Stacking The Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared. The original webpage is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews (http://www.tyngasreviews.com/).
I got a little carried away this week, guys! I seem to have gotten hooked on magical/fantasy type novels. The five books that I added to my shelves this week are:
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – This is a twist on the Cinderella story. Cinder is a cyborg. I picked this one up because it was cheap on Amazon ($2.99 on Kindle), and I read a blog post by the Obsessive Bookseller (http://nikihawkes.com/2014/07/12/book-review-cinder-by-marissa-meyer/) giving it a good review. I figured I had to give it a try.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – This is another dystopian type novel. I seem to be gravitating towards these types of novels lately. I thought I’d give this one a try, too.
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – This is the final novel in Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. I loved A Discovery of Witches, her first book. I read it twice. The second book, Shadow of Night wasn’t as good. It took me a long time to get into it and finish it. I am hoping the third book is as good as the first book was. This is a story of a marriage between a witch and a vampire and the mysterious manuscript that brought them together in the first place.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is the second book in the Grisha series. I am flying through the first book (Shadow and Bone) so I ordered the second one now so that I can continue without stopping when I reach the end.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is the story of a couple of mythical creatures trying to fit in as humans in turn-of-the-century New York City. I am hoping this is as good a book as the reviews indicate. I chose it as the second book for my book club to read. I’ll feel bad if it doesn’t measure up!
Happy reading this week, everyone!