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. :)


  1. 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! :)

    • 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. 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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    • 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 :)

  3. says

    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!

    Here’s My Showcase Sunday

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

  4. 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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  5. Doctor's Notes says

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

  6. says

    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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    • 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.

  7. 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!

    • 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.

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