Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!
I’m playing catch-up! So we get one ENORMOUS Stacking the Shelves encompassing the entire month of July (excluding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which comes out TOMORROW!) – and the last week of June! There are A LOT more books there than I thought I had accumulated… Oops! Find any of them for yourself at Booktopia!
- Notes on an Exodus – Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty (Australian author)
It’s tiny, yet I STILL haven’t read it…. It’s a limited edition book, about the exodus of refugees from Greece, Lebanon and Serbia. The proceeds from the book go to World Vision.
- Love from Boy – edited by Donald Sturrock
I’m obsessed with Roald Dahl – need I say more?
- Lily and the Octopus – Steven Rowley
This book had rave reviews. It was a bit confusing, but very sweet – I loved how truthfully it portrayed how much we grow to love our pets.
- The Wheel of Osheim – Mark Lawrence
- The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett (second-hand)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J K Rowling (second-hand)
I bought this (with its nice, original cover) for a friend’s birthday. It isn’t until November so I get to hang onto it for a little while longer!
- The Girl of Ink and Stars
The interior images are just divine – haven’t read it yet, but I couldn’t bring myself to leave it in the bookshop!
- The Rose and the Dagger – Renee Ahdieh
- Nevernight – Jay Kristoff (Australian author)
I bought this at the launch party, which was SUPER exciting; I had SO MUCH FUN! It’s my THIRD copy – I have two ARCs, but Jay told me that it has been changed pretty significantly, so I have started re-reading it; a finished copy this time!
- Shrill – Lindy West
Can’t wait to get stuck into this one! I won it from Hachette in an Instagram competition. It sounds amazing – Lindy West is fascinating.
- You Know Me Well – Nina LaCour & David Levithan (YA Chronicles: Pride Week)
- And I Darken – Kiersten White (YA Chronicles – July: Ladies Who Slay)
- All The Birds In The Sky – Charlie Jane Anders (The Dragon’s Hoard – June: Bibliophiles Unite!)
- Karen Memory – Elizabeth Bear (The Dragon’s Hoard – July: Wild Wild West)
I love all of my subscription boxes – mostly just because I love mail! Happy with all books except for Karen Memory – I’ve never heard of it, and western steampunk doesn’t appeal to me very much…
- Green Valentine – Lili Wilkinson (Australian author)
- Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Allyse Near (Australian author)
- The 13-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Australian author)
- The Square Root of Summer – Harriet Reuter Hapgood
- The Things I Didn’t Say – Kylie Fornasier (Australian author)
- The Memory Artist – Katherine Brabon (Australian author)
- Before I Go – Colleen Oakley
Borrowed lots of books from the library this month – two trips! I had to return The Memory Artist before I finished it, but I’m not too upset about that.
- The Leaving – Tara Altebrando
- A Corner of White – Jaclyn Moriarty (Australian author)
- Wildwood Dancing – Juliet Marillier
- Cybele’s Secret – Juliet Marillier
- The Shadow Queen – C. J. Redwine
The Juliet Marillier books were thrust onto me by a very enthusiastic friend who insists that I must read them. They look good! The other books I borrowed off my colleague – enjoyed all three.
- Tracy Lacy is Completely Coo-Coo Bananas – Tania Lacy (Australian author)
- Stealing Snow – Danielle Paige
- The Easy Way Out – Steven Amsterdam (Australian author)
- Marge in Charge – Isla Fisher (Australian author)
- Promising Azra – Helen Thurloe (Australian author)
- The Windy Season – Sam Carmody
- The Boundless Sublime – Lili Wilkinson (Australian author)
- This Savage Song – V. E. Schwab
- The Crooked Sixpence – Jennifer Bell
- Nothing Tastes as Good – Claire Hennessy
- Spontaneous – Aaron Harmer
- Words in Deep Blue – Cath Crowley (Australian author)
- The Hate Race – Maxine Beneba Clarke (Australian author)
- The Memory Book – Lara Avery
- Gilded Cage – Vic James
- Princess Parsley – Pamela Rushby (Australian author)
- Holding Up the Universe – Jennifer Niven
A lot of ARCs this month – most of them came through work, though I did get some FANTASTIC books from Allen & Unwin which arrived on a sick day – it felt like a care package!
What did you get in July? Are you excited about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?