Showcase Sunday #14

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.

This week on Books, Biscuits, and Tea

♦ On Monday I posted about two upcoming blog tours you can still sign up for
♦ On Friday I shared my top 5 books that made me laugh out loud

Random House Canada’s Olympic Readathon started on Friday which is the main reason for my absence this week. The other reasons being that I was hunting for birthday gifts, working, and trying to get some reading done with more or less success. I’m sorry for being terribly slow at responding to your comments – I’ll reply as soon as possible, I promise! Also, if you need some motivation and you fancy joining the readathon, you can still do so by clicking here. It runs until the 12th of August I believe so you’ve plenty of time. :) I’m actually quite proud of myself because on top of work, replying to tons of emails and everything else I managed to read more than 300 pages already. *beams* Anyway, let’s see what came in the mail this week!

Incoming books

Showcase Sunday #14

Debutantes by Cora Harrison (for review)
Torn by David Massey (for review)
In the Woods by Tana French (won)
The Likeness by Tana French (won)
Faithful Place by Tana French (won)
Broken Harbour by Tana French (won)

Once again, I had a fantastic week. I got my copy of Debutantes which looks stunning! It’s not the final cover but it’s still gorgeous. The photo doesn’t do it justice but it’s all pink and golden, it’s very pretty. Torn is another review copy I’m going to be reading next week – I’m taking part in the blog tour so keep an eye on my blog for a guest post by the author and my review!

Then, I received a huge parcel which turned out to be the set of Tana French books I won from Hodder & Stoughton. Yes! I still can’t believe it! I’ve heard so many GREAT things about Tana French in the past few weeks from like-minded people on Twitter and then I won an entire set.. Unbelievable! :) Has anyone read these? I can’t wait to pick them up!

And of course a massive thank you to Macmillan, Chicken House and Hodder & Stoughton for the lovely books!

What did you get this week? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below and feel free to leave a comment as well! Also, Review Copy Cleanup 2.0 starts next Wednesday – if you’re interested, make sure to sign up and join us – it’ll be fun! See you on Wednesday! x


38 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #14”

  1. Olivia says:

    Torn by David Massey looks really good. I will have to add that to my TBR pile. So many good books this week :)
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  2. Ohh Débutantes sounds really interesting! I haven’t really heard of any of these books but I’ll have to check them out!
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  3. Mel S says:

    Torn looks great – and congratulations of winning such a great bundle! Hope they are good reads – can’t wait to hear! :-)
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  4. Nikki says:

    I’ve never read any Tana French novels before but they look really good! Hope you enjoy them!
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  5. Lots of lovely books there Vicky. Congrats on winning the Tana French books, I’ve read a couple of hers and they are really really good. Debutantes looks interesting, will have to put it on the wishlist.

    I’m looking forward to participating in Review Copy Cleanup, need to blitz a few things and this will give me a kick up the backside :P

    No Showcase Sunday for me this week :( I’ve not had chance to do a video.

    Happy reading!

    Jen x Chocolate Chunky Munkie
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Jenny! :D Oh God, tell me about it. I’ve so many books I need to read – I can’t wait to get started!

      Can’t wait to see your haul next week :) Happy reading! xxx

  6. Katja says:

    Debutantes sounds super! Congratulations on the wins :-)
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  7. Nobonita says:

    Wow!Awesome haul you got there.Torn looks good! XD
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  8. Kelsey says:

    I’m participating in the Olympic Readathon too! That’s awesome that you won that whole collection of books too, enjoy!
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  9. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Nice! Those are all new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. Alex @ Cupcakes & Literature says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading.

    - Alex
    My Showcase Sunday
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  11. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    Torn looks amazing, I’m so jealous! I hope you enjoy your books, Happy Reading! :) x
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  12. DeniseF says:

    I love Tana French’s books! I hope you enjoy them!
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  13. Great books! Debutants looks super good … can’t wait to read that one! And such a great package of Tana French books! I remember reading somewhere that In the Woods was a really good read … I’m going to have to check it out.

    Enjoy all your reads!
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    • Vicky says:

      Yes, all of her books are very atmospheric and unputdownable, apparently! I can’t wait to read them after hearing so many great things about them :)

  14. Melissa says:

    Lots of Tana French! Enjoy!
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  15. You got Debutantes!! And congrats on the Tara French’s books! These are all great-reads, thanks for sharing. BTW, hope you’re having a blast with the Olympic Readathon :)
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  16. Tiffany Drew says:

    I haven’t read any of Tana’s books yet but I think I might have a copy of Into The Woods on my shelf somewhere. Excellent haul this week!
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  17. Sangita says:

    I haven’t heard of Torn but it looks interesting. Debutantes i thought i heard that somewhere and i have. The cover is different from the Goodreads one. But it’s simple and cute, i like it! :)
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  18. Awww, Hodder are amazing. I love Hodder.

    I would have had an epic Showcase Sunday post today but *flop* will have to be a 2 weeker next week. :)
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  19. I finally wrote up my interview post for the Torn tour last night lol Hope you enjoy it! I couldn’t get into Debutantes :(
    Congrats on your wins!
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    • Vicky says:

      And I finally started reading Torn last night, it’s great!! I can’t wait to read your interview :) I’m posting a guest post sort of thing but I still need to read/schedule it.

  20. Keksi says:

    Wow, I LOVE Torn’s cover. :D Congrats on the Tara French bundle win! Happy reading!
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  21. Oh fab books this week. I have torn aswell. Sounds interesting.
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  22. Reaally want to read Debutantes! Great haul this week :)) So lucky to win all those books!
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  23. Paige says:

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

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-e-book-edition-3-weekly.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
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  24. Wow, Debutantes and Torn look fantastic, gotta check them out!

    Enjoy your haul =D

    Here’s my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
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  25. Awesome haul this week Vicki and i sense a theme..lol I haven’t read anything from this author, so i am off to check her out!

  26. Can’t wait for Wednesday!!
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  27. Meg K. says:

    Lovely haul as usual, Vicky! I’ve been seeing DEBUTANTES around a lot, and it looks really good, so I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. :)

    Happy reading!

  28. Congratulations on winning! They look great :D

    Happy reading! ^^
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  29. Brodie says:

    Busy busy busy busy you!! Honestly I don’t know how some people (those in full time work or school) manage to maintain their blogging, reading, social life, sanity, etc. YOU’RE NOT HUMAN.

    I recently read some reviews of The Debutantes, which have me very eager to give this a go!! I really hope you love it.

    Congrats on your Tara Finch win! I’ve never actually heard of the author, but I might go see what some of her books are like.

    Awesome haul, HAPPY READING!
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