Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme from Tynga’s Reviews where you showcase the books you’ve received or purchased.
This month, I’ve taken advantage of a birthday Amazon voucher and the £10 deals to purchase these bad boys (although Bone Clocks I got for Christmas).
The list is:
- The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
- Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
- Half Way Home by Hugh Howey
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
- The Silence by Tim Lebbon
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Lie Tree, Rebel of the Sands and All the Birds in the Sky are the most recent releases and I’ve seen a lot of hype about the first two especially from other bloggers, so I’m excited to get into them. I was also a big fan of Hugh Howey’s Wool series so I can’t wait to read something else by him. And, obviously, the Red Rising series has garnered a lot of attention too. There are also two more books on the way to me:
I know, I know, I’m pretty late to both series, but I’m finally giving them a chance. I’d originally heard hit and miss things about both books upon their original release so I gave them both a miss. But I’ve had a severe lack of zombies in my life recently and the Rot and Ruin series has seemingly picked up so I’m looking forward to being entirely freaked out. As for Throne of Glass, if you’ve read my review of Starborn by Lucy Hounsom, you’ll know I can be a bit critical of the fantasy genre. I find it often slips into cliches and is just too cheesy sometimes, so I really need something fresh and well thought out to capture me in this genre. Saying that, though, I’ve put my initial hesitation aside about the Throne of Glass series after seeing how much the book blogosphere adores it. So, fingers crossed I like it.
And in terms of zombies, look out for my upcoming ‘A Novel Round-Up’ of my favourite zombie novels.
Read any of these books? Let me know what you thought in the comments below. Happy reading this April!