Stacking the Shelves 35

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It’s Saturday and it’s another glorious Spring day here in the Midlands. Welcome to the weekend and another 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, this post is all about the library books that I have picked up since my last library post. I’m a huge fan of libraries and really wish that more people used them. They are an incredible public resource of books that is accessible to everyone.

However, my visit to the library was rushed yesterday and so I only picked up two new books to read. That means that I’ll have more time to read some of the fantastic books that I have added to my Net Galley shelf recently.

This week’s library haul

The Mothers by Brit Bennett
I really enjoyed The Vanishing Half last year and so was keen to pick up this one by the same author. It’s all about how the choices that you make when you are young can have a lasting impact on your life.

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford
I’ve heard a lot about this author but never read anything by him. In this novel. 5 people are killed by a German bomb in 1944 but the book goes on to explore what their lives might have been like if they had lived.

The five books above are all due to be published in May so my aim is to have read them all by the end of April. I’m doing really well as my review rating is still over 80% and I’m not requesting every single book that I might like.

I’m really looking forward to all of these though.

Beach Hut Summer by Sarah Morgan
All of Sarah Morgan’s books are must reads for me. This one sounds like a perfect summery read.

The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley
I adored The Authenticity Project last year and this one about a random group of people who meet on a train sounds just as good.

After Dark by Jayne Cowie
“With men under curfew, women should be safe” What a statement to put on a book cover! I’m so looking forward to reading this.

Requiem in La Rossa by Tom Benjamin
I love crime stories set in Italy so this one set in the city of Bologna was a must pick too.

The Collar Bound by Rebecca Zahabi
This is unusually the only fantasy book I’ve requested this week but it does sound good.

So that’s what I’ve added to my bookshelf this week. What have you added to yours?