It was the launch of the Books Are My Bag campaign yesterday so I was peer pressured into buying some books. There wasn't anywhere round here taking part (I at least had already picked up a bag at LBF) but I bought a couple of books from Waterstones in town and ordered some more via Hive who donate a percentage to indie bookshops. I do think it's more important to foster a love of books in people instead of being judgemental over where they legally get their books from though. More book love = more potential customers.
The new October Daye finally showed up...I think I'm behind on reviewing this series but I am caught up on reading. Big thanks to Amy for sending me a signed copy of The Oathbreaker's Shadow for review, really looking forward to it (yeah, yeah, along with about 50 other books *flails*). I read The Secret Life of Bees years ago so am passing this copy onto my book group. Her new one sounds much more my thing as it's a fictionalised account of a real person who campaigned against slavery in the South.
The Oathbreaker's Shadow by Amy McCulloch (Doubleday)
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Tinder Press)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Headline)
What a Wonderful World by Marcus Chown (Faber)
Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
Control by Kim Curran
Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Dead Jealous by Sharon Jones
White Cat by Holly Black
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.