Sunday, 11 August 2013

Showcase Sunday #30

I finally cracked. After eight months of using my Kindle to read free classics and eARCs and articles and a fair amount of (free, again) Sherlock Holmes tales, I ventured into the Kindle sale and came out doing a happy little dance at the surprise bargains I'd managed to track down.

The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin
The Boys From Brazil - Ira Levin
A Kiss Before Dying - Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin

I've read The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby before, a few years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed both (particularly The Stepford Wives). Levin writes chilling, unsettling stuff, and these are all 99p at the moment - too good to pass up!

Big Brother - Lionel Shriver

I've read a few of Shriver's books now - starting with We Need To Talk About Kevin, but I haven't picked up the last two or three that she's written. This one is about a woman whose older brother comes to live with her and her husband, and how she's forced to choose between the two of them.

Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith

This is my mum's favourite book. I've never read it, but it's free to download at the moment - about a man who, despite not being notable, decides to publish his diary.

I also picked up three books from the library:
The Inspector and Silence - HÃ¥kan Nesser
Another Inspector Van Veeteren mystery, this time focusing on a religious sect and the murder of a young girl.

Midwinter Sacrifice - Mons Kallentoft
The first book featuring detective Malin Fors - ambitious, unpredictable, and chasing a small town killer.

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death - Gyles Brandreth
I've been intrigued by these books for a while - a mystery series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle as the investigators - so thought I'd give this a go.

Recent posts:

Don't forget to check out Jamie's A-Z Book Survey over at The Perpetual Page Turner - I posted my answers on Friday, and it was a lot of fun!

Life After Death: Eighteen Years on Death Row by Damien Echols
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Potter Redux: The Goblet of Fire

And, if you missed it, the #CatchUpClub completed its first mission - to read Cinder / Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. You can read my review of Scarlet here (and my earlier review of Cinder here), and see a round-up of all our thoughts over here on Emily's blog. Our current book is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - come join us!

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


  1. Nice haul! I love the look of the mysteries! I need to look these up, I have to read more from the genre.
    Happy reading!

  2. I love your library books! Especially Midwinter Sacrifice. I've always wanted to give Scandinavian crime a go but never knew where to start. Looking forward to hearing what you think of this one!

  3. Thanks for the Ira Levin link. I picked up Rosemary's Baby. It was one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen, but found courage to get the book. Hope it as good as the movie is.

  4. Great haul! Really hope you enjoy your books :)

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

  5. Huh, I would like to try out Ira Levin's stuff. I'm definitely intrigued by what you had to say and those covers! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Big Brother looks really good, and is on my to read list. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Shriver is one of my favourite books.

    Happy reading.


  7. Nice haul! I love the covers for those classics you got, it's so great when they do the matching revamps like that.

  8. I haven't read any of these! I'd like to check out The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby. I hope you enjoy all of these! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  9. Well done on finding so many free Kindle titles and for finding some bargains, too!

  10. I bought some Ira Levin in the last Kindle sale but haven't got round to it yet.


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