Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme from Tynga’s Reviews where you showcase the books you’ve received or purchased.
This week, I bought three books from Amazon:
The Girls by Emma Cline
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
The Next Together by Lauren James
Both Golden Son and The Girls I’ll be reviewing as guest posts on other blogs, at Ellie Maloney’s excellent Sci-Fi fiction blog and at Tommye’s thoughtful writerly blog respectively. Check both of them out if you can! I’ll also post links on here to the reviews once they’re up.
I’ll be reviewing YA time-travelling romance The Next Together here on my blog.
The Girls was only released this week here in the UK and has been receiving rave reviews so I’m excited to read it. I think the UK cover, pictured above, is much prettier than the American cover; it definitely captures the ethereal yet toxic romance of a cult, as is depicted in the novel. It’ll also be great to dive back into Darrow’s world in Golden Son.
And four more from Waterstones book shop today, two YA and two adult, because I can’t resist the ‘Buy one, get one half price’ deal:
Illuminae by Jamie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Nightfall by Jane Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Nod by Adrian Barnes
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
I’ve always hummed and hawed about reading Illuminae but I’m finally giving it a chance. Nightfall and Nod are novels I’ve both had my eye on recently. The Little Red Chairs, however, was set up in a big display in Waterstones. The cover is gorgeous and any novel that gets praise from Philip Roth is a novel worth reading, in my opinion, so I’m excited to see what it’s like.
What have you been stacking your shelves with this week? Have you read Golden Son or The Next Together? Or have you even already devoured The Girls? Let me know in the comments!
And also, here’s an outtake from the “photo-shoot” that makes me giggle.