(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!
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.
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!
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.
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)”
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.
Promise me you’ll read Martha 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.
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 =)
Thank you! I’ve actually got to admit that I’ve never read any Rainbow Rowell books before but this one was on sale so I thought I’d get it and try it. 🙂
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.
My gawd, the cover of that book from Netgalley is so pretty!
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?
It is! Hoping the inside is just as good 🙂
I’ve heard only great things about it so I’m confident that it will be. 🙂
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. 🙂
I haven’t heard of most of these but I hope you love them! And the cover of A Mother’s Love is gorgeous!!
Danielle @ Life With Two Boys
Thank you. 🙂 It’s even more gorgeous in reality, my picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ll go read your blog now.
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 ebooksandcooks.com but I’m reviewing some other YA! -Meg
That’s a shame. I’ll look forward to reading it though and will keep an eye out on your blog for other YA reviews. 🙂
I’ve never heard of most of these, but Radio Silence is one I’ve had my eye on. Enjoy all your books & happy Saturday!
I couldn’t resist buying Radio Silence, it sounds like such a great read. Happy Saturday to you too.
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. 🙂
Thanks so much. I’m excited to read The Swimming Pool. Happy reading to you too 🙂
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. 🙂
Cool! Love the cover of tell me lies. My STS
Great haul! I really really want to read Eleanor, I’ve requested on NetGalley and entered a giveaway on Goodreads so I’m keeping my fingers crossed but may end up buying it too! A lot of these are new to me but all look really good. Carry On also looks great! Hope you enjoy 🙂
My STS: https://thebookbrief.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/stacking-the-shelves-march-12th/
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. 🙂
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Excellent haul, Hayley! And isn’t it nice to win a book or two? I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
It’s lovely to win a book, it really did make my week! 🙂
Ooh I got chosen to review The Swimming Pool too – hopefully my book will turn up tomorrow
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.
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!
It’s a great cover, isn’t it?
Oh The Other Mrs. Walker looks interesting. Hope you enjoy!
Great haul this week! The Finding of Martha Lost sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy all your books. 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂
What a great book haul. I have tried to utilize the Library more so as not to buy any books. Finding of Martha Lost sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy your books.