Stacking the Shelves 22

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It’s only Friday but it’s Christmas Eve and so Stacking the Shelves is arriving a day early this week.  Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

Stacking the shelves is all about the books that you have acquired over the past week. These can be any books at all, library books, charity shop books, ebooks and audio books. My STS posts are generally my library books. The library is where I get most of my books and I hope that maybe I can inspire other people to use their local library. Our libraries are constantly under threat of closure but the more people that use them, the less likely that is.

My library haul this week was a brilliant way to begin Christmas. 2 books that I had reserved ages ago and finally arrived at my library and two amazing books that were on my TBR and were just sitting on the shelf smiling at me!

My library haul for this week.

The Man who died Twice by Richard Osman
I have been waiting for this book for ages. Richard Osman’s first book was a runaway best seller and this one is proving to be the same. A group of pensioners in a retirement home solving murder puzzles doesn’t sound that amazing but the first one was well written and had humour as well as interesting characters. I’m reliably informed that this second one is just as good so should be the perfect holiday read.

Matrix by Lauren Groff
I have heard so many amazing things about this book that I had to read it. It’s historical fiction set in 1158, a time when women either married or went to a convent to lead a religious life. Marie is the seventeen year old French half sister of Queen Eleanor of England and is banished to be head of a small priory as she is unsuited to court life. I love historical fiction and the cover says that she leads the ;priory out of poverty into power and riches so this should definitely be an interesting read,

Under the Whispering Door by T J Klune
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this one on the shelf. The library never had copies of The House on the Cerulean Sea and so I didn’t expect to see this one. Another book that I am hoping will be a lovely holiday read.

The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina
I have seen this on Instagram a few times and then Emma mentioned it on her blog yesterday so when I saw it on the shelf, it was an obvious choice. It’s about people dealing with bereavement and is based on a true story so might not be the easiest book to read.

That’s probably my last post for a couple of days as we celebrate Christmas with family. Merry Christmas everyone and I hope that you all find at least one book under your Christmas tree. To those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that you have a happy and healthy end to the year as infections continue to rage all around us.

Stay safe and happy 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.

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