; I have been drooling since they were released!!
    I am most keen to read ARTHUR & GEORGE by Julian Barnes!

    (Facebook & Twitter user/follower already: BookishJoJo)

    Thanks for this great contest! 🙂

  97. Ramona says:

    Never let me go is my choice.

  98. Kathy Hanson says:

    Its hard to pick only one for my to-read list. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

  99. Kathy Hanson says:

    Facebook: Kathleen Hanson
    Twitter: @kmjhanson

  100. Laura T says:

    My Sister would LOVE these books! Definitely thinking christmas now! 🙂 She would probably read either Michael Ondaatje or Julian Barnes first, although I suspect she would burn through the whole set in no time! I left a comment on Random House’s wall via Facebook also (Laura Taylor). Again, what a fantastic idea!

  101. neednewspace says:

    These books are truly stunning! I am most excited for the entire collection. But, here’s my Top-3: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Ealeanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland, and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
    I ‘like’ on FB- Teresa Ptasiuk Salvatore
    I ‘follow’ on Twitter – NeedNewSpace

  102. Linda Chaput says:

    It would be nice to read”Rush Home Road”

  103. Laura says:

    I’m a subscriber and I would like to read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  104. Linda says:

    I’d like to re-read “A prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving

  105. Amanda says:

    @MsEncyclo, http://www.facebook.com/encyclo (Amanda JE)

    The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, because it’s about time.

  106. angela m says:

    I’m most excited to read Sarah Waters’, “The Little Stranger.”

  107. Gillian says:

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood!

  108. Holly Sproule says:

    Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and I liked Random House on fb.

  109. Cassandra says:

    I would love to read The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. I’m already a Rushdie fan, and have just not gotten around to this one. These books are beautiful.

  110. icecreamandpickles says:

    I am a fan of Random House on Facebook and left a comment.
    http://www.facebook.com/casscasley

  111. icecreamandpickles says:

    I am definitely most excited to read The Satanic Verses. I love Salman Rushdie, but have not gotten around to this one. The whole list makes me geek out though.

  112. angela m says:

    Liked Random House on fb and left message.
    Angela Mitchell

  113. angela m says:

    e-mail subscriber.

  114. julia g says:

    My first choice would be The Satanic Verses; I would like to see what all the fuss is about.

  115. julia g says:

    I am a subscriber!

  116. julia g says:

    Commented on Facebook as Julia Grant

  117. Lynn says:

    Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures is a pretty catchy title.

  118. Rhonda S. says:

    There are so many titles in this collection that I’d be very interested to read but the one I am most excited about is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. It has already been highly recommended to me and one I had already intended to read in the near future.

  119. There are so many titles in this collection that I’d be very interested to read but the one I am most excited about is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. It has already been highly recommended to me and one I had already intended to read in the near future.

  120. ashley says:

    I would like to read margaret atwood’s alias grace, i have read her in the past and quite enjoyed it.

  121. I’m a subscriber, facebooker and tweeter! Yay! 🙂

    • CGG says:

      Hi Rhonda, can you tell me what your Facebook username is / Twitter handle so I know you’ve followed up with Random House? Thanks!

  122. Tracy says:

    These books would look lovely on my bookshelves of course if I had any room on the shelves!!!

  123. retromusic says:

    If you can believe it, I haven’t read the award-winning “Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures” (Vincent Lam)

  124. darlene howlett says:

    I would love to read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, I have read several of the books here and would love to read more. I think this is amazing. Thank you for this contest!

  125. Yuriy says:

    Never Let me Go

  126. Elizabeth Brown says:

    I really like the idea of color coordinating your books, however I have to agree with others that I like to organize my books by Author, then Genre. I would love to get the chance to read David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green, about a thirteen year old boy living in the 1980’s. I hear it may be a semi-autobiographical novel, written by the author who shares many of the same difficulties as his character. Liked on Facebook!

  127. Kelly P says:

    They.are.gorgeous!
    I’d love to read Never Let Me Go again!

  128. Carmen says:

    I’d really like to read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

    Facebook: Liked, and left a comment on the Random House Canada page (surprised to find that I hadn’t already) – name: Carmen Tsang.

    And I am now a new subscriber. Can’t wait to read more gift ideas what with the Christmas season coming up. 🙂

  129. Charles says:

    I tweeted. My Twitter handle is @subthreerunning

    @RandomHouseCA @CdnGiftGuide Beautiful looking #booksarebeautiful Cool way to repackage the titles

  130. subthree says:

    I Tweeted. My Twitter handle is @subthreerunning
    @RandomHouseCA @CdnGiftGuide Beautiful looking #booksarebeautiful Cool way to repackage the titles

  131. subthree says:

    So many great books, but I’d love to read Elizabeth Hay’s A Student of the Weather. Thank you.

  132. jenna3967 says:

    The Purple Series looks wonderful

  133. jenna3967 says:

    liked Random House on Facebook
    Jennifer Hammond

  134. Dreena says:

    I’d like to read them all! But here is one: “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy
    Thanks.

  135. Dreena says:

    I follow you and Random House on Twitter as @Alexandrina_M and tweeted:

  136. Dreena says:

    Email Subscriber.
    Cheers.

  137. Theresa K says:

    I’d love to read Never Let Me Go. Saw these tonight in Indigo, they’d look great in my place! Liked Random House on facebook – name Theresa Kuzina and commented and I’m a subscriber.

  138. jenny says:

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood!

    twitter follower: @jennnerin
    Facebook commented: jenn erin

    tweet : https://twitter.com/jennnerin/status/267552197934469120

    i’m a subbie! fifty.threee at live.com

    thank you!

  139. Ali says:

    The Satanic Verses of course! By Salaman Rushdie!

  140. Heather says:

    Love these! The Little Stranger would be my pick.

  141. stacey h says:

  142. stacey h says:

    i’m a subscriber

  143. Theresa K says:

    I’d love to add this collection to my bookshelf, and start with Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I liked Random House and commented and am a subscriber!

  144. marlene says:

    I did the quiz to decide on which books would be the best to read for me…

    a. RED
    If you answered mostly “a”, you are red.
    Passionate and determined, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb and The Virgin Suicide by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  145. Lynlee Wolstencroft says:

    I would be most excited to read The Satanic Verses. What a beautiful set of books! I’ve been inspired to do a colour-coded bookshelf since I saw a picture of one on Pinterest. This would definitely help add to my growing colourful collection!

  146. Freddy says:

    I would love to read the Thirteenth Tale!

  147. Gaetan says:

    I’d love to read Ondatje’s “in The Skin of a Lion.”
    Facebook: Gaëtan Harris

  148. Edward says:

    Satanic Verses. I saw the other contest on Midnight’s Children and I actually liked that book. I want to know why Rushdie was banished from India.

  149. Suzanne Anderson says:

    The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

  150. prim says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t read ‘The Curious Incident’ yet but it’s been on my to-read list forever. This set is so pretty.

  151. vanessa says:

    I would love to read The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I subscribed to your site

  152. Lyndsey Krepela says:

    I took the quiz on the randomhouse website and the green series is for me! 🙂
    That said A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favorites and I would read it again!!

  153. All of the books look so fabulous .. but the one I would most likely look forward to is Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland !

  154. LIked and commented @ random house – fb name – heather holmberg

  155. I am a subscriber and you have cost me quite a bit of money since Ive become one !! But I love it ! I am going to have the best, snazziest presents ever.

    • CGG says:

      Hah! That’s one of the best comments I’ve received on this blog 🙂 Sorry for emptying your pocketbook…and be prepared, we’re JUST getting started with awesome holiday gift ideas.

  156. alison k says:

    I’m most excited to read “Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland”. The storyline is intriguing.

    Bonus Entry #1: Liked & left a comment https://www.facebook.com/RandomHouseOfCanada/posts/340765069354654 (Alison K)

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/270043556088012800 (SoulSeeker0)

    Bonus Entry #3: I’m already a subscriber

    Thank you.

  157. Barbara99 says:

    The colour coding system looks really nice. I would like to read Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion.

    I have followed your instructions for the bonus entries. Thank you.

  158. Maggie Kastle says:

    A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay!! This set is beautiful !!

  159. Sigh. These are lovely. I want to read the God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

  160. Here’e my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moline.dastrup
    And I am a new follower to your blog!

  161. angela mitchell says:

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    FOllowed RandomHouseCA on twitter @skyalive1976

  162. Dee B says:

    I love Vincent Lam so I’d pick Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

  163. I’d go for Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Copeland. I like his work, haven’t read this one yet, and the plot sounds interesting. Plus the book is a pretty pink. Does that make me shallow? I’ve liked Random House and left a comment (Alison Braidwood). I’m a subscriber, too.

  164. Lori P says:

    I’m all over the map, but the Blue series looks intriguing (as do all the others, too!)

  165. Lori P says:

    Random House of Canada Liked and commented on their Wall by Lori Provenzano

  166. Lori P says:

    Random HOuse of Canada Followed and tweeted by @Birdophile

  167. Lori P says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide Subscriber!

  168. mousecat says:

    I’d like to read “The Thirteenth Tale”

  169. mousecat says:

    I’m a subscriber

  170. Barbara B says:

    I would love to read Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, especially as it is the perfect colour of green.

  171. Joan G says:

    The Thirteenth Tale would be my first choice but there are several others a close second.

  172. I’m excited about the Thirteenth Tale!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  173. I follow Random House on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/272583588011184129
    @rebthecatsitter

  174. I subscribe to the blog!

  175. ginette4 says:

    I would love to read Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

  176. ginette4 says:

    Like Random house on facebook – Ginette Dube Anger
    posted on their wall

  177. ginette4 says:

    I’m an email subscriber
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  178. Rose says:

    The first book I would read is The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels it is on my list of must reads..

  179. Rose says:

    I have liked Random house ages ago.. my facebook name is hollyhill and I posted on their wall..

  180. Rose says:

    I tweeted, hope I did this right… my handle is BCHolly

  181. Rose says:

    i subscribed..

  182. ginette4 says:

    following Random House and Canadian Gift Guide on twitter; @ginette4
    tweeted,

  183. Natalie says:

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  184. Taps says:

    Love to read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.. What a beautiful ideas.. its been added to my list of things needed :).. and an ardent subscriber..

  185. Katharine says:

    According to the quiz I’m a yellow. I’d like to read Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

  186. Katharine says:

    Signed up for your mailing list.

  187. Brianna says:

    Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

  188. Brook says:

    Margaret Atwood would be my first pick!
    I already like Random house on Facebook!
    Thanks! Love to read!

  189. steph says:

    i wanna read Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures first!! yaya~

  190. steph says:

    liked on facebook
    stephaniefox1

  191. sarah snow says:

    Roy’s The God of Small Things is what I would be reading, also liked on Facebook shamrock.snow

  192. lori butler says:

    The Satanic Versus 🙂

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