Saturday, June 12, 2021

Stacking the Shelves #150


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by 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.

NetGalley ARCs

Library Treasure

Major bender this week. Luckily a lot of the library treasures were on my TBR - except the ones about the French Resistance. Those are all CK's fault.

Happy Reading!


  1. Wow! You really stacked those shelves this week.

  2. Yeah, sorry about the whole Resistance recommendation thing.... [grin] I enjoyed the Kurlansky '1968' book so I'd be interested to see your views. A seminal year all round although I have no clear memory of it.... Just so you know [gulp] I'm, erm... starting to develop a more focused interest in Anglo-Saxon England..... [grin]

    Anyway..... A few more than expected this week - the 'end of run/remainder' bookstore I occasionally pop into had new stock so.... But nothing in your interest area plus all fiction from there!


    The Stationmaster's Farewell by Edward Marston
    Five Dead Canaries by Edward Marston
    The Wolves of Savernake by Edward Marston
    The Ravens of Blackwater by Edward Marston
    The Dragons of Archenfield by Edward Marston


    The Celts - Search for a Civilization by Alice Roberts
    America in Retreat - The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder by Bret Stephens
    Agent Sonya - The True Story of WW2's Most Extraordinary Spy by Ben MacIntyre
    The Complete History of the SAS by Nigel McCrery
    Traces by Patricia Wiltshire

    1. Right, because your recs only lead me to even MORE books :P

      I'm interested in the Celts book you found.

      Hooray for Anglo-Saxons! I have SO MANY recs I can give you!!

  3. isn't Edward Marston the guy that wrote train mysteries? i've tried to find them around here but they're pretty scarce...

    1. Railway Detective

      1. The Railway Detective (2004)
      2. The Excursion Train (2005)
      3. The Railway Viaduct (2006)
      4. The Iron Horse (2007)
      5. Murder on the Brighton Express (2008)
      6. The Silver Locomotive Mystery (2009)
      7. Railway to the Grave (2010)
      8. Blood on the Line (2011)
      9. The Stationmaster's Farewell (2012)
      10. Peril on the Royal Train (2013)
      11. A Ticket to Oblivion (2014)
      12. Timetable of Death (2015)
      13. Signal for Vengeance (2016)
      14. The Circus Train Conspiracy (2017)
      15. A Christmas Railway Mystery (2017)
      16. Points of Danger (2018)
      17. Fear on the Phantom Special (2019)
      18. Slaughter in the Sapperton Tunnel (2020)
      19. Tragedy on the Branch Line (2021)

    2. Don't mind me leaving this comment. Odd numbers bother me and the comment count is sitting at 19...

  4. Edward and Ice look like two I'd be interested in!

  5. Ooh, I really want to read the Chaco Canyon book by Brian Fagan, it's been on my list forever! What a haul from the library. <3

    My STS.

    1. I am loving it so far. Definitely planning a road trip for my mom, daughter, and I in the future.

  6. I enjoyed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I am curious about The Haunted History in America. Does it cover the whole country or is it regional?

    1. Her story is so frustrating and sad and infuriating. Her family deserves so much better than what they've been given. Henrietta deserves so much more.

      It was broken down by state and discussed a few locations for each. Not nearly as in-depth on certain locations as I would have liked and left out some key info on places I have been or in general know a lot about. Wasn't a bad read, just could have been a bit better.

  7. Lots of good nonfiction books! I really need to read Henrietta Lacks. Everybody keeps recommending it to me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. It's a great and frustrating read. Henrietta and her family deserve so much better than they've been given.

  8. Dang! So many good books this time! Haunted Histories looks really cool!

    1. They discussed a couple locations in each state and it was fine, but not terribly in-depth. I get that is kind of hard when covering the entire country, but for locations I have been to or in general know a lot about, it was lacking in some places. Even so, those interested in paranormal reads will still find value in it.

  9. Good grief! You are going to have to set out a couple of hours for reading every day here! But it's a good haul. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks is still on my TBR and I really need to read it. Haunted Histories can only be a fun read. Keep us posted!

    Elza Reads

    1. Pretty much! I am a teacher and we are on summer break. Plus I have been given the gift of speed-reading, so I get through books pretty quickly. My daughter and I can read for hours together or our own books. And reading/reviewing/blogging is what I do to help make the time go by faster when she has to be at her father's house.


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