Filling the Shelf – 252

Posted by on May 15, 2017 12:08 am in Book talk | 8 comments

Welcome to Filling the Shelf, or as many of you know it, Mailbox Monday! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, click away! (but beware, visiting other mailboxes will probably add to your neverending wishlist!)

Good Monday readers!

It’s been a good week for reading, and I managed to finish reading quite a few things considering that my mom came to visit us this weekend. I was so happy to have her here for mother’s day! It’s been years since we spent it together. We had a very relaxing weekend, eating good food and doing a puzzle together, another thing we hadn’t done together for years. I loved it.


I also managed to post a sort-of review on Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie‘s two short non-fiction books on feminism. Both are absolute must read.

I also received some new books. Two new releases I had been waiting for a long time (Into the Water and A Court of Wings and Ruin) and two new audiobooks. I’ve been looking for an exciting new series to start since I completed Harry Potter, and Jodi Taylor and Rachel Aaron had been on my wishlist for long. They both have some really fun premises!


Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron (audio)


Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (audio) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

What books did you recently add to your shelves?



  1. So nice that you had time with your mother! I haven’t done a puzzle in maybe 10 years, except for little ones with the grandkids. I do like them.
    Nice Dragons Finish Last has been on my Audible wish list for a while. I found the Jodi Thomas series to be lots of fun on Audible.
    I hope you enjoy all of your books.
    Happy Reading!

  2. My mom and I love to do jigsaw puzzles together.

    Into the Water didn’t work for me – I hope you like it more than I did.

  3. I’m glad you got to spend time with your mom. I love doing jigsaw puzzles too. All 4 of your new books look great. Just One Damned Thing After Another caught my eye. Enjoy your new books.

  4. I received Human Acts, by Han Kang. But I’m a littl ebehind with my reading so probably won’t get to it for at least a week. I need to stop procrastinating with ACOTAR!!! Just One Damned Thing After Another sounds good! Looking forward to you review 🙂

  5. So nice to have your mother there and to spend time with her. Looks like a difficult puzzle, though. 🙂

    ENJOY your books. I have seen INTO THE WATER on a lot of blogs. I hope you and everyone enjoys it.

    Have a good week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. Your time with your mom sounded so nice. Makes me want to start a jigsaw puzzle I bought a while ago. Think I’ll do that! Enjoy your reading this week!

  7. How great that you and your mom could spend the day together. I’m having lunch with my daughter today…and the other kids, who live far away, texted me. LOL.

    Enjoy your books…I have Into the Water, and hope to start reading it soon.


  8. Enjoy your new books. Happy reading

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