Showcase Sunday #26

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.

Incoming paperbacks

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With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan
Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane
The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel
Ferney by James Long
When I Fall In Love by Miranda Dickinson
Ausperity by Lucy Tobin
Start Your Day With Katie by Katie Piper
The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp by Eva Rice
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Oh dear. To say that I had a busy week would be the understatement of the year. I had a terribly hectic week at uni and my weekend has been equally crazy – but then the postman came and… wow.  I was just saying on Twitter yesterday that I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I’m pretty much used to getting/buying one or two books each week or every two weeks so when an entire box of books showed up at my flat yesterday, my jaw literally hit the floor. A mahoosive thank you goes to the lovely people at Quercus who sent me most of these goodies – I’m still speechless! And can I just say how gorgeous Once More With Feeling‘s cover is? I don’t think you can see it in the photo but it’s sparkly and very wintery – I love it!

I also got a signed paperback copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Random House which I’m pretty excited about. One of our lecturers has quoted from this book during his lecture a few years ago and I’ve been meaning to read this ever since.

Thank you so much to Quercus, Avon, Random House, and Simon & Schuster for all these lovely books!

Incoming eBooks

Up Close by Henriette Gyland

Up Close by Henriette Gyland
Hysteria by Megan Miranda

I absolutely loved Megan Miranda’s previous book (Fracture) so when I saw that Hysteria is available on NetGalley I just had to request a copy. Judging by the synopsis I’m pretty sure it’s going to be just as good as Fracture was so can’t wait to read it!

In other news, there won’t be any Showcase Sunday on Books, Biscuits, and Tea next week because I’m going up to London for a few days and I’m not taking my laptop with me. We’re going to see Greg Davies live at the Apollo so I’m leaving on Saturday and won’t be back until Tuesday noon-ish. We’ve planned a bit of book shopping as well so I’m sure I’ll have lots of goodies to show you in two weeks’ time! :)

I hope you had a great week and a nice weekend! If you’ve done a Showcase Sunday post this week, make sure to link up below and feel free to leave me some comment love as well. See you all soon and thanks for stopping by. :)


61 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #26”

  1. Jasprit says:

    Vicky I adore your book haul so many gorgeous Christmassy books! And you got a signed copy by Mark Haddon! Congrats! I still have to read that book too! I hope you have a fabolous time in London! I can’t wait to see the goodies you pick up! :)

    • Vicky says:

      Ah, I know! I feel so, so lucky! :) And I’m really looking forward to reading The Curious Incident – it’s been on my wishlist for a few years. :)

  2. I’ve been interested in When I Fall in Love for the last little while. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it! Hope you enjoy all your books! :)
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  3. Wow- that is a lot of books :D

    I didn’t know Hysteria was on Netgalley?! *runs off to request*
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  4. You have a signed dog! Ah, jealous! Great book, one of my faves :)
    Great haul :)

  5. Ooh – awesome book haul. I hope you enjoy each and every book and your upcoming weekend of fun :-)
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  6. Waa!!!You have the Mark Haddon book signed!!!No fair!!!! >.<
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  7. Mel S says:

    A suprise box of books…? Just about my dream as well…I love recieving unexpected books – there’s nothing like it to cheer you up! :-)
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  8. Theta Sigma says:

    A nice selection of books for this week.

    A couple of people have mentioned that I should give “Curious Incident” a try and it’s on my Wish List.

    The cover for “The Sweetness of Forgetting” looks nice.

    Enjoy your reads.
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  9. Hysteria sound like a great creepy mystery! Happy reading!
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  10. You got some awesome books and goodies this week! I received Hysteria too, it looks such a good and the cover is very different to mine! :-). I hope you have a great in London! Have a great weekend! :-)

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  11. Ellie says:

    Yay for all the lovely books and the generosity of Quercus :) I grabbed Hysteria too this week.
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  12. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Yay for signed books! Haven’t heard of these but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

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  13. Wow! Thems some pretty books. When I Fall in Love is amazing, as you know so go reads, the others aren’t really my thing but PRETTIES!

    And I love that you say Christmas Eve! <3 cultural differences.
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  14. Pragya says:

    Vicky, you lucky girl! Love all those books! And I have been meaning to buy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon too. I still haven’t read Fracture! *sigh* Happy reading and have great fun in London. Wish you a safe and fun-filled trip.
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  15. Great haul Vicky! How awesome to get a surprise box filled with books! Happy reading :D
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  16. When I fall in love sounds great. Enjoy!

  17. Hysteria sounds interesting. I have added it to my list. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Alex :) says:

    Goodness me your haul is huuge! :)

    I have never read any books by Katie Piper but I am a huge fan of hers! She is such an inspiration to people!

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night time is also on my must read pile :) the main characters has autism so it is a great read for me when it comes to my psychology course :)

    Happy reading :) xoxo
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    • Vicky says:

      I know, she’s amazing! I haven’t read her previous book but this one’s basically a calendar sort of thing – there’s an inspirational quote for every day of the year. I love books like this :)

  19. Paige says:

    Hysteria looks pretty good. I enjoyed Megans first book so I’m hoping i’ll like this one too! I hope you enjoy everything :)

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  20. Melissa says:

    Love all those Christmassy books! I’ve been on a netgalley ban…but may just have to request Hysteria! And have a wonderful time in London!!!
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  21. You got some great this week, Vicky! I received Hysteria this week as well. I like,e the concept of it. So I do need to read Fracture first though! I know what you mean when you have stressful week and you seed I nice pile of parcels for you! It brightens my day up and I can’t get the grin plastered on my face off! Haha! I hope you enjoy them all!

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    P.s Sorry if this is my second, post! :/
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    • Vicky says:

      That’s exactly how I felt! :) I had such a stressful and busy week so to come home on a Friday afternoon and see an entire box of books waiting for you is just priceless.

      I’m sure you’ll enjoy Fracture, it’s such a good book!

  22. Henrietta says:

    What a wonderful feeling to receive a full box of books! And a signed book by Mark Haddon? Wow, that’s just AWESOME!!! I’m going to check out Dickinson’s ‘When I Fall In Love’. I really like the cover :)

    Have a great week and enjoy your trip to London!
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  23. Angie says:

    I really liked The Curious Incident…! I also got Hysteria this week. :)
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  24. Tiffany Drew says:

    I love the cover for Ausperity! Looks like you have some fantastic reading ahead of you. Have a safe trip, can’t wait to see all the goodies you come back with!
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  25. Great group of books, girl. Hope you enjoy them all and happy reading :)

  26. Doctor's Notes says:

    Great haul this week and some really pretty covers. Hope you enjoy them all and have fun on your trip.

  27. What a wonderful surprise – to come home to a box of books! And they all look awesome. I read Curious Incident a couple of times. It is an amazing read. Enjoy all your books and have a great time on your weekend, I can’t wait to see what books you get.
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Susan! :) I know, right? I’ve had such a stressful week so to come home to an enormous box of books on Friday afternoon was such a wonderful feeling.

  28. So many beautiful books! Incredibly jealous that you have a SIGNED copy of The Curious Incident – Enjoy! :)
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  29. Leah says:

    Wow you’ve had a busy week! :) I’m very jealous of your freebies.
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  30. Bonnie says:

    Oooh you got some really good book goodies! :) I’m really wanting to get my hands on When I Fall In Love by Miranda Dickinson and Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane. They both sound fantastic. And a signed Mark Haddon book??? Lucky you! Happy reading!
    My Showcase Sunday!

    • Vicky says:

      I know, it’s incredible!!! :) I’ve actually wanted to read The Curious.. for a few years so I’m really looking forward to reading that one.

  31. These all look amazing! Especailly When I Fall in Love, With All My Love, and Hysteria :) Have fun in London!

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  32. Ooh awesome haul Vicky!! I would love Hysteria as I really enjoyed Fracture too. I love the cover for With All My Love! I hope you enjoy all these pretties! :)

  33. Wow what a lovely haul and don’t you just loved signed books..enjoy them all. Did you know it’s snowing on your blog..hehehe!
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  34. Laura says:

    Hysteria and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime are both on my wish list.

  35. Great haul! I hope you enjoy The Curious Incident, it’s one of my favorite books ever! Looking forward to reading your reviews on it!
    Here’s my SS!
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  36. kit says:

    Hope you enjoy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – I really enjoyed it when I read it a couple of years ago, and I love that you got a signed copy! Enjoy London next week :)
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  37. Wowza! Once More With Feeling and When I Fall In Love are on my wishlist so I can’t wait to read your thoughts on those :)
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  38. Awesome haul! All your books have pretty covers. I’m adding Once More With Feeling, Hysteria and The Misinterpretation of Tara Judd to my TBR list.:)
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