#ReadAnywhere with a Ralph Lauren knit-throw and a $25 Kobo e-store gift card Giveaway

When the weather outside is frightful, Canadians find eReading delightful – so delightful, in fact, that Canadians turned nearly 300 million virtual pages on Kobo devices over the holidays last year, with 16 million on Christmas Day alone.

These are just some of the findings from Kobo’s inaugural Book Report, which reveals insightful 2014 eReading trends from its world-class platform, which includes a bookstore of more than 4.2 million titles.

This time of year it is nice to cuddle up with a warm cup of hot chocolate and a good book on the couch. Snuggling with a favourite comfy blanket makes it even better. I often think i am not made for the cold weather. I rather hibernate in the warm house with a fire on than be outside chilling 🙂

This winter season I plan on reading a few good books on my eReader. The top 5 choices for me are below

  • Save Me- By Kristyn Kusek Lewis
  • Yes Please- By Amy Poehler
  • It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Thirty Years Married to a Rolling Stone- By Jo Wood
  • Business In A Backpack, How to build and run a profitable business while you travel the world- By Darcie Connell, Adam Costa
  • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood-By Diana Gabaldon

There is still time to buy the perfect gift for the book lover on your holiday list! Maybe an eReader or a gift card to stock up on books?

The Kobo Book Report reveals that of the millions of books downloaded by Canadian Kobo users in 2014, plenty do not get finished.

The typical bestseller list often looks very different when you compare books purchased versus books read cover to cover.  While mystery author Sue Grafton is not on the Kobo Book Report’s Bestseller List as featured below, three of her novels make the Most Completed Book List, meaning that hers were more often read from start to finish.  Donna Tartt’s, The Goldfinch was the most downloaded and least completed novel of 2014. While the novel was critically acclaimed, it is likely the length of the novel (at a whopping 784 pages in the print edition) that proved daunting for some.
 CANADA’S TOP PAGE-TURNERS – The Most Completed Books of 2014

  1. Lover Awakened – J.R. Ward
  2. Eleven on Top – Janet Evanovich
  3. K is for Killer – Sue Grafton
  4. Iron Kissed – Patricia Briggs
  5. F is for Fugitive – Sue Grafton
  6. Sweet Possession – Maya Banks
  7. C is for Corpse – Sue Grafton
  8. Chasing Perfect – Susan Mallery
  9. Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich
  10. The Janus Stone – Elly Griffiths

Beating the January Blahs
Not surprisingly, self-improvement books, including cookbooks, health, and self-help books, are more popular during the month of January than at any other time of year.  More self-improvement books and books overall were downloaded in January than any other month, likely to kick-off some New Year’s resolutions.

While Sunday would seem the most popular day of the week to finish a book in Canada and around the world, it’s interesting to note that in 2014, 70 per cent of books were actually completed during the week – Monday to Friday.  Canadians were likely savouring the last few pages on their commute to and from work.

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To help beat the January blahs, we have a fabulous giveaway for one lucky Canadian reader. 

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Prize includes a $25 Kobo Ecard and a Ralph Lauren knit throw. Open to Canada only. Fill out the form below for your chance. Good luck! 

Comments

  1. I'd like to read the outlander series!

  2. Tara Cooper says

    I would love to read Sweet Possession – Maya Banks

  3. Jeannie Lam says

    I would love to read "The girl who came home"

  4. Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich

  5. The girl who cane hone

  6. The White Russian!

  7. The Outlander Series By Diana Gabaldon

  8. Gray Mountain by John Grisholm

  9. Darlene Demell says

    I would love to read Gray Mountain.

  10. I would like to read All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr !

  11. I would like to read Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

  12. I'd love to read Gray Mountain : A novel.

  13. I would love to read John Grisham's Gray Mountain. Love his work.

  14. Erika Belanger says

    The White Russian!

  15. Victoria Ess says

    I'd read Gray Mountain first

  16. Need some humour – Crazy Rich Asians!

  17. Can’t wait to snuggle down with a ebook under that throw. ***Fingers crossed ***

  18. The girl who came home

  19. I would love to read ..The White Russian

  20. I want to read Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.

  21. Vesper Meikle says

    I would read Moriarty A Novel By Anthony Horowitz

  22. Florence Cochrane says

    Gray Mountain by John Grisham

  23. kathy downey says

    The inner circle sounds interestng

  24. kimm Coleman says

    The iron king

  25. Gone Girl

  26. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamont

  27. Plum Spooky!

  28. I would like to read Amy Poehler's Yes Please.

  29. The Rosie Effect

  30. The Inner Circle

  31. I would like to read the The Shopaholic Series 6-Book Bundle

  32. I want to read, "Beautiful Day." Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. The Boston Girl caught my eye!

  34. I would love to read Hayzel Gaynor's "The Girl Who Came Home".

  35. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  36. I'd like to read Plum Spooky

  37. butterflyamyc says

    I would like to read The Beginner's Goodbye

  38. stacey dempsey says

    I have always like John Grisham so I would love to read Gray Mountain

  39. I would like to read Sweet Possession

  40. Wendy Hutton says

    the White Russian looks great

  41. Hope to Die by James Patterson is on my Christmas break reading list.

  42. sschool2010 says

    Personally I'd like to read Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich because I love a good mystery! (Suzi)

  43. jessica eapen says

    The White Russian =)

  44. Definitely "What I Know For Sure" by Oprah!

  45. love to read the White Russian. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

  46. I would love to read The Escape By David Baldacci.

  47. The Janus Stone. thanks

  48. I'd like to try The Gamble.

  49. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

  50. Doris Calvert says

    James Patterson-Private Vegas

  51. the girl who came home
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  52. Tricia Hope says

    MC BEATON Death of a Policeman

  53. I'd like to read: "The White Russian" By Vanora Bennett.
    Cheers.

  54. Plum spooky

  55. 'The Escape'

  56. If I am picking from todays top 50 John Grisham Grey Mountain.

  57. Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning
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  58. John Grisholm's Gray Mountain

  59. Dayna Wilson says

    I want to read The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

  60. nenasinclair says

    I would love to read Sweet Possession – Maya Banks!

  61. Gray Mountain

  62. I want to read The Boston Girl

    Jonnie

  63. I just bought a digital copy of The Girl Who Came Home! Can't wait to dig in! I DO judge books by their covers, but only when they are that pretty!

  64. nicolthepickle says

    I would like to read 12 Drummers drumming.

  65. Belinda McNabb says

    I would like to check out thief my mark sullivan

  66. I'd like to ready Captivated by you by Sylvia Day.

  67. I would like to read Still Alice.

  68. "What I Know For Sure" by Oprah 🙂

  69. stephen gordon says

    The Outlander Series By Diana Gabaldon. Thanks for the chance.

  70. Le livre que j'aimerais lire: endgame (l'appel) de James Frey

  71. I want to read: The Shopaholic Series 6-Book Bundle
    Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Kno t, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic

  72. Revival

  73. Adrienne gordon says

    Hope to Die by James Patterson

  74. I need to catch up on some reading, good luck.

  75. Elva Roberts says

    I would choose 'Grey Mountain' by John Grisham. I really love his books.

  76. Gray mountain

  77. The White Russian looks great!
    (entry form: Maegan Morin)

  78. the Escape

  79. Kayla Gilbert says

    I really want to read Captivated By You by Sylvia Day.

  80. Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan

  81. angie andrews says

    The Rosie Project

  82. Carol Denny says

    K is for Killer – Sue Grafton

  83. I love reading anything true crime and close to that and I found Fear of Our Father, it sounds like a good read and pretty interesting

  84. Barbara Hutcheson says

    ******The girl who came home******

  85. The White Russian

  86. john grisham gray mountain

  87. I'd love to read Sweet Possession

  88. I would read Innocence by Dean Koontz. have enjoyed all of his books.

  89. Re: OMG, I luv to read Gray Mountain . Wow, prize Kobo gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me

  90. I'd like to read Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

  91. K is for Killer – Sue Grafton
    well all of them, they are on my next to read list
    My recent post In A Word…

  92. julie_bolduc says

    I would like to read Still Alice by Lisa Genova

  93. Monique Rizzo says

    The girl who came home.

  94. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

  95. I would like to read Wild before I see the movie. Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. The escape.

  97. Lisa Neutel says

    id like to read Gray Mountain

  98. Tari Lawson says

    I would like to read There Was an Old Woman.

  99. I would like to read gray mountain by john grisham

  100. Erin McSweeney says

    Alex By Pierre Lemaitre

  101. I would love to read Gone Girl

  102. brenda lacourciere says

    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

  103. julie bolduc says

    I am reading now finaly after a very long time of hearing about it, 50 shades of gray

  104. Juliee Fitze says

    Eleven on Top – Janet Evanovich

  105. The girl who came home 🙂

  106. Stephen King's Revival 🙂

  107. I'd like to read some classics like crime and punishment

  108. I would read Koontz, Innocence!

  109. Station Eleven

  110. I would like to read Checkmate The Bowers Files by Steven James

  111. kristine ewald says

    I think Iron kissed 🙂

  112. cottagebunny says

    I would like to read Gray Mountain by John Grisham.

  113. gone girl is what I want to read

  114. Sweet Possession – Maya Banks

  115. Sabrina Tong says

    I'd love to read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/unbroken-a

  116. I would like to read Captivated By You

  117. Ru by Kim Thuy

  118. The girl who came home

  119. Gray Mountain by John Grisholm

  120. Sweet Possession – Maya Banks looks like a great book that I would enjoy reading!

  121. Gone Girl

  122. missbobloblaw says

    Kwe
    Standing with Our Sisters
    My recent post Pet Stocking Stuffer Ideas From PetSafe (and a #Giveaway)

  123. Darlene Schuller says

    Oo David Baldacci "the escape

  124. Miriam Wilton says

    Gray Mountain by John Grisham

  125. Angela Mitchell says

    I'd love to read Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

  126. truckerofbc says

    Steven James CheckMate

  127. I'll like to read I Am Malala book.

  128. I would like to read Gray Mountain A Novel by John Grisham

  129. Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning

  130. Chasing Perfect because my friend recommended it too!

  131. silverneon2000 says

    Bones Never Lie
    by Kathy Reichs

    Londia

  132. Karin Dollery says

    I would love to read "The Boston Girl"

  133. I have been wanting to read The girl who came home

  134. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

  135. Joanne Weishuhn-Lee says

    Chasing Perfect. i have never read any of her bools

  136. The Girl who Came Home looks like an interesting read.

  137. Possibly the book The Thief.

  138. George Meek says

    My wife likes to read 24/7 and would enjoy receiving more books..

  139. Elizabeth R says

    Yes please by Amy Poehler.

  140. GRAY MOUNTAIN

  141. I want to read Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  142. I would love to read #GIRLBOSS

  143. I would say the Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich

  144. Sandra Watts says

    James Patterson's Hope to Die.

  145. Betrayed by Lisa scottoline!! Sounds like a great read for sure

  146. Prince Lestat tops my list, though Moriarty also caught my eye.

  147. Station Eleven was voted the best book of the year. I can't wait to read it

  148. I'd like to read Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

  149. I would like to read Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution

  150. I would love to read Gone Girl

  151. Endgame The Training Diaries by James Frey

  152. Gone Girl

  153. I’d like to read Gone Girl…I hear its really great 🙂

  154. I would like to read The Rosie Project.

  155. Id like to read Gray Mountain.

  156. I would like to read some like it wicked

  157. alexanernberg says

    Happy Holidays! The book I would like to read the most is "Keep me Safe" by Maya Banks. Thanks for sponsoring this lovely giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  158. chasing perfect! i love to read!!

  159. Monique L.S. says

    I would like to read "The White Russian" by Vanora Bennett.

  160. I'd love to read Gray Mountain by John Grisham

  161. I want to read Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

  162. Shelley Lard says

    James Patterson – Hope To Die. I love most of his books!

  163. I am looking forward to the new James Patterson, Hope to Die.

  164. I'd like to read Janet Evanovich's 'Top Secret Twenty One'

  165. Would love to read the girl who came home.

  166. the white russian

  167. i would love to read Gray Mountain

  168. Charlene A. says

    I’m most looking forward to reading Saving Grace by Jane Green.

  169. Hurricane Hazel A Life with Purpose
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  170. i want to read, Yes Please!

  171. cottagebunny says

    I would love to read "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham.

  172. holly ogorman says

    I would love to read Hope to Die by James Patterson

  173. Kwe Standing with Our Sisters

  174. would like to read anything by Laurraine Snelling

  175. I would love to read "The Girl Who Came Home".

  176. Iron kiss

  177. The Bourne Retribution

  178. Stacking the Deck

  179. I would choose All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

  180. Eva Mitton-Urban says

    Great reviews 4.7/5 – Intrigued.

    All the Light We Cannot See
    A Novel
    by Anthony Doerr

    Never want to miss an opportunity to enjoy the little things we all take for granted. To unseen blessings appreciated in 2015.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  181. I'd like to read 'All My Puny Sorrows'!

  182. This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

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