Stacking the Shelves 55

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It’s Saturday again and 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.

The Tower of London from the Southbank

It’s been another very hot week here in England but we’ve just come back from a short trip to London. I met up with friends before heading off to the National Theatre to see a brilliant production of Much Ado About Nothing. Yesterday we had a gorgeous early morning walk along the Thames path. But now we’re home again and it’s time for this week’s post.

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.

It was just a quick dash into the library this week to pick up my reserved books so I’ve only got three. I haven ‘t finished The Lincoln Highway yet and I’ve still got The House of Fortune to read so I’m not going to run out of books anytime soon.

The Angels of Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones
I tried to request this as an ARC from Net Galley but wasn’t approved. A quick visit to the library online catalogue and I now have this lovely new hardback to read. It’s set in Venice during the floods of 2019 when the body of a young art historian is found in an antique bookshop. The plot sounds very intriguing and as we visited Venice this year, I’m hoping to recognise some of the locations.

No Mercy by Joanna Schaffhausen
The sequel to this was reviewed by Tessa Talks Books earlier this week and it sounded brilliant so I ordered this one from the library. It’s set in Chicago which is another place we’ve visited recently. I do love those connections 😃

The Challenges of a King by K M Ashman
This one popped up on the library’s list of new books and it looked interesting. It’s the story of the battle for England’s crown in the year’s leading up to the Norman invasion of 1066. I read a trilogy about William the Conqueror a couple of years ago so this will be a nice opposing viewpoint.

That’s what I’ve added to my shelves this week. 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.

10 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 55”

  1. These all look so good! I am especially intrigued by The Angels of Venice, as Venice is one of my favorite places too.

      1. Excellent. It was great thank you. The weather was warm, mainly cloudy and bits of light rain. I miss it!!! The general countryside is just beautiful and its just on our doorstep – ish – took us about 8 hours including stops to drive home but…

  2. I love live theatre and I am sure you had an amazing time at Much Ado About Nothing. The cover of No Mercy looks very different from our cover over in the US. I have the first three books in the Ellery Hathaway series to listen to, but need to make time to do so. I hope you enjoy all your new reads, Janette.

    1. It’s strange how sometimes the covers are completely different. I wonder why people think that a certain cover will work better on one side of the Atlantic

  3. Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theater sounds incredible! Glad you had a good visit and think your books all look very interesting. Happy reading!

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