Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
Hello everyone! How are you all? How was your week? I’m so sorry I missed last week’s post – a friend and I went to Dover on Saturday (we ended up walking 11 miles uphill but it was totally worth it, the coast is beautiful and the weather was gorgeous! I mean, 20 degrees in early March! In England!) and I was completely exhausted by the time I got home. We met up for lunch in London the next day and I was in such a hurry that I didn’t have time to write my post before I left. So… I have two weeks worth of books to show you today. *drumroll* Ready?
Lots of exciting books this week, including three review books I wasn’t expecting at all and the new Sophie Kinsella book! Sophie has been one of my favourite authors ever since I was about 15 so her new book went to the very top of my wish list when it first came out. I managed to find a relatively cheap edition on The Book Depository and pre-ordered it some time last year – and it’s finally here! I’ve been trying to catch up on my review books in the past few months but now that I have my copy of Wedding Night, I might have to put those ARCs aside for a couple of days… 😀
Exciting goodie number 2 and 3: Fangirl and Landline! I seriously cannot tell you how many of you told me to read Fangirl but knowing how hyped-up it was, I was a bit sceptical. I don’t know why but popular books usually make me feel that way and I’m scared that they wouldn’t live up to my expectations. BUT. *holds up index finger* Literally all the reviews I’ve read so far (quite many) were great, so… I’ll give it a try and cross my fingers that it’s as good as I hope it is and I’ll fall in love with Rowell’s writing like so many of you did. A big thank you to Emmi from Library Girl for the book! And as you can see, I also got a copy of Landline, which is the author’s next novel, to be published at the end of July. Many thanks to Orion for the review copy!
These were the three books I was waiting for in the past two weeks, but surprisingly, another three other review books turned up. I’m not sure Astonish Me will be my cup of tea but I like the sound of Forty Days without Shadow (crime fiction) and The Way Back Home (women’s fiction). Thank you to Hachette and HarperCollins for the books!
Have you read any of these books yet? Did you like them?