Stacking the Shelves

Posted May 24, 2014 by Nicky in General / 38 Comments

Oh. Oh dear. It’s been a busy week, and it’s time for Stacking the Shelves, as hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! There was a library, and a second hand bookshop, and… things just escalated, okay? It doesn’t help that I’ve actually got hard copies of some of the books I originally got as ARCs from the library, just to make me feel guilty when I look at them. I’m not sure it’s working, but. Books! Also re-bought some books I already technically own, for the excuse to reread. You may have noticed I like doing that.

Library books

Cover of Six Feet Over by Mary Roach Cover of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Cover of Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach Cover of Honor's Knight, by Rachel Bach Cover of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Cover of The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley Cover of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

Of this lot, I already had Fortune’s Pawn in ebook, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches and Wolfhound Century as ARCs, and I’ve already read and adore The Night Circus.

Second-hand bookshop finds

Ā Cover of The Riddle-master of Hed by Patricia McKillip Cover of Heir of Sea and Fire by Patricia McKillip Cover of The Harpist in the Wind by Patricia McKillip Cover of The Adventures of Alyx by Joanna Russ Cover of Dodie Smith's It Ends With Revelations Cover of The Town in Bloom by Dodie Smith Cover of The New Moon with the Old by Dodie Smith

These are all new to me, though I know Patricia McKillip is great, and I picked up the Dodie Smith books because, oh, how I love I Capture the Castle.


Cover of Beowulf trans. J.R.R. Tolkien Cover of Bloodshot by Cherie Priest Cover of Hellbent by Cherie Priest Cover of The Language of Power by Rosemary Kirstein Cover of A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine

The Cherie Priest books are to reread, because I love them. <3 And omg, Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf. I have been hoping for this to be published since I first heard of it.


Cover of My Real Children by Jo Walton

Look what showed up!

Review copies/ARCs

Cover of The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

I am so excited for this one.

So yeah, busy week! What’s everyone else been stocking up on?

Tags: ,


38 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I really liked The Night Circus. It was really different. You found some good ones at the second hand shop. Love that. My Real Children looks good. Enjoy.

    • Yeah, I loved it so much the first time I’ve been dying to read it again for a while! My Real Children is great, I finally finished and reviewed it today if you’re interested.

  2. UnderMountainBooks

    Ooh, lots of books! I previously DNF’d The Night Circus, I think I must be the only person that didn’t enjoy it. I’ve dug it out and I’m going to try reading it again though. But I’ve lost it dust jacket *screams of terror* I have no idea where it would be! D:

    Under The Mountain

  3. Cait

    Woot for Eleanor and Park! I loved that one!! Though not as much as Fangirl. šŸ˜‰ Ohhh, and The Night Circus?! I’d loooove to read that one. The cover is beautiful too. x)
    My StS!

  4. majoline

    Ooh, lots of fun books! Can’t wait to see what you think of them.

    Also, CHERIE PRIEST! *o/*

  5. I want to try Cherie Priest, I heard great things about the books! I loved the Night Circus. I hope you’ll enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

    • I really like Cherie Priest’s work — the Cheshire Red books more than her steampunk ones, but there’s a lot to love about her other books too. And The Night Circus is just magical.

  6. Ooh I loved Bloodshot by Cherie Priest and have book 2 on my shelf. I was gutted to find out that there wasn’t going to be a third book. I hoped she might choose to self publish the rest of the series but I haven’t heard anything about that. *shame*

    • Haha, I wouldn’t have said Grendel was particularly vampire like, but he’s definitely an early written source for an English monster… I’ve reviewed the translation/commentary already, actually, here. Beware the fact that I am a giant Anglo Saxon/Tolkien dork.

      Thank you!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.