Stacking the Shelves #13 | Last one of the year 2017!

Stacking the Shelves

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Happy Saturday guys!! So the year is finally going to end this is the last Saturday! Can you believe it? Where did the year go? Certainly reading made the year fly faster than ever ๐Ÿ˜€ Don’t you think so?

I moved to Bengaluru in December and last weekend I visited a famous bookstore here and I was amazed to see the collection there. I don’t prefer to buy old books but there, seeing the price and the collection I was amazed. Though I decided that I won’t buy any new book before the new year, I ended up buying two books (not my fault okay?) ๐Ÿ˜€

So let’ see what books I managed to get by the year end.

 

 

Purchased

Untouchable by Mulk Raj AnandThe Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

Throughout this year I have seen many Indian bookstagrammers reading Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand and giving rave reviews. I am excited to read this because I am thinking of this to be similar to the works of Premchand. The Book of Dust was quite in talks during the last couple of month. I have never read Philip Pullman so hope this to be a good read.

 

 

Review Copies

This month, I got my first-ever review copies from the author that I secretly wished to read- Anuja Chandramouli. I got two of her latest books for review this week- Prithviraj Chauhan and Kartikeya.

Prithviraj Chauhan by Anuja ChandramouliKartikeya by Anuja Chandramouli

 

 

NetGalley ARCs

Eductaed by Tara Westover

One of my aim for 2018 is to read some nonfiction and this memoir, Educated by Tara Westover, is a step towards that goal ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

From my Secret Santa

Ahh so finally I received my package from my secret Santa, a day after the Christmas and it was amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ I got two books in there with one colouring book too (my first ever colouring book ๐Ÿ˜› ). Both the books, Fugitive Pieces and Snow Falling on Cedars, are recent editions of Bloomsbury modern classic.

Fugitive PiecesSnow Falling on Cedars by David GutersonRefreshing Mandala Colouring book for adults - Book 1

 

 

Let's Chat

So that’s it for me guys for this week.

Is there any book in this list that you have read?

Is any of these books on your TBR? What have you added to your TBR in the last week of this year?

Leave me a link to your Stack, and I’ll check it out ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back soon with another Stacking the Shelves post.

 

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Comments

  1. Ruthsic

    Ah those bookstores that make you break your book buying ban! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I haven’t read any of these books but some of them sound interesting to check out.

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  2. Marie

    Ahhh I loved the Book of Dust! I hope you’ll enjoy it – even if you haven’t read the His Dark Materials series, if I understand this correctly?

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        OH okay! I hope you won’t be confused by The Book of Dust, then ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it can be read without knowing the His Dark Materials series, but I was personally happy to get the little references from this series ๐Ÿ™‚

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            Well, it’s a prequel from the His Dark Materials series, so… yes there are a couple of references, and you understand the whole world of the His Dark Material series, its roots and everything, thanks to this book ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lynn

    Yes, Mulk Raj Anand! You are the first I have seen mentioning him! I haven’t read Untouchable but I wrote my thesis on Across the Black Waters last year! I hope you’ll enjoy all the books you got! Happy New Year!

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      Sim

      Oh wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It always feel amazing when any Indian author is famous outside the country specially the classic authors like Mulk Raj Anand ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks Lynn and Happy New Year to you too โค๏ธ

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Ah, yes, bookstores are my kryptonite…and I cannot resist buying something there. Enjoy your books…and I have heard good things about Snow Falling on Cedars.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog…Happy New Year!

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  5. Greg Hill

    I love finding amazing bookstores, I can spend hours in them lol. Love those new Bloomsbury classic editions…

    Happy New Year!!

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  6. Sam@WLABB

    I have never read a Pullman book, but I do have Golden Compass, which I heard is very good. I don’t buy a lot of physical books, since I often struggle with the fonts, but I one-click a lot on Amazon. It’s hard to pass up a good bargain.

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  7. wulfluva

    I still haven’t read Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials series. I should. I really should.

    Enjoy your new books, and Happy New Year!

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  8. carolesrandomlife

    I haven’t read any of the books that made your list this week. It is so hard to leave a bookstore empty handed so I understand your unplanned purchase. Enjoy your new books and have a Happy New Year!

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  9. Jovita

    I tell my husband I going to the bookstore just to browse, it never works out that way. I have a hard time coming home empty handed. Book of Dust seems to be a favorite, I haven’t read it or anything by that author. Maybe one day. I hope you enjoy all your new reads. Happy New Year

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      Sim

      Haha pretty much same story here ๐Ÿ˜€ I always try to come empty handed but the thought of not buying the book is not that I can handle ๐Ÿ˜› I hope to read Pullman soon. Happy new year to you too Jovita ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Andreea P.

    I hope you enjoyed the trip to the oldest bookstore!
    One of my goals is also to read non-fiction and the book you got looks really interesting. Looking forward to your review!

    Happy reading and Happy New Year!

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  11. Geybie

    Those are new to me, Sim. I hope you enjoy your new books. Oh the secret Santa sounds great. I heard of it last year. Planning to join this year. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

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