Sunday, 6 July 2014

Showcase Sunday #31

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 lovelies! Hope you are all well. I've missed a couple of Showcase Sundays so here is my book haul over the past three weeks.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell (To review for Sharon at Shaz's Book Blog)
First Sight by Danielle Steel (To be reviewed)
The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop (To be reviewed)
The Witch of Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper (To be reviewed)
The Mission by Allen Zadoff (To be reviewed)
The Letter For The King by Tonke Dragt (Twitter win)
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (Purchased)
A Fete to Remember by Julia Stagg (To be reviewed)
Daughter by Jane Shemilt (To be reviewed)
A Place for Us (Part One) by Harriet Evans (To be reviewed)
Escape by Dominique Mannotti (To be reviewed)
The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon (Goodreads Win)
Going Back by Rachel English (To be reviewed)
Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (To be reviewed)
The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan (To be reviewed)
Your Beautiful Lies by Lousie Douglas (To be reviewed)
Will You Remember Me? by Amanda Prowse (To be reviewed)

Would first off like to say a big thank you to Sharon for sending me Landline to review as I was so gutted to be rejected by the publisher to review it on Netgalley. They said it was because they had had loads of requests and had to be more choosy than usual, but it still totally sucked. But anyway I get to read it now and it's brilliant so far! 
I was absolutely thrilled to be one of the few chosen to receive a bound proof of part one of Harriet Evan's new novel A Place for Us. They are being released in four parts in ebook format and then the book will come out as a whole in January, so super excited as I love Harriet Evans. Another fab book I got asked if I was interested in reviewing was Daughter. It has a fantastic cover and the premise sounds amazing. Definitely check it out. I also bought Love Letters for the Dead as I have seen loads of people talking about how good it is on twitter so finally caved a bought a copy. 

So those are my books for this weeks Showcase. Do let me know yours :)

Laura xxx


  1. Hi Laura, I have a digital version of A Place for Us courtesy of Netgalley. Love the look of Little Lies and The Witch of salt and storm.

    Gill x

  2. Ha, you've got Manotti's Escape as well - I've received it this week and already read it (I've been waiting for it for a long time). Look forward to hearing what you think of it.
    As for being refused by Netgalley, I know exactly what you mean. I was turned down for a book I really wanted to read - and it wasn't a geographical problem - and felt so dejected and rejected: why me? But I suppose they have so many 'official reviewers' and famous bloggers that they want to reach first...

  3. I was really lucky to get a copy of Landline via Twitter a while ago. Hope you enjoy. I got Love Letters to the Dead recently too.

  4. I'm SO THRILLED you got Landline eventually, I was gutted for you when I read on twitter you hadn't been accepted, so I really hope you enjoy reading it! I've also heard AMAZING things about Daughter and I can't wait to hear what you think :)

    Have a fab Sunday hun :)

    Megan xxxx

  5. WOW! SOOO many great books here Laura! What an impressive haul! :D

    I absolutely loved Love Letters to the Dead when I read it, so I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did! :D

    And The Witch of Salt and Storm and Landline are some of my anticipated reads as well! Definitely going to be on the lookout for your review on them, and I'll cross my fingers you enjoy them! ;)

    Happy reading and thanks for sharing! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  6. Eeek! Landline! :) I have heard so many good things about this book already so i hope you enjoy it! :)

    Thanks for sharing your haul! I don't recognise the rest so I have to check them out!

    Have a great week! :) xxx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  7. I'm so jealous of you having The Tea Chest!
    Great haul :)
    Tea Party Princess

  8. Landline! I was rejected too. But no worries my hardcover comes tomorrow. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think it's near impossible to love a RR book.
    I have Love Letters to the Dead too. But who knows when I'll get to it.
    You've definitely got a great looking haul there. Hope you enjoy them all!
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  9. Your cover of Landline is so much more appealing to me than the one I've been seeing around.

  10. Great haul! Am very jealous you have The Sunrise: Victoria Hislop.You wait so long for a book by her and they are just stunning when they finally arrive :)

    1. I will hopefully start it soon, but first loads of blog tour books to read and then rest of July and August reads :)