Stacking the Shelves #16

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews. It’s 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!

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Happy Saturday guys!! So this is the last Saturday of the first month of 2018. One month already went! Phew, where does the time go? How is your reading going until now?

I had a good start at the year start, as I said in my last STS, but then, I just slowed down πŸ˜› I guess I become lazy. Nevertheless, as a whole the progress is good and I am happy.

Also, now I have decided to do STS posts on alternate Saturday. I don’t want to post when I have only 2 books on my list or none. Instead, I want to post a book review on alternate Saturday, because I thought that only one book review on Monday is too less and I have gathered so many reviews but have no slot free. I hope this turns out to be a better idea.

Now let’s turn to my book haul of last 2 weeks. I finally purchased my first book of the year πŸ˜€ But to my defense, it is second Agatha Christie book which I needed to buy because I have to read it next month as part of my goal of reading one Christie book each month πŸ˜€ As you might know, I recently joined Edelweiss, I got some good book from there too, after getting declined for many good ones πŸ˜›

 

 

ARCs

NetGalley

The Phantom Tree by Nicola CornickNobody's Girl by Barbara AmayaThe Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray HintonThe Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

 

Edelweiss

Empress:Β The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby LalThe Emperor of Shoes by Spencer WiseTiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

 

I am glad that this time I have a great mix of fiction and non-fiction titles and the release dates of all these is quite separated so I am hoping to finish all of these easily πŸ™‚ The Phantom Tree and The Hazel Wood are fantasy which looks quite good. The Hazel Wood is already making the hype. I got it approved pretty late (just yesterday) so I’m hoping this to be my first read of Feb. Nobody’s Girl was a backlist book but the blurb was quite interesting. It’s a memoir by a human trafficking advocate so you could guess about the topic and how intense it is going to be. The Sun Does Shine is another memoir about a man who lived in prison for who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Interesting eh?

Empress is a nonfiction about Nur Jahan, the twentieth and favorite wife of the Emperor Jahangir. I was always fascinated by her from the TV shows that I saw in my childhood. I am quite happy to get approved for this book. The Emperor of Shoes is a story set in China. I have never read such a story before so I am excited. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is only contemporary that I got in this collection πŸ˜›

 

 

Purchased

The Secret Adversay by Agatha Christie

My second Agatha Christie πŸ™‚ I’ll read The Secret Adversary next month. After reading her first book, I am hooked on her writing.

 

 

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 πŸ™‚ I’ll be back soon with another Stacking the Shelves post.

 

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  1. Greg Hill

    The Hazel Wood does look good, I have to say. And I’ve been meaning to read Christie, hopefully this year will be the year I finally do that! Glad they’ve been good for you so far!
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  2. wulfluva

    Melissa Albert is doing an event with Holly Black close to me, and I just can’t decide if I should go or not. If I go, that means I have to buy the books, and I’ve already spent a LOT of money on books this week.

    Hope you enjoy your new lovelies! Thanks for visiting Shell’s Stories!
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      Sim

      Yes it definitely does specially if you are interested in historical events of other countries or Mughal Empire😊 I hope you get to read it too 😊

  3. Kim @ Words With Verity

    I’ve heard quite a bit about The Hazel Wood, but I’d love to hear what you think of it πŸ™‚ Now and then I get curious about Agatha Christie but I can’t read horror at all πŸ™

    I hope you enjoy all your new books! πŸ˜€
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      Sim

      Thanks Kim. I hope the Hazel Wood is as good as the hype 😊
      I am sorry but Agatha Christie books are murder mysteries not horror 😊

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      Sim

      Thanks Carole. I hope you get to read Christie soon. She is amazing. I hope The Hazel Wood turns out to be as good as the hype. 😊

  4. Literary Feline

    I understand your only wanting to post a Stacking the Shelves twice a month. I think I may cut it down to once a month, unless I am book heavy. I need to cut back . . .It’s hard for me to do the Sunday Posts every weekend as it is. I am still thinking on it . So, I know somewhat where you are coming from. I think you have a good plan. The Phantom Tree sounds so good. I am glad to see you will be reading it! You can tell me if it’s worth it. πŸ™‚ I have Hazel Wood on my TBR pile. It sure sounds good, doesn’t it? Let’s hope so. I hope you enjoy all your new books! Have a great week!

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      Sim

      Thank you 😊 Yeah every weekend seems more for me specially when I have none, one or just two books to show. I guess you can combine Sunday post with STS as most of the bloggers do.
      I hope both Phantom tree and Hazel Wood are good πŸ˜ƒ I hope we both enjoy it.
      Have a great week to you too 😊

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  5. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Your plan of having a STS post every second Saturday and a book review the other Saturdays sounds good, Sim.

    I haven’t read any of your books, not even the Agatha Christie one – even if I want through a whole bunch of Christies when I was a teen. I love her mysteries, there is always something there that we don’t know, and so it’s close to impossible to figure out who did it πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading!
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      Sim

      Thanks Lexxie! I hope to stick to that plan. I feel like I am posting less reviews now and I don’t want to do that after all.

      Agatha Christie blew my mind with her first novel. Her writing is so good and easy and yes, like you said, I kept figuring till the end who was the murderer πŸ˜‚

      Have a wonderful week to you too ❀️

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    2. Spencer Wise

      Hi Simant and Imgr, I hope you enjoy my book! And thanks for including me on this list! Let me know if you’d like to get an ARC.

      Best, Spencer (author of Emperor of Shoes)
      spencerwiseauthor.com

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  6. Andreea P.

    So glad that you enjoy Agatha Christie – I love her! I hope you will enjoy all her books. I love the covers of the other books and cannot wait to hear your opinion on them.

    Doing the STS every other Saturday sounds like a good idea in order to free up a slot for a book review!

    Have a lovely week!
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      Sim

      Thanks Andreea! I loved the first Christie book I read last week. It was amazing. Her writing is so good and easy and the mystery was well done 😊 My goal is to read all her books someday πŸ˜€

      I hope to stick to that idea of doing alternate posts 😊
      Have a lovely week to you too!

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      Sim

      Haha I can understand πŸ˜€ I am quite selective about my titles on Edelweiss though, only the ones which look different 😜
      I guess you are doing fine on blogging side too. You are regularly posting too. I think everything is fine ❀️ You are doing great!

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  7. Vi @Inkvotary

    That is one heck of a great haul! Wow, I am impressed. Your idea sounds good. Blogging and reviewing are supposed to be fun and I believe that we should do whatever we feel comfortable with. So looking forward to seeing what you are doing next on your “alternate” Saturday *smile*
    Did I mention that I LOVE your Logo? It makes me smile every time I look at it.

    Best wishes and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Vi @Inkvotary

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      Sim

      Haha I hope to read a lot of her books this year πŸ˜€ I hope Phantom Tree is as good as it looks 😜 Thank you 😊

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  8. Olivia-Savannah

    Yay for buying your first book! It’s kind of the end of the month so there is nothing wrong with just buying a single one, especially if it is an Agatha Christie novel :3 I’ve also been hearing a lot of good things about The Hazel Wood so I hope you’ll be able to enjoy reading that one!
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      Sim

      Haha thanks Olivia πŸ˜€ Yeah you can’t go wrong with Agatha Christie I guess 😜
      I am going to start Hazel wood soon. I hope it turns out as good as it sounds 😊

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