Stacking the Shelves

Posted July 12, 2014 by Nicky in General / 48 Comments

Wait, how is it time for Stacking the Shelves again already?! Oh well, happy Saturday, all, and don’t forget to check out Tynga’s Reviews to find everyone else’s posts and interact with loads of wonderful other people.

I was actually going to say it’s been a quiet week, but then I remembered a bunch of books I’d ordered arrived, and I got quite a few ARCs too. Plus, me and my sis had a day trip to York with one of my closest friends, and that more or less inevitably meant a bookshop. (Less inevitably, it meant even my friend picked up something — my hunger for books is one of those things we really don’t share, but now she’s prepping for a teaching course, so she has to do more reading. I am trying to get her to try Attachments by Rainbow Rowell for fun…)

Anyway, I’ll just… split these up however comes to mind.

Ordered before this week!

Cover of Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh Cover of Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh Cover of Swing, Brother, Swing, by Ngaio Marsh Cover of Storm Front by Jim Butcher Cover of Fool Moon by Jim Butcher Cover of Grave Peril by Jim Butcher Cover of Sea of Shadows by Kelley ArmstrongCover of Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest Cover of Sunrise of Avalon by Anna Elliott

So yeah, more Ngaio Marsh, no one’s surprised. Cherie Priest, ditto. Jim Butcher might be a bit of a surprise because I didn’t get on that well with the series the first time I tried to read it, and found some aspects of it problematic. Still, I did enjoy them for light reading, and The Works (yes, again) was selling them for around ~Β£2 each. So. Might as well see if I can get back into the series.

Re: Anna Elliott, Lynn O’Connacht bought me the first two books yeaaars ago. I spotted this one in, oddly enough, The Works’ online shop and went oh yeah, I never read that.

Bought in York

Cover of Opening Night by Ngaio Marsh Cover of Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh Cover of Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh Cover of A Plague on Both Your Houses by Susanna Gregory Cover of The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick

And… more Ngaio Marsh. I’m not even that huge a fan, in that sense, I just find reading her work really relaxing. Susanna Gregory, I’ve been meaning to try. And automatic recommendation sites keep suggesting The Boy with the Porcelain Blade, and the first few pages intrigued me well enough, so with that comparison to Scott Lynch… yeah, worth a try.

One lonely ebook

Cover of Landline by Rainbow Rowell


Cover of Rocket Girl, by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder Cover of Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress Cover of Detour from Normal by Ken Dickson Cover of Legends of Red Sonja, by Gail Simone et al Cover of Conquering the Electron by Derek Cheung and Eric Brach Cover of Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Yep, that’s a pretty odd mix. Nancy Kress, I’ve liked some of her other work; Gail Simone is just awesome and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s in there too; Ken Dickson’s story about his experience with mental illness sounded interesting enough; electrons are cool; Rocket Girl was on read now; Tomorrow and Tomorrow was the first book I spotted on BookBridgr that intrigued me.

And finally, new Captain Marvel. <3

Cover of Captain Marvel #5

So what’s everyone else been stacking their shelves with? Say hi, link your posts, let’s talk books!

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48 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. Cait

    Sea of Shadows has an awesome cover! I’m very interested in Landline because the reviews I’ve seen already have been sooo good and hey, it’s Rainbow Rowell. Even if I don’t usually read adult…I LOVE her style. x)
    My Stack!

  2. Jessica

    Wow, lots of books for you! I just finished Landline a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy all you got πŸ™‚

    Here’s my STS!

  3. arbieroo

    What Nancy Kress books have you read and which do you like? I liked The Beggars in Spain but hated Before the Fall…

    • Actually, he reminded me of a friend in a not-entirely-good way, haha, the first time I read the first couple of books. But I’m hopeful!

      Happy reading to you too!

    • I read them a while ago and enjoyed them well enough, though I had problems with it. I won’t be expecting too much, this time; just something fun and easy, you know? Happy reading to you too!

  4. landline! i’m seeing it everywhere this week. i really need to pick up my copy and start reading it so i can join in the gushing. i really like the cover of sea of shadows you got there. i love dragons on covers πŸ™‚

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

    • I don’t know when I’ll get round to it yet, since I’m dealing with some overdue library books (including, heh, Eleanor & Park), but I’m looking forward to it!

  5. majoline

    Oooh Cherie Priest. It’ll be interesting to see how much you like the Dresden Files. I both like and don’t like them?

    I remember liking Susanna Gregory, but I haven’t read anything of hers in ages.

    Can’t wait to see what you think of The Boy with the Porcelain Blade. Looks interesting!

    • I found them… enjoyable but also I wanted to argue with the narrator a lot the first time I read the first couple of books.

      Ooh, good to know! That was a somewhat random grab for me.

  6. annettesbookspot

    Haven’t ever read any Jim Butcher. I should probably do that. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

  7. Goodness I love freaking seeing the UK versions of the covers. Sometimes they are only slightly different and then sometimes so absolutely different. I get so jealous of some of the cover art you guys get and we don’t. Do you ever like the US covers better? usually I think I end up liking the UK ones better.

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