Saturday, May 30, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #97

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature co-hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc.

Library Treasures
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Happy Reading!


  1. You're in a strange mood lately -- lots of fiction! I thought you were immune to its charms.. :p

    I've been wicked, and have purchased....
    - McMafia: A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld
    - Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
    - Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America
    - To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter in Russia
    - The Lion at Sea
    - Never Home Alone

    1. I know, right?? I don't know what my deal is lately!! All my non-fiction babies are shouting, "What about meeee?!" And of course you have a couple titles here that I think I need now...

  2. @ Stephen: I have the top 2 in your list...... [grin]. Not read them yet though.

    5 for me this week. The hoped for delivery today didn't materialise, so...


    The Guardship by James Nelson
    The Shores of Tripoli - Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates by James L Haley


    The Immune System - A Very Short Introduction by Paul Klenerman
    The Ship of Dreams - The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell
    The China Clippers by Basil Lubbock

    1. I LOVE The Ship of Dreams! Gareth Russell is a great writer and I think you will enjoy it. His book on Catherine Howard is beyond fantastic.

  3. I liked Get Well Soon. I didn’t learn a ton from it, but it was surprisingly fun to read. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I am hoping I like it better than her other book I've read, "It Ended Badly" about various relationships in history that ended rather terribly. The problem with it is that she trifled too much and didn't get all the facts right - though I probably know a lot more about Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II than her, so maybe I should cut her a little slack as it was more pop-culture type writing of history instead of actual scholarship.

  4. Two new books in this week:
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I ordered a used 1947 Illustrated Junior Library edition to see if it was the one I read as a child. It was! I recognized the illustrations and the cover right away!
    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow, ebook, because I am getting ready to read all his books in order.

    1. I love finding books from my childhood too! In elementary school I was obsessed with a book called Mystery of the Pirate's Ghost by Elizabeth Honness. I checked that book our repeatedly, and read it easily a hundred times in elementary school. I kept hoping our librarian would let me keep it, like the shopkeeper did for Belle in Beauty and the Beast, but no luck. Disney gave me more unrealistic expectations about librarians/booksellers than they did about men!

  5. You had a great haul at the library! I am trying hard to stay away from adding more review books to my pile. I do hope you enjoy all of these!

    1. Every time I make progress on my massive review list, I go on another bender and haul a bunch of books. It is a vicious cycle I might as well accept I am never going to get out of!


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