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.
Some of you know my birthday was last weekend; and apart from other presents I was happy to receive (bed linens, an indoor-outdoor thermometer, a beach umbrella), I got MORE BOOKS. 😀 A couple more arrived after I finished preparing this post, so that’s why this is Part 1. (Part 2 could be up as early as next Saturday.) In the meantime, here’s what I’ve got so far:
From top to bottom:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Fantasy): I feel like The Night Circus has been out forever, yet only now has it grabbed my attention. I’ve seen it on store shelves in Target, Barnes & Noble, and other places… But why I didn’t read the blurb or check out reviews of it until a couple months, I have no clue. Plus, Erin is originally from Massachusetts. Yay for MA speculative fiction writers!
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Fantasy / Science Fiction): Adding The Bone Clocks to my wishlist was more or less a result of the same for Cloud Atlas (see below). Just as people recommended the latter book to me, the former had just been released, and I figured both might be worth checking out. I haven’t read David Mitchell’s work before, so I’m intrigued by the genre-bending implied in the reviews.
Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy, Book #2) by Leigh Bardugo (YA Fantasy): Reading this one right now! I loved both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, so I knew right away that I’d dive into this book after finishing Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. And with Leigh appearing at the Boston Teen Author Fest in 2 weeks, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book #2) by Deborah Harkness (Paranormal Romance): Some readers adore this series. Others don’t, and I can see why. But despite the things that annoyed me about A Discovery of Witches, I still got sucked in (no vampire pun intended) and wound up really enjoying the first installment. Not sure when I’ll get to Shadow of Night, but I’m already looking forward to it.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Science Fiction): Three people have recommended Cloud Atlas to me in the past year. That’s all it took to convince me that I need to read it. 😉 I’ll probably read this before The Bone Clocks, since this one is considered to be Mitchell’s masterpiece.
What books did you recently buy or acquire? Have you read or are planning to read of the books discussed above? Feel free to share your opinions and most recent hauls by commenting below.