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! :)

39 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #48”

  1. Not heard of any of these books before but they do sound interesting. Good look on the job hunt and I hope you enjoy your new books :)
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  2. Zoe @ Bookhi 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. :)

  3. I heard a lot of positive feedback on The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, looks like a good read. I should check it out as well. ;)
    Lovely haul! Enjoy your reads and happy Sunday!
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    • Vicky 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!

  4. I received ‘The Lies You Told Me’ a few weeks ago as well – I hope you enjoy it! And good luck with the job hunt.

    I’ve seen Showcase Sunday on the blogs for ages and this is the first week I’m joining in myself! :)
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  5. kit 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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    • Vicky 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 :)

  6. Mel S says:

    CV writing is hard work! Good luck with the job search and take advantage of your spare time for more reading! :-)

    Auto-approved is very dangerous – but in a very good way! :-)
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  7. Ellie 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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    • Vicky 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!

  8. My mum recently read and loved The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year so hopefully you will too! Junk is an old favourite of mine. Enjoy your reads!
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  9. I love the sound of The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year! It sounds like it’s going to be a really great read :)
    The Lies You Told me sounds really good too! Great haul!
    I hope you enjoy them all :)
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  10. I bought Junk the other week and can’t wait to read it because I loved The Hit. Happy reading, Vicky! :)
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  11. Leah says:

    Aww nice haul Vicky!
    Hope you enjoy all of your lovely books :) xx
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  12. Kristen says:

    Good luck on the job search! I’ve not read any of the books from your haul. I hope you enjoy them all :-)
    Kristen recently posted..Showcase Sunday #10My Profile

  13. 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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  14. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Haven’t heard of these before. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. Nice additions to your reading list…think I’ll be adding a few of these titles to my list as well. Enjoy!
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  16. Vicky H says:

    The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year sounds intriguing. :-) Hope you enjoy all these, and have a lovely week. Ooh, and best of luck with the job hunting!
    Vicky H recently posted..Showcase Sunday #23My Profile

  17. oooh nice book haul! I’m definitely going to have to check these out! Enjoy! :D
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  18. “being auto-approved is a dangerous thing” Preach it, sister. ;)
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  19. I’ve heard so many things about Sue Townsend’s books so I really need to get my hands on her books asap! Enjoy all your books :)
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  20. I’m not familiar with your books this week but you always get the most interesting sounding books. Enjoy!

    Job hunting, ugh. Good luck.
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  21. Holly U says:

    I need to stay away from NetGalley, too! But I just can’t resist requesting books that I’ve been wanting to read. :) Enjoy your haul!
    Holly U recently posted..Showcase Sunday #6My Profile

  22. You got books that I haven’t heard of before. They look fantastic. I really like the sound of the second one.

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  23. Melissa says:

    Great new reads…and great progress on the job front! Have a super week!
    Melissa recently posted..Added to the Bookshelf – 6/16/13My Profile

  24. Those all sound interesting! I love the title “Woman who went to bed for a year”. I’d like to do that! ;)
    Here’s mine for the week:
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  25. Mama J says:

    I have The Lies You Told Me in my TBR pile too and am really looking forward to reading it.
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  26. Bonnie says:

    Netgalley auto-approve shall be the death of me. Really need to figure out how to properly restrain myself. lol
    Bonnie recently posted..Something To Look Forward To – Week of June 17th, 2013My Profile

    • Vicky says:

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

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