Showcase Sunday #68

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 and welcome to the first Showcase Sunday in February! *throws confetti* How are you? What have you been up to? I spent last weekend in London and didn’t have time to post a book haul, so I have two weeks’ worth of books to show you today. :)


Showcase Sunday #68

Now is Good | This is the Life

Now is Good (also published as Before I Die) was a gift from Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. After seeing the trailer literally every single day and realizing Sarah Hadland had a cameo role in it I decided to watch the movie a few months ago and it completely broke my heart. I actually didn’t realize it was based on a book until Faye asked me if I wanted anything from her pile of books and I saw it among them. It’s a beautiful story and I’m sure the book will be just as heartbreaking and powerful as the movie was.

I already posted about This is the Life in yesterday’s posts, since it’s one of my picks for this month’s Review Copy Cleanup. Many thanks to HarperCollins for the review copy!

Faber blogger tea goodybag

Flora in Love | Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen that I attended the Faber & Faber blogger tea on Saturday, which was really fun. I will post about it in more detail and highlight some of their upcoming books later on but I wanted to show you what was in our goody bags. :D Each of us were given a Faber & Faber tote bag (which is probably one of the coolest tote bags I own – I love cats!) filled with two review copies. I’ve been meaning to read more middle-grade fiction for a while so I’m really excited about Flora in Love. Although, as it turns out, it’s the second book in the series so it probably won’t make much sense until I’ve read After Iris. On my wish list it goes!

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35 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #68”

  1. Nice haul.

    I love your Faber & Faber bag.

    I’ve yet to read Now Is Good/Before I Die, but I agree about the film. Dakota Fanning gave a brutally honest, yet life affirming, portrayal as Tessa.

    This Is The Life sounds like a great book and I’ve added it on to my wish list.

    I hope that you enjoy your reads and have a lovely weekend.

    Please feel free to check out my haul for this week at
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  2. Ohmygosh that tote is BEAUTIFUL!!! The colours and the picture and ahhhh! :D So pleased that you had a great time at the event and I’m looking forward to seeing your post about it :) :D

    This Is The Life sounds fantastic – can’t wait to hear what you think :)

    Have a beautiful Sunday :)

    Meg xxxxxxxxxxx
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  3. Zarina says:

    So nice to hear you enjoyed your blogger tea – hope you have many more fab events in 2014! And that is indeed a super cool tote :)
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    • Vicky says:

      I hope so! I don’t know about the rest of the year but February is going to be brilliant. Really looking forward to the film and the book launch later on! :)

  4. Veronica says:

    I love the tote bag, it’s adorable. :) Enjoy the new books.
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  5. LOVE the tote! So cute :D And I hope to get my hands on The Devil… soon because it sounds like a good book.
    Happy reading!
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  6. A blogger tea sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to hearing more about it :) And yes that tote bag is so cute! I won a copy of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea a while ago but haven’t read it yet. Fab cover and name though, hope we both enjoy it!
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  7. I loved the movie of Now Is Good. It completely broke me though. It was beautiful <3 I didn't know it was a book either until after I'd watched the movie. I think I'll definitely have to get it at some point. It's bound to be even more heartbreaking than the movie.
    I love the tote bag! It's so cute! And I love that cover for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It's so purple and beautiful.
    Great haul, Vicky! Happy reading! :D
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  8. The tote is the cutest!! I have Between the Devil and cant wait to read it. The rest Ill need to look up :)
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  9. Nikki says:

    That bag is brilliant. I want one! Glad you enjoyed the event, I look forward to hearing more about it :D
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  10. Jasprit says:

    The cover to Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is so gorgeous, I wish I could have attended the event, it sounds like a lot of fun! I also need to read Now is Good I’ve heard pretty amazing things about it. I hope you enjoy all your reads! :)
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  11. Leah says:

    Awww I was in London that very same weekend for the Random House Brunch! Haha. Lovely haul hun. Really looking forward to seeing what you think of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea :)

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  13. Judie says:

    I agree with the rest — the tote bag is so adorable. :-) Happy Sunday!
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  14. Pili says:

    A blogger tea sounds so fancy and fun! And getting that cute tote with Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea… that’s awesome!
    Happy reading!
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  15. Alex says:

    This is Life has a beautiful cover! I love it!

    Now is Good is brilliant. I absolutely adored the book.. I read it in a a day. I think it is only around 300 pages :)

    Enjoy all of your books hun and have good weekend! :) xxx
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  16. Jessica @ a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice haul! These are new to me reads! And cute tote! I love tote bags! I think I have too many, but oh well! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  17. Ellie says:

    Awww I love the bag!
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  18. Katherine says:

    Love the tote bag and the cover for Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea looks intriguing. I love this link up so I’m joining even if I’m on a slightly different continent :)
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  19. Jo says:

    Great haul, Vicky! Before I Fall/Now Is Good is amazing! I read the book first, so wasn’t much impressed with the movie. The book is just so heartbreaking. I loved it! Intrigued by This is the Life, I’ve not heard of it before. The Goodreads summary doesn’t give you very much, but I’ll be interested to see your review! :) Happy reading!
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    • Vicky says:

      Are they very different? I wasn’t a big fan of Tessa (or the way the actress played her, anyway) so I’m really looking forward to reading the book!

      • Jo says:

        I think they’re mostly different in feeling. The book is a little more emotional, I think. Tessa can be a right cow at times and not the easiest to like, but it’s understandable and you’re able to sympathise. Like, I didn’t like the things she did or the way she acted, but I liked her. In the movie, I think she was kind of flat and 2D, but I believe that’s down to Dakota Fanning. It’s such a beautiful book! Downham’s second book, You Against Me, is awesome too!
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  20. Nice a lot of these are new to me. I like the Cover for the Deep Blue Sea. It’s a very different cover than the one that I’ve seen. Great haul.

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  21. I love the Faber & Faber tote bag. It makes a change from the publisher tote bags that are just covered in writing or logos!
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  22. That tote bag is very cool. I look forward to reading your post on the tea.
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  23. maria helena says:

    Great book haul. I’m gonna have to add Now is Good to my to-be-read pile.

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  25. Nice tote bag! I’m off to check out This is the Life.
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  26. Cute tote and nice haul of books! I still need to read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Before I Die is popular at the library and is never in! Happy reading!
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  27. That bag is adorable…Glad you had a great time in London:) Have a great week Vicky!
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  28. I love swag and that tote bag is awesome! Happy Reading! If you’d like, you can stop by my STS Following your blog and would love a follow back please :-)
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  29. Megan says:

    That tote bag is totally adorable!
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  30. Carina Olsen says:

    I have not read any of these, but ohh, they all look awesome :D I hope you will love everything. <3 Happy reading :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog ages ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina’s Books
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