Stacking the Shelves

Posted June 23, 2018 by Nicky in General / 12 Comments

Good morning, folks! It’s time for another installment of my post-exam book binge. This time, it’s the British Library Crime Classics edition. (Yep, I am addicted to these.)


Cover of Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay Cover of Death of an Airman by Christopher St John Sprigg Cover of Scarweather by Anthony Rolls 

Cover of Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne Cover of The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams

Books read this week:

Cover of The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne Valente Cover of Scarweather by Anthony Rolls  Cover of Deadline by Mira Grant Cover of The Black God's Drums

Reviews posted this week:

The Secret of High Eldersham, by Miles Burton. Okay, the plot is bananas, but it’s a really compulsive read. 4/5 stars
The Templars, by Piers Paul Read. Not just about the Templars, but about the Crusades more broadly. 3/5 stars
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones. A favourite reread. <3 5/5 stars
A Quick and Easy Guide to Using They/Them Pronouns, by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson. Pretty good, but not perfect. 4/5 stars
A Little History of Archaeology, by Brian Fagan. Not quite everything I wanted, but fun enough and informative, if a little scatter-brained. 3/5 stars
Feed, by Mira Grant. A reread to let me get back into the trilogy and finish it this time, and it was great fun. 4/5 stars
Planetfall, by Emma Newman. Another reread, this one because I want to read the new book in the same world. Remains a great read, and I think I liked it more this time. 4/5 stars

Other posts:

Discussion: Interacting with Authors. Advice for both authors and bloggers…
Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR. What I might be reading this summer.
WWW Wednesday. The usual update!

So what’ve you been reading? What have you been stacking your shelves with? I want to know!

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12 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I’ve not bought any books this week, and I’ve been engrossed in the sequel to The Fifth Season (oh… oh oh oh. Damn these are good).

    I’ve also admitted I’m not going to finish the rest of my Subjective Chaos reading list reading (for this round; I may have a couple of books to read in July depending on how this round of voting goes) so I get to read completely on a whim for the next week. Which may or may not mean just finishing The Broken Earth trilogy and the first season of Born to the Blade.
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    • Man, I actually need to read that trilogy. I started when it came out, but something came up and I stalled, and then didn’t pick it up again yet…

  2. I love those British Crime Classics covers, there’s just something about them. And Planetfall I should read- I just read Before Mars recently and am very intrigued with that universe now!
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    • Agreed! I’m keeping them as a set, I think, rather than selling them/taking them to charity — they just… look good.

      Oh, Planetfall is great.

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