Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!
Not too many books this week, but there are A LOT more coming soon – that Christmas order was embarrassingly big! Make sure you check out Booktopia if you want to own any of these yourself!
- Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman (sampler)
I attended Gaiman’s GRAPHIC event last Saturday at the Sydney Opera House. It included a screening of Dream Dangerously, a documentary about Gaiman’s last signing tour. And then we had a Q&A with the man himself, streamed from England. Yes, I am now a massive Gaiman fangirl. I ordered so many of his books – the two picture books mentioned below, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, and Stardust. (I already own Coraline, American Gods and Good Omens.) But the highlight of the event was receiving a special sampler from his new book Norse Mythology, out January! It’s going to be awesome.
- The Four Legendary Kingdoms – Matthew Reilly
Matt Reilly is a genius and he’s on tour in Australia currently! I wanted to read it before I meet him. It is fantastic; just as brilliant as everything else he has ever written – even better maybe – there is an awesome character cameo.
- The Road to Winter – Mark Smith
While I have read and reviewed The Road to Winter, I didn’t have a physical copy of my own. But then I attended the YABookMeet at Dymocks Sydney; Mark was the guest, so I absolutely had to get myself a signed copy!
- Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell (illustrator)
- Hansel & Gretel – Neil Gaiman & Lorenzo Mattotti (illustrator)
After reading The Sleeper and the Spindle, I needed Neil Gaiman’s other picture books. They’re a bit dark, but also totally wonderful. I think I could now consider myself a Gaiman Fangirl. In the lead-up to the publication of Norse Mythology, I’m thinking about reading as many of his books as I can and blogging about them. The folklore picture books will definitely be first up!
- Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari (Audible audio book)
My Audible subscription tipped over! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and it is longer than a lot of the other ones on my wish list! I really liked Homo Sapiens and I have discovered that I have a passion for non-fiction, so I’m really excited to see what Yuval Noah Harari says about the future of humankind in this book.
- Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman (eBook)
I have read and reviewed this one, but I’m working on a project related to it; therefore it needs a reread. Hence, the nice portable editon. 🙂
- The Surgeon of Crawthorne – Simon Winchester
My Dad borrowed this off a friend, and then told me I had to read it. It does look really interesting – it’s about the compilation of the first Oxford English Dictionary!
What did you add to your shelves this week?