Monthly Updates

Stacking the Shelves: July

Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading RealityStacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. Each month I look at the books I’ve discovered and tell you what they’re about, where I found them, why I want to read them, what their shelf status is, how high of a priority they are, and finally what my rating prediction is.

I didn’t add any books to my TBR in June which is why there was no Stacking the Shelves post last month. Despite hardly reading anything in July, I still added two books to my ‘want to read’ list.

Serpentine by Philip Pullman

What: After the events of His Dark Materials, Lyra and Pan return to the North to visit an old friend.
Where: I can’t remember where I came across this – possibly a Waterstones e-mail?
Why: I’m a huge fan of His Dark Materials so I’ll read anything set in that world.
Status: Released in October 2020
Priority: Medium – I’m not desperate to read this but it’s short so it’ll likely get read sooner rather than later.
Prediction: 4 stars.

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff Vandermeer

What: Jonathan Lambshead inherits his eccentric grandfather’s mansion and finds clues to an alternative occult-ridden world.
Where: Again, not sure where I came across this one. An email newsletter of some kind, but I can’t remember from who.
Why: Borne is one of my favourite books I’ve read in recent years and I’m getting similar vibes with A Peculiar Peril so I’m excited to check it out.
Status: To buy.
Priority: High. I’m hesistant to start this in the midst of a reading slump because it’s pretty long but maybe it’s exactly what I need?
Prediction: 4 stars.

Do you have any of these on your TBR?
Or have you read any already?

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