(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:
Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker
I’ve seen this book reviewed on quite a few blogs recently and it sounded so good that I couldn’t resist buying a copy. Hasn’t it got a gorgeous cover?
1971 – Never A Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year by David Hepworth
I’m such a big music fan, and my husband collects records so we always have great music on in our house. This book showed up in an Amazon Recommends emails and it just sounds so good that I had to get a copy. I’m still enjoying a lot of non-fiction at the moment so I will definitely be starting this one soon.
Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos
I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages as it sounds like such a fascinating novel. I was thrilled to see my pre-order appear on my Kindle on Thursday. I really hope to read this soon but want to be sure to start it on a day when I have lots of time to read so I can just let myself be engrossed in it.
The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
I loved Christobel Kent’s previous novel The Crooked House so this new novel was a must buy for me.
Outstanding by Kathryn Flett
I’ve seen this book talked about a lot recently and it sounds like a good read so I’m keen to read it.
Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott
This book has been on my wishlist since before it was released but somehow I hadn’t got around to buying a copy. I spotted it again recently and decided to treat myself. I think this will be a book where I can identify with it to a degree so it’s another one that I want to save for when I’m able to concentrate better and can read in big chunks.
The Mother by Yvette Edwards
This was an impulse buy as I liked the sound of the synopsis, hopefully I was right to take a chance on it.
The Last Day I Saw Her by Lucy Lawrie
I completely forgot that I’d had this on pre-order so it was like past me had send present me a gift when it appeared on my Kindle as if from nowhere. I can’t wait to read it.
The Assistants by Camille Perri
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while so when I spotted it for £2.99 I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy. It sounds like a fun read with a bit of depth to it so I’m keen to read it soon.
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
This was another impulse buy when I read the synopsis as it just sounds so good. I definitely want to read this book before too long.
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
I’ve found Lisa Scottoline’s novels to be a bit hit and miss – some of her books are really good but others have fallen flat for me. I decided to give this one a go based purely on the synopsis as it sounds brilliant. I’ve since seen other reviewers rate it highly so I’m excited to read it.
Scarred by Joanne Macgregor
I’d never heard of this book before but I entered a giveaway to win a copy as it sounded good. I didn’t win the giveaway but when I saw the kindle version of the book on offer for £1.99 I treated myself.
I Blame Morrissey by Jamie Jones
This book is 99p on Kindle so I bought it after the title made me smile. I’m expecting this to be a quite light-hearted look at the way music has affected this man’s life, I’ll probably read this quite soon.
Books I received for review:
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
I was super excited to be approved for a copy of this on Net Galley this week! I love Sharon Bolton’s novels, they’ve all been such brilliant reads and I’ve been keenly awaiting this new one. I’ll definitely be reading this one very soon!
The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
I happened to see this on Net Galley, the cover really caught my eye. I read the synopsis and it sounds like such a fascinating read so I was thrilled when I got approved. The book’s not out until September so I need to try and resist reading this for a little while but I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold out for long!
The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele
I love Marcie Steele’s novels so there was no way I could resist requesting a copy of her latest!
Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin
I completely and utterly adored Holly Martin’s two Christmas books last year so was very excited when I heard there was to be a summer book based in the same location. I’ll definitely be reading this book very, very soon!
Bloq by Alan Jones
I’ve read a lot of great reviews of Bloq recently so when Alan Jones contacted me to offer me a review copy I was thrilled.
I was also thrilled to be offered a finished copy of Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave last week. My copy arrived last weekend and it’s gorgeous, look at the red sprayed page edges! I really hope to feel well enough to be able to read again soon so that I can start this.
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.
23 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (16 April 2016)”
Another great haul – glad to hear you have Daisy in Chains and I may well choose the Yvette Edwards as I read her book, A Cupboard Full of Coats a few years back, it was very good!
Ooh, I read and enjoyed A Cupboard Full of Coats too – I didn’t click that it was the same author! I’m looking forward to The Mother even more now. I was very pleased to get approved for Daisy in Chains, I can’t wait to read it.
I loved Bloq so hope you do too. I have Daisy in Chains which I’m looking forward to
I’m looking forward to reading Bloq as it seems to be getting a lot of great reviews. I can’t wait to read Daisy in Chains, I love Sharon Bolton’s novels.
So many great books! I also bought The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir and can’t wait to read it. Enjoy reading your new books :).
It sounds like such a good read, doesn’t it? I had a big spending splurge on books this week, I was feeling really down and powerless to resist these books. I’m looking forward to reading them all.
Book shopping always makes you feel better right? x
It really does! 🙂 x
So many of these look great! I haven’t read any of them though, so I look forward to hearing what you think 🙂
Thank you. I’ll definitely be reviewing them once I’ve read them. 🙂
Another week another great haul! I haven’t seen most of these about, I’ve been hearing a lot about Bloq and The Second Chance Shoe Shop so these are creeping up my radar! I have Summer at Rose Island aswell and am lucky enough to be on the blog tour for that one so its on my reading list in a few weeks time to be ready.
I’ve enjoyed these posts on your blog so much recently I’ve decided to take part in Stacking the Shelves myself and have put my first post up today! EEEK!
Thank you. Summer at Rose Island does sound great – did you read the two Christmas books that were set in the same place? They were the first Holly Martin books I’d read but I became an instant fan. That’s fab that you’re joining in with Stacking the Shelves – I’ll go look at your post now. 🙂
A lot of your books are new to me this week. I hope you love all of your books.
Grace @ Books of Love
Thank you 🙂
Oh my goodness, Hayley! Yet another fantastic haul for you this week! most of your books are new to me, but they look so good. I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
Thank you. I had a bit of a spending spree on books this week as I needed cheering up. I’m excited to read them all now.
So many lovely looking books! Enjoy….I loved Most Wanted, and I hope you do, too. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
I’m looking forward to starting Most Wanted, it does sound good. Thank you.
Well I just added a bunch of books to my wish list. lol I somehow haven’t heard of any of these before. I hope you enjoy them all.
Thank you, I’m looking forward to reading them all. I hope you enjoy the ones that you added to your wishlist.
Memory of Things and Summer on Rose Island look really good.
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I’m looking forward to reading them. I’ll go look at your post now. 🙂