Stacking the Shelves: 20 June 2015


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. This means you can include ‘˜real’ and ‘˜virtual’ books (ie physical and ebooks) you’ve bought, books you’ve borrowed from friends or the library, review books, and gifts.

This week I’ve added two books to my Kindle:

After the fire The one I was

  • After the Fire by Jane Casey, which was published on 18 June. It’s the sixth Maeve Kerrigan book. I’ve read the previous five and just have to read this one too.
  • The One I Was by Eliza Graham – I read her first book, Playing with the Moon  back in 2007 and have been meaning to read more of her books, so when this one came up on the Kindle Daily Deal earlier this week I snapped it up. She’s written three more books since then, which I’ve missed.

and a pile of library books:

Liby Bks June 2015

They are from top to bottom:

  • Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers – a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery.
  • The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths – the sixth Ruth Galloway book. I’m behind with this series – the seventh book was published earlier this year.
  • The North (And Almost Everything In It) by Paul Morley – this is about the north of England. I can’t remember where I read about this book, but it looked interesting and as I’m a northerner I thought I’d have a look at it and reserved it.
  • The Balmoral Incident (Rose McQuinn series 8) by Alanna Knight. I’ve read the first book in the series, so this is another series I’ll be reading out of order.
  • The Monogram Murders (The new Hercule Poirot mystery) by Sophie Hannah – I’m not at all sure that I’ll read this book. My experience of reading prequels and sequels by a different author than the original has not been good. I’ve read reviews both praising and criticising this book, so when I saw it in the library I was tempted to borrow it.
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. I saw Chris Hadfield on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 a little while ago and thought he was brilliant and after I read Jackie’s review on her Farm Lane Books Blog I reserved the book.

Books like these are the reasons I don’t get round to reading my own unread books – those to-be-reads that I’ve had for years!

If you’ve read any of these do let me know what you think of them and also what you found to add to your shelves this week.

21 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves: 20 June 2015

  1. I’ve read The Outcast Dead and it was good, as always with Ruth Galloway. I have a copy of After The Fire on it’s way to me. I’ll have it at some point (long way to go). Enjoy, Margaret!


  2. I thought The Outcast Dead was very good. Ruth Galloway is one of my favourite series. Five Red Herrings is one of the LPWs I haven’t read…. will get to it.


  3. Hi there – am a new visitor. I hadn’t realised there was a new Jane Casey out (yes, I’m fairly sure I live under a rock sometimes), so must check that out!



  4. You do have some great ones there, Margaret. I’ll be interested in what you think of the Griffiths and the Casey, both of whom are authors I admire. Ooh, and you have The Five Read Herrings, too! You’ve a good read, in my opinion, in store for you with that one.


  5. I am trying to read several other novels that I have hanging around before I let myself get to the new Jane Casey. I suspect I won’t succeed and will have given in before the end of the week.


  6. Well, you can’t go wrong with Lord Peter–I think I’ve read that one, but not 100% sure, actually. I was intrigued by the new Hercule Poirot novel, but I will most likely give it a pass as well. These types of things are always so strained.


    • Nan, I have read just one book by Michael Gilbert, several years ago now – a spy thriller called After the Fine Weather, I think. It was OK – fast paced action scenes as I remember.


  7. I haven’t read any of these and I look forward to your posts about them. I just read on kindle Love at the Speed of Email: A Memoir and recommend it.


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