Stacking the Shelves 42

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It’s Saturday and the sun is shining again. We certainly seem to have some beautiful weather this Spring. Welcome to the weekend and another Stacking the Shelves post. Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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 is also how I manage to read a lot of newly released hardbacks as I can order them. Sometimes they can take quite a while to arrive if a title is really popular though.

However, for a change, this week is about the books that I have actually bought. As we’re going on holiday next week, I’ve been making sure that I’m fully supplied with books to read so this is what I’ve bought to keep me going.

Quicksilver Court by Melissa Caruso
The second book in this latest trilogy by Melissa Caruso. I love the world that she has created in this and her previous Mage Fire trilogy.

Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen
I loved the Queen of the Tearling series and found out this week that the author published a prequel last year. The reviews are good so I’m looking forward to this.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells
I’ve seen so many great reviews for this series that I had to finally get round to reading it.

Jade War by Fonda Lee
Jade City was the last book that I read in 2021 and I loved it so I’ve been looking forward to reading this next one for a while.

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold
I saw this series in a review by Shelleyrae at Bookdout and it definitely sounded interesting.

Kagan the Damned by Jonathan Maberry
This was recommended this week by Lady Tessa at Tessatalksbooks and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. As is my husband as it appealed to him too.

It looks like being a real fantasy fest over the week that I’m away although I’ve got a couple of crime novels sitting on my Net Galley shelf if I fancy a change.

What’s on your bookshelf this weekend?

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.

11 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 42”

  1. I should use my library more. The problem is, I like to be able to read a good when I have a space for it in my reading schedule and am in the mood. But I’m running out of room in my condo.

    1. Yes. Libraries aren’t ideal for mood reading. There have certainly been weeks when I’ve wandered round and not found anything that I want to bring home

  2. Wonderful haul, Janette! Looks like you have plenty to read while you’re on holiday! Have a great time!

  3. Not being a huge fantasy fan, I have not read any of these, but I hope you enjoy them all, Janette. I also love using my library!

  4. That looks like an interesting selection! Not my usual genres but I look forward to your reviews. My daughter reads a lot of fantasy / magic.
    I’ll be starting Yes I Killed Her by Harry Fisher as soon as I can get After Dark out of my head!

  5. What a great haul! I don’t think I’m familiar with any of these books, but I’ll be taking a closer look. Thanks for sharing!

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