Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week!
It’s been a while since I joined in with Stacking the Shelves; it’s partly because I’ve not been blogging regularly for the last few months but also because I’m not buying so many books at the moment (although I did acquire rather a lot of books in May, hence this haul!).
So, here are all the books that I got in May…
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
I’ve read really mixed reviews of this book but it still sounds really appealing to me so I decided to buy a copy.
Don’t Make a Sound by David Jackson
I really like David Jackson’s previous novels and this new crime thriller sounds brilliant so I couldn’t resist buying this. I hope to read this soon as it’s a kindle book and I can fit it in around the print books that I’m reading for my 20 Books of Summer challenge.
The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh
I didn’t think this was my kind of read but I kept hearing great things about it so I bought it and read it straight away; I honestly couldn’t put it down and really enjoyed it.
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
I couldn’t resist treating myself to this hardback as I love Sharon Bolton’s writing and have been waiting for this book to be released.
Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
I’ve seen quite a bit of hype around this book and I had to get a copy to see what the fuss is all about. It does sound like a lovely YA novel with a body positive message.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
I’ve been interested in reading this for a while but have read mixed reviews about it so couldn’t decide. It ended up in a kindle deal recently so it seemed a good time to buy it!
Only Fools and Stories by David Jason
I love David Jason – especially his roles as Del Boy and Inspector Frost so I bought this book as soon as I saw it. I think it’ll be a nice book to curl up with one evening and I’m looking forward to it.
Left and Leaving by Jo Verity
I’ve been sorting through my huge wish list recently and when I re-read the blurb for this book it sounded really good so I bought it on kindle.
You, Me and Everything by Catherine Isaac
I just bought this the other day because it was on offer for kindle at 99p and I decided to give it a go as I’ve seen lots of good reviews of it.
The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart
This was a bargain buy that I was really happy to spot as I was sorting through my wish list and discovered it was the kindle daily deal on that very day so I snapped it up! I think this will be a lovely book to dip in and out of, and if I enjoy it I will buy a physical copy.
The Songs of Us by Emma Cooper
I saw the author tweet that it was her ebook publication day this week so I went straight to Amazon and one-clicked as it sounds like a really intriguing premise. I hope to get to this one over the summer as it sounds like a good, summer read.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The premise of this book grabbed me as soon as I read the blurb so I had to get a copy. This is another ebook purchase so I’m hoping to read it in between my planned print summer reads in the coming weeks.
Fatal Weekend by Tom Rubython
I was a huge fan of Ayrton Senna and so after watching some documentaries about him on the anniversary of his death earlier in May I decided to look and see if there were any new biographies of him. I found this one so bought it and read it straight away. It was a decent read but not the best biography of Senna.
The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor
I got Reservoir 13 for my birthday earlier this year and whilst I haven’t read it yet I still couldn’t resist buying this book as I do love Jon McGregor’s writing. I hope to get to both books before too much longer.
Ivy and Abe by Elizabeth Enfield
This is a review book that I got from NetGalley, I think it’s due out later this month so I plan on reading it soon. It sounds like a lovely, comfort read and I feel sure I’ll enjoy it.
The Date by Louise Jensen
This is another NetGalley book also due out later this month. I love Louise Jensen’s writing so I couldn’t resist downloading this one. I’ll definitely be getting to this very, very soon!
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
I’ve had my eye on this book ever since I first heard about it earlier this year so I was thrilled when my wish was granted on NetGalley recently. I actually read it as soon as I downloaded it and thought it was brilliant. I’ll be posting my review soon.
Watching You by Lisa Jewell
I love Lisa Jewell’s writing so this was another book that I requested on NetGalley as soon as I heard about it. It sounds like a great read so I’m eager to get to it soon. I think it’s due out in July so not too long to wait.
Snap by Belinda Bauer
I was thrilled when I was sent a copy of this in the post. I read the novel in one sitting earlier this week and I loved every minute that I spent reading it. I’m hoping to finish and post my review in the next week or so but I can say that I highly recommend Snap!
Toxic by Nicci Cloke
I adore the cover of this book and when I read the blurb I was very keen to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible. I was so happy when NetGalley approved my request! I’ll be reading this a little bit nearer publication date as it’s not due out until the end of July.
Falling Short by Lex Coulton
This book arrived as a total surprise recently and it sounds like a really good read so I’m adding it to my TBR. Hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
Did you get any new books recently? I’d love to know. Have you read any of the books in my book haul? Are there any that you recommend me getting to sooner rather than later? Feel free to leave a link to your own stacking the shelves post in the comments! 🙂
34 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves with my May Book Haul!”
I listened to the BBC recording of Reservoir Tapes almost immediately after I finished Reservoir 13 and it definitely added to my enjoyment of the book, which I loved anyway.
That’s interesting to know, and it makes me glad that I’ve got both books ready to read so I can read them one after the other. I’m glad you enjoyed the books so much, I’m really looking forward to reading them.
It took me a while to get into Reservoir 13, but once I did It couldn’t put it down.
What a great haul!
Thank you 🙂
Wow, you certainly did pick up some great looking books in May. I hope you love them!
Thank you. I’m really looking forward to reading them all… I just wish there were more hours in the day for reading! 🙂
Fab haul here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/stacking-the-shelves-33/
Thank you 🙂
You’ve got some terrific-looking books there, Hayley! I’ll be especially interested in what you think of the Bauer, the Ware, the Bolton, and the Jackson. That said, though, they all look interesting!
Thank you. 🙂 I read the Belinda Bauer book this week and am in the middle of writing my review so hopefully I’ll get that posted this week. I hope to read the others you mentioned very soon.
Nice month!! I like the book The Date-that looks good!! Have a great June!
Thank you 🙂 I read The Date yesterday in just one sitting, it was really good. Hope you have a great June too.
I have read the craftsman but not any of the others, keep hearing about Thirteen though xxx
Thirteen was such a great read, I’m hoping to get my review posted soon but I definitely recommend it. x
So many tempting books! I have pre-ordered Watching You, as I love Lisa Jewell. I enjoyed The Lying Game, and I’ve been eyeing The Man Who Didn’t Call. Have a great week!
The Man Who Didn’t Call was a wonderful read, it wasn’t what I was expecting but I adored it. I definitely recommend it. 🙂
Very nice haul. A few of your books are new to me. I hope you love all of them.
Grace @ Books of Love
Thank you so much 🙂
What a great haul. I’ve heard good things about Big Bones. I’m gonna have to check out The Songs of Us. I read a lot of dark stuff and am looking for a few lighter summer reads.
Thank you! Big Bones sounds like such a lovely read so I’m hoping to read it over the summer. I’m in the mood for some lighter reads to mix in with the crime thrillers that I read a lot of.
I liked the Lying Game. I’ve seen a few mixed reviews for it, but for me the setting (and to a lesser extent the characters) really grabbed me. And Watching You looks good- I like Lisa Jewell’s books too.
That’s good to know about The Lying Game. I’ve seen mixed reviews too but it still really appeals to me. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Wow, you got so many books! I’ve seen the hype for Big Bones and Exit West. I hope they live up to the hype for you!
It was a big haul for May but I’m happy to have got some fab books. I try to stay away from hyped books but sometimes they hype wins me over, hopefully these books will be good reads.
Great haul! I’ve read The Wanderers, and really enjoyed it, and Exit West, which I wasn’t as keen on. I hope you enjoy your reading! 🙂
Thank you 🙂 It’s great to know that you enjoyed The Wanderers as I’m excited to read it but I’ve heard mixed things about it. I’m hoping to get to it over the summer.
Looks like a great haul 🙂 I haven’t read any of these myself though.
Thank you 🙂 I’m really looking forward to reading them all… just need more hours in the day to get to them now! Ha!
Look at all those! I’ve not read / got any of them, either. You might have missed my massive book token splurge the other week https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/shiny-new-books-chase-f-robinson-islamic-civilization/ whoo hoo! (the url doesn’t look like it’s about a splurge, but it is).
I know, it’s a lot of books! I’m trying to reduce my TBR this year but couldn’t resist a spending spree in May! I’ve been getting rid of some books recently though so it’s balancing out okay at the moment.
Such a wonderful haul! There are many excellent sounding titles on here… And The Date is absolutely fantastic. Happy reading!
Thank you 🙂 I read The Date yesterday and thought it was brilliant, I couldn’t put it down. 🙂
That is fabulous news!! 😀