Sunday 16 February 2014


Sunday post #21

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.

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke (review copy)
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull (gift)
The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera (review copy)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (gift)
The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (review copy)
The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman (competition win)
The Naughty Girls' Book Club by Sophie Hart (competition win)
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (review copy)
Tiny Acts of Love by Lucy Lawrie (ebook, review copy)

Last week I moaned a little about the lack of new reads, so of course since then I received ALL THE BOOKS! I'm stoked with my new review novels as they're all titles I've been wanting to read for a while now, either because I've been hearing nothing but great things about them or they're written by authors I absolutely adore (Clarke, Colgan). I've already read a few of them and they were amazing but I'm reading quicker than I can review - so I'll post longer thoughts in the next few weeks.

I'm also very happy with my copies of The Naughty Girls' Book Club and The Memory book, which I won in pre-birthday on Shaz's book blog giveaway, I can't wait to start reading them! The big stack of Fablehaven novels were a belated birthday gift. They look very interesting and different from the type of novels I normally pick up, has anyone read this series yet?

On Friday (also known as book giving day, ahum) Penguin held an brilliant campaign at St Pancras International station for The Fault In Our Stars. I read about it on Twitter and took an early lunch break to check it out. There was this huge display of the book on the lower concourse, an artist was drawing this amazing TFIOS art, I had my photo taken and I received a free copy of the book (which is brilliant because I only owned an e-copy so far) with matching book mark. It was a fantastic literary lunch outing and brightened up my otherwise dull work day.

So in all my week was pretty awesome, hope you guys had a lovely bookish week too! ♥


  1. Friday is book-giving day? Like, every Friday or just that particular Friday? Either way, sounds like yet another reason I wish I lived in England....

    Enjoy your books and thanks for visiting my post!

    1. I think it was a running joke in the book community, because it was Valentine's Day and it's a great excuse to give books to those you love ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Book Giving Day sounds so much better than Valentine's Day. :)


  2. Anonymous16/2/14 09:22

    I LOVE THAT YOU GOT JENNY COLGAN! <3 I actually can't wait to hear what you think! :)

    I saw the tfios event on twitter, I'm so pleased you went and thats fantastic that they gave you a copy - it's just so good isn't it? I must say I'm really really looking forward to the film :) I'm so pleased you had a great week :)

    Happy Sunday Zarina!

    Meg xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I actually already finished Little Beach Street Bakery and it was so good! Such lovely characters and story, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy <3

      And yes TFiOS is super good! Having said that though, I saw the trailer for the film and it doesn't do much for me. Hopefully the actual film will be better :)

      Hope you have a lovely Sunday too! xx

  3. Great book haul & very pretty blog! I'm excited to read A Single Breath -really enjoyed Lucy Clarke's first novel.

    My STS

  4. I hope you enjoy your new reads :) The TFiOS event sounds neat, especially since you got a book out of it *g*

  5. I got The Shock of the Fall this week too and have read it already. Wonderful book.

  6. Great haul!! I still need to read the John green one. Ive heard such great things about them. Ive read the Brandon Mull ones and loved them. My boys did too. Enjoy.

  7. You've got some great new books! The Naughty Girls' Book Club, The Beach Street Bakery and The Memory Book all caught my eye. I read the John Green book--it's very good. Hope you enjoy it and all the rest.

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  8. What an awesome week. Enjoy your new books. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  9. Oh TFiOS. I just finished another re-read of it. The trailer made me do it. :)

    I like the idea of book giving day much more than any "holiday." Seems like something I should implement.
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!

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  10. I hope you enjoy the Fablehaven series! We both loved them, and my Dad and Niece did too :)


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