Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sunday post #8



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.



Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream by Abby Clements (review book)
Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach (review book)
How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern (review book)
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell (competition win)
Life Swap by Jane Green (competition win/review book)
Mutton by India Knight (competition win)
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (review book)
Step back in Time by Ali McNamara (review book)
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman (competition win)
The Memory Box by Sarah Webb (review book)
The Yorkshire Pudding Club by Milly Johnson (competition win)
Through It All by Kristyn Lewis (review book)



I am so, so excited about all my fabulous new reads (even though I've now had to pile them next to my desk as my bookshelves are full...). Because I was away for the Bank Holiday last weekend this is the accumulation of two weeks of post, but even so it's an amazing haul and every day I came home to more delightful packages it made me very happy :)

From the ones listed above I've already read Heartbreak Hotel (review here), which is a very charming new read from the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Sense and Sensibility which is a modern day adaptation of the Jane Austen classic (review up soon). I'm currently reading The Memory Box because that is the next review I want to have up but I also cannot wait to pick up the new books by Abby Clements and Cecelia Ahern as they're two of my absolute favourite authors, as well as The Life List (how stunning is that cover by the way?) and Through it All as they both sound like poignant novels.

Hope you all got some lovely new books in the last two weeks as well!

31 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with a lot of these, but I do love the cover for Mutton. Enjoy 'em! :)

    My STS.

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    1. I too love the cover, it's very cute :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Lovely haul, such cute covers! I have to start with Ahern's books myself.
    Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite authors so I'm very excited to have a proof copy of her new title :)

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  3. As you know I am green with envy with your book post this week! Hope you enjoy them :) x

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    1. You received some lovely new reads as well and I hope you perhaps get some of the above in the upcoming week(s) ;) x

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  4. I'm curious about Sense & Sensibility, I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen so I would like to see what this author made of it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    El @ So Bookalicious

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    1. If you're a big fan of Austen I definitely recommend the book, it has a very Austen feel despite the modernisation.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my STS! These are new to me, but I'm loving the covers, very pretty!

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    1. Ha, yes, looking at them together they're a very pretty bunch :)

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  6. All these seem fun! I havent heard of most but Ill check them out on Goodreads. Enjoy your haul :)

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  7. I adore Cecelia Ahern's novels! How to Fall in Love sounds really good, so I'll definitely need to get my hands on it. The Life List and Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream both sounds like they're going to be really good!
    Great haul! Happy reading :)

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    1. I adore her books as well and cannot wait to start reading it! I have a few more review books I need to read first though, but I'm getting a bit impatient... ;)

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  8. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

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    1. Thank you, receiving these lovely books did make me smile a lot :)

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  9. All those pretty covers demand to be checked out.. so I think I have some looking up to do but Happy Reading!!! :)

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    1. Hope you find some new reads when you look into them more! Thank you :)

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  10. I got Abby's book too :) Your haul is beautiful! :)

    Hope you have a lovely week hun :)

    Megan xxx

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    1. I LOVE Abby's books but it's a shame it's not out for a while and I have a few more urgent review books to read before then. In the mean time I'll just stare at the pretty cover :)

      x

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  11. This is a fantastic haul! I literally want to read every single one of these books. Happy reading :) xx

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to read all these lovely books as well :)

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  12. Awesome haul! I also have a huge pile of books I still haven't read but i always get excited when I get more books haha. Hope you enjoy the books :)
    My STS

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    1. Haha, we clearly have a book addiction! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Oh, you won some really great books. The one that catches my eye is How To Fall in Love. I'll definitely check that one out. Enjoy your reads. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? My proof copy is even prettier than the "official" release as the cover has just a picture of the two owls in gold without the title or author. Can't wait to start reading it!

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  14. i love the covers of your books this week--those covers must look so gorgeous on your bookshelf! thanks for stopping by our StS. :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  15. You've got such a great haul there :) The covers are gorgeous :)
    Sorry i didn't stop by sooner,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog,

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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  16. Gah those all look like books I would absolutely love. Jane Green and Cecilia Ahern? Yes please! And The Life List looks awesome! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  17. Ooo, lots of women's fiction this week! I got Mutton as well (which I'm really looking forward to since it sounds hilarious) but I stupidly left it at home in Hungary. I've just moved to London and had to leave most of my stuff (including my books) at home and I forgot to bring this with me. :(

    Anyway, hope you enjoy all your new books!

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