Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews and Marlene at Reading Reality, where you share the books you’ve added to your shelves in the past week. You can include books you buy, books you borrow, review books, gifts, and ebooks.
The week of January 5 to January 11 brought fewer books to my shelves than last week. I really need to pace myself before my 2020 ARCs get out of control, so it’s a good thing I only added a few. I’ve already added more books in the past three weeks than I intended to, so I need to be far more careful when it comes to adding review copies. (If I don’t, I’m not going to have free time for reading books from my personal collection, much less get every 2020 book read and reviewed in a timely manner—which I’m hoping to be able to do.)
The five books I added were the usual suspects in genres, although I was surprised to realize one of them also fell into a second genre I don’t ordinarily seek out (more on that in a moment). The genres of the week were psychological thriller, domestic thriller, historical fiction, and dystopia. One of the two dystopian novels I selected this week also falls under the genre of LGBTQ fiction. In my initial quick read of the book’s description on Netgalley, I managed to overlook the word ‘queer’ not once, but twice. It was only when I went to add the book to Goodreads that I finally noticed it. That’s not an issue, though it does change my expectations about where the story might lead in this dystopian world.
And now, here are the books I added to my shelves this week. (Goodreads link can be found below the images.)
Watch Over Me by Jane Renshaw
Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini
Surrender by Ray Loriga
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
A Good Father by Catherine Talbot
2020 is slowly shaping up to be a good year for reading. I’m very excited to see what the coming weeks and months will bring. (That’s also a touch worrisome, because books with an intriguing description can so easily weaken my desire to resist adding them.)
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