Stacking the Shelves

Posted July 1, 2017 by Nicky in General / 18 Comments

Good morning, everyone! I’m back in Belgium with my bunnies and my wife, hurrah. And thankfully the weather is not trying to boil me alive at the moment.

I was going to say I don’t have any new books this week, but actually I got a last minute order in, so apparently I do.


Cover of The Wanderers by Meg Howrey Cover of The Space Between Stars by Anne Corlett Cover of Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

I was intrigued by The Wanderers after reading someone’s review on Litsy; The Space Between the Stars is imyril’s fault; I read Harari’s other book a while ago and quite enjoyed it.

Received to review:

Cover of Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Had me at “features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.” Should be interesting!

Read this week:

Cover of Genomes and What To Make of Them by Barry Barnes Cover of Spaceman by Mike Massimino Cover of Dark North by Gillian Bradshaw Cover of Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix

Cover of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Cover of Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra Cover of Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Cover of Shattered Minds by Laura Lam

5 stars: The Hate U Give.
4 stars: Newt’s Emerald, Six Wakes and Shattered Minds.
3 stars: Dark North and Spaceman.
2 stars: Genomes and What to Make of Them and Walking on Knives.

Reviews posted: 

The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Not something to read when you’re feeling pessimistic about the future of the human race and all the other creatures we impact. But very interesting and well written. 4/5 stars
The Emperor’s Railroad, by Guy Haley. Really strong narrative voice, and I’m definitely intrigued to read more about Quinn and his world. 4/5 stars
Dark North, by Gillian Bradshaw. Not my favourite book by Bradshaw, but she does write such good historical fiction. 3/5 stars
Death on Earth, by Jules Howard. A bit rambling and reluctant to address the real topic. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Best So Far. My favourite reads of 2017, so far.
WWW Wednesday. A little update on what I’m reading, and what I plan to read next.

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18 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I’m pretty glad that the weather has cooled down here as well…I so much hate those hot days! We had some great rain this week and I loved it! Yeah, I’m a right misery! It must be great for you to get back to the bunnies and of course, your wife after all those exams. I don’t think I could sit exams again…The Open University ones were a killer! Have a great weekend!
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    • Yeah, I have to say my Open Uni exams have been harder (for me at least) than my traditional university ones! I’m still waiting for my results, urgh.

  2. It’s settled. I think I’m going to have to start The Hate U Give today. Too many people have loved that one–and now you too! It does sound really good. Mask of Shadows does sound really good. I have a copy of The Space Between Stars here on my TBR pile and am looking forward to that one. I hope you like it!

    I hope you enjoy your new books! Have a good weekend and a great week to follow!

    • My review for The Hate U Give went up yesterday, I think. I really liked it, though the subject matter is quite out of my experience, being a Brit!

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