Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same.
It's been a while since I posted a book haul but I've been to some fab book events recently and also I've been doing some book shopping since I cleared out quite a few books over the move so I deserve all the new books right?
Firstly I went to the Launch of The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson last Thursday. I bought a copy of the book there and Lucy was lovely enough to sing it with a gorgeous message too! I am nearly finished this one as I had a NetGalley copy of it too.
This week, I attended a fab event with Lisa Jewell, 3 other lovely ladies and her publicist Najma. I will be posting about this event soon but I was lucky enough to receive one of the gorgeous hardback editions of the book as well, which Lisa was lovely enough to sign for me. I just think the cover for this is absolutely gorgeous and I've read some of it already and it's fab so far!
I was lucky enough to receive quite a few parcels in the post this week, the first of which I have read already (not bad for someone who is on a bit of a reading hiatus because of moving house right?) I got Two Weddings and a Baby by Scarlett Bailey (which features a character called Catriona Merryweather, so now you all need to go out and buy it so you can see my name in print all the way through the book. The second one I received was a lovely signed copy of A Gift To Rememebr by Melissa Hill. I raced through this and it was lovely, so expect a review soon!
I also treated myself to the new Geek Girl novel which I am absolutely desperate to read and I can't wait to find the time so sit down and devour this beauty. It was half price as you can see and I love the fact that it is another yummy hard back, so yummy that I don't even mind that it doesn't match the other 2!
I also received some more lovely book post last week. I received Written in The Stars but Ali Harris from Simon and Schuster which I reviewed last week. I also received Shades of Deceit by Mary Larkin and The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorenson.
I attended another lovely blogger brunch at Random a House yesterday and was Lucy enough to receive the beauties directly below. These events are always wonderful but add a whole heap of books to my wish list! I got Out of Tune by Beth Reekles (I started this on the tube back because I loved both of Beth's other books) The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare which sounds quite fun and different and Stay Where You Are and The Leave by John Boyne which has just come out in Paperback. This is about World War One and so is something completely different from anything I've read before!
I then went to an event at Foyles with Meg Rossoff and Anthony Horrowitz where I picked up this signed copy of Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman which I've been wanting to read for ages now. It looks like a nice short one so hoping to read it in one of my days off over the summer!
Not only was Jim lovely enough to invite me to the Foules event, he also unloaded a book onto me which I've been wanting to read for a while as well, Brooklyn Girls: Pia by Gemma Burgess, again hoping to make time in the summer hols to read this beauty!