Saturday, September 05, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (47)

I picked up four books from the library this week. I had intended to hold off borrowing any more books and do a little bit of catching up on the backlog of freebies that have been accumulating on my Kindle, but the books from the library were just more appealing. They run the gamut from familiar series to new authors; from the medieval times to the 2050s. I've already read one of these books and will be enjoying the others in the week to come.

From the library:

Book Cover: New York to Dallas by J D Robb I just cannot stay away from the In Death books. This is the first (and only so far) book in the series which doesn't contain the “In Death” phrase in the title, indicative of the major difference in this episode. When a child rapist escapes from prison, Eve returns to Dallas, the town that she was named for. She leaves behind her staff and the support team at NYPSD, but Roarke is right by her side. Although the series is set in the mid-21st century, it doesn't FEEL like the future. New York to Dallas promises to be an outstanding member of the In Death series.

Book Cover: The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters I will be returning to 12th century England when I start reading The Rose Rent, the 13th book in the Brother Cadfael mystery series. The Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is renting a widow's estate for a pittance—each year, she is to receive one white rose from a specific rose bush. When the young brother who was delivering the rose to her is found murdered and the rosebush is decimated, the property reverts to the widow. She's become especially attractive to a number of suitors who would like to manage her wealth. Just a short time later when the widow disappears, Brother Cadfael is off to find her and discover who murdered the young monk.

Book Cover: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli The Door in the Wall was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1950. It tells the story of young Robin, the son of a knight who is away fighting in Scotland. When his mother is ordered to attend to the queen, Robin is to be sent to serve as a page at the home of another knight. With the plague raging, Robin's escort fails to show up and he's left alone. Robin falls ill and is rescued by Brother Luke from the nearby hospice. As he recovers, he discovers that he's unable to walk. Robin learns to walk with crutches, and learns that although his future is not to grow up at a knight and soldier, there are many things that he can do. I chose this book to meet one of the categories in the Eclectic Reader Challenge—read a book published before you were born.

Book Cover: Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart On Friday morning, I received an e-mail from the library saying that they were holding a copy of Jade Dragon Mountain for me. It seems that I had submitted a request for the book, but right now I cannot remember exactly when I did so, nor where I heard of it. It's a brand new book, the first by author Elsa Hart, so I'm sure I saw a review online and was intrigued.

Li Du once was an imperial librarian, but now is in exile. Arriving in Dayan, a town on the border between China and Tibet, he finds that a Jesuit astronomer has been killed. Although the locals want to blame it on a random strike by Tibetan bandits, Li Du is convinced that someone deliberately murdered the priest. Now Li Du must decide whether to continue his journey of exile into Tibet or to remain in Dayan to investigate the death.


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How about you? Any new books? You're invited to tell us all about it by joining the fun at Stacking the Shelves. According to the reviewers at Tynga's Reviews who host the meme:

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


  1. Nice haul Elsi. I love Nora Roberts but I've never read any of the books she published under J.D. Robb. I really need to add those to my TBR. I think I'll see if my library has the first book in the series.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by IART :)

    1. I hope you enjoy the In Death series as much as I do. I'm getting almost everything from the library these days, including these books.

  2. So many books!! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

    1. I'm trying to be conservative and only get as many books as I can read before the due date! So far I've finished two of the four and I'm a couple of chapters into the third one.

  3. I have the first several book of the In Death series but still need to read them. The Door in the Wall sounds really good. Looks like I have an older treasure to go discover! Thanks! I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

    1. I've decided that I'm going to have a Newbery Medal challenge next year, reading as many of the award books as I can.