Saturday, July 11, 2015

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, to share the books you got this week.

Last week the publisher Hachette UK ran an 'Insight Into Publishing' day with talks from staff in a variety of departments giving more information about what their jobs involve. I was lucky enough to be there and apart from it being a really interesting day, we got a couple of free books!

First there was an ebook of 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman. I don't really know much about this one and I haven't started it yet, but since it's an ebook, it'll be one of my 'back up books' on holiday next week. Here's the description: At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...

Next we got a paperback copy of The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith. This is a crime novel, the sequel to A Cuckoo's Calling, and while I haven't read the first one, I started reading this on the tube and it seems good so far. I'm thinking of taking it on holiday and finishing it there. It's about a private investigator who is looking in to the disappearance of an author, then the author turns up murdered. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

Finally, while I was in London I caved in & bought the latest Psy/Changeling novel - Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh. This is the 14th book in the series and follows two of the Arrow Squad, the elite soldiers who protect Psy. I loved this book and will review it very soon.

What books did you get this week?


Nikita Johri on July 11, 2015 at 8:04 PM said...

Wow..You got Shards of Hope! I just love Nalini's books and can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one. Enjoy! :)

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Lover Of Romance on July 11, 2015 at 8:12 PM said...

WHOOT for Shards of Hope, I am super excited to read that one and soon!! I really wish I had more time to read like I used to. So many little time.

Krystianna Straley on July 11, 2015 at 9:03 PM said...

Great haul! I've not heard of any of these but I hope that you enjoy them!
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Leydy @ OUaT on July 12, 2015 at 6:02 AM said...

These are all new to me but enjoy them all!
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Baggins on July 12, 2015 at 12:37 PM said...

You definitely have a variety of reading here! I hope you enjoy them all. :-D

Shannon Miz on July 15, 2015 at 7:40 AM said...

That Hachette talk sounds amazing! Such a great thing to be able to go to- I imagine you learned quite a bit! And, they gave you books too? Such a win! And hey, sometimes we just have to let ourselves splurge a bit ;) Hope you enjoy the new books, and have a fabulous week :)

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Divergent Gryffindor on July 18, 2015 at 2:34 PM said...

Yay for these books! Amazing haul! I hope you enjoy these books and happy reading :)

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Grace Fonseca on July 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM said...

Awesome stack of books. The Hachette book thing sounds wonderful. I hope you love all your new books.

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vvb32 reads on July 18, 2015 at 4:03 PM said...

I still have to read the first Robert Galbraith, too. The Silkwork looks so appealing. Enjoy your latest haul ;-)

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm on July 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM said...

You've got a great haul this week, lots of awesome looking books. I hope you enjoy them all :)

I've heard really good things about A Man Called Ove, and the authors other book as well.

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

Krystianna Straley on July 19, 2015 at 2:14 AM said...

A Man Called Ove sounds really interesting! I'm going to look that one up on Goodreads. Have an awesome week. :)
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Ailsa on July 24, 2015 at 10:49 PM said...

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Nikita, I'll be reviewing this one very soon, I think - either next week or the week after.

Shanon Miz - The Hachette thing was really good! Very informative. I might post an event recap type post about it, I think.

Grace - thank you, the Hachette thing was really good, I was so happy to have got a place.

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