Showcase Sunday #62

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 everybody! I had another busy week – I started looking for Christmas presents for bookish friends and family earlier this week, met up with Petra from Hazel the Witch in London and had a wonderful day, and started scheduling reviews for the next couple of weeks. Phew! I can’t believe it’s almost December, by the way. I clearly remember me saying ‘I can’t believe it’s almost November’ and it feels like yesterday. How did this HAPPEN?!


Showcase Sunday #62

Sacrifice | The Book Thief

Both last week’s book (Sacrifice) and this week’s one (The Book Thief) were sent to me by the lovely Transworld Books team. There was a giveaway on the Random House website a few weeks ago and I was one of the lucky winners who got a signed first edition of Sharon (S.J.) Bolton’s Sacrifice. I loved Sharon’s Lacey Flint series so I can’t wait to read this one!

If you visited the blog this time last week, you might remember that The Book Thief was featured in my 2014 wish list post. I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages so when Transworld sent me a review copy I might have done a little happy dance! I’m going home for Christmas in a few weeks’ time so I know what I’ll be reading on the plane. :) (Considering the fact that it’s a very sad book it might not be such a good idea, though.)

I also got some VERY exciting and wonderful presents from my John Lewis Secret Santa which I’ll show you in a separate post next week.

What did you guys get this week? Have you read either of these two books? Are they any good?


29 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #62”

  1. Wow congrats on the signed edition of Sacrifice! Looks very interesting! I LOVED the Book Thief, so really hope you enjoy that! Very intrigued about your John Lewis secret santa presents! I love John Lewis xmas stuff! I will look out for your post.

    Laura xx
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  2. Zarina says:

    I’m happy you got a copy of The Book Thief after wanting it for a while! I’ve heard nothing but great things about it but while I read a few pages of the book once I couldn’t get into it myself. I’ve been meaning to give it another try but I need more hours in my day first ;)
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  3. Natalie says:

    Sacrifice sounds awesome!! I need to read The Book Thief. Enjoy both books :-)

  4. It’s gone by SO fast! I can’t believe we’re nearly in December! Stephen flew back from Canada yesterday so he’s currently sleeping which has given me a bit of time to have a look through what I’ve currently got him for Christmas and have a sort out :)

    I got The Book Thief too – I am SO SO excited about it! I’ve wanted to read it for a long time :) I hope you love it too!

    Can’t wait to see your John Lewis post :D

    Meg xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  5. I’m dying (and re-incarnating to die again) to read The Book Thief for sooo long! And now that picture of the book itself is making me cry with a carnal longing for it :p Please DO share your thoughts on the book once you’ve read. Happy reading :)
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  6. Oh wow Sacrifice looks amazing! I must add it to my TBR, looks good!
    Happy reading!
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  7. Kelsey says:

    I have a copy of the Book Thief but I still need to read it. I’m really excited to see the movie too! Yay for winning a book too!
    Have a great week :)
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  8. Ellie says:

    You will love The Book Thief! I gave it out for World Book Night a few years ago.
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  9. Ooh, congrats on winning a signed copy of Sacrifice! It sounds really good! I got a copy of The Book Thief from Netgalley and I still haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ve heard great things about it though.
    I can’t wait to see your John Lewis post!
    Great haul, Vicky! Happy reading :)
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  10. Leah says:

    The cover of Sacrifice is gorgeous! It sounds so good as well. I’ve not been taken by The Book Thief, I’m not sure it’d be my cup of tea! Lovely haul hun, thanks again for the book :) xxx
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  11. Great haul! I really need to read The Book Thief asap but I think I need to ready myself for a lot of sadness before I do. Maybe in the new year after Christmas! Enjoy :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
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  12. Jen says:

    Oh I loved The Book Thief! I’ve been debating rereading it before I see the movie… True, very sad, but beautiful storytelling. Enjoy!
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  13. Your first book is new to me. I like it’s cover a lot. The Book Thief has gotten a lot of rave reviews, but be warned, people say bring a box of tissues with you.

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  14. Vicky Hooper says:

    November has gone scarily quickly! Can’t wait for Christmas though, love this time of year so much. :-D I really want to read The Book Thief, I’ve heard so much about it and nothing bad! Looking forward to your review. :-)
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  15. Carina Olsen says:

    Really wish to read The Book Thief; though worried about heartbreak :) Hope you enjoy it all. <3
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  16. I really want to read The Book Thief too. The film trailer looks really good, and I’m not usually into films of books.

    Have a great week.
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  17. Jan says:

    Just to echo what other guys have said on here The Book Thief is a truly amazing book and you’ll love it! Wish I could be reading it for the first time again – you’re in for a real treat! :-)
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  18. Brittany says:

    The Book Thief! Yay! Love it. And the movie looks really good too.
    Happy Christmas shopping!
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  19. Joy says:

    Love that signed first edition! I hope you’ll enjoy both books. I haven’t read The Book Thief yet but it’s been on my bucket list of books to read before I die. lol.

    have a great week, Vicky.
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  20. I am so jealous of your copy of Sacrifice!

    And thank yousoO much for your reviews of Sharon Bolton’s books, now I’m hooked.
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