Showcase Sunday #48

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.

Hello everyone! How was your week? Mine was quite nice but very exhausting as well. I finally managed to meet a lovely friend of mine whom I haven’t seen for a few months AND I started looking for a job as well. Writing my CV and three covering letters was enough for this week, though, so I’m taking a few days off and planning on getting some reading done.


Showcase Sunday #48

Junk by Melvin Burgess { book swap }
The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year by Sue Townsend { purchased }
The Lies You Told Me by Jessica Ruston { for review }
My Life in Black and White by Kim Izzo { won }

Minutes after I posted my book haul last week I realized I missed two books from the list so I’m posting them now. My Life in Black and White was a giveaway win from the Wish List (I didn’t even win but they were lovely enough to send me a copy anyway) and The Lies You Told Me is an unsolicited review copy from Headline. I’ve read great reviews of both so I’m looking forward to reading them myself.

The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year has been on my TBR list for ages and since I still had one of my book vouchers I got for Christmas (I know, I know…) I managed to grab a copy the other day. I absolutely love Townsend’s work so I’m sure it’s going to be another hilarious story!

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I’ve been desperately trying to avoid NetGalley lately being auto-approved is a dangerous thing, I’m telling you but I couldn’t resist this one. It sounds like my cup of tea and the reviews seem pretty good as well.

What books did you get this week? Make sure to link up your posts below or leave a comment! :)


  1. says

    Great haul! I read The Hit by Melvin Burgess and it wasn’t the best but I still enjoyed it. Junk looks great. I’ve heard good things about Sue Towsnsend too. Happy reading! :)

    PS. The link isn’t coming up? I don’t knew if it’s my computer or you just haven’t put it up. :)

    • says

      Thanks, Ula! :) I haven’t really heard anything about The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year yet but I love Townsend’s books (they’re hilarious!) so I’m sure it’s going to be a great read. We’ll see!

  2. says

    I really like Sue Townsend’s books – I haven’t read this one but my mum read it a while ago and she really enjoyed it. I read Junk years ago but I don’t remember much about it! Enjoy your books – I am applying for jobs at the moment and it takes so much longer to do a CV/cover letter than you think it will! Good luck :)
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    • says

      Glad it’s not just me, then! It took me such a long time to write this cover letter :(
      And Sue Townsend’s great! Have you read The Public Confessions of a Middle-aged Woman? That’s my favourite book of hers, it’s so funny :)

    • says

      It is! 😀 But I’m trying to be a bit more organized and not request too many books until I finish the ones I already have 😀

  3. says

    Good luck with your job hunting! I got offered a new job last week, both exciting and terrifying.

    Am I going blind or is there not a link up this week?
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    • says

      Aaargh, this linky is so annoying. Whenever I schedule a post the previous day, the linky never shows up when the post goes live. I changed the code so it should work now. :)

      And congrats on the new job!

  4. Beth @plasticrosaries says

    New reader :D!
    Junk is one of my all time favourites – I really hope you enjoy it. I also recently got the Sue Townsend although I’m not sure when I’ll get round to it!
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    • says

      Looking at my towering TBR pile usually does the trick for me 😀 It’s a very dangerous thing, though, and it’s SO hard to resist the temptation.


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