Stacking the Shelves

Posted September 17, 2016 by Nicky in General / 16 Comments

What’s this? I actually did buy two books this week! I kind of couldn’t help it — I’ve had Revenger on preorder, of course, and I’ve been hearing so much about the upcoming film based on the women in Hidden Figures. But I’ve still got vouchers left to use… I’m trying to save them for something really good, or maybe a series of books I’ll enjoy.

Books bought:

Cover of Revenger by Alastair Reynolds Cover of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Yep, my sister is so jealous right now. Well, until she gets to Waterstones… probably a little later today. Then she’ll have her own copy of Revenger.

Books finished this week:

Cover of Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers audio version Cover of The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers, audio version Cover of Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, audio version Cover of Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers, audio version Cover of To Explain the World by Steven Weinberg

Cover of Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch Cover of Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch Cover of Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World by Nick Lane Cover of Anthem by Ayn Rand Cover of In the Land of Invented Languages, by Arika Okrent

Woe is me, I’ve finished the Peter Wimsey audiobooks, again. Highly recommended, though, and Audible is only missing one of the series (Gaudy Night).

Reviews posted this week:
Magic Breaks, by Ilona Andrews. As usual, a fun outing with Curran and Kate. And I want this series to last forever. 4/5 stars
Fair Game, by Josh Lanyon. Non-stereotypical gay people being stupid at each other, decent mystery, and one of the leads is even dealing with disability. Hurrah! 3/5 stars
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan. I did enjoy this, but I did have some questions about the male-centricness of the story. 3/5 stars
A Maze of Death, by Philip K. Dick. This is… very Philip K. Dickian. Which means it made very little sense to me. 2/5 stars
Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils, by Lydia Pyne. An interesting survey of hominid fossils and what they mean for our understanding of human evolution. 4/5 stars
Fair Play, by Josh Lanyon. The sequel to Fair Game, which develops the relationship between Eliot and his father interestingly. 4/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. This didn’t ring totally true to me, but it did get to me surprisingly much. 3/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Favourites. My little tour of the fantasy genre!

What have you been reading? Got your hands on any good books?

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16 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • Ooh, I don’t know what genres you usually like, but Mary Stewart and Georgette Heyer are totally my favourite romance reads, if you haven’t come across ’em!

  1. I’m totally unstacked this week! The house is in chaos due to painting issues plus I’m watching so much tv that I’m forgetting what books look like…still, the paralympics are nearly over so it will be back to reading then! No STS for me this week but will be back next week. Have a good reading week!

    • Me and my sister have both loved Reynolds’ work for a long time, so we’ve been looking forward to it a lot! Hope you enjoy it, if you pick it up.

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