Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Giveaway: Borne

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the beginning of a new month and you know what that means..

Time to give away our July Author/Reader Discussion novel!

We will be reading and discussing Borne
with author Jeff Vandermeer. 

Jeff's publisher MCD/FSG are making 10 hard cover copies available for US Residents 
(sorry, International folks!)

We're especially excited to have Jeff back as a guest for our #AuthoReadeR discussion!!!

If you haven't been privvy to all the buzz, here's what it's about

"Am I a person?" Borne asked me.
"Yes, you are a person," I told him. "But like a person, you can be a weapon, too." In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech firm now derelict—and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.
One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump—plant or animal?—but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts—and definitely against Wick’s wishes—Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is fun to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. 
"He was born, but I had borne him."
But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same. 


This giveaway will run through June 9th.
Winners will be announced here and via email on June 10th.


Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads. (Remember, you must be a resident of the US to request the signed paperback.)

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from July 24th through July 30th. Jeff has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred).


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. David O'NealJune 13, 2017 at 2:03 AM

    i loved the Southern reach and cannot wait to see where he next takes us. I agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from July 24th through July 30th.
    you can reach me at

    1. Hi David, the giveaway ended on the 9th and winners have already been announced at the goodreads page. Better luck next time?? Thanks for your interest!!