Stacking The Shelves

Good morning to you all I have decided to add a regular post to my blog it’s called Stacking the shelves, hosted by It’s all about sharing books you’ve acquired in the last week, you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! As I work full time I think it will be more practical if I do it monthly rather than weekly. Also thanks to who gave me the inspiration after reading her blog
So here’s my first ever “stacking the shelves”……….

ARC’s I’ve received this week

Alone In The Dark by Karen Rose

Book Description

A desperate hunt to find a young girl’s killer is about to turn deadly…Former Army Ranger Marcus O’Bannion and homicide cop Scarlett Bishop have met only briefly but when Scarlett receives a phone call in the middle of the night, she immediately recognises the hauntingly smooth voice asking her to meet him in one of Cincinnati’s roughest areas. On arriving, Scarlett finds the body of a seventeen-year-old Asian girl and Marcus injured.

A fierce champion of victims’ rights, Marcus claims the young woman was working for an affluent local family and the last time he saw her she was terrified, abused, and clearly in need of help. Having agreed to meet her, both Marcus and the young woman were targeted for death. As they investigate, Scarlett and Marcus are pulled into the dangerous world of human trafficking where they soon realise they are going to have to become as ruthless as those they are hunting.
Because if they don’t , how many other girls may end up alone in the dark?

After You Die by Eva Dolan


Book description

A mother murdered. A daughter left for dead. A village in turmoil.

In the latest installment in Eva Dolan’s gripping series set in the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit, her detective duo must uncover who was the real target of the killer: mother or daughter?

Tea and Chemo by Jackie Buxton


Book description

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in December 2013, Jackie decided to blog about her experience of living with cancer and its nine months of treatments. The result is a candid and often humorous insight into a time she nicknames, Not All Bad. Motivated by reader enthusiasm to publish a book based on her blog, Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life is a patchwork of positivity and resource for those living with cancer, as well as their family and friends. Jackie lives in Yorkshire with her husband and teenage children and when not writing, can often be found cycling, running, dreaming or tripping up through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Books I have been given this week

The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver

Book Description

Christmas at the Davenports’ house was always about one thing: food!

But when sisters Ella and Maddy were split up, Ella to live in London with their Dad, and Maddy staying in Greece with their Mum, mince pies lost their magic.

Now, a cheating husband has thrown Ella a curved snowball…and for the first time in years, all she wants is her mum. So she heads back to Greece, where her family’s taverna holds all the promise of home. Meanwhile, waitress Maddy’s dreams of a white Christmas lead her back to London…and her Dad.

But a big fat festive life-swap isn’t as easy as it sounds! And as the sisters trade one kitchen for another, it suddenly seems that among the cinnamon, cranberries and icing sugar, their recipes for a perfect Christmas might be missing a crucial ingredient: each other.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai



Book description

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range.

Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

As you can see I’ve got a mix bag of books to read this week, and I’m looking forward to reading each one of them for very different reasons

I hope you liked this post and please feel free to leave me a comment below, either about books you’ve received this week or what you are reading now, even a comment with a “hello” will always be appreciated here at the book review cafe




8 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves

  1. Claire

    Looks like a great selection with a lot of variety. For some reason I tend to shy away from memoirs – no idea why, I read other sorts of non-fiction, but Tea & Chemo definitely looks worth a read.


    1. lollyrugs Post author

      I’m the same, but after reading the description of Tea & chemo I thought ” I must read this”, a couple of my friends have just gone through breast treatment cancer and I felt it’s a book I need to read.



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