Saturday, February 20, 2016

Stacking the Shelves: February Book Haul part 1

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

Between things I've bought, been given, borrowed, and got from work, I've got quite a stack of books this month! I know we're not quite at the end of February yet but I'm going to break it into two haul posts and do the other one next week.

I went on a 'London Bookshop Crawl' a couple of weeks ago, visiting lots of independent bookshops, organised by Bex at An Armchair By The Sea. I was very restrained and came home with two books:

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers. I've seen so many people talking
about this book and loving it since it cam out, I had to give it a go. It's space opera, I'm a couple of chapters in and really enjoying it so far.

Vendetta, by Gail Z Martin. Second book in an urban fantasy series, the main character is a
psychometric who runs an antique shop and takes dangerous magical objects out of public circulation.

A couple more books I'm very excited about are:
Dumplin, by Julie Murphy. I've seen great reviews from a lot of US book bloggers about this, and it just came out in the UK. Hopefully I'll get to reading this one soon.

Beyond Ruin, by Kit Rocha. The latest book in the 'Beyond' series, this one is
an ARC and comes out on Tuesday. I'll be doing a release day post with a giveaway, so come back on Tuesday to enter!

And then there were these, which I don't know much about (with the exception of the Julia Kagawa books, which my friend Karen has been raving about for years), but they sounded good, and were in the freebie box at work:

My final book is one my Dad got me, and that's The Death Of Dulgath, by Michael J. Sullivan. It's book 3 of the Riyria Chronicles. I haven't read the rest of the series yet, but my parents (who got me in to reading fantasy in the first place) have all of his other books and love them. 

What books did you get recently? Have you read any of these? Don't forget to come back on Tuesday for the Beyond series giveaway!



Lekeisha on February 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM said...

Nice haul! I have a few of these on my to-read shelf. Happy reading!

Tsuki Mew on February 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM said...

I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm on February 20, 2016 at 2:54 PM said...

Great haul this week, you have a lot of great looking books. I love the look of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I have owned it for so long and not got to it, I think I need to hurry up and do it. I hope you enjoy them all :) Here's my STS.

Danica on February 20, 2016 at 3:16 PM said...

I love covers that have a sky/galaxy background. Space opera?! I'm sold. I hope you continue to enjoy that book! Great haul!

Here's my Stacking the Shelves

Joann Downie on February 20, 2016 at 6:11 PM said...

Congrats on going on The London Bookstore Crawl, that sounds fun! I like the book Vendetta-never saw that one before, and its always great getting free books!!

Barb on February 20, 2016 at 10:21 PM said...

Nice haul. It's so cool your Dad adds to your hobby. Also, you grabbed some great ones for free. Heard lots of good things about Dumplin'.

Jay Riv on February 21, 2016 at 12:11 AM said...

Nice freebies! Gail z Martin's books have been on my TBR lsit for awhile. I hope you enjoy this installment in the series! Happy Reading!
Jamie @ Vailia’s Page Turner .

Grace Fonseca on February 21, 2016 at 3:58 AM said...

I have read a book by Michael J. Sullivan and I enjoyed it. I hope you love all of your new books.

Grace @ Books of Love

Bookaholic 007 on February 21, 2016 at 11:50 AM said...

I so badly want to read the Iron Fey series, I've heard such good things. I read Talon by Julie Kagawa the beginning of this year and I LOVED it, so I hope her other books are just as good.

Enjoy your new books! :)

Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
My Book Haul!

Just Jitty on February 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM said...

Vendetta looks awesome and that is definitely something I will have to look into! I have yet to read the Riyria Chronicles ( I was waiting for the publication of the Death of Dulgath) but I cannot help but rave over the Riyria Revelations and Royce and Hadrian are my absolute favorite! I can't recommend those books enough!

Blodeuedd on February 21, 2016 at 8:50 PM said...

You really need to read those Riyria books in order :)

Majanka Verstraete on February 22, 2016 at 1:23 PM said...

Dumplin' sounds intriguing. Enjoy your books!

Majanka @ I Heart Reading

michellesminions on February 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM said...

Great haul! I absolutely LOVED Dumplin', it was cute, sweet and fun. I've become a huge Julie Murphy fan. I hope you enjoy these! Happy reading!

Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

Aditi Nichani on February 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM said...

Dumplin is a REALLY good book! I loved it, and I hope you do too!

Aditi @

vvb32 reads on February 27, 2016 at 4:42 PM said...

YAY for freebie boxes! I have Dumplin too and look forward to it. Happy reading.

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