book contest winners announced: check out ap top books

December 6, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated with our recent book contest, where readers were asked to submit the name of their favorite book for a chance to win a free copy of the newly released book, The Exene Chronicles, by Camille Collins. Author, Camille, picked her favorite three submissions out of the bunch for the win and had several honorable mentions as well. Here’s the list of winners and their favorite books. If you have any others that you think people should read, include below.

WINNER: Mr. Aaron Akeredolu of London
Book: Punk Fiction: An Anthology of Short Stories Inspired by Punk, Edited by Janine Bullman
Aaron on his selection: ““The book that has changed my life is….”Punk Fiction: An Anthology of Short Stories Inspired by Punk” edited by Janine Bullman. This book is a great read and intriguing all the same.”

WINNER: Mr. Issac B. Makings of Kimberly, Idaho
Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Issac on his selection: “This book goes way beyond a simple story. It speaks on pursuing dreams and finding your true purpose in life. This book allowed me to look inside my self and helped me figure out not only what I want to do in life but also what I seek for happiness as a human being. I recommend this book to anyone going through life thinking that they are not in control, or even people that are in control but seek direction from within themselves.”

WINNER: Taryn of Seattle
Book: Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo by Ntozake Shange
and Hope for The Flowers by Trina Paulus
(Taryn didn’t really say as much as the guys, but I loved the book she chose).

Other books submitted by AP members:

Tara Denice, book: Weezie Bat by Francesca Lia Bloc

Aletha Scott, book: Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ryan Jarmon, book: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Adrienne (AKA Miss A), book: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Born Jamerican, book: No Disrespect by Sista Soulja

Cali, books: Into the Wild by Christopher McCandless, Freedom by Jonathen Franzen, 7th Harry Potter Book

And last but not least: BoweryBetty, books: Passing by Nella Larsen, and Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine DeLoria Jr. “

If you have any books you think should be on this list, post below and why it is your favorite read.