Stacking the Shelves (21 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:

The Trap by Melanie Raabe

I can’t wait to start reading this book, I’ve been so looking forward to its release. I wrote my Book Beginnings post about it yesterday if you’d like to read that post (click here).

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

I’ve had this book on pre-order for a while and have been very much looking forward to its release. I hope to read it very soon.

The Last Time We Spoke by Fiona Sussman

I bought this on a whim as I really liked the sound of the synopsis. I’ve never read anything by this author before but I’m looking forward to starting this.


There’s been some great Kindle deals this week and I picked up a few bargains in that.

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent & Ros Schwartz

I’ve heard about this book a few times in recent months but haven’t got around to buying it so when I spotted it on Kindle for £2.99 I snapped it up. I can’t wait to read it.

Shame by Melanie Finn

This book has been on my wish list since last summer when it won an award. I actually thought I’d already bought it but when I went to look for it I eventually realised that I hadn’t… so I’ve put that right now.

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

I bought this after it showed up on a recommendation on Amazon. I liked the premise and when I saw it was only £1.89 I decided to take a chance on it.

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

I’ve seen this book around so much since it was released but I’ve had it in my head that it would be to creepy for me so I’ve avoided buying it. After my recent experience of reading another book that I’d put off for the same reason and then found I absolutely loved it (The Ice Twins, you can read my review here) I decided to take a chance on this one too. Hopefully I will find this one to be a compulsive read and can get past my wimpiness!

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

I saw this was on the short list for the Wellcome prize recently and as I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of other books on the same list I was considering buying it. When it popped up in yesterday’s Kindle Daily Deal I snapped it up. I’m still enjoying reading non-fiction and was looking for something new to read so I don’t think this will be on my TBR for long.

Books I received for review:

Made to be Broken by Rebecca Bradley

Made to be Broken by Rebecca Bradley (via the author)

I read Rebecca Bradley’s brilliant debut novel on the day it was released and I loved it so when I heard that she was writing a second book in the series I knew I’d have to read it. I was thrilled when Rebecca asked me if I’d like to have an early review copy to read and of course I said yes. I plan to read this very soon. I read her first book before I started writing reviews but I can promise that it’s a great read and I highly recommend you read it in advance of this one coming out.


Miss You by Kate Eberlen (via NetGalley)

I’ve seen this book mentioned quite a few times on twitter in recent weeks and have been really keen to read it so I was really pleased when my request was approved on NetGalley yesterday. This book’s not out until August so I should really read some other review books first but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to resist it for very long!

With Malice by Eileen Cook (via NetGalley)

I read a review of this on a blog just the other day (I’m so sorry that I can’t find the note where I wrote whose blog it was, if it was you then please tell me and I’ll link to you. I commented on the review so you’ll know if it was you) and liked the sound of it so much that I decided to see if it was on NetGalley, I was happy to find it was and can’t wait to start reading.

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (via publisher)

I’ve seen this book talked about on social media for a while now and have been so keen to get a copy of this book. I was offered the chance to review it this week so I jumped at the chance. I plan to start reading this in the next few days.

The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas by David F. Ross (via TripFiction)

I saw a post on TripFiction about some books they were looking for reviewers for so I signed up and had a look. This one jumped out at me, it sounds like such a good read. It made my day when it arrived with a record to go with the book, and a TripFiction bookmark and notecard. I can’t wait to read this so I’ll hopefully get chance to start it in the next week or so.


*Side note*

This week I was thrilled find I was nominated for a Bloggers Bash Award for Best Book Review Blog 2016. I’m listed as Hayley on the nomination form and if you’d like to vote for me I’d be grateful beyond words. I love blogging so much, it’s become such an important part of my life. The post with the links for all the voting categories is here: Bloggers Bash Awards Voting Page



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.

28 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (21 May)

  1. Some fabulous looking books there. I’m so tempted by a few of them. The Reader on the 6.27 is a beautiful little read. Simple in concept but with a very positive feel to it. I read it as part of my challenge to read Waterstones monthly recommended fiction read every month throughout 2016. I adored it. Hope you enjoy. It really deserves to be widely read.

  2. You’ve got a great haul there, Hayley. I’m trying to be VERY good… I got a tad carried away with NetGalley over June and need to ensure I read and review the books on or near their release date. I’ve done well this year so far and don’t want to mess it up and have also got a very heavy editing schedule for my publishing deadlines!
    Congratulations on your nomination for Best Book Blog Review – I’ve voted:)

    • Thank you. I’m much better at resisting browsing on NetGalley now but my downfall is that whenever I log on to give feedback, there is nearly always a book on the front page that I’ve got on my wish list and then my willpower goes out of the window! I must try harder though as I have quite a few review books to get through over the next few weeks.
      I hope you manage to juggle reading and writing reviews with the editing, it sounds like you have a very busy schedule coming up.
      Thank you so much 🙂

  3. I remember reading Six Months Later when it first came out and loving it, but honestly I can’t remember much of the story anymore.
    Miss You looks like a cute read, I hope it is good!
    Happy reading! 🙂

  4. So many great books! I can’t wait to start Don’t You Cry and The Last Time We Spoke. I’m a big fan of both authors. Enjoy reading your wonderful new books!

    • Thank you. 🙂 I don’t think I’ve read any of Fiona Sussman’s books before, although her name is very familiar so I may have done, but I’m really looking forward to reading this. I really enjoyed Mary Kubica’s last two books so hopefully this one will live up to them. 🙂

  5. a great list compiled…well i have 4 books to go through…totally looking forward to them…
    My Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
    orphan train – Christina baker kline
    the end of the affair by the graham greene
    finally by the review of the book keeper actually – The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window & disappeared…( also picked up coz the name was zanny…

      • cool n thanks for the affirmative…Have started end of the affair first…and gonna devour the ones on your list too…if possible gimme 2-3 the awesome best from your list please…The instant gratifying ones..need 1 the pacy thriller and 2 as a different genre…or vice versa…

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  7. Hayley, wanted to thank you for introducing me to the stacking the shelves meme. Been thinking of doing something like this for a wee while now, and you’ve given me the perfect solution and the chance to be part of a wider web community. Thank you. And very many congrats on the well deserved blog award nomination.

    • Thank you so much. I’m glad you discovered the meme through my blog and that you’ve joined in. I’ve got to know lots of lovely bloggers through joining in with this so I’m sure you will too. I enjoyed reading your post this week and will look forward to reading more in the future.

  8. Great list! I loved the reader on the 6.27- it’s a really quick read but funny, poignant and well written! Enjoy! I also love finding something on my wish list on net galley- although hence the out of control TBR pile!! Happy reading!

    • Thank you – The Reader on the 6.27 sounds gorgeous, I like books that are funny and poignant so I’m looking forward to it even more now. NetGalley isn’t helping my TBR either but it’s impossible to resist when I find a wish list book on there. Happy reading to you too! 🙂

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