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Sunday Showcase: Bumper Crop of Books

Admittedly, this is 2 weeks’ worth of books, as some of the books I’d previously requested or ordered were all approved and/or delivered this week.

Books for review from publishers: Manotti

Dominique Manotti: Escape – political thriller about Italian Red Brigades and an escaped convict settled in Paris who writes a far-too-realistic novel

Julia Crouch: The Long Fall – a Greek holiday has repercussions twenty years later

Louise Penny: The Long Way Home – Inspector Gamache has retired to Three Pines – but of course murder is never far away

 

Books bought for my tablet:

Anna Jaquiery: The Lying Down Room – Paris in summer, a killer who targets elderly women and a detective with a passion for origami

Tarjei Vesaas: The Ice Palace – a deep childhood friendship, a disappearance and the power of memory

Stan Barstow: A Kind of Loving – Northern England in the 1960s, part of the ‘Angry Young Men’ movement

Paul Johnston: The Black Life – when I discovered Sam Alexander was actually Paul Johnston (hey, at least I guessed the author’s gender!) and that he has written a PI series set in Greece, I had to get this

Linda Grant: I Murdered My Library – because I really need to start thinking what I’m going to do with my huge book collection spread across three countries and four sites.

 

Free download:

Faith Bleasdale: Deranged Marriage – a marriage pact gone wrong – it looked fun, although perhaps not my usual reading matter P1020442

Special Intro Pack from The Stinging Fly:

This Irish literary journal specialising in new writers and new writing (not just from Ireland) has an intro pack offer of the current issue, two back issues and two of their books (which you can choose). How could I resist this?

Books from the library:

Martin Vidberg: Le journal d’un remplaçant (comic book – The Diary of a Replacement Teacher) – as a former teacher, I think this will make me laugh and cry in wry recognition. SSsmall Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here. -

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18 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Bumper Crop of Books

  1. autumnmiss on said:

    I received The Long Fall this week too, its a smashing book. I hope my book buying ban resolve does not disappear but i am not that strong LOL
    thanks for visiting
    Gill x

  2. Oh my, I love The Ice Palace so much! I can’t wait to hear what you think when you get a chance to read it. I also have a copy of Escape (which sounds excellent) – I might read it in August to tie in with #WITMonth

  3. Oh, what a lovely lot of books you have, Marina Sofia! They all sound good, but I must admit I’m especially looking forward to the new Louise Penny. I’m very fond of that series.

  4. I adore the cover of Escape! It’s so pretty!
    The Long Fall sounds like it’ll be an interesting read. I may have to check that one out.
    Great haul! Happy reading :)

  5. Awesome haul!! Escape looks intriguing. Ive never heard of some of the rest so Ill definitely check them out. Enjoy :)

  6. I love the cover of Escape, and it sounds really good too – I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Sunday!

    Megan xxxxxx

    • Thank you – it’s a lovely, sunny day (contrary to weather forecast), so it’s perfect to sit outside and read a book… Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday as well!

  7. Dominique Manotti: Escape sounds really good. I do love thrillers. Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by The Readers Den! :)

  8. Wow, what a haul!
    Happy reading :)
    Tea Party Princess

  9. Wow, I have not heard about any books in your haul this week. But I hope you enjoy them all!
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  10. The Long Way Home is top of my list of books for which the world has to stop while I read them. I can’t wait to see how Penny takes the story forward having given herself a place where she could have called a halt in the last one.

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