Sunday, 17 February 2013


AKA Showcase Sunday

A couple of lovely covers this week. The Last Banquet has a fanastic bewigged tiger gracing its cover and Pretty Girl Thirteen is not much to look at on the screen but it has a very pretty spot varnish pattern on in person. I may have made a tiny order with The Book People... I actually forgot all about them and was feeling very smug and restrained until I noticed them perched on the edge of the bookcase. And thanks to Dan for sending me his spare copy of Butter!

For review:
Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley (HarperCollins)
The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood (Canongate)

Butter by Erin Lange (DogEarDiscs)

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. Pretty Girl Thirteen sounds like an amazing read! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Great haul :) Have a lovely Sunday :)

    Megan xxxxxx
    My Showcase Sunday

  2. The Book of Human Skin has been on my wishlist for ages, and I just had a look at butter - what an amazing idea for a novel. I'll be very intrigued to see your review on that one!

  3. Butter is such a strange story! Haha. Code name verity sounds fascinating.

    Happy reading :D


  4. I very nearly bought Code Name Verity this week, but the last copy in the bookshop was kind of battered! I'm interested to hear what Butter is like, it's been stuck on my TBR list for ages. Hope you enjoy your books this week!

  5. Great haul. I'll try some of them. They look interesting. Enjoy your reading!

  6. The Book of Human Skin sounds really creepy! I've heard awesome things about Code Name Verity. Happy reading :)

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

  7. oh, I am not looking at The Book People at the moment - pretty broke, and I have got loads to read still! :) Stupid weird addiction...

    Loving your book haul, Ellie! Intrigued by The Book of Human Skin. Enjoy!

  8. Pretty Girl 13 is supposed to be really good! I hope you like it! :D

    I need to look the rest up on Goodreads:)

    Enjoy your books! :D

    My Showcase Sunday :)

  9. I was circling The Book of Human Skin a while ago but decided to go with something else in the end...but it looks very intriguing! Looking forward to seeing what you think!

  10. Ketchup Clouds! I've heard a lot about that one, very interested in it. Look forward to your review!

    Hope you enjoy reading these, and have a lovely week! :-D

  11. AAH! CODE NAME VERITY! It's SO GOOD! I can't remember if I've seen you review it, but if you haven't read it: DO IT SOON!
    I'm still waiting on my pre-order of Pretty Girl 13, it sounds really good!
    Enjoy your books!

  12. You are in for a treat with The Book Of Human Skin! Great book! Enjoy!

  13. I had forgotten about The Book of Human Skin, but have now put it on hold at the library :) Butter sounds intriguing, in a morbid way :s It's a pretty pile of books you've got there!

  14. Pretty covers indeed - I love the cover of Ketchup Clouds. The US edition of Butter has been on my wishlist for a pretty long time but this is the first time I saw the UK cover - it looks great. Not sure which one I prefer, though.

    Great haul! :)

  15. The Book of Human Skin has been sitting on my tbr pile awhile. I really liked Annabel Pitcher's first book so Ketchup Clouds is definitely on my wishlist, as is Butter which sounds very good too. Enjoy!


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