Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Its aim is to showcase 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 this week.
I have a small confession to make: I already finished reading this. I picked it up yesterday afternoon and finished it in the evening, just hours later, my eyes red from crying and the tracks of dried up tears still visible on my face. In all honesty, I might have simply tossed this novel aside to read later if I hadn't received it as an ARC, so I am so glad I did; it was phenomenal, powerful, and utterly thought-provoking. I'll be posting my review of this novel this week, so stay tuned for that, but meanwhile, just know that this is highly recommended.
I've heard so many good things about this novel and really, why not? It's Australian after all! ;) It's always tough to come by Aussie books in the US, so I was thrilled when my librarian confessed she had a copy of it in her home and offered it to me to borrow, so I can't wait to read this one!
I was - quite fortunately really - oblivious of the situation surrounding this novel and its author until Wendy pointed it out in her review of this book on The Midnight Garden. Yet, I'm glad she chose to read it and am choosing to do so for the same reasons as her, so I'd encourage you all to take a look at her review and her commentary about the debacle this novel created which will hopefully change your mind and convince you to pick this one up, no matter how egregious the author's past mistakes may have been. (You can read Wendy's review here and her commentary just below her wonderful review!)
I've been meaning to read this book for ages, and haven't been able to find it anywhere until one of my library recently posted an audiobook version of this online for users to listen to. I've never listened to an audiobook before, so I'm a little skeptical about how different my reading experience will be and if I'll enjoy it as much or not, but I'm so desperate to read this and am planning to give it a shot sometime soon. For those of you who read audiobooks regularly...any tips/suggestions/comments about audiobook reading?
If I'm being perfectly honest, it was the author's name that originally caught my eye. I haven't read a lot of novels written by Indian authors and even less YA written by them, so I was instantly curious. I picked this up from my library and came home to find glowing reviews of it on GoodReads, so I'm very excited to read this one!
I can't believe I haven't read this series! I've seen so many amazing things about it and it finally arrived for me in the library, after nearly a year of waiting for it on hold, so I'm going to rip into this one as soon as I can!
I've been rather hesitant about this one for some reason - I don't even know why. Either way, I knew I just had to pick it up in the library this week since I was in the mood for some outer space/dystopian novels, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
What new novels did you all snag this week?