Stacking the Shelves

STSmallStacking 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.

Despite having quite a lot of unread books on my shelves and on my Kindle I’m delighted to add more books to be TBR lists. Well, it would be dreadful if I had no books left to read. So, I took a pile of books to Barter Books in Alnwick last Tuesday and replaced them with these:

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I’ve been collecting Reginald Hill’s books so I was pleased to find these three that I haven’t read:

Good Morning, Midnight – a locked room suicide, or is it murder, for Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and DCI Peter Pascoe to investigate. This is the 19th Dalziel and Pascoe book.

Killing the Lawyers – a Joe Sixsmith novel. I haven’t read any of the P.I. Joe Sixsmith series about a redundant lathe operator turned private eye from Luton.

Asking for the Moon – a collection of four Dalziel and Pascoe stories, unusual adventures including the long-anticipated story of the case that brought Dalziel and Pascoe together for the first time.

As I liked Rory Clements’ book, Corpus, so much recently I decided to look for more by him and found The Heretics, an Elizabethan spy thriller set in 1595 as once again Spanish galleys threaten to invade England.

Years ago I loved and read many of John Grisham’s thrillers so when I found The Racketeer I thought I’d see if I still enjoy his books. This one is about the murder of a judge found dead in a remote lakeside cabin.

Moving away from the crime fiction shelves I looked for books by Penelope Lively, another author whose books I’ve enjoyed in the past and found Cleopatra’s Sister. It’s described on the cover as ‘a bold and compassionate novel of ideas which is also a love story.’

And finally I looked for and found The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane because a friend told me how much she had enjoyed it. Macfarlane describes how he set off from his Cambridge home to follow ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads and sea paths that criss-cross the British landscape.

10 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I love finding books I haven’t by authors I enjoy. I know I’ve got a few John Sandford novels to catch up on from over the past couple of years. Every time I stress that I haven’t done so yet, I remember there’s really no hurry….


  2. Oh, it looks as though you have some great reading ahead, Margaret. I’ll be really interested in what you think of the Sixsmith novels as opposed to the D/P novels.


  3. I’m not familiar with any of these, but I love that you took a stack in and exchanged them. I think that’s so cool. I try to only buy physical books that I know I am going to love or have loved because I’m running out of places to put them. But if I could exchange them then I might be more open to physical books again. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


  4. Any haul that has three Reginald Hills and a John Grisham in it is a great one! I love the Joe Sixsmith books – they’re quite different in tone to the Dalziel and Pascoe ones – so I hope you enjoy that one. And Asking for the Moon is fun – quirky, though!


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