Stacking the Shelves 11

The weekend has arrived already and it’s time for another post about Stacking the shelves.  This is a meme hosted by Reading Reality and details are on her blog. The gorgeous graphic is also used courtesy of the site.

My stacking the shelves posts are all about the books that I get from my local library. Libraries are continually under threat of closure or reduced hours but they are such an important way of getting books into people’s hands that they need supporting. By highlighting the amazing books that I pick up every week, I hope to inspire maybe just one person to visit their library and borrow a book

This week for the first week in absolutely ages, I didn’t have any reserved books waiting for me so my picks are all just random ones off the shelves. The latest Louise Penny is on its way though so hopefully will be here by next week.

This week’s library haul

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
The cover of this book immediately grabbed my attention and then so did the blurb. It’s the story of a 64 year old postman whose life really revolves around his job. When he is told that he has to retire on his next birthday, he is forced to be honest about his life and who he is.
Stories about people retiring resonate with me at the moment as I am getting used to being at home a lot more and I’m really looking forward to reading this.

Us Three by Ruth Jones
Friends forever………….. is a difficult promise to keep
This is the story of three friends over 4 decades. I love stories about people and how relationships change and grow over time so definitely one to look forward to reading.

The Lamplighters by Emma Storey
Three lighthouse keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse in Cornwall in 1972. Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still trying to come to terms with what happened and then a writer arrives and opens up all the old wounds and the mystery of the men’s disappearance.
This sounds really intriguing and is apparently based on a true story.

A Cold Case in Amsterdam Central by Anja de Jager
I couldn’t go to the library and not bring home a crime novel. This one looked interesting as I love novels set in different cities.

So that’s my library haul for this week. I love the fact that all the books are by authors who are new to me. I’m looking forward to a week of interesting reading. Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Author: JdV

Assistant Head of a large primary school south of Leicester. Currently teaching my final year as I count down to retirement

5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves 11”

    1. That’s a bit rubbish. I don’t understand why a library wouldn’t be interested in getting new books (or any books). Your books received pile looks fab

  1. Nice haul. I’ve been out to our library, but I enjoy their online site a lot and can borrow and ebook or an audiobook from the comfort of my home. The Lamplighters sounds intriguing to me.

  2. I haven’t heard of any of your library choices, but they all really sound so good. I will have to take a closer look.

    Have a good week ahead!

    Elza Reads

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