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Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday

Sometimes random book post can turn up something exciting. The String Diaries turned up literally tied up in string and with a passionate message from the editor. It’s been billed as for fans of The Historian (like) and A Discovery of Witches (like) so I’m really looking forward to this one. If You Find Me is a literary YA debut which also comes with plenty of heart-felt endorsements from the Orion team.

On the book buying front; one was for book group (and I really need to make myself read it today as meeting is tomorrow) and the other is a series book. So both perfectly justifiable. No random purchases here, go me!

For review:
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Headline)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (Indigo)

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

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  1. Samantha Stewart

    If you find me sounds really good! Hope you enjoy them all! πŸ™‚

  2. Sam (Tiny Library)

    Love the look of The String Diaries!

  3. Anonymous

    I loved the Mercy Thompson books until I reached River Marked and just couldn't get into it enough to finish it. I think it was the change of pace and scenery that threw me–because I'd come to expect action from the off and loved seeing the interactions with the pack. Hope you enjoy your books.


  4. Daisy

    Ooh! The String Diaries sounds REALLY good! I loved both The Historian and A Discovery of Witches, so this should be awesome πŸ™‚

  5. Ula

    Woah, awesome cover for The String Diaries! Great haul!

    Enjoy your books!
    My haul

  6. Nina

    I like the title of the last book you got: Why be Happy when you could be normal? πŸ™‚

    Happy reading to you!
    J'adore Happy Endings

  7. kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews

    Looking forward to String Diaries review, Ellie! I've just finished second Deborah Harkness and it was gorgeous, so I'm craving more books like it πŸ™‚ Read the synopsis for If You Find Me, and it sounded creepy, and I hope you enjoy new Mercy. It's not her best but it's better than River Marked!

  8. KarenSi

    Love the cover of String Diaries. I was wondering what it was when I saw it on your instagram. Sounds like my sort of book. Look forward to seeing your review.

  9. Laura @Bookish Treasures

    I got If You Find Me this week too. It sounds amazing as does all your other books πŸ™‚

    My Showcase Sunday

  10. Anonymous

    Love your haul πŸ™‚ I especially like the sound of If You Find Me, it sounds really good πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Megan xxxxxxxxx

  11. Victoria Hooper

    The String Diaries sounds really good, and sounds like they went to a lot of effort when presenting it too… very intriguing! Hope you enjoy all these πŸ™‚ And have a great week!

  12. Natalie Frampton

    Some good looking books this week. The String Diaries looks a bit epic haha.

    Hope you enjoy x

  13. ellepaulette

    So many great books there. Happy Reading!!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  14. Ciska

    The String Diaries looks very interesting had to add it to my shelves. Have fun reading your new books.

  15. So many books, so little time

    So as you know I am not a fan of historical but I love that cover so much I would definitely give it a bash, very much looking forward to your review!


  16. Mel

    The String Diaries sounds really intriguing! I loved The Historian so am looking forward to seeing what you think. πŸ™‚

  17. Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures

    Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? has an interesting title – although I'm not a big fan of Jeanette's writing. The String Diaries sounds really creepy but I'm intrigued! Looking forward to hearing what you think πŸ™‚

  18. Anonymous

    I haven't read any of these books but they sure do look interesting!! Happy reading!! πŸ˜€

    My Showcase Sunday!

  19. Anonymous

    Just looking at The String Diaries has me craving more! I can't wait to read your review on it. Hopefully it lives up to the idea of it.

  20. Carl V. Anderson

    String Diaries sounds great! Will be looking that up to add to the wishlist.

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