Stacking the Shelves

Posted November 22, 2014 by in General / 10 Comments

This week has been a library week…


Cover of The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart Cover of The Savage Knight by Paul Lewis Cover of Dangerous Women ed. G.R.R. Martin

Cover of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley Cover of Labyrinth by Kate Mosse Cover of The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

Cover of The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross Cover of Osama by Lavie Tidhar Cover of Fever by Mary Beth Keane

Cover of Tooth & Claw by Jo Walton Cover of Ghost King by David Gemmell Cover of Last Sword of Power by David Gemmell

Cover of A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington

I don’t think I actually ever got round to reading The Hollow Hills, so I’m looking forward to it after enjoying The Crystal Cave more than I used to. I do actually own the whole trilogy, but it’s a massive hardback, so I got the library book for reading convenience. The Savage Knight sounds interesting; I think Abaddon books probably deserve a prize for the fake manuscript-provenance story around the story, which has seemingly caught some other reviewers out. Arthuriana, yay! Tooth and Claw, The Hero and the Crown and Labyrinth are rereads of varying quality; my brain seems to need something familiar right now.


Cover of Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel Cover of Hand in Hand, ed. Carol Ann Duffy

Padel is a great-great-great granddaughter of Darwin, so this was an interesting read, even if I didn’t love it. And I liked the idea of Carol Ann Duffy’s anthology, too — modern poetry in conversation with older. I’d been meaning to grab these for a while.


Cover of UKCAT for Dummies

Not exciting in the traditional way, perhaps, but it is nice to be preparing myself…



10 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. There is always a nice range of genres on your shelves! I’m not much of a fantasy reader though I have the first two Game of Thrones novels, picked up in a charity shop. When I finally get the series watched I’ll maybe try the books! Happy reading!

    • I haven’t read any of the other Laundry books, but I have read a couple of other Stross books. Sadly, I want to like them but get frustrated with them. Review is up on Goodreads now, since I finished reading it yesterday — but it’ll be up here soon enough, too.

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