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.
Last Saturday I mentioned that I’d split my birthday haul of books into two Stacking The Shelves posts. If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here. Otherwise, it’s time for these three additions to my bookshelves!
From top to bottom:
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (Science Fiction): If you’ve visited my blog before, it’s no secret that I’ve loved everything I’ve read by UKLG so far. I’m collecting her science fiction novels now; and while those particular books of hers are getting hard to find in stores, a family member was able to find this pick from my wishlist. My thinking right now is that 2016 might be a year of “classic catch-ups,” so this along with Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales will be two of my reading priorities then.
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Trilogy, Book #1) by N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy): My birthday present to myself!! 😀 I was in Barnes & Noble for a totally different reason, and then what caught my eye? One of the books I’ve been looking forward to most this year, especially after loving The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms last month. So, would it surprise you to know I’m reading this book right now? 😉
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (YA Historical Fantasy / Paranormal Romance): A friend remembered that this book had caught my eye when we visited the New England Mobile Book Fair last fall. What I didn’t realize until I flipped through the book the other day was that it takes place in 19th century Plymouth! Yay for stories based in Massachusetts. 🙂 Monstrous Beauty will be part of my mermaid “market research” project, which I still need to collect more books for. Any recommendations?
My apologies for the crappy photo quality, by the way. I can tell my camera is “aging” because I keep having to touch up the photos before I share them with you. Maybe it’s time to get a new one…
What books did you recently buy or acquire? Have you read or are planning to read of the books discussed above?