Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme from Tynga’s Reviews where you showcase the books you’ve received or purchased.
However, this isn’t quite the usual Stacking the Shelves because a lot of the books in my TBR pile I’ve had for well over a year. Living half at home and half at my student house, my books have been scattered about and some even forgotten. Now that my final year of uni is finished, all my books are back at home and I’ve been able to properly update my TBR pile.
So, here are the books in my unconventional haul, split by genre:
- The New Hunger by Isaac Marion – I adored Warm Bodies when I read it years ago and I’m so excited for the follow-up to be released soon. But for some reason, I’ve just never got round to starting the prequel The New Hunger. It should satisfy my Warm Bodies fix in anticipation for novel number two.
- The Well by Catherine Chanter
- The Peripheral by William Gibson – I confess that I did start this book a few months ago but took an immediate dislike to it after a few pages; there was way too much jargon for my liking. However, I’ll give it another go.
- Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman – This is the second Neil Gaiman anthology that my mum has bought me and I’m just not sure if I want to read it. I know this collection of short stories has tie-ins to some of his previous novels and, seeing as I’ve never read any Neil Gaiman, it seems silly to read a bunch of tie-in stories. (Sorry Mum). But nevertheless, maybe this is a good excuse to get going on some of his novels and, if I like them, I already have some tie-in stories to accompany them!
- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go has to be one of my favourite novels of all time, so I’m excited to read another of Ishiguro’s novels. However, I have heard some mixed things about this book, so hopefully it lives up to my expectations.
- To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix – The Abhorsen series is possibly my all-time favourite series of novels. Whilst Nix’s story of Clariel (readers of the original trilogy will know her as Chlorr of the Mask) perhaps did not excite me as much as the first three novels, along with the novella of The Creature in the Case, I’m really excited for another foray into the Old Kingdom and Ancelstierre; God only knows why I haven’t read this book sooner, it’s been sitting on my shelf for months!
- Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan – I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy and, whilst this may not be about my favourite kind of monsters, I’m excited to see what else Ryan can do.
Have you read any of the novels here? Did you love them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments below!