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!
So, I haven’t shared a book haul for a couple of weeks so this is a rather large haul. I’m blaming Audible for having a fabulous sale (with books from my wish list in it!) when I actually had a few spare credits! Also, I went on NetGalley to leave some reviews and accidentally requested some more books… oops!
The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
I’ve seen so many fabulous reviews of this book so when I spotted the ebook on sale recently I couldn’t resist downloading it. I love the idea of a lost letter department so am excited to read this!
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
I bought this essay collection on a whim because I love Zadie Smith’s writing. I’ve recently enjoyed a couple of essay collections so I’m looking forward to dipping in and out of this one very soon.
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
I still haven’t read The Heart’s Invisible Furies but I feel sure I’m going to love it so I couldn’t resist buying another book by the author!
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
I forgot that I’d pre-ordered this book so I was delighted when I discovered it on my kindle the other day. It felt like a present from past me to now me! I’m really keen to read this one so am going to try and get to it in the next week or so.
The Girl Before You by Nicola Rayner
I bought this on a whim too after seeing some reviews by bloggers that I trust so am looking forward to getting to this one.
Anna by Patricia Dixon
I bought this book after the author posted a really lovely post on her publication day and I could empathise with what she wrote so immediately went and ordered a copy of her book.
Happiness for Beginners by Carole Matthews
This was a kindle daily deal this week so I snapped it up. I really enjoy Carole Matthews’ novels so am happy to have another one on my TBR stack.
Every Mother’s Nightmare by Mark Thomas
I bought this one this week and am now half-way through it. The formatting of the book is awful though, which is such a shame, and I’m not sure I’ll continue with it.
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde and The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
I bought both of these audiobooks in a recent Audible sale when they had the first few books in a selection of series for £3 each! I’ve already got the first book so I can’t wait to start listening to these books!
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Parry
This has been on my wish list for such a long time after a good friend recommended it to me. I decided to get the audio book in the recent Audible 2 for 1 sale!
Milkshakes and Morphine by Genevieve Fox
This memoir is a recent addition to my wish list so I was delighted to spot it in the same sale as the book above. I’m definitely going to be listening to this very soon.
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
This is one of those books that I’ve heard so much about for so many years that I feel like I must have already read it but I actually haven’t. I do have a print copy of this on my TBR but couldn’t resist getting the audio book in the 2 for 1 sale.
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
This is another wish list book that was in the sale so I had to get to it. I’ve wanted to read this for a long time so I’m really happy to have a copy of it.
Tennison by Lynda la Plante
I’ve read quite a few books from this series but I’ve never read them in order so when I saw this first book in the Audible sale I decided to get it. I think it’s nice to re-read books in a different format than I first read it in to get a different experience of a story.
Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by Tessa Boase
I needed another book to go with the one above to get 2 for 1 and this one jumped out at me. It sounds like such an interesting read so I’m really glad I got it.
Help Me! by Marianne Power
This was an Audible daily deal recently and it sounded like an interesting listen. I went through a phase of reading self help books when I was in my teens and so this book seemed like it would be a fun look at those kind of books.
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
I love The Book Thief so couldn’t resist grabbing this new one by the author when it was on an Audible daily deal. I’m looking forward to getting to this one.
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
This was also an Audible daily deal so I decided to get it. I have tried to read the book when it was first published but I just couldn’t finish it. I’m hoping that I might cope better with it on audio.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I actually downloaded this book via Scribd and have just finished listening to it. It was an interesting book but I was hoping for something more from it.
After the End by Claire Macintosh
This is one of my most anticipated books of the year so I was thrilled to get approved for it on NetGalley recently. I’m planning to read this as soon as I finished one of my current reads!
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
This is another book that I’ve been keen to get my hands on so again it was great to get approved on NetGalley to read it.
Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas
I love Claire Douglas’ novels so was delighted to get an email saying that I was pre-approved on NG for this new one. I love the premise of this one and hope to get to it very soon.
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
I also got pre-approved for this one on NG and while it wasn’t on my radar at the time I’ve since seen some brilliant reviews of it and I think this will be a great read.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
This book isn’t due out until next year so I was surprised to get approved to read it straight away. I really want to read this one but feel like I should hold off until a bit nearer publication.
The Au Pair by Emma Rous
I requested this on a whim after seeing reviews of it. It sounds like my kind of book and one that I will likely devour over an afternoon!
The Friendship Pact by Alison James
I downloaded this on NG when I was browsing. It sounds like my kind of book and I can’t wait to get to it.
Horizontal Collaborations by Navie
I’ve already read this graphic novel set during the second world war. It’s got beautiful artwork and the story was very moving. I’ll be reviewing this one for the blog tour later this month.
The Sea Refuses No River by Bethany Rivers
I’ve also already read this poetry collection. It’s a beautiful collection looking at grief and I found it very moving. I’m on the blog tour for it this month so will be reviewing it then.
Don’t Feed the Bear by Rachel Elliott
This was a lovely surprise ARC that arrived a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a gorgeous book and I’m looking forward to reading it.
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.