Stacking the Shelves (16) Jan 2021 Fantasy Haul

Posted January 30, 2021 in Book Hauls / 3 Comments

stacking the shelves

Today I’m sharing the books I bought in January for Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Stack of books including The Colour of Magic, Teh Starless Sea, The Invisible Life of Adie LaRue, Fresh Ink and The Midnight Library

Printed Purchases

This week’s haul is mostly fantasy fiction that I bought using some gift cards I had for my birthday and Christmas. One of the gift cards was a National Book Token, and I wasn’t able to spend it on any of my usual book websites, so I ended up ordering from Blackwell’s. I was really impressed with the service and the books all came with beautiful bookmarks.

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, including this TikTok recommendation that totally sold it to me.
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I’ve followed @Matthaig1 on Twitter for ages and he seems like such a lovely, kind person. I’ve been excited to read his novel ever since he announced it.
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. This another book that has been recommended to me so many times that I finally gave in and order it. The synopsis and cover remind me of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, so I have high expectations.
  • Fresh Ink: An Anthology. The only non-fantasy book in this week’s haul. I’m on the hunt for short fiction that will keep my students engaged, and this YA anthology from thirteen diverse authors looks promising.
  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. Can you believe I’ve never read this before? I’ve seen so many Pratchett quotes around lately that it reminded me I really need to get into this series. It’s long overdue.

Kindle Freebies

I downloaded all of these for free from Amazon in the past week:


I’m looking forward to reading all of these and not really sure which to start first!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing any new books you are adding to your shelves, whether physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

over to you

Have you read any of these titles? What new books have you added to your shelves lately? Feel free to share the link to your Stacking the Shelves post in the comments and I will be sure to visit you!

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