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 another round of Showcase Sunday! Grab a mug of tea or a hot beverage of your choice and take a seat, for I’m ready to show you this week’s goodies.
How are you all? Did you have a nice week? Mine was insanely busy. (Again.) On top of proofreading a soon-to-be-released fantasy book throughout the week and trying to read Luana Lewis’s Don’t Stand So Close for next week’s publication day, I was also trying to catch up on writing reviews, visiting and commenting you lovely lot back and scheduling a few posts for the next couple of weeks. Also – and those of you who follow me on Twitter probably know this already – the lovely people at Transworld invited me to the press screening of The Book Thief (with a short introduction by the director, Brian Percival) on Thursday. Before the film began I met up with Zarina for a cup of hot chocolate and book chat and had an absolutely amazing time. The film was fantastic (a few tears might have been shed) and it was a lovely evening altogether.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened | How I Live Now | Me Before You | Banished | Winter Damage | Secrets of the Tides | City of Glass | The Axeman’s Jazz | The Lying-Down Room | The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
This week was crazy and I’m blaming Zarina. She’s running out of space so she decided to do a little shelf clear-out, which is bad news for my towering pile of unread books. She gave me a copy of How I Live Now (which I’ve been meaning to read for ages), Me Before You, Secrets of the Tides and City of Glass. Thanks again, Z! Winter Damage, another book I’ve been dying to read, was a pre-order from last year and since I completely forgot about it, it was a lovely surprise when it landed on my doorstep on Friday. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened was a gift from the Picador team and Banished was a Twitter giveaway win from Tor. Thanks, guys!
The other three books are for review, courtesy of Pan Macmillan and Little, Brown. All three will be published in April and May so keep an eye on the blog for my reviews.
And that’s it for this week!