Showcase Sunday #17

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

This week was a little bit quiet because as I mentioned last week, Bout of Books 5.0 kicked off on Monday and I decided to take some time off and read two of my own books for a change. I was starting to feel quite overwhelmed by all the deadlines, review copies and blog tours and I needed some time off – and it did help! I finished In The Woods by Tana French the other day (you can read my review here) and it was fantastic! Then I re-read Marian Keyes’s Watermelon which is -of course- also brilliant so all in all, it was a great week. :)

Incoming books

Showcase Sunday #17
The Twitter Diaries by Georgie Thompson (won)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (won)

Once again, no purchased items on the list (I’m still trying to cut back on buying new books and finish my review copies first) which is great! But I was lucky enough to win a copy of The Twitter Diaries on -wait for it- Twitter, which sounds like an interesting read! Just like Pushing the Limits – everyone seems to love it and I’ve read so many fantastic reviews about it in the past few weeks that I can’t wait to read it. Many thanks to Bloomsbury and Mira Ink for the two books!

How was your week and how did you get on with your Bout of Books (or other read-a-thon) goals? Have you read any of these two books? What did you guys get? As always, 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. Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!


39 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #17”

  1. Theta Sigma says:

    Great little haul there.

    “Pushing The Limits” is on my radar as a book to get my hands on in the next couple of weeks, hopefully before I go to London next weekend so I can add it to the stuff I want to read on the coach.

    Great post.
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  2. Pushing the limits is friggin good!Enjoy! :)
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  3. Juhina says:

    ooh Pushing the Limits sounds amazing. My sister read it and loved it. I want to read it too!
    awesome books

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf
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  4. Henrietta says:

    Congrats on winning two amazing books this week!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Have an awesome week enjoying everything that you love :)
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  5. Pushing The Limits was such a fantastic book- one of the best books I’ve read this year.
    I hope you love it, and it lives up to all the hype!
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  6. Congratulations on winning! Pushing the limits is supposed to be really good, so happy reading :D
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  7. Mel S says:

    Twitter Diaries sounds interesting – even though I haven’t discovered Twitter for myself yet… :-)
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  8. Faith says:

    Congratulations on the haul. I read Pushing the limits last week and enjoyed it. It was a 4/5 stars read for me.
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  9. Kelsey says:

    Both books sound great, I really want to read Pushing the Limits at some point, hoping my library gets some copies in soon! Have a good week :)
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  10. Meg K. says:

    Yay for PUSHING THE LIMITS! I really enjoyed that one–hope you do, too. :) I haven’t heard of THE TWITTER DIARIES before, but its cover is such a lovely shade of blue. Will check that out on GR.

    Great haul, Vicky! :D
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  11. Nikki says:

    Congrats on the win! I read your review of the Tana French novel earlier this morning and I am definitely adding that to my to be read list. It looks excellent.
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  12. Ooh The Twitter Diaries, I was trying to win that on Twitter too lol! Congrats on the wins! I need to start Pushing The Limits soon as I have heard nothing but great things about it. I hope you enjoy these, Vicky! :)

  13. michelle says:

    I really enjoyed Pushing The Limits, and I have heard of The Twitter Diaries but don’t know too much about it, I will have to check it out.

    my haul
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  14. Jasprit says:

    I like quiet book weeks too, I had one this week which was great, as it gives you the chance to catch up on review copies! I’ve nearly finished my 3rd review book for review copy clean up which is great as I only signed up this week! I’ll hopefully reach my target this week! Hope you enjoy both your reads, the Twitter Diaries sounds interesting! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Me too! And you’re doing GREAT!!! 3 books already? I’m reading my 4th book at the moment – I took a break last week and read two of my own books to help me with this reading slump I’ve been in. :)

  15. Melissa says:

    Glad you were able to take a break and read your own books this week and great new additions!
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  16. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Haven’t heard of those. Hope you enjoy them both!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  17. Leah says:

    They both sound really interesting :).

    Here’s my SS

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  18. Ellie says:

    I loved Pushing the Limits…one not to be judged by its cover. I had a nice white covered proof…but might buy a copy if they change the cover, I think it’s awful!
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  19. Sounds like I need to add Pushing the Limits to my TBR list. Happy reading everyone!
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  20. Marian says:

    Wow! The twitter diaries sounds pretty fascinating. And I know what you mean… I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for pushing the limits. It sounds really good.
    Marian recently posted..Showcase Sunday #3My Profile

  21. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    I ADORED Pushing The Limits, so I hope you enjoy it too! :D And a book called The Twitter Diaries…. what’s not to like?! ;) Happy reading!
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  22. Angie says:

    Winning books is always fun! Both of those sound great. :D
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  23. I ADORED Pushing the Limits! I know you’ll love it, Vicky :)
    I’ll be looking out for your review!

    Dani xxx
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  24. Ning says:

    Pushing the Limits is sooo good!! The Twitter Diaries sounds good too! I need to cut back on buying books too. It’s just so easy to buy Kindle books on Amazon
    Ning recently posted..Showcase Sunday #2My Profile

  25. Sharonda says:

    I have Pushing the Limits for review..I hear everyone love it…enjoy!

    Nice haul this week Vickie
    have a great day
    Here’s mine
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  26. So jealous over Pushing the Limits, lol. Dying to read that one. And the twitter Diaries sounds fun. Awesome haul! :)
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  27. Rachel says:

    I’ve never heard of The Twitter Diaries but now I better go check it out. Pushing the Limits was amazing IMO, enjoy! :)
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  28. Tiffany Drew says:

    I only bought one book for myself this week, I probably shouldn’t have but I couldn’t help it. I still need to read Pushing The Limits, thankfully I just won a copy so now I’m just waiting for it to arrive :) I’ll be looking forward to your review!
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  29. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed says:

    I hope you LOVE Pushing the Limits!

  30. SweetMarie83 says:

    Yay, you got your copy of Pushing the Limits! I started it last night and it’s fantastic. I can’t wait to hear what you think when you get around to reading it. xx
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  31. Pushing the Limits! That was a great read. I hope you like it. :)

  32. Paige says:

    I’m reading Pushing The Limits off and on right now and it’s pretty good =)

    My IMM =)
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  33. Ahh so jealous that you’ve got Pushing the Limits!! Been waiting on that one for a while now.. Hope you enjoy it! :)
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  35. Both books sound great!! Great wins for sure :)
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