New Arrivals!

Lovely new goodies

Thank you to Transworld, Riot Communications, Simon and Schuster and Amazon Vine for the following books:



Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (30th birthday edition)

Sacrifice by S J Bolton (already reviewed – brilliant book!)

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

Everything and Nothing by Araminta Hall (already reviewed)

 I received this gorgeous package from Simon & Schuster – a book wrapped in lovely paper with silver hearts and a little bag of sugared almonds.

RSVP by Helen Warner

I bought the following books on a trip to Whitby where I managed to pick up a load of Agatha Christie’s that I haven’t read yet in a second hand book shop and which I just had to snaffle (you can’t beat a good Christie whodunnit when you’re in the mood for some cosy crime).

And finally, when there was an offer on at Waterstones that gave double points for all purchases over the weekend….well, it would have been rude not to really wouldn’t it?

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

The Gendarme by Mark T Mustian

The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

The Jewel of St Petersburgh by Kate Furnival

A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy

I also picked up the following at a charity shop for only 10p each:

Life Support by Tess Geritssen

Body Double by Tess Geritssen

Worst Case by James Patterson

  What do you think to my new loot? Any I should read sooner than others?



37 thoughts on “New Arrivals!

  1. Eeek, what a great lot of loot. I would be tempted to read the Simon and Shuster book first, I think. So lovely!

    I read Life Support by Tess Gerritsen recently (review on my blog) and enjoyed it a lot.

    Happy reading!


  2. Wow! You’ve got some great books. I really want to read These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf. I used to love Agatha Christie novels especially the ones with Hercule Poirot 🙂

    Happy Reading!


  3. Great loot! I enjoyed These Things Hidden but couldn’t tell you much about what happened – memory fading or just one of those books which doesn’t remain with you but is enjoyable at the time. Goodnight Tom is fabulous. I have heard many good things about Sacrifice too.


    • I felt like that about Gudenkauf’s first book but I’m still looking forward to reading it – I think it will be a “nice” read. I have never read Goodnight Mr Tom but the TV adaptation was really good so I’m looking forward to it. Read Sacrifice – it’s brilliant!!!


  4. hangs head in shame…. but i’ve never read an Agatha Christie book 😉 Theres a lovely nearly new book shop nearby which i often go into and theres always loads in there, i always pick them too. I havent read a single Tess Gerritsen either (and i thought i was well read ha) i do have a few of those on the ever growing tbr!… a really lovely selection there,i’ll be checking some of those out on amazon later 🙂


  5. A Pair of Blue Eyes and The Black Tulip were two of my favourite books that I read last year – I hope you enjoy them! The Simon & Schuster package looks lovely too.


  6. Hi Boof,

    I can’t believe all those fantastic new books, talk about spoilt for choice.

    I would probably start with the Tess Gerritsen, then move on to Agatha Christie, but hey! with so many to choose from, you could just mix them all up close your eyes and pick one at random!!


  7. I’m with Shirley – go for pretty!! (And eat your sugared almonds whilst reading.) How awesome is that? What does a new blogger like me have to do to get some yummy treats (I mean the books as the treats, of course)??! Enjoy your new hoard…


    • Books and tasty treats together – now that’s something I can get on board with!

      If you really want to read and review a book there is no harm in mailing the publisher directly and asking politely if they have any review copies. I have done this several times when there is something that I want to get my mitts on. Once you are known to publishers you will find that lovely treats like this land on your doormat fairly frequently which NEVER loses its appeal! 🙂


  8. Can’t help it, I’m still stuck on finding books for 10p in a charity shop. Not in a million years would you find that here!! In my town, they think second-hand paperbacks ought to be $5.50 or more!


  9. Wow, that’s a whole load of books. Great ones too!

    I read a Tess Gerritsen book recently (sent to me by the lovely Transworld) and have since been out and bought another of hers from Waterstones.

    That package from Simon & Schuster looks fantastic!

    Enjoy them all 🙂


  10. Wowsers what a collection of loot. I would say read the Gerritsen. Ha!

    I have to say I do the opposite to you, if I know Waterstones has something deal like on with points or anything then I have to avoid it at all costs.


  11. That looks like a great collection and i have to agree that when there is an offer at Waterstones it may considered rude not to!!!

    I really need to get my Waterstones Card ASAP!

    The Lemon Tree sounds interesting i just looked at the description on google! Also you have to read RSVP just because it is so pretty and came in such a delightful package!


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