See my new #bookhaul in my Stacking the Shelves post (25 Feb)



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!

I got 13 new books this week…

I was very lucky to receive some brilliant-sounding books for review over the last seven days. Some were sent to me in the post and some I was approved for on NetGalley.

These are the ARCS I received:

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

I was very happy to be offered a copy of this novel to read as it sounds like a really thrilling read. It’s described as ‘The Newsroom meets Gone Girl’ and I couldn’t resist that!

Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby

I saw an interview with Stephen Westaby recently and thought his book sounded fascinating so I was thrilled to be offered a copy to review by the publisher. I’m reading quite a lot of non-fiction at the moment so this will be a book I definitely read soon.

The Escape by C.L. Taylor

I was also offered a copy of this book by the publisher but it didn’t arrive so I requested it on Netgalley and am very happy that I got approved. I’ve read and loved all of C.L. Taylor’s previous books and I’m sure I’ll love this one too.  I actually started reading it last night and it’s a really addictive read.

The Baltimore Boys by Joel Dicker

I squealed when I got the email from NetGalley to say I’d been approved for this novel as I absolutely loved The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair. I can’t wait to read this!

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

This book sounds intriguing and I’m looking forward to reading it.

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

This is a YA novel that is described as being like Breakfast Club but where one of the teens doesn’t get out of homeroom alive. It immediately grabbed my attention and I’m sure it’ll be a fast-paced read.

Books I bought:

Is Shame Necessary by Jennifer Jacquet 

The title of this book caught my eye in a book shop this week, and when I picked it up and found it was in the sale for just £5 I couldn’t resist buying it. It sounds like a really interesting read all about shame.

America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Sarah Bradford

This book was in a Kindle daily deal this week and I immediately one-clicked to buy. I don’t know that I’ll get to read it any time soon as it’s a long read but I may read it on and off in amongst other books.

The North Water by Ian McGuire

This was another Kindle daily deal and it’s a book that I’d heard about recently so again I clicked to buy. I hope to read this one soon.

The Damselfly by SJI Holliday

I’ve just read Black Wood, the first in the series, in one sitting this week  and am about to start book two so decided to grab the third book in the trilogy as I think I’ll want to read these books very soon after each other.

Crash Land by Doug Johnstone

I’ve had this book on my wish list for a few months so when I spotted it for £1 I grabbed it! It sounds like a really interesting read.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

I already have this book on my TBR but the audio book was on the Audible daily deal this week and I thought it might be a nice one to listen to so I bought it.



And finally, in my very first week on Instagram I won a copy of You, Me and Tiramisu by Charlotte Butterfield in a HarperImpulse giveaway! The book arrived this week and made my day, it looks like a lovely spring read, which will be perfect escape from the gloomy, cold weather we’re having at the moment.



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.

25 thoughts on “See my new #bookhaul in my Stacking the Shelves post (25 Feb)

  1. That’s a smashing haul – I LOVE the cover of The Essex Serpent. I’ve splurged on a copy of Twelve Kings as I have the 2nd in the series lined up in my Netgalley queue. Have a great reading week-end, Hayley:).

  2. What a lovely lot of books you got! And such a nice variety, too. I’ve heard good things about The Baltimore Boys, so I’m especially hoping you’ll enjoy that one. I look forward to your reviews as you get to them.

  3. ‘The Newsroom meets Gone Girl’ I NEED THIS! You have no idea how it just got me all excited, hahaha!
    This week I bought the first two books in Thomas Enger’s series and Owen Mullen’s Old Friends and New Enemies, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Duplicity by Sibel Hodge.
    Happy reading!! xx

    • Haha! It’s a great quote, isn’t it? I admit to being fed up of everything being compared to Gone Girl but this sounds like it may well be worthy of the comparison. I can’t wait to start reading. I hope you enjoy the books you got this week – you’ll have to let me know what the Thomas Enger books are like when you read them. Happy reading to you too 🙂 xx

      • Gone Girl gets boring but The Newsroom? I’m always in for that :p I’ll make sure to let you know how I like Enger’s books xx

        • I get so annoyed by so many books being compared to Gone Girl but it was the way they said it was that with The Newsroom and I just knew I had to read it! Hopefully it’s good. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think about Enger’s books during your Orenda month, I hope you enjoy them. xx

  4. I bought the book called, “Mini Habits,” by Stephen Guise. I’m almost finished reading it and he has some really great ideas on how to form new habits. He is a writer and was having trouble writing every day, so he came up with a solution that works.

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