Showcase Sunday #36.
Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Books, Biscuits and . Its aim is to showcase your newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. If you'd like to join, click here.
Yay! I've finally gotten my hands on a copy of The 100 by Kass Morgan. I'm really looking forward to the television series of this book which is coming out later this year on The CW. I love the sorts of shows that are aired on The CW so I'm hoping that both the book and the television series live up to my expectations! Anyone else read this? What did yo think? Many thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for the review copy.
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
You can't read this book by Nick Cohen
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
I bought half of these from the Shakespeare and Company book store in Paris which was a-mazing (but seriously overpriced). When you buy a book from them they stamp your book with their very own Shakespeare and Company stamp which is oh so cool. I've finally got my own paperback of The Perks of Being a Wallflower! I just loved the cover of this one so I couldn't resist getting a paperback. I've seen Where'd You Go Bernadette on so many other blogs but from reading the synopsis I don't really see what the fuss is about. However, I do trust my fellow bloggers so I'm adding this to my TBR pile! I watched World War Z, a thoroughly awful movie, but I have been assured that the book is much, much better so I'll give it a shot. You can't read this book by Nick Cohen is a non-fiction book about whether we truly have the freedom of speech/thought etc on the Internet or whether the government is still censoring lots of things. The Teleportation Accident just has a really cool cover so I bought it, but I've also seen some pretty good reviews of it. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir is on my university reading list (but in French, of course), but I bought the English version anyways (slacking, I know).
Boulle's Jewels by Francis Boulle
The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney
When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I picked up these four books (and 16 other French books) at the charity this week and what a bargain! I bought 20 books for £11.50, though I'm pretty sure the checkout assistant made a mistake because I know these books are priced at £1 each minimum. I'm not complaining though! I've finally got my hands on Delirium by Lauren Oliver which many people are obsessed with. I also saw Boulle's Jewels by Francis Boulle on the shelf and as a Made In Chelsea fan, I couldn't resist. When God Was A Rabbit is something that people my age were reading several years ago but the cover is cute so I picked it up anyways. Then I saw a cool copy of The Burial at Thebes translated by Seamus Heaney, a poet who I studied in great detail at school so I thought hey, why not.
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Notebook by Penguin Library
I volunteered at Penguin UK's 'Wreck This' Event, in order to promote Kerri Smith's Wreck This Journal, and so they gifted me two books from their Penguin English Library Collection! I've never heard of The Secret Agent before but I know Conrad's work is highly regarded so I'm hoping that'll be book. The notebook will added to the massive pile of stationery that I've accumulated this summer, but I'm sure it'll all come in handy at University!
What did everyone else get this week? Leave me the link to your showcase below!!