Sunday 23 February 2014


Sunday post #22

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.

Arms Wide Open by Tom Winter (review copy)
Bad Brides by Rebecca Chance (ebook, review copy)
Skeletons by Jane Fallon (review copy)
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (ebook, review copy)

A few months ago I signed up to NetGalley but up until now I haven't done much with it because I already had so many physical books to review and I only request books when I know for sure I have the time to read them. I've now cleared some of my backlog and visited NetGalley to request some titles and oh my the temptation! There are so many brilliant books up there, some not out yet for many more months, that I really had to restrain myself and only request two. They're both titles I'm super excited for so I can't wait to dig in.

Skeletons and Arms Wide Open are novels I'm reviewing for LoveReading. I've already finished the Jane Fallon book which was unfortunately very disappointing. My full review will be up soon, but for now I can say that I felt very disengaged from the characters and the story to me was very predictable and didn't really achieve anything, which was a shame. Arms Wide Open is the next book I'm reading and I can't wait as I loved Tom Winter's debut Lost and Found when I read it last year (find my review here).

Finally, I'd like to mention, a new initiative by Headline to bridge the gap between publishers and bloggers. Even though the site is still in beta (it will officially be launched tomorrow) it already looks fantastic and it's set to be a great resource for book reviewers, so do check it out!


  1. Awesome Haul. Netgalley is awesome but very tempting!! I only request if I know Ill be able to read it quickly as well!! Enjoy.

  2. The restraint you have! I have no control when it comes to Net Galley and auto-approvals do not help at all :O

    Happy reading!

  3. I can't resist NetGalley or Edelweiss. I have stacks of eARCs to read but have, so far, managed to get everything read by the time the book is released. Come see what I got this week at Inside of a Dog (Adult Books) and Ms. Martin Teaches Media (YA books). Happy reading!

  4. Hadn't heard of those, but they sound good! I am having to control myself with e-galleys, it is so hard though!
    Check out my STS.

  5. I haven't heard of any of those books, excited to read your reviews!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings


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