Stacking the Shelves 56

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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.

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.

I only had one reservation arrive this week but picked up some lovely books off the shelves to keep me busy.

The Bird Cage by Eve Chase
I’m so pleased that this has arrived as it’s been quite a while since I requested it. I loved Eve Chase’s previous two novels and I’m really looking forward to this one. Three half sisters are summoned to their father’s house on the Cornish coast. It’s the first time that they have returned since a solar eclipse 20 years ago when something happened.

I love twisty stories that have their roots in an event that happened in the past so this is one that I can’t wait to read.

HIghland Fling by Sara Sheridan
This is a great series which is normally set in 1950s Brighton. In this one though Mrabelle heads off to Scotland to meet her fiance’s family. I’ll miss the Brighton setting but am looking forward to a mystery in the Highlands.

The Last Voice You Hear by Mick Herron Ashman
The library have a whole set of new paperbacks by Mick Herron who I haven’t read before. It’s the second book in a series about Zoe Bohm but hopefully that won’t matter too much.

Should I Tell You by Jill Mansell
I always enjoy Jill Mansell’s books and this one about three foster children who become friends and then get reunited in their Cornish home town sounds lovely.

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.

12 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 56”

  1. I won’t be the last voice you hear praising Mick Herron! On 22 July 2022 Mick Herron’s sardonic spy thriller series called Slough House deservedly won him the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award. If Jackson Lamb had won it he’d have had a huge hangover this morning but let’s not dwell on what that might have sounded or smelt like. Both Mick Herron’s Slough House series and the Burlington Files series of espionage thrillers by Bill Fairclough were initially rejected by risk averse publishers who probably didn’t think espionage existed unless it was fictional and created by Ian Fleming or David Cornwell. It is therefore a genuine pleasure to see an anti-Bond anti-establishment novelist achieving immortality in Masham. Let’s hope Beyond Enkription, the first stand-alone fact based spy thriller in The Burlington Files series, follow in the Slow Horses’ hoof prints!

    1. I’ve read all of Stella Rimmington’s books but not come across Mick Herron before. I have the first of the Slough House books on order at the library 😀

      1. Don’t blame me if you can’t stop laughing at Mick’s marvellous turn of phrase! Maybe the best way to stop smiling once you have read Slow Horses etc is to start shaking with trepidation by reading Bill Fairclough’s Beyond Enkription!

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