Stacking the Shelves

Posted September 20, 2014 by in General / 18 Comments

I have lots of excuses for a big haul this week, I promise. Reacquiring books I want to reread but have given away, ARC requests being granted all at once, book vouchers, etc. I won’t bore you with the excuses, but I promise, I’m still actually 0/10 on my until-November acquisitions allowance, and even my partner agrees. I will probably ruin that tomorrow, going shopping with my sister. Ah well!


Cover of Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn Cover of The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth Cover of Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer

Because hey, Georgette Heyer. I’ve actually read two of these already — The Wild Girl is the only one I haven’t touched yet.

ARCs/review copies

Cover of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor Cover of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Cover of The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

Cover of The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord Cover of The Amazing Tale of Anna Himmel Cover of Bad Grrlz' Guide to Reality by Pat Murphy

Cover of Fair Play, by Josh Lanyon Cover of The Lord Won't Mind by Gordon Merrick Cover of The Younger Gods by Michael R. Underwood

A very mixed batch, I know! Some of them I really didn’t expect to be approved for, like Lauren Beukes’ Broken Monsters. I still haven’t read The Shining Girls… ach. But yeah, some I’m very excited about here: Josh Lanyon always works as brain candy for me, though I need to pick up Fair Game first… Such a hardship, heh.

Reacquired to reread

Cover of The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan Cover of The Novice by Trudi Canavan Cover of The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

Cover of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Cover of Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder Cover of Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Cover of Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb Cover of Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb Cover of Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb

Cover of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I’ve enjoyed Trudi Canavan and Maria V. Snyder’s work as light reading whenever I’ve tried it, but I gave away all my copies a while ago. Now I have them on my Kobo! And Robin Hobb, well, I haven’t given away my copies of her books, but I haven’t got the heart to get my dad to drag them all down from where I grew up to where I live now, either. Besides, having copies on my Kobo is no bad thing. Ditto for Good Omens, plus, I was reading my paperback copy to bits.

And finally, what you were all waiting for…

New acquisitions

Cover of Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear Cover of Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas Cover of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Yep, I finally gave into the hype. Sarah J. Maas and Stephanie Perkins better be as much fun as you guys tell me! Mind you, Throne of Glass was only 99p on the Kobo Store, so it’s not like it was a major investment, particularly for a book everyone seems to adore.

What’s everyone else been getting their hands on? Link me, chat to me, let me know what you’re thinking. (Aside from the bit about my blatant addiction to books. You don’t know the half of it, guys.)

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18 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I like a good excuse for book buying! This week I blame my dad for suggesting a trip to the charity shop which led to me picking up 40 books for myself, my uncle and to send on bookcrossing! I like the cover for Blood and Iron which kinda looked UF but the Goodreads reviews sounded too fae court and whiny MC for my tastes! Hope you’ll enjoy all your reads this week.

  2. The Wild Girl cover is really pretty. 🙂

    I have been wanting to buy the Trudi Canavan books so many times since someone recommended them to me, but every time I remember I’m not in the mood. 😀

    I also gave in to the hype and I’m reading Throne od Glass now (still resisting Perkins so far, even though I liked Anna and the French Kiss when I read it a few years ago, so I’ll probably get them when I’m in the mood for something fluffy). I’m honestly having mixed feelings about it so far. The writing style is just fine, but the rest really isn’t what I expected. I’ll write a review soon, but so far it’s just okayish. Maas still has 147 pages left to blow my mind so we’ll see how it goes.

    I don’t have a STS post I can link this week because I’m still waiting for some books, so I can do them all together, but I’m pretty sure you have it covered for at least five people haha

    • It iiis. It’s mostly why I picked it up!

      I remember them being fun — not exceptional, but I did enjoy them.

      Hmm, that’s how I felt about the novellas. Still, we can hope, right?

      Heh, I’m positive I do. I think I have a problem!

    • As far as I remember, I thought they were a lot of fun. First casually included gay character I ever came across, I think. (Well, that I came across, recognised and remember being non-pejorative.)

  3. Cait

    I hope you like Throne of Glass! It’s like my FAVOURITE series of ever this year. (Plus I was only, well, introduced to it this year…hehe…so I’ve read all 4 books and I don’t know how I’m going to survive from now on just reading one book a year! Nooooo.) XD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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