Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves.
I don’t normally go shopping right after Christmas, but with a Barnes & Noble gift card in my wallet and a wishlist that was still quite long, I decided, “Why not?” So, here are the books I bought the day after Christmas, with a “cameo” appearance by one of my tea mugs. *lol*
Shadow And Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, Book #1) by Leigh Bardugo (YA Fantasy): I actually just finished this book the other day, so expect a review of it soon. All I’ll tell you for now: It’s a YA fantasy’s set in a Russian-inspired alternate reality- and it’s INCREDIBLE. 😀
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, Book #1) by Sarah J. Maas (YA Epic Fantasy): One of several series I listed in my November article “Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasies Series I Want To Start.” Maas’ Throne Of Glass series has been called the YA equivalent to George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire saga, and it’s quite popular. I’ve read a number of mixed reviews, though, so now I’m curious how I’ll feel about it when I finally get to it.
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien (Epic Fantasy): I love Tolkien’s work. And, I love Middle-Earth. Need I say more? 😉
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies by C. Norman Shealy (Reference / Holistic Health): I fell in love with this book when one of my colleagues brought her own copy to work a few weeks ago. Not only am I interested in trying natural remedies, but one of the characters in my WIP is a healer. So, I’m going to file this book under “fun research.”
What books did you recently buy or acquire? Have you read of the books shown / discussed above? Feel free to share your opinions and most recent hauls by commenting below.