Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sunday post #27



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.


Five by Ursula P. Archer (won)
Payback by Kimberley Chambers (???)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (unexpected surprise)
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (won)
The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones (review copy)



It's been a while again, but I hope you've all treated yourselves to some fantastic new reads recently. I am super excited to start reading my new books, for various reasons. I already read (and loved) The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, which shows a fascinating and different approach to fiction. I haven't read the author's first novel (The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) yet, but I'm keen to check it out now. The Girl Who... reminded me also of Last Bus Coffeeville, which is a book I recently fell in love with and I hope this will spark the imaginations of other writers to pen novels along a similar style.

Five came into my possession by way of a brilliant scavenger hunt organised by @DeadGoodBooks in London. They left clues on their Twitter page and with one being near my office I ventured out into the rain during lunch and victory was mine (no killing necessary). Finding one of the five copies of eh... Five also puts me in the chance of winning a meal at a restaurant which serves surprise menus in the dark - which sounds really cool! I think a few of the books are still in the wild, so check the #findfive hashtag on Twitter and you may be able to find an advance copy of the novel too.

Station Eleven was a lovely unexpected gift from Sam at Pan Macmillan who sent a copy my way after I was shamelessly gushing over the cover. It's even more stunning in person (Picador have really outdone themselves) and the blurb sounds super intriguing too, so I cannot wait to read it. I have no idea where Paycheck came from, but The Travelling Tea Shop is the first novel I've received specifically for review for Novelicious.com, which I am stupidly excited about (so much so that even though I just received the novel, I've already nearly finished it and it's so cute!).

What new books have you guys bought/received recently? Have you read any of the above yet?

14 comments:

  1. Ah brilliant books as always Zarina! And I'm so glad you enjoyed The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. You must now read The One Hundred Year Old Man... (book titles are definitely getting longer!). I love the look and sound of Station 11- gorgeous cover!!!! I shall be looking out for your review :) x

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    1. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden was such a different read, I'm really keen to check out The 100 Year-Old Man... now!

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  2. The Girl Who... is on my list of books to read, would love to hear what you thought of it. Long book titles are great fun and quirky, but I have to admit I do have trouble remembering them...

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    1. My review is not very long so I'm not sure yet if I'll put it on my blog, but I did post it to Goodreads here:

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/928044473

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  3. Haven't heard of any of these books before but the The Girl Who... sounds great! I hope you enjoy all your books :D

    My Showcase Sunday @ So Bookalicious

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    1. Thanks El! If you like quirky/different reads, I recommend you check it out :)

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  4. Nice looking bunch of books! Congrats on finding Five. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  5. Awesome haul. Thats a great idea to have a scavenger hunt!! Hope you enjoy them all.
    http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/05/showcase-sunday-april-11th.html

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  6. Lovely new books! The Travelling Tea Shop is already on my wish list, but now I'm adding The Girl Who... as well. The scavenger hunt sounded like great fun--a very clever idea!

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/05/weekly-book-recap-66.html

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  7. I haven't read any of these yet but I've been wanting to read The Girl Who... I tried to get The Travelling Tea Shop off NetGalley but it wasn't available in the US. I'll have to look for it in actual book form!

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  8. Lovely haul. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and The Travelling Tea Shop are now getting added to my tbr pile. Enjoy!

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  9. The Traveling Tea Shop does sound super cute. On my TBR it goes. I've yet to check out The 100-Year Old... or the The Girl Who. Should get to one of them soon.
    Happy reading!

    My SS

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  10. The traveling Tea Shop sounds interesting. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  11. I recently finished 'The Hundred Year Old Man...' and really loved it. Will definitely have to check out 'The Girl Who...' next!

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