STACKING THE SHELVES #24

Rain City Reads   June 7, 2014   Comments Off on STACKING THE SHELVES #24

Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS post yet!  

  •  Tibetan Peach Pie – From grade 11 onwards, I’ve been a fan of Tom Robbins. I’ve read nearly all of his books – a few of them more than once. His magically realistic worlds and flair for the absurd make for a highly entertaining, colourful read. However, I’ve also heard (though I don’t remember exactly where) that in person, he doesn’t live up to his writing. This is his first memoir, so on the one hand I’m interested to learn more about the man behind some of my favourite stories, but I’m also a bit apprehensive. What if he doesn’t live up to them? So I’m going into this one half excited and half nervous.
  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night – You guys are probably really tired of hearing this, but Karen at One More Page loved this which is like 99% of the reason why I bought it. What can I say? Girl is quickly becoming my magic 8 ball for what to read.
  • A Town Like Alice – This book comes with a cute story, albeit a story that isn’t mine. One of my best friends has been moonlighting at a Chapters location that closed down. During a recent shift, an elderly man came in and asked her if they had this book, because he had read it years ago and wanted to read it again. He told her about the book and how much he had enjoyed it. She searched the shelves with him, until they located the last copy in the store. After the man had paid for the book, he said, “You know what? I’ve already read this, and you haven’t. You keep it.” How’s that for a tip?

  • The Vacationers – I’ve been seeing this book everywhere lately, and so it crept to the top of my summer reading list. I’m not totally sure what it’s about – something about a family vacation in Mallorca and secrets – but I’m hoping it’ll be great.
  • Say What You WillThe Fault In Our Stars meets Eleanor & Park. Do I even need to say more?
  • The 100 – I’ve had this kicking around for a little while, but with the show coming out, I feel like I need to read the book.

I got these two as birthday presents from my brother-in-law.

  • The Oversight – something about a secet society in London that guards the borders between our world and the supernatural. Kind of makes me think of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series and Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London. 
  • You – Sort of a cross between Ready Player One and a murder mystery. Definitely one for people who grew up in the ’80s playing video games and have continued to play every new game since.

That’s it for my week in books – what about you guys?  //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>

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