I got two books this week that I’ve been dying to get my hands on for what feels like a very, very long time:
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is one I’m really glad to get during a heatwave as it’s set in England during the heatwave of 1976. So I’ll be able to read it while I’m moving as little as possible and eating nothing but ice cream. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is one of my favourite books, so even though I have no idea what Young Jane Young is about, I was dying to read it. I’ve actually purposely kept myself knowing as little as possible about it because I think it’ll be fun to be surprised!
And a couple others I’m excited to try out:
A Life Discarded is about a man who finds over a hundred journals that have been dumped in a skip. I’m fascinated with journals and diaries – I used to love reading books in diary form when I was a kid – so this immediately had my attention. The Wolf Border is one I’ve heard of a few times on BookTube but nothing that made me feel like I had to rush out and buy it. But my mum was telling me about her experience reading it – it’s set in the North of England, which is where she’s from – and that personal connection made me want to give it a try!
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!