Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to talk about the books you've received recently. 

I've got four books to talk about today, and only one of them I actually bought, the rest I'm borrowing from my boyfriend and Dad. I love being able to share books with people! :)

I've recently started doing Youtube videos again, after watching some 'book tube' videos & seeing how happy and enthusiastic everyone is, so here is my latest 'book haul' video that I made for there. It covers some books I've talked about here in a previous StS post, and misses out my most recent purchase. My written thoughts are below the video if you prefer that :)

First book I borrowed from Dad is 'The Girl On The Train' by Paula Hawkins. I've seen a lot of fuss about this one and it's a strong bestseller so I'm interested to check it out.

Next, also borrowed from Dad, is 'All The Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr. It's about a young blind girl living in Paris who then evacuates to the coast with her father when the German army moves on Paris during the Second World War. I'm looking forward to reading this one soon.

Then there's 'Ancillary Justice' by Ann Leckie. This is a science fiction story that has won a whole load of awards. I've read the first couple of chapters and I'm hoping to finish it this week and post a review.

Finally I bought 'A Darker Shade Of Magic' by V. E. Schwab the other day. I've seen reviews on loads of blogs this spring and my friend was kind enough to tell me Amazon had it on sale, so I've got that waiting on my Kindle app for when I have time. Too many print books to read just now but I'll hopefully get to it later in the summer.

Which books did you get this week?



Anonymous said...

Ancillary Justice has been on my 'wanna read' list for a while, so looking forward to your review - and hearing what you think of ADSoM :)

Grace Fonseca on June 20, 2015 at 2:19 PM said...

Nice stack. I have got to read ADOSOM at some point. Girl on the Train has been getting a lot of positive buzz.

Grace @ Books of Love

AJ Sterkel on June 20, 2015 at 2:32 PM said...

Nice haul. I loved A Darker Shade of Magic. I still need to read All The Light We Cannot See. I’ve heard great things about it.

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Tsuki Mew on June 20, 2015 at 3:54 PM said...

I have heard so many things about "Ancillary Justice". It's on my TBR list. Happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

klgd2008 on June 20, 2015 at 5:44 PM said...

I read the Girl on the Train earlier this year because of all of the buzz and I really enjoyed it, hope you do too.

Krystianna Straley on June 20, 2015 at 9:20 PM said...

Great haul! I've been wanting to check out The Girl on the Train for a while because it sounds excellent. Happy reading!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

vvb32 reads on June 20, 2015 at 10:56 PM said...

Girl on the Train is a doozy! Looking forward to reading A Darker Shade of Magic which is in my tbr pile. Enjoy your vacation time and hope you get some good reading in.

Ailsa on June 21, 2015 at 8:02 AM said...

Thanks for all the comments guys! I'll take a look at your posts later today :)

@Calypte - I'm enjoying Ancillary Justice a lot so far and I'm only about 50 pages in :)

@Grace - yes, you should! Basically all the buzz is why I'm reading both of those.

@ AJ - A lot of people seem to have loved ADSoM so I'm looking forward to it :)

@ Tsuki Mew - I love Ancillary Justice so far!

@ kldg - thanks, I'm looking forward to giving it a try :)

@ Krystianna - yeah, I'm hoping The Girl On The Train is good.

@Vvb - Thanks, I'm off to the park this afternoon to get some more reading done :)

ALeisureMoment on June 21, 2015 at 1:03 PM said...

I've heard a lot about the The Girl on the Train, however haven't read it yet. It's on the list thought!

Jay Riv on June 21, 2015 at 9:24 PM said...

The Girl on the Train is one I want to read as well. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
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