Saturday, August 22, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #108


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

Happy Reading!


  1. Only two? Impressive - but I guess you have more important things to do with the new School year!!

    I have some good news & some bad.... I went into 'town' this week (in between rain storms) to see if my fave local bookshop had survived the Apocalypse. It HAD! So I helped out with a few purchases... But I think most won't interest you.... Probably.... So...


    The Pirate Round by James Nelson
    Washington and Caesar by Christian Cameron
    Harkaway's Sixth Column by John Harris
    She by H Rider Haggard
    Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
    The Trip to Jerusalem by Edward Marston
    The Merry Devils by Edward Marston
    The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon
    The Lion at Sea by Max Hennessy
    Deadland by William Shaw
    The Grid by Nick Cook
    The Secret Agent's Bedside Reader edited by Michael Smith
    Closed for Winter by Jorn Lier Horst
    The Color of Money by Walter Tevis
    The Twelve by Justin Cronin
    The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville
    Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
    Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov


    Red Moon Rising - Sputnik and the Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age by Matthew Brzezinski
    Appeasing Hitler - Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie
    The Battle of the Atlantic - How the Allies Won the War by Jonathan Dimbleby
    Dominion - The Making of the Western Mind by Tom Holland
    Beyond the Blue Horizon - On the Track of Imperial Airways by Alexander Frater
    How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt - A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer by Mick Conefrey
    The Iron Whim - A Fragmented History of Typewriting by Darren Wershler-Henry
    Last Hope Island - Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped to Turn the Tode of War by Lynne Olson
    Death in the Shape of a Young Girl - Women's Political Violence in the Red Army Faction by Patricia Melzer
    Fighting with Allies - America and Britain in Peace and War by Robin Renwick

    I think that will hold me for a while! [lol]

    1. Hopefully you are set for at least a *little* while, lol! I see a few calling to me from you non-fiction treasures - Red Moon Rising, Appeasing Hitler, Dominion, Mont Blanc and Last Hope Island. I think I actually have Last Hope Island somewhere. Probably.

    2. Oh, I *knew* the 'Mt Blanc in a Skirt' would attract you. I mean, how can you resist a title like *that*? It does seem that women where VERY adventurous in the 18th & 19th century. Much more (seemingly) than today.... But then again a lot of things they did had never been done - often by anyone - before. It seems these days that the only way to achieve something 'new' is to do it faster, on your own or without oxygen. AKA = Same game, harder level.

    3. Can't resist the title, that is for sure! I checked and our library does not have it, so I will have to check around online to see where I can find it. I would LOVE to be that adventurous still, I used to be, sort of. But now I am a responsible parent who does not just up and decide to roadtrip on a whim.

    4. $2.67 from Bookbarn US via Amazon US..... Used but in good condition. I was really lucky to pick it up in hardback for just £3. I think I'll be getting around to it 'fairly' soon so I'll let you know if I think it's worth the expense [grin]

    5. Good to know, I will look around after I get your verdict!

  2. White Too Long looks like another good one to add to the collection. I just got Ta-Nehasi Coates Between the World and Me this week!

    1. I still need to read that one. He is such a talented writer. White Too Long was really good and I definitely recommend it. A little dry in the presentation, but such an important book that that can be overlooked I feel.

  3. Both look very interesting! White Too Long- hmmm that definitely looks timely and I'll have to take a closer look!

    1. It was a fantastic read. A bit dry sometimes in the presentation, but an extremely important book right now especially.

  4. enjoy your new reads and the new week
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. I'm surprised there are only two books! ;) I hope you enjoy them!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    1. Thank you, Lindsi! I have been so busy trying to figure out Teams and OneNote for my kiddos, I hardly got any new books!


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