AKA Showcase Sunday

I had a lot on the blog last weekend so I skipped Showcase Sunday (no it wasn’t because I broke my book buying ban). I did make it through to payday which was my aim and didn’t throw myself into the Kindle sale in a catastrophic relapse. I did buy a couple of books from The Works though (see, the fact that I didn’t buy three shows progress). They had The Shambling Guide to New York City which was fairly high on my wishlist and despite having a pile of unread Rebecca Chance books already, I have been tempted by reviews to read her latest. Yes, the new one is in The Works.

There’s been a bit of an influx of women’s fiction from Penguin, as well as post addressed to Ellie Warren (chick-lit blogger) which made me laugh. It is also a sign that you shouldn’t worry that publishers are monitoring you carefully. Out of the three, Coco’s Secret has gone onto the definitely will read pile as blurb reminds me a bit of A Vintage Affair.

I was excited to receive a copy of The Vampyre Family which is a non-fiction book about Byron and his friends (including the Shelleys). I already had it on my must-read non-fiction list (yeah, that list that is constantly forgotten, must try harder).

I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a bit bored of generic crime fiction but this week I got a couple of crime books through that sound right up my street. Letters From a Murderer is a based on the premise that Jack the Ripper fled to New York to continue his crimes. I have been receiving mysterious postcards for the Game trilogy the last couple of weeks and finally one of the books turned up; they sound really dark and interesting plus I think the whole trilogy is being published in one go, which is always a bonus if you get sucked in.

There may have also been some over-excited NetGalley clicking. I’m still sticking around the 80% feedback mark so it’s allowed. Honest!

For review:
The Vampyre Family by Andrew McConnell Stott (Canongate)
Game by Anders de la Motte (Blue Door)
Monsieur le Commandant by Romain Slocombe (Gallic Books)
Letters From a Murderer by John Matthews (Exhibit A)
Seven For a Secret by Lyndsay Faye (Headline)
Coco’s Secret by Niamh Greene (Penguin)
Tempting Fate by Jane Green (Penguin)
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin)
All is Fair by Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
Tainted by A.E. Rought (Strange Chemistry)
Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance (Signet)
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (HarperCollins)

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty
Killer Queens by Rebecca Chance

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.