Stacking The Shelves #50 – July 21st

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 I’m honestly trying to stay away from NG and adding any more new titles to my huge pile, but I just can’t seem to resist… At least I’ve already finished browsing Crochet Animal Rugs and even wrote a little review, so no real damage done right? I do have a few pending requests as well. Oops?

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Stacking The Shelves #49 – July 14th

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I wasn’t going to request any new titles, but you know how it goes… I never seem to be able to resist NG in the end. xD I really liked the sound of Run And Hide by Alan McDermott, so of course I had to add it to my NG shelf. Thanks again for the auto-approve! ❤

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Stacking The Shelves #48 – July 7th

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I know I normally don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, but I do enjoy one every once in a while and there was just something about The Getaway Girls that immediately caught my attention. Hopefully it will help me forget about the cold weather we’re having down here right now! Oh yes, the winter is definitely here. And both The Echo Room and Hunting Annabelle sounded absolutely fantastic and right up my alley… AKA irresistible. 

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Stacking The Shelves #47 – June 30th

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I’ve always had a special interest in anything involving WWI or WWII, so when I saw The Tango War mentioned with the promise of a rather unknown angle being pointed out, I was sold. Fingers crossed it will be a good one! 

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Stacking The Shelves #46 – June 23rd

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Bookouture has been truly spoiling me this month! ❤ Two more titles I’ve been looking forward to… Of course I cannot resist anything K.L. Slater puts on paper, and I’ve been enjoying my time with Detective Josie Quinn so far. Looking forward to book number three! And I was also approved for Broken Dolls, which I somehow didn’t realise is actually book number four of a detective series, so I’m going to be keeping my fingers crossed it can be read as a stand-alone as well.

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Stacking The Shelves #45 – June 16th

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Bookouture has done it again… And somehow I now have not one but three of their newest titles on my kindle. Oops? I’m really excited about all of these though, so I don’t really care. #sorrynotsorry Then I saw Inge’s review of The Map Of Us and even though she wasn’t able to connect to the character and had to give a low rating, I was so curious that I ended up logging into NG and ended up clicking that Read Now button when I saw it. And I’m always looking for new WWII stories, so when I saw My Real Name Is Hanna mentioned and read the blurb, I was sold. A big yes to historical fiction mixed with Ukrainian folklore! The last was a request I didn’t think would come through, but I liked the sound of the story and I’ve been meaning to pick up one of her books… So I guess now I will no matter what haha. That brings the total of new NG titles to six this week. Oops again? Luckily I’ve been reading a lot of ARCs lately, or else my NG shelf would have been over ten titles again. xD

Although it was actually last month, I could not mention it before because the cover had yet to be revealed… But wonderful Rachel Amphlett sent me an ARC of the newest Kay Hunter Gone To Ground, and I can’t wait to catch up with the series. ❤ I have also been sent a copy of A Washington Trilogy I will be reading later this year.

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Stacking The Shelves #44 – Europe Trip Book Haul

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Like promised, this Stacking The Shelves will be all about my Europe trip physical book haul. Getting English (or Dutch) books in Argentina can be expensive or time consuming business; it is one of the reasons I read mostly on my kindle. It also means  that whenever we do travel back to Europe, I tend to go a little crazy getting new books. Oops? Believe me or not, I managed to stuff all of these beauties in the photo below in my backpack (along with a LOT of other stuff) and somehow not go over the weight limit. xD Say hello to a total of 14 new books for my shelves! Ok, there was actually one more, but it was a gift for a friend, so I didn’t count that one.

A little note: I tried taking decent photos, but Instagram decided to bail on me so the photos below are unfortunately unedited… I just didn’t want to pospone posting my book haul any longer either. 😉

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These two titles are actually two ‘abandoned’ books I found while exploring the city of Brussels. I had heard about this phenomenon before, but I couldn’t believe I would actually find one myself one day! Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin (somehow not on Goodreads, at least not on its own) sounds like an interesting thriller and The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler was actually first published back 1939, and I hadn’t heard of the title before. These four titles are hostel book exchange finds. I had some old books I wanted to get rid of, so I brought them on our trip to exchange for new titles. I was intrigued by Nomads by James Swallow, a spy thriller that sounds really interesting. And I’ve had the Peter Grant series waiting for me on my kindle, so I was stoked to find a paperback copy of the second book Moon Over Soho. I liked the sound of The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall as well, even though it has mixed reviews. And even though I already have a copy waiting for me on my kindle, I just couldn’t resist snatching a copy of Shari Lapena‘s The Couple Next Door.
The five titles above I found on sale in an English bookstore in Amsterdam. They had SO many good titles and it was really hard to control myself and not buy more! But I seriously had no extra space in my big backpack left for more. xD

The first, Blue Blood by Sara Blaedel, was one of the many many interesting sounding thrillers they had. We’ll see if I made the right choice later on, but it looks promising! I actually already read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton back in 2016, but I really enjoyed the story and love the cover, so I had to have a paperback copy. And after finding the sequel in the hostel book exchange, of course I had to get a copy of the first book Rivers Of London as well. Such a beautiful cover! My grabby hands snatched a copy of Britt-Marie Was Here as soon as I saw it; I already wanted to get a copy for my kindle to read next, but having my own paperback of one of my favorite authors is so much better! The last is Fallen by Karin Slaughter, as part of a promise to myself to read more of her work. And yes, I didn’t realize until later this is actually book five of her Will Trent series. xD
On our last day, I suddenly realized I hadn’t bought any book in Dutch yet. While I don’t particularly enjoy reading in Dutch, I need them to keep up my knowledge of the language. (Because trust me, It’s preeeeetty rusty haha.) The first two are very pretty versions of the first two Half Bad Trilogy books. I still have to read the series in English as well, but luckily I have copies on my kindle so I can compare the two in case I get stuck in Dutch. The last is a Dutch translation of The Year Of The Rat and I actually like the Dutch cover so much better than the original… So pretty!

 

Do you recognize any of the titles above? Any you recommend I should read first? I hope everyone is having a great weekend! ❤


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