Stacking the Shelves #19


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

In this meme, I take the opportunity to share what books i’ve bought, won or received for review. Click on the book cover to go to Goodreads and find out more information.

For review:  

I absolutely love the television series, Call the Midwife and have been eagerly awaiting a review copy of the book that inspired the series. Ideally, i’d have liked to read the book before watching the series but I got hooked from episode one and couldn’t stop there. The show has aroused some lively discussions at work and I enjoy hearing the tales of fellow colleagues who formerly worked as midwives. Can’t wait to read this one!

Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s.

Synopsis: Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London’s East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying.

I also received the film-tie in novel of Life of Pi by Yann Martel. With the movie coming out soon, i thought it would be a great opportunity to read the book i’ve heard so much about.

Life of Pi

Synopsis: After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

Upcoming reviews for the blog:

The Great Deception by Joy Chambers (historical)

Small Town Storm by Elise K. Ackers (RomSus)

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (YA)

Caroline and the Captain by Maggie Andersen (Short Story- historical)

So, that’s me for the week. What books have you added to your shelves this week?


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