Stacking the Shelves 62

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It’s Saturday so 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. I’m a great supporter of libraries, mainly because I could never afford to buy all the books that I want to read, and visit mine every week whenever possible. I love the fact that I can look at the online catalogue and request books to borrow. This is great for books that are recommended to me by different bookbloggers. It works much better for crime and mystery stories rather than fantasy though. For some reason, Leicestershire readers don’t borrow fantasy books so not many of them are purchased by the library system. It’s also great for finding books in bookshops that I might like. Getting a book from the library means that I don’t need to worry about wasting my money if I don’t like it!

This was another week of only having one reservation arrive so I had some time to wander around the library and browse which is always fun. I did have a library book passed onto me from my mum though as we often share our library books so I have my usual 4 books.

Blackstone Fell by Martin EdwardsCarrie Hope Fletcher
This was passed to me by my mum earlier this week and so I have already read it. Ir is the third in the Rachel Savernake series set in 1920s. I always enjoy Martin Edwards mysteries and this one was just as good as normal. I loved the ending where the murderer was unveiled during a seance.

The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas Home
This the third in a series but I’ve never seen any of them before. Investigator Cal McGill is the Sea Detective who uses his knowledge of the sea to solve mysteries that no-one else can. I love mysteries set by the sea so this sounds good.

The Truants by Kate Weinberg
This is a debut novel about a Jess, a middle child who is good at becoming invisible or overlooked. Then she goes to university and reinvents herself with a new group of friends. Tragedy ensues.

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
I remember seeing loads of reviews for this a while ago and then I saw Wendy’s audio review on The Bashful Bookworm so I decided that it was time I read it.

That’s what I’ve added to my shelves this week and I am so looking forward to reading all of them. I’ve also still got Helgoland – The story of quantum physics to read!

What’s been added to your bookshelves this week?

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit lately and posting has become a bit sporadic. To try and bring it back to life a bit, I’ve decided to take part in Blogtober 22 so I’m going to try and post every day for a month. They might not all be bookish posts as I might mix it up a bit.

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.

13 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 62”

  1. I hope you love A Man Called Ove. It is one of my all time favourites. The other three also sound good. Good luck with Blogtober. I have something every day that I could post, but I often get bogged down. I should give it a try.

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