Sunday 29 January 2017

Sunday Post 29th January 2017


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week:

Come and Get UsKiller ChefThe Christmas Mystery (Detective Luc Moncrief #2)Remnants
Come and Get Us/Killer Chef/The Christmas Mystery by James Patterson (with Shan Serafin/Jeffrey J. Keyes/Richard DiLallo respectively): I don't know much about these books other than the fact that I love the sound of them from the blurb they sound like the type of books I will really enjoy!
Remnants by Carolyn Arnold: I got this book for review and I am so excited to read it because it sounds incredible!

This Is How It Always Is: A NovelYsabelThe Alchemy of Murder (Nellie Bly, #1)Displaced
This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel: I was sent an ARC of this by the publisher (thank you very much) and not only is the ARC beautiful but the story sounds incredible too. This is an LGBT read that I am so glad it exists - I hope its as great as it sounds.
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay: This is one of those books that's been on my wishlist for what feels like forever and I never get around to but I picked it up in a charity shop and am now excited to read it!
The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary: This sounds so incredible. I love historical mysteries and the main character of this sounds amazing. 
Displaced by Stephan Abarbanell: The publisher very kindly sent me a proof of this! It's due to be released on the 23rd February and I would like to have my review up by then so I know I will be reading it soon!
Hold Back The StarsNew York, Actually (From Manhattan with Love, #4)Caraval (Caraval, #1)How To Think Like SherlockSweet Lake: A Novel (Sweet Lake, #1)
Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan: I ordered this because it sounded beautiful and unique (and because I had a £10 Amazon gift card). I have been spoiled for the ending which is a shame but I am still excited to read this soon.
New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan: This was an obvious auto-buy for me as Sarah Morgan is one of my favourite authors. This sounds like a great read and I will probably be reading it in February.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber: One of my most anticipated reads of the year! This looks incredible and I am so glad to finally have it. The UK editions are so gorgeous and I love the individual detailing on the naked cover (there are four different engravings and you get a random one).
How To Think Like Sherlock by Daniel Smith: This was a bonus book in this months Fairy Loot and I am really interested in it. It definitely looks like a book to dip into and maybe I will learn something!
Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi: Thank you very much to Christine for sending me a copy of this. It is released in February so I am aiming to have my review up then, its such a pretty book and I can't wait to read it.

Reading Update:

Pride and Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen: I finally finished my classic for this month and I am so pleased! I didn't think I would be able to finish it this month because I had mock exams but I did it!

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden FruitThe Diabolic (The Diabolic, #1)
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: 5 stars, Such a great read, I loved the main characters and the friendship group and even when I didn't like a character I still had some sort of strong feeling for them which is great!
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid: 4.5 stars, Loved Nemesis - she is a new favourite protagonist for me. The plot was plenty exciting with lots of action and more than its fair share of brutality. Kincaid was ruthless with her characters which made for a very engaging read.

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristic: Eating Utensils
  • Winters Respite Wrap-Up
  • Top Ten Graphic Novels On My TBR
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Trapped in Wonderland by Dani Hoots: Blog Tour and Review
  • Clare's January Wrap Up and February TBR
  • Classic of the Month Wrap Up and TBR
  • Ann's January Wrap Up and February TBR

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading


  1. Killer Chef looks good! And Caraval is finally coming out! I didn't know about the engravings being random...

    1. There are four different ones - there is a definite part of me that wants to collect them all! I got the circus tent and I am very pleased with it!

  2. I was planning on reading some Jane Austen. In fact I have pride and prejudice on my kindle. I also love the UK edition of Caraval. It's so pretty!

    1. Pride and Prejudice is a great Austen to start with - Emma is my favourite but Pride and Prejudice is a lot more accessible for a first Austen book! And Caraval is so gorgeous I am obsessed!

  3. Caraval has a wonderful cover:). There is also a great YouTube film of the making of the cover for The Sun is Also a Star if you have a weakness for great covers. You have a great haul of books - have a marvellous reading week. My Sunday Post -

    1. I'll have to check that video out! I am a huge cover-luster so that sounds super intriguing! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I read Ysabel a few years ago, and really enjoyed it.

    1. Ah great! It's intrigued me but I haven't seen anyone talk about it so I am glad to hear you enjoyed it!!

  5. I've been wondering about Patterson's Book Shots. I haven't enjoyed a lot of his more recent work but think shorter novellas could be a better option - where the plot's easy to sustain for a short amount of time.

    1. I have not yet read them but I love that they are nice and short so should be very easy to understand and quick to read! Thanks for visiting!