Stacking the Shelves (19 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’ve tried to be more restrained in my book buying and I have been to a degree but I still couldn’t resist buying a few books!

Here are the new books that I purchased this week:

Love Like Salt: A Memoir by Helen Stevenson I’ve heard so much about this book on social media and have been really wanting to read it. I hope to get to it soon.

Mrs Houdini by Victoria Kelly I bought this book on a bit of a whim! I saw the cover and thought it looked fab and then when I read the synopsis it sounded like a really good read.

When We Were Alive by C. J. Fisher This is book I’ve seen reviewed on quite a few blogs recently so when I spotted it at a good price on Kindle I thought I’d download it.

Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie I saw this reviewed on MyChesnutReadingTree‘s blog this week and went straight to my Kindle and downloaded it. I can’t wait to read it, it sounds like my type of book.

Case 48 by Emma Kavanagh (a free short story on Amazon Kindle) I’ve loved all of Emma Kavanagh’s novels so when I spotted this free short story it was a no brainer to download it.

I also received these books for review:

The Missing by C. L. Taylor I was thrilled that my request for this book was approved, I adore C. L. Taylor’s writing and wanted to read this book asap! I do have it on pre-order so will still have a print copy on release day but I couldn’t resist the chance to read and review it sooner! I’ve started reading it already so should be able to review it next week.

The Good Mother by A. L. Bird I’m really looking forward to reading this review book too, so much so that it’s next on my list when I’ve finished The Missing.

Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom I was offered the chance to read and review Wonder Cruise this week and I’m looking forward to starting it. 

The Treachery of Trains by Sylvia Ashby I was also offered the chance to review this book too, it may be a little while before I get to it but I am looking forward to reading it.


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.

39 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (19 March 2016)

  1. I look forward to your review of The Missing. I downloaded Case 48 too and it’s a prequel to the Missing Hours and I have that one too to review. Yay.

    • Oh, I didn’t realise Case 48 was a prequel to The Missing Hours – it makes sense that it would be though. I have a copy of that to review too so I can make sure I read them in order now then. 🙂

  2. I’m so glad you bought Sewing The Shadows Together!! I absolutely loved it! I hope it was my blog you saw it on but I do know a few bloggers have raved about this lately. One of my top reads of 2016 so far. I got The Missing too this week and looking forward to that one a lot!

    • I just clicked back to your blog and it is your review that sold me on the book! 🙂 I’d not heard of it before so I’m really pleased I read your review. I’m going to edit my post to link back to you in a sec. I can’t wait to read it, hopefully I’ll get time soon. I’m reading The Missing now and it’s very good. I hope you enjoy it too.

      • Yay!!! Thank you so much for that! I did the same and bought it on someone else’s recommendation. It’s finding time to read your own books sometime isn’t it with review deadlines etc. Glad The Missing is good I seem to have been waiting months for it! x

        • You’re very welcome! 🙂 I do try and link back to blogs if I discovered a book through them but I just couldn’t find where I’d noted it down so I’m really pleased you commented. I always have multiple books on the go at once so try and make sure one of them is a book I’ve bought but I’ve got so behind on review books that I feel guilty. The reading slump I had recently has a lot to answer for! I just need to catch up a bit on the backlog and then I can start reading some of my own books again. x

  3. Will be onto The Treachery of Trains next week or the week after, looking forward to it! Have heard so much about The Missing, so looking forward to seeing what you think! As for Sewing The Shadows together, just looked it up, sounds good! (Good God how many times can I use the word ‘look’ in one comment … 😉

    • The author of The Treachery of Trains sent me an ecopy to review but I’m snowed under with reviews at the moment so it’ll be a while before I get to it. I hope you enjoy reading it. The Missing is really good – it’s the sort of book I’d normally have read in one sitting but it’s been one of those weeks where I’ve only had a few mins here and there to read. I’m really enjoying it though. Haha at you saying ‘look’ a lot – I’m like that with replies too so glad to know it’s not just me! 🙂

  4. I bought a few books to send as happy mail to others this week nut did treat myself to Time For a Change by Erica James because it was a £1 with the paper. I’m currently reading a review book for Shaz blog.

  5. WOW! That’s a REALLY great haul! actually haven’t read any of them *ducks head in shame* but I will DEFINITELY check them out:)

    • I read a lot of blog reviews and I check out recommendations on Amazon. Also, some of the books are offered to me for review that I’d not previously heard of but if I like the synopsis then I will agree to read them.

  6. I also purchased Love Like Salt, I can’t wait to read it. Great choices as usual and I look forward to reading your reviews!

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