Stacking the Shelves 54

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It’s Saturday again and in a few minutes we’re heading off to the coast to hopefully enjoy a sunny weekend by the sea. However, I’ve still got 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 another bumper week for my reserved books arriving at the library. I’ve also obviously ordered a lot of historical fiction as two of last week’s books and all four of this week’s are set in the past.

Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
I loved A Gentleman in Moscow when I read it earlier this year and I’ve heard so much about this one too that I decided it was time to read it. This is the most recent setting of this week’s haul as it’s set in 1954 so only 70 ish years ago.

The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown
This is supposed to be a ‘smouldering, gothic mystery’ so I can’t wait to read this one. Ivy Boscowan is mourning the death of her son in the Great War but is also mourning another death that happened decades before. It sounds quite spooky.

Orphans of the Storm by Celia Imrie
I wasn’t keen on Celia Imrie’s books set in present day Nice and centring on a group of British ex pats but I’ve seen some great reviews for this one and I always love a good book set against the setting of the Titanic.

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton
I’m going right back to 1705 and Amsterdam in this sequel to the brilliant book The Miniaturist.

To balance out all this historical fiction, I’ve also got several crime novels on my Net Galley shelf including the latest Peter James and Elly Griffiths books and I also added this YA fantasy to my kindle this week.

I saw this on A Book Owl’s Corner yesterday and immediately went out and bought it.

That’s what I’ve added to my shelves this week. Have you read any of these?What’s been added to your bookshelves?

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 54”

  1. I’d like to read A Gentleman in Moscow, I’m less interested in The Lincoln Highway. The Minaturist was one of the few books that I DNF’d, though I don’t remember why now. I hope you enjoy The House of Burton though.

  2. I’ve read The Lincoln Highway and it’s one of the books I’d love to gift everyone like A Gentleman in Moscow. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙂

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