Stacking the Shelves

Yay! It’s time for Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Like last week, I have actually not bought any books this week, which I know will come as a surprise. I’ve now been dared not to do so until Loncon, and not to get any books out of the library on any of my tickets until I’ve read all the ones I’ve got for at least one ticket.

Torture.

But I do still get ARCs, and here’s what I got this week!

Fiction ARCs/review copies

Cover of A Planet for Rent by Yoss Cover of A Legend of the Future by Agustin de Rojas Cover of The Before Now and the After Then by Peter Monn Cover of Venomoid by J.A. Kossler Cover of Zeus is dead by Michael G. Munz

Venomoid and The Before Now and the After Then are both LGBT, though probably of rather different stripes. Zeus is Dead, I won from Librarything Early Reviewers. The first two are via Netgalley, and I couldn’t find any more inspiring covers for them. Thanks, all!

Non-fiction ARCs/review copies

Cover of The Left Side of History by Kristen Ghodsee Cover of Words in Time and Place by David Crystal

Random stuff about words and language is very cool, and given Wales’ historical socialist/communist tendencies, I have an interest in something that is a bit more nuanced than “communism=bad” in my non-fiction. (In fiction, I recommend the Library of Wales books, especially Cwmardy and We Live.)

Freebies

Cover of Hildegard of Bingen by Fiona Maddocks

Was given this one in the library I volunteer at because it’s been in the sales basket for as long as I’ve been volunteering there, and before that, hadn’t been taken out since 2007. They pretty much figured I’d be the only person in the world who’d give it a home.

Out of curiosity, the couple of times I put Goodreads URLs in so you could click through the book’s page by clicking on the cover, stats showed no clickthroughs using those links. Is that a thing people want/find useful, or not? It’s a faff for me, but if it’s useful, I’ll do it.

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24 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I almost picked up Words in time and place but I’m not sure I’m in the mood for that kind of read right now even though I’m very intrigued by it. You scored some really great reads! Enjoy 🙂

  2. We are so excited you were able to obtain one of our ARC copies for “The Before Now and After Then”! We hope that you enjoy this title, it was one that really gripped our heartstrings tightly. Cheers!

  3. I haven’t heard of any of these, and my you have a really diverse selection this week, Nikki 🙂
    I sometimes click through on Goodreads links, other times not. I usually have a window open with Goodreads up anyway, and it is easy to check out a new to me book without clicking on the link.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

  4. I need to put a book ban on myself until I clear some shelves and get a few off the ereaders…that’s the plan for the rest of summer now the Commonwealth Games is finishing. Thanks for visiting!

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