Sunday, 10 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #21

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

I spent last weekend hanging out with The Boy, who came to stay for a few days, so this is a round up of the last couple of weeks' worth of books.

From the library:

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

I have already finished this, and all I can say is: go read it. (It's a difficult one to talk about without giving stuff away, so I'm not how the review will go yet!)

Now You See Me - S. J. Bolton

Recommended to me by Vicky, this is a crime novel focusing on a young policewoman and her fascination with Jack the Ripper. A copycat is on the loose, and he appears to be targeting Lacey...

Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry

I received the second book in this series (Dare You To) for review a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I'd read them in order. It doesn't look like something I would normally pick up, but we'll see how it goes!

Received for review:

Steal My Sunshine - Emily Gale

Ebook copy received from Random House Australia (expected publication May 2013). Contemporary Australian YA with some added historical elements (according to the blurb, to do with forced adoptions). Looking forward to starting this one!

I also got my thesis back from my supervisor for my final edits, which means in WEEKS, rather than MONTHS or even YEARS (and it seems like not very long ago at all, sometimes, since it really was YEARS), I will be submitting. 80,000 words and a lot of brain-aching, brain-expanding, brain-frying thoughts later, my doctoral thesis is in its final stages. So if my posting is a little sporadic until that point, please excuse it...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Pushing the Limits looks really good. A lot of people seem to love the book.

    Enjoy the books you got!
    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

    1. That's what's I've heard Nina - looking forward to seeing what it's like!

  2. I can't wait to hear what you think of Sharon's book! :) You're the second one who, after reading my review, got her book this week so the S.J. Bolton fan in me is very happy right now. :D

  3. I keep hearing about Gone Girl, I should get round to reading it. And I really disliked Pushing the Limits, but I'm in the minority!

    And yay for Aussie YA! I'm waiting on approval for it :)

  4. Heard a lot of good things about Pushing The Limits. Haven't read it yet but I think I'm going to give it a chance. Happy reading!! :D

    My Showcase Sunday!

  5. I really enjoyed Pushing the Limits, so I hope you do too!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews


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