Stacking the Shelves

Posted 26 March, 2016 by Nikki in General / 10 Comments

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy week, particularly as I’m now trying to tackle my library books and get them down to zero, in preparation for a long trip to stay with my partner. I have a month, and 36 books to go… and some of them are the second book in a series where I own the first book but haven’t read it yet. Uh, wish me luck?!

Received to review:

Cover of Saint's Blood by Sebastien de Castell Cover of Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay Cover of Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

So excited about all three of these!

Books finished this week: 

Cover of The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer Cover of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs Cover of The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski Cover of Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson Cover of Fathom by Cherie Priest

Cover of The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black Cover of The Selection by Kiera Cass Cover of Liars and Thieves by Karen Maitland Cover of Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan

Reviews this week:
Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews. Lots of fun, and funny too. Ilona Andrews’ books are always fun, I think. 4/5 stars
Junk DNA, by Nessa Carey. Spoiler: there’s probably no such thing as junk DNA. At least not in the amounts previously thought. Nessa Carey writes clearly and concisely, and I think the book should work for laypeople. 4/5 stars
The Winner’s Crime, by Marie Rutkoski. I’m not sure if my writing might be too generous — the plot relied heavily on miscommunication/lack of communication, which always drives me bananas. 4/5 stars
Solstice Wood, by Patricia A. McKillip. More accessible than the other book, Winter Rose, but less enchanting. 3/5 stars
Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell. Love, love, love. Might read it again before long. 5/5 stars
The Winner’s Kiss, by Marie Rutkoski. Got over most of my quibbles from the second book, and ended things well. 4/5 stars
Flashback Friday: Helen of Troy, by Bettany Hughes. Enjoyable take on the myth of Helen and the way it has developed, though probably dry if this isn’t an area of interest for you. 4/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While. What it says on the tin!

How’s everyone? Anything exciting going on?

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10 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I wish you luck and I feel your book pain! I’m thinking about setting myself monthly book targets to keep me motivated with my reading. I always seem to have a March or April slump and I was on the edge of it at the start of this week but a great book choice saved me! Good luck!

  2. I was HUGELY excited to land a copy of GGK’s latest – I’ve been campaigning for that since the cover reveal last summer. Excited to have landed a UK copy of Saint’s Blood as well, months ahead of the North America release.

    • Me too! I was doing a reread of all of GGK’s stuff in order (I think I’ve mentioned this before), but… surely I can break that for this, right?!

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