Stacking the Shelves with a New Book Haul (2 Mar 2019)!

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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!


Books I Bought This week

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

I’ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time and now I keep seeing the film trailer it’s made me pick it up. I hope to read this very soon.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

I’ve seen some good reviews of this and so when I spotted it on sale on Kindle this week I snapped it up.

The Next Girl by Carla Kovach

This was an impulse by as I loved the sound of the blurb, and it’s the first in a new series so I’m sold!

Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

I didn’t love this author’s previous novel but I liked her writing style so have been eager to read this one. It sounds like my kind of book so I’m hoping to get to this one before too long.

One More Lie by Amy Lloyd

I really enjoyed Amy Lloyd’s previous novel (you can read my review for The Innocent Wife here if you’d like to) so have been anticipating this new one. I plan on reading this one very soon.

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

I only started reading Mhairi McFarlane’s novels last year but I loved them so couldn’t resist grabbing a copy of her new one!

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I haven’t read any of this author’s novels before but they all sound so good. I’m really looking forward to starting this one.

Vulgar Favours: The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth

I’m planning on watching the TV series based on this book soon and I just know that it will make me want to read the book so I pre-empted myself and bought it ready!

Freddie Mercury: The Biography by Laura Jackson

I’ve read so many books about Freddie Mercury but I can never resist buying another one when I spot one.

Dancing in the Rain by Lynn Joseph

I’ve wanted to read this book for so long and decided to treat myself this week with part of my birthday book vouchers. It’s a short book so I plan on getting to it in between review books.

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry

This was my Kindle First pick for February. I left it late to choose a book last month but I’m glad I got this one before the choices changed.


ARCS I Received This Week

The Hidden Wife by Amanda Reynolds

This sounds like such an intriguing book so I’m really happy to have an ARC to read soon.

Nobody’s Wife by Laura Pearson

I was delighted to be approved to read this one on NetGalley as it sounds like such an interesting novel.

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

I actually squealed with delight when my request for this book got approved as I absolutely love Rosamund Lupton’s writing. I’m so excited to read this but it’s not due out until much later in the year so I’m going to try and hold off for a little while.


I also received a signed copy of The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs, which has a quote in it from my review. It was such a lovely gift to receive and means a lot to me. This book became a favourite of mine after I read it so this new copy is one I will treasure. Click here to read my original review of this book if you’d like to know more about it. Annabel Abbs also wrote a brilliant guest post about mental health for my blog when the book was first published so you can also read that here if you’d like to.



Have you bought any new books over the last week? Please tell me below. 🙂 If you join in with Stacking the Shelves please feel free to leave your link and I’ll make sure to read and comment on your post.

39 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves with a New Book Haul (2 Mar 2019)!

  1. Lucky you to get a signed book! Aren’t they great? You’ve got a lovely lot of books there, and they all look interesting. I’m especially interested in what you think of Scrublands, as I keep hearing such great things about it.

  2. The signed copy of the Joyce Girl is such a cool addition to your shelf! Congratulations on having a quote added in the copy!

  3. What a lovely gift with the signed book! Carla Kovach series is really good I loved it! I’ve watched American Crime story and it was so enthralling I also have a copy of the book but not had a chance to read it yet!

    • It was such a lovely gift, it made my week! 🙂 I’m glad the Carla Kovach series is good, I’m even more keen to start it now. I still need to watch American Crime Story but I’m glad to have the book on my TBR as usually I watch series like this and immediately want to read the book.

  4. Hmmmm so there is a dog on the cover of Don’t You Forget About Me (and yes, now I have that song running through my head). Wonder if said dog is in the book at all. May have to look into it. We watched Bohemian Rhapsody Saturday and I loved it. Not always been a huge Queen fan but I do appreciate some of their songs. Now I’m wanting to read a book about him. Any recommendations on the best one?

    • I got the song in my head when I saw the book cover for Don’t You Forget About Me too. I don’t know if the dog features in the book but when I get to read it I’ll mention in my review. I loved Bohemian Rhapsody too, I thought it was a great biopic. I think the best biography that I’ve read of Freddie so far is probably Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography by Lesley-Ann Jones. She had access to the band and to his close friends when writing the book.

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