Stacking the Shelves (14 May)



(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 some new books:

As If I Were A River by Amanda Saint

I’ve read a couple of reviews of this book recently and it sounds like such a good read so I treated myself to it. I hope to read it very soon.

Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman

This is another book that I discovered through blog reviews and I can’t wait to read it.

When I Lost You by Kelly Rimmer

I really enjoyed Kelly’s previous novel and so this was a must buy for me!

Books I received for review:

How To Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake

I was thrilled to get the chance to read and review this for Corvus books. I love Rosie Blake’s novels, especially her Christmas one, so I can’t wait to read this one. I just know I’ll love it!

The Girls by Emma Cline 

I requested this one NetGalley a little while ago but had forgotten about it so when I got the approval email this week I was really pleased. This book definitely won’t be on my TBR pile for very long because I’m so keen to read it!

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armantrout

I was offered the chance to review this book and I couldn’t accept quick enough, it sounds like a brilliant read and I plan to read it soon!

Paris Mon Amour by Isabel Costello

I was offered this book for review this week too and it was another one that I absolutely couldn’t say no too, it sounds like such a great read and I hope to read it very soon!

My Favourite Manson Girl by Alison Umminger

This was a book I spotted on Net Galley when I logged on to give feedback for another book and I couldn’t resist hitting request! I’m reading it now and enjoying it so far.

The Safe Word by Karen Long

I’m going to be on the blog tour for this book so plan on reading it soon so I can review it on my date. I’m looking forward to starting it in the next week or so.


I was also thrilled to win a signed copy of These Days of Ours by Juliet Ashton recently and it arrived in the post yesterday.


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.

26 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (14 May)

  1. I haven’t bought any new books for me this week but I did buy some for my nan for her birthday. I also received the Rosie Blake book in the post and my carol Matthew books that I won along with a signed children’s book for my daughter.

  2. Your Stacking The Shelves is always bad for my TBR! 😉 I bought Schtum this week on your recommendation!

  3. Seriously! How DO you keep up with it? I’m feeling more and more like I’m losing control of my TBR. I’ve done the math and it will be at least early 2017 before I regain my 80% badge on NetGalley (that is IF I don’t request any more, HA-HA!) It will be mid 2017 before I read any books that I have chosen myself as I always feel I should read the ones I’ve received free for review first…
    This week’s four additions for me:
    “Daisy in chains” by Sharon Bolton
    (from NetGalley – I know, I know, I had no business requesting ANOTHER title – but Bolton is one of my favorite authors. It is a sickness (hands head in shame)
    “All these perfect strangers” by Aoife Clifford
    (from NetGalley – I got an email invitation from Alibi with a NetGalley widget attached – I was helpless…)
    “Under the harrow” by Flynn Berry
    (from Edelweiss – I had honestly forgot I requested this one as it took exactly 30 days from my request until they approved it. It does look good though. LOL)
    “Devil’s trumpet” by Mary Rosenblum
    (from Endeavor Press – whom I’ve begun to have a good working relationship with. They offer me a new title every week…

    Really! Are there meetings I can go to to help curb this addiction?

  4. I was very lucky this week to receive a signed copy of 183 Times A Year by Eva Jordan and A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Coplegon. Both are new authors to me and I look forward to reading and reviewing.
    I also downloaded a copy of John’s Marrs The Wronged Sons. I really enjoyed Welcome to Wherever You Are and looking forward to this to.

  5. I was curious so I read the blurb for As If I Were A River. This sounds like a very good read. In fact, most of those books might end up on my TBR, as usual with your picks!

    • It sounds like a great read, doesn’t it? I hope to read it soon – once I’ve got a couple more review books read I think I’ll start this one. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. 🙂

  6. Great books! I’ve added a lot of books to my shelves this week. One of them is Lying About Last Summer. I can’t wait to read that one.

  7. I finished The Problem With Forever on Friday. I have to say this was far from my favorite book by her. Actually, it took me almost three weeks to read it. I was sad. The pacing was super slow. Hoping her next one is better for me. I like Lying About Last Summer’s look! Enjoy! STS

    • Oh, that’s a shame you didn’t enjoy The Problem with Forever. I’ve never read anything by the author so this will be my first, I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it but if I don’t I might come back to you for recommendations of her other books. 🙂

  8. Wow, this is impressive. That’s a lot of books to buy or get in a week, let alone read them all. Then if you review them on top of that, you are a machine! Would you like to do a blog post for my blog about how you accomplish that, and why you started reviewing books in the first place?

    • Thank you. I have to confess that I do buy books a lot faster than I read them but having said that I do still read a lot of books every week. I try my best to review every book that I read, even if it takes me a little while to get them all done. I would love to write a post for your blog, if you’d like me too. Do you want to email me about how long you’d like it to be and to let me know where to send it to? It might be a little while before I can do it as I’m having a rough couple of weeks with medical treatment but I will definitely do it as soon as I can. My email is:

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