Stacking the Shelves (18): Roald Dahl classics, sci-fi stories and a contemporary drama

Posted February 13, 2021 in Book Hauls / 10 Comments

stacking the shelves

Today I’m sharing the books I bought, acquired or borrowed this week for Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.


I bought My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates because it was chosen for my work book club. It’s a contemporary drama that sounds like it will be far out of my comfort zone. I’m interested to see what I’ll make of it.

My Life as a Rat

Gifts & Giveaways

I went through an old box of books from my husband’s childhood and discovered some Roald Dahl classics to add to our collection. I claimed a pristine copy of The BFG (mine is worn and battered), James and the Giant Peach, Danny Champion of the World, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Going Solo, Dahl’s autobiography. I’m looking forward to reading a few of these with my daughter.

I also downloaded The Future Collection by Beth Revis using a free coupon from her email newsletter. It features 6 sci-fi short stories, which sound interesting.

The Future Collection

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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10 responses to “Stacking the Shelves (18): Roald Dahl classics, sci-fi stories and a contemporary drama

  1. I haven’t read any of those. I recently added some freebies to my virtual shelf on Book Funnel – A Novel Crime by A.C.F Bookens, Out of Options by Dianne Ascroft, and Robbery at the Roller Derby by Ellen Jacobson–all three are novellas so maybe I’ll read them on an upcoming weekend!

  2. Yea to the Roald Dahl finds! Always good to see his work on the shelves. And old and battered copies means it was much loved and well read. Keep it.

    I haven’t read My life as a rat and never heard of it either. Keep us updated!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Elza Reads

    • True. I love old, battered books. I wasn’t really a fan of My Life as a Rat. The writing was good but the subject matter was too depressing. I’ll get around to posting a full review soon.

    • Oh, we love Matilda here too. My daughter is only five but we’ve been working our way through his books. We’ve read Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Magic Finger, The BFG, The Witches and James and the Giant Peach so far.

  3. Iza

    Roald Dahl, sci-fi stories and Joyce Carol Oates ! The one good thing (or bad, depending on your politics) with Joyce Carol Oates is that you never know what type of story/writing you’ll find in her books. Enjoy 😉

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