Stacking the Shelves

Oops. This week has been one of wild indulgence. Granted, some of these were preordered — it’s been a heck of a week for books I wanted coming out! There’s one or two more I don’t even have, like Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley. Yeesh.

(Well, some of these I didn’t preorder, just picked up as soon as I could, with new money coming into my account for the start of the month. It hit me rather harder than I expected!)


Cover of Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer Cover of Every Secret Thing by Susanna Kearsley Cover of Updraft by Fran Wilde

Cover of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Cover of Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie Cover of Fool's Run by Patricia A. McKillip

Cover of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Cover of Lady of Mallow by Dorothy Eden Cover of The Parthenon by Mary Beard

Cover of India Black by Carol K. Carr Cover of The Last Witness by K.J. Parker Cover of Home by Francis Pryor

Cover of Court of Fives by Kate Elliott Cover of Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan Cover of All For Love by Jane Aiken Hodge

Cover of White Water by Pamela Oldfield Cover of Mythmaker by Marianne de Pierres

Uh. Yes. Quite the haul, I know. And I actually won Mythmaker, but putting it there stops there being one book hanging out on its own.

(Yes, I quite literally have OCD, I know this.)


Cover of India Black and the Widow of Windsor Cover of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

How I wish these numbers were the other way round and I had gone nuts at the library instead! Ah well. I have lots of reservations due in next week…

How’s everyone else been doing? I’m feeling pretty worn out and run down at the moment; there’s family stuff going on, and sometimes I think I might just need a good hug. Books make it a bit more bearable, though — coming out of the library with an armful of new pocket universes to hide in is a heady feeling.

Don’t forget to link me to your hauls! Direct links are helpful and save me having to track you down to return the comments.

14 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves

  1. Books can be such a comfort when we hit those bad spells or crappy days-I dig out Harry Potter when I really need a comfort read or distract myself with some zombie action…I’ve got Fangirl and Eleanor & Park on my tbr although they are miles away from what I usually read so we’ll see how I get on with that! Hope you enjoy your books this week!

    • Yeah, indeed! My grandma’s not well (cancer), so I think there are lots of books in my future…

      I find Rowell’s books really comforting, but I can’t picture you getting on with them, somehow!

  2. Oh my goodness, Nikki, your new stack looks great! Of course, there are a few on there which aren’t really for me, but others I think I’d really like – especially Every Secret Thing. And I also own Miss Pelegrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
    I haven’t read any Rowell books yet, but I’ll definitely start soon (ish).
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.

  3. I am sorry you’re not feeling so great right now 😦 I am feeling the same way, and it is NOT fun. But at least you got a ton of great books! I am curious about Court of Fives and Zeroes! And I LOVE the purple cover of Shadow and Bone!! I need that in my life, for sure! Hope this week has been treating you better 😀

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