Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
I’m thrilled to be doing my first Showcase Sunday post today! I’ve been following the lovely Vicky’s meme for a while now, and meaning to join in but becoming busy with wedding related things and forgetting about doing my own post (I’m getting married this year so it’s all very exciting!). If you haven’t heard of Vicky, please check her blog out She is a lovely girl and as well as being very friendly, she posts lots too so there is always something new to read! Anyway…
In my post this week:
- The Shopping Swap by Erin Brady (To be reviewed)
- Keeper Of The Light by Diane Chamberlain (Purchased)
- Breaking The Silence by Diane Chamberlain (Purchased)
- The Bay At Midnight by Diane Chamberlain (Purchased)
- Brass Ring by Diane Chamberlain (Purchased)
- Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain (Purchased)
- Temptation Island by Victoria Fox (Purchased)
- The Love Book by Fiona O’Brien (To be reviewed)
- The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff (To be reviewed)
- Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (To Be reviewed)
I went to Asda with Stephen last week to do the food shopping, and I try not to go down the book aisle every time I go there because I always end up finding a book I want to buy! But he wanted to look at the DVD’s so I took myself off down the book aisle and they were having a massive new year clear out – with many books for £1! I picked up five Diane Chamberlain books, I discovered her when I bought one of her books at a charity shop and since then I’ve been on the lookout for more of her titles, so when I saw all of these at Asda I had to buy them! Her writing reminds me of Jodi Picoult, as much as I love chick-lit, I like a bit of variety sometimes and I like to have a more complex and slightly dangerous plot line, and Diane’s writing is brilliant, so I really urge that you have a look at her titles, you might discover a new favourite book! I also purchased Temptation Island by Victoria Fox. I haven’t read anything by her before but I’d heard good things about this book, and it was the cover that drew me towards it – it is stunning! I was very pleased with my purchases – Though Stephen not so much when he realised we’d have more to carry!
Regarding the books for review, the first one that I received was The Shopping Swap by Erin Brady. I’m lucky and privileged to be able to call Erin Brady a friend, and as well as being a brilliant author, she is a genuinely lovely person. I’ve known Erin Brady since I reviewed her first book, “And The Winner Is…”, so when Erin released The Shopping Swap, she was kind enough to send me a copy all the way from New York – it arrived this week and I’m very excited about reading it!
I also received Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I’ve been a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks ever since I picked up The Notebook, and I heard as well that Safe Haven is being released as a movie soon, so I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to read the book before the film comes out.
When I get books for review, some are requested and some come through as a surprise. I LOVE ones that arrive that I wasn’t previously aware of, because it is an opportunity to discover new authors, and the chance to read something that I perhaps wouldn’t have picked up normally or been aware of. When The Love Book came through the post, I read the back and I must say I’m really looking forward to sitting down and reading it, I have a feeling it will be quite popular already I was particularly excited about The Ambassador’s Daughter, I really enjoy books on this genre and it sounds truly fascinating! I’m going to be very busy reading over the next few weeks!
So….Over to you all! What did you buy or download this week? Did you borrow any books from friends or the library? Any review books come your way? Let me know in the comments section I’d love to hear about what you’re reading