5.30.2015

STACKING THE SHELVES | #74


Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought - also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don't buy any books I'll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven't shared in an StS post yet!

Because it was recently my birthday, I've been a bit spoiled! My brother- and sister-in-law got me these two lovely books:


In the Blood - Lisa Unger
War of the Encyclopaedists - Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite

I went book shopping with my cousin and spent some of my birthday money at Munro's (two of these were even in the clearance section!):


Rules of Civility - Amor Towles
The Humans - Matt Haig

And at Russell's on some used and discount volumes and picked up one book at Chapter's:


Wildwood - Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis

I also picked up this absolutely gorgeous volume from Russell's. It's a Folio hardbound edition with a slipcover, and it's got amazing illustrations. This is a book I absolutely adore, having had it read to me as a child. Yes, it was wildly inappropriate for a kid, but I loved it and it has a place in my all-time favourites.

 
Travels With My Aunt - Graham Greene

A very exciting week for me! What did you guys add to your shelves? Anything new or that you've been coveting for ages?

5 comments :

  1. Oh gosh I LOVE Rules of Civility and The Humans. Love them both!

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    1. Oh good! I have high hopes for them, particularly The Humans. Might be a little while before I get to them, but I'm looking forward to them!

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  2. Those are some nice finds! I'm curious about a few, so anxious to hear what you think, particularly re Wildwood (guy at my indie raves about that series), The Humans, and The Encyclopaedists (that title does NOT roll off the keyboard). I've read In The Blood and really enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for Unger's writing, even if I don't always connect with the story, but this one got me on both counts.Enjoy!

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    1. I don't know a ton about In the Blood, so your recommendation is very welcome! You're not kidding about The Encyclopaedists! I had to really pay attention to that one. Thanks - I'm sure I will!

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  3. I listened to Rules of Civility on audio last year, and really enjoyed it!

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