Stacking the Shelves #2

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Stacking The Shelves 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 may have gone a little crazy with books over the past week or so… you can find some of my latest acquisitions in my Sunday Posts but I thought I would present the big bulk of my haul today.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

This is what happens when you leave me to my own devices in a bookshop. I buy an unabridged version of Les Misérables. I will probably need a whole year to get through this monster but will certainly love the journey!

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

After hearing everyone raving about this book on Instagram, I finally caved in. The story seems promising so I hope I won’t be disappointed!

Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means

‘But can a love of literature, fine clothes and amorous young men save these young ladies from the horrors of the real world?’ on the back cover was enough to sell this book to me.

Nick Cave, The Death of Bunny Munro

I’ve wanted to read this book for many, many years and so when I found it at Foyles last weekend, I thought it was the perfect occasion to finally get it. I love Nick Cave’s universe and his way with words so I’m really looking forward to reading this – although I know it’ll be a difficult read for me.

Megan Campisi, The Sin Eater

Look at this cover… it’s so beautiful, I just stop to look at it when I walk past my bookshelf! The blurb at the back mentions dystopian 16th century, and I didn’t need much more to be convinced.

Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain

This book was released just last week and was long listed for the Booker Prize this year. I know that this will be a very challenging read for me but it does sound quite wonderful.

5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #2

  1. It actually took me about 3 months to read the unabridged Les Misérables.

    As of now, reading a new series: Shades of Magic

      1. Here is what I usually do with a series. Buy just the first book, and if I like it, I buy the rest and if I didn’t, I don’t buy the rest.

        So in, why buy an entire series if there is the risk of not liking the series at all.

        By the way, I have some upcoming posts reviewing the Shades of Magic- as in the first two

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