Book The Art of Watercolor Lettering and the Art of Brush LetteringI love books… and I love to read! One of my childhood dreams was to write a book, and I am still surprised to be able to say I’m the author of 2 books! Shout to my amazing publisher Quarto!

world book day giveaway

To celebrate World Book Day, I am offering a giveaway right here on my blog! You can enter to win one of my books by leaving a comment on this post telling me your favourite book of all time. (Your comment will appear after approval). International entries are welcome! Contest closes midnight April 26, 2021.

(NOTE: Watch for scams! There are lots of hackers who are attacking giveaways and scamming people. I will email you directly if you win.)


90 Comments on GIVEAWAY – It’s World Book Day!

  1. Mariana Harris
    April 23, 2021 at 1:17 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book of all time is the Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks – i read it as a kid and it introduced me to the wonder of magic and dragons and adventure!

  2. Christine Nguyen
    April 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I like this book, because I like Camelot and Twain is always very funny with his satires. Another book that I like is Herman Hesse’s Siddartha. It is a book about Buddha. It is a thin and easy to read book. HAve you read either one?

  3. Lina Barco
    April 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi! I love to read too, It’s not easy choose one. I say “One hundred years of solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez. Love it!

  4. Tanya Rice
    April 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, my favourite book of all time is still “The Book of Negros” by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. It was so impactful as I was born and raised in Nova Scotia where the Black Loyalists lived. We have a Black Loyalist museum in Birchtown.

    • Dakota
      April 23, 2021 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Water for elephants by sara gruen

      • Dakota
        April 23, 2021 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

        I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to reply to your comment.

  5. Denise Bryant
    April 23, 2021 at 1:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved the entire Nancy Drew series when I was growing up, and I read every one I could get my hands on! I can’t single out one title in particular since it has been so many years back that I read them, but I sure loved every minute of it!

  6. Tammy
    April 23, 2021 at 1:51 pm (3 years ago)

    The captured by Scott Zesch

    • Janice McGregor
      April 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

      I am an avid reader and I always have a stack of books on loan from the library. I can put off work for hours when I get lost in a book. My favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

    • Snehal Bapat
      April 23, 2021 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

      ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is one of my favorites. A book I picked up for it’s quirky name, the novel unfolds in form of letters written by the characters to one another.

  7. Chrystal
    April 23, 2021 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Maybe, “Wonder” or “Pride and Prejudice” or the “Outlander” series or “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series…just too hard to pick. 🙂

  8. Abby Howell
    April 23, 2021 at 2:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I really enjoyed a book called ‘Matched’ by Alliy Condie. It was just so different from anything else I’d read and I got so immersed into the story! It didn’t take me long to finish at all 🙂

  9. Katy Lehmann
    April 23, 2021 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite is “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Our teacher read it out loud to us when I was in 3rd grade and I remember everybody just bawling at the end lol.
    I’ve read it several times over and touches me every time.

  10. Eloisa
    April 23, 2021 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my favorite books is Dom Casmurro by the Brazilian author Machado de Assis. It’s a masterpiece from Brazilian literature and part of our culture.
    I appreciate this giveaway and the chance to participate! I love your work!

  11. Karen
    April 23, 2021 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my most favorite books is, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  12. Kinjal
    April 23, 2021 at 2:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Kelly. My favorite book of all time has been White Oleander by Janet Fitch. When i read the book the first time, I wasn’t much of a reader, but this book changed the way I felt about authors. If someone can use words to lift out feelings from within you, imagine the power they have!! BTW whats your fav book? Thank you for this challenge!

  13. Ida
    April 23, 2021 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Reading is a great escape!

  14. Katherine Munro
    April 23, 2021 at 2:51 pm (3 years ago)

    The Merlin/King Arthur trilogy by Mary Stewart. The Hollow Hills, The Crystal Cave, and I can’t recall the name of the third book.

  15. Erin Guin
    April 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Reading is one of my favorite pasttimes! I have too many favorites to list, but a favorite from recently was Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

  16. Katya Fernandes
    April 23, 2021 at 2:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! I love to read. I read more than a book per week, so chose one is an impossible task. But I’ll say I love Agatha Christie ❤️ and the book Perfume from Patrick Suskind.

  17. Shirley
    April 23, 2021 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    My fav book is Harry Potter series.

    • Chrystal
      April 24, 2021 at 6:53 am (3 years ago)

      Sheesh…how could I have forgotten about the Harry Potter series. They are at the top of the list too!

  18. Carolynn
    April 23, 2021 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I have so many favourite books, it’s hard to choose just one. I’ll go with The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.

  19. Satia
    April 23, 2021 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Oops. Left my answer on IG before coming here. Happy to say, my favorite hasn’t changed from there to here. My favorite is my journal.

  20. Lourdes Salvador
    April 23, 2021 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is not someone would call a classic. My favorite book is a romance one called Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I’m a romantic and I love this book. It was lent to me by my aunt when I was a teenager and I read it in 24 hours. I just couldn’t put it down and definitely not go to sleep until I was done. After I returned the book, I went and purchased a copy for myself and have read it a few times. In fact, I was just thinking of reading it again this past week and today I found out about your giveaway.

    • Nancy Flores
      April 23, 2021 at 4:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! Reading is the best! As for my favorite….. ohhhh tough choice, I’ll have to go with Harry Potter, the entire series, but loved book 4 the Goblet of Fire.

  21. Brenda
    April 23, 2021 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

    The classics still ring true for me – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre oh and of course Anne of Green Gables

  22. Brecca Mefford
    April 23, 2021 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is from my favorite series. 16 Lighthouse Road is the first book in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. I’ve been reading them on and off for about ten years now. I’m a really slow reader so I’m only just now starting book nine in the series ?. I highly recommend the series though to anyone who loves “feel good” “Hallmark” books. It was made into a short lived tv show, too, which I loved.

  23. Muskan
    April 23, 2021 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite book is Life’s amazing secrets by gaur gopal das,it has been written so beautifully that every chapter and each pages makes you feel cheerful while reading it .
    This book makes you so curious and intrigued that you would wanna keep reading it. This book will bring a positive change in your life to understand the lessons about life and your perspective and the way you see things.
    As the name suggests it contains secrets about life that is explained as the four wheels of a car, each of them equally important for the car to move forward which are as follows..
    Personal life ,Relationships,Work Life,Social Contribution
    One of the most beautiful line by the author and my personal favourite is “STOP GOING THROUGH LIFE START GROWING THROUGH LIFE”

    • Laura S
      April 24, 2021 at 4:55 am (3 years ago)

      Author might have been easier and I probably would have said Robin Jones Gunn… Books is hard to narrow down… Maybe The Oath by Frank Perretti (I feel like I’ve read that the most times) .

  24. Claudia
    April 23, 2021 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I love medical mysteries by Robin Cook. The pandemic gave lots of opportunity to catch up on reading!

  25. Sharlene Piscitelli
    April 23, 2021 at 3:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I really liked Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and all of the Harry Potter series.

    • Michelle
      April 23, 2021 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s hard to pick just one because I have a few favorites! One would be To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Another would be a more recent one that I read last year called The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon.

  26. Laura Gauthier
    April 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, my fave book?? Oof..tough question. Growing up, books were a huge part of my life. I love, love, The Booky series from Bernice Thermal, and the Laura Ingall books.

    • Laura Gauthier
      April 23, 2021 at 3:49 pm (3 years ago)

      That is supposed to read Bernice Thermal Hunter ??‍♀️

  27. Kate Blue
    April 23, 2021 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy reading right?! I’m sad that my library is still closed because I will always love physical books. One of my favorite books of all time is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.

  28. Chark
    April 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Nancy Drew ftw! Love this book stack!

  29. Janet Hunter
    April 23, 2021 at 3:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m not sure I have a favorite book. I’m a kindergarten teacher and my favorite author/illustrator is Eric Carle. I love all of his books.

  30. Nancy
    April 23, 2021 at 4:05 pm (3 years ago)

    This is super tough as I don’t know if I can just pick ONE favorite book!! I’d say my top genre is the Classics and from there my favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

  31. Michelle Schumer
    April 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m a retired children’s school librarian. I’ve really mostly read children’s books, and my favorite is called Number the Stars. By Lois Lowry. There’s a lovely book called The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse that has a message of kindness.

  32. Debbie Leier
    April 23, 2021 at 4:09 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book was The Summer of the Swan. I read it as an elementy student. I have always have a book in my hand since I could read.

  33. Gwen
    April 23, 2021 at 4:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Harry Potter is my favourite (the whole series! Could never pick just one).

  34. Maike
    April 23, 2021 at 4:44 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite book is “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque. I have an old edition in German that my dad past onto me, than I found one of the very first editions of the same book (it stinks due to age but I love it dearly) and when I moved to Australia I found the English first edition. His other books are incredible too but this one I have read over and over since my teenager years. I was learning how to write in Sütterlin (old German handwriting) from my Grandma around the same time which was the start for my hand lettering hobby.

  35. Lisa
    April 23, 2021 at 5:17 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite book is Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Her writing takes you on a magical inspiration adventure, I’m eagerly awaiting her next book out later this year!

  36. Carol Anderson
    April 23, 2021 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    i loved the book Shanna or any of the Kathleen Woodiwiss books.

  37. Doree Haseltine
    April 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Fav books. Steven king

  38. Annia
    April 23, 2021 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is the Bible. I like your post and free online courses too. Love ya!

  39. Sue D
    April 23, 2021 at 6:35 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite books are the Little House series.

  40. Adreanna Lindley
    April 23, 2021 at 6:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I used to be such a prolific reader that it’s difficult to pick a “favorite”! I know that Where the Red Fern grows was the first book that made me cry and that two years later, when the movie came out, it was the first time I’d ever seen a grown man (my third grade teacher, Mr. Sherrill) cry. The Count of Monte Cristo” was the first classic my 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Brown, had me read. Her method of having us read one classic every six weeks and give a book report on it is what taught me how to see new worlds and explore new ideas from the safety of my bedroom. The Bible was fascinating and life changing. The “Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k”, although brash and unnecessarily titled to elicit reactions also a dramatic eye opener in a different light. “The Art of Brush Lettering” and this blog I credit for starting my creative journaling, and for the last six months, the only thing I’ve had time to read are electronic textbooks and I miss the weight of a good book in hands and the smell of the new pages as they’re turned. A rainy , cool day in my favorite chair with a book I can’t put down is the biggest thing I miss from my pre-pandemic life. Thank you for letting me remember such fond memories Kelly!!

  41. Sherry W
    April 23, 2021 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is Outlander!

  42. Melanie Hansen
    April 23, 2021 at 6:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Reading is such a good escape! LOVE Jane Austen, especially Pride & Prejudice.

  43. Kelly
    April 23, 2021 at 7:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Harry Potter series

  44. Catherine
    April 23, 2021 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book of all time is George Orwell’s 1984. I was never really good at history but English was always my favorite class. With this book, my teacher did such a great job at showing the historical connection and why the author was so clever with the book. It gave me a true appreciation for understanding the historical context of what I am reading and now as an adult I enjoy learning the background history.

  45. Denise Wade
    April 23, 2021 at 8:37 pm (3 years ago)

    My fav book is Pride & Predudice ?
    I even got Katreena to read it. She loved it too!

  46. PusapatiTeja
    April 23, 2021 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I love calligraphy brush letter ing india

  47. Brittany
    April 23, 2021 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my favorite books is A People’s History of the United States… It shows some eye opening perspectives.

  48. Tiffany
    April 23, 2021 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    The book I always come back to is Pride and Prejudice. I love the depth of the characters. Now that I’ve had 2 girls, I can see how critics have said that Mrs Bennett is the revolutionary as she tries to secure a future for her girls. I love the dialogue. I love finding retellings of it too.

  49. Karlene H
    April 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE the Harry Potter series. and now recently the Nevermoore series.

  50. Libelle Daphnée
    April 23, 2021 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Bonjour, moi en tant qu’artiste,j’aime bcp lire et le dernier qui a retenu mon attention, était un livre qui se rapprocher beaucoup de ce que j’étais entrain de faire sans le savoir biensur…. J’ai réadapter l’histoire d ela cygale et la fourmi en livre sans texte, comme une mini pièce de théâtre, et le livre qui y ressemble est midipile….. On peut le voir sur YouTube, vraiment beaux 🙂

  51. Cathy Fahie
    April 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite book of all time is A Knight in Shining Armour by Jude Devereaux.

  52. Monet Fontes
    April 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Pride and Prejudice is still my favorite book, one that I read at least once a year. Can’t get enough of Mr. Darcy’s brooding and Lizzie’s just…Lizziness!

  53. Mervi Vuori
    April 24, 2021 at 12:01 am (3 years ago)

    As a kid I used to read everything I could. it was my heaven when one summer my family spent one summer with one relative who is a school headmaster (they lived by the school) and I could use the school library as much as I wanted.

    Now, the first book that comes to my mind is The Egyptian by Mika Waltari.
    I have read it many times in Finnish and English, and also seen the movie several times.
    I also like romantic novels, great escape from the harsh reality 🙂

  54. Toni Danson
    April 24, 2021 at 12:45 am (3 years ago)

    I enjoy history books especially those written about my ancestors and places they lived.Also art and craft.

  55. Katie Iddon
    April 24, 2021 at 12:54 am (3 years ago)

    My favourite book is Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. I think it is comforting to have a favourite book to go back and read when you want to wrap yourself in something familiar. I read Pride and Prejudice every year x

  56. Mary Arakawa
    April 24, 2021 at 1:03 am (3 years ago)

    I like “The Voice of Knowledge” by don Miguel Ruiz. I also like “The Four Agreements”. The Voice of Knowledge helps us understand how you can re-write your story of life. Great book!

  57. Carine Palazzolo
    April 24, 2021 at 1:40 am (3 years ago)

    Oh that is a tough question! I’d say The Judgment or the Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka… Or on a more contemporary note all the books by Harlan Coben!

  58. Sandrine
    April 24, 2021 at 2:30 am (3 years ago)

    My parents were the one injecting in me the love of books and reading as always been one of my favorite things to do. I don’t necessarily have a favorite book but I can think of 1 that impacted my still young mind: le journal de Anne Frank/Anne Frank’s diary. I also love the Harry Potter book series.
    Thank you for this giveaway ?

  59. Toni
    April 24, 2021 at 2:33 am (3 years ago)

    The Trapp Family on wheels by Maria von Trapp.Story of family after the movie versiin of their lives.I found the book under unusual circumstances.Second hand and very fragile.Loved the movie .and love their story.

  60. Lucy Ward
    April 24, 2021 at 3:32 am (3 years ago)

    One of my favorite books of all time is The Misty of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley… I just love all the stories around King Arthur!

  61. Laura S
    April 24, 2021 at 4:56 am (3 years ago)

    Author might have been easier and I probably would have said Robin Jones Gunn… Books is hard to narrow down… Maybe The Oath by Frank Peretti (I feel like I’ve read that the most times) .

  62. Zuzia
    April 24, 2021 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    I love Harry Potter series!

  63. Jessica
    April 24, 2021 at 7:03 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite book is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I could read it over and over and am always inspired by something new.

  64. Joan
    April 24, 2021 at 7:43 am (3 years ago)

    Mon livre ? préféré et qui a changé ma vie est:  « Le chemin le moins fréquenté » écrit par Scott Peck.
    Merci pour tout ta générosité ?

  65. Pam Reynaldos
    April 24, 2021 at 8:08 am (3 years ago)

    Pride and Prejudice is a classic I could read again and again.

  66. Mary Davidson
    April 24, 2021 at 8:14 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, my favorite books are Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the Outlander series by Diana Galbadon.

  67. Teng
    April 24, 2021 at 9:28 am (3 years ago)

    My favourite book is New Botanical Painting by Harriet de Winton!

  68. Anny
    April 24, 2021 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    Little Women is a lovely novel written by American novelist Louisa May Alcott
    The story follows the lives of the four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and describes their journey from childhood to womanhood!!!

  69. Natalie
    April 24, 2021 at 4:37 pm (3 years ago)

    My favourite books are the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy followed closely by The Lord of the Rings.

  70. Audrey Taylor
    April 24, 2021 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I had difficulty learning to read … those of’s off’s for from words have no picture and then we went to Germany when I was 6 and lost lots of English words … BUT my very very favorite book was the BORROWERS!!! and the Hardy Boy books … the reason I now read all the time!

  71. Doree Haseltine
    April 24, 2021 at 7:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I never read it before so I’m reading the Bible- it’s amazing

  72. Nathalie Howell
    April 24, 2021 at 8:15 pm (3 years ago)

    The Gown by Jennifer Robson. I love everything to do e Royal Family.

  73. Krystal
    April 25, 2021 at 3:58 am (3 years ago)

    I am an avid Nicholas Sparks collector and I have to say that my all time favorite from his works is “Nights in Rodanthe”. I am a sucker for these kinds of romance novels.

  74. Carol Nussli
    April 25, 2021 at 5:27 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s really hard to choose just one but one I’ve loved and often recommended is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I cried, I held my breath in suspense and I read it slowly as it’s so incredibly descriptive that I didn’t want to miss any detail.

  75. Fion Lip
    April 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite book recently are the series of Keeper of the lost cities, I done with book one, and my younger one still working on it, and my elder daughter is on the Keeper of lost cities book 7.

  76. Michelle Lark
    April 26, 2021 at 2:21 am (3 years ago)

    My favourite book of all time would have to be Charlotte’s Web. It was the first novel I was ever given when I was about 7 and I think I read it over 20 times! I just got lost on that farm and felt like I was right there with Fern and the animals! I laughed, I cried and it was the first book to open my eyes to the emotion you can feel when you read a well written book. At just over 50, I still have the well worn book and as a teacher I share it with all of my classes to show them first hand how you can develop a love of reading and that it’s ok to go back and read a book again and again! I dream of publishing a book one day!

  77. Kayla
    April 26, 2021 at 3:53 am (3 years ago)

    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

  78. Derin Thompson
    April 26, 2021 at 5:54 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite book? Of wow! So many from which to choose … right now any of James Clavel are my favorites.

  79. Michelle
    April 26, 2021 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    I love reading – favourite genre is Fantasy. To pick just one – Raymond E Feist, Magician ? ❤️

  80. Sam Riebe
    April 26, 2021 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

    I don’t really have a favorite book because I love too many! However, one of my top favorite series is To All The Boys by Jenny Han. I can relate very much to Lara Jean, until she gets a “fake” real boyfriend as I haven’t had one yet. All the things she does and say remind me of myself, and I’ve had friends who have read or watched the movies point the same things out to me too.

  81. Lori Iha
    April 26, 2021 at 11:44 am (3 years ago)

    My first choice would be the Harry Potter series. But, truly my most favorite would be the Bible!


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