Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about.
This week I didn’t actually have any books that arrived through my letterbox. Instead I had picked up a few at the Walker Books Blogger Brunch that they kindly put on for us.
The books were given in goodie bags which each contained a Make your Own Gingerbread House Kit, a candy cane, some chocolate santas and some bookmarks. In addition I received the following books:
This is a book I feel like I have been waiting ages for. Jandy Nelson’s second book is not linked to her first, The Sky is Everywhere, at all as far as I know but sounds just as incredible and fantastic. I loved Sky and this one sounds like it will be perfect for me. Out next April we have been lucky enough to be given an advanced proof copy which I can’t wait to read. Not only did we receive the book but also a booklet which is full of limited edition illustrations that didn’t make the cut for the final book and a pencil to draw our own thing that we’d give the sun for.
Published: 2nd April 2015
This was actually just up on the shelf in the blogger meeting room at Walker and the guys there kindly said that if there were any past titles that we hadn’t read but liked the sound of we could take a look at them. The Voices of Silence’s cover is what grabbed me first then when I read the blurb and saw that it was a (fairly modern) historical fiction book set in Romania I was very intrigued as I have never read anything set in Romania. I decided to give it a go and hopefully I will love its contents as much as I love its cover!
Published: 7th August 2014 (reprinted edition)
This is a new 2015 title from Walker which will be out in March. It sounds really cool and is set in a hospital ward which focuses on the treatment and support of young people with OCD. I am very interested to see how this book differs from others which have featured characters who claim to be ‘OCD’ and what happens to the unlikely situation that the main character finds himself in.
Published: 5th March 2015
Thank you so much to Walker for hosting the event and sharing some amazingly great sounding books. I will be writing a post about the event at some point soon so please keep an eye out for that.