Saturday, May 30, 2015

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's reviews to show off the books you've borrowed, bought or been given this week.

I haven't done this for a couple of weeks, so here are my books. The first is an ebook. The other two I got this week in Edinburgh. I told myself "I can't buy more books!" But I was hunting around the charity shops for a new jacket, and found a couple of things I couldn't resist. It's money going to charity so it doesn't count as buying books ;-). All links go to goodreads.

 Leave Your Mark, by Aliza Licht. This one is a bit different for me. It's non-fiction, sort of half advice book, half autobiography of Aliza Licht who is the head of public relations for DKNY. I saw a few promotional excerpts for this one, and since I'm applying for publishing jobs just now, I thought it would be useful to see her advice. I'll be reviewing this one sometime in June I expect.

Clariel by Garth Nix. I love Garth Nix and his 'Old Kingdom' series is one I come back to re-read again and again. Clariel is set many years (a couple of hundred, I think) before the events of Sabriel. I think it might even be set before Touchstone is born, but I can't quite remember. I'm very excited to read this, I'll be getting to it very soon. And the shop had it for just £2 for the hardback! Can you blame me for buying it?

Natural Causes, by James Oswald. This is a crime novel, set in Scotland, written by a Scottish author. And yes, that is Edinburgh on the cover, for the curious. It appeals to me for all of those reasons! It started as a self published novel but he eventually picked up an agent who sold the series to Penguin. He's now also got a fantasy series being released, which I'd love to read too. This is definitely going to be coming on holiday with me this summer, if I don't end up reading it sooner!

Have you read any of these books? What did you get this week?



  1. Interesting choices. I haven't heard of the second book. Hope you enjoy your new reads.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I haven't heard of any of these books before! They look intriguing though.I hope that you enjoy them! My haul!

  3. Good picks you have here!! Leave Your Mark sounds very interesting!!

  4. garth nix is on my list of authors to read in the near future, when i'm in the mood for an epic fantasy. awesome books! enjoy and happy reading :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  5. I'm looking for work too, so I'm definitely looking into the first book. Fun haul, enjoy!

  6. Great haul this week! I've wanted to check out Garth Nix's books for a while though I've heard that they aren't for everyone. Have a good week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Oh Clariel! My friend was just talking about rereading Sabriel. I'll have to check these out!

  8. I confess that they're all new to me but I hope you'll enjoy them. Happy reading!


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