Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Contentment Reading Challenge: June (Book Swap!)

Back by popular demand, let's welcome another round of the Contentment Reading Challenge Book Swap! ;) To save me a bit of time, as well as to make sure we're all on the same page, I'm just going to repeat the book swap guidelines from the last swap (in March).

Here are some guidelines:
  • If you are participating in the challenge and you end up getting a book through the book swap, feel free to count it to your total if you would like. It can be a re-read or a first-time read. You don't have to count it, though, if you only want to count re-reads. I'm just giving you permission if you'd like to. ;)
  • There are no guarantees that everyone will get to participate. It's all up to you whether or not you end up connecting with another reader and finding some commonalities in your lists. (I'll explain that in just a moment.)
  • If you choose to participate in the book swap, you will have to pay your own shipping to send your book(s) to another person. (This probably means that most of the "swappers" will be U.S. residents, but if a couple of people from another, same country find each other here, then that would be great!)
So, now I'll tell you how this is actually going to work! You'll need to put together two lists:
  1. A list of books you are willing to send (swap) to another person.
  2. A list of books you are interested in receiving through the swap, whether books you don't have that you want to re-read, or books you've never read before.
In the comments section post your two lists along with your e-mail address. If you see someone whose list matches up to yours in some way, someone you want to trade/swap with (etc.), then contact that person by e-mail and set up a swap! Or wait and see if anyone contacts you.

To get us started (and to give you an example), I'm just going to post my two lists here:

Books I'm Willing to Part With:
  • Love is Grand by Annalisa Daughety
  • Angel Song by Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman
  • Just Jane by Nancy Moser
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky
  • Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith
  • Where Hearts are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons
  • Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas by Janice Hanna
  • Quite a few Karen Kingsbury and Dee Henderson books
And much more! Now that I'm home for the summer, I have access to my bookshelves--and let me tell you, they are loaded! If you have a book I'm interested in (listed below), then I just might have one to interest you, too. ;)

Books I'm Interested In:
  • Waterfall or Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
  • Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall
  • Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y'Barbo
  • Doctor in Petticoats, Montana Rose, or Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy
  • How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler
  • A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
  • The Jewel of His Heart by Maggie Brendan
  • Bound By Guilt by C.J. Darlington
If you're interested in swapping with me, e-mail me at:

I can add more to these lists, and I'm willing to be a bit flexible. ;) So go ahead and post your lists and see if there's anyone you want to swap with!

Note: If you don't have a U.S. mailing address, be sure to let others know that in your comment. There might be someone from your country willing to swap with you!


Joy Tamsin David said...

I love these swaps.

Books I have available:

Words by Ginny Yttrup
The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliot

Books I'm looking for:

Anything by Laura Frantz
Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long
Mainstream YA titles from the past year
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All or Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
Writing craft books by Susan May Warren, Jeff Gerke or Brandilyn Collins
Deep Trouble or Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy
Immanuels Veins by Ted Dekker

Bluerose said...

Books I have:

Angel song by Kathryn Cushman
A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf
Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliot
A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
Forever After by Deborah Raney
Pursuit of Justice by Diann Mills

These are the books I really want right now:

She Makes It Look Easy by Marybeth Whalen
Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer
A Great Catch
Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad
Double Trouble
Nothing by Trouble by Susan May Warren

If I have anything you want, let me know, though. :)(And I do have more books if you have something I want and don't see anything you want on my list).

And I prefer shipping in the U.S.

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

Hi Amber,
I hope the book swap goes well.
I just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you a blog award. Have a look on my blog for details.

Katy said...

I'm so excited! :-D Last time this swap was awesome! Let's see....

Books I'm Willing to Swap:

Sees of Summer - Deborah Vogts
Surrender the Wind - Rita Gerlach
Wolves Among Us - Ginger Garrett
Night of the Cossack - Janette Oke
Song of the Silent Harp - BJ Hoff
Heart of the Lonely Exile - BJ Hoff
False Pretenses - Kathy Herman (ARC)
In the Shadow of Evil - Robin Caroll (ARC)
No Safe Haven - Kimberley Woodhouse (ARC)
All I'll Ever Need - Harry Kraus
On the Run - Bill Myers
A Trail of Ink - Mel Starr

Books I'm Looking For:

Michal - Jill Eileen Smith
Abigail - Jill Eileen Smith
Betrayed - Jeanette Windle
Courting Morrow Little - Laura Frantz
Scattered Petals - Amanda Cabot
Nightshade - Ronie Kendig
Digitals - Ronie Kendig
Thicker Than Blood - CJ Darlington
Making Waves - Lorna Seilstad
The Truthseekers - Dee Henderson
Critical Care - Candace Calvert
...and that's all I can think of right now! :-D

My email addy is - agirlslegacy(at)yahoo(dot)com

~ Katy

Christy said...

Oh, how I wish I had not traded in all my extra books at the bookstore! B/c of that, I don't have much to offer. :o(

Willing to trade:

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren
Goodbye, Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson
Heart of Lies by Jill Marie Landis

Looking for:

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin
Maggie Rose and Abbie Ann by Sharlene MacLaren
Autumn's Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray
Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer
Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington

I have several other older fiction titles available, most of them by seasoned authors like Gilbert Morris, Jack Cavanaugh, Linda Chaikin, Janette Oke, etc. If you're interested in specific titles, just shoot me an email.

Thanks, Amber for hosting this! I was able to work out a swap last time...hoping for another one this time around! :o)

southernsassythings at gmail dot com

Kait said...

Yay! I love doing this! :)

Books I Have:

My Son, John - Kathi Macias
What The hEart Sees 3-in-1 - Kathleen Fuller
Allison's Journey - Wanda Brunstetter
The Journey - Wanda Brunstetter(ARC)
Hollywood Nobody - Lisa Samson
Spring For Susannah - Catherine Richmond
Unbridled Hope - Loree Lough(ARC)
Love Remains - Kaye Dacus
The Reluctant Detective- Martha Ockley
The Sound of Sleigh Bells - Cindy Woodsmall
A Reluctant Queen - Joan Wolf
Words - Ginny Yttrup
October Song - Beverly Lewis

Books I Want:

Cascade or/and Waterfall - Lisa T. Bergren
Courting Morrow Little - Laura Frantz
Plain Fear: Forsaken - Leanna Ellis
ESV Reformation Study Bible with commentary by R.C Sproul, hard or leather back - God ;)
He Who Lifts the Skies - Kaci Gramckow
Do Hard Things - Brett and Alex Harris
Tailor-Made Bride - Karen Witemeyer

That's all I can think of for now! My email is momiswayweird/gmail/com

Any of the volumes of the Christy Miller series, Siera Jensen series, or any other Christy Miller related books by Robin Gunn.

Any of the books in the Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin except the first.

Casey said...

Thanks for doing this Amber! Always look forward to these things. :) Here is my list and my email (caseym(.)writer(@)gmail(.)com)

Available for SWAP:

Cowgirl at Heart by Christine Lynxwiler

Blessings by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman

A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers

Ransome's Honor by Kaye Dacus (personally signed)

Heart of a Cowboy by Margaret Daley (personally signed)

Homecoming Hero by Renee Ryan (personally signed)

Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad (personally signed)

Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck

Chateau of Echoes by Siri Mitchell

Wanted: A Family by Janet Dean

Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills (ARC)

Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio by Annalisa Daughtery

Pompeii: City of Fire by T.L. Higley (ARC)

Currently SEARCHING For:

Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones

Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen

Eve's Daughters by Lynn Austin

Leaving November by Deborah Raney

From a Distance by Tamera Alexander

Courting Miss Adelaide by Janet Dean

Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth

A Slow Burn by Mary DeMuth

Forever After by Deborah Raney

Never the Bride by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay

Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren

The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

The Fine Art of Insecurity by Angela Hunt

Almost anything by Rachel Hauck

Anything by Ruth Axtell Morren

Kait said...

oops. Those last two about the series are "wants". I dont know how they got down there. lol

Casey said...


Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio is now SWAPPED.

AND I am also currently looking for WHITE PICKET FENCES by Susan Meissner.

Thanks. :-))

Amber S. said...

Hello, everyone! So glad you could join in the swapping fun today! :)

Be sure to check your e-mails when you can, just in case someone wants to swap with you. (Casey, I'm looking at you, LOL!) ;)

Happy swapping!


Amber S. said...


Thank you so much for that adorable award--that means a lot to me that you would pass it on to this blog! :)


faithhopecherrytea said...

another thanks Amber ~
not a long list, but a definite wish:

looking for ~
The Violets of March by Sarah Jiho

My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones
+ any Jane Austen spinoffs

parting with ~
Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
some Anne of Grn Gables series by LM Montgomery
plz enquire

S* blstef1 at mts dot net
profile for blogger still not working...

Amber S. said...

Thank you all so much for participating! I hope you were able to make swaps if you wanted to, and that either way you will have some great reading material for the summer! :)


Joy Tamsin David said...


Here is a list of everything I have available to swap right now:

Preacher's Bride by Hedlund
When We're Far Apart by Austin
Head in the Clouds by Whitemeyer
Snow Angel by Jamie Carie
Mine is the Night, Here Burns my Candle by Higgs
My Name is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder
Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
The Princess by Laurie Wick
Child of Promise, Lady of Light, Woman of Grace by Kathleen Morgan
Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate
Yada Yada Prayer Group by Jackson
The Resurrection by Mike Duran
A Girls Best Friend by Billerbeck
Petra by TL Higley
Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie
Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer
Beyond this Moment by Tamera Alexander
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Writing the Christian Romance by Martin

Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensiblity by Jane Austen

And a ton of Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Historicals

Here is my wish list from goodreads:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Is this swap still going on? I missed a lot of blogging last week since I was sick and then I had to go out of town. :-( I'd really like to try and swap here instead of on Paperbackswap since I know a few of you gals! ;-)

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...


I'm sorry you weren't feeling well! :( I hope you are better now!

As for the swap, I think you can still make it happen! :) If anyone else's lists fit with yours, you can probably still e-mail them and see if they're interested! I don't know how many people are checking the comments at this point, but if you initiate e-mail contact, there might still be hope! ;)

But feel free to post your lists anyway for those of us who are still checking in. :)


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Here's the list of books I have, all are like new, read once by me unless otherwise noted.

Pursuit of Justice (Call of Duty, book 3) by Diann Mills

A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick (Good condition, signed)

Holy Guacamole by Dan and Denise Harmer

These are all ARC's:

Unbridled Hope by Loree Lough

Broken Wings by Carla Stewart

A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

Pompeii by T.L. Higley

Wants (ARC's are fine):
A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna White

Tea For Two by Trish Perry

The Narrow Path by Gail Sattler

Waterfall by Lisa Bergren

Email addy on my blog if you're interested :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Katy said...

Oh, hey girls! For some random reason I decided to stop by here and found that there were some new comments! :-)

Sorry to say, I don't have anything y'all are wanting. But I'll let my blogging buddy, Kait, know that there are some new books up here. Maybe she has something.

Sorry you weren't feeling well, Renee!

~ Katy