Monday, 31 March 2014


AKA Showcase Sunday

OK, it's not Sunday. I'm blaming daylight saving for stealing my blogging hour. I did go into The Crooked Book on Sunday and bought two John Wyndhams. There was an old man sitting at the counter who was a fan and told me Trouble with Lichen is a right laugh. The woman serving had also read a few, it was right right old John Windy fan club going on.

The lovely Other Ellie also sent my blog a blogoversary present, thank you! Epic Detour sounds loads of fun. Also, NEW SMYTHE ALERT!

For review:
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man by James Smythe (HarperCollins)
Above by Isla Morley (Hodder)
The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan (Headline)
Games Creatures Play by Various Authors(Jo Fletcher Books)
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (Headline)
Valour's Trial by Tanya Huff (Titan)
The Rain by Virginia Bergin (Pan Macmillan)

Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. Great haul! Love the look of The Rain, almost requested it myself on NG but I have too many books off there already.
    Above looks great as well, added to my TBR :)
    Happy reading!

  2. Oh! Great selection here - I have recently read my first Smythe and get more and more excited about reading his back catalogue with every blurb I read. This new one sounds fantastic.

  3. Good to hear Trouble with Lichen is a good one, I've got it lined up to read next. Love a bit of Wyndham.

  4. Such pretty covers this week! :)

    I can;t stress how much I love Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! :) I read it two years ago and I adored it. IT is such a sweet contemporary. I got Above and The Gepgraphy of You and Me on Netgalley. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on them! :)

    Nice haul, enjoy your books and have a great week! :)

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  5. Oooh, more John Wyndhams, yay! I think Midwich Cuckoos might be my next one, I've had that the next longest so it WORKS. Glad you like the blogoversary present, it looks so much fun for a summer read. :D

  6. I'm interested to see what you make of The Geography of You and Me. A lot of readers were had middling opinions on her last book. Happy reading! :)

    1. Ah I didn't read Happiness. I thought this one was better than SPoLaFS though. My review is here.

  7. Great haul. Most I havent heard of but I have read The Dead Ground and loved it. Enjoy!!!

  8. Above looks pretty cool, Ellie! Enjoy all your beautiful books :)


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