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.
Aloha! How are you all? Did you have a nice week? Mine seemed agonizingly slow for some reason. I don’t know if it’s the weather (unlike last week, we didn’t see much sunshine here) or something else but I thought this week would never end. The only thing that cheered me up was that a friend and I are on a weekend break. By the time you read this post I’ll be somewhere in rainy Warwickshire, probably in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) doing touristy things. I was hoping for a bit of sunshine but the weather forecast is looking pretty grim, to be honest. What are your weekend plans?
I actually only got one book this week but as soon as I posted last week’s Showcase Sunday, I realised I forgot to show you two books I got earlier that week. Oh well, better late than never!
The first book I forgot to show you is Silent Saturday by Helen Grant, which was a review copy from Pan Macmillan and which is the first book in the Forbidden Spaces trilogy. It’s a YA mystery/thriller, which is great because I don’t get to read YA crime fiction too often. The Goodreads reviews seem quite promising so I’m hoping it’s a good book.
A Pleasure and a Calling was a giveaway win from Goldsboro Books. The book (which is also signed and personalized) came with a signed tote bag, which I absolutely love. I adore tote bags so it was a lovely surprise.
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules arrived on Friday afternoon and was also a giveaway win from Compelling Reads. I love books that make you laugh out loud so I’m really looking forward to this one. I have a feeling it’s going to be hilarious!
Have you read any of these books yet? Did you like them?