Sunday 4 May 2014

Showcase Sunday #24

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vickie at Books Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event 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! Hope you are enjoying your three day weekend! How lovely a feeling is it knowing that we don't have to get up for work :). Now onto books:

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg (Resent Review Copy)
His Father's Son by Tony Black (To be Reviewed)
Another Night Another Day by Sarah Rayner (To be Reviewed)
Precious Thing by Collete McBeth (Signed Copy)
Dear Thing by Julie Cohen (Part of Blog Tour)
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Bought)
Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon (World Book Night Book given to me by Zarina)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Received at A Novel Review Event)
Last Bus to Coffeeville by J.Paul Henderson (To be Reviewed)
Carnal Acts by Sam Alexander (To be Reviewed)
The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin (To be Reviewed)

I could literally took about all these books for ages, but I will try and keep it short as don't want to start waffling. I was resent The Little Old Lady as I was right in the middle of reading it and it was missing about 50 pages! I was most disappointed as I was really enjoying it! But they very kindly sent me another copy. Another Day Another Night has a gorgeous cover and it's set in Brighton which is so close to where I live. I love novels where you accurately able to picture the scenes. It also covers the topic of Mental Health and is going to be available at Waterstones to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. 

I was incredible excited to get a signed copy of Collette McBeth's Precious Thing. I have heard millions of good things about it, so hopefully can start reading soon! If you follow my Twitter you may have seen some news about Julie Cohen's Dear Thing, which I saw in WH Smith and they weren't supposed to put up yet as even the author isn't allowed to talk about it yet. I don't want to say again on here in case I spoil it, but you have the option to find out what it is. I am also part of the blog tour for this and will have three copies to give away.

Getting Rid of Matthew is the first ever World Book Night Book I have received so many thanks to Zarina for giving me a copy. We went to an event called The One Big Book Launch on Wednesday and got to listen to some great new authors read extracts from their books. This is where we met the author of Last Bus to Coffeeville and met the lovely people of No Exit Press. I will do another post to talk more about it.

Sorry I meant to keep that short but didn't really succeed! What books have you all bought/borrowed/received this week? 

Have a lovely Sunday :)

Laura xxx


  1. Firstly I just wanna talk about your blog design - I ACTUALLY LOVE IT, IT IS BEAUTIFUL :) Bet you are thrilled with it :)

    I loved Dear Thing so much when I read it in hardback, I really really hope you enjoy it too :) the pb cover is absolutely STUNNING! I also hope you love Precious was a real WOW book for me!

    I love the sound of all of your books and I can't wait to hear what you think!

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

  2. I've just got The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden too and I can't wait to read it. I love the look of The Axeman's Jazz as well, I saw it reviewed on another blog and ended up reading all about the true story behind it. Hope you enjoy all your books :)

  3. Wow. Lovely collection of books for the week. They all look very interesting and intriguing, especially The Axeman's Jazz. I can't wait to read your reviews on them. :)

  4. Lovely books this week!

    I really like the look of Carnal Acts. I have read Are We There Yet? by David Levithan and I loved it, I also have Every Day as well so I look forward to your thoughts on this one!

    Thanks for sharing & enjoy your books! :) xx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  5. Wow, what an amazing haul!!! All of them sound really good and Im adding most to my list :) Enjoy. xx

  6. Fantastic collection of books, should be a fun pile to get through!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  7. Hi Laura, what a mouthwatering stash you have. I also have The Girl who saved the King of Sweden, cant wait to get stuck into it.
    How do you get to take part in book blog tours, i keep reading lots about them and would love to take part.
    Gill x

    1. Hi Gill,

      I'm signed up to Fiction Addiction Book Tours which is run by Sharon Goodwin:> and you get emails asking you if you would like to be part of the tours. As with the other tours they are through publishers and requests I have received to be part of the tours :) x

  8. I love the sound of The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules and the The Girl Who Saved the Kind of Sweden. Great stack of books this week! I'll be interested to read your thoughts on these.

  9. Wow! Definitely looks like you got a bunch of great books there. I've only heard about a few of them. So I'll look into them some more.
    Happy reading!

    My SS

  10. Love getting a glimpse of other people's book hauls - it's the bookish equivalent of the sideways glance into windows at dusk when curtains are still open but the lights are on!!
    I've got a fab haul from Hot Key Books which I'm delving into head first at the moment - adore their publications. I've just completed Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira which was fantastic - will write my review this pm hopefully.

  11. Oooh, great haul! I have The Little Old Lady and the Jane Fallon book too - and Colette was a guest on my blog a while ago, her book sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Have a wonderful week! x