Showcase Sunday #10

Hello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. 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! It’s nice to see you again :) Can you believe it’s our 10th Showcase Sunday week already?
Also, happy July everyone! I’ll do a blog post about it (along with my plans for July, some books, etc) tomorrow but *drumroll* I’m back from my blogging break! Which means that I’ll be back next week with new posts, new reviews, new books, new energy and new plans. Huzzah!! And I also have a fantastic book haul to show you this week:

♦ No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (purchased)
♦ The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell (purchased)
♦ Numbers by Rachel Ward (won)
♦ A Message to Your Heart by Niamh Greene (for review)
♦ From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell (purchased)
♦ The Black Ice by Michael Connelly(purchased)
♦ The Last Temptation by Van McDermid(purchased)
♦ The Wire In The Blood by Val McDermid (purchased)

As you can see this week has been…quite busy! Numbers was actually part of last week’s haul, as I mentioned, but I forgot to include it in my list and take a photo then. This book has been on my wishlist for ages so I was really excited when I won a copy from Sally at Always Lost in Stories last month.  Thank you so much Sally! A Message to Your Heart is a review copy from the lovely Niamh Greene and Penguin Ireland and again, I can’t wait to pick this up. I just adore this cover – it definitely has a summery feel to it and it reminds me a little bit of Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number which I absolutely loved, so I hope it’s going to be great! Thank you Niamh and Penguin Ireland! :)

As for the other six books, I found a brilliant (Hungarian) second-hand online bookshop last week which sells English and German books. When I was flicking through their catalogue I found these six beauties and even though my to-be-read pile is getting out of control, I just couldn’t resist the temptation. I mean, they were like £2 each… and they’ve been on my wishlist for a while! (And even though they’re used, they’re in good condition)

Anyway, that’s it for this week! What did you all get? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below – and feel free to leave a comment after linking up and I’ll visit you back asap! :) xxx



43 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #10”

  1. Theta Sigma says:

    Hi Vicky

    Quite a haul of various genres by the look of it.

    Have a great time reading them.
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  2. Birgit says:

    Nice haul! You do like thrillers, don’t you? ;-)
    Numbers has been one of my fav reads this year, so I hope you’ll enjoy that one as much as I did.
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  3. You’re welcome! Glad it came okay, and I hope you enjoy reading it!
    The only other one that I’ve read out of your book haul this week is No Time For Goodbye, but it was really good, very thrilling. You’ve got quite a mixture of books there- nice!
    Welcome back to blogging- hope your exams went okay. x
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  4. Celine says:

    Ohh, you’ve been busy! :D Glad to have you back, and your books look awesome. Enjoy (:
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  5. Great haul! I read Numbers a while ago and thought it was a pretty decent read. I hope you like it! No Time For Goodbye is pretty good too. :)
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  6. Nobonita says:

    My first showcase sunday!Great meme you got there. :)
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  7. Mel S says:

    I love it when you can find some bargain books! I did quite well myself with some bargains this week…and welcome back! :-)
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  8. Meg says:

    Great haul as usual, Vicky! I’ve read NUMBERS before, and it was quite good, so I really hope you enjoy it. I’ve never heard of the others (heh), but the covers look amazing. Enjoy all your books! Can’t wait to hear what you think about NUMBERS, too!
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, was it good? Yay! I’m really looking forward to reading it! (The others are thriller/mysteries and sort of women’s fiction/chick lits :))

  9. Katja says:

    I’ve not read any of these and Numbers sounds good!
    Happy reading, and thanks for Showcase Sunday :)
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  10. Woww so many books!! I always splurge when I go to second hand book stores because everything’s just so cheap! :)

    -Laura

    • Vicky says:

      So do I! :) Although my problem with second-hand bookshops is that most of the time they don’t have the books I’m looking for. I was lucky with this one, though, they had quite a wide selection of books :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Marina says:

    Great books. I’ve read only “No time for goodbye” and I must say it is amazing thriller.I also recommend “Too close to home” by the same author. Also Michael Connelly is great author. Enjoy reading.
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, it sounds familiar! Thanks so much, I’ll have to check out if they have it or not. And yes! I’ve heard so many great things about MC’s books, I can’t wait to read them now :)

  12. Great haul this week, Vicky!! I haven’t actually read any of these but I would love Numbers! I hope you enjoy them all! :) I’m not doing my post this week as I have fell out with Blogger today lol!
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh no, not again?! So many people were complaining this week, it’s insane.. I’ve no idea what’s been going on with Blogger ever since I left a few months ago but it must be really annoying. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and I’m looking forward to seeing your haul next week! :)

  13. Kelsey says:

    Welcome back to blogging! You got a great looking pile there, especially with the deal on some of them :)
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  14. I really enjoyed Numbers. And I love Val McDermid’s Tony Hill series (loved the TV adaptation, too)–I recommend reading those in order if you haven’t done so already, because it’s pretty cool seeing his relationship develop throughout it. It’s a great series.
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Julie! Yes, definitely! That’s what everyone said to me so far. I ordered the first book in the series a few weeks ago so now I have book 1,2, and 3 :) Can’t wait to read them!

  15. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Haven’t heard of those books but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  16. Nikki says:

    It’s my first Showcase Sunday too!

    I read it a little while ago now but I remember really enjoying The Truth About Melody Brown. I keep meaning to read some of Val McDermid’s books but I haven’t got around to it yet.

    • Vicky says:

      Welcome to Showcase Sunday!! :)
      Val McDermid’s books are supposed to be really good so I can’t wait to pick them up, finally. x

  17. Hope you enjoy all your new books! I’ve heard really good things about The Truth About Melody Browne and can’t wait to read it!
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  18. Melissa says:

    Welcome back:)

    And your books all look awesome, especially No Time For Goodbye&
    A Message to Your Heart
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  19. I love finding second hand books! I’m still sad that my favorite store, just 5 minutes from my house, closed down :( They had so many wonderful books and I always came home with some new titles (soperhaps it’s better that they are gone :p haha)

    The books look great! Indeed, nice conditions ^^ Happy reading :D
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    • Vicky says:

      Yes, aren’t they fantastic? We don’t have much of them in town and most of them don’t even have English books so I was v excited when I found this one :)

  20. Jennifer says:

    Whoa. I spot a lot of books. Great haul this week & Happy Reading ;)
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  21. Ellie says:

    Woohoo great pile of books, I’ve got Numbers on my wishlist. I was about to tel you about Awesome Books who send to Europe free if more than one book is bought in one order…but they don’t include Hungary as part fo their Europe. Not so awesome.
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh :( Yes, actually I was about to ask you if you knew any second-hand bookshops online who ship to the EU but I kept forgetting it. Too bad! But thanks so much for the recommendation!

  22. Great books! I love it when i find a crapload of books that I want second hand … at a good price! My local library has an ongoing book sale where all the books are $0.25 each — it’s awesome! Sometimes you can find a perfectly good book that doesn’t show any signs of use — for so cheap!

    Enjoy all your reading!
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    • Vicky says:

      Exactly!! I mean, I don’t like books that are falling apart but these are in very good condition. The spine is a bit creased but who cares? :)

  23. Wow! Lots of books that, yet again, I have never heard of LOL!!!!! You always have stuff Idk about! I’ll have to check some of it out, enjoy your haul!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  24. Tiffany Drew says:

    Nice haul!!! I haven’t read any of those, but I did pick up a copy of Numbers not too long ago. I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it. Maybe if you love it I will bump it up in my TBR pile :)
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  25. Welcome back :) Great haul this week. I know what you mean about not being able to resist cheap books and c’mon £2 is one great bargain! Happy Reading :)

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  26. Most of these seem like mystery books and it’s been kind of a long time since I read one. But I do like Numbers, it’s on my to-read list.

    Great haul, Vicky! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
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  27. Great books although I have only heard of Numbers which I haven’t read either. Hope you enjoy all your new books :)
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  28. EEEP!!!! :D They all sound So good! :D I hope you enjoy The Truth about Melody Browne and A Message to Your Heart! :D Happy readin hun! :D

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  29. Dani C. says:

    Interesting books you have there! I can’t wait to see what you think of them.
    Happy Reading,
    Dani
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  30. Paige says:

    I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here’s my IMM =)

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    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
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  31. Lubna says:

    Hope your exams went well. I love books that inspire me, and I just won a book in a blog give away called Poor Little Rich Slum, which celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit in Asia’s largest slum – Dharavi. It is also available on Kindle and is truly inspirational.
    Glad you found this lovely book store – happy reading.
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