(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:
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
I’ve had Eligible on pre-order ever since it was available to order as I badly wanted to read it. I’ve enjoyed the novels by Curtis Sittenfeld that I’ve read before and with this being based on Pride and Prejudice I simply couldn’t resist it. I know I say this all the time but I definitely plan to read this one soon.
Naive. Super by Erland Loe
This was a random spot on Amazon this week when I was searching for another book. I just loved the idea of it and as it’s a short read I’m sure I’ll be able to squeeze it in while trying to catch up on review books.
Melissa by Jonathan Taylor
This book has such an intriguing premise for me – the idea of a musical hallucination experienced at the same time as a young girl dies. I really hope to read this very soon.
The Disappearance by Annabel Kantaria
This is another book that I’d pre-ordered a while ago when it was on offer for the bargain price of 99p! I just loved the sound of the synopsis and am sure this will be a book I find hard to put down!
Disraeli Avenue by Caroline Smailes
I’m not sure how I’ve not bought and read this book before as I love Caroline Smailes’ writing and I’ve read all of her other books (apart from The Finding of Martha Lost, written under the name Caroline Wallace but even that is on my TBR waiting for me). This book was in the kindle deal section for £1.49 this week so I snapped it up and will try to read it before too long.
Books I received for review:
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
This is the secret mystery thriller that a lot of bloggers have been reading recently. I saw the the title and synopsis had finally been revealed and knew it sounded like a book I simply had to read so I was thrilled when my request was accepted on Net Galley.
The Sister by Louise Jensen
This is the latest thriller signed to the brilliant publisher, Bookouture. The premise sounds brilliant and as I’m auto-approved for Bookouture I just couldn’t resist downloading a copy. I don’t think this will be on my TBR for very long!
My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
This is another book that I’ve heard a lot about, and was very keen to read. I did actually pre-order this book on Amazon but when I spotted it on Net Galley I requested it hoping I’d get the chance to read and review it before release day.
The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin
I’ve not read any of Sue Fortin’s books before (although I do have a couple of my TBR) but the premise of this one sounds so good that I knew I had to read it.
Miss E. by Brian Herberger
I happened to see this book mentioned in a tweet this week and happily RT’d it as it sounded like a great read. I was thrilled when the author got in touch to offer me a copy of the book to read and review, of course I couldn’t say no to such a great sounding book! I believe the ebook is out now and it’s due out in print in June so I plan to get to this as soon as I can.
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 (23 April)”
Some smashing new books there Hayley x
Thank you… I just need more hours in the day (and more brain power) to read them all. xx
I hope you enjoy all your new books! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I can’t get over that amazing cover for Eligible. So much better than the US cover. Awesome haul this week. Happy reading!!
It’s a great cover, isn’t it? Really striking and memorable. Thank you. 🙂
I always love UK covers more for most of the books I read, but this one beats them all. I could stare at it all day. I hope you enjoy it!
I often think US book covers are nicer but in this case the UK cover is much more striking. Thank you, I’m sure I will. It’s one I’ve been looking forward to since I first heard about it months ago.
The Disappearance sounds interesting. All your new additions have great covers!
There are some great book covers on these books. The Disappearance is one I’m really looking forward to, I hope I can read it soon. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll go read your post now. 🙂
I haven’t heard of any of the books you got, but happy reading! 🙂
Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG
Stacking the Shelves
Thank you for stopping by, I’ll go read your post now. 🙂
Melissa sounds very interesting, I experience a lot of hallucinations with my psychosis some of them based in music so it’s an interesting premise. My stacking the shelves post is up at https://brizzlelassbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/stacking-the-shelves-2-new-books-this-week/ 😀
I was fascinated by the premise of Melissa too. I love that through books we can find things we identify with or things we’ve experienced, and also learn more about something we might otherwise not know or understand anything about. I’ve commented on your post 🙂
I’m very curious about My Husband’s Wife, too, Hayley. I hope you’ll enjoy that and all your other new books 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
Thank you so much 🙂 Happy reading to you too.
You have a fantastic selection there Hayley – I like the look of The Disappearance too…
Thank you. It sounds really good, doesn’t it? It was only 99p on pre-order so a real bargain too.
The Sister is patiently waiting on my Kindle shelf, I can’t wait to read it. I am curious about My Husband’s Wife, I feel like a nosy neighbor sensing a juicy story just around the corner, haha.
Haha at you feeling like a nosy neighbour! I have high hopes for both books so hope they live up to it.
YES, Eligibile! I like that cover version the best. Happy reading.
It’s such a striking cover, isn’t it? I can’t wait to start reading.
Great haul! All is Not Forgotten sounds really good!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Thank you. I can’t wait to read it, I’ve seen so many bloggers tweeting about it. I’ll go read your post now. 🙂
Great books! I finished The Disappearance yesterday and I loved it. Enjoy reading your new titles :).
Thank you. Ooh I’m glad to know that The Disappearance was so good, I can’t wait to read it. 🙂
I heard Curtis Sittenfeld give an interview of Radio 4 about Eligible and will be interested to hear your take on it. I’m probably going to wait until and get it from the library:).
I’ll have to see if I can find that interview on catch up. I hope to read Eligible soon – I have so many review books waiting to be read at the moment that I feel I have to focus on those but I might squeeze this one in along side them.
I’ve taken to putting up a schedule of when all my NetGalley books are due for publication so I get to read them in good time. I got into an unholy muddle last year, when I first started… I’ll be fascinated to discover how you get on with this one.
I have a list of all my NG books in order of pub. date too so I can keep track. I still sometimes miss a date because life got in the way of reading but it keeps me roughly on track. It’s so easy to get in a muddle with them. I’ll definitely review this once I’ve read it.
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I really enjoyed Eligible too! Was desperate to read it! It’s an easy and enjoyable read, I gave it a high rating. Also absolutely adored “finding Martha lost” and didn’t know she’d written more- have bought one second hand from Amazon but will look up the other kindle offer now! Thanks for rec! Hoping to be approved for Wendy walker title… Thanks for the weekly update!
I can’t wait to start reading Eligible, I might have to sneak it in between review books. 🙂 Caroline Wallace (who wrote Finding Martha Lost) also writes as Caroline Smailes – I think the books she writes under that name are more heavy going than Martha Lost but they’re all very good. Hope you get approved for the Wendy Walker book. Thanks for taking time to comment 🙂
You have some nice books. My Husband’s Wife got put on my tbr for sure. I hope you have a great reading week.
Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy The Husband’s Wife, I’m looking forward to reading it soon. Hope you have a great week too.
I just picked up “Eligible” but who knows when I’ll get to it. Happy reading!