Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews, and is all about sharing books you’ve recently added to your shelves.
For a book blogger, I don’t buy (or get) all that many new books, so making this meme a regular new feature on my blog (as in, once a week), is not really an option. However, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to show you guys the books I’ve assembled over the past two months! I’m quite excited about most of them, but I didn’t feel one or two books warranted an entire book haul post when I got them. I’ll probably be participating in Stacking the Shelves every once in a while, whenever I’ve got enough books to show you again.
Now, enough with the rambling, onto the books!
Let’s do this in chronological order, shall we?
I bought We Were Liars by E. Lockhart at the end of October, I think. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages (and of course still haven’t got round to it, even though I now own a copy) because it sounds so mysterious and everyone’s so positive about it. I can’t wait to finally read it!
In November I received a book voucher, so naturally I spent it right away! I bought Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and this gorgeous Bridget Jones Omnibus (the singleton years) by Helen Fielding. When I first heard about Gone Girl, I wasn’t all that interested because it didn’t seem like my kind of novel. But the more I read about it, the more intrigued I got, so now it’s sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. It seems very thrilling, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading it. And Bridget Jones… I just love Bridget Jones. I borrowed the first book from my aunt ages ago, and I think I read the second one as well, but I’m not entirely sure. As far as books in Dutch bookstores go, this omnibus was pretty cheap, so I was really happy to come across it! This reread is gonna be gooood.
The other two books are second-hand, and I got them for free during a game that involved a huge pile of gift wrapped books and an oversized dice. I was so happy when I got The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl and was able to secure it (people could “steal” your books in the game via the dice — I actually stole this one from someone else). Definitely very happy to add this one to my collection. I haven’t started reading it yet, but that seems like a fun thing to do during the Christmas holidays. The other book I got during that game is The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten, which is a collection of essays on food. That seems like my cup of tea, and apparently it has received “huge critical acclaim” (says so on the back). Should be enjoyable, I reckon.
And that’s all! Which of these books did you read and enjoy?