Stacking the Shelves

Posted March 8, 2014 by Nicky in General / 40 Comments

So, as you can tell if you just scroll down a bit, or maybe the speed your browser has crawled to, I acquired a lot this week. That would be because my mother gave me a £40 Amazon voucher. She would claim I made her give me it, but I simply reminded her that she had promised it to me. Her guilty conscience did the rest…

Anyway, so this is my weekly haul, for the meme as hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! A couple of these have already appeared before, but now I’ve bought my own copies rather than borrowing them!

ARCs/review copies

Cover of Sunstone by Freya Robertson Cover of The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke


Cover of How Pleasure Works by Paul Bloom Cover of Just Babies by Paul BloomCover of The Righteous by Jonathan Haidt Cover of Time's Anvil by Richard Morris    Cover of The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris Cover of Twelve Caesars by Matthew Dennison


 Cover of Clementine by Cherie Priest Cover of Dreadnought by Cherie Priest Cover of Ganymede by Cherie Priest Cover of The InexplicablesCover of Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest Cover of The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin  Cover of Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara Cover of Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini TaylorCover of The Pirate's Wish, by Cassandra Rose Clarke


Cover of Spider-girl: Family Issues Cover of Saga vol 2 by Brian Vaughan

I’ve already read Saga, and I’m going to polish off Spider-girl today hopefully, so other than those, hmm. Of the ARCs, I’m more excited about The Wizard’s Promise; I’ve enjoyed Cassandra Rose Clarke’s work, and I haven’t yet read Freya Robertson’s first book. (Oops.) Many thanks to Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry for those, though.

Of the non-fiction, most of it ethics/morality related, I’m most interested in Paul Bloom’s books. He taught a class I was in on Coursera, Moralities of Everyday Life, which I really enjoyed. Of the fiction, it’s gonna have to be Night of Cake and Puppets, because Laini Taylor! Can’t wait for Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I kept an eye out for an ARC but I didn’t see it anywhere, woe is me.

All these new books, and yet I have to work this weekend. *dramatic sigh* What about you guys? Frivolous weekends of reading ahead? Anything spectacular new on your shelves this week?

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40 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. What a delicious assortment, fiction and non-fiction! Just salivating looking at them.

    Not.being a speed reader like you, and determined to reread books for review, I’ve half a dozen books and more on the go including by Austen and Nix, Aiken and Uttley, Haddon and Shelley. Watch this space! And thanks for Likes on Goodreads — I’m bad at reciprocating, sorry.

  2. All these books look new to me, except Pirate’s Wish which I think is just pure awesome. I still have tons of books to read from last year but I can’t read them yet until school is over *dramatic sigh*. Enjoy your haul! 😉

    • I have tonnes of books going back a couple of years, but I can’t seem to resist anyway…

      One of the ARCs is by the same author as Pirate’s Wish, in the same world!

  3. Those steampunk’s looks AWESOME! I haven’t read a lot, besides the mainsteam ones. But I love the premise, they’re always so lush and rich and one of the new genres that really do transport you to another world. Thanks for putting these on my radar, going to check them out now.

  4. That’s a nice mixture of books you have there, hope you enjoy them! I wasn’t a fan of Cherie Priest’s steampunk books but I loved her urban fantasy series which sadly only had two books in it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Yeah, I always like to have a good range available! And yeah, I preferred her urban fantasy too, but I was peeking into one of the later steampunk ones and decided it was worth another try.

  5. I’ve heard a lot of praise for Laini Taylor’s books, but I haven’t read any myself yet. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for visiting my STS.

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