Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sunday post #3



Sunday is when I sit back with a lovely cup of tea and write about all the wonderful new books I've received and purchased in the past week. This post participates in fab memes Showcase Sunday and Stacking the Shelves.






Review books: Playing Grace by Hazel Osmond, The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish.

Competition wins: From This Moment On by Colette Caddle, The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon, Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan.

Purchased myself: Playing With the Grown-Ups by Sophie Dahl, Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes, When I Fall in Love by Miranda Dickinson.

Gifted: Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson.



I didn't receive any books in the post for two weeks (it was a sad, sad time) nor did I buy any (so I could finally work my way through my every-growing TBR pile), but this week has surely made up for the lack of new additions!

I've already finished a few of the titles (Playing Grace and Where'd You go Bernadette) and am about to start The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish which looks like a beautiful and intriguing read.

I also cannot wait to dig into Alice Peterson's Monday to Friday Man. After reading her latest release, By My Side [review here], I had the pleasure of attending her book launch earlier this week [blog post here]. Meeting the author and learning that the theme of disability runs through her novels has made me really interested in catching up with her backlist.

Another novel I am very excited to pick up is Jojo Moyes' Sheltering Rain, as both her 2012 releases - Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind [review here] - were amongst the best books I read last year and she has quickly become one of my absolute favourite authors.

Have you guys read any of the books showcased above yet? If so, what did you think?

25 comments:

  1. Oooh, lots of books I'm planning on reading as well. I got Alice Peterson's new book last week but haven't read any of her previous books either. I'm looking forward to reading The Longest Holiday! :)

    Hope you enjoy your new books! x

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    1. Thanks Vicky! I haven't read any of Alice's other books either but really enjoyed 'By My Side' so am looking forward to catching up with her backlist :)

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  2. I'm glad this week made up for the past two weeks! :D It is very sad when I don't receive any books, but my TBR pile is drowning me so I survive ;) I hope you enjoy all of your books. They all have such pretty covers! :)

    My SS: http://bookhi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/showcase-sunday-31.html

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    1. My mailbox (and I) get very sad when no packages arrive, even though I have plenty of books still to be read on my shelves. This was a very good week though :) And I'm a sucker for pretty covers ;)

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  3. The Longest Holiday and When I Fall in Love both sounds really good!
    Enjoy :D

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! I particularly cannot wait to read The Longest Holiday :)

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  4. Great haul! I haven't read or even heard of any of the books. I'll have to check out what you thought about them. Right now my TBR stack is too high for random additions though. Please come see what I added to my stacks at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. I am very familiar with ever-growing TBR piles! Would really recommend 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' for a different and quirky read though.

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  5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is such a great book. I enjoyed the way the book is laid out and solving the mystery of where she went.

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    1. I really enjoyed it too - so different and quirky!

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  6. Wow! nice haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/stacking-shelves-47.html

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  7. Sheltering Rain looks good, I hope you enjoy it. I have Me Before You sitting on my shelf waiting to be read - I've heard very good things! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. Thanks! You should REALLY read 'Me Befoe You' asap, it's one of my favourite books ever!

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  8. LOVE every single one of your books that you got :) Really hope you enjoy reading them!

    Glad you had a great time at the book launch, I was so sad to miss it but it's great to see some photos :)

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Meg xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Meg!! Such a shame you couldn't make the launch, but hopefully I'll see you at another event soon :)

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  9. When I Fall in Love looks super cute! I'm definitely adding that to my TBR list.
    Enjoy all your lovely books! (:

    My STS

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    1. Thanks, I hope you will enjoy 'When I Fall in Love' as well :)

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  10. I have heard some pretty good things about Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Hope you enjoy the books you got!

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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    1. Thanks :) I've finished Bernadette now and it's a wonderfully original and quirky read!

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  11. oopps that was supposed to be my link to my showcase sunday! haha

    http://laurainbookland.blogspot.com/2013/07/showcase-sunday-48.html

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  12. All of your new books look amazing! I love JoJo Moyes, so will be looking for that book and a few of the others. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I love Jojo Moyes as well but have only read her 2012 releases so was very happy when I came across this one (her first novel I believe).

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  13. Great haul! Playing Grace sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! Playing Grace was pretty good :)

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