Sunday, 3 May 2020

Stacking the Shelves - ''Still Not Broke'' Edition

Hello  guys and welcome to one of my favorite posts to upload on the blog, Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by the wonderful Tynga's Reviews. I did do some more damage, but decided to only include the books that have actually arrived and hope -fingers crossed- that the packages I'm waiting for since the beginning of April will get here before this month is over! I did purchase these throughout the past couple of months and have read some of them, just a small disclaimer! 

Let me know whether you've read any of the books featured in today's post and which titles you have recently added to your shelves!
*If On a Winter's Night a Traveller By Italo Calvino
Publication Date: June 1979
Genres: Fiction

This is a postmodern novel that sounds immensely complicated and intrigued, which is why I'm so ready to finally dive into it! Calvino is a very popular Italian author and I had heard of his novels, but never actually bothered to do any research one them. Until I read the synopsis of this one and was immediately sold by the promise of a unique story, unlike any I'd read before!

*What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By Raymond Carver

Publication Date: 1981
Genres: Fiction, Short Stories

I have to admit that I bought this one solely because of the title, and the fact that it was on the Book Depository's bargain shop for quite some time, which I thought I'd mention since I've never feature a short story collection in one of my posts. I'm not a big fan of them, mainly because I feel like they're too short for me to actually have the time to connect with their characters, which has always been really important for me. But I've already read some of the short stories included in this one and cannot wait to write my review on it, in order to share my thoughts with you guys!
*The Pursuit of History By John Tosh
Publication Date: 1984
Genres: Academic

This is a relatively older release, concerning the field of history, but I felt like it would give me an overview and kind of ease me into the topic of historiography itself. I'm currently reading it, purely out of academic interest since I did write some essays focusing on history as a discourse, but never delved deeper into the filed as a whole. It will definitely take a while for me to get through it, since I'm keeping notes and everything, but I will probably post a detailed review to let you guys know whether it's actually worth investing on getting a hold of it, in case you're interested in this particular field!
*Maisie Dobbs & Among the Mad {Maisie Dobbs #1 & #6} By Jacqueline Winspear
Publication Date: May 2004
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery

I actually read the sixth book in the series first, which I just posted a review on and you can click on the link in the sidebar in case you're interested in reading my thoughts on it, but decided to get my hands on the first book as well, since I really want to hear all about how Maisie Dobbs came to be! If you enjoy Historical Mysteries, this one is definitely for you!

*Requiem for a Mezzo {Daisy Dalrymple #3) By Carola Dunn
Publication Date: January 1996
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery

In case you weren't aware, I'm a huge fan of Historical Mysteries and I've already read this one, which is why I'm not going to say much about it. Stay tuned for my review on it, which is scheduled for next week!
*Children of Virtue and Vengeance {Legacy of Orisha #2} By Tomi Adeyemi
Publication Date: December 2019
Genres:Young Adult, Fantasy

This is the much anticipated sequel to Children of Blood and Bone, which I got to read as soon as it came out. I definitely need to get my hands on a physical copy of it and re-read it before picking up this one, since I'd like to become a part of that world again and remember everything that took place in it, so you're probably going to see it included in a future post! For now, let's stare at the cover, which is even prettier in person, and hope that Tomi Adeyemi won't break our fragile little hearts with this one, like she did with its predecessor.

*The Girl in Red By Christina Henry
Publication Date: June 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Retelling

This one is pretty simple. Whatever Christina Henry comes out with, I buy. No hesitation! She writes some of the most vivid, horror novels that will definitely destroy your illusion of fairytales!

*The Last Wish {The Witcher #0.5} By Andrzej Sapkowski
Publication Date: December 2008
Genres: Adult, High Fantasy

I kept seeing The Witcher around before it became a series, but never picked it up because it was too much High Fantasy for me, at the time. I obviously had to read it though, because the trailer for the adaptation was fantastic, the cast extraordinary and I could not resist watching it as soon as it came out, which means that, for the first time in the history of my reading journey, I have actually watched an adaptation before reading the book. Can you believe it? I read the book soon after though, and Blood of Elves is on its way, which means that a book to movie comparison is coming on the blog, so stay tuned!
*Capturing the Devil {Stalking Jack the Ripper #4} By Kerri Maniscalco
Publication Date: September 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery

I haven't read Escaping From Houdini yet, but it's on my to be read list for next month, which means that I'll get to this one in no time. I'm kind of sad that Capturing the Devil is the final book in the series, but all great things must come to an end at some point, right? 

*A Dangerous Collaboration {Veronica Speedwell #4} By Deanna Raybourn
Publication Date: March 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery

This is one of my all time favorites and I cannot recommend it enough, especially if you enjoy mysteries and love reading about independent women leaving a lasting impression in 19th century London, Veronica Speedwell is what you've been looking for, trust me! I've already read it, but I'm not sure whether I'll be posting a review, since it's the fourth in a series and I wouldn't want to give away any spoilers. I was going to feature my review of the first book in the series, when I realized that I never wrote one for some reason, which is why I have to redeem myself by posting one sometime in May!

*Murphy's Law {Molly Murphy Series #1} By Rhys Bowen
Publication Date: December 2002
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Another book I've already read and I'm in the process of writing a review for, but this is definitely a series that caught my eye while I was researching something else, naturally! It's more of a cozy mystery, I would say, which makes it perfect for a quick and fun read!
*The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang
Publication Date: June 2008
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I finished this one last week and yes, a review is coming soon! I kept seeing it around and since I was looking for some fun and quick to read, I decided to give it a go. I'll let you guys know what I thought about it in a future post!

*Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating By Christina Lauren
Publication Date: September 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I read Roomies a while back and have wanted to pick up more of Christina Lauren's books since then, so I went with this one! I've already read it -in case you were wondering, that is- and cannot recommend it enough! I seriously could not put it down!

*Normal People By Sally Rooney
Publication Date: August 2018
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

I have to admit that I gave in to the hype surrounding this one! The plot is something I'm definitely interested in, but I'm not really sure about the writing style. I'll have to start reading it and see whether I'll enjoy it or not.

Hope you guys had a wonderful week! Make sure to let me know which books you have added to your shelves recently and whether you've read any of the ones feature in today's Stacking the Shelves!

Until the next post,

6 comments:

  1. I read all three of those books at the end. TKQ and Josh and Hazel are favorites. Normal People was odd, unsettling, and a bit sad, but I couldn't stop listening to the audiobook. Hope there are a ton of winners in the bunch for you

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    1. I'm really curious about Normal People, truth be told. Hope I'll be in the mood for it soon though, can't wait to see whether I'll enjoy its writing style! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. The Kiss Quotient is one of my favorites, and Josh and Hazel was equally amazing! The Girl in Red was my first Henry book, and I LOVED it! I listened to the audio for Children of Blood and Bone (fantastic), and bought a signed copy of Children of Virtue and Vengeance! I cannot wait to dive back into the world, especially after how things were left at the end of the first book!!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?😷 💬

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Christina Henry's books are so atmospheric that I cannot wait to dive into another world she has created! Also, Josh and Hazel was such a fun read, I couldn't put it down!

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  3. I really want to continue and finish the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I really liked the first book.

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    1. You definitely should! It gets so much better and it's more than worth reading!

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