Stacking the Shelves with a New Book Haul (16 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

After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry

I’ve been wanting to read this book for absolutely ages so I finally treated myself to it with part of my birthday book voucher. I started reading it yesterday and it’s really hard going in places but it’s so well written. It’s a non-fiction book about the murder of the author’s mother.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

This has also been on my wish list ever since it was published so when I spotted it on kindle for 99p yesterday I snapped it up. I think this is a book I’ll want to own in physical format but I like having it on kindle too.

The Case of Mary Bell by Gitta Sereny

This is another book that I’ve been intrigued by for a while and finally bought it this week. I’ll need to be in the right frame of mind to read this one but I hope to get to it soon.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

I haven’t read any Diane Chamberlain for absolutely ages but this new one really appeals to me so I grabbed a copy. I don’t think I’ll be long getting to this one.

Operation Lighthouse by Luke Hart and Ryan Hart

I can’t remember where I read an excellent review of this book fairly recently but the title stuck in my head and when I saw it on the kindle daily deal yesterday I snapped it up.

Perfect Remains by Helen Fields

This is a recent audio book purchase from Audible. It was on a daily deal as I already have the second and third in the series on my TBR it seemed perfect timing to grab the first one. I can’t wait to get started on this series!

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

This was another Audible daily deal purchase. I’ve enjoyed other Kate Morton books on audio so I’m really looking forward to this one.


Books I Borrowed This Week


Hold My Hand by M. J. Ford

I borrowed the audio book of this from my audio book subscription service after reading Meggy’s fab review of the second book in the series. I’ve already listened to this whole book and I loved it so I plan on borrowing the second book very soon!


ARCS I Received This Week

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon

I was so excited to open a package yesterday and find The Ringmaster inside! I read and reviewed the first book in this series last year and it was brilliant. I can’t wait to read this next installment!

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

This book also arrived yesterday and I squealed when I saw it! I’m a massive fan of Louise Beech’s writing and have been eagerly anticipating this book. I’ll be reading this one very, very soon!



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.

20 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves with a New Book Haul (16 Mar 2019)!

  1. I absolutely loved After the Eclipse. It is tough to read in places but the author’s strength and the clarity that she analyzes her experiences with is remarkable. And I thought the writing was completely beautiful. It was one of my favorites the year I read it, I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

    The Case of Mary Bell sounds good but creepy, definitely one you’d need to be in the right frame of mind for. I’ve read other books by Gitta Sereny, the ones she wrote about interviewing Nazis, and her writing is excellent and so smart, so I’m sure that one’s similarly well done.

  2. You’ve got some good choices this week, Hayley. I keep hearing about The Clockmaker’s Daughter, but I (still!) haven’t read it yet. I’ll be interested in what you think of that one.

  3. The Clockmaker’s Daughter is wonderful, although long. It made my top reads of last year.
    Helen Fields’ ‘Perfect…’ series is one of my very favourite series of books. In fact, it’s one of very few series I actually keep up with.
    I really liked Hold My Hand and Keep Her Close. And I’ve read and enjoyed Call Me Star Girl.
    Great haul!

    • Thank you 🙂 I enjoy Kate Morton on audio so am looking forward to it. That’s so good to know about Helen Fields’ series, I’m really keen to start these books now. Call Me Star Girl feels like it’ll be a real treat as I love Louise’s writing. 🙂

  4. Great haul! I’ve heard great things about The Dream Daughter, The Clockmaker’s Daughter and Call Me A Star Girl! I hope you will enjoy these and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. You have a wonderful haul here, as usual, Hayley:). The Dream Daughter sounds really intriguing and like you, I’ve heard plenty about Mary Bell – that cover is both creepy and enticing. I hope you’re having a great weekend and that the weather is being kinder to you than us – we are being lashed by storm-force winds and driving rain…

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