Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.
For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews.

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

I just looked it up and the last time I did one of these posts was on March 1st. So to make this look less outrageous I’m splitting it up into two. One for my birthday haul and then another for the rest of the books I’ve accumulated along the way.
Haul part 1

Physical books:

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Golden Sun by Pierce Brown
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
I read Red Rising when it first came out and it blew me away. I was so enamoured with the characters and loved the twists and turns, but for some reason I never continued or got my own copies of them. I’ve looked at the series so many times while I’ve been in bookstores, but for some reason never picked them up. Well I decided I wanted the series for my birthday and went to two different bookstores as neither had all three. I know own them and I love them and it will probably take me another year to read them all.

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
I have had my eye on this book since it first came out. It seems pretty loved by those I follow on social media and I couldn’t go past it when I saw it in store. I’ve ditched all my current reads for it and by the time this goes up I should have it finished. So far I think it’s a masterpiece.

The Book Of Koli by M.R. Carey
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey
The moment I finished The Girl with all the Gifts, M.R. Carey moved onto my auto buy author list. His ability to write characters that you fall in love with and cheer for is phenomenal. He is a force and I highly recommend reading his entire backlist if you haven’t yet.

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
I actually thought this was a self-published book until I saw it instore. I had been meaning to grab the ebook, but just hadn’t gotten to it yet. (Note, it turns out I did have the ebook already and I guess this shows how bad I am at keeping track of my books). Good thing about this one is that when I finish it, book two is already in store so I can get it easily.

A memory called Empire by Arkady
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
I’ve seen this around on Twitter and it sounds pretty kickass, so I had to get it as well. Plus the cover is gorgeous and I’m a sucker for a great cover.

And that was my birthday haul. 100% spoilt.

Part two will be up next week.

7 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves”

    1. It’s nice to find books that are so different to what we normally read, or what even exists in the genre at the time. I think it will be a good read for me.
      I hope you enjoy Red Rising when you get to it. I remember it had me crying within the first couple of chapters. I couldn’t believe it.


    1. I have quite a few arcs to get through from NetGalley, but I think The Gutter Prayer is going to get read first. Such a large range of people liked it. It has me curious.
      I think Wanderers has pulled me out of a slump.
      I hope you find a book that steals your attention and your getting back to full health.

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      1. I think that a book stealing my attention at the moment is wishful thinking. I go through bursts of reading then don’t want to read and then, when I finish a book I then seem to spend days trying to figure out what I want to read next.😂

        I’m getting there, little set-back and they found I’ve an infection which requires antibiotics. I’m back at work tomorrow and dreading it but I’m getting there and hoping for no relapses.


  1. I need to catch up with The Gutter Prayer as well, and I keep pondering whether or not to pick up A Memory Called Empire. Happy reading!


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