Stacking The Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and I hope to make it a weekly post on this site. The basic premise is that book bloggers get together and share the week’s acquisitions, be they bought books (new or second hand) or ebooks (either purchased or advance review copies) even books borrowed from the library of friends.

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Review: The Vacationers by Emma Straub

  • Publisher: Picador
  • Published: 5 June 2014
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 978-1447262855
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  • Copy supplied courtesy of Pan Macmillan and NetGalley
  • 3.5/5
A dysfunctional family of spoilt Manhattanites haul their physical and emotional baggage to an idyllic Spanish island for two weeks.

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Clean Sweep Challenge: Final Result

It’s now June. The days are longer, the sun is out (most of the time) and my hayfever is starting to *really* pee me off. But, it also means that May is long gone, and with it, the Clean Sweep Arc Challenge, so wonderfully co-hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Angela at Angela’s Anxious Life. In my sign up post here I said I was going to aim for 12 titles and get my NetGalley approval rating closer to 80%. Well, I almost got there.

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REVIEW: The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby

  • Publisher: Virago
  • Pages 288
  • Released: 5 June 2014

I’m a sucker for ‘Brand Kennedy’ – anything, be it fictional accounts such as Stephen King’s fabulous 11:22:63 or my shelf full of biographies telling all about life in ‘Camelot’ and I’m there. So when I was scrolling through NetGalley and a flash of pink caught my eye, I just knew it was Kennedy related, and clicked immediately. (Note to publishers: Power of a relevant cover right there.) I wasn’t disappointed as The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby is a true joy, mixing the fictional with the factual with an effortless ease, pulling you in from the first gut-wrenching chapter.

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