STACKING THE SHELVES | #39

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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! 

A Private Place – Amanda Craig
A Vicious Circle – Amanda Craig


Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
100 Sideways Miles – Andrew Smith
Nothing Holds Back the Night – Dephine De Vigan

Legends – Robert Littell
Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann 
How to Speak Brit – Christopher J. Moore


Added a few interesting books this week. I really enjoyed Amanda Craig’s book Hearts and Minds, so I ordered her other books. Turns out at least one of them is a tangential story about one of the peripheral characters in Hearts and Minds, which is interesting. Station Eleven and 100 Sideways Miles I’ve been hearing about everywhere over the last few weeks, and were both pre-orders. I expect both to be good but decidedly odd (even creepy in the case of Station Eleven!). Nothing Holds Back the Night is one I came across by chance and it sounds intriguing, if a bit dark. It’s a speculative memoir in which Delphine explores her mother’s glamorous but disturbed life.

We started watching Legends, and it didn’t take long for me to decide I wanted to try out the book upon which it was based. Let the Great World Spin is one I’ve had kicking around for a while, but I came across it in a bookstore in San Francisco, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to read it! How to Speak Brit was a late, surprise birthday present (the best kind!) from my husband. As the child of two Brits, most of the words and phrases it includes are both familiar and nostalgic, some made me laugh out loud.

So that’s it for my week in books – what about you guys? Share in the comments!

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