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. Showcase Sunday #27For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
Hello everyone! So, there was no Showcase Sunday for me last weekend because I was in London until Tuesday and I didn’t have my laptop with me. But I’m back now and I’ve lots and lots of lovely books to show you. Ready? Here we go.
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (purchased)
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (purchased)
Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (purchased)
The Secret Supper Club by Sana Bate (for review)
The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris (for review)
Lovers & Newcomers by Rosie Thomas (swapped)
The Night Stalker by Chris Carter (purchased)
Even though I haven’t had much free time lately and I’ve way too many books as it is, I just couldn’t resist these ones. Waterstones had this buy one get one half price offer which was too good to resist so I bought Pigeon English and Secrets of the Tides, both of which have been on my wishlist for ages. Then, I saw that The Night Stalker was only £3.99 at The Book Warehouse and I really liked the sound of the story. I had no idea that it’s actually the third book in a series… Let’s hope they can be read in any order.
Funnily enough, I stumbled upon Lovers and Newcomers at the hostel we were staying at in London. We spent a week there two years ago and I remembered that they had this book exchange shelf in the common room and they had a couple of awesome books, but I didn’t have a book I could exchange them for. So now I was fully prepared and had a book with me, just in case the book exchange shelf was still there. And it was! They only had a few books this time (and some of them were in Chinese…) but Lovers and Newcomers sounded pretty good.
Oh yes. A Street Cat Named Bob has been on my wishlist for a few weeks too so I snatched a copy at the airport on my way home. I adore cats (I’ve a black cat myself) and judging by this short documentary I saw not long ago, I’m sure Bob and James’s story will make me bawl my eyes out. Too bad we didn’t get to see them when we were in London!
And a massive thank you goes to Simon and Schuster and Canvas Books for the two remaining books on the list which I’m really looking forward to reading! (Also, The First Last Kiss came in a lovely turquoise and pink gift-wrap which I absolutely adored!)
How was your week? What did I miss? Did you get anything nice in the post? Make sure to link up your own post in the linky below and feel free to leave a comment if you have a minute to spare. I’d love to hear from you!