I added a few exciting titles to my TBR this week! These all came into my life thanks to all the (mainly British) BookTubers I’ve been watching lately. I can’t remember who talked about which – I think these were all mentioned by at least two anyway – but I’m quite excited to try all of them!
I haven’t read much Ali Smith (just a couple of short stories), but I have been meaning to for years. Autumn is her most recent novel, and it deals with current affairs, such as Brexit, so I feel like it’ll be a good one to get to sooner rather than later. This one was shortlisted for the Man Booker and won the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, so it’s also got some pretty decent status in the literary fiction genre!
I don’t know that much about The Improbability of Love other than that it was also a nominee for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, which makes me hopeful that the writing will be stellar, and the story sounds like a nice summer read.
I love travel memoirs, so The Year of Living Danishly, about a woman who moves to Denmark when her husband gets a job there sounds right up my alley. It’s divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year, each dealing with a different topic that she ties into elements of Danish culture and social structure. It’s supposed to be excellent and I’m torn between saving it and diving right in!
Which books did you add to your shelves this week? Have you read any of these?
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that’s all about the books we added to our shelves over the past week. Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post yet!