Stacking the Shelves (12 March 2016)


(Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week – ebooks or physical books, and books you’ve bought or borrowed or received an ARC of.)

This week I have received a few books for review and have bought a few as well so my TBR is showing no sign of shrinking as yet!

A Mother's Love by Santa Montefiore my book


I won a book in a twitter giveaway this week and my prize arrived within days, so that was really lovely. Here’s the book I won – a beautiful hardback copy of Santa Montefiore’s A Mother’s Love, I can’t wait to read it.



The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish


I was also chosen to review Louise Candlish’s forthcoming book The Swimming Pool for LoveReading, which I’m thrilled about. It will be my first time reviewing for them so I’m excited. The book arrived yesterday morning and I plan to start reading it very soon. I do love Louise Candlish’s novels!



Tell Me Lies by Rececca Muddiman


My other exciting book post this week was a copy of Rebecca Muddiman’s brand new book Tell Me Lies for review. I do love Rebecca’s writing and have enjoyed her previous books so I’m looking forward to this one.




The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace



I requested one book on Net Galley this week (which was very restrained by my standards!) and was approved for it. The book is The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace. I’ve heard only great things about this book so I’m very excited to read it soon.


I was also offered a couple of books to review privately and hope to have time to read these books soon.

East of Coker by Andy Owen (Andy is going to be featuring on my blog next week in an interview I did with him so look out for that.)

Dear Dad by Giselle Green


I also bought a few new books this week.

Lover by Anna Raverat

Eleanor by Jason Gurley

The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (currently on sale for Kindle at £1.99)

In Her Shadow by Louise Douglas (currently on sale for Kindle at £1.99)

The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson (currently on sale for Kindle at 99p)


So, that’s all of my new books from the last two weeks. Have you bought any new books recently? Tell me all in the comments below, or if you have a stacking the shelves post on your blog feel free to post the link below too. 🙂 

My weekly wrap up post will be on my blog tomorrow so please look out for that.


38 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (12 March 2016)

  1. I’m trying not to buy anything new for the time being, but somehow Liz Jensen’s The Uninvited has slipped through the net (she will be teaching a workshop next weekend, so wanted to get her to sign it too). And I’ve received Claire McGowan’s A Savage Hunger and Elizabeth Knox’s Wake for review – police thriller for the first, with a background of hunger strikes, and a zombie apocalypse kind of mystery for the second.

    • I think I probably need to implement a no book buying rule too! Buying a book so you can read it and take it to a signing when you’re at an author event doesn’t count, I’m sure! I have A Savage Hunger on my TBR too, I love Claire McGowan’s books so I hope to read it soon.

    • I will! 🙂 It’s one of those books that I so badly want to read immediately but at the same time I want to make sure I’m having a good day so I can just read and read as I’m sure it’ll be one I won’t want to put down! I love Caroline’s other books (writing as Caroline Smailes) so I’m sure I’ll adore this one too.

  2. awesome haul! I’ve seen that a lot of people love Carry On but it’s not really my kind of thing, but I hope you’ll enjoy that =)

  3. Some very interesting books you have, I have some of those to review too, including Finding Martha Lost which I am hoping to get to soon. The Other Mrs Walker is on my shopping list as is The Lover.

    • I can’t wait to read Finding Martha Lost, it looks so good. I couldn’t resist treating myself to Lover and The Other Mrs Walker when they were released yesterday as I’ve been wanting to read them for ages.

  4. Radio Silence is amazing! Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year. Hope you enjoy it too! 😀 And yay, congrats on being chosen to review for LoveReading. I review for their children’s website which is so much fun!

    Enjoy your new books! 🙂

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

    • Wow! I’m very keen to read it now after you’ve said that about it, it sounds brilliant! Thank you, I was thrilled to be chosen and am excited to read the Louise Candlish book for them. I’ll go read your post now. 🙂

  5. So unfair that Carry On is on sale in Britain! I bought it, too, in US. It’s a pure joy to read. It’s unlikely that I’ll review it on but I’m reviewing some other YA! -Meg

  6. The Swimming Pool’s cover is gorgeous. I hope the book will be good too. I have read Rowell’s ‘Carry On’, and that book was fun. Happy reading. 🙂

  7. I’ve been trying to cut down on books I buy….since I’m plowing through the ones that have been languishing on my stacks for a while…but I can’t resist! Yours look very tempting…I’m curious about The Woman Who Upped and Left.

    Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • You’re doing well though – I have no willpower where books are concerned! The Woman Who Upped and Left was an impulse buy on Kindle as it was 99p on offer, I loved the cover and the title intrigued me. Hopefully I’ll get to read and review it soon. 🙂

    • Thank you. I couldn’t resist buying Eleanor as I’ve seen only great things written about it. I hope you win a copy on Goodreads, I’ll cross my fingers for you. I’ll go look at your post now. 🙂

  8. Pingback: Weekly Wrap-Up (13th March 2016) | RatherTooFondofBooks

    • It looks so good, I hope to start reading it soon. My copy just arrived on Saturday morning so I bet yours does turn up tomorrow. It’ll be my first time reviewing for LoveReading so I’m excited.

  9. Love the cover of Lover (no pun intended). Also jealous of the Louise Candish novel. Only just discovered her books last year and think they are great!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s