Stacking the Shelves with a new Book Haul (6 Jun 20)!

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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!

Purchased eBooks

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Clare Lombardo

I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since it was first published. I actually got some book tokens for my birthday and had been saving them to buy the hardback but then lockdown happened so I’ve been waiting to treat myself. When I saw the kindle book was on offer for 99p I decided to get it to I can start reading but if I love it (as I think I will) I’ll still buy the hardback. This is a book about family relationships that goes back and forth in time and it just sounds like such a me book! I can’t wait to read this one!

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

In my WWW Wednesdays post this week I wrote that I was making a real effort to read books that would educate me more about racism in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The lovely Jo from Jo’s Book Blog left a comment about this book, which is currently free on Kindle, so I immediately went and downloaded it. It sounds like such a pertinent book that explores the core of racism. I’m keen to get to this one very soon. I actually think I’m going to change my reading plans for the 20 Books of Summer to include more books like this one. If anyone has any other recommendations like this one please leave them in the comments below.

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

I’d heard of this book but hadn’t paid a huge amount of attention to what it was about. So when it popped up as a daily deal on Kindle yesterday and I read that it’s a novel about Jane Austen’s sister and the decision she took regarding a lot of private letters I was intrigued enough to want to read it.

Have you acquired any new books this week? I’d love to know what you got. Or have you read any of my new books and recommend I get to any of them sooner rather than later? If you’ve shared a book haul post this week then please feel free to share you link below and I’ll make sure to visit your post! 🙂

20 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves with a new Book Haul (6 Jun 20)!

  1. There’s the book that recently won the Jhalak Prize for BAME authors Afropean by Johnny Pitts with its subtitle Notes from Black Europe. I know the focus is on America, so perhaps this doesn’t help explain their situation, but it’s interesting to see how people fare in other parts of the world, contributing to the question of why it is the way it is in America.

    • Thank you for this recommendation. I’ve not heard of the book before but it sounds really interesting so I’ve added it to my list. I’ll try and get hold of a copy soon. I’m also going to look up the prize you mentioned to see what other titles feature. Thanks again.

  2. This is the first week for a while that I have actually got some new ones, but the one I’m most excited for is The Song of Ruin and Wraith after, like you, asking for some recommendations to help diversify my reading. I hope you enjoy all of these – and The Most Fun We’ve Ever Had lives up to your expectations!

    • I’m really looking forward to reading The Most Fun We’ve Ever Had, I’m saving it to read once I’ve caught up on my other reading. I hope the books you got this week are interesting, I’ll look out for your thoughts on them.

  3. You got a solid haul this time, Hayley. I think we need to really reflect and learn in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and educating ourselves is an important part of that. Your other choices look great, too, and right for different sorts of moods, which makes them even better.

    • Thank you. I’m really keen to read more diversely and to educate myself in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. I know how my cousin feels being mixed race in America right now and I just feel I need to make much more effort in my reading than I have been doing.

  4. I’ve got Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race and The Good Immigrant (UK) on my TBR as well as I Will Not Be Erased by the Gal-Dem collective. Other books I want to get hold of are White Fragility and Me and White Surpremacy. Some friends have various of these books and are going to guest-post about them on my blog, which is exciting.

    And I have had one new one in: Lev Parikian’s “Into the Tangled Bank” which is about British people’s relationship to nature.

    • I’ve read the first two books you mentioned but not the others so I’ve made a note of the titles. They all sound really interesting as well as informative. I’ll look out for the guest posts on your blog as well as your reviews.

  5. Great haul, and thank you for the mention. Similar to Superior, I also have How to Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford. Enjoy your reading!

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