Stacking the Shelves (21 Jan)


(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.)


The plans I made two weeks ago in my State of my TBR post to try and focus more on the books I already own isn’t going too well. This week I have more new books on my TBR. The only good news is that I’m reading a lot at the moment so my TBR isn’t increasing too much.

This week I’ve bought four new books:

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman 

This book has been on my wishlist for ages so when I noticed the hardback drop in price in a recent sale I grabbed it! I’m so looking forward to finally getting to read this book.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 

I bought this in a recent Audible deal of the day. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks, especially when I’m not able to hold a print book or my kindle for very long due to pain. I know I must be the last person to get to reading this book but better late than never, and I am looking forward to listening to it now I finally have a copy!

The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson 

This is a Kindle Single so a very short book. It’s about the Republican campaign so a very timely read and so one I want to get to very, very soon.

The Six-Foot Bonsai by Stacy Gleiss

A fellow blogger commented on my WWW Wednesday post this week to say that this is what she was currently reading and it sounded so fascinating that I immediately looked it up on Amazon. As it was available on Kindle Unlimited I decided to download it straight away and give it a go.

Books I received for review:

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe 

Will Schwalbe’s book The End of Your Life Bookclub is one of my favourite books and I added it to a list I made about books that help you through grief (you can read that blog post here: Books to help you through grieving). I adore that book and so when I found out that he had another book about books coming out soon I couldn’t resist requesting a review copy. This won’t be on my TBR for very long, I can’t wait to read it.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

I heard about this book recently and thought it sounded really interesting. I’m very much looking forward to reading this.

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

Last year was the year I finally gave graphic novels and memoirs a try and I couldn’t believe I’d avoided them for so long. I really enjoyed the ones I read – one even made my Top non-fiction reads of 2016, which you can read about here: My Top Ten Non-Fiction Reads 2016 and two others made the honourable mentions section of my best fiction reads, which you can read about here: Top Ten Fiction Reads 2016. In 2017 I’d like to continue to pick up some graphic novels or memoirs so when I saw this one on NetGalley I immediately requested it.

The Affair by Amanda Brooke

I was sent an invitation to read this book via NetGalley and decided to give it a go. I don’t know if it’ll be my kind of read or not but I’m always happy to try something different when it comes to books.


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.

11 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (21 Jan)

  1. I just bought, “Ambulance Girl”, by Jane Stern. I’ve started it and love it already. It is a non-fiction story of a woman who decides to volunteer as an EMT, despite her many phobias. She doesnt mind making fun of herself. Thats something I love in a writer. I bought it because I have lots of phobias too.

  2. You got some great books. I have wanted to pick up The Rosie Project for so long but just haven’t got around to it. I definitely need to pick up soon. Happy Reading.

  3. As always, I’m really impressed with the variety of different books you read! I’m especially interested in what you’ll think of The Rosie Project and Another Brooklyn. I hope you’ll enjoy them all!

  4. Don’t worry. You’re not the last person to read The Rosie Project. I’m going to be that person! It’s been on my tbr for so long now, but every time I see it in a bookstore I just run away from it, I don’t know why :0

    You’ve got some lovely additions to your shelves, hope you’ll enjoy them! I’m new to Netgalley, so I don’t really know a lot about it yet. How did you get an invitation to read The Affair sent? That’s pretty cool! 🙂

    Happy Reading 😀
    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My Stacking the Shelves

  5. I read The Rosie Project a while ago, and enjoyed it. I have a copy of Another Brooklyn…eager to begin reading soon. The Affair looks tempting.

    Enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

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