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Book Contest

We have thought and thought and talked and talked (and argued too!) about the best way to run a fair book contest on our site.


One night recently, Queenie D was reading a quick survey from a friend on FaceBook and was thrown into a complete tizzy over one simple question - "what is your favorite book?"

That one question, so unassuming and innocent, can foster the greatest book club discussions known to readers. What you say now might not be the same answer you give in ten years from now, maybe even in a month from now. We decided that the true million dollar question for all book lovers really is "what is your favorite book?"

So this got Queenie D thinking. What kind of contest can reward one of our valuable visitors with a wonderful book club read each month?

Furthermore, what kind of contest can also allow those same visitors to leave a lasting impression of themselves at Book Club Queen?

The answer suddenly became simple - ask the million dollar question to all our visitors and randomly choose a winner from the contributors each month!

Book Contest Winner Below you will find the form you must fill out in order to participate in our monthly book contest. Please complete it exactly as it appears to be sure your entry is correctly submitted.

You'll be asked to include your email. This will simply be so that if you are a winner you can be notified. If you just wish to answer the million dollar question but do not want to put your name in the pool of visitors to be selected from each month, feel free to do so. We'd still love to hear your response!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us via the feedback form.

Update: Currently all BCQ contests have ended.

Below you will find our visitors very diverse answers to the most recent "million dollar question" - what is your favorite book?

Readers Speak

Click below to see other answers to the million dollar question...

City of Bones series - Cassandra Claire 
I really can't pick one out of the series, so I would have to say the whole thing. The reason I choose these books was because they are written in a genre …

A Thousand Splendid Suns 
Right now, my favorite book is "A Thousand Splendid Suns". It was a powerful novel about 2 generations of Afghani women and the struggles they survived …

Rescuing Madison by Terry Brody 
Written by a New York City Fire Lieutenant, RESCUING MADISON is romantic, dramatic, action packed and hilarious. It will make you laugh on one page and …

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton 
I had a terribly hard childhood and this helped me to slip away into another world and believe that all was good and peaceful in my life, it is a story …

Office Affairs by Caramel Vixen 
I love Office Affairs by Caramel Vixen because she brings truth and reality to the everyday lives of big beautiful women. She shows readers that its okay …

Consequences by Linda R. Herman 
This author, through her words, speaks to an audience, commanding their attention on a subject matter most don't want to hear about or talk about. That …

Inkheart, Cornelia Funke 
Inkheart is my favorite book because it is very detailed, descriptive and creates an image of what is happening. It also has a lot of complications, twists …

Former Rain by Vanessa Miller 
This is my favorite book because Vanessa Miller is a great writer. I admire her because she brings the characters to life as you read and create vivid …

A Child Called "It" David Pelzer 
Hello, my name is Kayla Fitzpatrick. I am an 8th grade student at David Ellis Academy West in Redford Michigan.I really love reading, especially when I'm …

"Searching for David's Heart" By; Cherie Bennet 
I love "Searching for David's Heart" because it is such a heart-warming tale. It also takes place in a city I live by, Appleton, Wisconsin. Finally, it …

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers 
What an awesome read for Christians and Non-Christians alike. It gives the gospel clearly! As a work of fiction it tells the story of Hosea, a good Godly …

The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach 
Just let me say that this book is the first that I have read that lingered in my mind for days when I finished it. I read it two years ago and I still …

myLife Framework: A Model for a Successful Life based on Principles of Yoga 
Most yoga literature either focuses on philosophy or the physical postures/health. This book attempts to summarize all the yoga knowledge and apply it …

If Thine Eye Be Evil 
I recently read If Thine Eye Be Evil, a book by Kathleen Yasas. It's a thriller, lots of terrific twists, I'm a devoted mystery/thriller fan and couldn't …

The Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore 
This novel told the true story of a homeless man who became a totally different person when he was befriended by a very wealthy art dealer, Ron Hall. …

Moomin Summer Madness by Tove Jansson 
When I read this book, which I have done many times, I feel like a child again. I experience the wonder and simplicity of youth. The first time I read …

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 
I fell in love with Mr. Darcy, at the age of thirteen. Pride & Prejudice had been my first true adventure into the politics of Regency Romance, with all …

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey 
Possibly the greatest book ever written, Kesey's, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," is a masterpiece. The book indicates societies push for conformity …

"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott 
Until the age of 9, I was an only child. When I would read "Little Women" the theme of the story that always touched me the most was the unwavering bond …

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto  
An incredible, visual reminder of what we're doing to ourselves and others. It's a book that I've read and reread several times. Each time, I discover …

Emily Bronte's - Wuthering Heights 
Who doesn't love a great romance!? This book has it all, love, betrayal, suspense, it even has a ghost! I fell in love with this book when I first read …

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 
Great intro to a series on a time-traveling English nurse and her 18th century Scottish man -- but it's not science fiction in the stricter sense of the …

Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
This book has just about everything you could want.. romance, tragedy, suspense... I've read it numerous times and loved it every single time.

"The time of My Lives " J.M. Valente 
The book is Original, Real, and Romantic!!

Carnival Mirror by Chelynne Nicole 
It has depth but simple to understand It is a quick read It makes an impact It sends a message It is also a self-help book for people with low self …

The Foundling by Cardinal Spellman 
This book was written in the very early 50's and is no longer in print. I read it when I was in high school in the 60's. It made an impression on me …

If you enjoy good suspense/drama Not rated yet
If you like suspense,drama, you will love Triangle of Lies, Deceit, and Devastation by Sondra D. Kelly. This book is really good for only 123 pages. …

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series By Laurell K. Hamilton Not rated yet
First off, let me start by saying that you are correct! I read several books a month, and my "favorite" book is constantly changing! But so far, one series …

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier Not rated yet
One of the most inventive, exhilarating and disturbing books I have ever read, Kevin Brockmeier's The Brief History of the Dead is absolutely spellbinding …

The City of Bones series by Cassandra Claire Not rated yet
Even though there are a ton of new young adult books out there today that cover pretty much every mythical creature and anything supernatural. This book …

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Not rated yet
Rebecca is a book of the classics. It amazes me how gripping du Maurier writes this story, especially because it is almost deceiving in the beginning. …

Put your Isacc down by Carol Kent Not rated yet
I could not put the book down, imagine your son killing another man to save your step children from possibly abuse. How this changed the whole family …

Megan's Way by Melissa Foster Not rated yet
This is an interesting book that shows how different people react to life's fate.

The Cound of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Not rated yet
The Count of Monte Cristo covers up different genres all in one. It's a timeless classic which make it more original and simple. And Alexandre actually …

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dolley Not rated yet
This is a very hard question as I could write so many authors and their books that have blessed me immeasurably this past year. But this is the most recent …

SENSE and Sensibility by Jane Austen Not rated yet
I enjoy Jane Austen because she points out the silliness in society that could be applied even now.

The Eight by Katherine Neville Not rated yet
The characters in both story lines were amazing. The thought and planning that must have gone into combining the storylines in such a smooth and consistently …

Rachel's Garden and Marta Perry Not rated yet
This is the first time in a long time I've read one of Marta's books. I had read them in the past and enjoy every book she writes. But this was her first …

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah Not rated yet
This book has been my favorite so far. My friend Stephanie just started this club and this was our second book! I'm the mystery/suspense/thriller kind …

The Stand by Stephen King  Not rated yet
Totally fiction but so real - good versus evil. One of the few books I have read twice. Mr. King's descriptions make you taste, hear, and smell what …

A Prayer for Owen Meany  Not rated yet
This author develops his characters so well that Owen became real to me as I read this amazing story. Also, I loved the symbolism used throughout the …

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay Not rated yet
This is one of my very favorite books due to the passion that this little girl had in going back and finding her brother, whom was left behind when the …

All of the Harry Potter's!!! By J.K. Rowling  Not rated yet
Well the number one reason would be that she's the best writer I've ever read! J.K. Rowling created such a believable world that a person can't help but …

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell Not rated yet
This was the book that sparked my life long love of books. I was 12 years old when I read " Gone with the Wind" I read it in 3 days.It not only whetted …

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt Not rated yet
I loved the Irish dialect...I felt like I was listening to his story instead of reading it. I liked that it was from his perspective as a boy resonating …

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See Not rated yet
This book brought tears to my eyes... it has it all, friendship, betrayal, jealously and love, add all that to the back drop of a time in Japan when little …

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Not rated yet
Just for starters this is a book that the cover would have turned me off. It looks like a romance and honestly there is little romance with that frame …

Murder by Mushroom by Virginia Smith Not rated yet
Once you read this book you will never look at a church potluck or people at the potluck again the same. Also when you see mushrooms, you will always …

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Not rated yet
I read this book as a teenager and it did truly impact my life from then forward. I came to realize that if one tried hard enough, good things would come …

The Unwritten Story Not rated yet
The Unwritten Story is an excellent novel about life in general. It discusses topics such as science, spirituality, and the illusion of death, but most …

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos Not rated yet
Marisa de los Santos is an award winning poet and her book Love Walked In is beautifully written. It is intelligent and she uses a lot of classic movie …

Succulent Wild Woman by SARK Not rated yet
This is my current favorite book because it encourages all females to take a look inside of their souls and give themselves permission to be exactly who …

John Grisham - The Client Not rated yet
I first read this book at the age of 17. I have always enjoyed reading but somehow this book and this author captivated my imagination for years. The …

it is what it is...beating breast cancer using chemo, radiation and email by Carol Chatellier Kleinrock Not rated yet
As a breast cancer survivor (although I prefer the word 'thriver'!) myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Carol Chatellier Kleinrock is articulate, …

My Enemy's Cradle by: Sara Young Not rated yet
This book drew me in. It is a different take of the WWII and holocaust through a girl of nineteen named Cyrla. After Cyrla's mother dies, she is sent …

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Not rated yet
I have loved this book since I was thirteen. I have read thousands of books since this one, but this has always been my favorite as no other book has ever …

Graden Series by Nora Roberts Not rated yet
I absolutely love all of Nora Roberts books. I always have, they are just you typical romance novel. There is just something there that no matter how …

Graden Series by Nora Roberts Not rated yet
I absolutely love all of Nora Roberts books. I always have, they are just you typical romance novel. There is just something there that no matter how …

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Not rated yet
I read this when I was a young girl and it brought out so many emotions in me. I wanted to be Jo, loved Meg, grieved for Beth and learned to accept and …

Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag Not rated yet
I like a book that keeps the action going until the very end. Her books do that and this one was one of the better ones. Really do like them all but …

After River by Donna Milner Not rated yet
This is a debut novel by a wonderful young Canadian woman. The story takes place in B.C., about a draft dodger coming to Canada to escape the Vietnam …

Because of Winn by: Dixie Kate DiCamillo Not rated yet
This book is an excellent. Why? Because this book talks about a dog named Winn Dixie and how he met a wonderful family. Opel, the owner of the dog really …

Murder by Mushroom by Virginia Smith Not rated yet
You will never look at mushrooms and church potlucks the same again after you read this book. Also you will find yourself wanting more and more inspirational …

Alanna the first adventure byTamora Pierce Not rated yet
1. I'm 12 and I LOVE magic and adventure and in this book there is a lot of magic and it could be considered an adventure, but this book also has something …

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Not rated yet
I know this book has become perhaps overly popular, but it best fit my "criteria" for my favorite book selection. I read about 50 books a year (not counting …

Engaging the Sons of Darkness by Barbara Smitherman Not rated yet
This book is most intriguing. Unlike the craze of the paranormal that is sweeping across the world, this book actually takes you into the unseen world …

Touch Of Texas By Tracy Garrett Not rated yet
I met Tracy Garrett and bought a copy. She autographed it for me. Loved reading it. Didn't want to put it down. Liked her characters and the action …

Closing Time By Joe Queenan Not rated yet
This book was incredibly painful to read, and yet I couldn't stop. As a child of alcoholics, I thought that I had cornered the market on abuse. But it …

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb Not rated yet
A wonderful journey into the mind of a lonely, obese girl. This book touched my heart as I journeyed, along with the author into the mind of a lonely …

Storm Front by Jim Butcher Not rated yet
Fast-paced, page turner and thoroughly engrossing. Story-telling quality is 5 out of 5. Reader can connect with characters and world-building creativity …

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Not rated yet
I like this book because it gives the view of how hard it was to find a good husband back when you had to marry young. Elizabeth wasn't like all the other …

Intertwined by. Gene Showalter Not rated yet
This book is my favorite book along with its author because it combines all aspects of a great book with my favorite genre. I love anything paranormal. …

The Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton Not rated yet
I was in my local library branch and the title caught my eye as I was walking out. I checked it out and have been an M. C. Beaton fan ever since. I …

Fearless by Tim Lott Not rated yet
I love this book because it inspired me to live every day to the fullest and put others before me. While I was reading it, it made my heart ache because …

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Not rated yet
I was pulled into the story. From a western mind the eastern culture is so exotic and mysterious, it was like a new world unfolding to learn how this …

The Other Ones by Jean Thesman Not rated yet
I remember the first day that I saw The Other Ones. I was at my local thrift store and I was looking at the books. When I saw The Other Ones on the shelf …

"Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer Not rated yet
I love Twilight because the thrill of reading about a whole different world is exciting. Reading about something you don't believe can happen, but at the …

The Stand by Stephen King Not rated yet
I have read and enjoyed all genres of writing from science fiction to religious romance and historical novels. There is very little that author Stephen …

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink Not rated yet
It's wonderfully written (the BEST writing ever), the story line is intense and it is just ... awesome! :D

Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos Not rated yet
I was amazed by the author's ability to create such interesting characters and to weave them all together so beautifully. What an amazing story of how …

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Not rated yet
What makes this book especially good is that it combines action, romance and fantasy in such a great way you find yourself sucked into the "shadow hunter's …

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Not rated yet
This book was given to me as a Christmas gift about five years ago. I read it in one sitting and the book still means a lot to me today. The story is told …

Left Behind Series Tim LaHay and Jerry Jenkins Not rated yet
What a great series. The books were so well written that I couldn't wait for a new one to come out. I got them on the first day every time. They give you …

If Thine Eye Be Evil Not rated yet
I recently read If Thine Eye Be Evil, a book by Kathleen Yasas. It's a thriller, lots of terrific twists, I'm a devoted mystery/thriller fan and couldn't …

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts Not rated yet
I love the twists and turns, how you are not sure who is the villain and when you find out you are shocked! It's the best book I have read and I don't …

Roastbeef's Promise by David Jerome Not rated yet
This hilarious, fun read is a story of a young man who fulfills his dad's dying wish to spread his ashes in all 48 contiguous states. With very little …

Loving God With all your Mind by Elizabeth George Not rated yet
Being a Pastor's wife is not easy and I am constantly reading to enrich, encourage and strengthen my walk with the Lord. I found this book to be very …

Long Eagle by Danielle Steel Not rated yet
(this review may be a spoiler) This is a bittersweet story about an unexpected love. What seemed to be the lead of a fairytale love-affair ended up …

The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt Not rated yet
This beautiful novel, written by the sister of Anne Rice, uses flowing, delicate prose to describe a topic generally neglected by literature: werewolves. …

Reality Creation 101 Not rated yet
Has anyone else read this book yet? It's called "Reality Creation 101". If not, I highly recommend it because it has really, really helped me. At first …

The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky Not rated yet
I really love all of Barbara Delinsky's books. Her books are all about real situations that are not so far fetched. The Summer I Dared is a deeply moving …

The Shack by William Paul Young Not rated yet
This book makes people think about their relationship with God, as well as their relationships with other people. While not 100% true to scripture, this …

Beyond the Shadows of Summer by Jonathan Zemsky  Not rated yet
August 5th 1954, 13 year old James’ kid brother, Brand, dies at the age of 11. Everyone knew that he would not live to see his 20th birthday due to a rare …

Blue Heart Blessed by Susan Meissner Not rated yet
This book was about a Bride to Be left 10 days before her wedding leaving her to opening her own Bridal Boutique and blessing each wedding dress she sold …

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent Not rated yet
This was my favorite book of today. A very well written book about the Salem Witch Trials from a young girl's view. I read a novel a day so I hope I …

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Not rated yet
I adore Lily Bart, the tragic heroine of Edith Wharton's magnificent American novel The House of Mirth. She is beautiful. When glimpsed by Selden in …

A Woman's Place by Barbara Delinsky Not rated yet
I just could not put this book down...I read while dinner was cooking, while sitting in traffic, just whenever I had a minute. I just HAD to find out …

Mom in the Middle by Mae Nunn Not rated yet
When I was recovering from an ankle fusion, Mae sent me four books to read. One was this one. It encouraged, uplifted and carried me through a difficult …

A Game of Thrones by Robert Jordan Not rated yet
This wonderful science fantasy book opens the genre to readers of other styles. Lovers of history and politics will find much to enjoy in this great tale …

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis Not rated yet
The very first book in the Narnia series, often overlooked in favor of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. But this tale of love and magic is full …

The Pilars of the Earth by Ken Follett Not rated yet
This book transported me back to the time of the characters in the book which was around the 16th century. I felt I was there with them. Ken Follett has …

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Not rated yet
I love the style of how the book was written. First of all is was historical fiction. It was a book that traveled from the 1400 till the present. Then …

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks Not rated yet
This was a book I read for a book group that I am in. The book is about the plague that hits Eyam, England in 1665 and how the towns people deal with it. …

The Shunning by Beverly Lewis Not rated yet
The shunning is about a Pennsylvania-Amish family and their trials and struggles. I live in PA and find the Amish to be very interesting. I never …

After Innocence by Brenda Joyce (1994) Not rated yet
My favorite romance book of all time is After Innocence by Brenda Joyce. I first read it in 1995 when I was 18 years old and it has left an impression …

Memoris of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Not rated yet
Suyri is an amazingly strong and powerful character who doesn't accurately know her own strength, which makes her vastly lovable to anyone with half a …

Even Numbers By Barbara Grovner Not rated yet
EVEN NUMBERS IS WRITTEN FOR ALL SINGLE MOTHERS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE DATING. THE STORY IS ONE THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY FAMILY AT ANYTIME. THERE ARE …

Murder by Mushroom by Virginia Smith Not rated yet
This was the first book of hers I read. After reading it, you will never look at a church social and people in church or mushrooms again without thinking …

Twlight by Stephenie Meyer Not rated yet
I know that Twilight is a new book and I know that the whole world is in love with it. But none of that matters to me. The most important …

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