AKA Showcase Sunday

Before you look at me disapprovingly, this is two weeks’ worth of books. It looks like I have been a bit click happy with ebooks lately but a lot of them are short… except in the case of A Game of Thrones which is frankly too large for comfortable paper reading. I got sucked into the TV show a few weeks ago after surviving two years without watching it. Now I am up-to-date with the moving pictures, I’ve picked up the books. Mostly so that I don’t have to wait 5 years to get to the end. However I’m still at the point where I know what’s going to happen to I’m just reading a few chapters here and there (about half way through book one now).

I also have a small pile of books from Angry Robot’s new crime imprint, Exhibit A. Will be interesting to see what they come up with as both Angry Robot and Strange Chemistry have a good track record for publishing somehting a bit different. Although I think that’s easier to do with SFF…

For review:
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Head of Zeus)
What Comes Next by John Katzenbach (Head of Zeus)
The Sentinel by Mark Oldfield (Head of Zeus)
Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher (Penguin)
The Cambodian Book of the Dead by Tom Vater (Exhibit A)
Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch (Exhibit A)
Hard Road by J.B. Turner (Exhibit A)
Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner (Carolrhoda Lab)
Bitter Disenchantment by Shawntelle Madison
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew (Bloomsbury)

newbooks magazine:
Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter
Elijah’s Mermaid by Essie Fox

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa
Nod by Adrian Barnes
The Automaton’s Treasure by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

Why yes, that is another copy of The Shining Girls. I really wanted a South African edition with a Joey HiFi cover; thinking I’d missed out on the special edition black version, it made my day to pop on Twitter at the right moment to see Lee Harris was selling a copy on eBay. I’m still kinda tempted by the regular SA edition but how many copies of the same book do I really need..?

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.