Stacking the Shelves 51

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It’s Saturday again and we are approaching a heat wave. Today is gorgeous: a perfect Summer day. However, it is supposed to get hotter from tomorrow and by Monday we could be seeing temperatures of 38 degrees or over 100 in Fahrenheit. I have to say that I’m very tempted to pack up the cat in her basket and head north. Trouble is that she hates car travel and I don’t think she would like being cooped up for hours on end. I guess I’ll just have to stay here and read as it will be too hot to do anything else.

Saturday means that it’s time for my weekly 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.

This week is a bumper library haul as there are a couple of giant books in my stack. It’s a great collection though with epic fantasy, historical fiction and a couple of thrillers and should keep me going through the heat wave.

The Botanist by M W Craven
I love M W Craven’s thrillers and I’m very excited to read this latest outing for Washington Poe and the amazing Tilly.

The Last Hours by Minette Walters
This is a historical fiction novel about the Black Death in the fourteenth century. I saw Minette Walters recommended in another blog and I feel really bad because I can’t remember who it was. I did make a resolution to try and note down where I get recommendations from but you can see how well I’m keeping to it.

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne
This one weighs in at 633 pages so it might take a while to read. I loved John Gwynne’s previous two trilogies and I’ve heard really good things about this latest one.

Dark in Death by J D Robb
This should provide a bit of gory light relief after the epic fantasy and black death. I’m continuing to work my way through the copies of the In Death series that the library holds. Eventually I’ll be up to date but I’ve a few to go yet.

That’s what I’ve added to my shelves this week. What’s been added to yours?


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.

5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 51”

  1. I’m sorry you are having a heat wave. I hope it ends soon. Lovely haul and I”m glad you’re enjoying the J.D. Robb series.

    1. Apparently it’s going to last for three days with record breaking temperatures tomorrow and Tuesday. Then it plummets back down to normal at about 68 degrees. That’s more than 30 degree drop in 24 hours. Madness!!

  2. You do have some hefty reading coming up, Janette. I feel you about the heat. We have had a bit of a cooldown, only in the 80s but with the humidity it feels like the 90s, but it cools down overnight. Those temps at night are going by the wayside beginning this week though. Try and stay cool and enjoy your reading.

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