Stacking the Shelves 87

It’s Saturday and that means it’s also 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!

As usual, my STS post is all about highlighting my library loans for the week. I’m very aware of how lucky I am and how many people don’t have access to public library service and I hope that maybe, these posts might encourage a couple of people to use their library more.

This week I’ve got another bumper collection of books from the library as 4 reservations came in and another 6 are in transit to me. At this rate, I won’t have any books on hold so I obviously need to see what else is out there to reserve.

The Adventures of Amina Al Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty
I’m really excited to read this as I’ve seen so many good things about it. Amina is a retired pirate captain who gets involved with hunting for the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy woman. It’s set in the real world in medieval times but is definitely a fantasy adventure. The cover is gorgeous although the shiny library cover made it almost impossible to photograph!

So Shall you Reap by Donna Leon
It’s Spring so it must be time for a new Brunetti mystery. I love this Venetian series. In this one a body is discovered in the canal and the investigation leads Brunetti to reflect and question some of the things he takes for granted. One of the things that I do enjoy about these books is the reflective side of Brunetti.

The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh
This is the first in a new crime series. There is a large New Year’s Eve party and the next day one of the guests has been murdered. In a small close-knit village, there are lots of secrets and no shortage of suspects. I really enjoy mysteries set in small societies so I’m definitely looking forward to this one.

Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman
This is a historical murder mystery series that I haven’t read before. It’s set in Regency times and features a young widow Lily Adler who is developing a habit of discovering bodies.

That’s what I’ve added to my shelves this week. There is a definite crime theme as even the fantasy book is investigating a kidnapping.

What have you added to your bookshelf this week? Do any of these appeal to you?


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.

8 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 87”

  1. I’ve never heard of The Adventures of Amina Al Sirafi but it sounds like one I would really like. Enjoy all your new additions, Janette.

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