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 welcome back! How are you, my chums? Good week? Mine was pretty good – exhausting, but good. 🙂 I was invited to the launch of William Giraldi’s latest crime novel, Hold the Dark, on Wednesday, which was pretty awesome. We went to Icebar in Central London, which is exactly what it sounds like – a bar. Made entirely of ice. It was an amazing experience and it was so lovely to finally meet some people from the publisher, who I’ve been chatting to online for the past few years. I’m hoping to post some pictures here on the blog so keep your eyes peeled!
It was another great week for books as well. I went a bit YA-mad in the past couple of days and ordered two books from Foyles. Because I clearly don’t have another 200 books to read… *glances at towering TBR pile* Anyway, moving swiftly on. I also got two review copies – one middle grade and one YA, which is a nice change from all those thrillers I’ve read in the past couple of months.
I absolutely love Erin Lange’s work. But, unlike every normal person, I’ve read her latest one, Dead Ends, first and haven’t had the opportunity to pick up Butter yet. Dead Ends made me completely fall in love with her style so I’m pretty sure I will adore this one as well. Stonebird is a middle-grade novel, which was a review copy from Mike and Quercus – thanks, guys! The cover is just gorgeous (the photos don’t really do it justice) and I have a feeling it’s going to be a beautiful story. Mike is actually guest posting on the blog in the near future, so watch this space!
It’s Kind of a Funny Story is another YA book I’ve been meaning to read for ages but never seemed to have the time to pick it up. It sounds right up my street and I keep hearing amazing things about it, so I finally ordered a copy. CAN’T. WAIT. And last but not least, The A to Z of You and Me is the Curtis Brown Book Group’s February book club read, and another book I’ve been looking forward to since last year. People who have already read it seemed to love it so I have really high hopes for this one. No pressure, James!
Many thanks to Curtis Brown, Transworld and Quercus for the review copies!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
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