Stacking the Shelves #21

Stacking the Shelves #21

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!


Another crazy week (Sunday 20th June – Saturday 25th June)! There are just too many wonderful books, and I have been working like crazy so I am pretending they’re all rewards! Now just to find some time to read them – hahahaha! I’m going away in July, so hopefully the spending dies down a little bit!


  • Paris Up, Up and Away – Hélène Druvert

This gorgeous picture book is about the Eiffel Tower, when it decides to take a trip through Paris! It has beautiful stencil cut-outs – it’s so delicate, children shouldn’t really be allowed near it! Hahaha!

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

I have been meaning to read this book FOREVER! And now I have no excuse; I really must get to it soon – I am intrigued by the fact that half the story is told through pictures rather than words.

  • The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina (Australian author)

I haven’t stopped hearing about this book since the beginning of the year! It is this month’s #LoveOzYABookClub book, so I had best get on and read it before the month is over – not long now!


  • More Than This – Patrick Ness

Any excuse for more Patrick Ness! I have heard great things about this one!

  • Zero Waste Home – Bea Johnson

I have been interested in the idea of producing zero waste for a while. I’m a few chapters in and it seems so hard! However, I am determined to begin reducing the amount of waste I produce personally.

  • Coraline – Neil Gaiman

I have tried a few of Neil Gaiman’s books but haven’t really meshed with any of them! (Although I adored Good Omens, which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett!) I read Coraline the night after I got it, and I am prepared to commit to Gaiman once more – it was adorable! (If rather creepy!)

  • The Wind Singer – William Nicholson
  • Slaves of the Mastery – William Nicholson
  • Firesong – William Nicholson

I remember reading this series in my early years of high school, and I saw them at a massively discounted price recently and HAD to have them! I will reread them eventually – if I ever slow down long enough to get to the enormous pile waiting for me! 😛


  • Chasing Embers – James Bennett

I got this one from the Hachette stand at Supanova last weekend. I’m looking forward to it – picked it up specifically for its claim to be perfect for fans of Ben Aaronovitch – the author of the marvellous Rivers of London series!

  • Are Some Languages Better Than Others? – R. M. W. Dixon

I speak three languages, and am therefore fairly interested in linguistics. I also have a colleague who wants to read this after me. Knowing that it won’t be staying in my house forever makes me want to read it and pass it on fairly quickly!

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  • Rivers of London: Body Work – Ben Aaronovitch

This is a Rivers of London graphic novel spin-off. I don’t read many graphic novels but I’m excited to delve into this world again, even if it’s in a different form!

  • Céleste – Roland Perry (Australian author)

I adored Roland Perry’s last book – The Queen, Her Lover, and the Most Notorious Spy in History. It was all about Queen Victoria and was incredibly readable. Therefore I’m looking forward to reading his new non-fiction!

  • Special – Georgia Blain (Australian author)

I keep seeing good things about this book, and when I saw an ARC sitting in the office I jumped at the chance!


  • The Boundless Sublime – Lili Wilkinson (Australian author)

This was mentioned at TeenCon – it’s about cults. Apparently it’s a book to read in one sitting so I’ll be sinking my teeth into it when I have a fair chunk of time all at once!

  • Another Night in Mullet Town – Steven Herrick (Australian author)

This is a fantastic book written in verse. It was a fast read, but told a wonderful story of a small coastal town striving to maintain its charm against the onrush of developers from the city. I love verse novels, and this is absolutely no exception. So lyrical and so Australian!

What books did you add to your shelves this week?


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