Stacking the Shelves – 14

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The weekend has arrived already and it’s time for another post about Stacking the shelves.  This is a meme hosted by Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

My stacking the shelves posts are all about the books that I get from my local library. Libraries are continually under threat of closure or reduced hours but they are such an important way of getting books into people’s hands that they need supporting. By highlighting the amazing books that I pick up every week, I hope to inspire maybe just one person to visit their library and borrow a book

I’m very excited by the books in this week’s haul from my library. Two of my reservations have arrived and another couple of books which definitely look interesting.

Still Life by Sarah Winman
This has been on my TBR for ages. A young soldier and a seventy year old art historian meet in the cellar of a ruined Tuscan villa in the end days of WWII as bombs fall around them. Their meeting shapes the life of the soldier and those who love him.
I have heard great things about this book and can’t wait to read it.

State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny
I love Louise Penny’s Three Pines novels and I’m always open to a good political thriller so I’m hoping for good things from this book. And I’ve only just spotted that she spells her name with two ls!

One by One by Ruth Ware
Members of a company meet in a luxury chalet in Switzerland when one of them disappears. Another mystery novel which sounds brilliant.

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lyon Barnes
I picked this one up because I have seen it so often on social media over the past couple of months. I might read it or maybe not. It is the sequel to an earlier novel which I haven’t read so it will depend how much sense it makes on its own. The beauty of the library is that there is no pressure to read the books.

So these are the books that I have added to my stack this week. I also still have 13 Net Galley books to read. I didn’t manage to stick to my not requesting any more books resolution so still don’t have an 80% review rating. Maybe by the end of this week!

Happy Reading everyone.


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves – 14”

  1. I’m looking forward to your review of State of Terror. I’ve been wanting to read that one. I have a book on hold at the library that I have to go pick up on Monday.

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