From now on, I’ve decided to take part in Letterbox Love, a weekly meme to showcase your newest books set up by a group of UK bloggers and hosted by Narratively Speaking. I thought this seemed like a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of my fellow UK bloggers a bit better.
There’s also Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and also Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews which I’ll doubtless check out as well.
I’ve got a lot of great books to share with you all – unusually for me, a lot of them are for my Kindle. The reason there’s so many is because I had some gifted to me by Jo. I also haven’t logged on to NetGalley for a couple of months and had quite a few books I had forgotten all about ready to download. Including one I was literally about to pre-order! I think I may need to do another NetGalley month to catch up on them all.
I pre-ordered The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom way back when I first heard about it because it sounded like so much fun and I seem to love books aimed primarily at young male readers. It was a little overly long, but very funny.
Vickie from ComaCalm very kindly sent me The Girl in the Mask as a RAK when I had nothing on my swap list she wanted. Marie – Louise Jensen is a good choice if you’re after a lightweight historical YA and I enjoyed reading this one.
Since reading her Poison Study books a few weeks back, I’ve been itching to finish Synder’s Dystopian YA series. I really liked Inside Out when I read it last year and I’m looking forward to getting back to Trella’s story.
I finally purchased some of the self-published titles I’ve had my eye on for a while. I was looking for some fun, sizzling romance, along with some New Adult books and Easy and Flat-Out Love had been highly recommended to me. I’ve also heard some great things about What a Boy Wants as well.
I read Flat-Out Love yesterday and I have to admit it was a bit of a disappointment, but I’m very, very excited to read Easy, after reading Sarah’s review over at one of my favourite book blogs, Clear Eye’s, Full Shelves.
So many great titles that I’ve been lucky enough to be granted access to on NetGalley – all these are from the last three months. I am most excited about Pushing the Limits – a book I’ve been dying to read since so many of my friends on Goodreads have nothing but great things to say about it. I was about to pre-order it on Amazon, so I cannot believe I forgotten I had it on NetGalley! I’m also very excited about Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin because I was very impressed by Ashfall, it’s predecessor. I’ve heard that it lives up to the first book.
My lovely friend Jo from Wear the Old Coat has sent me some amazing RAKs this year and for some reason I’ve been forgetting to highlight them here! They are all titles she knew I was desperate to read as well! (Girl deserves a massive cupcake) I’ve already read and adored Adorkable and cannot wait to start Shadow and Bone and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, which, I’ve been reliably informed, is hilarious.
So that’s it for this week. A much bigger mailbox than I thought it would be and lots of lovely books to get stuck into!
As always, comment away and feel free to leave link backs to your own weekly haul!