Stacking the Shelves 18

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It’s Saturday and we woke up to a blizzard! Winter is definitely here although the snow has pretty much all gone now. Saturday means that 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 mainly 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.

This week’s library haul

It’s a much more normal selection from the library this week with two crime novels after not picking any last week. I’m really looking forward reading all of this week’s picks.

Forfeit by Barbara Nadal I really love this series of books set in Istanbul and featuring Inspector Ikmen and Inspector Suleyman. They are always intriguing mysteries and I love the insights into Turkish life as it is somewhere that I have never been.

The Poppy War by R F Kuang I have been meaning to read this for ages and so was really pleased to see it on the shelf today. It’s apparently quite a dark fantasy based on ancient China.

Till Daph do us part by Philippa Nefri Clark I know absolutely nothing about this book but the cover really appealed. It looks like being a much more lighthearted mystery than some of the ones I have read lately so will be a good contrast.

The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan I have enjoyed previous books by Sarah Morgan and the cover of this is just gorgeous. I love that dark blue! I’m rationing myself to just one Christmas book a week as it’s still only November!

Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments as I would love to hear your thoughts.


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.

4 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 18”

  1. No snow here yet. In fact we’ve had some almost fall-like days here, which I guess technically it is still fall. I will be excited for the snow once I get the path in my backyard done for sure! I’ve wanted to read The Poppy War, and also I need to read Sarah Morgan some day too. Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  2. It’s been snowing here too- I can hear the tinkling on the roof and windows so there must be a little ice involved also or rain/ snow mix. Good day to be in! 🙂

    Happy reading. 🙂

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