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 and happy Sunday! How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend – or what’s left of it? 🙂 I had a pretty busy day yesterday – I took my new camera for a test ride in Greenwich (one of my favourite places around London), and it took longer than I expected. It was a lovely day, though, despite the freezing weather!
It was an amazing week book-wise, so I have lots of brilliant reads to show you today. If you’re all sitting comfortably and have your tea or coffee at hand, I’ll begin.
A few weeks ago I came home to the news that I’ve been accepted for Curtis Brown’s very own – and very new – online book club, starting this January. And, before January’s book club read landed on our doorsteps, they sent us all a lovely welcome package. Mine included the first three books on the list – The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Serpent Papers and Us. I’ve heard a million great things about both the first Harold Fry book and David Nicholls’ novels, so I can’t wait to pick these up.
Then, they sent us our first book club read, which is Antonia Honeywell’s The Ship. I follow Antonia on Twitter but I haven’t heard much about the book itself – probably because it’s not out yet – so I don’t really know what to expect. The first few chapters were really good, though, so fingers crossed the rest is just as intriguing! And last but not least, Love Hurts was a review copy from the publisher, and is another book I’m really excited about. Thank you, Curtis Brown and Random House!
Have you read any of these yet? What did you think?
And, if you did a Showcase Sunday post this weekend, make sure to link up below and check out what everyone else got. Have a nice Sunday and see you next week!