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.
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:
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.