The Sunday Post (#29) and Showcase Sunday (#15)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.

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Added to my shelves

I got lots and lots of books this week, as with my new job I’ve been visiting lots of publishers. I won’t be sharing them all here yet though, since some of them still have release dates a long way off and I need to sort through them all. Aside from those, though, I got some great stuff through the post.


My Secret Santa present arrived (organised by The Broke and The Bookish, and sent by Kirsty-Marie at Studio Reads). Here’s what Kirsty-Marie got me:

I’ve been wanting The Raven Boys for absolutely ages, so I’m ecstatic to finally own a copy.
I also got After Eden, which looks interesting. I have an uncorrected proof of this, but the proper version is so much more exciting looking.
I also got a beautiful bookmark that’s got a really cute book charm on it (you can just see the bookmark on top of After Eden), and some chocolates, which aren’t in the picture.
Thanks Kirsty-Marie!






I’m a big fan of Joss Stirling’s Finding Sky series, and Oxford University Press this week sent me a copy of her new book, Storm & Stone, plus another upcoming release, Nikki Sheehan’s Who Framed Klaris Cliff? Both look great, I’m looking forward to reading them.











And finally, one book given to me by one of the publishing houses I visited this week (Hachette UK) – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. I’m really looking forward to reading this one.

What have you added to your shelves?

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice haul! I still have to read Stiefvater's books, I hear so many great things about the author. After Eden looks good too, must add it to my TBR. πŸ™‚
    Happy reading!

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  2. Stiefvater's stuff is amazing. Start with The Scorpio Races, which is a standalone and just so powerful.

    Sarah

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  3. You got some good books. The Raven Boys is so good. Enjoy.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  4. lovely books!! i heard great things about raven boys and i'm intrigued by storm & stone. enjoy πŸ˜€

    hope you can stop by my WoW post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  5. Thanks, I've been looking forward to it for ages, so I hope it lives up to expectations.

    Sarah

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  6. I love Joss Stirling, so I have high hopes for Storm and Stone.

    Sarah

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  7. Melliane says:

    oh many great books, I heard great things about them. Happy reading!

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  8. Leah Woods says:

    Ohhhhh I adore both After Eden and The Raven Boys! I really hope you like them both too πŸ˜€

    My Showcase Sunday πŸ™‚

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  9. chrissireads says:

    So many great books! I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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  10. I hope I do too!

    Sarah

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  11. Sandy Farmer says:

    How was I not following you before? No idea…but I am now! I really love Maggie Stiefvater. I didn't LOVE The Raven Boys, but with The Dream Thieves, I think she's getting back to what I love about her writing! Hope you enjoy!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  12. Kazhy says:

    Lovely haul! After Eden is also in my TBR list, and I plan to finally pick up The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves soon. Enjoy your new books!

    Thanks for dropping by my StS! πŸ˜€

    – Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  13. Maria says:

    I LOVED The Raven Boys, hope you enjoy it as well. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

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  14. Visiting publishers, eh? That sounds awesome. I love The Raven Boys and After Eden sounds interesting. Great haul and happy reading!

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  15. Stephanie K says:

    I have to try a re-read of The Raven Boys, because I just couldn't get into it for some reason. After Eden was pretty good – very light reading, but fun. I hope you enjoy!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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  16. I have heard that The Raven Boys isn't as brilliant as her other stuff, but I've heard great things about The Dream Thieves. Since I can't read one without the other…

    Sarah

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  17. I just wish my TBR list wasn't so long! It'll be a while before I get to my new books.

    Sarah

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  18. All part of the job now, next week I'm at a different publisher every day!

    Sarah

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  19. I have heard The Raven Boys isn't as brilliant as other Stiefvater books, but its sequel is meant to be great, and considering how high Stiefvater's standard usually is, I'm willing to let her have a fair amount of slack!

    Sarah

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  20. Kelly says:

    The Raven Boys! You'll love it, I guarantee it! πŸ˜€<3
    Enjoy all your lovely books & thanks for stopping by my STS awhile ago!

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  21. Book Blather says:

    I had no idea Joss Stirling had another book out, that's awesome! I love this series. πŸ™‚

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  22. Book Blather says:

    Oops just realised this is a new series (the cover confused me, it's so similar to the others).

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