Sunday, 28 July 2013

 

Sunday post #4



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: Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach, Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, Ostrich by Matt Greene.

Competition wins: It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson, Killer Queens by Rebecca Chance, Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore.



It's been a good week on the book front, but also a busy one. I've had some issues with deliveries recently so some of the books arrived later than expected with the publication date very near (why are so many books released on August 1?!) or already passed. I always try to get a new review up before or on publication day so I've been going through the arrivals of the last few weeks like crazy!

So far I've read Kiss Me First (a thrilling debut novel, find my full review here) and the latest saucy bonkbuster by Rebecca Chance, Killer Queens (review up soon). I'm in the middle of Necessary Lies (very poignant so far) and am very excited to start reading Ostrich (as it's been billed to me as similar to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green which is one of my favourite books) and Milly Johnson's latest!

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

18 comments:

  1. What cute covers! I need to read more light summer books! :) Lovely haul.
    Enjoy all the new reads!

    My Haul!
    My DESIGNS blog

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    1. Don't they look pretty? :) Despite the lovely covers I wouldn't say they're all light summer reads per se, but the ones I've read so far were really good!

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  2. I KNOW!!! When I was writing my "New Releases" post for August, I realised how many books are being released on the 1st day of the month. It's crazy.

    Kiss Me First and Secrets of the Lighthouse look great, by the way - I'll need to check those out.

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    1. It is a bit overwhelming that they're all released at once, but it also feels like Christmas come early!

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  3. August is such a huge month for releases. I don't review to publication dates so I'm OK on that front. Most publishers really don't expect it unless you've agreed a review for a tour. Milly Johnson is such good fun!

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    1. I know it's not an obligation to review them before release, but I do enjoy getting my reviews up on or before the publication date - that's just me though!

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  4. Summer is such a bad time for the many many releases coming, cause the post seems to be working worse than usual!

    Good luck catching up with all your reviews!

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    1. Very good point regarding the post, I hadn't even thought of this yet but that is definitely true!

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  5. I'm reading Necessary Lies too - hope you are enjoying it!

    And oh gosh I know what you mean, I can't believe how many books are out on the 1st - busy trying to get through them all!

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday :)

    Megan xxx

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

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    1. I thought 'Necessary Lies' was amazing! Heart-breaking, but SO GOOD. Hope you loved it too :) x

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  6. I know what you mean about so many books being published on the same date. I think I have 6 books with Aug. 20 release dates and 6 with Aug. 27. What makes Tuesday so special?

    Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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    1. I have no idea why Tuesday is so special! I don't think I have any books released on those two days actually, for me with just a very busy August 1 ;)

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  7. I'm intrigued by Ostrich, now you've said it's like The Fault in Our Stars, which I loved.

    Here's my Showcase Sunday.

    Sarah

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    1. It's the next book on my TBR pile, and I'll be sure to post my thoughts here when I've finished it!

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  8. It's Raining Men looks really cute! And the title is really cute too! ;D
    Enjoy all your lovely books!

    My STS

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    1. I've not had a chance yet to start 'It's Raining Men', but I hope I get to read it soon! :)

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  9. Looks like you got some good books! I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my STS

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    1. Thanks so much for the follow!

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