Stacking the Shelves does Christmas

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It’s Saturday again and it’s December so it’s officially time for decorations, lights and Christmas books. That’s a good job when you see the set of books that I brought home from the library this week.

Saturday means it’s time for my weekly Stacking the Shelves post. This is my 70th Stacking the Shelves post which feels fairly impressive to me! 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.

As you can see, this week’s haul has a very festive feel๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„ I had several Christmas books on hold at the library and they all arrived at once!

Let it Snow by Beth Moran
I can’t remember where I saw this reviewed but I’ve enjoyed previous novels by Beth Moran. I like the fact that they are set in Nottinghamshire which is fairly close to where I live.

Celebrations at the Chateau by Jo Thomas
I’ve seen a few good reviews and so I ordered it from the library. Unusually, this one doesn’t involve a snowbound trip to Scotland as it’s set in Normandy in France. Three sisters unexpectedly inherit a chateau and try to set up a Bed and Breakfast business to raise money to restore it.

A White Christmas on Winter Street by Sue Moorcroft
This was recommended by Tessa Talks Books. Sky Terran resigns from her job and returns to her childhood foster home of Middledip to have a quiet Christmas getting used to her new life. Obviously things don’t go as planned.

The Christmas Holiday by Philippa Ashley
I’ve read a few Christmas books as ARC’s but this is the first physical Christmas book that I’ve picked up. I think I might save it until Dec 1st though

Christmas at the Keep by Marcia Willett
I’ve been reading Marcia Willett’s books set in Devon around Dartmouth for years but don’t remember seeing a Christmas one before. This one is actually only a novella as it’s 129 pages long. It’s quite poignant though as Marcia died this year and so this is her last book.

That’s what I’ve added to my festive book shelves this week. I think I might need to intersperse them with other books though as otherwise, I might well get Christmas overload.

Have you read any of them? What did you think?

What’s been added to your bookshelves this week?


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.

9 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves does Christmas”

  1. I love seeing all the Christmas, festive reads, Janette. The only one I have read is Let it Snow and I did enjoy it. I have read several Sue Moorcroft books, but not this one. I hope you enjoy them all.

      1. That is exciting. I embarrassingly haven’t been to my library in a while. With my son starting school I thought that I could pop in in the mornings before I remembered that it wasn’t open that early ๐Ÿ˜‚ by the time it comes to collecting him I just want to get home.

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