Stacking the Shelves (30 April)


(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:

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’ve heard so much about this book in recent weeks that I just knew I had to read it so I pre-ordered it. It arrived on my kindle this week and I hope to read it soon.

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

I’ve read reviews of this book on some of my favourite blogs this week and so I knew it was a book I simply had to read. I bought a copy and it arrived a couple of days ago, I don’t think this will be on my TBR for very long as I’m very keen to read it.

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg

This is another book I’ve seen around a lot lately and like the sound of, hopefully it will be as good as it sounds.

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

I’ve been wanting to read this book since it was first published but I could only see it in print format and I really wanted it on kindle so I’ve been waiting and hoping. This week I happened to notice it in an Amazon email so I rushed to buy it, I’m sure I won’t be long getting to this one.

After She Fell by Mary-Jane Riley

This book was only released this week but I’ve had it on pre-order for a while. It sounds like such an interesting premise and I hope to read it soon. It’s currently £1.99 on kindle in the UK if you want to grab a copy!

After the Lie by Kerry Fisher

I nearly downloaded this one from NetGalley to read before it was released but I knew I wouldn’t have time so I decided to pre-order it so I can read it in my own time. It arrived on my kindle this morning and I really want to read it very soon. It’s currently only 99p on Kindle!

Night blind by Ragnar Jonasson

This book was a kindle daily deal earlier this week so I snapped it up. I’ve heard such great things about this and I hope to read it soon as I feel I’m missing out by not having read it yet!

Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson

This is a fairly new release too (I think), I spotted it in the recent Kindle sale for 99p so grabbed a copy.

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds

I have heard nothing but good things about this book since it was released but I put off buying it as I wasn’t sure it was for me. I saw it in the kindle sale this week and decided to take a punt, I’m sure I won’t regret it.

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

This is another book that I’ve wanted to read for ages but if I’m honest I was worried it would be too scary for me as I’m a complete and utter wimp, and this book sounds super creepy. Anyway, it was another one in the recent kindle sale so I thought I’d give it a go – I’m so glad I did as I start reading it a couple of days ago and am really enjoying it. It’s keeping me hooked!

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

This is one of those books that I’ve always meant to read but have never got around to. When I saw that Helen Simonson had a new book out recently it spurred me on to buy this one. I love the cover of the edition I bought, it’s gorgeous!

No Kiss Goodbye by Janelle Harris

I’d not heard of this book before I spotted it on my Amazon recommendations page and it sounded like a good read so I snapped it up. I’m hoping it will be as gripping as it sounds!

Books I got as part of my Kindle Unlimited Subscription:

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar by Aimee Alexander

I hadn’t realised this book was even out yet so I was surprised to see it on the Kindle Unlimited subscription, I didn’t hesitate to download it though and I can’t wait tor had it.

No Longer Safe by A. J. Waines

I’ve heard so much great stuff about this author’s books so when I saw this one in Kindle Unlimited I immediately downloaded it. I hope to read it soon.

The Insignificance of You by Tammy Robinson

This is another book that I’d seen in print form but was waiting to see if it came out in a kindle version, I was very happy to discover that it was not only out as an ebook but also in the Unlimited section. I don’t think this will be on my TBR for too long.

Judith Wants to Be Your Friend by Annie Weir

I downloaded this one purely based on the title, it sounds kind of creepy to me and I’m very intrigued to read this book!

Books I received for review:

The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell (Net Galley)

I was contacted by the author of this book asking if I’d like to review the book as part of the blog tour soon. I jumped at the chance as I’d recently seen a couple of great reviews of this book and had already added it to my wishlist. I’ll definitely be reading this book in the next week as I’m on the blog tour on 7th May.

Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (LoveReading panel)

I was thrilled to be selected to receive a copy of this book to review as it’s one I’ve been so keen to read. My review needs to be written before the end of May so I’ll be reading it in the next couple of weeks.

I was also very lucky to win a book this week, and it’s a signed copy!


The Two of Us by Andy Jones

This is a book that I’ve been really wanting to read so I was super happy to win a signed copy this week, I can’t wait to read it!

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.

44 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (30 April)

    • Haha! In fairness a lot of these were in the sale earlier in the week but even so… I need to stop though as my TBR is out of control and I need to start and focus on the books I already have. It’s just so hard to resist new books though.

  1. As always a bundle of great looking reads! Five Rivers is excellent and I like the look of the Corrie Jackson too – Twenty7 the publishers have found some amazing talent in this imprint for debut novelists.

  2. This week was a good one for my shelves! I got The Storm Sister, The Fifth Gospel, The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect! Besides those free or 99p for my kindle. And besides the library books still to be read before the 9th May!!!
    Just started Rosie Project (had put off reading it because I didn’t like the lobster cover) and LOVE IT, what a fun yet clever book, wow.
    In a way I wish it was raining or snowing outside, making it easy to snuggle up with books, but gardening is my next passion. Oh well. No suffering here except my chronic pain which flares up from the gardening. Can’t complain.

    • Sounds like a good book week for you. I haven’t read The Rosie Project yet either, I’m not sure why but I’ve kept putting it off. I’m encouraged by the fact that you’re loving it though. Will you let me know what you thought of it when you’ve finished reading? I’m glad you’re doing ok at the moment, it’s a shame that gardening causes your pain to flare up, especially when you love it so much.

  3. By the way, I too have postponed reading the Ice Twins for the same reason. It’s already on my kindle so it’ll be my next read, I think.

    • I ended up picking The Ice Twins up last night and I think I’ll finish it today – I’m really enjoying it. It’s creepy but it’s not scaring me so much as intriguing me. I might try and review it once I’ve finished it.

  4. No danger of running out of reading anytime soon then ☺ You always make me feel better about my own addiction. I’ve not given in to Kindle Unlimited yet though. Happy reading 📚

    • You’re the second person to say I make them feel better this morning… I think I maybe have a serious book buying addiction! I love Kindle Unlimited, I definitely get my money’s worth out of it. One of the books I got yesterday was on my wishlist and was brand new out this week so it’s saving me money. Thank you, happy reading to you too.

    • I have no idea when I’ll read them all or how I’ll choose what to read first. I went a bit over the top in the kindle sale earlier this week so bought more than I usually would have. I’ll get to them eventually! 🙂

  5. Nice haul! I got After The Lie today when I saw it was only 0,99, I could not resist. I’m really glad you’re enjoying The Ice Twins 🙂

  6. I e heard so many good things about After The Lie. I think it will have to go on my wish list to be downloaded at some point as I think it will be a really good read!
    There are some great looking books here enjoy!

    • Thank you so much. 🙂 I’m so keen to start Wink Poppy Midnight – I don’t think it’ll be long before I pick it up. I’m trying to finish a couple of review books first though. I’ll go read your post now.

    • Thank you. I can’t wait to start The Wacky Man, I only heard about it recently when reading a blog review and I loved the sound of it. I was thrilled when the publisher got in touch to ask me to review it too.

    • I just finished reading The Ice Twins yesterday and thought it was such a great read, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. I’ve only read the first few pages of Wink Poppy Midnight so don’t know how I feel about it yet, it’s a shame you didn’t enjoy it as much as you’d hoped. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    • I hadn’t really looked at the books in Kindle Unlimited for a while either and then just happened to notice a wishlist book was available through it the other day, so that made me look what else was on there. There are so many more books than there used to be, including a lot of new releases too so it’s worth having a look. I’ll go read your StS post now. 🙂

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