Stacking the Shelves (2 April 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 bought a few new books:

The Last Thing I Remember by Deborah Bee

I added this book to my wish list quite recently after reading Cleopatra Loves Books fab review of it; I knew it was a book I’d have to read as it sounded so good! Anyway, I happened to notice it was on offer for Kindle this week and so I treated myself, I hope to read it very soon!

Who Are You? by Megan Henley

I’m still reading quite a lot of non-fiction and so when I read a great review of this on Postcard Reviews, I bought it straight away. It sounds like a very interesting read. 

Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke

This book popped up on my Amazon recommendations recently and so as it was on offer I decided to give it a go. It sounds like a really good read so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.

Last Kiss Goodnight by Teresa Driscoll

This is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while but had forgotten I’d pre-ordered it so it was a nice surprise when it appeared on my Kindle this week.

Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter by Erin Rooney Doland

I can never resist a book about dealing with clutter! (There is possibly an irony here somewhere…)

The Unforgotten by Laura Powell

Another new book I treated myself to when I spotted it in a deal on Kindle this week.

In Too Deep by Bea Davenport

This book is free on Kindle Unlimited at the moment so I couldn’t resist downloading it, it sounds like a good read.


I was thrilled to win a giveaway on Goodreads for a copy of The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan. The email telling me I’d won a copy ended up in my spam folder so I had no idea I’d won this until the book arrived through my letterbox this week. I can’t wait to start reading this – I loved Gilly’s previous novel Burnt Paper Sky so have very high hopes for this!



I was also very lucky to receive some books to review:


The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

I was offered the chance to read and review this book for the publisher, Impress Books, a little while ago and I jumped at the chance! It was exciting to receive a beautiful proof copy of the book along with a really nice postcard and lovely note from the author, Annabel Abbs. I’m very much looking forward to reading this novel, I’m sure I’m going to love it. I recently took part in the cover reveal for The Joyce Girl and so you can read more about the book in this post if you’d like to.

In Too Deep by Samantha Hayes

In Too Deep by Samantha Hayes

I’ve loved the previous Samantha Hayes books that I’ve read so I was excited to receive a review copy of her new novel. It’s due to be released in May so I’ll definitely be reading and reviewing it before then.

Girls’ Weekend by Cara Sue Achterberg

The Pink Marine by Greg Cope White

Stop the World by Sherry Mayes

Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell

The above four books were all offered to me for review and I jumped at the chance as they all sound like really good reads. I was thrilled that all four authors also agreed to being interviewed by me for my blog so these interviews will be coming soon – please look out for them.


So, that’s all of my new books from the past week. 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.


36 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (2 April 2016)

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out – I hope you enjoy both The Last Thing I Remember and In Too Deep by Bea Davenport both of which I rate – I’m going to buy a copy of The Perfect Girl for my holidays as, like you, I loved Burnt Paper Sky.

  2. I just bought Burnt Paper Sky so I’m happy to know that’s a good read and there is a second novel already. I look forward to that review. I also read one Samantha Hayes book, which I liked, so I’m keeping my eye out for that one too. I don’t have any books to stack my shelves but that’s ok, I have plenty to read.

    • I read Burnt Paper Sky before I started my blog so I haven’t reviewed it but it was such a brilliant read, one that I just didn’t want to put down. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I like Samantha Hayes because I find her books easy to read but also they hold my attention. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

    • It sounds like a great read, doesn’t it? I think it might be one to save for when I can read all day as I suspect it will be one of those that I don’t want to put down once I’ve started it! Hope you have a lovely weekend too. 🙂

  3. Lovely haul. I also have a copy of Follow Me Down which I’m going to try and get to ASAP! 🙂

  4. Some very good books on your reading list Hayley. I downloaded the Deborah Bee and the Laura Powell last week too. I loved Burnt Paper Sky and The Perfect Girl on my wishlist for the paperback version when it comes out. Enjoy your reading x

  5. OOOOOOOH! Follow Me Back looks SO GOOD! It’s on my immediate to buy list, you know, once I actually manage to find enough money under the sofa to pay for stuff! #BrokeBookworm

    Have a LOVELY weekend!

    • Haha – I have a list like that too of books that I must have asap and then as soon as I have any spare cash I just buy one off the list. I thought it was just me that did that! 🙂 Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

  6. I see so many tempting books here today! I definitely want The Perfect Girl, and I have my eyes peeled for any opportunity to get it before the release date.

    The Last Thing I Remember is also one I’m curious about. Thanks for sharing…and enjoy.

    • Me too, that’s one of my favourite things about joining in with Stacking the Shelves etc is finding books I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of. Those covers are gorgeous, aren’t they?

  7. The Last Thing I Remember looks quite good, I went over and read the blurb and now I’m very curious. Written from the perspective of someone in a coma- I don’t think I’ve read one like that before. Sounds suspenseful!

    Hope these are all good. 🙂

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    • Thank you, that’s great to know. It’s always nice to hear that people have found new books through my blog… although I apologise for causing your TBR to grow some more! 😉 I’ll go look at your post now.

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