Enter Our Moving Day Giveaway to Win A BookClubbish Prize Pack

Any book lover who has ever had to move into a new home knows the struggle of packing up bookshelves, and the BookClubbish office is no different. We’re clearing out our shelves as we get ready to move to a fancy new location next month, and we want to send one of our book boxes to you! Tell us what books have traveled with you through the big moves in your life in the comments below for a chance to win.

Giveaway: Answer the above question for your chance to win an amazing BookClubbish prize pack. Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Contest closes March 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. One (1) winner will be selected from all on March 6. For full official rules, click here.

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    310 Responses to “Enter Our Moving Day Giveaway to Win A BookClubbish Prize Pack”

      • Edith Potter

        I unfortunately have never left books behind. When moving they always went with me. Whether Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Robyn Carr or My Bible I have to read. Books are life to me! I love classics, history, biographies, Christian Romance, fiction, My Bible.

    1. Brandy Champion

      Jane Austen books I bought in Europe and a book my dad bought me called the passionate pen. Our bookshelf now is filled with books from my past, my husbands and now our daughters.

    2. Judy Keen

      Our last move was many a long time ago but I brought my first four books in the Outlander series. I still have them and have read them many times. I also have Gone With the Wind and some of Judith McNaught’s early books Almost Heaven, Perfect and Paradise.

    3. Stephanie Ward

      My Bible of course but also …To Kill a Mockingbird , Great Expectations, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter Series, Into The Wild, The Complete Stories is A.A. Milne. And a very special copy of All that Heaven Allows that was my grandmothers!

    4. Bonnie K.

      I have too many books to list. They all came with me during our last move. We might be moving again soon, and I have accumulated hundreds more. They will all come with me to our next house.

    5. JanineRutledge

      Coffee Tea or me? True Grit and The Bell Jar, all great books that have traveled with me through moves! They were books that I read from my grandma’s house. She has now passed and I still have them. ☕️

    6. Megan Eskew

      I always take a few special books with me during big events in life. I always take my set of Little House on the Prarie books, and my first edition copies of the Outlander series. Those are the books that really affected me as a child and as an adult.

    7. Gina Herbert

      When I was little, we had the complete set of “Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories” and I loved them. When I got married and moved out, my mom let me have the set. The books have moved with me to three locations. I have also moved with A Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Pride and Prejudice, and Anne of Green Gables… my classic favorites!

    8. Penny Abdalla

      I have always had a ton of books to move with, and have never considered it a reason to down size. Being surrounded by books makes me happy. I may choose to thin out my books from time to time for other reasons though.

    9. Lana Maskus

      I haven’t moved in 30 years, but I still have my “Children’s Classics” from childhood, the copy of Gone With The Wind that I devoured in the summer of my 13th year, and my high school freshman Algebra book. Although we have several bibles (new editions, etc) I still have my first Bible given to me 60 years ago.

    10. Yoli De La Garza

      My Authors that go with me…
      Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, Sandra Brown, Amy Plum, Kat Martin, Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr. Well that’s a few of several, several authors that come with me.

    11. Mary M Brown

      My entire library of books is packed up right now in about ten 20 gallon totes in a storage unit. I have so many books I can not recall the names of all of them but I do know some of my favorites. Like my Harry Potter collection, Dean Koontz collection, V.C. Andrew collection, among others.

    12. Peggy Friewer

      I haven’t moved in over 40 years ! I have a room in my house that has an entire wall of bookshelves & they still don’t all fit ! I’m hoping I never have to move so I wouldn’t have to decide what to keep. I love cozy mysteries as well as a good thriller. Have lots of DIY books and self help as well. I’m never without a book in my hand.

    13. Jenny Johnson

      I have a shelf full of books that I can’t go without. So many favorites that I could mention. Mostly Jude Devereux and Nora Roberts but a nice mix in of classics too. Where I go my books go!

    14. Magdalena Popelka

      When I moved in my home country all of my books moved with me. But when I moved to Canada I took along my Agatha Christie collection, The Little Prince, Mary Poppins, The 100 year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared and my Tove Jansson collection.

    15. K McConachie

      I used to hoard books, but kept the majority of them boxed in the basement. And then, the basement flooded and I had to toss over a thousand books. Since then, I’ve only replaced a couple of my favorites: Travels with Charley in Search of America by Steinbeck, The Little Princess by Burnett, and Little Women. All classics in my mind.

    16. Crystal Wasdin

      My family has moved six times since 2010. Luckily my husband loves books as much as I do and hasn’t complained too much about the stacks and stacks of wine boxes filled with books. But it’s hard to part with old friends. Especially my shelves of books written by and about Jane Austen.

    17. Jen Poffenberger

      I still have some of my Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie from when i was a kid. My collection just keeps growing. ALL my books have made the moves with me, but i hope i don’t move anytime soon…..so many books would need boxed up. And those boxes are heavy!

    18. Michelle T

      We move on average every 12 months and often those moves involve new countries or at the very least new provinces. So generally the classics come with us while the other non-fiction or fiction books stay. We stopped at a garage sale in the US on a road trip and my daughter was pleased to pick up a huge selection of Nancy Drew books. We drove from Texas to New Brunswick and they came with us – over a dozen of them.

    19. Genevieve (Nikki) Masterson

      We have moved a lot. Since getting married in 2009, my husband and I have moved 5 times. Before marriage, there were several other moves. I have a hard time letting go of books. My poetry books have always moved with me, as have my first edition Harry Potter books and my signed books.

    20. All if my favorite children’s books have traveled with me. I needed to have them around when my children came into this world. We’ve read them over and over again and I will keep them so I can pass them along, once they become parents.

    21. Donna Shaw

      Oh dear, I’ve lived in the same house over 40 years and I give my books to friends after I’ve read them. When they’re returned, I place them in the library at Chautauqua Institution. I am holding onto ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE NIGHTINGALE.

    22. Sara Brash

      My husband is in the military and we move a lot so I’m trying to be most digital with my reading. While I have few favorite books I keep, I like to give away my paperbacks or hardcovers to friends I meet who love to read.

    23. Tonya Vanderlind

      I always pack up my books very carefully. My Stephen King books, and V.C. Andrews books are special to me. Along with my ereader also. I love books, and read whenever possible.
      Thank you!

    24. I have a set of Disney books that I received when I was very small. I think they were from a book of the month club. Those have made every move along with me. The rest of my books I prefer to pass on to someone that I think would like them – share the love.

    25. I’ve kept all my books since I was young – to share with my children. I have a couple of boxes of Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon. I also, in my lasr move kept my collections of Kathy Reichs, Brenda Novak and James Patterson. Needless to say a lot of books have moved with me over the years!!

    26. Whenever I move, I take most of my books. My bible of course, Ethan Fromme, The Red Tent, Memoirs of a Geisha, Reedeeming Love, All Torey Hayden’s books, and so many more!! Have a hard time parting with any of them.

    27. Marla Swiecichowski

      My childhood series of Little House on the Prarie books and my Nancy Drew series and a childhood favorite James and the Giant Peach and my favorite authors books Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah many more!

    28. Mary Duffer

      I’ve only moved once, but I made sure to take any classics, signed books, and and my Mary Higgins Clark Christmas-themed books. I am a Christmas junkie LOL! Lots of books on my Kindle Fire, so obviously those aren’t a problem at all. Thanks for the chance to win!

    29. Debra Fisher

      I haven’t moved for over 44 years, so I have gathered so many books that I love over the years. When it does come time to move next, I don’t know where I would start to keep just a few to come with me.

    30. You know we have moved many times & I always took a bunch of favourites – until a friend had a flood and lost all her stored books in the basement! Now I keep only some children’s books to pass on to my kids when they have kidlets & am happy to share what I read with book club members, friends, library & seniors library close by.

    31. Mandy Lucas

      I rented through 6 years of college so I moved frequently. My book collection always came with me. It’s a very large collection but a few that I could never get rid of was The Chronicles of Narnia, The Twilight series, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and many books on how to cartoon. My books are my treasures!

    32. Elizabeth V

      When I moved from California back to Michigan to be near family, I couldn’t rake all my books. Among those that did move with me were ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN and INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer, JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough, and ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN by Woodward and Bernstein.

    33. I have a treasure trove of science fiction classics that I intend to re-read once I retire, from the classic Foundation series to Robert Heinlen to various other authors that made an impression on me during my teen years

    34. Vicki Stasiak

      We’ve moved many times, as my husband was active duty Army. I’ve always hung on to all of my favorite true crime books. They always helped to keep my mind occupied during his multiple deployments.

    35. It’s been so long since we’ve moved. I have various technical books. Harry Potter and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. (I know, not very interesting). I admit it, my wife reads more than I.

    36. My Little House on the Prairie books moved with me from TN, to MS, to NE, to CA, to GA. When I had the government movers in for my California to Georgia move my first question was if all my books would fall within my weight limit. I would have left behind some furniture before giving up books. I also knew it would be a while before everything would arrive in Georgia. So I had an apartment rented for two months and shipped two boxes of books by USPS so I would have books to read until the rest arrived.

    37. Oh my gosh, I’ve moved so many times but I still have my collection of Magic School Bus books, The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series, Cam Jansen Mysteries, and Dear America books from my childhood. They make me feel so nostalgic!

    38. Shelley Butcher

      All of my books move with me. Everything from Dr Suess to family bibles. I find liquor store boxes are the best for packing books. They’re really strong and hold a good amount of books without being too heavy to carry.

    39. Angie Middleton

      Besides family cookbooks and my dad’s classics collection, only novels I haven’t yet read move with me – as I read novels, I trade them with several friends, and when we are all done, they are donated to the local public library.

    40. Marlene V.

      Whenever I move I always take my whole collection! I never part with any of them! However, they make the worst books to move- they are so heavy! My favourite books are my Harry Potter series. I loved reading these with my children when they were little.

    41. In my youth it was always Stephen King. I had them all. In my later years it’s been Dan Brown, Maeve Binchy and of course Harry Potter. Oh and Beatrix Potter which now belong to my children.

    42. Lori Laws

      The books that have traveled with me through big moves have been all of the books on Oprah’s Book Club and Linda Fairstein novels. I read those over and over again. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

    43. Susan Adams

      I rarely move but when I last moved – 25 years ago – I brought all of my Margaret Atwood, Gabrielle Roy, L.M. Montgomery, Gore Vidal, James Clavell, Tolkein, and I forget who all else. Nowadays I would add in Louise Penny, Phil Rickman, and several other mystery writers. Mysteries are my favourite now, and cozy mysteries are my guilty pleasure! Thanks!

    44. Sandy Klocinski

      The books that have made it through my many moves are
      1. Shogun – 1100 or pages of beauty and storytelling. It is an amazing book.
      2. Slaughterhouse Five. Really it’s hard to go wrong with Vonnegut.
      3. The entire Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Those books have the perfect amount of sci-fi, contradiction, and mind-blowing. The ending is one of the saddest ever, though.

    45. Tanya Nayler

      I have a Fannie Farmer cookbook that is over 30 years old, it is tattered, held together with elastic bands, dog-eared, a little sticky and full of notes to self. If I’m going it’s going with me!

    46. Hira Hasnain

      Traveled from California to the Caribbean. From the Caribbean to Southern Illinois. From Southern Illinois to Atlanta. Atlanta back to California. And finally moved to Chicago, IL. All this over 15 years, and these 10 books traveled with me to EACH place:

      1) The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
      2) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
      3) 40 Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak
      4) History of Love by Alison Krause
      5) Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mirch Albom
      6) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
      7) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
      8) The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
      9) To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
      10) Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

    47. Brian Hwang

      I’ve always lived in small places so space was limited for storing books. BUT, books that have made it to each move include the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series (because I’m saving them for my kids), The Tao of Pooh and a really old copy of Goodnight Moon.

    48. Sara Alvaro

      I now live in a small apartment and am a book junkie. From basement to attic in my house were stacked books. Some weird stuff travels with me: Marjorie Morningstar, everything by Margaret Atwood, Tales of the City, art books galore. And now a lot on Kindle.

    49. To Kill a Mockingbird is always with me when I move. When I went to college, I took my personal copy. During my freshman year, I participated in Dinner with a Dean and a group of us talked about To Kill a Mockingbird. We were provided with a new copy of the book and dinner that was loosely based on TKAM.

    50. The books that have traveled with me throughout life are the bible, various books from college that I use for reference books, some art books, and my Agatha Christie books. It’s hard for me to part with books that I think I may use again.

    51. My grandmother bequeathed me her collection of classics which contains everything from The Odyssey to Wuthering Heights to Shakespeare’s complete works to Huckleberry Finn. This along with the Bible, my assortment of cozy mysteries and my collection of childhood faves like Anne of Green Gables and Nancy Drew that I have kept for my daughters have made a number of moves with me.

    52. Karley Moore

      I have carried around Less than zero by Bret Easton Ellis for years (atleast 30) ….That’s probably the most well known book I have. I have lots of horror anthologies and true crime stuff. I also have a lot of books that have quotes and short stories that my grandmother left me…..I love all my books!

    53. Natalie McDonough

      The books that are so often opened that the binding is broken in:
      The works of Austen, Shakespeare, and Poe
      Wuthering Heights
      The Inheritance Cycle
      Harry Potter series
      Gone with the Wind

    54. I have an absolutely enormous. massive library of books & they all move with me though sometimes many of them have to reside in storage lockers. However, every single one of the Pauline Kael books I keep right with no matter what!

    55. Cheryl Turner

      I haven’t moved for 32 years, but when I do, I will be taking my Jane Austen set with the gold edged pages that my son gave me when he was in high school. Also, I wouldn’t leave without Better Homes and Gardens or Canadian Living cookbooks, which are stalwarts for everyday recipes, such as scones, pies, crumbles.

    56. Deanna Carney

      Childhood books with nursery rhymes and later in life self help books. Arlene Dickinson, Jim Trevling, Weatlhty Barber they were all very good reads.

    57. Tari Lawson

      I traveled with some books I had as a kid although I cannot recall the names. I also brought some of my son’s favorites like Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, Love You Forever. Since my last move I have rediscovered the love of reading myself and have put several books away to keep with me. They are, Pride and Prejudice, Wicked, The Book Thief, The Almond Tree and several others.

    58. I have moved a lot and books are my collection 🙂 I even moved to Taiwan when I was 21 with a tiny suitcase, half of that was filled with books! I always bring my Anne of Green Gables and my fav Margaret Atwoods. I also moved to Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Moncton- always bringing more books than clothes. 🙂

    59. All of my books have travelled with me thru all of my moves, I love books and keep them all. Happy to share them and read them again myself! I even still have some of my childhood favourites like Anne of Green Gables, Tom Sawyer and Black Beauty.

    60. Jenifer Greenwell

      When we sold our house last June, we weren’t closing on our new home for three months. We lived in two different rental houses during that time, and to help me with the stress of moving three times in just over three months, I brought all my Kent Haruf books (all of the books he ever wrote). His writing always helps to take me away from my problems.

    61. JAMES LYNAM

      Love books. Last move was when I bought my current home. Evert book I owned moved with me including
      all my Tom Clancy Books + Nancy Drew + Hardy Boys Books etc. My library just grows and grow with Vince Gill,
      Jeffrey Deaver, Lee Child & Dan Brown books my favorites.

    62. Peggy Domenie

      I have saved my Dan Brown books, my Harry Potter collection, and somewhere in a box are my childhood favourites, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and a Nancy Drew or two. :<)

    63. Sherri Poston

      My Happy Hollister series, Little House on the Prairie series, The Little House, Christy and Julie by Catherine Marshall. All of these I’ve had for YEARS! The children’s books I read when I was a kid and enjoy just as much as an adult.

    64. Melanie Phelps

      I have always had a book by Bronte, Jane Eyre with me during most of my moves. I have loved that novel since I was a tween. I may not have the same book, but I have the novel.

    65. SABINA EDWARDS

      Well I don’t think I’ve left any books behind anywhere…pretty sure all of mine came with me. My daughter took a few books with her when she moved but mainly all of hers are now here, as are her dvds

    66. Pearl Saban

      My children’s classic books have moved with us, as has a copy of NIGHT by Elie Wiesel, some of my high school and university books, books about the art of writing….all have found themselves at new addresses with us.

    67. Nancy Fortais

      I’ve moved five times in my adult life. My first “grown up book”- Gone With the Wind- has always come with me. My collection of Margaret Atwood books- including a signed copy -always move with me and have been added to over the years. My collection of Russian history books and my and my husband’s collection of American Civil War books always move, too.

    68. Kelly Kennedy

      My Stephen King books and my “Gone with the Wind” and the sequel are really the only books I have kept. Although, now that I think of it, I believe I still have all my Sweet Valley High books from Junior High School too!

    69. Deborah A Gevedon

      Between my husband and me it would be nearly impossible to list all of the books that have moved with us. We have moved three times. In our library we have many interesting cookbooks, and several Bibles. My library is very different from my husband’s. I prefer fiction, crime dramas mostly. He prefers non-fiction, autobiographies, fly-fishing, and how-to books.

    70. My rugged copy of The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be along with my JRR Tolkien collection have followed me. I collect signed first editions, but, unfortunately lost some of them in a break in. Even though they were covered by insurance, I would rather have the books back. At least my signed Charlton Heston and Pierre Trudeau books are still with me as I build my collection again.

    71. Michelle C

      I’ve moved all my books. I can’t bear to leave them. Some of my favorites include a copy of ‘Gone With The Wind’ from my teenage years and a boxed set of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ from my childhood.

    72. Dave McCausland

      When i a kid i had the Hardy Boys collection, Roald Dahl , Mark Twain, Stephen King, i tried to move as much of them as i could but the one thing that seems to always get left behind is books. I used to donate my books to the library and then would always end up taking more home.

    73. Stacey Guenther

      I have never left any books behind. I have moved a number of times and each of my books has come along with me. From Joyce Carol Oates to Kurt Vonnegut and many more, they are all keepers!

    74. Katherine Dubreuil

      We moved recently, and it was a struggle to decide which books to let go. Books are like old friends. I brought my Dan Brown books, Deepak Chopra, Daniel Amen, books about Health, Travel and wildlife.

    75. Rebecca

      I have a boxed set of the Chronicles of Narnia that I’ve had since I was six. College, first apartment, first house, all the way to my current home, these books have made the trip with me.

    76. When I moved from my home state I brought all my books with me. I still have my collection of Dr. Seuss books from when I was a baby. Books that I don’t love usually get donated to the local friends of the library chapter.

    77. Charriess

      My most cherished collection of books that have traveled with me include books written by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. My childhood beloved classics by Judy Blume and Beverly Clearly are also still part of my cherished collection of books.

    78. allison

      “Oh Baby! a survival guide” was during my huge move while I was pregnant. Since then with smaller moves, I have kept books close like, “Forsaken”, “Nancy”, and “Two by Two”. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

    79. Annika Brancato

      I haven’t moved in the past 20 years but the books that followed me when moving from Europe to Canada many years ago were my childhood books, many by Astrid Lindgren. I still have them and would find it difficult to part with.

    80. I have a wide range of likes. As a teacher, I loved books like Huckleberry Fin, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Frankenstein. As a child, I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a high school student, I was fascinated with any stories by Edgar Allan Poe. As a home owner, I love interior decorating books by a wide variety of authors. I also love books on budgeting and self-improvement. These are the types of books that would go with me if I ever decided to move again.

    81. Megan Willis

      I have my whole collection from when I was younger. They are ones I can’t part with that I hope to share with my daughter one day. Junie B. Jones, Captain Underpants, and all the Robert Munsch books just to name a few 🙂

    82. Laurie Emerson

      I am always traveling with the military but my books of Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, and my collection of books by C. S. Lewis are always traveling along side of me.

    83. Tammy Evans

      I have moved 17 times and we are moving again this spring, I always take my old copies of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz and the Stand.

    84. Erin Langley

      I’ve always just brought them all with me, every time … “all” being an increasing integer with each successive move. The worst move ever was the last one I made: after a house fire. I lost all of my books! How to survive? I go to gutenberg.com to read the classics… and oh, what friends i have made with the local (sadly very small) library! For cookbooks there are search engines … but it is hard to beat the look, the smell, the feel, and the memories associated with your own books.
      …Slowly you build your personal library up again. The printed word becomes so precious you grasp at anything to hold a real, bound book… some of them books you would have never allowed across the threshold before! You find quality and deep meaning in the pulp novels that coworkers bring to work, stealthily dropping them off in the breakroom because they can’t give them away. In a slow, excruciating development, your once-elegant book snobbery has been replaced with book desperation, the sort of fanaticism that people associate with other completely unrelated traits, like having too many cats or doilies, or a fondness for tea (properly prepared). They smile a little sadly, a little pityingly, when they think you can’t see. You do see, but you don’t care, because they bring a box of Just Some Old Books We Don’t Read Anymore. God bless them!

    85. Judy Williams

      The Earth’s Children Series by Jean M. Auel, Schoolgirl honour by Kathlyn-Rhodes, Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult plus the hundreds of other books I treasure.

    86. I love reading ..Have mostly kept Book Series and Classics and some Advanced Reading Copie’s I have won from Goodread’s .. I purge my shelf at least twice a year to make room for new Books !!!

    87. Tanya Wong

      I’m never going to leave my Harry Potter collection and some personal favorites as I was growing up like “Why We Broke Up” by Lemony Snicket’s alias.

    88. Zachery Thomas

      I have always brought with me my collection of Stephen King novels. I’ve grown to have one copy of each, including the short story collections and those written as Richard Bachman. I also now always bring Conversations With God. Finally, I have fallen for and now bring from location to location J.K. Rowling’s beautiful Harry Potter series.

    89. Elissa Smith

      This contest is now closed, and congratulations to our winner by random draw, Rebecca. Please check your inbox for an email from me. -Elissa from BookClubbish

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